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Science Great Science Books for Middle Schoolers

Click here PDF (85KB) to download a list from one of TAF's favorite librarians. Many of the books listed here can be enjoyed by high school students and adults, too!

Rulers Middle School Math Lessons from Stanford University

Click here offsite link to download website lessons from a recent summer math program - a collaboration between Stanford University School of Education and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Microscope Middle School Biology from Oregon State University

(OSU) has received four TAF grants since 2003. The following biology lesson plans represent the culmination of efforts by Sujaya Rao and her OSU colleagues to improve science education in the region.

Planets Teachers Organizations

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics offsite link

National Science Teachers Association offsite link

National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools Mathematics, Science and Technology offsite link

Telescope Web Sites We Like

Cool Science from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.offsite link

The world's top scientists share their research via Earth & Sky Radio. offsite link

Environmental Protection Agency offsite link classroom materials.

Food Science and other information from the FDA. offsite link

Edutopia, offsite link The George Educational Lucas Foundation's website, showcases best practices in teaching and learning.

Globe Program: offsite link hands on earth science explorations for teachers and students from around the world.

John Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth offsite link offers summer programs and online courses for students who wish to accelerate their science and math learning.

The National Gardening Association offsite link wants young people to grow!

National Human Genome Research Institute's offsite link materials for educators.

National Institutes of Health offsite link materials for educators.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration offsite linkmaterials for educators.

Get a glimpse of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab. offsite link

National Science Foundation offsite link classroom resources.

NASA's Practical Uses of Math and Science offsite link

Radio Lab offsite link offers free podcasts on science and ideas.

Science Friday offsite link is NPR's weekly review of science news and ideas.

U.S. Geological Survey offsite link classroom materials.

U.S. Department of Agriculture offsite link materials for students and teachers.

U.S. Forest Service offsite link education resources.

Weather education materials from the National Weather Service. offsite link

Web Adventures: offsite link educational science and math games from Rice University.

Weather Satellite Learning offsite link