Science Instructional Resources

Science Resources Toolbox

The Science Resources Toolbox was designed to support educators before, during and after creating lessons for classroom implementation of Arizona’s Science Standards. The instructional resources and services on this webpage will be continually updated as they become available. The Arizona Department of Education provides the following menu of services and resources but does not endorse any program or service advertised through associated links or websites.

 

 

ADE Instructional Resources

K-2 Inquiry Seed Lesson (5E Instructional Model)

English Language Development Strategies for Science Content

Trade Book Database
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Search this database for science trade books that have been aligned to the Science Standard. To access the database, log into IDEAL; click the link for the Learning Resource Manager.
Science Response to Intervention page
 

 

External Instructional Resources

Document contains links to Arizona resources and programs, such as parks, museums, and organizations connected to science education.
Arizona Science Resources adn Programs Web PDF
Advances science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.
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Annenberg Media uses media and telecommunications to advance excellent teaching in American schools.
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Research news, science for kids, and images from Agricultural Research Service.
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The National Anti-Vivisection Society provides a comprehensive library of dissection alternatives that includes high-relief, three dimensional plastic models, computer software programs, color transparencies, videotapes and other materials for a wide range of species. These materials are available on a free loan basis to students, teachers, school boards and others interested in advancing science education without harming animals.
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An interactive resource for learning about biology concepts, sponsored by the University of Arizona.
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CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet.
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The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE), sponsored by the National Science Foundation, includes lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and more.
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Provides a database that links to free teaching and learning resources developed by federal agencies.
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Provides content modules for teaching about density, pressure, simple circuits, and ecosystems.
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The International System of Units, abbreviated SI, is the modern metric system of measurement. This site provides a list of the 7 base units, derived units, and their symbols.
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Portal page to the Modeling Theory of Physics Instruction program.
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Provides numerous research-based, math oriented science units, complete with instructional materials, instructions, and rationale.
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Publications, research and educational activities.
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An Aeronautics and Space Resource for Education.
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Provides latest research and policy in science, engineering, and medicine.
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NSDL is the Nation’s online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.
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Includes information about the agency, its programs, and its publications; details of NSF grants; and links to other science-related research centers.
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Includes Science Objects (free one- to two-hour interactive simulation-based learning experiences) and NSTA Web Seminars (free weekly 90-minute, live professional development experiences that allow participants to interact with nationally acclaimed experts, NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NSTA government partners).
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Provides research articles on policy and best practices for mathematics and science education issues.
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Earth and space science education is undergoing a revolution that is reshaping the nature and content of what is taught-with an increased emphasis on Earth as a system. Earth and space science is emerging as a premier exemplar for innovation, quality education and successful science education reform for students at all grade levels.
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Provides information and strategies for creating science notebooks, including examples of student notebooks.
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Provides virtual tours of the Smithsonian Institutions, teaching resources, exhibits, and professional development information.
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Information about phylogeny and biodiversity.
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Comprehensive site containing extensive background information to help teachers understand the complexities of evolution and teach it effectively.
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The Learning Web, a portion of the U.S. Geological Survey to, a portion of the USGS web sit dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning.
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Link to the Science and STEM Professional Development Page

Link to the Science Professional Resource Page

Link to the Main Science Page

 

Contact Information

  Lacey Wieser
Director of K-12 Science, STEM, and Social Studies

Phone: 602.364.2332