Earth Exploration Toolbook Awarded Science Magazine's Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE), September 30, 2011 AAAS Press Release What is the Earth Exploration Toolbook? Developed by teams of scientists and educators, the Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) is a collection of online Earth system science activities. Each activity, or chapter, introduces one or more scientific data sets and analysis tools that enables users to explore some aspect of the Earth system. Within the context of a case study, each chapter guides users through a step-by-step process in which they access data and use analysis tools to explore real issues and questions in Earth system science. Who is it for? Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters are written to the teacher, generally at the secondary and college level. How can I learn more? Come on into the site!
Math and Telling Time This page is one small part of Good Sites for Kids! All the mathematics sites have been given their own pages. Please click on the matrix below to go there. Look for to see what's been added lately! "We now have over 4,000 PDF files that total over 12,000 printable pages. 100% free as always! Free Worksheets for Kids from K-5 Learning. Mastering these worksheets would give students a solid foundation to build on. Math Worksheet Center "What is Math Worksheet Center? to top of page to Good Sites Powered by The World's #1 Web Host I'm gnawing away at Mathematics! Experiments Below are interactive experiments that can be used to teach all ages about the art and science of space-based remote sensing. The experiments focus on how NASA uses remote sensing to study how and why the Earth changes. Mission: Biomes The following two activities are designed for teachers to use in classrooms as supplementary, interdisciplinary units. Mission: Biomes is especially appropriate for grades 3 through 8, and is designed to be interactive and self-correcting which will allow each student to work at his or her own pace. Great Graph Match Geo Grapher needs your help to match temperature and precipitation graphs for different locations to the biomes where they belong To Plant or Not to Plant? Travel with Bill Botanist on an expedition to each of the world’s biomes. Citizen Science The Citizens and Remote Sensing Observation Network (CARSON) is designed to show citizen scientists how to explore satellite data to make wide-scale environmental observations. Air Quality Water Quality
Breathingearth - CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time News Literacy: How to Teach Students to Search Smart Credit: Quickhoney The word simple can rarely be used when it comes to describing online searches for news and information. Type a noun and a refining adjective into a search engine, and you're presented with an indefinite number of links (hence, perhaps, the word Google). The information can seem equally useful at first glance but will inevitably vary wildly in accuracy, from a New York Times article to a deadpan spoof in the Onion to a biased political blog filled with misinformation. Alan C. Visiting journalists pose four questions to students: Why does news matter? In response, students in the program create projects that answer these questions. Though it's a remarkable resource, the sheer abundance of online information has its downsides. Everyone has to learn to think like a journalist, Miller says, but "most students today don't have the tools to navigate through the forest of sources available of widely varying purpose, accountability, and reliability." Learn to Spot Bias
KS2 Science Finding out how you move and grow. Can you label the human skeleton? When you've finished move onto the animal skeletons. Do you know which groups living things belong to? Look at the plants and animals as they go past. Magnets have north poles and south poles. What does a year look like in space? The application consists of two sorting activities and one writing frame to support work towards the end of the unit. Solid, liquid and gas are called the three states of matter. Materials have different properties that make them useful for different jobs. Pupils can research information about teeth types, tooth structure and tooth decay. Use an information panel where pupils can research details about food groups and a balanced plate approach to a healthy diet.Balanced Plate lesson outline An information panel to explains the terms used in, and concepts behind, food chains. There are two labelling activities and one sorting task to support work towards the end of the unit.
TckTckTck | the Global Campaign for Climate Action Adolescent Literacy - A video interview with Rick Riordan Rick Riordan was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1964. His mom, dad, and grandparents were all teachers. Rick didn't like to read much until he discovered the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Greek and Norse mythology in middle school. During college Rick Riordan had long hair and played music in a folk rock band. Naturally, Riordan's middle school students asked him why he wasn't writing books for kids their age. Today Rick Riordan and his family live in San Antonio, Texas.