Science and Math Resources for Teachers
Kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers are responsible for teaching kids many of the fundamental basic concepts necessary for success in science and math. These teachers provide the foundation for kids who go on to college and pursue technical careers of all sorts. Since we are a society dependent on technology in every way, it is vitally important that kids get this type of foundation. The following resources provide aids for science and math teachers to help kids learn the basics they need to succeed.
- General Science Education: A great collection of science news sites, government resources, and more from the University of Mary Washington.
- Physical Science Hotlist: A collection of links to sites about chemistry education, physics, optics, and resources for teachers in the physical science field.
- Matter: A resource for elementary students and teachers learning about the different types of matter. Provides great lesson plans.
- Reactions and Interactions: Explanation of chemical reactions and how atoms bond.
- Force and Motion: A great outline on the laws of motion and velocity.
- Energy: Describes the different types of energy and the difference between kinetic and potential energy.
- Earth Sciences: Listing of earth science websites with topics ranging from weather to geology.
- Astronomy: Some great ways to explain the size and nature of the sky and universe to young students.
- Geology: Detailed site that outlines fossils, rocks, and the history of the Earth's surface.
- Oceanography: Provides exercises to help students better understand physical oceanography.
- Meteorology: Great classroom activities for understanding all aspects of meteorology, including precipitation, hurricanes, and fronts.
- Life Sciences: Glossary of life science terms, from abaxial to zygote.
- Living Things: Provides an outline of the classification of organisms.
- Genetics: Outlines the basics of genetics and heredity, and also tackles interesting subjects such as stem cell research and cloning.
- Cells: Great description of the makeup of cells, including a diagram of parts of a cell.
- Evolution: The history of evolutionary thought and an overview of the concepts behind evolution and genetics.
- Ecosystems: A page for students and teachers about the role of organisms in ecosystems, the food cycle, the water cycle, the carbon cycle, etc.
- General Mathematics: Listing of general mathematics resources and activities.
- Functions: Explanation of real functions used in calculus; also provides links to tutorials and texts on functions.
- Algebra: A fantastic algebra review, covering everything from exponents to second degree curves.
- Statistics: An online class in basic statistics that is both comprehensive and easy to understand.
- Measurement: Information about the major forms of measurement - length, mass, temperature, time, and volume.
- Symbol Scanners: Symbol scanners use unique mathematical algorithms to read symbols and characters.
- Discrete Mathematics: A helpful introduction to discrete math and what it encompasses.
- Logic/Language: Logic as it relates to mathematics, reasoning and decidability.