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Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform MASTER Tools, developed by The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc. are the result of on-going collaborations with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), George Mason University, and other education organizations. They are designed to be interactive tools and simulation environments that enable and encourage exploration and discovery through observation, conjecture, and modeling activities. Our growing portfolio of MASTER tools will soon be fully integrated with new collaboration tools and online research facilities to create an authentic scientific experience. Instructional materials are currently available for GalaxSee, SimSurface, and the Fractal Microscope. If you come across a model which does not function properly, please email us and let us know which models you are having trouble running. Related:  I-STEMSTEM

I-STEM—University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Edheads - Activate Your Mind! Sparticl Sparticl is a new web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the very best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. Sparticl includes answers to science questions, images, videos, games, and hands-on activities, all curated by a team of experts. But it's also a place where teens play a critical part – ranking content, sharing it, and recommending new content, all the while earning points and badges. We welcome content partners. To contact Sparticl, please send an email to We look forward to hearing from you. Classroom Resources Classroom Resources Welcome to Classroom Resources--a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students, and students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities. Most of these resources come from the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). Classroom Resources by research area:

Visible Thinking Purpose and Goals Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning. By thinking dispositions, we mean curiosity, concern for truth and understanding, a creative mindset, not just being skilled but also alert to thinking and learning opportunities and eager to take them Who is it for? Visible Thinking is for teachers, school leaders and administrators in K - 12 schools who want to encourage the development of a culture of thinking in their classrooms and schools. Key Features and Practices At the core of Visible Thinking are practices that help make thinking visible: Thinking Routines loosely guide learners' thought processes and encourage active processing. License

WISE inquiry science labs eduMedia | Animaciones interactivas y simulaciones para la enseñanza y aprendizaje de las ciencias Siemens STEM - Grades 9,10,11,12 NASA Videos Promethean Resource Pack This resource pack contains six videos from NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. Videos in this pack include: Balloon - capillary action Hammer and feather on the moon Inside KC135 - zero gravity Newton's Cannon xFlight Keywords: NASA, space, astronautViews: 58 NASA Images Promethean Resource Pack This resource pack contains 25 images taken at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. Keywords: NASA, space, astronautViews: 43 Accelere Project to Modify and Enhance Greenhouse Hydroponic From my students we have formed a student club plus joined SkillsUSA to enhance our skills. Keywords: hydroponic water qualityViews: 65 Gathering Resources for an Expanding Classroom Community With todays growing demands both on student and teachers resources this presentation might assist you on ways to start projects plus fund them. Keywords: fundingViews: 70 Mole Cards Activity An introductory mole conversion activity. Algadoo This is acutally a web download.

Science Education Assessment - CSSS Science Education Assessment Performance-Based Science Assessments Webinar On October 24, 2012 CSSS members offered a 90 minute webinar describing performance-based science assessments. The webinar featured presentations by Edys Quellmalz, WestEd; Lauren Monowar-Jones, OH; Gail Hall, VT; and Liz Buttner, CT. Due to technical complications the first part of the webinar was not successfully recorded. Performance Assessments Webinar Performance Assessments Powerpoint Slides Taking Preliminary Steps to Integrate NGSS or NGSS-like Standards into Large-Scale Assessment, Presenters: Katie Bowler (Massachusetts) and April McCrae (Delaware) Massachusetts Science Assessments: Where We Are, We Might Be going First Steps in Preparing for NGSS Summative Assessment Integrating Practices into Items, Presenters: Tom Regan and Chris Lazzaro, College Board Integrating Practices into Items: Next Generation Assessments for Emerging Standards State & Territory Science Assessment Information and Web Sites

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