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Lincoln 8th Grade Science - Home. ASPIRE. Free 6-8 Teacher Resources. National Engineers Week Future City Competition? NSTA Galápagos. Free Lesson Plans & Resources for grades 5 – 8. K-12 STEM Resources. Home - www.TeachEngineering.org. Serendip Studio's One World. Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students. By Drs.

Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students

Ingrid Waldron and Jennifer Doherty, University of Pennsylvania The expression "hands-on, minds-on" summarizes the philosophy we have incorporated in these activities - namely, that students will learn best if they are actively engaged and if their activities are closely linked to understanding important biological concepts. Many of our activities are explicitly aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, as indicated by (NGSS) in the descriptions below and the links to the right. JOIDES Resolution - Ocean Drilling Research Vessel. Smithsonian Institution - Global Volcanism Program: Worldwide Holocene Volcano and Eruption Information. Nature online - explore the natural world. Biology Online Resources. NGSS. Home - www.TeachEngineering.org. DNA Interactive. 100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids. By Kristie Lewis Engineering and fun aren't always two things that kids naturally associate with one another, but there are hundreds of ways to make engineering, physics and design fun and challenging for kids.

100 Awesome Engineering Projects for Kids

Here are 100 great experiments that will let kids construct, play, learn and grow, all while they study the fundamentals of engineering. Basics These projects focus on the basics of motion, force and other essentials of physics. NGSS. Science Standards & Resources. STEM Education Resource Center. Welcome to PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center!

STEM Education Resource Center

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Resources for Grades PreK-12 PBS offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning through television and online content. On-line broadband access and digital media are dramatically changing the opportunities available to the nation’s educators improving STEM education.

Our recent national educator survey (Grunwald, 2009) indicates that more teachers than ever before are turning to digital media resources to help their students understand concepts, practice new skills and engage in exciting, authentic learning experiences. Explore some of our great STEM offerings for grades PreK-12. NOVA Science Now: The Secret Life of Scientists, "Becoming the Professor". The PBS Teachers STEM Education Resource Center is here to introduce you to selected STEM education resources. DESIGN SQUAD NATION . Home. Free Teacher Resources.

Engineering Classroom Resources. Learning technology for Math, Engineering, Science & Tech. Home - www.TeachEngineering.org. STEM Resource Finder. STEM. Science NGSS lessons. Annenberg Learner - Teacher Professional Development. Www.sciencegeek.net/tables/BPTable.pdf. Teach.Genetics™ Microbial Life - Educational Resources. Teaching and learning about the diversity, ecology and evolution of the microbial world; discover the connections between microbial life, the history of the earth and our dependence on micro-organisms.

Microbial Life - Educational Resources

The expansive Sunset Lake of the Black Sand Basin is one of the largest thermal bodies of water in Yellowstone National Park. Details. Home - www.TeachEngineering.org. Earth Science Resources. Science and ICT. 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth. These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.

16 surreal landscapes found on Earth

Photo: Greg Mote/Flickr The Wave, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shutterstock. DOE_G5_LiteracyScience_Ecosystems_Final. Science Videos Search Engine.

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Games and Interactive Sites. Videos. Current Events News Photos History. Games Activities Experiments. 11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks. Science comes up with a lot of awesome stuff, and you don't need a Ph.D, a secret lab, or government funding to get your hands on some of the coolest discoveries.

11 cheap gifts guaranteed to impress science geeks

We've got a list of 11 mostly affordable gifts that are guaranteed to blow your mind, whether or not you're a science geek. Click on any image to see it enlarged. 1. Aerogel Also known as frozen smoke, Aerogel is the world's lowest density solid, clocking in at 96% air. Aerogel isn't just neat, it's useful. Price: $35. Science Fair Pearls. 50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers. Make a Bouncing Polymer Ball - Experiment with Polymers. Introduction Balls have been toys practically forever, but the bouncing ball is a more recent innovation.

Make a Bouncing Polymer Ball - Experiment with Polymers

Bouncing balls were originally made of natural rubber, though now bouncing balls can be made of plastics and other polymers or even treated leather. You can use chemistry to make your own bouncing ball. Once you understand the basic technique, you can alter the recipe for the ball to see how the chemical composition affects the bounciness of the ball, as well as other characteristics.

The bouncing ball in this activity is made from a polymer.

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Motion and Design. Ecosystems. The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku. This post is part of the research project: Flashcards Reports released by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders. The full Physical Science Assessment, the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report (pdf), released in manuscript form earlier this year, is over 2,000 pages long. And even the Summary for Policymakers, rather optimistically referred to as a “brochure,” is a dense 27 pages. What if we could communicate the essence of this important information in plain language and pictures? Well, that’s just what one Northwest oceanographer has done.

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