Professional Organizations and Kentucky Resources

Published: 11/24/2014 2:38 PM

Professional Organizations and Kentucky Resources for science.

 

National Science Teachers Association

http://www.nsta.org


Kentucky Science Teachers Association

 
 
Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation is a private, nonprofit corporation committed to the advancement of science, technology and innovative economic development founded on Kentucky know-how.
http://www.kstc.com
 
Kentucky Virtual Library is a taxpayer-funded research portal to a wide variety of primary sources. To access this resource from a non-school computer you must obtain a password from your school media specialist. This resource is only available to residents of Kentucky.
http://www.kyvl.org.
 
The Kentucky Academy of Science is an organization created to encourage scientific research and to promote the dissemination of scientific interests of the Commonwealth.
http://www.kyacademyofscience.org/

The Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative (ARSI) Webpage provides a variety of links and information relevant to science and mathematics teaching in Kentucky. http://www.uky.edu/OtherOrgs/ARSI/

The Commonwealth Map an interactive GIS map of Kentucky
http://kygeonet.ky.gov/tcm/viewer.htm
The Kentucky Environmental Education Council: coordinates environmental education in the Commonwealth by providing standards for teaching about the environment and maintaining a database of resources that are available across the state, providing links to valuable national environmental education web sites, curriculum documents, lesson plans, etc.
http://keec.ky.gov/

The East Kentucky Science Center
: dedicated to enhancing science education in eastern Kentucky. The center is located in Prestonsburg, KY.
http://www.wedoscience.org/

Kentucky Science Olympiad:
A program designed improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation to change the way science is perceived and the way it is taught, with an emphasis on problem solving skills and hand-on, minds-on constructivist learning practices.
http://www.wku.edu/scienceolympiad/
 
Kentucky Down Under: Visitors stroll through an open field where kangaroos, emus, and other Australian natives roam freely. Interpreters discuss the animals' habits and habitat. It is located in Horse Cave, KY.
http://www.kdu.com/
 
Louisville Science Center: The Louisville Science Center aims to educate and inspire you, while keeping you entertained and engaged with one of the most unique experiences you will ever have.
http://www.louisvillescience.org/
 
Kentucky Caverns: Visitors will marvel at the beautiful onyx formations found in the underground chambers of Kentucky Caverns. Included as a part of Kentucky Down Under, Kentucky Caverns (formerly Mammoth Onyx Cave) is one of the gems of Kentucky's "Cave Country." It is located in Horse Cave, KY.
http://www.kdu.com/mammoth_onyx_cave.html
 
Hummel Planetarium: Located on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, the Hummel Planetarium is one of the largest and most sophisticated planetariums in the United States, especially on a university campus. The Hummel Planetarium has seating for 164 people in very comfortable and generously sized seats.
http://www.planetarium.eku.edu/
 
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium: This science center located on the campus of the University of Louisville provides a friendly, comfortable, hi-tech, multi-media, learning venue for the presentation of educational and entertaining programs supporting astronomy and space science education, the arts, humanities, and sciences.
http://www.louisville.edu/planetarium/
 
The Newport Aquarium: A state-of-the art facility, the Newport Aquarium brings to the banks of the Ohio River some of the world's most advanced, creative technology -- not to mention amazing animals -- all designed to take you around the globe, visiting each continent, every ocean and hundreds of waterways in between.
http://www.newportaquarium.com

Hands-On Virtual Physics Courses for Middle School Teachers
The Virtual Physics Courses offer hands-on physics, delivered in a distance learning format, through the University of Kentucky Distance Learning program. Its elements are a kit of equipment, a manual of activities, a website or CD to provide instruction, and the use of email to communicate with the instructors.
http://www.pa.uky.edu/sciworks/intro.htm
WKU houses the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. The mission is to offer a residential program for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
http://www.wku.edu/academy/about.php

http://www.uky.edu/pimser/

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