Science Education Resources

United States

NASA's Education Programs
This a searchable database with brief descriptions of NASA's Education Programs. NASA's comprehensive Education Program containing a portfolio of activities directed toward education at all levels.
Learn NPS
This National Park site has links that bring national parks into the science classroom. Options include distance learning, field trips and curriculum materials in addition to accredited professional development opportunities for teachers.
U.S. Geological Survey: Education
The goal of the various USGS educational Web sites is to promote scientific literacy among people of all ages. The Learning Web, a portion of the USGS Web is dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Here students can explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps. It also shows how Biology, Geology, Hydrology, and Geography helps children understand our changing world.
EPA Environmental Education Publications
This site has guidelines and resources for teachers on how to teach environmental education.
Smithsonian - Science and Technology Lesson Plans
This site by the Smithsonian has lesson plans and activities for a variety of topics, including gems and minerals, animals, insects, archaeology, botany, and marine life.
Free Registry for Educational Excellence
Links to teaching resources and lesson plans from the U.S. Department of Education. Access to sites created and maintained by the federal government and also public and private organizations. Topics include science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).


Career and Technical Education
This site shows how the Texas Education Agency prepares young people for entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job and/or to continue their education.
Texas Parks and Wildlife
This site contains a "Teacher Toolkit" of activities and lesson plans for children that include observing, collecting data and drawing conclusions, aquatic activities and exploring Texas.
Science TEKS Toolkit
Contains a toolkit for science educators teaching in Texas. Its purpose is to provide the science education community with resources for implementing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for science.

A collection of classroom activities and lesson plans that can be modified and incorporated into the earth science classroom.

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