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This spreadsheet is being managed by the Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers and is based on the http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ which contains an assortment of educational resources across all disciplines.
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If you know of additional science specific digital resources that are currently free-access, please email pastpresident@MassScienceTeach.org with the link to add the resource to this collection.
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AACT- American Association of Chemistry Teachers
Includes activities, animations, projects, simulations, and videos for middle school, high school, and Advanced Placement/general chemistry.https://teachchemistry.org/news/unlocked-resources-through-march-31
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Concord Consortium - STEM Resources & Collections
Includes individuals simulations and themed collections that develop specific topics. Requires free teacher registration, can create a class and assign resources to your students.https://learn.concord.org/
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PhET Interactive SimulationsCan sort simulations by age level, subject, or device. Activities to use with the sims are located in the "For Teachers" section of each sim. https://phet.colorado.edu/
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PBS Learning MediaFree Teacher registration to sync with google classroom, favorite resources, assign resources, etc. Contains videos, interactives, images, websites and collections. Can sort by grade level and type of resources. https://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/
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SimbucketPrimarily Chemistry & Physics Simulations for grades 9-12https://www.simbucket.com/welcome-to-simbucket/
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ChemCollectiveChemistry-specific resources for high school and undergraduate. Includes virtual labs, tutorials, simulations and auto-graded problems.http://chemcollective.org/home
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ACS - American Chemistry SocietyChemistry-specific resources for K-12; includes videos of demonstrations, games, lesson plans. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources.html
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ACS - American Chemistry Society - High School Chem Clubs
This links to a list of other 9-12 digital resources.
https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/chemistryclubs/activities/simulations.html
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cK-12Digital textbook for science and other subjects. https://www.ck12.org/teacher/
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the Physics ClassroomPhysics tutorials, interactives, videos, etc. https://www.physicsclassroom.com/
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Bozeman ScienceLectures, videos, etc. from Paul Anderson on all types of science. http://www.bozemanscience.com/
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Mystery ScienceK-5 curriculum including videos with embedded readings and activities. Standards-based and very engaging for students. Activities with simply materials students may have in their homes. Free right now for teachers. https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning
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Actively LearnActively Learn is a web-based reading platform that helps students read deeply and think critically, with thousands of texts and associated instruction in ELA, Science, and Social Studies.
https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.activelylearn.com/post/remote-learning&sa=D&ust=1584311064247000&usg=AFQjCNHgoK2dJjzGzN1xPbr32VmBa-VY9w
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Amoeba SistersBiology-specific videos, handouts, gifs, and comics to support high school biology. Some resources are appropriate for middle school.https://www.amoebasisters.com/
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Stated ClearlyGenetics, evolution, and chemistry videos and articles to clearly explain fundamental concepts.https://www.statedclearly.com/
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Pearson: The Biology PlaceBio-Coach, Lab Bench, and Biology Glossary provide interactive activities and labs and pre- and post-lab assessments.http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/index.html
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NOVA LabsLong-term interactive investigations in polar science, evolution, cybersecurity, RNA, clouds, energy, and the Sunhttps://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/
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Legends of LearningMath and science games for elementary and middle school students. Aligned with national science and math standards.https://www.legendsoflearning.com/
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National Science Foundation: The Science of Speed
Set of videos to illustrate physics concepts related to speedhttps://nsf.gov/news/mmg/?series_name=Science%20of%20Speed
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National Science Foundation: The Science of Football
Set of videos to illustrate physics concepts related to hockeyhttps://nsf.gov/news/mmg/?series_name=Science%20of%20NHL%20Hockey
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National Science Foundation: The Science of Hockey
Set of videos to illustrate physics concepts related to footballhttps://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/?series_name=Science%20of%20NFL%20Football
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Teach/Learn Genetics (Genetic Science Learning Center)
Online interactive resources for teaching genetics, health and bioscience.https://teach.genetics.utah.edu/
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DNA Learning Center (Cold Springs Laboratory)Multimedia for teaching about DNAhttps://dnalc.cshl.edu/search
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DNA From the BeginningOnline textbook for learning about geneticshttp://www.dnaftb.org/
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HHMI BioInteractiveA variety of classroom resources for biology, climate change
