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  • Science
    Parent Resources
    The following links provide information for parents about the Science program in the Buffalo Public Schools, as well as offer a list of online resources to be used at home.
    Teaching & Learning Links
    Advanced Placement Program
    Advanced Placement [AP] courses provide BPS students with  rigorous, college level coursework and the opportunity to gain college credits while still in high school. Two AP English courses are currently offered in BPS. Learn More!
    Common Core Standards (CCS)
    Common Core Standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12  education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. Learn More!
    New CCS Assessments
    The new comprehensive assessment systems are being built for the primary purpose of measuring student progress against these new Common Core State Standards.
    Buffalo Museum of Science
    This is the companion site to one of the City of Buffalo's cultural treasures. The Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the study and interpretation of the natural and physical sciences. Its extensive collections of over 700,000 specimens and artifacts represent all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York as well as man-made objects spanning the globe.
    Castle Learning
    Castle Learning Online supports classroom instruction through content-related review assignments, practice sessions and benchmark testing. Includes field-tested questions supported by defined vocabulary, reference tables, hints and reasons for correct answers in math, science, social studies, English and foreign languages.
    Gale Databases
    Covering all core curriculum areas, including history, literature, science, social studies, and more, this portal provides a premium selection of reference material including thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary sources, creative works, e-books, video and audio clips as well as podcasts.
    MidLink Magazine, for kids 10-15
    This online magazine highlights exemplary student work from classrooms around the globe.
    Museum of Natural History
    Learn a lot about astronomy, paleontology, and the definitions of other "ologies" on this site by taking journeys through space and the Gobi Desert and more.
    National Geographic Kids
    A Parent's Choice Recommended Winner in 2008, this online magazine offers a wealth of information, articles, multimedia resources and games for kids.
    NOVA
    This is the companion website to the most-watched prime-time science series on American television. The site has thousands of resources covering everything from string theory to the evolution of flight to how the Pyramids were built.
    Links for Parents
    This collection of websites offers a variety of teaching and learning links as well as educational games, parenting sites and links to important information and agencies at both the state and national level.
    Science Kids
    Science Kids is the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world. Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects.
    Smithsonian Encyclopedia of Life
    The Encyclopedia will be an online reference and database on all 1.9 million species currently known to science and will stay current by capturing information on newly discovered and formally described species. The Encyclopedia of Life will help all of us better understand life on our planet.

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