"The assessment items on this website are the result of more than a decade of research and development by Project 2061, a long-term science education reform initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Here you will find free access to more than 600 items. The items:
* Are appropriate for middle and early high school students.
* Test student understanding in the earth, life, physical sciences, and the nature of science.
* Test for common misconceptions as well as correct ideas."
Deepen students learning by incorporating a cross-curricular approach to addressing this pathway, including math, the language arts, the social studies, technology, engineering, and the arts.
Through hands-on, inquiry based learning, students will use high level thinking an problem solving skills to develop their understanding of natural systems in their community, including but not limited to:
biomes,ecosystems, habitats, and niches
habitat needs of plant and animal species
soil and water science
earth systems thinking/interconnectedness
food chains and webs, predator/prey relationships, and other social systems within ecosystems
a variety of plant and animal species, including threatened and endangered species
human impact on wild places and wildlife
he AAPT ComPADRE Digital Library is a network of free online resource collections supporting faculty, students, and teachers in Physics and Astronomy Education.
Each of our collections contain materials designed for a specific group or course. Browse below to find a collection right for you.
SCS Middle School Science is a new, inquiry-based multidisciplinary science program funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute for Education Sciences, and available from BSCS. The program comprises four units: Earth/Space Science, Life Science, Physical Science, and Science and Society. Designed with maximum flexibility, each unit within the program can be used as a stand-alone to fit the needs of the classroom.
The curriculum is available online only and is free for classroom use to teachers who agree to provide usability data and complete student pre-tests and post-tests.
The following resources were developed for classroom use by high school biology teachers who participated in MCB-HHMI Outreach's Summer 2009 "Experimental Biology and Multimedia Workshop". This year's topic was "Physiology".
Keep in mind that lesson formats vary greatly because each was developed with a particular classroom in mind. All lessons align with state and national science standards as described within the lesson or in an accompanying file.
OBIS is an outdoor program that offers young people fun and challenging opportunities to investigate ecological relationships in their local environment.
The 97 OBIS activities, which take youngsters outdoors to investigate biology and to increase their environmental awareness can be used together or individually.
Facing the Future resources include:
Curriculum resources on global issues and sustainable solutions, including student textbooks, teacher lesson plans, and thematic units that contain both lessons and student readings
Action and service learning information and opportunities