Arizona Online K-12 Resources

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Online K-12 Resources

    University of Arizona

  • AnimalWatch is a web-based tutoring system for algebra readiness.
  • Arizona State Museum online exhibitions—pottery, masks, photographs and more—and podcasts exploring Southwestern culture.
  • The Biology Project is an interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona for high school and above educators.
  • Do the Math TV YouTube episodes feature local mathematics teachers explaining concepts students must master to pass AIMS, an exploratory problem to challenge the motivated student, and a working professional who addresses how mathematics is used in his/her profession.
  • The Poetry Center’s K–12 Education page, including links to the WordPlay blog and the Reading Series curriculum.
  • Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center Microscopy & Imaging Resources page has links to educational resources around microscopes.
  • Tree Ring Exercises lets you try dendrochronology crossdating techniques using online resources.
  • Tree of Life Web Project is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny).
  • Tucson Natural History Website provides exercises developed by K-12 teachers and Geosciences faculty and students to help expand K-12 students knowledge of both Tucson's geologic and recent history using on-line material.
  • UA Museum of Art art/write is a free online program for high school teachers with a variety of lesson plans that can be used to inspire writing using artwork as a starting point for developing skills in careful observation, critical thinking, analysis of ideas and events, and creative thinking.
  • Watershed Visualization provides a narrated online fly-through of a 3-D visualization of the Verde River watershed, to educate students about basic hydrologic processes and important watershed concepts.

Arizona State University

  • Ask A Biologist offers a wide variety of biology activities and resources for K-12 educators.
  • The Institute of Human Origins Becoming Human website features an online interactive timeline, documentary, games nad activities, and classroom materials about human evolution.
  • Chain Reaction is an online science magazine/web site for students in grades 4-8, published by the Office of Research Communications at Arizona State University.
  • Mars Education provides a variety of Mars resources and curriculum materials.
  • The LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science Outreach Program Science is Fun pages offer projects, resources, and videos to prove that … science is fun.

Northern Arizona University

  • The Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity features a series of instructional videos on insect collection and preservation.
  • The Museum of Northern Arizona hosts the American Southwest Virtual Museum, with a wide variety of online resources, including educational resources.
  • The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals Tribes & Climate Change Outreach and Education page has links to educational resources around teaching climate change.
  • The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research and NAU faculty are currently developing a Virtual Environmental Learning Space (VELS), a web-based tool to assist instruction in environmental biology where students will have access to remote monitoring sites and equipment, special course modules, data, and reference and training resources. To expand the use of the VELS for K-12 education, there will be a workshop to develop activities making use of the site.