Science Education Links

TN Science Organizations


Conservation Education Now for Tennessee Students (CENTS) 

Environmental Education in Tennessee 

Tennessee Academy of Science

Tennessee Earth Science Teachers (TEST)

Tennessee Educators for Aquatic and Marine Science

Tennessee Energy Education Network (TEEN)

Tennessee Environmental Education Association 

Tennessee Governor's Academy for Mathematics and Science

Tennessee Science Educator Leadership Association (TNSELA)

Tennessee Scholars Program

Local Science Related Sites

Adventure Science Center  ASC is a non-profit science center offering professional development, science field trips, Science Cafes, summer science camps, planetarium shows and much more.

American Museum of Science and Energy  The American Museum of Science and Energy is a science museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, designed to teach both children and adults about energy, especially nuclear power, and to document the role Oak Ridge played in the Manhattan Project.

The Discovery Center Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a hands-on museum and nature center in Murfreesboro that inspires exploration, enhances learning, and builds confidence through diverse programs and exhibits.

Dyer Observatory  Vanderbilt University research telescope, public programs, professional development and camps.

The Millard Oakley STEM Center
  for Teaching and Learning of STEM
Tennessee Technological University ERC

Resources for Teaching Science


Tennessee Electronic Learning Center
Keep informed about science in Tennessee at the Department of Education's Electronic Learning Center.

TN Curriculum Center
The comprehensive collection of tools and curriculum materials found at this Curriculum Center will help educators to develop K-12 learning experiences for students that are carefully aligned with the Learning Expectations found in the current TDOE Curriculum Standards.

TAS Visiting Scientist Program
Tennessee Academy of Science (TAS) sponsors a free Visiting Scientist Program to send senior scientists to area middle and high schools. TAS members are willing to personally visit and communicate directly with your class via the internet. There are a variety of possibilities for classroom visits. The programs are generally 30 to 60 minutes in length and may be lecture, demonstration, or hands-on.

Tenneseee Digital Resources Library
Our vision is to embrace the potential offered by digital technology for the delivery of content in the classrooms of Tennessee and engage students with a delivery method that inspires their natural curiosity and parallels the world in which they function outside the classroom.

Tennessee Digital Resources Library

"Digital Resources for Today and Tomorrow!"


Tennessee Digital Resources Library

"Digital Resources for Today and 



 


Standards, Curriculum, STEM


Teaching STEM
Tennessee teachers can gain quick and easy access to standards-based instructional tools, quality curriculum materials, and the latest Internet materials!

Tennessee Science Standards
Visit the Tennessee Department of Education website link to find the standards for all subjects and grade levels.

Next Generation Science Standards
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce: Through a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.

TN-GAC STEM Education Resources List 
The goal of the ACS Tennessee Government Affairs Committee (TN-GAC) is to establish TN-GAC as an active organization having a positive influence on STEM education within the state of Tennessee. STEM Resources on the Web is a downloadable Excel file of online resources, created and maintained by TN-GAC members.

Core Curriculum
Tennessee has adopted the Common Core State Standards to prepare students with the most important knowledge and skills to attain higher education or careers and compete in an increasingly competitive work environment. These standards will emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity. The transition will also include new assessments that will give students, parents and educators better information about college- and career-readiness based on performance beyond multiple-choice tests. The state will have fully implemented the standards in 2014-15, which is the first year the new exams will be given
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