iPads + Water Rockets = Fun Science & Math Lesson This morning I stopped by my friend Mike Morrell’s 9th grade science class. It was water rocket launch day so I knew it would be a fun day. Mike’s students have been working on rocket designs and building their rockets for a while. The water rockets are the first phase of the unit. Full model rockets with engines will be launched later this spring. To get rough measurements of the heights each water rocket reached Mike had students using a clinometer iPad app. Explore the Sky . Your Sky Tonight Our star chart is designed to get you out learning the night sky within a matter of moments. Just set it for your time and location, make a few tweaks if you like for personal taste, and print it out. For stargazing, pick a location that's as free as possible from bright local lights, and give yourself at least half an hour outdoors so that your vision becomes fully dark-adapted. (This can take 15 to 20 minutes for adults, somewhat less for children.)
40 Of The Best Science Podcasts For Mobile Learning In 2013, you don’t need to find a radio to listen in on quality broadcast programming. A laptop, MP3 player, tablet, or even a smartphone will work just as well. Even better, there is a wealth of content out there that’s both educational and entertaining, including some pretty amazing shows on scientific topics that are equally interesting to the layman and the professional. Whether you’re just getting into listening to science podcasts or are looking for a few new shows to add to your weekly collection, we’ve highlighted what we think are some of the best science podcasts out there right now. They’re informative, compelling, and even, at times, pretty darn funny, so make sure to check out one, two, or even all of these great science programs the next time you’re looking for a little edutainment. Radiolab:Listeners can enjoy five episodes a season of this hip, science-focused news show.
A Learning Center for Young Astronomers The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC. StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock Curator: Responsible NASA Official: If you have comments or questions about the StarChild site, please send them to us.
27 websites that make learning science fun Over the past month my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added six new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students.Science Kids Science Kids is one of the best science websites for kids that I have seen so far.
Deep Below Antarctic Ice, Lake May Soon See Light hide captionWhile a team of Russian scientists were drilling ice core samples from their Vostok base in Antarctica, new satellite imagery revealed the outline of a lake the size of New Jersey buried two miles underneath the ice. Scientists have been drilling through the ice and are now just 100 feet away from breaking into the third largest lake on the planet. Earth Observatory/NASA Russian scientists are on the verge of punching a hole into a vast Antarctic lake that's buried under more than two miles of ice. If the Russians break through, they may tap into and disturb a primitive and pristine ecosystem that has been untouched for millions of years. Lake Vostok is actually the third largest lake in the world, measured by the amount of water it holds.
Five YouTube Channels for #scichat Nation Posted by Bill Ferriter on Tuesday, 12/10/2013 I don't know about you, but whenever I'm looking to learn something new, one of the first places that I turn is YouTube. The quality of the video content uploaded there every day just plain blows my mind. Animal Web Cams at the National Zoo The National Zoo is home to 2,000 individual animals of nearly 400 different species. Our best known residents are our giant pandas, but great apes, big cats, Asian elephants, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, aquatic animals, small mammals, and many others can be found at the Zoo. You can take a virtual visit to the Zoo any day of the week by tuning into our live web cams, which feature many of the Zoo's animals. Watching Asian small-clawed otters: A family of otters, parents and offspring, live on Asia Trail. Small-clawed otters, the smallest of the world's 13 otter species, live in family groups and play often.
Periodic Table Battleship I have posted a lot about Chemistry lately. My oldest has been studying it and really enjoying it. I love his science-y mind! Today I have a really fun & simple chemistry game to share. We played Periodic Table Battleship! This game can be played even by kids who know nothing about the Periodic Table Yet.
11 class activities with sensors you didn’t know your phone had Mobile devices can do more than we imagine! Rebecca and Chrystian Vieyra developed apps for classrooms to tap into their sensors. (Google Hangout screenshot) Smartphones and tablets are powerful devices that people use every day to make their lives easier. They’re even smarter than we give them credit for. 50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science Teachers Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. Share this periodic table with your class for an easy to use tool with information on each of the specific elements.GPS Activities and Lesson Plans.
Zoo Atlanta Hangouts On Air Hangout with us! We’re planning our Hangout lineup for 2014, and are excited about participating in Google's Connected Classrooms with our Virtual Field Trips. If you are an educator interested in participating in a Virtual Field Trip be sure to check out the Connected Classrooms link. We'll list out our Hangout schedule here as they become finalized. Stay tuned! Participating in a Hangout If you are interested in participating watch our Google+ page to RSVP to the event.