Internet Resources

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The North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center

A comprehensive resource for educators interested in helping to enhance science education in the state of North Carolina. Links to funding sources for science education, as well as links to sites with free online science education materials.

After School Alliance Program

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs and advocating for quality, affordable programs for all children. It is supported by a group of public, private and nonprofit organizations that share the Alliance's vision of ensuring that all children have access to afterschool programs by 2010.

NASA's Education Program

This site is a wonderful education resource provided by NASA. Here you can find information on internships, education programs, and education contacts, among other interesting resources.

North Carolina State University's MentorNet

A site that provides teachers with support in using emerging technologies in their classrooms.

Teachers Helping Teachers

Provides ideas for new teaching methods, teachers' reviews of books about education, a weekly chat, tips for new teachers and a forum for experienced teachers to share their expertise.

Exploratorium Science Snacks

This site is full of experiments and projects that teachers and students can make. Each snack includes a different science-oriented hands-on exploration that can be used at home or in the classroom!

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

This federally-funded site provides reasources for tackling just about any subject. The layout is simple and easily navigated. It is also not cluttered by glitzy images that slow down the load time.


This web site unites a network of schools and youth service organizations in 48 countries. iEARN participants use communication technologies to make a difference in the world by collaborating with students and educators in other countries to address local, national and global issues. Check out this web site for information on joining the network and collaborating with other programs around the world.

PTA Central

This site is a resource-laden tool for parent teacher associations and organizations. The objective of this website is to provide information about particular issues including fundraising as well as ideas for classroom initiatives.

North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research

The goal of this organization is to promote human and animal health. The North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research attempts not only to aid in increasing science literacy but to help prepare people for future careers in the biosciences.

National Academy of Sciences: Science and Creationism Website

This site supplies educators and students with information about the science vs creationism debate. Lots of interesting information and links.

LEARN North Carolina: The North Carolina Teachers' Network

This site is a wonderful resource for North Carolina Educators. It includes approved lesson plans, professional development pages, a links library, the NC standard course of study, as well as discussion forums.

Using Geographic Information Systems in Secondary Education

Learn how to use GIS in your curriculum. A multidimensional and interesting website, one can learn the many science-related applications of GIS technology.

MEGA (Middle Educators Global Activities)

This North Carolina State University program is dedicated to "training middle educators locally and connecting globally."


Meridian is a middle school computer technologies journal published at North Carolina State University.

The JASON Project

Created by the discoverer of the wreck of the RMS Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard, this site provides online curricula and explorations and has valuable resources for teachers, parents and students interested in engaging science.

Discovery Channel School

This site, maintained by the folks at the Discovery Channel, has many useful educational resources such as free lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. There is further educational material available for purchase on this site.

SAS in School

SAS in Schools is a comprehensive program available to all charter and public schools at North Carolina. Students are able to gain a better understanding of various concepts using the latest technological tools. Web based resources for this program are available for grades 8-12.

The Science House

This website provides wonderful tools in any area in science and math. Utilizing their interactive base one can not only obtain learning materials but information relating to field trips, teacher training workshops, summer camps and career information.

Turning Points

Turning Points helps middle schools create challenging, caring and equitable learning communities that meet the needs of young adolescents as they reach the "turning point" between childhood and adulthood.

The Collaboratory Project

The Collaboratory Project was created as an intiative by Northwestern Univerity. This project not only provides technical advice but training, project consulting and web-based resources and services to teachers teaching kindergarden through 12th grade.


ExplorNet provides a great opportunity for quality learning and teaching. By utilizing various technological tools teachers as well as students are able to learn a variety of concepts.

ENC Online

This site is a great educational resource provided by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC). The main objective of the site is to help aid teachers in developing scientific and mathematics-based curricula.

National Science Digital Library

The National Science Digital Library site, funded by the National S cience Foundation, is an excellent scientific resource. It is one of the best sources for information relating to engineering, technology, and mathematics.

GIS Live

GIS Live is an online site partnered with selected schools aimed at increasing mathematical and scientific literacy. This online resource provides students with a better understanding of science and mathematics by utilizing technology.

NC Wise Owl

The NC Wise Owl website is an excellent, educational online resource for elementary, middle and high school students. Students are not only able to gain access to encyclopedias and news-related stories but also to information pertaining to subject areas such as science.
New England Anti-vivisection Society (NEAVS) - Alternatives to Dissection
NEAVS Ethical Science & Education Coalition provides parents and educators as well as students with alternatives to using real deceased animals to learn anatomy. They even have a lending library with more than 400 books, 200 videos and dozens of models and computer programs available for use (for free!).

Alternative Dissection Resource Page

This website is a great source for those seeking alternatives to dissection. The site provides a list of interactive CD Roms that provide great educational opportunities that mirror actual participation in classroom dissection.
Wellesley College Instructional Technology Science and Mathematics Website
This site provides instructional technology resources from Wellesly courses in mathematics and science. Includes links to videos and pictures of dissections, animations of neural development and other great, interactive resources.


The LAAPhysics site provides extensive research information on phys ics. In utilizing the latest technological tools one can gain a better understanding of physics and its concepts.

Visualization Lab

The Visualization Lab online site, provided by the University of Texas at Austin, is a great resource for teachers and students seeking interactions with computer visualization systems and scientific research.

Computational Paleontology

The Computational Paleontology website was created solely for the objective of utilizing computer graphic simulations, math models and computers for paleontology.


The Ask USGS website provides information that is extremely informative not only for students but for teachers as well. From curriculum-based activities, science to vocabulary, this site has answers for all. website provides educational opportunities for teachers and students. Teachers are able to receive and access lesson plans, curriculum activities and other educational resources. Students can benefit from this site as well.

Education Index

The education index website provides information in various areas from agriculture to physics to women studies. Teachers as well as students can use this valuable resource.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The Educational Resources Information Center is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. This site is superb in providing easy access to educational literature and resources.

National Biological Information Infrastructure

The National Biological Information Infrastructure provided by the Center for Biological Informatics of the U.S. Geological Survey is an excellent tool for parents, teachers and students.

PBS Teacher Source - Science

The PBS Teacher Source science page is an excellent resource for teachers. Teachers are given the opportunity to access a variety of lesson plans and activities that can be sorted by grade range and topic.

Understanding Evolution

This innovative site provides teachers excellent information concerning evolution. Teachers are able to gain information to help them develop lesson and curriculum plans.

Smithsonian Education

This educational site is not only beneficial to teachers but students as well. Students are not only able to engage in scientific activities and games but are also given the opportunity to learn various scientific topics like aerodynamics. Teachers can also refer to this site for curriculum building ideas and lesson plans.

Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway

The Math and Science Gateway! is a great science and mathematics tool available to educators and students in the 9th-12th grades. Students are able to explore a variety of sciences and enhance their knowledge.

University of Virginia Center for Technology and Teacher Education

This site has an excellent science section. Amongst other things, the site offers computational science activities, guidelines for using technology in science courses, and classroom examples.

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