Websites to help students in literature research:
PubMed: a great tool for finding research articles on a variety of subjects
PubMed Central: curates research articles without paywalls
Google Scholar: find primary literature on all scientific topics
General science programs or websites devoted to middle and high school scientists:
The Archimedes Initiative: a site rich in videos in which students talk to other students about doing science fair projects
Science News: Magazine of the Society for Science and the Public
Science News for Kids: An online publication by the Society for Science and the Public targeted at middle- and high-school students
Science Daily: Online repository of recent and popular news in research
Science Club for Girls: A Boston area non-profit offering girls-specific programming in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Science Buddies: Excellently researched science fair project ideas
BostonTechMom: BostonTechMom is a resource for parents who want to inspire their children to explore and learn about STEM. Its mission is to encourage kids to explore STEM at a young age and help parents find programs that will excite and motivate their children. The BostonTechMom website connects parents with high-quality STEM events, programs, and activities that expose kids to technology in fun, meaningful, and engaging ways.
A list of websites that may be helpful when developing or implementing inquiry based education into your curriculum:
Boston University School of Medicine – CityLab: A fully equipped biotechnology laboratory available to middle and high school students as well as educators interested in biotechnology
JEI Scavenger Hunt: Can your students find these important parts of a professional science manuscript?