Science Support from SCDE
These documents are available on the SCDE science webpage.
Boeing Educational Resources-100 Days of Learning
Boeing engineers worked closely with education partners to co-create K-12 resources that focus on applying science to solve tough real-world problems.Get inspired by their collection of lesson plans, videos, interactive media and design challenges, all of which are intended to increase student interest and aptitude for 21st century skills.
Delaware Science Assessment Program
includes both formative and summative assessments for grades K-12
Framework for K-12 Science Education
To access the free PDF A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, go to this weblink. First register at this website and create a MyNAP account. Once the MyNAP account has been created, go to the catalog page for the title you want.
NAEP Science Interactive Computer Tasks and Hands-on Tasks
Interactive computer tasks (ICTs) required students to solve scientific problems in a computer-based environment, often by simulating a natural or laboratory setting. These tasks provided students an opportunity to demonstrate a broad range of skills involved in doing science, but without many of the logistical constraints associated with the hands-on tasks. A total of nine ICTs (for grades 4, 8, and 12 but they may be applied to other grade levels) have been released to the public.
Hands-on tasks (HOTs) provided students an opportunity to demonstrate how well they are able to plan and conduct scientific investigations, reason through complex problems, and apply their scientific knowledge in real-world contexts. Three HOTs have been released to the public.
ReadWorks: Science Passages for Reading Comprehension
Check out passages for grades K-8 on content ranging from how plants grow to what sound waves have to do with a baseball game. Then easily search for more by domains like Life Science or Sports & Recreation. ReadWorks' Common Core-aligned materials are research-based, free, and meant to be shared with fellow educators. They're constantly creating new content, so please visit often.
Revised Science Education Standards and Model Curriculum
Revised Science Education Standards and Model Curriculum from the Ohio Department of Education
Science & Literacy Resources
Boston Public Schools presents a Rationale for Implementation of Literacy Strategies in Science. This site includes awesome resources like the following: Resources for Close Reading in Science, Texts, Questions, and How-to Guides, Complex Text Selections and Boston Public Schools-Developed Text Dependent Questions, Practicing Argumentation through the Common Writing Assignment in Science, etc...
Science & Math Resources
Shout out to the students in an after school math program in Montpelier, Vermont for suggesting this web resource!
In today's world, giving students a solid background and understanding in math and science is vital. Compared to past decades, there are now more careers than ever that are rooted in math and science fields. This webpage provides links to practical uses of math and science and lets students know that they have access to extra help outside of class and demonstrates how math and science does apply to very real and practical situations.
NEW! South Carolina's one stop discovery site for STEM learning and resources
Tools for Ambitious Science Teaching
This web site provides tools and resources that support ambitious science instruction at the middle school and high school levels. Ambitious teaching deliberately aims to get students of all racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds to understand science ideas, participate in the discourses of the discipline, and solve authentic problems. We describe 4 core instructional strategies that support this kind of teaching. These “high-leverage” practices make up the Science Learning Framework, and have been selected based on extensive research of how young people learn science, on authentic forms of science activity, and how teachers learn to appropriate new practices.
Tryengineering.org is a resource for students, their parents, their teachers and their school counselors. This is a portal about engineering and engineering careers, and we hope it will help young people understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be made part of their future. This site includes lesson plans, hands-on experiments and activities for ages 8-18.