Teacher Resources

In addition to our professional development opportunities for educators we have provided some online resources that can bring STEM into your classroom.

NYSCI Noticing Tools
A suite of iPad apps that make learning math and science irresistible through play, creative design projects, and collaboration.


Engage NY
New York State teachers can access a wealth of resources via this website including modules for teaching and sample curriculums.


Achieve The Core
This site was designed by the lead writers of the Common Core, is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. It includes practical tools designed to help students and teachers see their hard work deliver results. achievethecore.org was created in the spirit of collaboration. Please steal these tools and share them with others.


The Common Core Toolkit from Publishers Weekly
A variety of information (from September 2013), from resources to recent articles and postings, to help you stay up to date on the standards.


Teaching Books
TeachingBooks.net’s database of instructional materials will enliven your K–12 reading activities.
“Meet the Author” movies illuminate the creative process, inspiration, and stories behind award-winning books.

For All Teachers That Assign Books: Considering Common Core: Qualitative Text Complexity
This interactive site is part of Teaching Books.  Easily and deeply consider the complexities of the meaning, purpose, organization, life experiences, and cultural knowledge of the books you are teaching.


VITAL New York on Teachersdomain.org (streaming video)
An extensive library of free digital media resources produced by public television, designed for classroom use and aligned to the NY State learning standards and core curricula. Create your own account and download streaming videos from NOVA and other cool resources.


NBC LEARN (streaming video)
NBC News offers unique collections of video resources, primary sources, historic footage, images, mini-documentaries and text resources designed for use in the K-12 classroom.

Discover the science behind the Olympic Winter Games. NBC Learn has teamed up with the National Science Foundation for this 16-part video series. Available for free to teachers. Click on “Science of the Olympic Winter Games” on the bottom right of the screen.


NeoK12 (streaming video)
Well indexed streaming videos (most seem to come from YouTube).


Teacher Tube (streaming video)
TeacherTube.com provides an online community for sharing instructional teacher videos.


CAST Science Writer
Supports students in writing lab and class reports, geared toward middle school and high school students.


Annenberg Media
Videos and P.D. resources for teachers.


National Science Digital Library
This site offers organized access to high-quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education.


Charlie & Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure (streaming video)
This half-hour video was designed to accompany a recent exhibition at NYSCI.
Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure offers an engaging story, seen through the eyes of Charlie, a young boy who is writing a report about his favorite bird—the kiwi. Join Charlie as he travels back in time to the age of the dinosaurs to discover the kiwi’s ancestors and evidence for how evolution works.


PBS Teachers
STEM Education Resource Center provides multimedia resources & Professional Development for PreK-12 educators.


Resources about astronomy for the classroom.


BrainPOP and Brain POP Jr (K-3)
http://www.brainpop.com and http://www.brainpopjr.com
Animated, curriculum-based content for students and educators. Free Trial Available. (Recommended by teachers to this librarian)


Teachers TryScience
This site is dedicated to improving STEM education by empowering teachers with project-based lessons to teach more effectively, with inquiry-based strategies to grow their skills, and online tools to collaborate and share effective practices. Our site targets middle school teachers and focuses on environmental science.




Activities compiled by different science centers


Hands on  K-12 engineering activities


Teacher resource of activities complied for teachers by teachers


Online science Games and labs


International Action on Global Warming (IGLO)
Activities based in CLIMATE SCIENCE


Lunar Planetary Institute – NASA funded, resource for teachers on Space Science

Visual Timeline

Health in Space


National Space Biomedical Research Institute
Hands on activities on health /space science


Steve Spangler Science Experiments
This hands-on science library represents Steve Spangler’s most requested science experiments from his weekly television appearances and live presentations throughout the country.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Activities for oceana and atmospheric science weather, aquatic food webs etc.