Science Resources for Teachers

These are unprecedented times when everything is changing rapidly. I wanted to create a guide where we can all share different resources to support Science Teachers. These may be online resources for you as a teacher, or possibly resources for your students if they have access to online learning/enrichment. While these supplemental resources are intended to provide guidance and support, users should first follow the guidance of their local school or district. All instructional decisions are locally determined, and the options and examples included in this resource are not required, nor does School Improvement endorse or recommend any specific program or product included herein. The resources and tools are provided as an option for users to explore in order to supplement or enhance learning activities prescribed at the local level. If you have any questions, PLEASE reach out as I will be checking my email ( and Twitter (@stephburns410) on a regular basis. I am thinking of you all and your students during this time.
~Stephanie Burns, Director of School Improvement at Genesee Valley Educational Partnership

General Resources

The Wonder of Science

The Master List of Phenomenon is an open Google doc that lists all phenomenon we have aggregated. These phenomenon will be tagged and added to the website (with relevant links, videos, and images) over time

Cognitive Science

A blog about teaching science in a cognitively aware approach. Includes ideas that could be implemented virtually.

Phenomena for NGSS

The idea all along was to provide educators with an accessible and valuable resource as they navigate the transition to phenomena based learning and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Smithsonian Science Education Center

The mission: to transform and improve the learning and teaching of science for preK-8 students. We are dedicated to the establishment of effective science programs for all students. To contribute to that goal, the SSEC builds awareness for P-12 science education reform among state and district leaders, conducts programs that support the professional growth of P-12 teachers and school leaders, and engages in research and curriculum development (including our comprehensive K-8, research-based science curriculum program: Science and Technology ConceptsTM (STC Elementary and Middle School)—all to help transform the teaching and learning of science in the United States and throughout the world.

US Geological Survey

Explore and learn all about earthquakes.

Mosa Mack Science

Our Next Generation Science Solution: Mysteries, Labs and Engineering Challenges for 4th-8th Graders. Engaging design challenges turn kids into actual science detectives.

Lucidchart Diagrams

Lucidchart is a visual workspace that combines diagramming, data visualization, and collaboration to accelerate understanding and drive innovation. Sign up for a free trial today.

Elementary Resources

San Diego Zoo Kids

This is an interactive website where students can learn about wildlife, play games, watch videos, and complete activities.

Weather Kids

I’m meteorologist Crystal Wicker. I designed Weather Wiz Kids® especially for children to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to give them the right tools to explain the different types of weather to children.

Mystery Science

Big questions, kids' curiosity drive impressive science resources - Free subscription this year

Secondary Resources

Human Body Exploration

Explore the biodigital human body

Science Journal by Google

Turn your phone into a lab sensor to collect and analyze data


High-quality multimedia brings biological research to life. Real science, real stories, and real data to engage students in exploring the living world.