Free Stuff for Science Teachers

Here is the full list of links to free resources for science teachers online.
190 Resources and growing!!!

New Items:
Tik Liem's book, Invitations to Science Inquiry. This is a great book (although not really inquiry), I can't believe that they made it available for free. It is almost 500 pages of demonstrations and discrepant events!
Book: Essential Elements of Effective Science Instruction for English Learners by Fred Dobb
50 Free Biotechnology and genetics videos for streaming or download from Virginia Commonwealth University
Free Environmental Education Units compatible with California standards: Grade 2: Rocks and Minerals, Grade 2: Ecosystems, Grade 5: Water Cycle, more to come soon.
Free e-newsletter for elementary principals to support science, "Scientific Principals"
Evolution DVDs, animations, lesson plans, teachers guide from HHMI
Nova "Absolute Zero" series, part two coming soon.
Hundreds of cool high speed videos like a "whoopee cushion" and a balloon filled with syrup popped by a dart.
Free "The Chemistry Educator" journal for chemistry teachers and professors
3-D modelling of DNA software full version
Space and astronomy-related games for kids of a variety of ages from NASA
Videos of teachers using research-based strategies with English Learners in the classroom (some science) through Project CONNECT
Free science lab activities for use with Vernier probes
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science "5E" Lesson Plans from The Copernicus Project at UC Riverside
Physics Coloring Book from APS
ESPN science of sports videos

Free Science Podcasts:
Science Misconception Podcast by Michael Horton
60-Second science podcast gives a 1-minute story each day on a variety of subjects. Perfect as a sponge activity.
60-Second psych podcast gives 1-minutes stories of brain and behavior research.
The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast hosted by Dr. Steven Novella covers topics of pseudoscience, UFOs, aliens, and homeopathy. Very funny cast, often inappropriate language for students but great for teachers.
The Naked Scientists podcast. The title sounds bad, but this is a great podcast always appropriate for students and teachers. Has a segment called "Kitchen Science" each episode with simple-to-do experiments (archived online).
Science podcasts dealing with a variety of issues particularly interesting to new science teachers.
Science Inquirer Summer Edition had a list of over a dozen free podcasts from the BBC, Popular Science, Science Magazine, and more.
MicrobeWorld Radio, Microbiology podcast 90 seconds per day

Free posters:
Mineral Information Institute
Optics and Photonics posters: indluding nanotechnology, LASERs, and energy
Periodic Table
APS Careers in Physiology brochure, email a request for up to 300 copies to education@the-aps.org
Tufts University: Human Genome, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Layers of the Earth, etc.
Earth/Mars Comparison (NASA)
USGS Water Education
Anti-Tobacco
Importance of eating “green” foods
Forest Life
Air, Water, Land, and Ice
Hazardous Waste
Solar Poster and Spectroscope
NASA/JPL Resource Center or call 909.397.4420
IRIS Seismology Poster
Business posters, many of which apply to education. Download and print.
Forest Foundation posters, bookmarks, lessons, and other information.
How to get into college posters from California State University Chancellor (download the poster here)
Sun-Earth Day (March 21st) posters, flyer, kits, bookmarks, banners, etc.
Physics posters including an Einstein mosaic and physicscentral.
Women in Science posters and videos.

Free Email Listservs:
Middle School Science email listserv
Biology
Chemistry
High School Chemistry
Physics
Earth Science
Ocean Science

Free foldables:
Volcano, earthquake fault, and fossils
Dinosaurs

Free bookmarks and coloring books:
Physics coloring book for kids, downloadable
Animal bookmarks

Free Kits:
Free Plastics Chemistry labs and materials kit from American Chemistry Council
Science and Our Food Supply
Physics Competition Kits (requests for 2007 competition will begin in late spring)
Kit to teach atmospheric science (ozone layer, CFCs, and aeorsol products) from CAPCO

