Materials World Modules

An Inquiry & Design-Based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Program

STEM Education

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Serves as an authoritative source for information on the latest developments in science and bridges gaps among scientists, policy-makers, and the public to advance science and science education.

Ask an Expert
Connects kids with hundreds of real-world experts, ranging from astronauts to zookeepers.

Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway  
Provides links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12, although teachers of other levels may find these materials helpful.

Educator's Reference Desk
Provides access to an extensive body of education-related literature at the federally funded Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), including abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practices, as well as its Internet-based question and answer service for teachers, library media specialists, and administrators.

The Hands-on Universe
Makes cutting-edge astrophysics research tools and technologies available to a wide audience via microcomputers and electronic networks.

K-12 Resources for Mathematics Education
Hosts a significant collection of Internet sites organized into categories of lessons plans, software, topics in mathematics, contests and competitions, and other materials intended for the teaching of mathematics at the K-12 level.

MathMagic Teachers Server
Engages students in problem solving, while increasing communication skills, as student teams pair up and dialog strategies via computer technology.

National Geographic Online
Offers educational resources, including many interactive features, online adventures, lesson plans, photographs, maps, and information about wildlife, the environment, and peoples and cultures of the world, as well as practical advice on topics such as travel and photography.

National Science Educational Standards
Contains the contents of every chapter appearing in the National Science Education Standards published by the National Research Council.

National Science Teachers Association
Provides various information and activities to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning at all levels, preschool through college.

The Particle Adventure
Features classroom activities and presents the current understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy, incorporating the major research findings of recent years.

Scientific American
Tracks breaking new stories in science and technology and provides readers with links to related sites, as well as feature interviews with scientists in the news and queries of experts in various disciplines.

Science U
Includes interactive exhibits and engaging multimedia articles and activities that make learning about science a fun experience.

"Teachers Helping Teachers" on the Internet
Provides collection of teaching ideas and tips for K-12 teachers on subjects such as classroom management, language arts, math, science, social studies, the arts, and special education.

Volcano World Home Page
Hosts the Web's premier source of volcano information.

Weekly Science News
Maintains a host of prescreened lists of resources on the Internet that science educators, as well as science enthusiasts, may find useful.

The "Whole Frog" Project
Introduces modern, computer-based 3-D visualization and demonstrates the power of whole-body 3-D imaging of anatomy as a curriculum tool.

Windows to the Universe
Maintains a user-friendly learning system on Earth and Space sciences for use by the general public.

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