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A comprehensive online resource developed to meet the needs of K-12 teachers. The site provides an informal online course covering essential science content, as well as a searchable database of resources for the classroom. Introduced in 2004.
How science really works. Understanding Science gives an inside look at the general principles, methods, and motivations that underlie all of science.
Explorations Through Time*
A series of interactive, web-based educational modules that address topics such as fossils, the history of life, biological evolution, the science of paleontology and the scientific process.
The Paleontology Portal*
Provides access to high-quality North American paleontology resources on the Internet, including information about particular geographic regions, geologic time periods, and representative fossils.
Learning from the Fossil Record*
A set of articles and classroom activities using paleontology to teach major concepts in science.
Our Dynamic Earth*
A course developed for San Francisco Unified School District teachers, this site contains both content and lessons about about the Earth as a dynamic system, composed of the lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water), atmosphere (air), and biosphere (living things).
A course developed for San Francisco Unified School District teachers, this site contains both content and lessons about plate tectonics, Earth’s materials, and California geology.