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These aggregated, comprehensive collections of teaching resources cover a wide range of science topics, from the brain to bird flu and butterflies in space.

  • Air, Atmosphere and Living Systems

    Air, Atmosphere and Living SystemsResources

    The Air unit lets students creatively explore air and the atmosphere, air quality and related issues such as allergens in the places we live, study and work.

  • All About Food

    All About FoodResources

    The Food unit allows students to have fun learning about food sources, healthy eating, food safety, food groups and overall nutrition.

    Grades: 3-5
  • Experiments in Space

    Experiments in SpaceResources

    Join in real space research conducted on the International Space Station with investigations that enable students to compare organisms (ants, butterflies, plants, spiders) in their classrooms to similar plants or animals grown in space.

  • Gene U: Genetics and Inheritance

    Gene U: Genetics and InheritanceResources

    BioEd Online offers genetics lessons and resources for classroom use, background information, professional development opportunities for teachers, including individual lessons, online workshops and a complete undergraduate genetics course.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Global Atmospheric Change

    Global Atmospheric ChangeResources

    The Global Atmospheric Change unit gives students an opportunity to investigate a variety of physical and life science concepts related to Earth's energy resources and atmosphere, and global ecology.

  • Living Things and Their Needs

    Living Things and Their NeedsResources

    The Living Things and Their Needs unit allows very young students to explore living and non-living things, and the basic needs of animals. 

  • MicroMatters: Microbiology

    MicroMatters: MicrobiologyResources

    Students explore microbes which are related to health: bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses, and learn that microbes play key roles in the lives of humans, and that some cause diseases.

  • Neuroscience: The Learning Brain and BrainLink

    Neuroscience: The Learning Brain and BrainLinkResources

    The Learning Brain and BrainLink® projects provide teaching materials, resources and background information focused on the brain and neuroscience for use with elementary and secondary school students. Materials cover brain structure and chemistry, neurons and the nervous system, senses, movement, learning and memory, and more.

  • PowerPlay!

    PowerPlay!Resources

    Students push their limits and discover how their bodies react to a variety of physical challenges in PowerPlay! This monumental, three-story installation lets students leap up and down different levels of a forty-foot tower that provides access to other ares of the exhibit.

  • Resources and the Environment

    Resources and the EnvironmentResources

    The Resources and the Environment Unit allows very young students to explore how living things—including humans—use resources found naturally in their environments, or modify resources to meet their needs.

  • Space Life Science

    Space Life ScienceResources

    Bring the excitement of space life science to your classroom through curricular units focused on topics such as the effects of microgravity on the body, maintaining fitness and health in space, and the impact of space travel on sleep patterns.

  • Water: Resource for Life

    Water: Resource for LifeResources

    The Water unit provides students with a fresh look at water and lets them discover why it is necessary to the well-being of all living creatures.