(Resources specific to teaching optics/photonics are located in the Photonics Teaching Resources section)
Collections of PBL and related materials
University of Delaware PBL Problems: The University of Delaware PBL Problems webpage contains a list of PBL problems in Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice and Physics.
National Center for Case Study in Teaching Science at the University of Buffalo is a library of nearly 700 case studies in science. Cases can be used not only to teach scientific concepts and content, but also process skills and critical thinking
Mathalicious: Mathalicious creates mathematical problems about read-world topics that make math more relatable for students.
Regional Student Program NEBHE’s Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home-state.
Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Manufacturing Camp Grant Awards– Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® (NBT) is the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA). The organization supports summer camps and scholarships.
The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual high school competition run by a public-private partnership with the goal of sustainably increasing the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. Every teacher that participates in the RWDC gets $1 million in professional engineering software along with training, curriculum materials, and access to mentors. Teams of 3-7 high school students use these resources to solve an engineering challenge that is currently faced by industry.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on our site, and you can give any amount to the project that most inspires you.
NEWSELA: NEWSELA is a free resource for students, parents, and educators. It provides news stories that can be printed at 4 different lexile levels, and teachers can see a student’s notes, annotations, and quiz outcomes.