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Holiday Lectures on Science

The Holiday Lectures on Science series brings current research into the science classroom, helping to bridge the gap between textbook curriculum and exciting new research developments.

Classrooms with a Cause

Classrooms with a Cause allows students to reflect on what they have learned in the classroom, and then challenges them to apply their knowledge to address a cause – an issue important to them and to their community. Classrooms with a Cause:


Improving Science Literacy & Getting Started with STEM Is Easy with a Sally Ride Site License

Help improve science literacy, support Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, and help students make connections between STEM lessons and STEM careers with the Sally Ride Site License.

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Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program

The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program (JDS) is a dynamic arts and science curriculum that teaches wetlands and waterfowl conservation to students in kindergarten through high school. The program incorporates scientific and wildlife management principles into a visual arts curriculum, with participants completing a JDS design as their visual “term paper."

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BioEd Online

Welcome to BioEd Online, the online educational resource for educators, students, and parents. BioEd Online utilizes state-of-the-art technology to give you instant access to reliable, cutting-edge information and educational tools for biology and related subjects. Our goal is to provide useful, accurate, and current information and materials that build upon and enhance the skills and knowledge of science educators.

Weather Wiz Kids®

Welcome to Weather Wiz Kids®! Meteorologist Crystal Wicker designed this website especially for kids to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to give them the right tools to explain the different types of weather to children. The website includes instructions to a number of simple weather-related experiments students can do at home or in the classroom.

Autodesk's Design for the Future Us

Introduce your students to the world of design with Autodesk’s Design the Future program, which offers free* Autodesk software, curricula aligned to Common Core standards, and training and certification.  California secondary schools are eligible to access up to 125 software licenses with three years of access to products that are widely used by leading designers, engineers, and architects, including Autodesk® Inventor®, 3ds Max®, Revit®, and Maya® and more.

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HP Catalyst Academy

Visit the HP Catalyst Academy for free, online mini courses to help educators, and professionals develop STEM curriculum. The HP Catalyst Academy also offers learning platforms from selected institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, University of Southern California, News Media Consortium, and more.

To learn more about the HP Catalyst Academy, click here. 

Backyard Mystery: Afterschool Biology Cirriculum

Backyard Mystery is a free set of biology lessons designed by the University of California, Berkeley for students grades 5-7.  The curriculum features four different backyard mysteries where students have to identify and figure out what the problem causing pathogen is.

To learn more about Backyard Mystery, or get it for free, click here.

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Teachers TryScience

Teachers TryScience is a website that provides free lessons, teaching strategies, and resources for teachers, created by a collaboration between the New York Hall of Science,, and IBM. Teachers TryScience is designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and also provides social networking tools to enable educators to comment on and rate the lessons and professional development plans, as well as, submit their own teaching materials.