Classroom resources

Educators are invited to complement their curriculum with our in-school presentations, online videos, and interactive web resources.

Center for Transportation Studies

Chemists in the Classroom

Minnesota Geology

  • Order or download educational resources on the geology of the state: educational publications, maps, geology images, educator guide, podcasts, rocks, fact sheets. Arrange field trips or presentations. Ask a geologist a question online. Connect to OneGeology, a dynamic geological data map of the world.
  • Grades K-12
  • Organizer: Minnesota Geological Survey in the Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences
  • Visit the Minnesota Geological Survey website.


  • In cooperation with Stanford University, the University of Minnesota's Characterization Facility offers a live video feed from a characterization lab (nanotechnology) to the classroom, with a chance to talk with the researchers by phone.
  • Grades 9–12
  • Organizer: Characterization Facility
  • Visit the Nanoleap website.

Physics Force: The Next Generation

  • A shorter version of the popular Physics Circus, this show is performed by physics undergraduates for smaller science fairs, classrooms, and assemblies.
  • Grades K-12
  • Organizer: School of Physics and Astronomy
  • Visit the Physics Force website.

Minnesota Space Grant Consortium

  • This NASA-sponsored statewide consortium connects youth to pre-college activities related to math and science. The consortium also provides access to educator resources, including lesson plans.
  • Grades K-12
  • Organizer: Minnesota Space Grant Consortium (Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics)
  • Visit the Minnesota Space Grant Consortium website.