Course Materials and Pedagogy
If you want to learn more about science education:
The Next Generation Science Standards are the current model of standards for science education. They are currently being used by 20 states, while an additional 24 states have developed standards based on the NGSS.
Videos created by the Science Methods 2 team. You can also find some of our favorite science and education channels on our page.
Weekly radio show/podcast on NPR with science news and interest stories (Rachel from the Science Methods 2 team highly recommends listening if you want to understand more current events and cool things about science).
TED’s mission is to “spread ideas”. Accessible videos about a wide variety of topics.
If you want learn more about space science:
News, articles, and amazing images all about space.
Quick and simple information about all things space. This website is geared toward kids, but it is helpful for teachers too.
If you want to learn more about earth science:
Scientific government agency focused on earth.
If you want to learn more about climate science:
Weekly newsletter from the New York Times with news and articles related to climate change. You can read the articles online or sign up to have them sent directly to your email. Note: Iowa City/Coralville residents can get a free NYTimes subscription using their Iowa City Public Library card via this link.
Every year, researchers and educators for Iowa release a climate report to inform the public of climate change. Topics have included the impact of climate change on Iowa agriculture, droughts in Iowa, humidity and heat, and calls to politicians to address climate change.
Scientific government agency focused on the environment.