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Great resources for STEM educators, recommended by STEM educators!

HHMI Biointeractive
At BioInteractive, you can find award-winning multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom.

Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree uses trees and forests as windows on the world to increase students’ understanding of the environment and actions they can take to conserve it. From its beginnings in 1976, PLT has exemplified high-quality environmental education.

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
ISRI in partnership with JASON Learning has launched a recycling education campaign for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The campaign includes lesson plans, hands-on activities, and interactive web-based experiences, all focused on the importance of recycling and the scrap industry.

SciJinks
SciJinks is all about weather! Short for Science Hijinks, we are a NOAA educational website that puts fun and adventure into learning about weather, satellite meteorology and Earth science. We are geared toward middle- and high-school aged kids and their educators.

RadTown Usa
The U.S. EPA launched New Radiation Education Website to help kids learn about radiation in their town: where it is and how it's used. Explore the Burbs, Countryside, Downtown or Waterfront. 
CYBERMission Free Student Competition
eCYBERMISSION is a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics competition for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grade teams. Your team will propose a solution to a real problem in your community and compete for State, Regional and National Awards.
Maine Robotics
To promote growth and interest in the sciences of engineering and computers; to provide opportunities to instruct teachers, coaches, and mentors in the skills necessary to in turn mentor and teach the youth of Maine. Maine Robotics seeks to provide a supportive, mentoring atmosphere for teachers wishing to pursue advancement in the sometimes daunting world of engineering and computer science. Maine Robotics also seeks to provide a supportive system for children and youth to learn more about engineering and computer science in an energetic, educational manner.
Maine Department of Education
To promote growth and interest in the sciences of engineering and computers; to provide opportunities to instruct teachers, coaches, and mentors in the skills necessary to in turn mentor and teach the youth of Maine. Maine Robotics seeks to provide a supportive, mentoring atmosphere for teachers wishing to pursue advancement in the sometimes daunting world of engineering and computer science. Maine Robotics also seeks to provide a supportive system for children and youth to learn more about engineering and computer science in an energetic, educational manner.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), there are three distinct and equally important dimensions to learning science. These dimensions are combined to form each standard—or performance expectation—and each dimension works with the other two to help students build a cohesive understanding of science over time.
Maine Science Listserv 
This list is maintained by Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA). The purpose of this listserv is to provide a forum for Maine Science Educators to share and receive information related to science education and opportunities provided through Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.
National Science Teacher's Association (NSTA)
NSTA's mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.
North American Association for Environmental Education Resources for Climate Change
Advancing Climate Change Environmental Education: Resources and Suggestions

Energy Foundations for High School Chemistry
Free Resources to help teach the big ideas about energy in your high school chemistry classroom! Exercises, lab investigations, videos and demos focus on the fundamentals of chemical, mechanical, nuclear and gravitational energy.

NASA SpacePlace
The Space Place was started in February 1998 as an education and public outreach project of NASA's New Millennium Program, which continues to be its primary supporter. Its target audience is elementary-school-age kids.


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