Online Lessons and Projects

Busy as a bee? Busy as a beaver? How about busy as a teacher? Meeting the demands that are placed on today’s classroom teacher are nearly impossible given there are only 24 hours in each day. Teachers need lessons that align to standards, meet the needs of diverse learners, and fit in with the culture of the classroom and school. There are several databases of lessons that allow teachers to search based on multiple factors including content, type of activity, and length of lesson. Let’s look at the interface for four of these sites.

1. Thinkfinity

  • Keyword SearchThinkfinity Keyword Search
  • Standard SearchThinkfinity Standards Interface

2. Zooniverse – Real Science Online

  • Choose a Science Topic to see projects.

zooniverse screen capture

3. Discovery Education Lesson Plan Library

  • Browse the library in different ways.
    Discovery Lesson Plan Library

4. McRel Lesson Plans

  • Choose Subject AreaMcRel 1
  • Choose Lesson Plan LibraryMcRel 2
  • Browse Lessons (Labeled by Grade level) McRel 3

5. PhET – Free Physics, Chemistry and Math Applets

6. eThemes – My first choice for finding online resources!! These resources are age appropriate, the content has been checked for accuracy, and the pages have been checked three links deep. You can also request to have an eTheme created for your specific topic.


One thought on “Online Lessons and Projects

  1. Kathryn Woodsum says:

    Greetings. I have an appointment with my ankle surgeon after school today so I cannot attend this session, but I will investigate these sites and get back to you with questions and comments. Thanks so much for doing this, Kathryn

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