Educational Resources

K-12 Lessons

Science from Scientists aims to bring positive role model scientists to schools during early education and address the "attitude and aptitude" challenges of STEM. They have an extensive list of lesson plans that cover all variety of topics from DNA basics to physics.

The MIT +K12 project seeks to change the perception of engineers and scientists in society and improve STEM education at the K-12 level by making MIT an accessible “experiential partner” for K-12 educators.
MIT students generate short (5 minute) videos to complement the work those educators are already doing in their classrooms.

C-MORE (an NSF Science and Technology Center) is comprised of 6 partner institutions, including Woods Hole and MIT. C-MORE's research mission focuses on microbial oceanography, but its education mission is much broader.  C-MORE science kits are hands-on "labs in a box" on various topics in oceanography.  Anyone can borrow these kits free of charge.  Click here to request a kit or to view the materials online.

Massachusetts Marine Educators (MME) is a dynamic, grass roots organization of teachers, informal educators, students, educational institutions, and others. Browse their list of classroom activities and demos from El Niño dynamics to plankton diversity.

COSEE has several centers around the country, including New England. Each center is a consortium of ocean science research institutions, informal science education organizations, and formal education entities. They have extensive resources for educators and scientists centered around different topics, from hurricanes to ocean acidification.

An offshoot of the "Telling your Story" workshop developed by COSEE, this group has continued bringing scientists into classrooms and provides several resources and tips for effective classroom visits.