High School Science

Instructions:

Below you will find resources and materials for this grade level. The content is divided into subject area, and then into categories. Each category is described when you click on it. All of the resources are searchable within each category.

Engagement Activities

Activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to engage students with quick, fun, and/or interesting activities. The types of activities you may see are games, apps, flash cards, etc.

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NSTA Daily Do ActivitiesDaily Dos are science activities where students can engage in a sensemaking task for teachers and families. Activities are developed specifically for elementary, middle, or high school. A new Daily Do activity is released each weekday. NSTA is offering free 30-day memberships to access these actvities. (https://learningcenter.nsta.org/freemonth/)Science, investigations, families, at-home, collections, NSTA
ecoXPT - immersive ecosystem simulationecoXPT is an simulated environment where students learn how ecosystems function. In addition to being able to interact within the ecosystem, ecoXPT includes guided "thinking moves" activities within the simulated ecosystem where students can focus on science practices such as deep seeing, pattern seeking, analyzing causality, constructing explanations. YouTube video lessons included. 6-8 life science, HS biologyScience, investigations, simulations, patterns, cause effect, explanations, arguments

Practice Activities

Digital

The activities and resources available in this tab are all designed to give students abundant practice in a subject or on a skill. Examples of the resources in this tab are IXL or Khan Academy.

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Coming SoonWe are working to find content for this area. Please check back.Science
ecoXPT - immersive ecosystem simulationecoXPT is an simulated environment where students learn how ecosystems function. In addition to being able to interact within the ecosystem, ecoXPT includes guided "thinking moves" activities within the simulated ecosystem where students can focus on science practices such as deep seeing, pattern seeking, analyzing causality, constructing explanations. YouTube video lessons included. 6-8 life science, HS biologyScience, investigations, simulations, patterns, cause effect, explanations, arguments

Print

The activities and resources in this tab are all printable for teachers and districts that want to create packets.

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Coming SoonWe are working to find content for this area. Please check back.Science

Videos

Teacher Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to help them with grade and subject specific instruction and distance and blended learning.

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Smithsonian Institute Learning Institute VideoThe Smithsonian Institute's Learning Lab has a variety of videos that can be used to enhance learning.Science, Social Studies
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts

Student Videos

This tab provides teachers with videos to show and/or assign to students.

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Smithsonian Institute Learning Institute VideoThe Smithsonian Institute's Learning Lab has a variety of videos that can be used to enhance learning.Science, Social Studies
WonderopolisThis site contains many videos covering many subjects. The content is framed as explanations to "Wonders."Math, ELA, Science, Social Studies, Fine Arts

Teacher Toolbox

The contents of this tab are resources and materials that help teachers build capacity and provide students with strong online and/or distance learning.

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McGraw-Hill ScienceVarious digital resources and guidance across grade levels and content areas to support teachers to implement remote teaching and learning strategies.Science
How can families support student science learning at home?An easy-to-read list of things to consider - home-based learning is unique and should not try to recreate school - as well as recommended actions families can take - focus on science in everyday life.Science, families, investigations, at-home, support
Teacher Guide: Investigations Beyond the ClassroomThis document is the anchor document for the GRC investigations compiled in the TDOE online resource toolkit and includes strategies for engaging with learners, recognizing that there is a range of factors influencing interactions with students. The document is framed around two conclusions from the 2019 report Science and Engineering for Grades 6-12: Investigation and Design at the Center. 1) Investigation is a more effective way of teaching, and 2) Students are inherently curious.Science, GRC, teachers, investigations, at-home, support
Leveraging Science in the News (NSTA blog)This post addresses how to use current events in 3D lessond design. The article was specifically written to be relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasizes the importance of an awareness of understanding the motivation of student questions and understanding both student ideas and feelings about potentailly sensitive issues.Science, teachers, discourse, at-home, support
Teach Anywhere (Stanford)The Teach Anywhere website is appropriate for districts and teachers equipped with technology that permits engagement with students. There is guidance around best practices that includes tips for both synchronous and asynchronous delivery of instruction and discussion facilitation. This website is intended for a post-secondary audience, but K-12 systems will still find valuable information.Science, teachers, discourse, at-home, support
Teaching Effectively During Times of DisruptionThis document contains many "how to" guides for delivering lessons in synchronous and asynchronous formats. It includes specific guidance for using CANVAS and well as pedagogical recommendations.Science, teachers, discourse, at-home, support, howto
Supports for Students - Stemteachingtools.orgThis one-pager is intended for students and addresses the importance of their well-being and emotional state, as well as the unique opportunities that come with learning at home - the opportunity to explore what matters to them. Science, students, at-home, support, families, teachers
Selecting Anchoring Phenomenon for Equitable 3D Teaching And AssessmentThis is the anchor page for an OER training that covers the selection of phenomenon that promote equitable science instruction. All slides are available to be downloaded and modified, and speaker notes are present. The selection of strong anchoring phenomenon is essential to using the storyline instructional model. These resources are especially useful for teachers asked to lead PD for their schools/districts.teachers, support, PD, districts

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