Scibermonkey top picks The pack contains a 3-D plant cell in which all major components necessary for KS3 can be seen, identified and explained, with an activity testing this information An extension/ homework task or project to survey the types of seeds in your neighbourhood. 15 minute streaming video from Teachers.tv. Covering plant needs, plant adaptations, photosysnthesis and uses of plants. A comprehensive reference resource with information and definitions. Technology justice to challenge poverty Latin America In Peru and Bolivia, we help communities set up small-scale technological solutions in remote areas where there is no access to basic services, including electricity, heating, clean water and sanitation. Western Africa
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Grant Museum of Zoology The Grant Museum of Zoology is the only remaining university zoological museum in London. It houses around 68,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom. Founded in 1828 as a teaching collection, the Museum is packed full of skeletons, mounted animals and specimens preserved in fluid. Many of the species are now endangered or extinct including the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine, the Quagga, and the Dodo. What's on at the Grant Museum
100 Best YouTube Videos for Science Teachers By now, YouTube’s value in the classroom should be rather self-evident. No matter the subject or grade level, the website offers up excellent videos to supplement lessons and provide windows into different facts and concepts. Science teachers especially have plenty to love and appreciate with this valuable resource.
The Resource Pack Explore how girls can be happy and successful at work Welcome to People Like Me – the revolutionary approach that uses girls’ natural tendency to create and articulate their self-identity with adjectives to help them see themselves working happily and successfully in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM). This pack equips teachers and STEM Ambassadors with materials that can show girls from a diverse range of backgrounds that, if they continue with at least one STEM subject post-16, they are likely to have better prospects and more career choice.
Free Resources Close If you are trying to view the videos from inside a school or university, your IT admin may need to enable streaming on your network. Please see the Internet Filtering section of our Technical Requirements page. DVDs AND OTHER COPIES ACS Science for Kids Water is an amazing substance! It can form into a beautiful snowflake in its solid state or evaporate into the air as a gas. Experiment with solids, liquids and gases to learn more about these states of matter. Practical work in science We are working in partnership with the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and Wellcome Trust on a programme of work exploring how we can better enable all schools and colleges to engage their students with good practical work in science. The programme aims to track changes in practical work over time, to build a secure evidence base on which to inform science curriculum and qualifications reform, and to generate ideas for where and how practical science can be strengthened. Practical work is an essential part of science education. It gives students the necessary skills for higher education and employment, deepens their knowledge of scientific ideas and enables them to engage in the processes of science. Practical work can only flourish when teachers are confident in its use, schools and colleges are sufficiently resourced, and the practical skills gained by students are appropriately recognised in science qualifications. Current projects in this programme include:
Our Projects Automated Scoring for Argumentation In addition to promoting students’ understanding of Earth’s complex systems, this project supports students’ scientific argumentation practices through real-time automated scoring, diagnostics, and feedback. BigDataOur understanding of what K-12 students learn from engineering design is limited. BigData responds to this problem by developing cutting-edge process analytics for K-12 engineering design research. Building ModelsMichigan State University and the Concord Consortium are collaborating to examine how to support secondary school students in constructing and revising models based on disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts to explain scientific phenomena and solve problems. CLEARCLEAR is a collaboration with UC Berkeley and the University of Toronto. CLEAR is building embedded assessments and new systems dynamics diagramming technology to explore cumulative learning about energy concepts in middle school.
Science Friday Science Friday’s lesson plans and activities are produced by our education staff and with partner organizations. Apr. 18, 2014 Make a Model Eardrum to Detect Sound Waves By Ariel Zych Create a model eardrum to visualize sound vibrations, and then use a smartphone to identify your model’s natural frequencies. The Bright Ideas Challenge Title: 83194_TBIC_VIDEO_02_v1.1_HD Duration: 4:37 minutes Description: ngss.nsta.org/#dci Registration Now Open for New Virtual Conference: NGSS Practices in Action Are you looking for practical strategies for integrating the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) into your classroom? Join NSTA for an intensive one-day virtual conference to learn how to apply the NGSS practices with K-12 students. During this web-based professional learning opportunity participants will: Explore the practices modeling, explanation and argumentation, and engineeringLearn about specific strategies by grade level and disciplineAsk questions of NGSS expertsEngage in dialogue with science educators from across the country