Primary through Year 6
has Ebooks and audiobooks for children 5 to 14 years old, free
The ebooks and audiobooks are free. The company guarantees that you'll be able to open these on the device of your choice.
Learning resource for all ages
Khan Academy offers free practice exercises, instructional videos, for learning outside of the classroom. There are math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The math missions guide learners from kindergarten / Year 1 to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps.
Khan Academy has partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Videos, quizzes, and practice problems on all topics. Teachers can set up classes and monitor students’ progress as they complete tasks. Students can work towards earning digital badges. https://www.khanacademy.org/
ACS has lots of educator resources. Their K-5 lesson plans are listed on the link below. While these are meant to be done in class, there are lots of good videos and animations that teachers can pull from those lessons and use to deliver content (without having to re-invent the wheel). For example, the kindergarten lesson on, “What makes it rain?” has the following interactive: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/k-8/inquiryinaction/kindergarten/rain.html
Full K-5 Lessons:
ACS also has a site for parents and kids to play science-themed games, look at the science of every day stuff, etc. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/adventures-in-chemistry.html
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The National Science Teachers Association
Check out the interactive eBooks…
The National Science Teachers Association is offering a free 30-day membership, providing access to more than 12’000 digital professional learning resources and tools.
Simply create an account here and start developing your own personalized digital learning experience.
Check out the online resources NSTA has available, including Interactive eBooks+, web seminars, and free book chapters. Or take advantage of NSTA’s new lesson plans on the coronavirus for secondary and elementary students.
Find science and math activities on the web.
Find handpicked activities from science museums, public television stations, universities, and other educational organizations. All activities are available to anyone, free of charge. Start searching now and filter by age, material costs, and learning time to find exactly what you need for your class, educational program, or family
For Middle School and Secondary School teachers.
Don’t miss this opportunity, available through March 31, 2020:
A rich, resource for teachers and students. The videos are short, easy to follow. For example, on Chemistry for Colors:
“This video explores the fascinating and innovative scientific advancements of paint. Students will learn how the molecular components in paint are helping to evolve in the world around them. Futuristic paint is capable of replacing light switches, conducting electricity, and regulating temperature amongst other things!”
These on-line modules are not specifically designed for remote online teaching and are more college-oriented, but the modules are NGSS-aligned and have been successfully adapted to secondary classes. As all the resources are digital, they lend themselves to adaption to online as well.
National geographic also has earth science resources—include face-to-face lessons but also online resources.
Online teaching resources and also answer keys upon request! Check out Precipitation Education https://pmm.nasa.gov/education/.
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life
Paleontological Research Institution
The NSF-supported Digital Atlas of Ancient Life project at the Paleontological Research Institution has created an online Virtual Collection of interactive, web-friendly 3D models of over 520 fossil and modern specimens from PRI’s collections that might be useful as you make plans to take your courses online. The Virtual Collection can be freely accessed at: https://www.digitalatlasofancientlife.org/vc/
Each Virtual Collection page is arranged taxonomically and nearly all major macrofossil groups are represented (invertebrates, vertebrates, plants, and trace fossils). Additional overview can be found at: https://www.priweb.org/blog-post/virtual-collections-on-the-digital-atlas-of-ancient-life
To help you get started with using the Virtual Collection, there is a a user guide (w/videos) that can be accessed at: https://www.digitalatlasofancientlife.org/vc/userguide/
New York Times: Dangerous Numbers? Teaching About Data and Statistics Using the Coronavirus Outbreak
In this guest lesson, the math teacher Patrick Honner helps students practice looking critically at data in the news.
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Creative and relaxing fun activities
From the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada https://www.rom.on.ca/en/learn/activities/classroom/hieroglyphs
Children in grades 3 to 12 can learn to write their names in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, in this step-by-step guide from the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada.
A good story sounds even better when it's read in microgravity. Story Time from Space sends children's books to the International Space Station (ISS), where the books are read on video by astronauts as they orbit hundreds of miles above Earth.
Take a virtual field trip! More than 2,500 museums around the world have made their collections accessible online through Google Arts and Culture;