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Solid Liquid Gas - They Might Be Giants - official video. Meet the Elements - They Might Be Giants (official video) 1001 Free Fonts - Download 28509 Fonts. World Sunlight Map. Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation, straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted.

Compare this with Peters, Mollweide or equirectangular projection maps. Also available is a semi-realistic view of dawn and dusk from far above the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how this works. Solar System, Solar System Information. Our Cosmic Neighborhood From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years.

Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects "planets," meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities—Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the goddes of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also observed comets with sparkling tails, and meteors or shooting stars apparently falling from the sky. Since the invention of the telescope, three more planets have been discovered in our solar system: Uranus (1781), Neptune (1846), and, now downgraded to a dwarf planet, Pluto (1930). The four planets closest to the sun—Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars—are called the terrestrial planets because they have solid rocky surfaces.

Nearly every planet—and some of the moons—has an atmosphere. Moons, Rings, and Magnetospheres. Planet Size Comparison. Planets For Kids - Solar System Facts and Astronomy. World Sunlight Map. World of 7 Billion - Population Education Teaching Resources. Code-blue-endangered-oceans. Everything-is-connected. Home - Pearson - Science Editable Worksheet Center. Resources for Kansas Science & Math Teachers. Astronomy & Space Science Lake Afton Public ObservatoryContact: 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0032 (316) 978-3191 & (316) WSU-STARTarget Group:K-12 + teachers Learning centers available for borrowing. Day and night-time school programs at the observatory. Hands-on astronomy exhibits. In-class presentations on astronomy & space science. Wichita Omnisphere and Science Center Contact: 223 S. Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Contact: 1100 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501-1499 1-800-397-0330 Museum tours, planetarium programs, OMNIMAX theatre features.

Earth Science W.S.U. Kansas Earth Science Teachers Association (KESTA)Contact: Sheryl A. KSNW-TV3Contact: 833 N. NOAA-National Weather ServiceContact: 2142 S. Kansas Geological SurveyContact: Wichita Well Sample Library, 4150 Monroe, Wichita, KS 67209 (316) 943-2343 (Larry Skelton) Will give classroom talks on many subjects within earth science (all grades, including adult, except high school).

Life Sciences Lowell D. General Science. Find Your Path through the NGSS. The Next Generation Science Standards provide a framework and examples for STEM learning. Grounded in the National Academy of Science's thoughtful Framework for K-12 Science Education, these new K-12 science standards have been developed to provide students an internationally benchmarked science education, and signify a new direction for STEM education.

They elevate the importance of Earth science, present engineering education as coequal with science education for the first time and emphasize a key set of Scientific and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts that should buttress all learning in these disciplines. The NGSS hold the potential for helping focus the current national concern for improving STEM education. They will undoubtedly help bring clarity and unity to the patchwork of state standards developed throughout the standards movement in the past decades. As this occurs, innovative educational technology will be a critical component in this STEM education revolution. Middle School. Awesome Science Teacher Resources. Extra! Extra! Read all about science.

When Sharon Reuter gives her sixth-grade science students a news story to read over the weekend, their response often brings a smile to her face. “Yay! No homework!” The assignment is, of course, very much homework. It includes plenty for her students to read, new vocabulary words to define and questions to answer, all on a standard form.

Reuter’s students must find the who, when, where and what in the science article, whether it’s about Mount St. Helens rumbling back to life or the latest outbreak of food-borne illness. Reuter knows her students always look forward to the task. “That is one of the keys of being a good teacher: Tricking kids into wanting to learn,” says Reuter, who teaches at Washington Middle School in inner-city Seattle. Making current events a routine part of science instruction can help reinvigorate student interest in the subject, say teachers and academic experts. Sharon Reuter relates science to current event and her students’ own lives. Their go-to media.

Understanding Science. Science - Digital Education Resources | Make a lava lamp model using oil and water - Science for Kids - Fun Experiments, Cool Facts, Online Games, Activities, Projects, Ideas, Technology. Middle School Chemistry | Download Free Science Activities, Access Chemistry Multimedia, Find Information on Workshops. Matter. What is matter? Matter is everything around you.

Atoms and compounds are all made of very small parts of matter. Those atoms go on to build the things you see and touch every day. Matter is defined as anything that has mass and takes up space (it has volume). What is mass? What is volume? Even though matter can be found all over the Universe, you will only find it in a few forms (states) on Earth. What are the main states of matter? What makes a state of matter? What is a physical change in matter? So what is a chemical change in matter? Physical changes are related to changes in the immediate environment such as temperature, pressure, and other physical forces.

