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STEM for K-12 - A selection of STEM resources.

STEM for K-12 Educators for Educators -  Direct links to resources designed to for educators using the above resources in STEM instruction.


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Resources

  • ToxMystery (Grades 1-5+)
    Toxie the Cat helps kids find the hazards hidden in each room and offers hints when needed. Also available in Spanish.
  • Tox Town (Grades 6-12+)
    Designed to give information on everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals, links to selected, authoritative chemical information on the Web, and how the environment can impact health. Also available in Spanish.
  • Environmental Health Student Portal (Grades 6-8)
    Connecting middle school students to environmental health information. The Web site explores topics such as water pollution, climate change, air pollution, and chemicals.
  • ChemIDplus (Grades 7-12+)
    View and manipulate chemical structures for over 388,000 chemicals. Create SIS and TRANS models, conduct structure similarity searches and view chemical synonyms. 
  • TOXinvaders: Game for iPhone and iPad (Grades 6-12)
    Supports middle school science concepts pertaining to chemistry, the environment, and health. It can serve as an engaging classroom or homework activity for middle and high school students. The game consists of four fast-paced levels, in which a launcher is used to annihilate toxic chemicals falling from the sky and to earn protective shield points by capturing “good chemicals.”
  • From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & Industry
    Explores some of the processes, problems, and potentials inherent in technologies that use life. Helps to promote public understanding of the dynamic relationship between microbes, technology, and science and medicine. Lesson Plans: Grades 7-9 (Science and Technology); Higher Education, Online Resources, and Suggested Readings (Preschool-12).
  • GeneEd (Grades 9-12+)
    Allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.
  • Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine (Grades 6-12+)
    Presents the following instructional resources for the educators in middle-and high-schools, and in higher education institutions. Explore genetics through the characters and creatures featured in Harry Potter! 

 

Educator Resources

Links directly to educator materials for the resources listed above
 


https://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/generic/6/for-teachers