Teacher and Parent Resources
College Board: You Can Go!
College planning, encouragement, and strategy.
Engineering is Elementary
Lesson plans and ideas for educators for teaching engineering concepts to young students. Read more about a school putting the ideas to work.
A blog by an engineer/scientist who wants to spread the word that science, engineering, and technology are interesting and inspiring for all ages and nationalities, especially younger people. Encourages readers to investigate careers in science and engineering.
College planning, encouragement, and strategy for middle school and high school students and families.
Neuroseeds Teacher Workshop
A one-week professional development workshop where middle school science teachers learn how to use new neuroscience lessons in the classroom.
Neuroscience for Kids
A website that lets kids explore just about every aspect of the nervous system. Provides child-friendly materials and lesson plans for teachers.
NSF Grant Puts UW Grad Students and K-12 Teachers Together
The result is improved teaching skills and opportunities for K-12 students.
UW K-12 Resource Guide
Online, searchable database of K-12 programs affiliated with the UW.
Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium
Professional development for K-12 teachers and other educators throughout the state to promote science, technology, engineering, and math education. Acts as a NASA point-of-contact for Washington residents.
Washington State GEAR UP
College planning for middle school and high school students likely be the first in their family to go to college
Early experiments key to school success (Seattle Times article)
Science, even at the most basic level, requires reflection and explanation (providing a boost to vocabulary). It also involves identifying patterns, combining measurements and problem-solving — all key for math.
Where do Children Learn Science?
The research says "everywhere."