Instructional Resources

Project Based Learning

    Buck Institute for Education
    Science@OC partners with the internationally recognized Buck Institute for Education (BIE) to provide quality professional development in Project Based Learning. You can access free resources and connect with colleagues from across the globe using the tools and resources found on the BIE Website at

    Teachers Try Science
    This website provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). As a member, you can tap into “like-minded” teachers to discuss and share effective instructional practices.

Next Generation Science Standards

    Next Generation Science Standards
    The Achieve website contains the most current information about the Next Generation Science Standards and the oranization’s national effort to work with states to adopt these new standards. Click here to learn more about Achieve or the Next Generation Science Standards.

    NGSS in California: California educators are begnning to implement the new standards in their classroom. Full implementation is expected during the 2016-17 school year. Click here to view the Next Generation Science Standards online.

Teaching Science