OUSD Resources

All OUSD developed resources are now on Goodle Drive. To access a wealth of Elementary and Secondary teaching and curriculum materials, use your OUSD login.

Curriculum and Lessons

Science Equipment Companies

Please note that OUSD has purchasing contracts with most of these companies along with standard pricing discounts.

Current Science

  • NPR Science Fridays - audio broadcasts you can download and listen to on your own time
  • Science - the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research.
  • Scientific American - read the latest insights and developments in science and technology from the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S.

Family & Parent Resources

Classroom Management

Food for Thought
Book Suggestions
Web Resources
  • Education World
  • The Teacher's Guide
  • Urban Dictionary - Do you ever wonder what your students are talking about?  Is it appropriate for school?  Want to catch up on the latest urban catch phrase?  Search for it here. (Warning: Language is uncensored on this site.)

Pets in the Classroom

Pets can be an incredible opportunity for engagement in a science classroom, but can just as easily be an inconvenience. Below are some resources to help you make good decisions about classroom pets.

Choosing a Pet
Lessons with Pets

Family Science Nights

Family Science Nights are a great way to involve entire families in their child's education. The main attraction lies in interesting activities where students become the teacher for the evening. Take a look at notes and handouts from a NSTA workshop presented by Caleb Cheung.


Field Trip Locations

Through our partner organizations, the following free field trips and resources are available during the school year. Space is limited and provided on a first come first serve basis.

For forms and district policies regarding field trips, please contact your Principal or visit the Intranet (you will need an OUSD email account to access these files).

The following is a list of local field trips destinations for teachers and their students.

Museums and Science Institutions
Parks and Outdoor Locations
Assemblies and Class Presentations
Other Resources