Curriculum Collections

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Activities, articles, videos and more, for educators, families, students, and anyone interested in teaching or learning about science.
Curriculum Unit Antarctica: The Farthest Place Close to Home Take your students to the world's most extreme environment with this curriculum. Teaching Case Bacteria Evolving: Tracing the Origins of a MRSA Epidemic These teaching case materials show practicing physicians and infectious disease specialists studying the origins and impacts of pathogens. Curriculum Unit Biodiversity Counts Pick one activity, one article—or use all units to teach your students about plants, arthropods, or both. This curriculum teaches... Educator Materials Biodiversity Crisis The Biodiversity Crisis: Losing What Counts is part of the museum's essay book series, designed to give teachers, students, and general... Curriculum Unit Central Park Geology Field Guide How can observations of rocks in New York City's Central Park inform your students' understanding of local geologic history? Educator Materials Cosmic Horizons With this book, you don't need to be an astrophysicist to understand the wonders of the cosmos. Educator Materials Data Visualization Google+ Hangouts Recordings of online seminars with scientists that explore data visualizations about global change. Curriculum Unit Deep Sea Vents Show your students that the age of exploration has barely just begun at the ocean floor by introducing them to the incredible environment... Educator Materials 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. Curriculum Unit Discovering the Universe Explore the concepts that underlie the study of stars and other heavenly bodies, and how astrophysicists analyze distant light. Educator Materials Earth Inside and Out Get a solid grounding in the current research about Earth's processes—from the history of Earth and plate tectonics to climate change... Teaching Case Earthquake Risk in Bangladesh These materials show the fieldwork of scientists working to provide Bangladeshi leaders the tools they need to minimize geologic... Curriculum Unit Ecology Disrupted High school ecology curriculum that uses real scientific data to link everyday human impacts to ecological principles. Article Exploring Bolivia's Biodiversity Bolivia’s diversity of animal and plant life is among the greatest in the world. Educator Materials Field Trip to the Moon These materials support student investigations of a virtual journey to the Moon in the Hayden Planetarium, or your own classroom. Curriculum Unit Five Tools and Processes for Translating the NGSS Into Instruction and Classroom Assessment This curriculum is designed to help PD leaders work with teachers on NGSS-aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Teaching Case Giants of the Sea Investigate the elusive behavior of blue whales with these videos, text passages, and data interactives. Teaching Case GRACE With these resources, students can explore real data to see for themselves how Earth's water is changing. Educator Materials Integrating Literacy Strategies into Science Instruction A series of videos that paint a picture of what it looks like to use literacy strategies to support students’ science content learning... Curriculum Unit NCEP Educator Resources The NCEP Collection features free resources for teaching and learning on a range of topics in biodiversity conservation. Educator Materials Online Field Journals A set of activities for young children to explore the wonders of nature with the help of an adult. Interactive Patterns: Investigating Weather and Climate This interactive tool allows you to compare weather variables, from multiple locations, over periods of days, weeks, or months. Educator Materials Polar Climate Change Lesson Plans These curricular unit plans help students explore and understand climate change with particular attention to the effect of climate... Curriculum Unit Politics and Pathogens This medical anthropology course will provide students with a humanistic perspective on health care and disease. Teaching Case Putting COVID-19 Vaccines to the Test Investigate the efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine with these videos, text passages, and data interactives. Teaching Case River Ecology Investigate the effects of zebra mussels on the Hudson River with videos, articles, and interactive graphing tools Curriculum Unit Structures & Culture Discover how everyday objects and architectural elements can be used to study different cultures. Educator Materials SunScapes: Our Magnetic Star Telescopes capture the Sun's ultraviolet light as beautiful images that are full of information about solar processes. This spectacular... Article Young Naturalist Awards A selection of winning essays from the Young Naturalist Awards—a science research writing competition—from 2003-2016. Curriculum Unit What Rocks on Your Block? These tours provide an example of how we can use the constructed world to teach geology and Earth science in our own communities.