Elementary Science



Ideas for hands-on science and STEM experiences.

Online Science


Ideas for online virtual science experiences.

Online Science


Sites for virtual science instruction. 



Lists of science read alouds that will give rich connections to scientific language.

Parent Resources

Resources for science instruction at home.

Educator Professional


Information about upcoming professional learning opportunities.

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Recommended Resources
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K-1 Specialist

Beth Balch

Beth serves as a K-1 Science and Math Specialist for AMSTI-UAH. Her diverse professional background includes Marketing/Graphic Design, Elementary Education, as well as Instructional Design and Technology. As an elementary classroom teacher, Beth was awarded the John Frank Parker Making a Difference Award for the Hartselle City Schools system. She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association and the Alabama Science Teachers Association.

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2-3 Specialist

Shundra Morris

Shundra is the 2nd-3rd Grade Science Specialist for AMSTI-UAH. This is her second year in this capacity. Shundra taught 3rd grade for 23 years in Decatur City Schools. She is a governing board member for the AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center. She is a member of the Alabama Science Teacher Association and of the National Science Teacher Association. She is also a Common Sense Certified Educator.

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4-5 Specialist

Ellen Thompson

Ellen is the 4th and 5th grade Science Specialist at AMSTI-UAH. She has been an elementary science trainer since 1992 and has thirty-three years as an educator in Alabama. She has served on the AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center Board as well as the Alabama Science Teachers Association Board of Directors. She recently renewed her Middle Childhood National Board Certification and is a member of the National Science Teaching Association, the Alabama Science Teachers Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. She holds a Master’s Degree, a Class AA Certificate, and an Instructional Leadership Certificate.