Bill Nye the Science Guy is America’s favorite science entertainer. Find videos of his old TV program online to get your budding scientists interested in science. And keep up with the Science Guy here. Unfortunately he needs to keep up a little better too because his last post as of today was in 2013. But it is still fun to explore the archives.
The Library of Congress has a wonderful selection of social studies and science information to assist parents, teachers and students. They include “Collection Highlights” and “Featured Webcams.” There is a wealth of information here for teacher and student projects.
The Missouri Botanical Gardens would be nice to visit but even if you can’t right now, they have a lot of ideas teachers can use to create projects for students. Their “Just for Kids” and “Youth and Teen Programs” could be easily replicated at a Botanical Gardens near you. There are many beautiful botanical gardens around the country. Don’t forget to see what kinds of programs they offer for students and how you can tie their programs into your classroom work.
Tht National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) is for science teachers, science supervisors, scientists, administrators, and business and industry representatives. The organization has interesting position statements available for everyone to read and is a rich resource for any teacher interested in STEM education and keeping up with the latest in their professional career. The NSTA goals are to do the following:
- Model excellence;
- Champion science literacy;
- Value scientific excellence;
- Embrace diversity, equity, and respect;
- Enhance teaching and learning through research;
- Collaborate with partners; and
- Exemplify a dynamic professional organization.
The Nine Planets provides an overview of the history, mythology and current scientific information about the planets, moon and the solar system by Bill Arnett.
NOVA is a great PBS program, but don’t overlook their website which is loaded with information. They provide STEM resources and you can catch up on programs you may have missed. Here are the topics:
- Ancient Worlds
- Body +Brain
- Military + Espionage
- Physics +Math
- Planet Earth
- Space +Flight
- Tech + Engineering