Online Resources

  1. Maine Science Teachers Association has published this list
  2. provides online reading and practice for a range of science content, not much for ap level material, however.
  3. HHMI as it provides pretty good visual support / commentary from specialists / and (probably most important) real data for students to evaluate (AP/CP/H Bio).
  4. PHET Simulations as they tend to do a nice job showing students how the manipulation of 1 variable impacts lab data.  Frustrations as a few have not migrated over to from java…(AP/CP/H Bio, STEM).
  5. Jon Darkow ( has a wonderful collection of simulations that allow you to manipulate multiple variables and to see how data is impacted by these variables.(AP/CP/H Bio).
  6. Biology Simulations ( nice graphics for CP / H kids to play around with the simulations.(CP/H Bio).
  7. Uniprot / BLAST: ( Although I have used these databases for biosystematics in the past, the jump to online has driven me back to them.  I will have my honors kids use Uniprot to research evolutionary relationships through comparative protein structure.  (AP/H Bio)
  8. Great Bay / Centralized Data Management Office ( has “realtime” data for use as part of climate change analysis (all sciences).
  9. SERC (  This site has links to simulations, virtual labs and data sets that are geared towards the geosciences.  I use their data sets with both STEM and AP Environmental Science.  These are not meant necessarily for online classes, however, many can be used this way.  SERC is currently enhancing online-learning resources and building an educator network here (  (AP/CP/H Bio) 
  10. Gizmos-ExploreLearning ( Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12.  Normally a fee, free for educators during the coronavirus outbreak.  Excellent simulations for Bio-CP, HSTEM and STEM.  Students can manipulate data, graph results and analyze.
  11. National Geographic Educator (  online lessons that can be used at home
  12. Instructables (  lots of fun online projects that work well for STEM H/CP
  13. PBS Learning Media ( are short clips that can be used to introduce topics.
  14. ChemCollective ( for virtual labs and scenario based learning.
  15. Royal Society of Chemistry ( for virtual labs in chemistry.  These are also scenario based.
  16. ACS (American Chemical Society) has unlocked resources, multimedia and take home labs.
  17. Bozeman Science (youtube)- clear explanations
  18. Walter Lewin Lectures (youtube)- great physics demonstrations and classic presentation style
  19. American Radio Relay League and Ham radio network (providing basic courseware for circuits, electronics, etc)
  20. MIT opencourseware (excellent lectures some with clicker questions to pause the video on)
  21. SDR (software defined radio sites) offer interactive exploration of the radio spectrum in real time  (a good example here:
  22. Pearson Mastering programs, i.e.,, etc. etc. (for homework and automated interactive feedback when kids practice solving problems)
  23. movie clips from youtube which can be freeze framed, analyzed for their accuracy.  An example- the Werner Herzog film Fitzcarraldo where they pulled a steamship up a hill with human power (No CGI!)- great for force vector analysis.