Distance Learning Resources


STEM Careers

Purdue University Global has created a resource titled "Resources for Women in Computer Technology" complete with a review of the history of women in science and technology explores career opportunities and identifies resources to help women explore and grow in computer science fields.

Syracuse University has published the educational resource, "Recruiting More Women Engineers Means Getting Girls More Involved in STEM" This resource is complete with tips for parents and teachers as well as additional resources.

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity offers information all about STEM Careers for kids.

The USA Science and Engineering Festival offers several videos about Women in STEM careers.

EngineerGirl.org offers resources and interactivities aimed at increasing the interest of girls in STEM

SciGirls offers short videos and lessons aimed at generating the interest of Girls in STEM.

Virtual Events (New)

EarthEcho has several options for virtual tours and career sessions.

The Smithsonian has tons of virtual adventures for students to enjoy in all subjects.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers virtual tours.

Discovery Education offers virtual tours in a variety of settings with options for all ages.

Water Specific

H2Know – The H2Know Lake Erie digital case study is published by the Nutrients for Life Foundation, an education non-profit that grows understanding for the vital role soils play in sustaining a growing population. To connect with a Nutrients for Life Foundation representative who can support teachers with the content contact them! (9--12)

WaterRocks.org – All things water for all grades. Linked to Groundwater and Aquifers lesson.

NASA – Various earth and space science topics Link is to Precipitation Education page. All grades.

H2O for Life – Water and environment lessons for all grades

Fresh Water Live – Water webcasts and videos for all grades

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) offers Marine, earth and atmospheric science lessons and resources for all grades. Here is a lesson packet about water in daily life.

Drinktap.org -- Drinking Water lessons and resources for all grades.

Edutopia.com – 5 minute or less videos about water. Grades 6 – 12

National Geographic -- science video library of 5 minute or less clips.  Grades 6 – 12

Hydrologic Cycle Video Lesson on YouTube for grades 9 – 12

Khan Academy lesson on Hydrogen in water for grades 9 – 12


Environmental Education

Health Powered Kids -- Lesson about the importance of water. Adaptable for grades PreK – 6

HealthTeacher.com – Lesson about the importance of water for health, Grades 2- 3

Geology.com – Various resources. Linked to water resources page. All grades

Penn State College of Agricultural Science – All grades

TeachEngineering.org – Engineering based lessons for all grades. (Linked to water page)

UCAR has virtual lab suggestions suitable for 6 - 12

PBS offers a variety of educational resources. Linked to lesson about source to tap for grades 9 -12

Environmental Public Health video library, by PBS-- 5 minutes or less for grades 9 -12

Nutrients For Life – Grades 6 – 12

University of Rochester – Pollution and Urban Environmental education resources.

These Virtual Labs are appropriate for earth science 9 -12.


Locally Focused

WIDA River Rangers – several easy to implement investigations and literacy-based lessons about water and the environment in the DMV area. (k – 5)

Maryland Department of HealthLesson plans on drinking water and health (6 – 8)

Anacostia River maps provided by Anacostia Watershed Society. Helpful for research. (9--12)

HydrateDC – DC Water’s new hub for information about water in the District. (9 – 12)


English Language Learners

LinguaHouse Water Lesson Plans Upper Level—B2 – C1

TeachingEnglishUK – Lesson and resources on water—A2 +

iSLCollective – Water worksheets, presentations and lessons for all ages.

ESL Printables – Collection of water worksheets and lessons. All levels


General Resources - Supporting Students at Home

Smartbox Moving has listed a few helpful hints in their blog post, "5 Simple Ways to Create A Virtual Classroom in Your Home"

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