Curriculum and Instruction
Federal Science Lesson Plan Links
Resources and Related Information
• 2005-06 Math/Science Centers Annual Report
• Building a Presence in ScienceA partnership between MSTA, MDE and the Mathematics and Science Centers. The purpose is to create and maintain a network of science education leaders sharing ideas and information, as it relates to the improvement of science education K-12 in Michigan schools. Click Point of Contact to become your school's contact. You will sign up in the right hand corner.
• Classroom Observation Assessment MaterialsFocuses on gathering information about the design, implementation, and content of a lesson and the classroom culture in which that lesson is conducted. These instruments are not intended to evaluate teachers, but only to assess teaching practices in the context of observing. For more information contact Dr. Mark Jenness, (616) 387-3791.
• Connecting With the Learner (CWL) - An Equity Toolkit Designed to promote effective teaching and learning practices to help all students reach their potential.
• Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network Since 1992, Mathematics and Science Centers have worked cooperatively with other state agencies toward the common goal of improving science and mathematics education in Michigan. There are 33 full centers servicing regions throughout the state. This is the January 2009 new link.
• Michigan Online Resources for Educators - MeL.org MORE is a project of the Library of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education and Wayne State University.
• Center for the Study of Mathematics Curriculum
• SVSU Science Internet Sites (MASER) Internet sites evaluated by teachers for the MCF science benchmarks and content expectations.
• Michigan Enviromental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Five units (Air, Water, Land, Energy, Ecosystems)from DEQ. Click here for more information.
• National Science Education Standards Presents a vision of a scientifically literate populace,that outlines what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels.
• Benchmarks For Science Literacy Publications regarding what all students should know and be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12.
• Science For All Americans Helps define science literacy and lays out some principles for effective learning and teaching.
• Atlas for Science Literacy Atlas For Science Literacy consists of 49 strand maps that describe a progression of ideas and skills. The maps are designed to show: 1) coherent patterns and connections among ideas and skills, 2) students' understanding overtime that lead to science literacy, 3) reference for integrating topics in logical and useful ways, and 4) grade level match for a more diagnostic approach of developing assessment items.
• Atlas 2 A continuation of the original Atlas for Science Literacy. This provides the remaining strand maps missing from the original volume.
• American Association for the Advancement of Science(AAAS) An international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.
• Council of State Science Supervisors Presents "Science and Safety" Key Issues in School Laboratory Safety
• Additional Resources/ Old Documents