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Primary Junior Science & Technology

Classroom and teacher resources for 1-6.

Science Resources for K-6 Teachers

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The Queen's Education Library supports your science teaching by providing you with:

  • picture books & novels to introduce and enrich the science topics you are exploring
  • science lessons written for the Ontario curriculum
  • the science textbooks used in Ontario K-6 classrooms with their teacher guides
  • hands-on materials to support your classroom activities
  • print and online access to the best professional journals for K-6 Science teachers
  • DVDs and online video selected for their visualization of K-6 science concepts & topics

Email me if you have recommendations to keep our collections connected to your classrooms!

From the Science Teachers' Association of Ontario

Elements logoElements is the STAO magazine for teachers int he Primary Junior divisions.  For the current issue, select Elements on the black sidebar.

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Crucible is the magazine for Intermediate Senior Science teachers from STAO.  To access to current issue of Crucible select the title on the left sidebar.

From the National Science Teachers Association (U.S.)

Science Teacher Associations

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Science Teachers' Association of Ontario (STAO)

The Education Library subscribes to a membership to STAO.  You have access to Elements (the magazine for P/J teachers, and to Crucible (the magazine for I/S teachers).  You also have access to the Virtual Library of lesson plans and activities shared by teachers across Ontario.  Queen's B.Ed. candidates have published in Elements over the years -- check it ou!


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National Science Teachers Association (U.S.)

Queen's U Library has subscribed to membership access for you.  The access information you need is available either from QCAT, the Library Catalogue, or your Education Library Passwords for K-8 Teachers guide.  If you need a reminder of your password for the guide, just use your Queen's email address to email Brenda, your Liaison Librarian.


Web Sites for Content Knowledge


If you are LEARN360 imageaccessing LEARN360 for the first time, you need to set up your teacher account. (Faculty of Education students, staff, and faculty only.)

Go to the Education Library Passwords for K-8 Teachers guide. Can't remember the password?  Please use your Queen's email account to email Brenda, your liaison librarian, for the access information. You must

 If you have already set up your teacher account, access LEARN360 here

LEARN360 is a curated collection of K-12 videos that both you and your students can use to learn about topics in Science and other subjects.  All publicly-funded schools in Ontario have access to LEARN360 -- both teachers and students -- thanks to a license provided by the Ministry of Education through the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC).

Take advantage of the custom segmenting and playlist features to integrate curriculum-connected video into your lessons.

Lesson Plans

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Science Netlinks (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

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E-Books for Children

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBooks Library contains fiction, non-fiction, and audio books plus videos. Access TumbleBooks with the Queen's Education Library username and password available in the Education Library Password for K-8 Teachers guide.  Need a reminder of your password to that guide?  Use your Queen's email address to email Brenda, your Liaison Librarian, for a reminder.

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Ontario schools and Queen's teacher candidates also have access to Scholastic's BookFlix. Find your password here.

Teacher candidates are encouraged to explore their public library for resources, too.  The OverDrive e-book and audiobook service may serve you well.

All our teacher resources are shelved by subject, and K-8 Science textbooks are mostly shelved at call number Q 161.

However, there are also textbooks shelved in the call numbers for specific science topics, so you may also want to check these shelves too:

  • QB Astronomy
  • QC Physics
  • QD Chemistry
  • QE Geology
  • QH Biology
  • QL Zoology
  • QM Human anatomy
  • QP Physiology