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Concept Development Maps <div class='noindex'>You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.</div> Turn on more accessible mode Skip Ribbon Commands Skip to main content Emergency Closures Learning and Teaching Resources Concept Development Maps About the science concept development maps The science concept development maps have been adapted from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) publication The Atlas of Scientific Literacy . The full resource may be purchased at AAAS ( The concept development maps represent possible developmental pathways students may take when developing scientific understandings. The maps represent pathways of student concept development across a number of areas of science. Also, it should be noted that the maps represent one ‘story’ about how knowledge develops in science. Navigating and using the maps Each concept supports other, more complex concepts.

The Cell: A Learning Tool This interactive learning tool was developed to help middle school students attain a greater understanding of the cell, cell organelles and their functions, and to improve retention of scientific knowledge in preparation for the State of California Standards exams in life science. Onscreen and off screen ("hands on") activities are provided in this learning tool on the cell. Off screen activities include printing outlines of the animal cell, which the students cut out, color, assemble, and label. Onscreen activities include an interactive exploration of the animal and plant cells and a quiz. Technologies used include Flash and XML. This is the third version of the project. Future versions will include, comparisons between cell types, improved quizzing features, and life science curriculum for higher levels of education. Archived Versions of The Cell Project at GalaxyGoo: The Cell, Version 7.0 Links to More Information on the Cell: Links to More Information on Education Standards:

Magnifying the Universe Embed this infographic on your site! <iframe width="500" height="323" scrolling="no" src=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br />Copyright 2012. <a href=" the Universe</a> by <a href=" Sleuth</a>. The above is an interactive infographic. Introduction: This interactive infographic from Number Sleuth accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. While other sites have tried to magnify the universe, no one else has done so with real photographs and 3D renderings. We hope you have a blast magnifying the universe, know that each time you zoom in a depth, you're magnifying the universe 10x ... and every time you zoom out, the bigger objects are 1/10th of their prior size. How To Use: Credits:

Moon Phases / Lunar Phases Explained Have you ever wondered what causes the moon phases? We all know that its appearance changes over time. But why? The good way to understand the phases of the moon is to examine an earth-moon-sun diagram: © All Rights Reserved. Diagram Explanation The illustration may look a little complex at first, but it's easy to explain. Sunlight is shown coming in from the right. One important thing to notice is that exactly one half of the moon is always illuminated by the sun. So the basic explanation is that the lunar phases are created by changing angles (relative positions) of the earth, the moon and the sun, as the moon orbits the earth. If you'd like to examine the phases of the moon more closely, via computer software, you may be interested in this moon phases calendar software. Moon Phases Simplified It's probably easiest to understand the moon cycle in this order: new moon and full moon, first quarter and third quarter, and the phases in between. The Moon's Orbit Moon Software

Australian Academy of Science - PrimaryConnections NSDL Science Literacy Maps Australian Academy of Science - PrimaryConnections Practical Physics This website is for teachers of physics in schools and colleges. It is a collection of experiments that demonstrate a wide range of physical concepts and processes. Some of the experiments can be used as starting-points for investigations or for enhancement activities. Many have links to carefully selected further reading and all include information and guidance for technicians. Physics is a practical science. Good quality, appropriate physics experiments and investigations are the key to enhanced learning, and clarification and consolidation of theory. We have published a new set of resources to support the teaching of practical science for Key Stages 3-5.

Royal Society of Chemistry | Advancing excellence in the chemical sciences Doc Brown (chemistry teacher) GCSE Science Biology Physics HOMEPAGE Revision Notes Quizzes e-learning website free to use online ALEX Lesson Plan: Let's Get SCIENTIFIC with Numbers! Engage Introduce students to various ways very large and very small numbers are used in the world. For example, how many miles is the Earth from the sun; what is the thickness of a red blood cell; estimate the growth rate of your hair per day; what is the net worth of Bill Gates? Have students enter a large number on their calculators (ex. 36,000,000,000,000) and then press 'enter' or '='. Explore Ask students to test their ideas with different examples. Explain Have students to explain how to write the number 100,000,000 using a shorter way. Extend Have students to take two very large numbers written in scientific notation and multiply them together. Evaluate When you feel that the class has some understanding of the various types of notation, assign LetsGetScientificWorksheet.rtf.