Useful Links


"In teaching others we teach ourselves"  - Proverb

3D Parks

Take a 3D tour of national parks

American Field Guide

This site draws on the video libraries of local public television stations, bringing users searchable access to more than 1,000 online video clips comprising 150 hours of outdoors productions.


Useful for 6th grade science.

Blue Zones Expedition

Blue Zones studies the world

Cascades Volcano Observatory

Study volcanoes from your classroom.

Chemistry for Kids web site


Chemtopics Periodic Table

Interactive periodic table , well organized good information on families and elements.


This site is designed to introduce students to the science protocol of peer review and research reproducibility. Upon entering the site students will find a problem-solving scenario narrative, then a detailed list of requirements for solving the problem and making a final report. Links to needed real data sources are given, as well as links to supplementary study material.

Digital Frog

Digital frog dissection

Discover Archaeology

A bi-monthly magazine from Scientific American.


DPI Science Lesson Plans K-12





Earth Science animations and video

Animations and films for use in stand alone lessons or lesson planning


Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. This Web site has highly interactive things: simple machines, weather, and virtual knee surgery for K

EPA Water Educational Resources
EROS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science

Looking at Earth from space.

Field Trip Earth

A global resource on wildlife conservation for teachers.

Flying Turtle Science and Technology Exploring

Clearly written, well researched articles show how the same basic principles influence and control the way things work in nature, living organisms, and human technology.

Free Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Teaching and Learning resources from Federal Agencies

Global visualization of any place on earth

Great Science Starters

Houston Urban Network for Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics

Houston Urban Network of Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (HUNSTEM) is an organization believing that inquiry-driven, problem-based STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) lessons are the best teaching method to attain increased science literacy.


Interactive Earthquake Web site
International Polar Year

Polar resources for the International Polar Year

Internet Science and Technology Fair

The Internet Science and Technology Fair is a unique opportunity for teachers to provide their classes with a hands-on, computer-oriented learning activity. The Fair is designed to reinforce students

Lesson Plans in Astronomy from University of Montana

A team of master teachers, university faculty, and NASA researchers have created a series of web-based astronomy and astrobiology lessons for the CERES Project. These classroom-ready activities for K-12 students represent a robust combination of contemporary teaching/learning strategies from the National Science Education Standards (NRC, 1996), exciting and current NASA science data, and Internet pointers to an endless supply of accurate and timely resources.

Life cycle of a mineral

Life cycle of a mineral deposit

Link to High School Science Support Documents at DPI
Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You

Secret Worlds: The Universe Within 
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.


National Atlas

The National Atlas- make your own customized maps everything from A aquifers to Z zebra mussels.


National Institutes of Health Office of Science Education

The Office of Science Education (OSE) coordinates science education activities at the NIH and develops and sponsors science education projects in house. These programs serve elementary, secondary, and college students, teachers, and the public.

National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System

The National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) is a satellite system used to monitor global environmental conditions, and collect and disseminate data related to: weather, atmosphere, oceans, land and near-space environment.

Netpals Earthzone

Planetpals Earthzone is an interactive site with endearing characters that teach us all the importance of our planet and solutions to saving our environment. The site

NOAA Jetstream an On-line School for Weather

Covers weather, oceanography, and remote sensing. Can be loaded on school servers in sections.


National Science Teachers Association

Pete's PowerPoint Station

PowerPoint on many topics

Physics 24/7

Physics Homework help.

Schoolyard Geology

Study the geological features of your own school yard! A field trip that cost nothing! Activities and examples of what to look for.

Scientists in Action

Scientists in Action- a site about how scientists contribute to society.

Smithsonian Institute

Soil science and other areas of earth science

STAR Center for Satellite Applications and Research

NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) released a new operational satellite warning product for monitoring coral reef health in 2005.

Starchild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
The Futures Channel

The Futures Channel is a provider of curriculum resources to educators that connect learning to the real world. The site offers teacher training institutes with master teachers Kay Toliver and Jaime Escalante as well as resource kits which include CDs and videos on how to engage students in subjects such as mathematics, science, etc.

The GPS class

The Particle Adventure website UC Berkeley




Topographic maps for any place in USA

Find and use topographic maps and other map data for your curriculum!

University of Utah; Genetics

How to extract DNA from living things.

USGS Education links

Resources for grade K through 12

Water in the USA

Real-time water flow and water quality data for rivers near you and

Water science for schools

Water science for Schools- web site is available in Spanish