STEM RESOURCES

BioEd Online

BioEd Online is an educational resource for educators, students, and parents. The site offers free, interactive courses and lessons on a wide range of topics, including genetics/genomics, environmental health, and the science of water. Materials are sorted by topic. Users must create a free profile to access the courses.
 

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BioInteractive

At BioInteractive, you can find award-winning multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom. The video resources range from a series of short films on evolution, hosted by an award-winning author-scientist, to lectures on the brain given by a Nobel-prize winner—all supplemented by teacher guides and classroom activities. 

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Biology4Kids

Biology4Kids provides basic biology help and information on topics such as cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics. It is geared to students, providing simple explanations of biology concepts. Teachers can also use the explanations as teaching resources. To fund the site, some pages have advertising. 

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Bioscience Education Net

Managed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Bioscience Education Net (BEN) provides access to teacher resources from its collaborators. BEN has over 20,601 peer-reviewed resources covering 77 biological sciences topics, such as bioengineering, cell biology, and aquaculture. BEN resources can help engage student interest, shorten lesson preparation time, provide concept updates, and develop curricula that are in line with national content standards.

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Blend Space

Blendspace allows teachers to quickly blend content from different sources to create digital lessons to use in the classroom. Users must register, but registration is free.
 

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Broadening Participation in STEM

This section of the Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education website provides research briefs and videos on STEM education. These resources focus on increasing involvement in STEM in several ways: supporting interest and achievement for underserved or underrepresented student populations; increasing teacher diversity and voice in STEM research, development, and policy; and forming strategic research and development partnerships.

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Buck Institute for Education

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) shows teachers how to use project-based learning in all subjects and grades, which can be particularly useful for STEM projects. BIE offers professional development on how to design, assess, and manage projects that engage and motivate students. The website has research, planning forms, and student handouts to read, videos and archived webinars to watch, and live webinars and online classes to attend.

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Building STEM Teacher Leadership

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement, this website has resources for and about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education teacher leaders. It provides a thorough overview of relevant topics in building STEM teacher leadership tailored to elementary and secondary teachers, district administrators, and other roles that support educators. The website is organized in a user-friendly, Frequently Asked Questions format, with options to access the information by topic or by role. 

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