Science Teaching Series

Internet Resources

I. Developing Scientific Literacy

II. Developing Scientific Reasoning

III. Developing Scientific Understanding

IV. Developing Scientific Problem Solving

V. Developing Scientific Research Skills

VI. Resources for Teaching Science

Internet Resources for Math & Science Educators

(1) Links for Science and Math Resources on the Web: Develop an organized set of links for sites that are useful to those teaching your subject. (sample)

(2) Science and Math Software on the Internet. Download and run two or more useful science or mathematics freeware of shareware programs. Make links to the download sites.

(3) Science or Math Lesson Plans & State Standards: Copy the California Academic Content Standards to your site and link them to relevant resources as illustrated here.

(4) Literature Search: Use online resources to locate scholarly articles that deal with the teaching of a specific concept in your discipline (for example, "ecology" is too broad", while "greenhouse effect" is sufficiently specific. Read the abstracts and articles (accessible at the CSUN library), summarize the findings in your own words

(5) Internet Resources:

(6) Develop a Lesson Plan that Uses Real-time Data from the Internet: Develop a lesson for students in one of your classes that requires them to access and analyze current data. The lesson plan should include:

  • Major concepts
  • Performance objectives (what will students be able to do when the lesson is completed?)
  • Detailed handout that will lead students through the lesson
  • A listing of URLs that will be accessed

    Sites that may be helpful when making lesson plans (Frequently updated information)

(7) Science & Math Image library: Develop a math or science image library.