List of ResourcesCurrent Projects

Below is a list of some website that I've found very useful. I have subscriptions to some of them, but most have free content.

Bring the wild to your classroom with ARKive Education! Our FREE education resources for 5-18 year olds can be used to teach a range of curriculum subjects including science, geography, English and art. Packed full of links to our amazing wildlife photos, videos and fact files, each education resource includes classroom presentations, activities and teachers’ notes.
Also see:   Animal Activities 
                 Science Games 
                 Science and Wildlife Quizzes

BBC Earth
Look under the "Video" tab or go to YouTube

BioInteractive - Free Resources for Science Teachers and Students

BrainPop & BrainPop Jr.
Has some free, short videos

Brave Writer 
Great free daily newsletter "Julie's Daily Writing Tip"

Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube

Center for Biological Diversity
(Look under Programs and Species)
The Center for Biological Diversity works through science, law and creative media to secure a future for all species, great or small, hovering on the brink of extinction.

Discover Life
Our mission is to assemble and share knowledge in order to improve education, health, agriculture, economic development, and conservation throughout the world. See also "Education" and "Projects" for naturalists, teachers, students, scientists and others

Discovery Education Streaming  (subscription)
Thousands of full-length videos from scores of producers, segmented into tens of thousands of content-specific clips tied directly to state and national standards.
- Supplemental resources such as Assignment Builder, Quiz Center, Writing Prompt Generator, lesson plans, and more
- Fast and accurate search functionality and dynamic navigation menus
- The ability to customize and personalize lessons to different subjects, grades, and learning styles
- Comprehensive K-12 curriculum coverage in six core subject areas.
- Thousands of images
- Interactive self-paced training
- Exclusive Discovery programming such as Frozen Planet, Human Planet, LIFE, Into the Universe, Mythbusters, and Curiosity
- Video series from trusted content providers such as BBC Worldwide, CBS News, Channel 4, Discovery Studios, Scholastic, TV Ontario, and Westin Woods
- Hundreds of games, skill builders, and body atlas interactives
- Thousands of self-paced math tutorials spanning concepts from basic addition to calculus
- Thousands of audio files including podcasts, classic literature audiobooks, children's literature audiobooks from Scholastic, and numerous supplemental study aids for auditory learners      iPad Users: iPad users can access Discovery Education through the Discovery Education web app. Rather than downloading the app from Apple's App Store, simply go to using your iPad's Safari browser to view an iPad-compatible version of Discovery Education. Once you have reached, type in your regular username and password and touch LOGIN.

Education World

Encyclopedia of Life
Global access to knowledge about life on Earth

Google Cultural Institute 

The Happy Scientist 

History Globe

Holidays Round the Year

How to Draw Animals (How2DrawAnimals on YouTube)

Invent to Learn 

It’S OK to Be Smart - Show about science on YouTube or

Khan Academy

The Kids Should See This   (
Not-made-for-kids videos that you can watch with your kids (Science, Technology, Space, Animals, Food, DIY, Music, Art, Animation). Get the top videos of the week delivered via email.

THE MAKESHOP SHOW™ is an online resource hub for young makers between the ages of 6-10 years old. We celebrate the joy of making though originally-produced project videos, links to exciting maker content elsewhere and downloadable resources for kids, parents and teachers.

We want kids to get engaged with maker culture for all the creativity, innovation, fun and learning that naturally grow out of making things by hand. It is inspired and often filmed in the MAKESHOP™ exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and is a production of the Museum and The Schmutz Company.

Mr. Zoller's Social Studies Podcasts (videos on YouTube) 

NASA Solar System 

National Geographic  Photos, videos, facts

National Wildlife Federation  
    Wildlife Library
    Family Fun (crafts, recipes, outdoor activities, songs)
    Wildlife and Nature Lesson Plans and Resources for Educators  

  PBS Parents  and on YouTube
  PBS Teachers (can sort by grade level)

Positive Parenting Solutions

Quandry  "Quandary approaches the broad topic of ethics by helping students understand how to take a different perspective and learn how to empathize."

Songs for Teaching

Science of Everyday Life
Hands-on family activities by grade level under "Families"
Lesson Plans broken down by grade level under "Teachers"
and activities for students under "Students"

Sparkle Stories 

Supercharged Science

TEDEd Lessons Worth Sharing can sort by school level of student (Elementary, Middle, etc) build a lesson around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube video

Watch Know Learn - Educational videos for children - can be sorted by age/topic  (open in Firefox)