https://www.biointeractive.org/classroom-resources?keyword=climate+change&topics=All&resource_type=All&level=All&sort_bef_combine=search_api_relevance+DESC
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UCAR Center for Science EducationGames and simulations for weather, climate, atmospheric science, and space weather educationhttps://scied.ucar.edu/games
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Science News for StudentsAge-appropriate topical science news for students ages 9 and up.https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/
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ReadWorksLeveled reading passages, including many science topics, for K-12. Many have reading comprehension quizzes Requires free teacher and student signup and can be assigned to students through Google Classroom.https://www.readworks.org/
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Global Oneness ProjectA collection of videos to help promote/teach cultural awareness and climate stewardship.https://www.globalonenessproject.org/
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National Geographic Education Resource LibraryFilter by grade level and topic, earth science, physics, chemistry, biology, engineering
https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library/?q=&page=1&per_page=25
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Newsela ScienceFree access to library of materials for teachers, create a log in to see many more than just the examples displayed. You can create assignments based on articles in the library. Covid19 Resource Center to help students access accurate information about Covid-19. https://newsela.com/about/content/browse-content/
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PBS NOVA Education VideosFull length documentaries and shorts addressing a variety of topics. Many available to stream. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/brand/education/
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Collisions Chemistry GameGame for preview or review of chemistry topics. Free with teacher registration, will recieve a class code for students to log in. https://www.playmadagames.com/product/
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NSTA Learning Center: Virtual Labs Biology Collection
A teacher sourced list of virtual labs about biology topicshttps://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=ldPT0QtbY/w_E
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LabXchangeOnline platform from Harvard specifically for science that includes digital text, simulations, assessments. Educators can create their own login and classes to further personalize learning. https://www.labxchange.org/
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Inq-ITSResearch-based, virtual labs engage students in science inquiry and give them real time support as they work; they provide teachers real-time progress monitoring, and use AI to automatically score students' work, including their written responses. Open access during CoVid19, virtual training available if sign up before April 1.http://www.inqits.com/
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BrainPop ScienceCartoon videos of a range of science topics. Free access during school closings. https://www.brainpop.com/science/
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OceanTracks High School CurriculumFree HS data modules/units that are completely digital featuring data from ocean creatures off the west coast, topics include biodiversity, conservation, human impact, etchttp://oceantracks.org/curriculum/high-school
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ZooniversePlatform for volunteer and professional researchers to work together on a range of projects. https://www.zooniverse.org/projects
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Smithsonian Science NowArchived recordings of past free webcasts introduce students to science concepts and practices through the lens of Smithsonian research and experts. The webcasts are great for students in Grades 3-8 and are optimized for students in Grades 3-5.
https://naturalhistory.si.edu/education/distance-learning/smithsonian-science-how-webcast-archives
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Encounter EduFree resources from Encounter Edu & AXA XL Ocean Education about coral reefs, frozen oceans, our ocean planet, submarine STEM, and more! The content includes STEAM activities, themed units, and archives of past live lessons. Note: Some content requires a free account.https://encounteredu.com/partners/axa-ocean-education
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Ocean Exploration TrustA Digital Resource Library of supplemental graphics, photos, videos, and activities about the ocean and the Nautilus Expeditionhttps://www.oceanexplorationtrust.org/education-resources
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NOAA EducationThe "Education" section provides multiple multimedia options for career and ocean exploration.https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/welcome.html
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NOAA Data in the ClassroomWith NOAA’s Data in the Classroom, students use real-time ocean data to explore today’s most pressing environmental issues, and develop problem-solving skills employed by scientists. Access online and classroom-ready curriculum activities with a scaled approach to learning and easy-to-use data exploration tools.https://dataintheclassroom.noaa.gov/
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Explaining Climate ChangeExplainingClimateChange.com provides a set of peer-reviewed, interactive, web-based materials to help learners visualize and understand the underlying science of climate change.https://explainingclimatechange.com/index.html
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Annenberg LearnerFree online resources in all curricular areas K-12https://learner.org/
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American Museum of Natural HistoryCurriculum collections and resources based upon the museum's holdings.https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/curriculum-collections
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Mims House BooksAccess to online science picture books. Good for elementary. All online books will be free during Covid19, you will need to add the book to your cart, and then it have a price of $0.
