Science services

St. Clair County RESA employs three full-time Assistant Directors of Education Services for Mathematics and Science who focus on providing classroom and building-level science support to teachers and principals. Services include classroom demonstrations, curriculum evaluation and planning, and facilitation of grade-level and district-wide focus meetings.


Contact Laura Chambless , Assistant Director of Education Services for Mathematics and Science, at (810) 364-8990 ext. 4005.

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Next Generation Science Standards

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Video - A Deep Dive Into A Framework for K-12 Science Education:


MDE Timeline

Key Michigan links



Other science links

  • NSTA SciLinks® is an exciting partnership between U.S. textbook publishers and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization of science educators in the world. Find Web sites that are all selected and approved by NSTA’s network of teacher Web watchers.

  • National Geographic Xpeditions
    Xpeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life.

  • Online Science Assessment Tool
    This site provides access to items from various state and national standardized tests. All items have been coded to current Michigan Benchmarks and Assessment Standards. 

  • NSTA National Science Teachers Association 

  • MSTA Michigan Science Teachers Association

  • Annenberg Media
    Teacher resources and teacher professional development programming for K-12 teachers FREE through our satellite channel and Video On Demand.

  • Project First Eye on the Sky
    Fostering reading through science and technology; an excellent resource for activities to teach young children about the sun, Earth, and moon

  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
    The Adler opened on May 12, 1930 as the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Today it continues to interpret the exploration of the universe for the broadest possible audience. 

  • American Association of Physics Teachers
    The AAPT’s goal is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching. In addition to helping you learn more about traditional teaching methods, this site can help you learn new teaching methods and use modern technology to entice your students with the wonders of science.

  • Bad Science
    This page is maintained by Alistair B. Fraser to sensitize teachers and students to examples of the bad science often taught in schools, universities, and offered in popular articles and even textbooks.

  • The Discovery Channel
    Frequently updated history, technology, nature, exploration and science community areas contain stories, graphics, games and conversation.

  • Exploratorium
    The Exploratorium is an online museum of science, art, and human perception with more than 500 interactive “hands on” exhibits.

  • K–12 Science Education Resources
    A vast list of links complied by William Beaty, a “professional electronics designer,” with a deep love of science. Beaty was one of the first on the Internet to begin compiling sites that are helpful to scientists and science teachers. This site lists hundreds of links related to science and science teaching, includes “K-6 Textbook Errors,” “Cool Science,” and “Amateur Science.”

  • Kid’s Web
    Kid’s Web presents students with a subset of the Internet that is simple to navigate and contains information targeted toward K–12 students.

  • NASA
    The official government site for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration contains links for students, parents, educators, researchers and industry partners.

  • National Science Teachers Association
    NSTA’s mission is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. This site offers classroom resources and online newsletters. 

  • The Nine Planets
    This multimedia tour of the solar system includes an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

  • Virtual Frog Dissection
    This interactive program is part of the “Whole Frog” project. The program allows interactive dissection of a frog and the capability to make movies. A browser that supports forms and sensitive images is needed. 

  • The Why Files
    The Why Files portray science as a human endeavor conducted by ordinary people. This site uses news and current events as springboards to explore science, health, environment, and technology. Stories are classified according to science education standards.