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Resources for Teaching Online

In response to the COVID-19 shelter in place situation, we have compiled a list of resources that you may be able to use with your students, organized by subject. We will update this list as we receive suggestions. The MESTA Facebook group (linked at the bottom of the page) is also a good resource.


Astronomy Picture of the Day

SETI Institute Curriculum - includes (1) Our Place in the Solar System: Sun, Earth, Moon & Eclipse Activity Guide, (2) Life in the Universe, and (3) Voyages Through Time.

Universe Unplugged

The American Astronomical Society has created a page of resources specifically for current online teaching needs.

NASA Kids Club is mostly games for younger children.


Infiniscope has some fascinating astronomy and geology explorations. Full-featured site has teacher support for setting up classes and customizing lessons.

Physport.org has a set of links to online teaching strategies, particularly taking your astronomy course online.

Kahn Academy is offering strategies for online teaching/learning at every grade level, plus "office hours" webinar chats with guest teachers who can offer tips. The sessions are recorded for viewing at a later time.

High Adventure Science  features online curriculum covering topics like fresh water, climate, energy choices, feeding our population, clean air, and life in space


PhET: Interactive simulations

Earth Science Teaching Online Resources from the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA)

Concord Consortium (they have created a special online learning page to help with navigation and ease of access)

NASA Citizen Science projects - assorted topics

Zooniverse - assorted citizen science topics

NASA Wavelength is a collection of resources on a variety of Earth- Space topics


IRIS:  This website features teacher resources (including lessons) for earthquakes.  Look under the EDUCATION tab. 

Soil Science Society of America

AGI GeoSource for K-5 students


AMS Weather Resources for teachers (but has some other disciplines mixed in too)

OpenSciEd unit for grade 6 on weather and climate

TERC EarthLabs

NOAA Classroom- Ready Resources Includes modules on Great Lakes science.

CLEAN - Climate Literacy & Energy Awareness Network  The CLEAN collection of Climate and Energy Educational Resources a collection of 70+ free, ready-to-use learning resources rigorously reviewed by educators and scientists suitable for secondary through higher education classrooms. 


NOAA Classroom- Ready Resources Includes modules on Great Lakes science.

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