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Essential Resources

(don’t write your next unit plan, unit assessment or lesson plan without them!)

NC Middle School Science Indicators

NC High School Science Indicators

NC Middle School Math Indicators

NC High School Math Indicators

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)

General Education Resources:

New! The Teach For America resource exchange

New! Curriki- an online curriculum & planning resource exchange; started by an alum

http://www.learnnc.org

Great Source books- http://www.greatsource.com

http://www.learner.org

The Educator’s Desk Reference- http://ericir.syr.edu/index.shtml

http://www.teach-nology.com/

http://www.accessexcellence.com/

http://www.edhelper.com/

http://www.educationworld.com/

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/

http://www.lessonplanz.com/

http://www.teachnet.com/

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/

http://www.lessonplansearch.com/

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)

http://www.middleschoolscience.com

http://sciencepage.org/

Physics Resources

Minds on Physics: http://umperg.physics.umass.edu/resources/mop/MOPSamples

http://phet.colorado.edu/new/index.php

http://www.biologycorner.com/physics/index.html

Biology Resources

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

http://www.biologycorner.com/anatomy/index.html

General Math Resources

http://www.mathforamerica.org

http://www.mathforum.org

http://www.math.com

http://www.mathbits.com

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 amanda.beck@teachforamerica.org.

Written by theonlinepd

February 21, 2008 at 11:21 pm

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