Links of interests for Science teachers and students.
Kentucky Science Teachers Listserv, designed to facilitate the sharing of timely information related to science teaching and learning. (KYK12SCI)
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 websites, curriculum documents, lesson plans, etc.
Hands-On Virtual Physics Courses for Middle School Teachers 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.
Northern KY University's Center for Integrated Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CINSAM)
Partnership Institute for Math & Science Education Reform (PIMSER)
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.
East Kentucky Science Center is dedicated to enhancing science education in eastern Kentucky. The center is located in Prestonsburg, Ky.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.