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American Science & Surplus - a store to purchase science supplies for the classroom

American Society for Engineering Education - a nonprofit organization of individuals and institutions committed to furthering education in engineering and engineering technology

Beckman@Science - prepare Orange County's children for tomorrow's world by making science a core subject throughout their entire elementary school education

Gallade Chemical - a leading distributor of chemicals for your lab, manufacturing and more. In business since 1964 with numerous customer satisfaction awards.

EiE (Engineering is Elementary) - fosters engineering and technological literacy among ALL elementary-aged children

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) - All resources, lesson plans and student activity guides are FREE to download!

K-12 Alliance - improve student performance and achievement in science and mathematics

Library of Congress - Helps educators find sources for resarch topics of interest.

Microbe World - everything you need for a basic understanding of the science, including advice for starting a career, microbial record holders, tools of the trade, and much more.

Microbial Life - Explore the amazing world of microbes using WebQuest guided discovery exercises.  For teachers, discover a wealth of related resources, teaching strategies, and activities that have been developed by collaborating projects.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - A series of resources to encourage lifelong learners to explore fundamental science questions and discover the universe.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Resource collections to encourage K-12 educators and students to learn more about ocean topics.

National Park Services - Over 1,500 educator resources from how to borrow primary sources to current research projects taking place in our national parks.

National Science Teachers Association - offers cutting-edge Professional Development opportunities, and we publish books, journals, and additional content on effective teaching strategy and best practices

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - produced a set of high quality, college- and career-ready K–12 Next Generation Science Standards ready for state adoption

OC STEM Initiative - partner with community stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, businesses, and funders) invested in the improvement of the quality and outcome of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teaching and learning in Orange County to develop the critical thinking, creative and innovative leaders of tomorrow

Orange County Science & Engineering Fair - committed to educating, guiding, and motivating students to engage in all fields of hands-on science

Science Matters - lesson plans, photo gallery, and resources for 4th-6th grades

Solar System Exploration - a NASA website of resources

US Energy Information Administration - find energy related stories, hands-on activities, and research articles for your classroom.  These curriculum-based lessons re separated by age-grade.

VEX IQ - Robotics competition for grades 3-8. $100 entry fee. $249.99 for affordable robot kit. $100 for a practice field. Fun, nice engineering experience. 

Vicki Cobb - a speaker to children and adults as educators search out sources for materials and activities that promote learning


Student Web Resources

Backyard Astronomy Basics - This Home Science webpage provides interesting background information and tips on how to get started in studying astronomy.

BBC Online - Walking with dinosaurs has video segments that let you experience the way the world looked when dinosaurs nested, hunted, and grazed.

Bridge Contructor - More than 30 stages with exciting challenges await you and take care for long lasting physics fun.

Citzen Science (NASA) - Students can participate in authentic science research and connect with NASA scientists.

Energy Kids - This page provides games and activities centered around energy concepts. Science Career Spotlight: Archaeologist - A video that spotlights what being an archaeologist really entails.

Let's Go Fishing! - The Fish and Wildlife Service will help kids learn more about fishing and the fish they catch.

NASA Space Kids - This NASA Space Kids site help elementary kids reach for the stars.

National Geographic Dinosaur Eggs - Join a dinosaur egg hunt at this National Geographic site.

PBS Savage Earth - Rock lovers and earth lovers will enjoy the clever animations, volcano hotspot maps, videos, and photos.

Questacon - This site takes an experimental-based approach to all aspects of science.

Solar System Exploration - A NASA website that covers all things solar system.

Space Telescope Science Institute - Explore this site for a variety of resources.

The Connectory - Search for STEM Camps/Events/Opportunities in our local area.

Volcano World - More clever animations, maps, videos, and photos.

Homeschool and Online Learning: We may be able to assist you with hands-on science kits.  Please contact us to learn about renting one of our kits.