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Saving Sam. This is an activity for the first day or as an introduction to the scientific method or to just allow students to work in groups so that you can get to know them better. I usually do all instructions verbally and don't require any written documents for turning in. There is a link to a handout that students can use to answer questions and discuss strategies. Sam is stuck on a boat, and how he got there is not important, but Sam can't swim and the boat is capsized. To get to shore, Sam needs to retrieve a life jacket from underneath the boat so that he can float to shore. A gummy worm is used to represent Sam, a gummy life saver is the life preserver and an overturned cup represents the boat. Some Uses For this Activity: 1. Discussion Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. Only You Can Help Save Sam (google docs file) - has extensive questions and illustrations for groups to turn in. Pre-missionLessonEdibleCandle.pdf.

Mmaniabearlab.pdf. CrashCourse. How Animals Eat Their Food. 10 Songs Bill Nye Made Educational. Bill Nye may have graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, but it wouldn't be too surprising if the Science Guy picked up a minor in parody songwriting along the way. For all but four episodes of his five-year stint on PBS, Nye capped off his show with a music video spoofing a pop song with an educational spin. With the 20th anniversary of his show (September 10) just in the rear-view mirror, here are 10 of fictional Not That Bad Records' greatest hits from the not-actually-real album "Soundtrack of Science.

" 1. Nyevana — "Smells Like Air Pressure" For the show's 1993 pilot episode, Nye drew inspiration from the Seattle grunge rock scene, borrowing a page from the Kurt Cobain songbook to explain the properties of air pressure. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Only Bill Nye could take a Third Eye Blind hit about battling a crystal meth addiction and reimagine it as a squeaky clean pop-rock romp about atoms and molecules. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Frank Gregorio. BBC Earth. ParrMr. Singularity Crazy, hot, dense, mass did crush Tiny particles rush Out that place Making space Singularity it was All matter comes out of That one place Making space Stuck in a limbo Points energized It’s time to make everything right? Gas and light Cosmos expanding Cooling you see Temperatures fall few thousand degrees, thousand degrees When the fog did clear, light could travel there Further then it could moments before Galaxies made here From gas clumps out of there In due time solar system it formed Crazy, hot, dense, mass did crush Tiny particles rush Out that place Making space Singularity it was All matter comes out of That one place Making space It just, went bust, spreads as it goes Big Bang’s the thing, how it is known So hazy clouds begin to clump Galaxies and stars come Out that place Making space Scientists question, is this for real They know a signal found but weak, found but weak Just like an echo Telescopes find Energy coming from the site, from the site.

If Animals Would Eat at McDonald's. Music Videos | sciencemusicvideos. Quietube. How Animals Adapt (Animal Atlas) Animal Adaptations - REPOST. Activation energy: Kickstarting chemical reactions - Vance Kite. Science STYLE Cover - Taylor Swift Acapella Parody. EcologyLifeScienceVocabularyReadingwithDifferentiatedLessonsFREE. Ecosystem. An ecosystem is a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscape, work together to form a bubble of life.

Ecosystems contain biotic or living, parts, as well as abiotic factors, or nonliving parts. Biotic factors include plants, animals, and other organisms. Abiotic factors include rocks, temperature, and humidity. Every factor in an ecosystem depends on every other factor, either directly or indirectly. A change in the temperature of an ecosystem will often affect what plants will grow there, for instance.

Animals that depend on plants for food and shelter will have to adapt to the changes, move to another ecosystem, or perish. Ecosystems can be very large or very small. The whole surface of Earth is a series of connected ecosystems. The biome of the Sahara Desert, for instance, includes a wide variety of ecosystems. Even similar-sounding biomes could have completely different ecosystems. Threats to Ecosystems Rebounding Ecosystems. Ecology Lesson Plans: Environment, Energy Flow, Cycles.

Mrs. O'Hora's House educational and fun. Environmental_impact_project.pdf. World Builders: Information on Biome Builder Game E Viau. Biome_bu. Comparing Two Ecosystems. Introduction: There are many different types of biomes on the planet that are characterized by a certain weather pattern, dominant plants and dominant animals. These areas are also called ecosystems. In some areas, particularly those biomes that are close on the map, you will have some overlap of plant and animal species.

