Resources

These are some great resources and organizations that we've found across the web. 

Resources

Colorado PHET: Interactive STEM simulations

Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery

How Stuff Works

How Stuff Works provides unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works through articles, videos, and podcasts. 

Lawrence Hall of Science

GEMS activities engage students in direct experience and experimentation to introduce essential, standards-based principles and concepts.

NASA STEM Engagement

NASA STEM Engagement provides tools for young Americans and educators to learn and succeed. These include opportunities for students and the public to contribute to NASA’s work in exploration and discovery, engaging students in authentic learning experiences with NASA people, content, and facilities, and building a diverse future STEM workforce by strengthening public understanding by enabling powerful connections to NASA’s mission and work.

Physics Girl

Physics Girl is a YouTube Channel created by Dianna Cowern that adventures into the physical sciences with experiments, demonstrations, and cool new discoveries.

The Physics Classroom

The Physics Classroom is an online, free to use physics website developed primarily for beginning physics students and their teachers. The website features a variety of sections intended to support both teachers and students in the tasks of learning and teaching physics.

 Organizations

Challenger Learning Center

The Challenger Learning Center's goals are to increase student interest in and enthusiasm for the sciences, mathematics, and technology, to improve students’ knowledge and problem-solving skills in these fields, and to teach students to work in teams and think critically. They have an IMAX theater and a planetarium, and host various camps and programs throughout the year. 

K-12 Traveling Science Programs

The K-12 Traveling Science Programs website lists out organizations that provide access to traveling labs across the United States.

Florida State University

Florida State University is a preeminent research university located in Tallahassee, Florida. 

Florida State University Department of Physics

The FSU Physics Department offers research programs that are well-funded, diverse, and provide a breadth of learning and teaching experience to over 300 graduate and undergraduate students. Ranked in the top five by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs and named among the best in the nation for Graduate Physics by U.S. News and World Report, the department is comprised of over 60 faculty members specializing in condensed matter, nuclear, high-energy, atomic, bio-, and astrophysics.

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

The only facility of its kind in the United States, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (MagLab) is the largest and highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world. Every year, more than a thousand scientists from dozens of countries come to use our unique magnets with the support of highly experienced staff scientists and technicians. 

Office of STEM Teaching Activities

The Florida State University Office of STEM Teaching Activities (OSTA) coordinates all activities related to science and mathematics teaching within the College of Arts and Sciences and to serve as the College's liaison with the College of Education. Over the years OSTA has initiated many activities for K-12 teachers and students, and for undergraduate and graduate students at Florida State University. As well, OSTA faculty members are active in science and mathematics education research.

SciTeens

SciTeens is a free, non-profit online platform that connects teen scientists to mentors and research opportunities.

Scientist in Every Florida School

Scientist in Every Florida School's mission is to build long-term collaborative relationships between teachers and scientists, better integrate current scientific research and big data into classroom lessons that adhere to Florida Sunshine State Standards and connect a scientist with every school in the state.

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