Free Videos:
Videos of teachers using research-based strategies with English Learners in the classroom (some science) through Project CONNECT
50 Free Biotechnology and genetics videos for streaming or download from Virginia Commonwealth University
Evolution DVDs, animations, lesson plans, teachers guide from HHMI
Nova "Absolute Zero" series, part two coming soon.
Hundreds of cool high speed videos like a "whoopee cushion" and a balloon filled with syrup popped by a dart.
Free DVD "Watershed Wonders" about pollution and the watershed
Free ocean science video clips from BlueWorldTV
Free science videos, YouTube, TeacherTube, and ScienceHack (Note, some videos are unsafe and inappropriate for the classroom. Screen all videos before showing. TeacherTube and ScienceHack are filtered for content but not safety.)
Free Videos on: The nature of science, critical thinking, biodiversity, and bald eagle habitats.
Earth Science videos
Free math and science videos from The Futures Channel
ESPN science of sports videos
Great Chemistry Demo Video Clips from JCE's Chemistry Comes Alive
Free biology DVDs (cloning, bioengineering, RNA, etc.) from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Teaching English Learners videos including Assessment, Differentiation, Accessing the Textbook, etc.
Optics and Light videos including: Optics: Light at work and Careers in Optics
Women in Science videos and posters
Einstein's Miracle Year video streamed.
300 Newton's Apple video clips and project ideas
Webcast of "Teaching Science: How to Really Give Universal Access to English Learners," on Thursday, November 30 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time by Wested.
Lots of high quality content and pedagogy streaming videos for teachers
Videos for teaching evolution for students and teachers from WGBH
Chemistry demonstration videos from JCE's "Chemistry Comes Alive" CDs
Quicktime videos to accompany labs and demos
DVDs on evolution, RNA, fat, hypertension, and virtual labs
“It’s a Wild Ride”: Science and Math of roller coasters
Chemistry Demonstration videos
Watershed Wonders DVD free to 1,000 California schools
John Stossel clips about educational issues from 20/20
Video of a cow eye dissection and instructions how to do one yourself
Hawaiin Volcano time-lapse videos from USGS
A Tour of the Cryosphere download video or free DVD from NASA

Free Physics Videos:
Super Slow Motion Video clips
RIT LivePhysics Videos
Rutgers Physics Quicktime Movies
Doane Physics Quicktime Movies
Vidshell Video Clips
Video Analysis on the Web (includes built-in video analysis for ANY video clip online)
Animations on a variety of physics topics

Free Inquiry Videos:
Learning Science Through Inquiry (K-8)
Minds of Our Own (K-12)
Private Universe (5-12)
Private Universe Project in Science (K-12)
Science IMAGES (K-8)
Science K-6: Investigating Classrooms
The Science of Teaching Science (K-8)
Teaching High School Science through Inquiry

Free Lessons, Labs, and Demos:
Free Environmental Education Units compatible with California standards: Grade 2: Rocks and Minerals, Grade 2: Ecosystems, Grade 5: Water Cycle, more to come soon.
Science with Toys activities from TerrificScience
Free science lab activities for use with Vernier probes
Free Chemistry lesson plans
Free Chemistry Lesson plans, labs, PowerPoints, and demonstrations
Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science "5E" Lesson Plans from The Copernicus Project at UC Riverside
Energy, Efficiency, and Renewable energy lessons and activities from USDOE Dept. of Energy.
Life Science Games, Career Information, and Lesson Plans from BioworksU
Physics lessons, labs, and activities
Free science lesson plans aligned with California content standards
Physics lab instructions and worksheets from Arbor Scientific. Most can be done with simple equipment, otherwise links to purchase materials are given.
The Zula Patrol science and astronomy outreach materials: email Andrea Tompkins, atompkins@zula.com
175 (and counting) free science powerpoints, lessons, labs, and games submitted by teachers
Lessons using real arctic ice core data to draw conclusions about climate
1.5 million digital resources, NSDL
Free Schoolyard Geology lessons
Kitchen chemistry experiments (virtual and real) from pbskids
Countertop Chemistry experiments from North Carolina State
Food Science activities and videos from Discovery Education and IFT.
Geology teaching resources from geology.com
Labs and Activities
Graph Paper
Search engines to make free NASA materials easier to find (1) (2)
NIH Lessons and Curriculum (Life Sciences)
Earth Science Lesson Plans
Inquiry Lab on Acids and Bases, but a very good format for any inquiry lab.
Earth day lessons and environmental science activities. See Earth Day Science Symposium for 7-day lesson plan.
Genomics Analogy Model for Educators: genetics and genomics lessons and activities.
Wyland Ocean Challenge, "Clean Water for the 21st Century": lesson plans grades K-3 and 4-6
Science and Our Food Supply, food safety lesson plans
Ocean Science Curriculum from NOAA
Ocean Science lessons and labs, on the bridge
Free lessons and Action Research from veteran teachers
Thousands of worksheets

