http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=4962
This site provides an overview of the National Science Education Standards – the standards upon which all elementary science programs are built.

http://faculty.mwsu.edu/west/maryann.coe/coe/inquire/inquiry.htm
This site provides a clear and easy-to-understand review of the 5-E Learning Model upon which all science lessons should be based.

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/constructivism/index.html
This site offers a good overview of constructivism and its implications for both teaching and learning science.

http://my.ilstu.edu/~jdpeter/THE%20SCIENCE%20PROCESSES.htm
This site offers an overview of the basic processes of science education. The site details 13 various processes (as opposed to the 7 shared in the YCP course).

http://www.nsta.org/about/positions/elementary.aspx
Read the position statement of the National Science Teachers Association about good science programs and good science teachers.

http://www.pdesas.org/Standard/StandardsDownloads
Here you can find a listing of all the Pennsylvania core standards for science as well as for every other subject area.

http://static.pdesas.org/content/documents/Academic_Standards_for_Science_and_Technology_and_Engineering_Education_(Elementary).pdf
Learn all the Academic Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education for Grades 3, 5, 6, and 8 in Pennsylvania.

http://www.learner.org/resources/series129.html?pop=yes&pid=1452
This website has a range of videos on a variety of issues related to science teaching and learning.