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Fairbanks Kit Lists and Contacts

AAAS Science NetLinks

Science NetLinks is a premier K-12 science education resource produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. At Science NetLinks, you'll find teaching tools, interactives, podcasts, and hands-on activities, and all of it is free!


The Alaska K-12 Science Curricular Initiative is an Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (ADEED) funded cooperative between the UAF Geophysical Institute and certified teachers in Alaska.  In conjunction with UAF scientists, teachers created science and math-based lesson plans that were field tested in area classrooms then made available to the public through the AKSCI website.  Lesson plans are searchable by topic or grade level expectations (GLEs).


The Alaska Statewide High School Science Symposium is an opportunity for high school students to complete science research projects.  Students work with some of the best scientists in their field of interest, then present their results through a professional academic science symposium experience.


The Alaska Summer Research Academy provides real summer research opportunities and fun with hands-on science for students in grades 6-12.  ASRA also offers Saturday outreach experiences for students and adults who like to have fun and be creative with science, technology, engin

eering, art, and math. 

BEN Portal

BEN resources can help you engage student interest, shorten lesson preparation time, provide concept updates, and develop curricula that are in line with national standards for content, use of animals and humans, and student safety.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Free lesson plans written by teachers for teachers. Here you will find hundreds of original lesson plans for elementary, middle and high school students. Use them as they are or modify them to create your own.

Earth Exploration Toolbook

Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters are written to the teacher, generally at the secondary and college level. However, chapters can be used by other educators, students, citizens, and policy makers to guide their own learning, adapt to their own purposes, and enable them to answer their own Earth system science questions based on valid scientific data.

Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)

We are a group of science museums dedicated to bringing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) out of the academic cloister and into the wider world. Our organizations are resource hubs for educational programs that involve people of all ages and backgrounds. Together we’re gathering the best STEM education materials from the web, and encouraging educators to both use and contribute to the growing collection. 

Journey North

Seasonal change is all around us. We see it in the length of a day, in the appearance of a flower, in the flight of a butterfly. Journey North engages students and citizen scientists around the globe in tracking wildlife migration and seasonal change. Participants share field observations across the northern hemisphere, exploring the interrelated aspects of seasonal change.

National Geographic Education

For over 125 years, National Geographic has explored the far reaches of the planet, unlocking its secrets and sharing them with the world.

As the educational outreach arm of National Geographic, the Center for Geo-Education brings this same spirit of exploration and adventure to our goal of educating young people about their world.

Project One Tree 

OneTree Alaska is an education, research, and community outreach project of the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences.  During 2010-2011, the CASE project partnered with Project One Tree to promote hands-on and inquiry-based science experiments related to birch (Betula neoaslakana).


The UAF Science Education Outreach Network is a searchable Web site that lists outreach programs and resources available through UAF.  Community members, university faculty, staff and students, and K-12 teachers and students can search the site for resources and activities offered through UAF.

Smarter Science - Inquiry Cards

Looking for ideas to implement inquiry-based strategies in your classroom? Most times, teachers don't require full-fledged lesson plans. We have created these "Inquiry Cards" as idea prompters that you can modify for your own purposes. Each Card fits on one piece of standard-sized paper which is folded to create a 'card' Each inquiry activity is categorized by Inquiry Level and Grade Level.

University of Alaska Museum of the North

The University of Alaska Museum of the North is a thriving visitor attraction, a vital component of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the only research and teaching museum in Alaska.  The Museum offers school tours, family programming, and a variety of learning resources for teachers and the community.

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