These are Free Resources that I would recommend obtaining or checking out for your classroom:

research - the Bayer Scientific Magazine

  • research, the Bayer Scientific Magazine, is an elaborately designed, approximately 100-page magazine containing articles on popular scientific topics concerning all aspects of research at Bayer. research is designed to appeal to all target groups with an interest in natural science, such as students and teachers but also scientists, lecturers, physicians, pharmacists, journalists and politicians.
  • You can download the pdf version of the magazine or you can subscribe to receive the print edition
  • http://www.bayer.com/en/research.aspx

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

  • The mission of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) is to promote the nationwide application of active learning techniques to the teaching of science, with a particular emphasis on case studies and problem-based learning.
  • There are over 500 case studies in all areas of science.
  • http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/

National Institute of Health (NIH) Curriculum Supplements Series

  • The NIH curriculum supplements are teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices.
  • HTML and PDF versions of each supplement are online and accessible to all.
  • Print versions are FREE upon request to educators in the U.S.
  • https://science.education.nih.gov/CustomerRequests.nsf/RequestPageHS?OpenForm&sID=22p0j8lenwu8&CS=91&
    The NIH Curriculum Supplements
    • Are consistent with National Science Education Standards
    • Promote critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving and communication skills
    • Incorporate real scientific data to engage and challenge students
    • Are aligned to state education standards

Howard Hughes Medical Institution (HHMI)


STEM Resources (http://www.stemresources.com/)

  • An open and inclusive learning community that leverages the power of collective insights, relationships, and collaboration to give educators wide access to exceptional STEM materials.
  • http://www.stemresources.com/

HighWire Free Online Full-Text Articles

  • A leading ePublishing platform, HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of 1751 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings.
  • Affiliated with Stanford University
  • http://highwire.stanford.edu/lists/freeart.dtl

Wellcome Trust - Big Picture Magazine Issues


Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers (CIBT)


Shape of Life

  • These short videos show students of all ages the dramatic rise of the animal kingdom and the astonishing diversity we see on earth today (Includes videos and lesson plans):
  • http://shapeoflife.org/
    • Stunning animations explain the intricate inner workings of animals’ bodies, demonstrating the complementary relationship of form and function.
    • Up-close films show animal behaviors while hunting and feeding in their natural habitats.
    • Scientists, shown at work, study paleontology, genetics and ecology, pursuing their passion for the animals they study.
    • From sponges, to worms, to humans, each phylum is presented in exquisite detail of its body plan and the evolutionary developments that lead to today’s astonishing diversity.
    • Other topics present exciting new developments in genetics, paleontology, and engineering.