https://mimshousebooks.com/collections/science?msID=9fb5cc9b-9344-4676-afe5-dea5519747e6
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John S Mead Photography You TubeA collection of videos of protists in actionhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCckbRf2mVd-nEXV1W5wGbsQ
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NSTA Interactive eBooksNSTA has made their K-12 interactive ebooks available free of charge during the shutdown.
https://www.nsta.org/ebooks/?utm_source=realmagnet&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Science%20Teaching%20During%20Coronavirus%20School%20Closures%2D%2DNSTA%20Is%20Here%20to%20Help&utm_campaign=2020%5FMarch%5F17%5FNewsletter%5FExpress%5Fmember
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HTML5 Simulations for Physics - BUA series of simple simulations covering a range of physics topics, organized into units. Students can manipulate the variable to observe different relationships.https://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/sims.html
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Science from Scientists - Away from the Classroom
At-home lessons for students to keep learning about science topics from home. These often involve watching a video and then using some common household items to do an activity (paperclips, hangers, string, scissors, tape, etc.)https://www.sciencefromscientists.org/sfsathome
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Genes In Space A few videos about DNA and genetics, including current biology space research from scientistshttps://www.genesinspace.org/educational-videos/
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Evolving Minds ProjectThis is a PD experience for K-5 educators, includes teacher resources directed at MA 2016 STE frameworks at natural selection and adaptationhttps://www.evolvingmindsproject.org/online-professional-development
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Carolina - Learning From HomeOrganized by Unit and age level K-5, these multi-week units suggest activities and linked articles for students to work through specifically for this period of distance learning. https://www.carolina.com/learningfromhome
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CLEAN (Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network)
A collection of 700+ free ready-to-use rigorously-reviewed learning resources for secondary through higher ed
https://cleanet.org/clean/educational_resources/index.html
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En-Roads Climate InteractiveA simulation that allows students to investigate on their own, do a workshop about climate change, or role play similar to a Model UN and see the impact of their choices. Facilitation guides forthcoming. https://www.climateinteractive.org/tools/en-roads/
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JoVe Science Education Videos
access to video demonstrations of science topics, appropriate for high school and above. Free access for educators until June 15th
https://www.jove.com/science-education-library
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NSTA Learning Center: Distance Learning Collection
A collection similar to this page of different science learning resources for distance learning
https://learningcenter.nsta.org/mylibrary/collection.aspx?id=R2UEnDteWYQ_E&utm_source=realmagnet&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Science%20Teaching%20During%20Coronavirus%20School%20Closures%2D%2DNSTA%20Is%20Here%20to%20Help&utm_campaign=2020%5FMarch%5F17%5FNewsletter%5FExpress%5Fmember
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Flinn- At Home LearningVideos and Activites for students to try at home, curated by Flinn
https://www.flinnsci.com/athomescience/?utm_campaign=MKT20383%20-%20Mar20-DistanceLearning-President-Email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Net-Results&utm_content=MKT20383%20-%20Mar20-DistanceLearning-President-Email#
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WGBH Distance LearningSpecific activities for science learning grades 9-12, includes time suggested to completehttps://www.wgbh.org/distance-learning-center/9-12#science
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Cornell All About Birds
Access to liv webcams, birdwatching apps and tools for your backyard, games, songs videos, courses
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/how-to-make-these-next-few-weeks-a-little-easier-courtesy-of-birds/
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ecoXPTan immersive simulation in which students use inquiry to learn how ecosystems work. It focuses on grades 6-8 but can be used with other grades. Curriculum materials accompany the simulation. This includes a Teachers’ Guide, 14 lesson plans with PowerPoints to organize and introduce each session, six thinking moves and accompanying videos to help students learn how scientists think, and rubrics.https://ecolearn.gse.harvard.edu/projects/ecoxpt
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Beyond BenignSome digital resources for high school and higher ed about green chemistryhttps://www.beyondbenign.org/news-covid-19-updates/
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Physics Aviaryphysics-specific virtual simulations, some contain additional resources.http://www.thephysicsaviary.com/index.html
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NASA JPL Education at Homecontains projects, activities, videos for students to learn about space at home. Arranged by suggested grade level. https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learning-space/
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Chatham Marconi Maritime CenterProject-based lessons for students in grades 1-8 related to the wave properties standards, communication standards, technologies, engineering design, etc.
http://stem.chathammarconi.org/LessonPlanViewer.php?action=LessonPlanRoadmap
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