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General Science

100 People Project
The 100 People Project Foundation offers a toolbox of information including statistics, lessons, videos and student work to help students understand issues facing our planet and resources.

Assessment Tools in Informal Science
This website offers information including links, references, events and programs.

Exploratorium: The museum of science, art and human perception
This website includes sections on the science of gardening, sport science, speaking of music rewind, as well as a digital library and afterschool activities.

Jason Science (from National Geographic)
The JASON Project connects students with great explorers and great events to inspire and motivate them to learn science using core curriculum units, online videos, games, labs and field work.
This website gives links to tutorial sites in chemistry, biology, geography, astronomy, physics and math.

Lawrence Hall of Science
This website shares educational resources, including support for providing science in afterschool programs.

Nebraska BLAST!
Nebraska BLAST! provides professional development to staff in buildings with 21st CCLC programs and provides engaging NASA/SEM curriculum to middle school students attending 21st CCLC summer and afterschool programs across Nebraska.

This website allows students to explore nano-science, read about scientists, play games, watch videos and ask questions.

Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
Visit this site to learn about programs, events, and resources offered through Nebraska Game & Parks. Examples of programs offered include Family Fishing Nights, Family Camps, Youth Outdoor Skills Camps, Outdoor Discovery Program, and Outdoor Skills After School Program.

Ology (from American Museum of Natural History)
This interactive website for students 8 to 14 years olds (designed for schools and after school programs) includes activities and games related to science.

Scholastic Global Trek
This interactive site, with content for teachers. parents, administrators and students, lets students plan world travel (Expedia or Orbitz), but with an educational twist.

SEDL Afterschool Toolkit for Science
This section of the toolkit offers science practices, support materials, standards refreshers, literature review and more to help programs offer fun, hands-on innovative activities that explore science through inquiry based learning and real-world problems and projects.

Science NetLinks is a guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students, providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators (lessons, tools, resources and benchmarks).

Travel 4 Life
Dean Jacobs has traversed across the globe exploring over 45 countries on a low budget adventure, and on this site he shares photos, newsletters, podcasts and educational resources.

Activities and Experiments

Bizarre Labs
Bizarre labs offers labs on growing sprouts.

Bottle Biology
Bottle Biology explores science and the environment with soda bottles and other recyclable materials.

PBS Kids
This section of PBS Kids includes a potato maze activity.

Skateboard Science
Skateboard Science investigates the physics of skateboarding tricks.

Animal Science Resources

National Geographic Kids
This website offers games, activities, stories and other resources to learn about people, places and animals from many different countries.

Project WILD
Project WILD is a wildlife focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students.


International Dark Sky Association
This website includes resources for teachers and a section for students.

Lunar and Planetary Institute
This website explores topics such as day and night, seasons, moon phases, meteors, sun, stars, and solar system.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA’s Education Materials Finder will help teachers locate resources that can be used in the classroom- users may search by keywords, grade level, product type and subject.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
This website includes information on the Wright Brothers & The Invention of the Aerial Age.

Earth Science

21st Century Afterschool Science Project (CASP)
This website provides the Facilitator’s Guide to Incorporating Science in Afterschool & Exploring Water Science in Afterschool Curriculum (includes 21 lessons & student journal).

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This website provides online tutorials, case studies, and lesson plans related to corals, currents, estuaries, global positioning, pollution, tides, oil spills, climate change, habitat management, marine sanctuaries, navigation and more.

National Science Foundation
This website includes a database of materials for teaching earth science including maps, documents and resources on volcanoes, earthquakes, rocks, oceans, plate tectonics, hydrothermal systems, earth’s magnetic field, geological time and more.

Project WET
Project WET provides resources to reach children, parents, educators, and communities of the world with water education.

Environmental Science

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (NRD)
The NRD offers various classroom presentations and programs, and resources such as outdoor classroom grants, a lending library, scholarships for both educators and students and much more to support educators and help them better meet curriculum needs.

Scholastic: Act Green
This website offers learning games that will motivate students to consider our earth, while building academic skills.

The Roof is Growing!
This website provides teacher resources related to saving the environment.

Updated January 27, 2023 1:04pm