For Educators

Here are a list of resources for teaching general science and math concepts.

MIT Blossoms

BLOSSOMS video lessons are enriching students' learning experiences in high school classrooms from Brooklyn to Beirut to Bangalore. The MIT Blossoms Video Library contains over 50 math and science lessons, all freely available to teachers as streaming video and Internet downloads and as DVDs and videotapes. Learn more at:

Science Literacy Maps

NSDL Science Literacy Maps are a tool for teachers and students to find resources that relate to specific science and math concepts. The maps illustrate connections between concepts as well as how concepts build upon one another across grade levels, with links to useful resources. Check out Science Literacy Maps at:


Scitable is a free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, the world's leading publisher of science.  Scitable currently concentrates on genetics and cell biology, which include the topics of evolution, gene expression, and the rich complexity of cellular processes shared by living organisms. Scitable also offers resources for the budding scientist, with advice about effective science communication and career paths. Check out Scitable at:

We Want Our Future

We Want Our Future is a grassroots space exploration educational that aims to get elementary through high school age students inspired and energized about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math using Space Exploration. The program hopes to collect 100,000+ postcards from students across the world, in which each student draws his or her hope for the future of space. The post cards are then uploaded onto our website, so that students can see their work in an international forum. In completing this project, "We Want Our Future" hopes to inspire our nation’s youth to dream big, ask for help, and never give up. For more information check out We Want Our Future at:

Habitable Worlds (HabWorlds) explores the formation of stars, planets, Earth, life, intelligence, technological civilizations and, ultimately, is a quest of exploration as we attempt to answer one of the most profound questions: are we alone in the universe? Designed by Prof. Ariel Anbar and Dr. Lev Horodyskyj from Arizona State University, HabWorlds is now available for faculty to teach at your university.


Biointeractive is a library of multimedia resources to support teaching. It was developed from a focus on practicing scientists explaining their research; engaging explanations driven by compelling examples and graphics; and meaningful dialogue with instructors to improve products and to facilitate classroom adoption of materials. The site includes lectures, interactive features, and short films. Many videos feature scientists at different career stages, from undergraduates to senior research professors, talking about their research and their lives as scientists. The site also has teacher guides, lesson plans, instructions for hands-on activities, and virtual labs. Visit the site at


Globaloria is a social learning network where students develop digital literacies, STEM and computing knowledge, and global citizenship through game design. Visit Globaloria at

Teaching Astronomy

Here are a few educational resources from the nonprofit Astronomical Society of the Pacific that may help you if you are teaching or explaining astronomy:

Frank Drake Tells How He Came Up with the Drake Equation:

A New Classroom Activity - How High Up is Space:

An "Astronomy Behind the Headlines" podcast on "Science from the Moon" (on current and future Moon missions, with guest Dr. Jack Burns, University of Colorado):

An Astronomer Looks at Astrology (an information sheet for both students and instructors):

A new issue of "The Universe in the Classroom" with information and activities for the 2012 Transit of Venus:

The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 (a DVD-ROM with 133 hands-on classroom activities, and lots of articles, resources, images, and how-to videos for teaching astronomy at many levels and in many settings):

Educational resources to teach lunar processes by the Lunar and Planetary Institute


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Comment by Hillary J. Stacey on May 8, 2012 at 1:59pm

Here is a unit plan for astrobiology aimed at early high school. It's a little old but will be updated.


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Free astrobiology webinars for kids, summer 2020

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This summer, Art of Inquiry hosts free space exploration and astrobiology webinars for middle-school students and their families all over the world.

Here is a list of what was covered so far, as well as an updated schedule of webinars:

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