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Science Matters

Science Matters
Yah, I know some of us are winding down from schooling for the summer months, but I can’t help but stay on the lookout for resources I know I’m going to be needing again all too soon. I’ve come across some interesting science things of late that I want to check out – perhaps you, too, can find something useful. For your perusal: Free Online Textbooks and Curriculum Chemistry Packets: 13 units of chemistry; also has links to YouTube chemistry videos Classic Science Life: free life science e-textbook to download; either download by chapter (there are 36) or by unit (9 units); online courses also offered MS Nucleus: free science curriculum, K – 6 and some secondary Science Interactives and Videos Annenberg Learner : animations on a number of topics, including volcanos, DNA, the rock cycle and others; also has interactive on subjects other then science wickED: animations about the earth, including plate tectonics, the rock cycle Bytesize Science: chemistry videos ilabcentral: virtual lab Related:  science

BBC One - Bang Goes the Theory - Hands-on Science MAKE HOMEMADE SCIENCE TOYS AND PROJECTS The Physics Classroom 50 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed-Treasure Chest Jan 23 2011 Welcome to this week’s Treasure Chest of 50 EdTech Resources You May Have Missed. I try to post some of the more interesting topics and resources that I’ve come across during the past week. This week, I’m in a bit of a fun-loving mood so let’s start off with this site and see if you can do it! Do Nothing for 2 Minutes I hope you enjoy! Featured Two Schools: Which one builds a better bully?. Tools How-To 10 Steps for Educators New to Twitter… –Here is a “How to Twitter Guide” to share with new and veteran teachers How to Copy YouTube Playlists of Another YouTube User –This video tutorial describes how you can create a YouTube playlist that is an exact copy of another existing YouTube playlist which may or may not be owned by you. iPad, iPod, etc. Five Best iOS Newsreaders –A portable and internet-connected device with a touch screen, especially a sizable one like the iPad, makes for a pretty slick platform for reading news. Miscellaneous Video Is Classroom Size a Problem Prezi Quick Tips

Universities with the Best Free Online Courses -- Education-Port Free online courses are offered by real schools. Learn which courses are available, what topics they cover and which ones lead to real college credit. Online Courses for Credit All of the schools listed below are well-known universities with a variety of free online course offerings. Students who would like access to flexible online learning that can be used to earn college credit might want to consider Education Portal's courses on such areas as business, math, science, foreign languages, the social sciences and humanities. Business 103: Introductory Business Law - Survey the history of American law and the legal system before exploring the ins and outs of contract law, property law, labor law, sales and torts. Free Online Non-Credited Courses Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University offers non-credit courses and materials through its free courseware program, the Open Learning Initiative. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Tufts University University of Michigan

About Us One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal. To build Open Library, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site. To date, we have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way. Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. Differentiator - free web app to help teachers differentiate using Blooms Taxonomy The Differentiator is a simple web app that helps you create objectives based on Bloom's Taxonomy. You simple click on the thinking skill, content, resources, product, or group tabs and then select what you want the student to do by clicking on the sub categories. For example, on the Thinking Skill tab, you can chose Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating, or Creating and then a sub-term. Product tab has visual, multi-media, oral, written, and construct tabs as what the student would create as a product to demonstrate their learning. I think this is a great tool to help teachers come up with different objectives and some different activities for students to do in class. Related: Differentiation Using 21st Century Schools Differentiation with Web 2.0 Technologies

Space Time Travel – Relativity Visualized WELCOME to DOC BROWN'S SCIENCE Biology Chemistry Physics gcse igcse A level HOMEPAGE docbrown chemhelp iphone ipad notepad notebook netbook epad tablet android NOT apps 5 Really Weird Things About Water Water, good ol' H2O, seems like a pretty simple substance to you and me. But in reality, water - the foundation of life and most common of liquid - is really weird and scientists actually don't completely understand how water works. Here are 5 really weird things about water: 1. Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Take two pails of water; fill one with hot water and the other one with cold water, and put them in the freezer. In 1963, a Tanzanian high-school student named Erasto B. Thankfully, Mpemba didn't back down - he convinced a physics professor to conduct an experiment which eventually confirmed his observations: in certain conditions, hot water indeed freezes before cold water*. Actually, Mpemba was in good company. But how do scientists explain this strange phenomenon? 2. Everybody knows that when you cool water to 0 °C (32 °F) it forms ice ... except that in some cases it doesn't! Note: Similarly, superheated water remains liquid even when heated past its boiling point. 3. 4.