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Edheads - Activate Your Mind!

Edheads - Activate Your Mind!
Edheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Simple Machines, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards. We partner with corporations, universities, and school systems throughout the United States, which help us research, design, and test our activities every step of the way. Not only do teachers and students appreciate our free activities, Edheads has been recognized by almost every major award on the Web for our excellent educational content. So click the "Choose an Activity" tab at the top of the page to dive into an activity and let the fun and learning begin!

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Newton's 3 Laws of Motion Problem: Does height of a ramp affect the distance a hot wheels car will travel? Hypothesis: I think that ... because ... Materials: one meter ramp hot wheels car meter stick 4 science books science journal and pencil Procedure: Build the ramp one science book high. Place the hot wheels car at the starting point and release.

The Field Book Project What is a field book? Field books or field notes are primary source documents that describe the events leading up to and including the collection of specimens or observations during field research. Field notes can take many forms depending on the information needs of the collector. Importance and challenges of field books Field notes are significant sources of information related to scientific discovery. They provide rich data for researchers to understand how biodiversity has changed over time and space.

Nature . Animal Fun Get access to content from your local PBS station.Get sneak previews from some of your favorite shows including Masterpiece, Nova, etc.See what's on tonight at your local PBS station. 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.

Air Resistance > Experiment #13 from Physics with Vernier Recommended for High School. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Introduction 125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology Astronomy & Space Travel A Brief, Wondrous Tour of Earth (From Outer Space) - Video - Recorded from August to October, 2011 at the International Space Station, this HD footage offers a brilliant tour of our planet and stunning views of the aurora borealis.A Universe from Nothing - Video - In 53 minutes, theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss answers some big enchilada questions, including how the universe came from nothing.A Year of the Moon in 2.5 Minutes - Video - The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been orbiting the moon for over a year. The footage gets compressed into 2 slick minutes.A Day on Earth (as Seen From Space) - Video - Astronaut Don Pettit trained his camera on planet Earth, took a photo once every 15 seconds, and then created a brilliant time-lapse film.Atlantis's Final Landing at Kennedy Space Center - Video - After more than 30 years, the space shuttle era comes to a close. Video runs 30 minutes.

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. The Nature of Science (NOS) There is a growing recognition among teachers that we need to teach the "Nature of Science" (NOS). Ideally, this should begin in the primary grades and extend all the way through university. Teaching about the nature of science should not be restricted to students who major in science. Every student should learn about the nature of science. This is not controversial. I'm not aware of anything in the recent pedagogical literature that argues against teaching the nature of science.

Mars Exploration Program: Mars for Educators You can participate in four major programs: Curriculum Supplements Robotics activities are available. Download the activity summaries (PDF, 1.33 MB) or the full activity set (PDF, 1.08 MB). The Mars Curriculum Modules are designed to help bring the topic of Mars into your 4th through 12th grade classrooms. UCAR Center for Science Education Closures/Emergencies Skip to main content Nature of Science Game Show You are here A Plasma Ball! What is it and How Does it Work? Grade Level: 6th - 9th; Type: Physics To determine what a plasma ball is and how it works. What is plasma?

The Franklin Institute's Resources for Science Learning This presentation of The Franklin Institute's Case Files highlights individuals from the history of science and technology. It is one of many Resources for Science Learning. Each thematic group of Files presented at left begins with commentary from a distinguished historian of the discipline. UCAR Center for Science Education References American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993). Benchmarks for Science Literacy: Project 2061. New York: Oxford University Press.

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