Exploratorium: Things To Do & Make Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Explore, Play, Discover: Websites, Activities & More Microscope Imaging Station What do stem cells, fruit flies, and zebrafish look like under a microscope? The Microscope Imaging Station creates high-resolution images and movies of the microscopic world using research-grade microscopes. Return to Mars Join us as we follow NASA’s latest rover, Curiosity. Geometry Playground Geometry Playground will change the way you think about geometry. Science in the City The Exploratorium is taking it outside to explore natural and human-made phenomena in and around San Francisco. Cow's Eye Dissection Learn how eyes work, and watch a cow's eye dissection. Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? For most of us, science arrives in our lives packaged neatly as fact. Skateboard Science Find out how this extreme sport is governed by the principles of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force. Never Lost: Polynesian Navigation AfterSchool Activities
The FunWorks: For Careers You Never Knew Existed This Web site is about careers. Not just the interesting ones other people have, but the ones YOU can have. Don't know where to start? Well, dive right in and: EXPLORE many different areas, not just the ones that seem obvious. You may not know now exactly what you want to do as an adult, but this site will help you start. Not sure what to click on? Go directly to Math or Science careers. Look At Those Leaves! Purpose To observe, measure, and sort tree leaves, and to examine leaves individually, in groups, and in relationship to the entire tree. Context This lesson begins with students observing leaves in hands-on ways. In the second part of this lesson, students will become more familiar with the seasonal changing of leaves. Planning Ahead Please note that the website used in this lesson has an "Audio Enhanced Version" as well as a "Graphics Only Version." Motivation To help students become excited about leaves, take a group "Leaf Walk." For the "Leaf Walk," each student can bring a bag for collecting leaves. During the walk, ask students questions such as: Where do you see leaves? You could also ask students to notice these kinds of things about the leaves around their homes. Development Part I: Observing, Sorting, and Measuring Leaves Place the leaves (or pictures of leaves) that the students collected between clear contact paper. Do all the leaves look the same? Ask questions such as: Assessment
Weddell Seal Population Count Activity | Polar Geospatial Center Weddell Seal Population Count Activity An adult Weddell Seal on the sea ice in Antarctica (photo: Michelle LaRue) Background Knowing ‘how many’ of any animal is one of the first questions researchers seek to answer when they study a population. Getting that answer is not always easy. If you wanted to know how many robins were in your county how would you do that? Many people think seals are easy to count. Activity: Introduction Students can help scientists in the field monitor the Weddell seal population in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Teachers & Students: Help us count seals! We have created a Seal Counting Activity for students to do in the classroom. Activity: Downloads The ZIP file below contains all the project files, zipped into one convenient download. Download all project files as a ZIP ZIP contents Individual downloads: Right-click and "Save Link As..." or click to open in browser. All satellite imagery © DigitalGlobe, Inc.
Moonbase Alpha on Steam About This Game NASA has once again landed on the lunar surface with the goal of colonization, research, and further exploration. Shortly after the return to the Moon, NASA has established a small outpost on the south pole of the moon called Moonbase Alpha. Utilizing solar energy and regolith processing, the moonbase has become self-sufficient and plans for further expansion are underway. In Moonbase Alpha, you assume the exciting role of an astronaut working to further human expansion and research. Key features: Team up with your friends...
Dot Diva Leafsnap on SciStarter Leafsnap is an exciting new mobile app that is designed to help citizen scientists identify and locate tree species from photographs and ultimately help the scientific world develop a better understanding of biodiversity. Developed by Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution, Leafsnap contains a unique visual recognition software that helps users identify species from the photographs taken straight from your iphone or ipad. The app is completely free and will be the first in a series of apps that takes advantage of the newly developed recognition software. The app also contains high-resolution photos of the leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and bark of all sorts of species, and is a wonderful visual field guide. The app is very user friendly and easy to use. This Leafsnap website shows the tree species included so far, a visual map of the collectors that have recently contributed, and more information on the project.
The Physics Classroom Student Science Hunt is on for new Planet Nine For a planet that hasn’t technically been discovered yet, Planet Nine is generating a lot of buzz. Astronomers have not yet found a new planet orbiting the sun. Yet some remote icy bodies are dropping clues that a giant orb may be lurking on the fringes of the solar system.Six hunks of ice in the debris field beyond Neptune travel on orbits that are aligned with one another. Planetary scientists... 16:40 PM, February 3, 2016 Planets, Mathematics Readability Score: 7.9 Bright night lights, big science In polar regions of the world, a dazzling light show often plays out in the night sky.
Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky Get Biotech Smart: Video Podcasts Careers in Biotechnology 30 minutes Through this course, students will explore the many careers in biotechnology. Students of all age levels will learn more about biotechnology, what types of fields are included in biotechnology, and how their skills and strengths can apply in one or multiple careers in biotechnology. Careers highlighted include Research & Development; Regulatory Affairs & Health and Safety; Sales, Marketing & Technical Support; and Administration & Management. This is a great tool to also support our Careers in Biotechnology video! View Course The Value of Biotechnology This course provides foundational knowledge about biotechnology and explores the relationship between the unique problems presented by overpopulation. View Course Creating a GMO 25 minutes This course explains the process scientists’ use to create a plant genetically modified organism (GMO). View Course