The Best Science Sites Of 2019 – Part One It’s time for another “Best” list! I’m adding this post to ALL MID-YEAR “BEST OF 2019” LISTS IN ONE PLACE! You can see all previous editions of this Science list, along with other Science-related “Best” lists, here (Best list son Planets & Space are here). USA Hands-On Universe USA-HOU is hosting the Global HOU conference this year at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, 15-21 August 2017, in the path of totality of the 21 August 2017 American Solar Eclipse! See the conference website and list of participants (not all on the list actually attended). See maps of the eclipse’s path of totality. Hands-On Universe (HOU) is an educational program that enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology. Using the Internet, HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and analyze them with the aid of user-friendly image processing software. Latest HOU Images:
Stations of Light - Activity Summary Student groups rotate through four stations to examine light energy behavior: refraction, magnification, prisms and polarization. They see how a beam of light is refracted (bent) through various transparent mediums. STEM Resources for Teachers Connecting with the millennial generation, our current K-12 students, means a new way to teach and introduce material. Tech savvy Millennials love learning that is individually adapted to them with just enough detail that is needed at that particular moment in time. While very motivated and goal-oriented, Millennials want to learn in a team-oriented environment. Teaching to these students should use methods that connects to their needs while also meeting set educational standards. Looking for new ways to teach STEM? These free resources are available for you to infuse new ideas into your current curriculum.
Science Learning Activities - EDTECH 541: Final Project Part 1: Simulations Simulation 1Explorelearning is an online resource for a variety of simulations that it calls Gizmos. These Gizmos can can be filtered by a variety of different characteristics that can be very useful for a instructor. These filters include; academics standards, grade level, topic, and textbook correlation. I chose to select the grade level and topic of 9-12 Biology. Under the Biology heading I selected Ecology and interdependence.
66 Lessons on the Chemistry of Food and Beverages Reactions is a YouTube channel that I've mentioned in a handful of posts in the past. The channel is produced by PBS Digital Studios and the American Chemical Society. All of the videos on the channel include chemistry lessons based on ordinary, everyday parts of life like food and beverages. In fact, Reactions has a playlist of sixty-six videos that teach short lessons about the chemistry of food and beverages.
How To Set Up Science Stations In Your Classroom Science Stations are a great way to increase student engagement and responsibility. They encourage them to become active participants in their learning and moving them toward ownership and agency. You can read more about WHY I use stations in this blog post, but for now – let’s chat about HOW I prepare for stations. The science of snowflakes - Maruša Bradač The phrase “no two snowflakes are alike” was first coined by Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley (1865-1931). He admired the snowflakes and wrote: "Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated...When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.”You can explore more about his life here. The physics of how snowflakes form is very complex and some researchers devote their entire life studying these. One of them is the physicist Ken Libbrecht.
: Virtual Labs The Virtual Lab is an online simulation of a chemistry lab. It is designed to help students link chemical computations with authentic laboratory chemistry. The lab allows students to select from hundreds of standard reagents (aqueous) and manipulate them in a manner resembling a real lab. More information and offline downloads. Please scroll below to find our collection of pre-written problems, they have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty. Solar System Science Fair Project Science Fair Projects Solar System 3D Simulator is a FREE software application that generates a realistic solar system model and planets in 3 Dimension on the PC using advanced physics formulas. It can display the planets and their orbits, the sun and the moon. The nine planets including planet earth and their detailed physical & chemical information and image pictures is also displayed including solar power, solar energy and solar eclipse details. The graphical output is in high-resolution 3D full color format and the orbit view can be adjusted and the orbits tilted & rotated to any angle.
Quality Examples of Science Lessons and Units In an effort to identify and shine a spotlight on emerging examples of high quality lessons and units designed for the NGSS, Achieve launched the EQuIP Peer Review Panel for Science (PRP). The PRP uses the EQuIP Rubric for Science (Version 3.0) and the associated quality review process to evaluate the instructional materials. The objective is not to endorse a particular curriculum, product or template, rather to identify lessons and units that best illustrate the cognitive demands of the NGSS. 8 Math and Science Simulation Resources For Any Classroom "Science is fun. Science is curiosity. We all have natural curiosity. Science is a process of investigating. It's posing questions and coming up with a method.