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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.

Designing Teaching and Learning Tools Designing teaching and learning tools is something we do every day at the Exploratorium when we create our own exhibits in our on-site workshop. But the tools we create for teaching and learning go far beyond our exhibits. Our teaching tools—including digital resources as well as publications—support educators around the world, in both formal and informal learning settings, who want to provide learners with opportunities to engage in first-hand investigations of scientific materials, phenomena, and ideas. They are essential tools for changing teaching practices and for providing learning opportunities. A community of thousands of educators regularly use the teaching and learning tools we create. Websites: Smaller sites within our main website are full of rich science content for educators and learners. Publications: Over decades, we’ve developed a rich body of work related to teaching and learning. Science Teaching Tips Podcasts: We have nearly 70 science-teaching podcasts.

The Air Force Collaboratory 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. - National Science Digital Library 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: