Curriculum Collections

Collections of activities, articles, videos and more, for educators, families, students and anyone interested in teaching or learning about science.

Antarctica

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Antarctica

Take your students to the world's most extreme environment with this curriculum. As they investigate Antarctica, they will also learn about world climate, day and night cycles, ocean circulation, animal adaptation, and scientists working "in the field."

Biodiversity Counts

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Biodiversity Counts

Pick one activity, one article—or use all units to teach your students about plants, arthropods, or both. This curriculum teaches kids about the natural world by taking them into backyards, gardens, vacant lots, and even cracks in the sidewalk to practice observation, identification, and analysis.

Patterns

Patterns

Have you ever wondered how the weather in your area compares with weather in other regions across the United States? This interactive tool allows you to compare weather variables, from multiple locations, over periods of days, weeks, or months. 

River Ecology

River Ecology

Investigate the effects of zebra mussels on the Hudson River with videos, articles, and interactive graphing tools. This website gives you access to the actual data scientists have collected about the river.

NCEP Educator Resources

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NCEP Educator Resources

The NCEP Collection features freely available resources for teaching and learning on a range of topics in biodiversity conservation.

Deep Sea Vents

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Deep Sea Vents

Do your students think the age of exploration is over? Show them the shocking truth: the age of exploration has barely just begun at the ocean floor! Introduce your students to the incredible under water environment of the deep sea vents.

Dinosaurs: Activities and Lesson Plans

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Dinosaurs: Activities and Lesson Plans

Resources to help students understand everything from basic dinosaur biology and evolution, to the tools and methods of modern paleontology.

Discovering the Universe

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Discovering the Universe

Explore the concepts that underlie the study of the stars and other heavenly bodies, and how astrophysicists analyze their distant light for clues to their physical and chemical properties. This collection sets out the fundamentals and demonstrates them in a set of articles, activities, and reference lists for all ages.

Earthquake Risk in Bangladesh

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Earthquake Risk in Bangladesh

These teaching case materials show the fieldwork of an international team of scientists working to provide Bangladeshi leaders the tools they need to understand and minimize geologic risks. 

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