of Women Engineers Lesson Plans
Follow the links and learn about biomedical, civil,
chemical, mechanical, electrical, materials, general,
and aerospace engineering! Each lesson contains hands-on
or interactive activities as well as explanations of
the science and engineering.
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Lesson Plans
IEEE has developed lesson plans
that teachers can use in their classrooms. Each lesson
is tied to educational standards and includes teacher
summaries, student worksheets, and activities.
Online Science Projects
The Center for Innovation in Engineering
and Science Education provides a number
of lesson plans for teachers.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers provides
classroom materials on the "magic" of engineering.
The Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
provides accessible mathematics and science materials.
A High-Tech Look at Lewis and Clark
This Web site allows students to retrace explorers’
steps using satellite imagery and interactive maps.
Join in the Search for SOHO’s 1,000th
A new contest is challenging NASA Web visitors to
guess which day and at what time the Solar and Heliospheric
Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft will find its 1,000th
The NASA SciFiles
Apply the methods of science while solving real-world
This site establishes a “connection” between
the mathematics, science, and technology concepts
taught in the classroom and the mathematics, science,
and technology used every day by NASA researchers.
NASA Kids Science News Network
This program uses the Web, animation, and video to
introduce science, technology, engineering, math,
and NASA concepts.
This section provides
materials that can be used in the classroom to interest
students in science and mathematics.
Literacy Standards (ITEA)
Publications on technology for all Americans from
the International Technology Education Association.
This series of professional publications is based
on Standards for Technological Literacy: Content
for the Study of Technology (ITEA, 2000) and is
designed for developing contemporary, standards-based
K–12 technology education programs.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Teacher
California Engineering & Technology Alliance
engineering/technology curriculum for high schools.
A World in
Motion Curriculum (SAE)
The A World In Motion (AWIM) program was developed to interest elementary and middle school students
in math and science right at the time they normally
turn away from these areas. AWIM
programs are fun. Children enjoy the hands-on activities
and teachers value the program's interdisciplinary
curriculum supplements in which math, science, engineering,
and social studies are all integrated into one unit
Tip the Scales
U.S. Mint Activity for K–1
Using coins as the standard of measure, students
will estimate and check weights of classroom objects.
Discoveries U.S. Mint Activity for 4–6
Students learn the importance of selected discoveries.
Students are asked to research the history and impact
of historical discoveries, using this information
to compare and contrast the two. Based on the Florida
Industries: U.S. Mint Activity for 4–6
Students will explain the effect of temperature
and climate, physical features, and economic resources
on industries in the United States. Based on the Michigan
Senses: U.S. Mint Activity for K–1
Students will read an age-appropriate text to
learn about the woman featured on Alabama's quarter,
Helen Keller. They will also conduct a science exploration
of the five senses.
Pioneers in Space: U.S. Mint Activity for K–1
Students will learn the meaning
of the word "pioneer" and will be introduced
to some aviation pioneers who came from Ohio. The
students will also preview and listen to an age-appropriate
text relating to the design of the Ohio quarter reverse.
Flying High in Ohio: U.S. Mint Activity for 2–3
Students will use a graphic organizer to explore
the similarities and differences between two sets
of "aviation pioneers." Students will also
read age-appropriate texts related to the design of
the Ohio state quarter.
A Biome to Call Home: U.S. Mint Activity for 4–6
Students will research, present and compare information
about the features of seven biomes that exist in the
United States. Based on the Arkansas quarter.
National Institutes of Health Science Curriculum Supplements
The NIH Curriculum Supplement Series provides classroom activities
that feature cutting-edge science research discoveries
from the National Institutes of Health, one of the
world's foremost medical research centers.
Human Genome Project Education Resources
U.S. Human Genome Project
(HGP) Resources for educators and students.
Perception Is Not Always Reality or Recognizing Illusions in Nature
Provides classroom activities based on optical
Environmental Protection Agency Acid Rain Sourcebook
Acid rain is a serious environmental
problem that affects large parts of the U.S. and Canada.
This section of the Web site provides information
about acid rain's causes and effects, how we measure
acid rain, and what is being done to solve the problem.
PBS Math Resources Page
Find 3,000+ free lesson plans and activities!
PBS Science Resources Page
Find 3,000+ free lesson plans and
Coining Scientific Discoveries: Middle School Activity Using U.S.
Using this classroom activity, teachers
can explain the objectives of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition and the relationship of those objectives
to the designs of the Westward Journey Nickel Series.
The Change of A River: High School Science Activity Using U.S.
