Lincoln 8th Grade Science - Home. ASPIRE. Free 6-8 Teacher Resources | Teachers. National Engineers Week Future City Competition? NSTA Galápagos. Middle School Science | Free Lesson Plans & Resources for grades 5 – 8. K-12 STEM Resources. Home - www.TeachEngineering.org. Home | Serendip Studio's One World. Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology to High School or Middle School Students. By Drs. 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.
Additional information is provided in Summary Tables and in the Teacher Preparation Notes for these activities. To accommodate limited budgets, most of our activities can be carried out with minimum equipment and expense for supplies. Additional resources for teaching biology are available at More Minds on Activities for Teaching Biology. Read More Intro and Biological Molecules Is Yeast Alive? Enzymes Help Us Digest Food(revised, July, 2016) Who Took Jerell's iPod? More Minds-on Activities. 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. 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. Balls and Ramp. Light and Electricity Let kids have fun understanding how to harness light and electricity.
Create your own light bulb. Structures Kids will have a blast trying to put together these building projects. Build a Bird House. Materials Through these projects, children can see how different materials act and work in structures. Create the perfect play dough. Travel and Movement Learn about planes, trains, automobiles and all kinds of movement through these ideas. Paper Airplanes.
Harnessing Nature Create a compass. Environment Create a water filter. NGSS. Science Standards & Resources. STEM Education Resource Center. Welcome to PBS Teachers 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.
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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. The expansive Sunset Lake of the Black Sand Basin is one of the largest thermal bodies of water in Yellowstone National Park. Details This site contains a variety of educational and supporting materials for students and teachers of microbiology. You will find information about microorganisms, extremophiles and extreme habitats, as well as links to online provides information about the ecology, diversity and evolution of micro-organisms for students, K-12 teachers, university faculty, and the general public.
Microbial Life in Extreme Environments: Mammoth Terraces, Yellowstone National Park. Microbial Life in Marine Environments: Pancake ice in Ross Sea, Antarctica. Find out more about the myriad of microorganisms that live in marine environments. Microbial Observatories: Research Methods: 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. Photo: Greg Mote/Flickr The Wave, Arizona, U.S. Photo: Shutterstock Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey Photo: Shutterstock Photo: Shutterstock Red beach, Panjin, China Photo: Shutterstock Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia Photo: HopeHill/Flickr Dragon's blood trees, Socotra, Yemen Photo: Shutterstock Sossusvlei, Namibia Photo: Shutterstock Rice terraces, Bali, Indonesia Photo: Shutterstock Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey Photo: Tormod Sandtorv/Flickr Photo: Wenxiang Zheng/Flickr Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K.
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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. 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. It's basically just a gel made from silicon, except all the liquid has been taken out and replaced with gas instead. If you hold a small piece in your hand, it's practically impossible to either see or feel, but if you poke it, it's like styrofoam. Aerogel isn't just neat, it's useful. Price: $35 2. Inside these sealed glass balls live shrimp, algae, and bacteria, all swimming around in filtered seawater.
EcoSpheres came out of research looking at ways to develop self-contained ecosystems for long duration space travel. Price: $80 3. Price: $70+ 4. Price: $150 5. 6. Science Fair Pearls. 50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers. A 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students.
Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. Share this periodic table with your class for an easy to use tool with information on each of the specific elements.GPS Activities and Lesson Plans. AP Tools Whether you are setting up a new AP curriculum or are just looking for additional material to use with your AP science students, these tools will help. Advanced Placement Biology. Websites and Resources for Science Teachers These websites are chock full of amazing resources and tools for science teachers. Discovery Education. Calculators Online Games. Make a Bouncing Polymer Ball - Experiment with Polymers. Introduction Balls have been toys practically forever, but the bouncing ball is a more recent innovation.
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. Polymers are molecules made up of repeating chemical units. Glue contains the polymer polyvinyl acetate (PVA), which cross-links to itself when reacted with borax. Bouncing Polymer Ball Materials Here's a list of materials you need to gather to make bouncing polymer balls: Let's make bouncing polymers balls...
Polymer Projects Make Gelatin PlasticMake Plastic from MilkSlime RecipesMake Plastic Sulfur Plastics and Polymers.
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. He’s distilled the entire report into 19 illustrated haiku. The result is stunning, sobering, and brilliant. How did it come about?
Johnson’s daughter, an artist, inspired him to try his hand at watercolors. When I got wind of it, I had to see it. Condensing to this degree is not how scientists typically operate. Interested in using Dr.