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STEM Education Resource Center. -PBS offers  excellent information to teachers and students.

Discovery Education: STEM Camp - Part of Discovery Communications’ “Connect the Dots” campaign, which is designed to help students connect the dots between learning and life.


The Biodiversity Heritage Library: BHL is "a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)."

The Chimpanzees I Love: Saving Their World and Ours by Jane Goodall                  

The Complete Human body: The Definitive Visual Guide  edited by Alice Roberts

Every Bone Tells a Story: Hominin Discoveries, Deductions, and Debates by Jill Rubalcaba

Evolution: The Story of life on Earth by Jay Hosler

The Human Brain Book: An Illustrated Guide to Its Structure, Function, and Disorders by Rita Carter

Human Body: A Book With Guts! by Green, Dan

Life: Extraordinary Animals, Extreme Behavior (companion to Discovery Channel/BBC series)

Lucy Long Ago: Uncovering the Mystery of Where We Came From by Catherine Thimmesh

American Museum of Natural History  with Brian Selznick
Take a virtual trip to the American Museaum of Natural Museum in New York City with Brian Selznick, author of Wonderstruck.

Oceans: An Illustrated Reference by Dorrik Stow

On the Origin of Species  by Charles Darwin; David Quammen, general editor.

Smithsonian National Zoological Park - About 2,000 animals from 400 different species reside at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.

Visible Body - 3D Human Anatomy Atlas.  Subscription based


The Disappearing Spoon: and Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and The History Of The World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sean Kean

The Basics of Chemistry by Richard Myers   

The Elements: a Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe  by Theodore W. Gray

Essential Atlas of Physics and Chemistry  by Jordi Llansana

The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns


Earth Science  

1.astronomy, 2.hydrology, 3.meteorology, 4.geology. 

Alone in the Universe: Why our Planet is Unique by John R. Gribben

Astronomy by Dan Green

Beyond: A Solar System Voyage by Michael Benson

The Big Bang by Mike Perricone 

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System by Kenneth R. Lang 

Death stars, weird galaxies, and a quasar-spangled universe: the discoveries of the Very Large Array Telescope by Karen Taschek

Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming by Anthony D. Barnosky

The History of Astronomy by Heather Cooper

New Frontiers: Modern Perspectives on Our Solar System by Frank Summers The Teaching Company DVD        

The Manga Guide to the Universe by Kenji Ishikawa

The Moon by Seymour Simon

Planets, Stars, and Galaxies : A Visual Encyclopedia of Our Universe by David Aguilar

Planet Hunter : Geoff Marcy and the search for other Earths by Vicki Wittenstein

The Practical GeologistiStock_girl_engineering_studentXSmall by Dougal Dixon 

Stargazing with a telescope by Robin Scagell   

Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion  by Loree Griffin Burns

We Are the Weather Makers: the History of Climate Change by Sally M. Walker

 A World Without Ice by Henry Pollack


The Jason Project - An educational partnership between the Sea Research Foundation and National Geographic, the Jason Project connects students with scientists and researchers in real- and near-real time, virtually and physically, to provide mentored, authentic and enriching science learning experiences.


The Handy Physics Answer Book by Paul W. Zitzewitz                      

How to Teach Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel                                                

The Manga Guide to Physics by Hideo Nitta                                        

The Matchbox that Ate a Forty-ton Truck: What Everyday Things Tell us About the Universe by Marcus Chown 

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 by Michio Kaku

Roller Coaster Physics / Discovery Channel School (DVD)

The Physics Classroom: Physics tutorial, shockwave studios, physics help, ACT test center, calculator pad and more


101 Things You Wished You'd Invented-And Some You Wish No One Had by Richard Horne and Tracey Turner

Codeacademy - Learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript for free on this interactive website.

Gamestar Mechanic - Gamestar Mechanic is a game and community designed to teach kids the principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging environment. It is designed for 7- to 14-year-olds but is open to everyone. We've included features in Gamestar that make it useful for kids playing the game on their own or with family members at home, as well as in moderated and educational settings.  The first level of quests is free.

The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay 

Scratch - Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.

What’s Science Ever Done for Us: What the Simpsons Can Teach Us about Physics, Robots, Life and the Universe by Paul Halpern


Built to Last by David Macaulay  

The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity by Elizabeth Rusch          

Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale of an Amazing Feat of Engineering by Martin W. Sandler.         

Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City by David Weitzman           


Dr. Math Explains Algebra: Learning Algebra is Easy, Just Ask Dr. Math by Math Forum

Geekspeak: How Life + Mathematics = Happiness by Graham Tattersall          

Hot X: Algebra Exposed by Danica McKellar                   

Kiss my Math : Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss by Danica McKellar                    

Manga Guide to Calculus by Hiroyuki Kojima                      

Mathematics 1001: Absolutely Everything That Matters in Mathematics, in 1001 Bite-Sized Explanations by Richard Elwes           

 The Numbers Game (DVD) by Joseph Seamans

Real-life math: Everyday Use Of Mathematical Concepts by Evan M. Glazer and John W. McConnell.    

The Story of Mathematics by Richard Mankiewicz                      

Why Pi? by Johnny Ball

The Common Core Math Standards
State led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to prepare students for college and the workforce of the 21st century.

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