Educators

In this rapidly evolving environment, your role has never been more important. Arizona Science Center is here to help. Take advantage of our free weekly lesson plans and hands-on activities you can share with your students. Our goal is to aid you in keeping the passion for curiosity and learning alive and well through a variety of innovative programming. We’re working to ensure each activity and lesson sparks excitement to keep your students of all ages engaged, inspired and empowered.


Arizona Science Center has launched an online coaching program! Teachers from across Arizona are invited to join us to discuss the transition to online learning and share resources to support one another during this time. Online coaching takes place Monday-Friday from 2-3 p.m. Click here to register for your preferred sessions.*

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Questions? Contact CLL@azscience.org for more information.

*Session registration closes Sunday at 5 p.m. for the upcoming week’s topics.


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Weekly Lesson Plans

Delivering Science At Home
Introducing our new weekly lesson plans offering hands-on activities, experiments and virtual teaching support to inspire, educate and engage curious minds through science.  Targeting grades K-8, each week's content offers 150 minutes of education aligned with the State of Arizona Science Standards.

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Featured Videos

Demonstration: Oil Spill Cleanup

Lessons Week 5

Demonstration: Light Mixing

Gears

507 Mechanical Movements

Grades: All Ages

An online copy of the 21st edition of Henry T. Brown’s “507 Mechanical Movements”, first published in 1868. Some of the illustrations have been animated to show exactly how the different mechanisms moved ranging from a simple pully to piston engines.

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Students on Laptops and Tablets

Discover Data

Grades: 6-12

Discover Data is a program developed to empower your students with one of the future’s most important tools. As technology creates larger amounts of data than ever before, Discover Data is designed to connect students to real-world careers, activities and data experts to inspire their understanding of how data is used to innovate across all industries all over the world, along with providing a glimpse into the many diverse and exciting career pathways open to them.

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Mother and Daughter Coloring

Crayola For Educators

Grades: K-12

Looking for ways to integrate more art and creativity in your lessons/activities? Crayola For Educators provides art-integrated lesson/activity plans for each content area, in grades K-12. Each lesson/activity is created by educators and includes directions, a supply list, standard alignments and images to assist in the planning and implementation process. Search the collection today!

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Sun shining through a space in a canyon

National Park Classroom for Educators

Grades: K-12

National Park Services uses parks to inspire and educate on material and STEM lessons on an online educational resource portal. Topics vary from math to the language arts for K-12 schools to higher education.

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Coral and Fish in the ocean

NOAA Resource Collections

Grades: K-12

Resources to help integrate National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science into formal and informal education. Materials are organized by themes aligned with common teaching topics.

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Astronaut outside of the Space Station

NASA STEM Engagement

Grades: K-12

Explore STEM Resources for K-12 Educators. The educational sections of NASA.gov provide educators and students access to materials and resources produced through collaborations with NASA's mission directorates.

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Hand writing notes

Internet Schools Cyberbee's Web Picks

Grades: K-12

An Educator's Guide to Technology and the Web. Web-based list of curriculum tools and resources available to students.

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Young Woman Studying

Pulitzer Center: Fighting Words

Grades: K-12

Poetry Contest for K-12 students can be used for reading, writing or social studies assignment in response to current events. Presented by the Pulitzer Center for International Journalism, top student work submitted can be eligible for cash prizes.

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Rosetta Stone Logo

Rosetta Stone for Students

Grades: K-12

An immense language learning experience to develop their vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation from over a dozen countries will be available free to students for the next three months.

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Lab tech handling vials in an ice bin

BioInteractive Science Digital Experience

Grades: 3-12

Learn the science behind the living world through guiding questions, online activities and video lessons with Biointeractive. A tool great for a high school science setting.

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Hands pointing laptop screen

Video Lesson at Home with TED Education

Grades: 3-12

TED-Ed celebrates the ideas of teachers and students around the world. Discover hundreds of animated lessons organized by age/subject.

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Girl on Computer

Girls Who Code At Home Activities

Grades: 3-12

Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.

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Hand Test

ASU for You Teaching Tools

Grades: K-8

Whether you are a learner or an educator, this new offering — launched now at a time when the world faces unique challenges that demand innovation and adaptation — provides a flexible and growing set of digital educational assets.

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Elephants Standing on Plastic

National Geographic Kids: Kids vs. Plastic

Grades: K-8

Challenge students to learn about ways to limit plastic use at home! Through National Geographic Kids: Kids vs. Plastic, students will engage in articles/guides, videos and hands-on activities to explore how to reduce their own plastic use.

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Children Planting Trees

All About Earth Day

Grades: K-1

Learning more about the history of Earth day and how you can help the planet.

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Design Kit

Methods for Human-Centered Design

Grades: All Ages

Human Centered Design focuses on gaining empathy and understanding of a person or group of people before designing a problem-solving solution for their needs. Think of this as a toolkit for working through the process. This content is provided by IDEO.org which has even more resources.

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