Instructional Links

Listed here are many of our favorite organizations, resources and suppliers. Many others can be found in the pages of Connect, in relation to specific articles and topics. But we do not know it all! Would you contribute an institution or company that you particularly value? E-mail us with your suggestion!


ORGANIZATIONS


AAAS, American Association for the Advancement of Science, www.aaas.org

ASCD, (formerly known as) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, www.ascd.org

ASTC, Association of Science and Technology Centers, www.astc.org. Find science and technology centers and museums worldwide from the Exploratorium (San Francisco), to the Franklin Institute (Philadelphia), and the new Shanghai Science and Technology Museum (China). Many of these centers provide activities on their websites and additional lists of web resources

NCTM
, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, www.nctm.org

NSDC, National Staff Development Council, (now renamed Learning Forward) www.nsdc.org

NSTA
, National Science Teachers Association, www.nsta.org


GOVERNMENT AGENCIES


NASA, National Aeronautical Space Administration, www.nasa.gov

National Ocean Service
, www.oceanservice.noaa.gov

National Park Service, www.nps.gov

National Weather Service, www.nws.noaa.gov

Smithsonian Institution
, www.si.edu

US Census Bureau
, www.census.gov

World Meteorological Organization, International weather, climate, and water, www.wmo.int


RESOURCES


Children & Nature Network, Building a movement to reconnect children and nature, www.childrenandnaturenetwork.org

For Spacious Skies
, A site that encourages children to become aware of and look up at the sky, www.forspaciousskies.com

Kids Gardening (part of National Gardening Association), Gardening as a vehicle for encouraging children to make good food choices, augmenting classroom studies with experiential learning, building a love of nature, stimulating social interaction, facilitating cultural exchange, and more, www.kidsgardening.org

REAL School Gardens
, REAL School Gardens is a grassroots gardening program that helps children by supporting elementary school communities as they design, install, and sustain outdoor classrooms (gardens), www.realschoolgardens.org

Roots and Shoots
, Dr Jane Goodall's program that involves youth with service learning and global issues, www.rootsandshoots.org/educators

World Wide Waldens
, Empowers youth around the globe to find their Walden—a place in need of care and protection—in their own community, www.worldwidewaldens.org


SUPPLIERS


Arbor Scientific, Physical science, often listed for high school, but with many items of interest in elementary and middle schools, 800-367-6695, www.arborsci.com

Carolina
, Extensive resources in both science and math, 800-334-5551, www.carolina.com

Connecticut Valley Biological
, Life science, specimens, 800-628-7748, www.ctvalleybio.com

Delta Education
, K-8 math and science, 800-442-5444, www.deltaeducation.com

Didax, Math and language arts, 800-458-0024, www.didax.com

Edmund Scientific, Physical science, 800-728-6999, www.scientificsonline.com

ETA/Cuisenaire
, K-12 science and math, including well-known Cuisenaire materials, 800-445-5985, www.etacuisenaire.com

Forestry Suppliers
, Both simple and sophisticated tools for fieldwork, K-12; excellent catalog goes far beyond traditional forestry, 800-360-7788, www.forestry-suppliers.com

Kelvin, Physical science and design technology, 800-535-8469 (Canada 888-953-5846), www.kelvin.com

LEGO Education
, LEGO resources, 800-838-9647, www.lego.com/education

Nasco, Large math and science selection, 800-558-9595 www.enasco.com

Nature-Watch
, Educational nature products and craft activity kits, 800-228-5816, www.nature-watch.com

Science Kit & Boreal Laboratories
, Science, math, and custom science kits, 800-828-7777, www.sciencekit.com

The Math Learning Center
, Math curriculum, programs, resources, and manipulatives, 800-575-8130, www.mathlearningcenter.org

The Science Source, Physical science, design technology tools and supplies, 800-299-5469, www.thesciencesource.com

Triarch, Slides and microscopes, including Swift stereo microscopes at excellent prices, 800-848-0810, www.triarchmicroslides.com


PUBLISHERS


Heinemann, www.heinemann.com

GEMS
, Great Explorations in Math and Science, www.lhsgems.org

Math Solutions
, www.mathsolutions.com

Stenhouse
, www.stenhouse.com

Teachers College Press
, www.teacherscollegepress.com


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