Students will describe the effect
of changes in the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere,
and lithosphere on the Missouri River over the past
National Science Center Teacher Tools for Science
The National Science Center in Augusta, Georgia,
provides explorations in 11 science topics: magnetism,
mathematics, motion, sound, science soup, wave phenomena,
light, energy, electricity, air pressure/fluids, and
from Lawrence Livermore Lab
The MegaMath project is intended
to bring unusual and important mathematical ideas
to elementary school classrooms so that young people
and their teachers can think about them together.
NASSMC Briefing Series
The National Association of State Science and Mathematics
Coalitions provides a briefing service that is an
Internet-based information resource, providing brief,
timely, crisply formatted summaries of important mathematics,
science, and technology education (MSTE) issues addressed
in the national press.
Engineering Resource Center
The American Society for Engineer Education has
numerous resources for teachers and students.
A Web site from the
National Science Digital Library where
students and teachers can ask questions about education,
science, mathematics, social science, health, technology,
and other subject areas.
E Week Teachers
of Award-Winning Science Web Sites
February 20–26, 2005, will mark the
54th annual celebration of National Engineers Week.
Planners offer two hands-on activities for your classroom, three
new bilingual bookmarks, and much more.
Forty-five award-winning Web site resources covering
a wide range of subject areas.
Resources for teachers and mathematics educators,
including lessons, interactive tools, and reviewed
Web resources organized by grade ranges and standards.
Classroom videos for teachers to view, analyze, and
reflect on instructional practices in the teaching
of mathematics along with lessons and questions to
guide teacher reflection.
Problem Solving Project (TJHSST)
How to run an open-ended problem-solving project.
AgroWorld—Science, Technology, and
The USDA’s AG in the Classroom program has developed
this bi-monthly e-zine for secondary educators and
their students. Each issue features current events,
classroom resources, activities, and grant opportunities
that enhance standards based on science, applied technology,
and social studies curricula.
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a nonprofit
resource center for those exploring career paths in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
OPPORTUNITIES, CONFERENCES, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
National Science Teachers Association
A one-stop shop where all teachers of science can
find professional development opportunities; information
on awards, grants, and competitions, new titles from
NSTA Press; great classroom resources, and more.
The Infinity Project: Engineering Curriculum,
your students learn how engineering is transforming
their everyday lives. The Infinity Project can help
you do it quickly, simply, and cost-effectively.
A World in Motion Curriculum (SAE)
Center for Technology Literacy's (CTL) primary goal
is to develop and disseminate innovative curriculum
resources for technology educators.
The A World In Motion (AWIM) program was developed for elementary and middle school students to pique
their interest in math and science right at the time
they normally turn away from these areas. AWIM
programs are fun. Children enjoy the hands-on activities
and teachers value the program's interdisciplinary curriculum
supplements in which math, science, engineering, and
social studies are all integrated into one unit plan.
Articles from Southwest Consortium for
the Improvement of Math and Science Teaching
These publications link issues in mathematics
and science education to instructional ideas and resources.
Space Explorers, Inc. is committed
to bringing the excitement and challenges of space
exploration into classrooms worldwide. Space Explorers
promotes discovery, inquiry, and analysis by offering
standards-based curricula, mission simulations, and
experiments that incorporate actual NASA data.
Get to know our vast universe by
exploring its planets, galaxies, comets, black holes,
National Science Teachers
Association (NSTA) Awards, Grants, and Competitions
The National Science
Teachers Association lists a myriad of awards, grants,
for Teaching Entrepreneurship
education, NFTE helps young people from low-income
communities build skills and unlock their entrepreneurial
creativity. Since 1987, NFTE has reached over 100,000
young people, trained more than 3,200 Certified Entrepreneurship
Teachers, and continually improved its innovative
Exploration Equals Earth, Moon, Mars and
Learn more about this Digital Learning Network experience!
World of Opportunity
Tell us about the Earth Explorers you know. We’re
looking for students, teachers, scientists, and others
who are working with NASA earth science data and imagery
to better understand our home planet.
Apply to Be a Teacher-Mentor
The NASA Ames Research Center invites motivated and
creative educators of grades 3–8 to apply to
become an elite member of a NASA peer-mentoring network,
the Airspace Systems Education Cohort (ASEC).
EXPRESS Mailing List
Join the EXPRESS mailing list for educators to receive
announcements of new NASA educational publications,
Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE)
multimedia materials, and other opportunities for
NASA Portal—Educator Page
Check out professional development opportunities for
NASA Portal—Act Now Page
Act now before it is too late. This is a list of summer
workshops, grants, and other opportunities for educators.
The National Association of State Math and Science
Coalitions provides assistance in navigating through
the breadth of information on funding opportunities
available to find matches for your program ideas.