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We are a non-profit organization that connects students, in the classroom and out, to real science and exploration to inspire and motivate them to study and pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). We embed exciting STEM professionals and cutting-edge research into award-winning, standards-aligned in and out-of-school curricula. Live webcasts connect students with inspirational STEM role models. Student materials include reading selections with read-to-me functionality, inquiry-based labs, videos, and online games. For teachers and informal educators, we provide lesson plans, assessments, and comprehensive professional development programs.

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Siemens We Can Change The World Challenge Click here to find the latest information about the 2015 Siemens Competition including the announcement of finalist, student & judges bios and project abstracts. Launched by the Siemens Foundation in 1999, the Siemens Competition is the flagship initiative of the Foundation and a symbol of our commitment to education in the United States. The nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology, the Siemens Competition promotes excellence in math, science and technology. Math Games at Math Games - Number Puzzles - Problem Solving advertisement Grade 1 Grade 2 Download-a-Dinosaur A Flock of Ornithomimus. Corythosaurus. Now in COLOR! Stegosaurus. Triceratops Ankylosaurus. Tyrannosaurus rex baby. Virtual Microscopy: Magnification Microscope Magnification A microscope is a tool used by scientists to make things appear larger than they really are. You can use a microscope to look very closely at things or to magnify things that are very small. You can see things many times larger than actual size. The power of a microscope is described with a number followed by the letter "x".

STEM-Science Technology Engineering Mathematics WestEd offers professional development, evaluation, research, coaching, and assessment development in all STEM subjects, including the less commonly addressed fields of technology and engineering. Much of our work provides support for the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. We offer teacher professional development and classroom lessons to help students reach key mathematics standards, address and overcome common misconceptions, and develop academic language. We also prepare teachers, K–8, to navigate challenging concepts in life, earth, and physical science, as well as support their students’ reading, writing, and discourse in science. WestEd projects also use technology in innovative ways, for example, through simulations to enhance student learning and assessment.

Roller Coaster Simulation Welcome to the death defying Funderstanding Roller Coaster! This simulator is designed for people who want to design their own thrilling coaster and educators who want to use a cool activity to simulate the application of physics by using an exciting interactive tool and access to a wonderful reference source. It is your mission to become a roller coaster designer so that you can achieve maximum thrills and chills without crashing or flying off the track (unless that’s how you like your coaster to work!). If you accept this mission you must decide on a number of factors.

Middle School Math Games Are you looking for free middle school math games? Check out the exciting games on this website and have fun practicing your math skills. Integers GameFun game about adding and subtracting integers. Algebraic Expressions MillionaireIn this game you have to identify the correct mathematical expressions that model given word expressions. The game has a single-player and a multi-player option.

Science Fair Central provides virtual labs to help students practice investigation This section provides a practice opportunity using two virtual labs. Virtual labs are relatively efficient, contained environments. They are designed to give students practice with designing and conducting virtual investigations in preparation for designing and conducting their own hands-on investigations. If you are using these in a classroom, virtual labs take between 2 and 4 class sessions to complete. The lab, How Does Your Garden Grow? Refraction of Light, Interactive Java Tutorial Refraction of Light Light bends when it moves at an angle from one transparent substance, such as air, to another substance, such as water. This bending of light is called refraction. We call the substances that light can move through mediums. Water, glass, and air are mediums. Light refracts at different angles depending on the density of the medium.

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