For instance, deer can be found in grasslands and in temperate forests. In this activity, you will work together to create a VENN diagram to compare two ecosystems, illustrate what features are distinct to each and what they have in common. Each group will have a pair of ecosystems to investigate. *Computers with internet connections may be helpful, alternately students can use textbook, magazines and other classroom resources. Instructions: As a group, brainstorm a list of animals and plants you can find in each ecosystem. You can print out a copy of the venn diagram that shows two overlapping circles, or create one yourself.

Communities and Biomes. Biomes - a problem-based learning project. 10 Incredible Photos of Animals In The Womb. Animals The chance to see things from a different perspective ranks among humanity’s great needs. The following images of animals in the womb offer a totally new way of seeing other species on this planet; they cause us to pause, and—at least for a short time—to reflect on everything that is incredible about existence. This photo shows a bottlenose dolphin about six months through its gestation period. Bottlenose dolphins can be found wherever the ocean is relatively warm. They give birth after twelve months. Tiny teeth have begun to form inside the mouth of this dolphin fetus, and its tail flukes are beginning to develop. Halfway through its twenty-two month gestation period, this Asian elephant is a perfect miniature of its already-born brethren.

Sharks are extremely rare among fish, since they bear their young in the fashion of a mammal. Thanks to ultrasound, we can see through the eggshell of this emperor penguin chick. Here’s an exception to the title of this list. Recapitulation. The embryonic development of all vertebrates shows remarkable similarities as you can see from these drawings (supplied by Open Court Publishing Company). The drawings in the top row are of the embryonic stage called the pharyngula. At this stage ("I") they all contain a: notochorddorsal hollow nerve cord a tail extending behind the anus a series of paired branchial grooves. The branchial grooves are matched on the inside by a series of paired gill pouches.

In fishes, the pouches and grooves eventually meet and form the gill slits, which allow water to pass from the pharynx over the gills and out the body. In the other vertebrates shown here, the grooves and pouches disappear. Anatomical Recapitulation The idea that embryonic development repeats that of one's ancestors is called recapitulation. This is a distortion of the truth. We should also keep in mind that embryonic development prior to the pharyngula (stage I) may also be very different in the different groups. Another Example. Plickers - Clickers, Simplified. Socrative. Share My Lesson - Log in or Register. Problem loading page. Problem loading page. Activity 3 Teacher Guide: It's Just a Phase. In this activity, students will construct models of the way water molecules arrange themselves in the three physical states. Students will understand that matter can be found in three forms or phases (solid, liquid, and gas).

Using physical models, students will be able to explain the molecular behavior of ice, water, and water vapor. Background Water is an essential part of the earth system. Water is special not only because it covers over 70% of the earth's surface, but also because it is the only known substance that can exist in gaseous, liquid, and solid phases within the relatively narrow range of temperatures and pressures found on earth. Water's special qualities come from the unique shape of the water molecule. Each molecule contains two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen, arranged such that one side of the molecule (nearest the hydrogens) is positively charged while the other side (nearest the oxygen) is negatively charged.

Learning Goals Alignment to National Standards. CyclesofMatter. Cycles-lesson-set3. NitrogenCycle.

Water Cycle

Photosynthesis_cellular_respiration_cycle.jpg (JPEG Image, 300 × 253 pixels) GO_photo_resp.pdf. Cellular Respiration. An overview of the processes of cellular respiration showing the major pathways and the places where ATP is synthesized. The Krebs cycle occurs at the cell membrane of bacterial cells and in the mitochondriaof eukaryotic cells. Each of these sausage-shaped organelles of eukaryotic microorganisms possesses inner and outer membranes, and therefore an inner and outer compartment.

The inner membrane is folded over itself many times; the folds are called cristae. Along the cristae are the important enzymes necessary for the proton pump and for ATP production. Prior to entering the Krebs cycle, the pyruvic acid molecules are processed. Acetyl-CoA now enters the Krebs cycle by combining with a four-carbon acid called oxaloacetic acid. Also during the Krebs cycle, the two carbon atoms of acetyl-CoA are released and each forms a carbon dioxide molecule.

At the end of the Krebs cycle, the final product formed is oxalo-acetic acid, identical to the oxaloacetic acid which begins the cycle. Introduction To Heredity. Genetics. Media/gen_spbobgenetics.pdf. Naturalistoutreach. Kid's Corner - Food Chain Game.

Food Chain Friends Gamma Series River Habitat | Teetersaw. Kansas Strong. Activity Detail. Search. Connect.pdf. Discovery Education | Siemens Science Day.