General Science Resources

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Appoved Calculators
The posted list of state-approved calculators for science and science SOL assessments, including the addition of newly approved graphing calculators.

Climate Change for Middle School
Inquiry-based labs to investigate essential climate literacy principles.
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Conservation Education Strategy Tool Kit
The kit contains resources developed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) to support conservation educators who offer fish and wildlife based programs.

Cool Science Careers

Environmental Educator Contacts
Contact information for free local presenters.

Geology of Virginia Web Edition

Geospatial Watershed Information
Scientific information organized on a watershed basis.

The largest, most comprehensive resource for K-12 math and science educators.

Gooru Digital Resources
A free search engine for learning provides middle and high schoolteachers with immediate access to standards-aligned education resources,such as a teacher videos, digital textbooks, quizzes, and games.

Green Education Foundation
Hundreds of rated lesson plans for every grade level. Earth's resources,sustainability, alternative energies, conservation, human impact,pollution, and more.

How to Create a Podcast
Simple tutorial for creating podcasts for educational purposes.

Khan Academy
With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, and 253 practice exercises, to help you learn what you want,when you want, at your own pace.

Lab Out Loud
A podcast, hosted by two science teachers,that discusses science news and science education by interviewing leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field.


Local Water Quality Investigations
A site for entering and viewing all water quality test sites in Montgomery County.

Microscope Maintenance
A site to assist in routine optical and mechanical maintenance of simple compound microscopes.

National Energy Education Development (NEED) Resources
K-12 educators can access more than 100 energy education curriculum guides for primary, elementary, middle and secondary levels.

OpenEd Edcuational Catalog
A searchable database of more than 250,000 Common Core-aligned videos and games curated by educators for K-12 classrooms. Visitors can search the site by keyword, subject, and grade, and by any one of the 3,300 Common Core State Standards currently in place, as well as by Next Generation Science Standards, national geography standards, and others.

PBS Learning Media
Standards-aligned resources include videos, documents, images, and activities for science at all grade levels.

PHET Interactive Simulations
Free interactive simulations for elementary, middle & high school grade levels.

Periodic Tables of Elements
The Periodic Table of the Elements for the new Chemistry test, based on the 2010 Science SOL.

Practices for Science Investigation Progression
This chart identifies the grade level at which specific science skills/practices are formally introduced and how they progress throughout the 2010 Science Standards of Learning.

Project Learning Tree Resources
Lessons and web resources highlighting natural resources.

Science & Arts Gateway for Education
Developed by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, this gateway provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.

Science NetLinks
A project of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Science Screen Report
Free video programs that examine the most recent developments and discoveries in science, technology and engineering, and are designed to help students understand the vital role science plays in our everyday lives.

Science Songs
Free science poems or songs on different topics. Lyrics address topics such as adaptations, butterfly metamorphosis, forces that shape the Earth,the layers of the Earth, gravity, magnets, and electricity.

Science Matters (NSTA) - Design Challenge Labs
Teachers can access engineering-design lab lesson plans from California's Tech Museum of Innovation. The labs use readily available materials and explore electromagnetism, solar energy, force and motion, chemical properties, engineering and earthquakes, genetics, and electricity.

National Science Teacher's Association free resource for finding lessons, web sites, and activities.

Shmoop - Science Learning Guides for Teens
Academically relevant content in core subjects for teen users. Science resources include multimedia learning guides, with each guide featuring video clips, colorful illustrations, and a student-friendly writing style.

A website and database the provides access to more than 6,000 songs and 200 lesson plans.

Teachers Try Science
Teachers Try Science features hands-on lessons focused on environmental science for grades 5-12. Each lesson is integrated with effective teaching strategies, practical how-to's and other helpful supports.

The Next Generation Science Standards Science Apps
Links to the top 10 next-generation science apps for education according to eSchool News readers.

The Virtual Scientist (SSR)
Using existing technology available through Skype, SCIENCE SCREEN REPORT will arrange for scientist to participate in a "virtual" in-classroom visit without leaving their lab or research facility.

Virginia Science Activities, Models & Simulations (SAMS)
The Virginia Science Activities, Models and Simulations project engages students in middle and high school in practices that are essential for learning through inquiry. The activities involve asking questions or defining problems, using models or sensors, collecting data,interpreting results, using mathematics, technology and computational thinking, constructing explanations and designing solutions based on evidence.

Virginia Water Radio
This site includes audio files featuring sounds and music that relate to Virginia's waters, from the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean.

Wolfram/Alpha Computational Website
An online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages.