OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Teacher's Corner


Compiled Standards

Correlations to Oregon Benchmarks & Standards:

Elementary-Middle School

High School

ONREP resources

Lab Coats Optional - This series of videos and teachers guide is intended to provide a window into the process of scientific inquiry as a field scientist. The teacher's guide includes discussion questions, correlation to the NGSS, vocabulary, and links to additional related information.

Teacher Guide for Inquiry at Hinkle Creek DVD - This guide is intended to accompany the Inquiry at Hinkle Creek DVD. View the Inquiry at Hinkle Creek video on the OFRI website (video under "Additional Resources").

Children's Booklist - This list of books encompasses a variety of books you might refer to, those you might read aloud to your class, or those your students could read on their own.

Substitute reimbursement - ONREP offers substitute reimbursement so teachers can attend our workshops.

Investigations of the environment - COMING SOON!!  A blog for middle and high school teachers who are (or who want to) engaging their students in investigations of their environment. The blog will include current resources, activities that build student skills, ideas for equipment, and stories and ideas from teachers who are experienced in engaging their students in investigations of their environment. Contact Kari O'Connell at kari.oconnell@oregonstate.edu if you would like to write a post for the blog.

Authentic science activities - These activities, developed by middle and high school teachers after in-depth science experiences with OSU researchers, are examples of how to engage middle and high school students in authentic science.

Other resources

National Project Learning Tree support materials and resources

  • National PLT Newsletter
  • GreenWorks! Grant Program - Do you have an idea for an exciting service-learning or community action project for your students but you don't have enough funds to implement it? Why not apply for one of PLT's GreenWorks! grants

Classroom Earth - Providing environmental education programs for home or classroom use.

Dawn Publications - A variety of books that help to share nature with children. Dawn publications looks to "assist parents and educators to open the minds and hearts of children to the transforming influence of nature."

Forest Biology and Dendrology at Virginia Tech - Information from various forest biology and dendrology educational sites located at Virginia Tech.

OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Lending Library - A variety of materials that are made available to educators (both formal and informal). The materials include: Lessons and Activities, Lesson Kits, and Tools and Materials.

OSU College of Forestry Notable Notes - Notable Notes are "snapshots" of innovative research in science and engineering at the College of Forestry, Oregon State University.

Talk About Trees - Resource for elementary school teachers, with access to activities and lesson plans.

"The Talk About Trees program has been in existence for over twenty years, and began as the Trees Are For People community outreach project. The goals have always included delivering a balanced presentation to the next generation about the protection, management and conservation of trees as a renewable resource."

Tree Dictionary - A technical guide to forests and tree biology.

Stream Bugs as Biomonitors: Guide to Pacific NW Microinvertebrate Monitoring and Identification - Resource for CD-ROM and companion field guide, courtesy of the Xerces Society.

WISE - (Web-based Inquiry Science Environment) - "WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment. The curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current curriculum; your students will find them exciting and engaging. A web browser is all they need to take notes, discuss theories, and organize their arguments...they can even work from home! Best of all, everything in WISE is completely free" - Amy Kay