Classroom Resources

Science Curriculum

OpenSciEd – Grade 6-8 Science Lessons

iHub High School Biology Curriculum

TDOE Best for All Sci Resources for 3-8

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices

NGSS Quality Science Lessons

NSTA  K-12 Science Classroom Resources

NSTA Freebies for Science Teachers

PBS Learning Media PreK-12 Lessons, Videos, Interactives

Mystery Science K-5 Curriculum (1 free year)

Study Jams! Math and Science Interactive Lessons for 3-6

EPA Environmental Lessons and Teacher Resources

NOAA Resource Collection

NASA Earth Observatory

PhET Science and Math Interactive Simulations 

Discovery Ed Science Channel

Math Curriculum

Zearn K-5 Math Curriculum 

Illustrative Mathematics Curriculum  for 6-8 and Alg 1, Alg 2, and Geom

High School Math Reasoning and Sense Making Task Library

Progression Documents for Common Core Math Standards


NRICH Mathematics Resources and Lessons

NCTM Illuminations for PreK-12

TDOE Best for All Math Resources for PreK-12

Inside Mathematics Lessons and Tools

Open Middle Math Problems for K-12

Study Jams! Math and Science Interactive Lessons for 3-6

PBS Teaching Tennessee Math Lessons for 1-8

NEA Math Lesson Plans

Discovery Ed Mathematics Channel

PBS Learning Media PreK-12 Lessons, Videos, Interactives

PhET Science and Math Interactive Simulations 

Making Math Matter Lessons and Resources

STEM Curriculum

TSIN STEM Curriculum and Lesson Plans

TSIN Summer STEM Resources Hub

TSIN Covid-19 STEM Resource Hub

Defined Learning for MS

East TN STEM Hub Resources

ORISE STEM Lesson Plans

NASA – STEM for Educators

STEM For All Multiplex  for PreK-College

Chevron STEM Zone Sports Lessons for 4-8

Curious George STEM Lessons for PreK-4

Statistics in Schools Lessons and Resources for PreK-12

STEM Sprouts Preschool Activities 

The STEM Laboratory Preschool Activities

STEM from the Start Curriculum PreK-2

National Geographic Education Resources PreK-12

Smithsonian Institute for Educators 

Discovery Ed Virtual Field Trips

Siemens STEM Day 148+ STEM Activities

Endeavor STEM Career Exploration for MS

Learning Blade STEM Career Exploration for MS


TDOE Innovative Assessment Platform

TCAP Assessment Blueprints for all Subjects

TCAP Assessment Overview for Science 3-5

TCAP Assessment Overview for Science 6-8

TCAP Assessment Overview for Biology

TCAP Assessment Overview for Math 2

TCAP Assessment Overview for Math 3-5

TCAP Assessment Overview for Math 6-8

TCAP Assessment Overview for Math EOC

TDOE Assessment Design LiveBinder

Grants and Competitions

Oak Ridge Public Schools Education Foundation Grants

ORISE Monthly K-12 STEM Competitions for mini-grants

NCSM Math Teacher-Leader Professional Learning Grant PreK-12 (awarded to school) due Nov. 1, 2020

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision K-12 Science Competition  due by Feb. 28 2021

TSIN 20-21 Statewide Design Challenge

Math Grant Opportunities on NCTM

15 Grants for Classroom Enrichment, PD, and STEM

UCOR Education Mini STEM Grants

Toshiba America 6-12 Math and Science Educators Grant Program apply by Dec. 1, 2020

ORAU Extreme Classroom Makeover

Junior Science and Humanities Symposia Program 

Cubes in Space Global Engineering Design Competition for MS and HS  Registration opens Nov. 6, 2020 and courses begin Nov.13

PD Opportunities

TDOE Best for All Central PD

  • Free professional development provided by TDOE around Distance Learning

NSTA Fall Virtual Conference

  • Takes place November 13-15 and is $97 for members and $147 for nonmembers.
  • Numerous sessions around Science Pedagogy and Resources.
  • Reach out to Kathy Foust if interested.

YouCubed PD

National Geographic Education PD

  • Free online professional development courses
  • Variety of topics offered throughout the year

East TN STEM Hub

  • STEM PD opportunities and events throughout the year

Edutopia Resources 

  • Free articles and videos around online learning
  • Articles and videos for variety of topics including PBL, SEL, and Tech Integration

STEM Teaching Tools PD Modules

  • Free online PD available anytime
  • Multiple lessons on STEM Instruction

OpenSciEd PD

  • Resources and Webinars to assist teachers in using the OpenSciEd Curriculum

STEM For All Multiplex

  • New, free resource funded by NSF.
  • Videos that address STEM curriculum, professional development, current research, and instructional strategies.

Discovery Ed Professional Learning Center

  • Must be logged in to Discovery Ed
  • SOS Instructional Strategies
  • Discovery Education Network (DEN)
  • Interactive Courses

T³™ Math PD by Texas Instruments

  • Free Online Webinars
  • Covers curriculum topics and tools

Implementing the Mathematical Practice Standards

  • For 5-12 Math teachers
  • Resources to become more familiar with SMPs and how to utilize in classroom

NGS Navigators Podcasts

  • Appropriate for all science teachers
  • 50+ free podcasts for NGSS professional learning

PBLWorks Online PD

  • 8 week online course: Becoming a PBL Teacher
  • Begins Sept. 21, 2020 and costs $399

Make Math Matter

  • Free iTunes Podcasts
  • University of South Florida College of Education
  • For middle and high school teachers

For more resources, follow Oak Ridge Schools STEM Coordinator, Kathy Foust, on Twitter.  @KathyFoustORS