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Crash Course Videos

Fantastic online videos for students and teachers on subjects such as: Astronomy, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, U.S. History, World History, Economics, and U.S. Government and Politics. Read More


Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery. Read More

WISE - Web-based Inquiry Science Environment

WISE Projects engage students in the methods of real scientists. Through various activities and scaffolding tools, students collaborate to explore issues of social importance;: they pose relevant questions and make predictions; they experiment with computational models; they work to evaluate and distinguish discrepant information; and they construct evidence-based explanations through reflection and discussion. From WISE’s inquiry-based projects, students not only learn skills that prepare them to be successful in science, they also learn skills necessary to be responsible, critical thinking citizens. Read More

Get Moving With Simple Machines

This free, standards-based, online publication, developed for middle school science teachers, explores machines. Middle school teachers can meet many science content standards and build on their students’ elementary knowledge of simple machines by studying these machines in terms of Newton’s laws of motion. In elementary school, students usually learn the different types of simple machines and may understand that simple machines make work easier. Read More

Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry, and Physics

A set of five high school science lessons on environmental chemistry and pollution. Read More

BRIDGE: An Ocean of Free Teacher-approved Marine Education Resources

Lesson plans, data activities, research and communications network, professional development, news and publications. Read More

Practical Physics

Experiments can sharpen students’ powers of observation, stimulate questions, and help develop new understanding and vocabulary. This website is for teachers of physics, enabling them to share their skills and experience of making experiments work in the classroom. We appreciate that some students also use the site, but we cannot provide answers to student questions. For more on our aims, see ‘about the site’. Read More

Bang! Boing! Pop! Interactive Physics on the World Wide Web

Bang! Boing! Pop! is an interactive physics tutor designed for use on the World Wide Web. Physics can be intimidating, particularly when a student has little hands-on experience. Bang! Boing! Pop! places an emphasis on building physical intuition through interaction and relating specific concepts taught in mechanics to the broader idea of physical conservation. Read More

Ups and Downs in Design

The science behind how things move (physics) is of great importance to engineers. The goal here is for students to understand the basics of engineering design associated with kinetic and potential energy as they design, build, and test foam tubing roller coasters. Read More


The development/testing version of MITgcm, a numerical model designed for the study of the atmosphere, ocean, and climate. For an overview, please see MIT’s Climate Modeling Initiative (CMI) which introduces the MITgcm model, its applications, and the development team. Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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