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American Institute of Mathematics: Approved Open Textbooks List
Directory of Open Access Books (includes CC Springer)
LibreTexts - Physics (link includes other sciences and mathematics)
Horticulture - Landscape Technology
InTechOpen - Science Textbooks
National Center for Biotechnology Information - Textbooks
USG Open Textbooks - Textbooks & Ancillary Material
Florida OrangeGrove - Higher Education, engineering & technology
Skills Commons - assignments and other materials for the trades
PhET - Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, the PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.
From Carnegie Mellon, Resources to Teach and Learn Chemistry
TED Ed Talks - Sciences - Can be filtered to Life, Earth, or Physical Science topics
MATH 081 | Pre-Algebra | Textbook |
MATH 082 |
Introductory Algebra |
Textbook |
MATH 083 | Intermediate Algebra | Textbook |
MATH 125 | Finite Mathematics and Modeling | Textbook |
MATH 135 | Applied Algebra and Trigonometry | Check with instructor for materials being used |
MATH 153 |
Introduction to Statistical Methods | Check with instructor for materials being used |
MATH 163 | College Algebra | Textbook |
MATH 165 | Pre-calculus | Check with instructor for materials being used |
BIOL 230 | Microbiology | Lecture Lessons |
BIOL 230 | Microbiology | E-text |
BIOL 230 | Microbiology | Lab Manual |
CHEM 107 | Fundamentals of Chemistry | Chemistry Textbook |
CHEM 131 | General Chemistry 1 | OpenStax Chemistry: Atoms First |
CHEM 133 | General Chemistry 2 | OpenStax Chemistry: Atoms First |
ERSC 131 | Meteorology | See instructor |
Contact your School Representative on the OER/Affordable Textbook Committee for more information on who is using OER in your Pathway.