There are so many science teaching resources that it can be overwhelming to locate useful resources. As beginning teachers, it is important to embrace available technologies that aid in collaboration and resource sharing. Provincial School Districts and myVTC (through the NLTA) promote collaboration and resource sharing for practicing K-12 teachers. It is highly recommended that you utilize and contribute to these resources once you start teaching.
The resources below are just a sample of the diverse array of science education resources that are available online. You are encouraged to build your own collection of science education resources and share any resources that you have found particularly useful in your science teaching thus far.
Provincial Department of Education Science Resources (K-12)
Some of the links below will require you to search for Science Education documents when you enter those sites.
Links for K-12 Science Resources
BBC School Science provides a variety of science resources categorized by age
Bill Beaty's Page (K-12 Science Ed Resources)
Biology Corner contains lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and information on science topics.
Biology4Kids contains basic biology information for learners of all ages
Centre for Math, Science & Technology Education - K-12 Science, Math and technology Resources (University of Alberta)
Chem 13 News is an informal monthly journal published by the University of Waterloo for high school and introductory chemistry instructors
Chem4Kids contains basic chemistry information for learners of all ages
Council of the Ministers of Education - Science-related websites
CurioCity - An interactive site for Science and Technology
Discovery Education - Look at the free teacher resources section
Do Try This at Home - Cool video series found on YouTube
Janet McVittie's Science Education page contains science teaching resources for K-12 science and post-secondary science methods courses (USask)
MERLOT-Multimedia Education Resources for Learning and Online Teaching
National Geographic Education provides customized resources for teachers, informal educators, parents and kids
National Science Digital Library has links to science, technology, engineering, and math resources for K-12 teachers, faculty, students and informal learners.
National Science Resources Centre - Smithsonian Institute
Performance Assessment Links in Science (PALS) provides a number of performance-based assessment tasks categorized by grade level
PBS Teachers contains classroom and professional development resources categorized by grade level
Phet provides a series of fun, interactive physical simulations for students of all ages (University of Colorado-Boulder)
Physics4Kids contains basic physics information for learners of all ages
ScienceNet Links (AAAS) contains lesson plans for all K-12 science disciplines
Science Teacher Resources at Blogspot is a blog where science teacher resources can be posted. It contains some animations and other interactive simulations
SmartExchange beta lets you share Smartboard lesson plans and communicate with other teachers
Teacher Vision includes a vast array of teacher resources for virtually any discipline
Teach-nology Science Lesson Plans contains a variety of free and easy to use resources for K-12 teachers for all discipline
These organizations do require a membership, but they contain science education resources that can be accessed for free.
Classroom 2.0 - Join a community for Web 2.0 and social media educators