EduStaff Reviews: Science Net Links

Teachers love resource sites. And for good reason! With the advent of the internet came the ability to share anything. Even though most of the bandwidth is taken up with selfies and cats, teachers have carved themselves a great space for sharing resources. Science Net Links is one of these oases.

The downside is the course material is American and so follows the US curriculum. Where they say K-12, we would read Reception to Sixth Form. That being said, with a little bit of adjusting for a UK curriculum, the scope is pretty impressive. The content is usefully sorted at a top-navigational level into lesson, tools, collections, and afterschool. Go into any of these options and you have a search bar, and a filtering system based on grade and theme.

Much of the content is designed for use with an interactive whiteboard or an IT lesson – but there is some great kit for good ol’ pen and paper.

The site is a side project for the (take a deep breath) Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His means that you can trust the quality. Through the AAAS you also get an RSS feed to the latest Science news, which is always good as a discussion starter for any lesson.

With this resource available for free, we couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

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