(don’t write your next unit plan, unit assessment or lesson plan without them!)
Resources to Beef Up Your Content Knowledge Quickly
McGraw-Hill DeMystified series- these were recommended to me by Jarred Gibson, our director of math/science design. Available subjects: every day math, math word problems, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, math proofs, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science, anatomy, physiology, genetics, and psychology.
The Stop Faking It! series- This is a series published through NSTA (national science teachers association) Press. They include great demonstrations and discrepant events you can easily use in your classroom. Available subjects: sound, math, energy, electricity & magnetism, force & motion, air, water, & weather, and chemistry.
Amanda’s Favorite Resources
(things I’ve stumbled upon through my research and love)
New! The Teach For America resource exchange
New! Curriki- an online curriculum & planning resource exchange; started by an alum
Great Source books- http://www.greatsource.com
The Educator’s Desk Reference- http://ericir.syr.edu/index.shtml
General Science Resources:
http://www.nsta.org (become a member and you will have access to all of their journal archives!)
Brent Maddin’s science CD (e-mail Amanda for a copy)
Minds on Physics: http://umperg.physics.umass.edu/resources/mop/MOPSamples
http://www.biologycorner.com (some of my 6th graders’ favorite labs and activities were modified from things I found on this website)
Anatomy and Physiology Resources
General Math Resources
Do you have a favorite website, book, or other resource that you don’t see on this list? Please post your ideas or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.