Science Resources

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Below are links to some of the amazing science education resources out there. If you think of something that needs to be on this list, let us know and we’ll add it.

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Virtual Field Trip

Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) is a FREE distance learning program that uses the power of interactive videoconferencing to assist K-12 educators teach Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards in the context of California State Parks.

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The Exploratorium

Teacher Institute supports a lively community of secondary science and math teachers and leaders through workshops, online communities, and classroom activities.

The Institute for Inquiry addresses the theory and practice of inquiry-based science education with K-5 teachers and professional learning providers.

The Tinkering Studio supports educators in developing hands-on activities that explore learning and creativity through making.

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Environmental Literacy

Lawrence Hall of Sciences Toolkit for Environmental Literacy in the LCAP

A tool to help guide advocates in making the case for science education and environmental literacy.

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National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) provides resources for curriculum planning and professional learning

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Schatz Energy Research Center

offers energy and engineering curriculum for all ages, and programs at our facility on the HSU campus. What we offer:  Guided field trips  Classroom curriculum for the teacher to use  Classroom visits/guest speaker

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Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Teacher Toolkit

A NGSS-aligned science curriculum with a host of activities pertaining to MPAs for formal and informal educators targeting elementary education (K-5). Available for check out beginning March 2019 from Humboldt and Mendocino County Offices of Education.

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California Science District Coaches

Ask to join this private Facebook group for timely and well-informed news from some of the heavy hitters in California science K-12 education

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National Science Teachers Association

Look up Next Generation Science Standards through different filters on the NSTA website

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Scientific Illustration

Four exercises from the local Arts Integration Project to help students build speed and accuracy with both drawing and observation.

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STEM Resources and lessons

Created and curated by our local HISI participants

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Nature Joe’s Humboldt Nature School

demonstrates and instructs how we can conserve nature while producing the food, forest products and other goods needed in our community. By utilizing the many educational resources in our community, Nature Joe offers classes, workshops, camps and field experiences focused in four areas of study: animals, gardening, ecology and technology

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John Muir Laws

His website is full of inspiration and instruction for science note-booking and his Instagram is a daily does of artistic inspiration

bird sketches

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California Academy of Sciences

connects with your students over the internet

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