Free Books, Newsletters, and Magazines:
My Science Inquirer Newsletter with calendar of events, teacher opportunities, and cover articles on a variety of subjects
Book: Essential Elements of Effective Science Instruction for English Learners by Fred Dobb
Free e-newsletter for elementary principals to support science, "Scientific Principals"
Free "The Chemistry Educator" journal for chemistry teachers and professors
Free book with hundreds of ideas for science activities for elemenatry teachers
"Cool Stuff" eNewsletter from Arbor Scientific including links to archives of past newsletters
Physics Coloring Book from APS
Universe in the Classroom electronic newsletter on astronomy and the universe
How Students Learn: Science in the classroom (click on the controls to advance the pages)
America's Lab Report: Investigations in High School Science (click on the controls to advance the pages)
Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8 (click on the controls to advance the pages)
Inquiry: Thoughts, Views and Strategies for the K-5 Classroom
Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards
Fossils, Rocks, and Dinosaurs
Labs and Demos
Survival Guide for New Teachers
Essential Elements of Effective Science Instruction for English Learners
Free Science books for early readers (just pay shipping)
Free "Green Teacher" magazine online edition available until July 1st, 2007

Free Computer Stuff:
Free science games, projects and activities at NASA Space Place
3-D modelling of DNA software full version
Random student number selector: unkstudents.swf by Mike Horton
Life Science Games, Career Information, and Lesson Plans from BioworksU
Space and astronomy-related games for kids of a variety of ages from NASA
Virtual Prehistoric Sea Monsters fossil dig from National Geographic
Free teacher tools for the computer like a countdown timer, random name selector, and word counter from Harmony Hollow.
DNA Microarray applet with background on genomics and gene expression
Chemistry computer games
Applet on "How and when a fetus' gender is determined".
Word plugin to format chemical equations with one click! Subscripts, superscripts, arrows, scientific notation with one click!
Widgets- Widgets are little free programs like clocks, timers, calculators, viewers for museum web cams, weather tracker, photo slideshow viewer, etc. that you can download and install. You have to install a small program to run them and then you can download thousands of them for free. Just be sure to uncheck "install Yahoo toolbar" when you're installing and you won't get any advertisements.
Earth Science applets
Printable Protractors
Printable Rulers
Printable Graph Paper
Free Graph Creation online software for students without Excel at home
Science applets for elementary students with quizzes and virtual labs.
Copyright-free images for use in PowerPoints, lessons, etc.
Online Stopwatch
Excellent Physics Applets on Light, Mechanics, Waves, Optics, Electricity, and more.
Biology illustrations and animations, biologyinmotion.com
Fruit fly genetics applet
Virtual Genetics Lab software
Interactive animated science lessons from e-learning for kids
Physics applet to teach velocity and acceleration vectors.
Software to teach about global warming, El Nino, ozone hole, and Amazon River
Rocket designer tests center of gravity and center of pressure for different designs.
Virtual Geology Labs
Virtual Chemistry labs
Chemistry simulations, labs, assignments
Interactive virtual field trips through Yellowstone National Park
Bugscope, a remotely-controlled microscope to view bugs with lesson plans.
Curriki.org is a storage place for online tutorials, lessons, and other computer resources to be used in class.
Free cliparts are available from GTCO Calcomp for use in PowerPoints, etc.
Earth Science images and cliparts.
Free Pictures, Videos, and resources in a variety of subject areas.
PowerPoint presentations on science careers
Audio answers to science questions that stump us from NPR's Science Out of the Box.
Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science applets.

Free Lists of Free Stuff:
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) is a list of over 400 free resources for teachers.

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