“Accessible” Stem Teaching 101
Earth Sciences – Energy, Geology
Images – Scientific
Map Making
Simulations and Analyzing Scientific Phenomena

“Accessible” Stem Teaching 101

Course from SciTrain Free tutorials for instructors
SciTrain U has free online courses and reference materials for
university instructors.  Its purpose is to teach the basics of Universal
Design for Learning, emphasizing accessibility for people with disabilities.
We currently have two courses: a general training course and a
specialized workshop for instructors with large class sizes. Log in to
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Illustrations from Gray’s Anatomy

Know your body parts from the Smithsonian Institute

Anatomical Images from Patrick Lynch
Medical Illustrations by Patrick J. Lynch, generated for multimedia teaching projects by the Yale University School of Medicine, Center for Advanced Instructional Media, 1987-2000. Patrick J. Lynch,

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The Shape of Life

CELLS alive!

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Chemistry and Physics

Algodoo  Description: This is a downloadable physics playground where you can experiment with all sorts of structures, forces and virtual materials. It’s great fun. There is also an iPad app to explore.

Videos on the Symbols of Physics and Astronomy Sixty Symbols

ChemTeam’s site
“The ChemTeam provides study resources in all standard topics for students in high school and Advanced Placement chemistry.”

Physics units from Intel Projects

Help Wanted: Physicist!: Just because we can, should we?

Lobby Congress! Influence policy! Student teams for special interests lobby various groups in order to investigate and weigh the outcomes from modern physics research. Topics students study may include plasma physics, fusion, superconductivity, lasers, optical engineering, condensed matter, quantum teleportation, and biophysics.
Phabulous Physics: Can all the events around us be anticipated and explained?

Use Physics! Phabulous Physics! To solve physics puzzles presented by linear motion, students learn about motion by working with challenging physics problems. Students use spreadsheet software to analyze and represent data from a physics problem and then present their physics findings to their peers by creating a brochure. To seek community input about local traffic hazards, students then produce a survey or blog and post it on a site. Armed with this community data and their own research, student groups take on the role of members of a highway safety advocacy group. Their task is to create and deliver a slideshow presentation to the city planners proposing changes

The Periodic Table of Videos

Tables charting the chemical elements have been around since the 19th century – but this modern version has a short video about each one.We’ve done all 118 – but our job’s not finished. Now we’re updating all the videos with new stories, better samples and bigger experiments.Plus we’re making films about other areas of chemistry, latest news and occasional adventures away from the lab.
Most recently we’ve started a new series – The Molecular Videos – featuring our favourite molecules and compounds.

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Earth Sciences – Energy, Geology

Habitable Planet – Science Units

  1. Many Planets, One Earth
  2. Atmosphere
  3. Oceans
  4. Ecosystems
  5. Human Population Dynamics
  6. Risk, Exposure, and Health
  7. Agriculture
  8. Water Resources
  9. Biodiversity Decline
  10. Energy Challenges
  11. Atmospheric Pollution
  12. Earth’s Changing Climate
  13. Looking Forward: Our Global Experiment

US Dept. of Energy for Educators:

Help with Science Fair Projects
Energy Activities for Students & Teachers

Human Genome Basics and Beyond

Milestones Introduction

NEED Curriculum Guides & Activities

Ocean Energy, Tidepool Math and Sand

Science Fair Experiments

Ten Cool Educational Sites

Including the Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal

US Geological Survey Earthquakes

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Science Netlinks “Science NetLinks and AAAS have developed a number of resources that will help encourage the budding engineers amongst your students and interest those in your classroom who aren’t sure why engineering is relevant to their lives. We hope you find them useful.”
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Images – Scientific

Free Scientific Images– a database which searches through Flickr for images which were specifically designated under the Creative Commons (CC) license model, which means you can use these images under the approachable terms of the CC license.
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Map Making

Map Making How-to’s

Google’s Building Maker

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Science Podcasts; from astronomy to the mind to zoology

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Simulations and Analyzing Scientific Phenomena

PhET project at the University of Colorado Interactive Science Simulations
Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena


Harness the power of the Internet… wisely. WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine real world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies.

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