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Cool Sites for Middle School Students Online Fun and Games FunBrain - Games for math, reading, and other stuff. Online Games for Kids - From Scholastic. Orisinal - Good games here. PBS Kids Games - Online games Knowledge Adventure Games National Geographic Games - Games, puzzles, mystery photos, and word searches. Fun and Games GameFAQ's - Information about games for lots of systems. Cheats for all platforms Game Spot - Tips, cheats, games for downloading, and news and reviews. Hobbies and Collections Comic Book Resources - News, locations of comic book shops, and lots of links to comic web sites. Music Pets Healthy Pets - Lots of information here on topics like housebreaking your puppy to feeding your bird. Sports Entertainment - TV and Movies Groups in Your Town The Boy Scouts of America - A super group for making friends and having fun. Sites for Teens Teen Division of the Internet Public Library - Links to sports, entertainment, and information on personal problems. Other Cool Sites

Science & Environment - Infographic: Absolute zero to ‘absolute hot’ How cold can it get on Earth? How hot can hot truly get? And, perhaps more importantly, what’s the ideal temperature a hazelnut souffle should be cooked at? All important questions, and to find out the answers we’ve created the ultimate thermometer, which takes you from absolute zero to what scientists think is the absolute heat limit. To see more infographics, click here Live | JASON Learning JASON Live is proud to announce our STEM Career Role Model series schedule for January through June, 2014! We have an exciting and diverse mix of scientists and engineers coming your way. Save these dates and be sure to connect with these fascinating role models LIVE! All events begin at 1:30pm Eastern unless otherwise noted. January 16Jason Osborne Neurobiological Instrument & Systems Designer January 23Nina Davuluri Miss America 2014, STEM Education Advocate January 30James Bryant Electrical Engineer & Consultant February 6Mike Brennan Archaeologist & Oceanographer, JASON Argonaut Alumni (1997) February 13Dan Norton Video Game Designer, Filament Games February 20Diane Stanitski Climatologist, "Climate: Seas of Change" curriculum Host Researcher February 27Lisa Jones Shark Biologist March 6Paul Gignac Paleobiologist, JASON Argonaut Alumni (1997) March 13Walter Smith Geophysicist, "Tectonic Fury" curriculum Host Researcher March 20 - 1:30pm & 4:30pm EDTTony Castilleja, Jr.

25 Awesome Virtual Learning Experiences Online - Virtual Education Websites Just because you’re online doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the world first-hand — or as close to first-hand as possible. Here are websites that feature virtual learning experiences, exposing online visitors to everything from history to geography, astronomy to anatomy, literature to government. 7 Wonders Panoramas – 360-degree views of the Seven Wonders of the World. Arounder Virtual Tour of the Moon – 360-degree panoramic views of the moon, courtesy of the Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions. (Many other Earth locations also available on arounder.com.) Frissiras Museum – A virtual art gallery from Athens, Greece that allows you to explore paintings by clicking through their entire collection. Google Earth – Explore the geography of both land and sea (free download). Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Vital Signs: Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases – A virtual gallery teaching about heart disease. Louvre Virtual Tour – Virtual tour of the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris. Mount St.

Stanford Copyright and Fair Use Center Create a map | BatchGeo ZOOM . games . Goldburger To Go Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! WannaLearn.com Sustainable Teaching | Use the Impossible to Fail Quiz to Give Students Instant Remediation Does your gut (and your assessment) tell you some students didn’t get it the first time you taught it? Would you like to give students remediation exclusively for concepts they don’t understand? Isn’t it impossible to deliver precise remediation to each student in your classroom? The solution to these challenges is the Impossible to Fail Quiz. The quiz is impossible to fail because it directs students to a review video when they incorrectly answer a question. Start by opening Google Drive and creating a new Google Form: Follow the pattern of adding a page break and a question for as many questions as you want. Now it is time to add the magic of the Impossible to Fail Quiz: videos! Now return to your multiple choice questions. This is what students will see after they correctly answer the final question: Take care of one last detail on each of the video pages and you have an Impossible to Fail Quiz ready to go! With that your Impossible to Fail Quiz is ready to go. Like this: Like Loading...

Middle School TEAMS Competition | TSA Teams The TEAMS Experience The TEAMS program is an annual STEM competition that helps students discover their potential for engineering. Using math, science and 21st century learning skills, students work together to problem-solve real, everyday challenges. Competition Facts The 2014 TEAMS theme is “Engineering Tomorrow's Cities - Improving Urban Infrastructure.” Schools and groups compete for one day during the course of the competition window, February 10 – March 22, 2014. Working in a written competition format, groups of four to eight students at the middle school grade level compete during two sixty-minute parts: Part 1: Forty multiple choice questions, requiring team members to apply math and science knowledge to novel situations. The highest ranking state teams at each level in the country will be invited (at their own expense) to compete for top honors at the national level at the national TSA conference, June 18 – July 2, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. Program Outcomes

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