Below are three valuable Full Option Science System (FOSS) resources:

  • FOSS website - explains FOSS program goals and features.
  • FOSSweb - explore resources for educators and engaging activities for students and families.
  • Lawrence Hall of Science parent portal - ideas for supporting your child's learning at home as well as a process for you to learn what your child knows!

 Websites for All Ages

Ask a Biologist
This resource is designed as an educational resource for students preK-12, and their teachers and parents, accessing the combined knowledge of more than 150 volunteer experts in the field of biology and related areas. (November 2009)
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online magazine doe K-5 teachers integrating science, literacy, and the polar regions. Centered around the theme of polar regions, the site includes a media gallery, podcasts, and electronic books in addition to articles about teaching and learning. (January 2010)
Bugscope
Bugscope, based at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, allows students to explore their own bug samples magnified 20,000 times. It enables live interactive control of an FEI XL-30 ESEM FEG microscope through a web browser. An ESEM is an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope that is similar to, and often operates as, a traditional scanning electron microscope. (July 2011)
Chem Collective
Chem Collective contains scenario-based learning activities designed to provide interactive, engaging materials that link chemistry concepts to the real world. It includes virtual laboratories and online activities for introductory chemistry students. (April 2010)
Immunopaedia
From South Africa, this resource gives doctors a working knowledge of immunology through real-life case studies and news of breakthroughs. The content consists of clinical and immunological themes where the information is presented in various formats to maximize the readers understanding (September 2010)
MIT OpenCourseWare
OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. (July 2010)
Molecular Workbench
Molecular Workbench is a computational tool that allows students to manipulate live visualizations of atoms and molecules according to the real laws that govern their interaction. (June 2011)
Neuroscience For Kids
This website includes activities, games, and articles for kids and teachers to spark an interest in learning about the brain. Portions of Neuroscience for Kids are available in Spanish, Slovene, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Telugu, Japanese, Belarusian, Serbian and Turkish. (June 2010)
On the Cutting Edge
On the Cutting Edge helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods. The workshop series and website combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact on-line and in person with colleagues around the world. (February 2010)
The Periodic Table of Video
The site features YouTube videos on each of the elements in the periodic table presented in an engaging and irreverent fashion. For example there is a video of what happens to a cheeseburger after it has been lowered halfway into a beaker of hydrochloric acid and left for a few hours. Another shows sodium reacting with water in a dog bowl full of water with a piece of the metal shooting out of the bowl and landing on the video camera.(May 2011)
Planting Science.Org
PlantingScience is a learning and research resource, bringing together students, plant scientists, and teachers from across the nation. Students engage in hands-on plant investigations, working with peers and scientist mentors to build collaborations and to improve their understanding of science.(March 2001)
Science Buddies
Science Buddies is a non-profit site that aims to empower K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. (April, 2011)
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
This website presents data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, a project to make a map of a large part of the universe. The site includes information, tools, and projects for teachers and kids.(August 2010)
Universe Awareness
     This site comprises a global network of almost 500 astronomers, teachers, and others and provides a platform for sharing ideas, best practices and resources 
      between educators from around the world. It also conducts be used global projects, with the aim of broadening children’s horizons beyond their local area.
Sing About Science
      This site contains access to over 1700 science related songs from "Carbon is a Girls Best Friend" to "The Song of the Tundra Frog."  Most of the songs are suitable
      for grades 2-16.  Some songs have been professional recorded; others haven't.  Some are quite silly; others are serious.  Most of the songs have brief samples,
      some are complete, and some may be purchased at a low price. Lyrics are available for downloading or printing.