Classroom Resources SciGirls has the bold goal of changing how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM. Each half-hour episode highlights the processes of science and engineering, following a different group of middle school girls who design, with the help of scientist mentors, their own inquiry-based investigations on a variety of topics. They also learn how rewarding and fun it is to work with their peers, and the shows’ female mentors offer girls a glimpse of exciting STEM career possibilities. SciGirls educational materials provide gender-equitable teaching strategies and hands-on inquiries based on the concepts modeled in SciGirls’ videos.
9 Apps for Young Scientists · Playful Learning I am thrilled to have Rebecca from ThirteenRedShoes back with us today. She has a great list of app recommendations for the young scientists in our lives. Mariah asked me to put together a post on science apps available for children. Here are some great new apps that I have encountered recently. Teaching Science with TOYS / Science Literature Integration Lesson List Balancing the Day Away in Grade 2Blast OffBuoyANT BehaviorCan A Mouse Lift An Elephant?Centripetal ForceChalk FizzChemiluminescenceChemistry Day with Glitter WandsColors, Colors EverywhereCommotion about MotionDo Touch!Eggsceptional ExperimentsIn Touch with ApplesInvestigating the Mysteries of Third GradeIron For BreakfastLessons On AirLessons On WaterMagic ColorMoo-velous Butter!Mystery EggsNailing RustPop RocketTrash to TreasureRubber Band BanzaSink or FloatSnowflake BentleySunrise/SunsetThe Magical Diving SubTwirly Whirly MilkWere Off to the Races!
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Resources for K-12 Education Search for a specific keyword or choose a subject to filter by : Science Charles Darwin Links Celebrate Charles Darwin's 200th birthday with these educational web sites, classroom activities and lesson plans. Cheese Science Did you know that there is a lot of science behind cheese? Make an Electromagnet A large iron nail (about 3 inches) About 3 feet of THIN COATED copper wire A fresh D size battery Some paper clips or other small magnetic objects 1. Leave about 8 inches of wire loose at one end and wrap most of the rest of the wire around the nail. Try not to overlap the wires. 2. Cut the wire (if needed) so that there is about another 8 inches loose at the other end too. 3. Now remove about an inch of the plastic coating from both ends of the wire and attach the one wire to one end of a battery and the other wire to the other end of the battery.
The Violet Hours One of the best parts about living in New York City during the holiday season are the sidewalk Christmas tree vendors. Every few blocks, you walk through a tunnel of yummy pine air, over a temporary, trampled carpet of green needles. And you see people walking home with a tree slung over their shoulder, just ripe for the decorating. To give the tree it's best chance at a lasting through the month, the vendors will slice off the bottom of the trunk (kind of like cutting your roses before putting them in water). Project-Based Engineering for Kids Original, reliable, and fun collection of project-based engineering lessons for kids (and everyone!) Excited about making STEM project ideas accessible to everyone? Pledge on Patreon to keep the mission going. At the Educator tier, you can access lesson plans and more teaching resources!
A Wire Maze With an Electronics Twist Here is a SIMPLE and really FUN electronics project you can make at home. You don't need to make a printed circuit board which makes everything a whole lot easier! I'm sure you've played the "Wire Maze game"...(also called "Sammy the Snake" by shop teachers in our district... ) You thread a wire loop through a maze. The Iowa Farmer's Wife: 50 Travel Tips & Activities Summer is here and with it vacations! And while vacations are AWESOME, they involve a whole buncha planning and that daunting thing that gets you where you're going...TRAVEL. In April I made a 12-hour (each way) road trip alone with both kiddos and survived! So how do we make it through our trips? Primary Curriculum Resources Primary Energy Infobook (e-publication) Energy Infobooks are the resource for many NEED activities and include an introduction to energy, information on major sources of energy, new technologies, energy conservation, electricity, climate change, and other energy information. They are available on four reading levels and are revised and updated annually. All About Trash Students learn about solid waste, its relationship to natural resources and energy, and options for handling solid waste including recycling, landfilling, and incineration. Blueprint for Success (e-publication) This essential gusdide helps educators develop effective energy education programs.
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