These links and resources will be updated regularly so check back from time to time to see what is new.
Online and In-home Schooling Resources
Interdisciplinary studies on climate change
Grades 6-12: A People's Curriculum for the Earth
Grades 6-12: NSTA's Understanding Climate Change
Carbon TIME: an NSF-funded partnership led by Michigan State University
This collection of online learning activities, tools, and tips has something for every grade level, and you can filter by discipline and grade levels. These resources were developed by National Science Foundation-funded education researchers.
Units and LessonsThe units and lessons are pulled from research-based sites where the lessons have been piloted and studied to know that their design will support student learning of Performance Expectations in KAS for science. The resource are all open sources which means you can access at no cost.
Assessment Tasks and Tools for Classroom Use that Align to our KY Academic Standards for Science
Data Resources for Educators
This collection highlights ocean and atmosphere data sources that are easy to use and appropriate for classrooms and informal learning environments. Within each topic area, the resources are separated into categories based on level of content:
Classroom ready modules are designed with educators in mind. They use NOAA data in lesson plans and curricula for a straightforward experience. In addition to being on each topic page, all of the classroom ready resources are organized into one separate collection.
Easily accessible resources are often geared for researchers and come in a variety of formats. They are not associated with lesson plans. However, the ones we highlight here are user-friendly and usually address a single subject.
Essential Resources - every school should have at least one copy
Just as its subtitle says, this important book aims to reshape your approach to teaching and your students’ way of learning. Building on the foundation provided by A Framework for K–12 Science Education, which informed the development of the Next Generation Science Standards.
Written in clear, nontechnical language, this book provides a wealth of real-world examples to show you what’s different about practice-centered teaching and learning at all grade levels.