Professional and Curricular Resources

Published: 12/27/2018 5:32 PM
Links of interests for Science teachers and students.
Professional Resources
Professional Organizations
Professional Learning
Curricular Resources
Curricular Supports
  • The Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) provides access to two of the largest periodical database providers, EBSCO and ProQuest, both of which have Lexile® measures for articles. EBSCO’s NoveList (accessed through KYVL) assists fiction readers in finding new authors and titles and provides Lexile measures as a guide. Contact your child’s school library media specialist for login and password information to KYVL.

  • The East Kentucky Science Center is dedicated to enhancing science education in eastern Kentucky. The center is located in Prestonsburg, Ky. 

  • At 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. 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. At Kentucky Caverns visitors will marvel at the beautiful onyx formations found in the underground chambers of Kentucky Caverns. 

  • The Kentucky 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. 

  • The Hummel Planetarium is 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.

  • The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is 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.

  • Morehead State University Space Science Center

  • The Newport Aquarium, a state-of-theart facility, 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.

  • PhET is a free science and math simulations site for teaching STEM topics, including physics, chemistry, biology and math, from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Science Weblinks
Next Generation Science Standards Resources 
  • Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) provides information on the Next Generation Science Standards.

  • Annenberg Video On Demand provides hundreds of professional development videos accessible for free online.

  • NASA for Educators   provides aeronautics and space resource for education. 

  • Science at NASA  is a current online magazine of scientific research, events, and information for students and teachers. 

  • Powers of Ten is a video that provides a view the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth and then moves through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude.

  • The Science Page is a comprehensive links to online science journals.

  • Science Buddies 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.

  • Understanding Science is a site that provides fun, accessible, and free resources that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works.

  • Understanding Evolution is a site that provides resources for teaching the science and history of evolutionary biology.

Please email the science team if you have any questions.

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