Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

The Department of Natural Resources staff provides educational outreach for students K-8 on the following topics: Our Rocks and Minerals Energy/Alternative Energy Sources Protecting our Coast and Coastal Wetlands Water: A Valuable Natural Resource We are pleased to work with Science Teachers all across the state to schedule presentations and lessons in the classroom or for special events. For more […]

Edutopia

Edutopia is a comprehensive website and online community that increases knowledge, sharing, and adoption of what works in K-12 education. It emphasizes core strategies: project-based learning, comprehensive assessment, integrated studies, social and emotional learning, educational leadership and teacher development, and technology integration. http://www.edutopia.org/

The Mystery of Matter Teacher Zone

The Mystery of Matter Teacher Zone has three types of educational materials for teachers:  Teachers Guide, Video Library and 1-4 minute clips taken from the video library. The Mystery of Matter Teacher’s Guide.  Developed by the Education Development Center, the guide is designed to help teachers make use of the three-hour PBS series The Mystery of Matter: Search for the […]

Khan Academy

Have you ever heard of Khan Academy? If not, then you can be sure that your students have. Khan Academy operates a popular learning website that uses short learning videos to breakdown complex ideas in simple, bitesize learning opportunities. Does this sound exciting? Well, you can now recreate this in your classroom using Microsoft’s free Snip program. Check both out […]

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Education Programs

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s Education Department’s goal is to educate the public on important issues affecting the Pontchartrain Basin. With increased awareness of water quality and coastal issues, citizens of the basin become better stewards of the region where they live. For teachers of students K-12, the education staff provides an Educator’s Packet for lessons offered at the New […]

mPING: Crowdsourcing Weather Reports

Have your students become citizen scientists! The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is collecting public weather reports through a free app available for smart phones or mobile devices. The app is called “mPING,” for Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground. The app allows anyone with a smartphone to send in reports of large hail, damaging winds, low visibility, and other hazardous weather […]