Links of interests for Science teachers and students.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Information on the Next Generation Science Standards.
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National Science Education Standards (ONLINE)
Benchmarks for Science Literacy (ONLINE)
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The Why Files
Science Behind the Headlines (excellent student-friendly scientific feature articles)http://whyfiles.org/
Science at NASA
A current online magazine of scientific research, events, and information for students and teachers http://science.nasa.gov/
Powers of Ten
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html
Performance Assessment Links in Science
(PALS) is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks. http://pals.sri.com/
r is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.http://rubistar.4teachers.org/
is a non-profit organization empowering students from all walks of life to help themselves and each other develop a love of science and an understanding of the scientific method.http://www.sciencebuddies.org/