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Kids.gov (USA.gov)
Grade Levels: K-8
TEKS: [Comprehensive site]

  • Brought to you by gov, Kids.gov is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government linking kids, parents and teachers to information and services on the web from government agencies, schools, and educational organizations, all geared to the learning level and interest of kids. Kids.gov is organized into four audiences: Kids (Grades K-5), Teens (Grades 6-8), Teachers and Parents. Each audience tab is divided into educational subjects like Arts, Math, and History.

TEA Curriculum, Assessment, & Rules (Texas Education Agency)
Grade Levels: PreK-12
TEKS: [Comprehensive site]

  • Information on curriculum, assessment, and rules. Also available; contact information, a Science mailing list, and links to TEKS.

Agriculture in the Classroom (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Classroom and Curricula)
Grade Levels: K-12, College
TEKS: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

  • Themed Resources include Agriculture and the Environment; Plants and Animals for Food, Fiber and Energy; Food, Health & Lifestyles; STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; and Culture, Society, Economy & Geography.

Curricula and Lesson Plans (U.S. Department of Agriculture)   
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Health Education; Science

  • A collection of health educational materials from the National Agricultural Library.

Grow Minds, Grow Healthy Bodies, Grow Gardens (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: 4
TEKS: Health, Science

  • A collection of agricultural and nutritional educational materials, including lesson plans) from the United States Department of Agriculture.

K-12 Resources on Invasive Species (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Science

  • From the National Agricultural Library, this site provides general educational resources for students K-12 for invasive aquatic, animal, microbe, and plant species.

Organic Education Resources (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Classroom and Curricula)
Grade Levels: PreK-12, College
TEKS: Science

  • From the Organic Farming Research Foundation, this searchable database includes activities, curriculum, and educational programs for beginning farmers, K-12, parents, teachers, college students and volunteers.

Pumpkins (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Grade Levels: K-12
TEKS: Health, Science

  • A collection of nutrition and agricultural educational materials, including lesson plans) from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Resources on Sustainability for Educators (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Classroom and Curricula)
Grade Levels: K-12, College
TEKS: Science

  • From the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education, this resource covers a variety of topics including animal production, crop production, energy, farm business management, natural resources/environment, pest management, soil management, sustainable communities.
  • Some resources are: The Farmer Field Day Toolkit; The Ogallala Aquifer of the Texas High Plains: A Race Against Time; Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for K-12; Sustainable Agriculture Learning Modules for High School Agriculture

Soil Education (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service)
Grade Levels: K-12, College
TEKS: Science

  • A collection of educational materials about soil from definitions, soil surveys, soil formation and classification, a soil science glossary, and more.

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Updated: May 2017: Kimberly Wirth, Coordinator of Information Literacy/Research Librarian.