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November 2007

Google Earth and Sky

by knann
A great resource for teachers wanting to get more out of Google earth. Tutorials, powerpoint, and kmz file available at this site.

BBC - Science & Nature - Climate Change

by knann
Resources for understanding Climate Change/Global warming (last link on page:More Climate Change from around the BBC) Try the Climate Challenge game Would the planet survive if you were in power? Innovate, trade and persuade other nations to help you save the environment.

Microscope Imaging Station. Gallery.

by knann & 1 other
The Microscope Imaging Station produces high-resolution images and movies using research-grade microscopes. This gallery contains a range of images and movies that illustrate the diversity of what can be seen with light microscopes.

Interactive Excel Spreadsheets

by knann & 1 other (via)
Dynamic and Interactive Visualization with "Javaless" Applets or Interactive Excel Spreadsheets

October 2007

BioWorksU

by knann (via)
BioWorksU is an interactive career exploration website designed to attract students to life science careers. Set in a virtual university, the site uses games, experiments, and simulations to introduce students to jobs people do at a range of locations -- a nurse's station, ambulance bay, diagnostic lab, pathology lab, radiology department, pharmacy, physical therapy room, dentist's office, and more. Watch videos of professionals describing what they do. Play the ambulance maze game.

HubbleSite: Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull

by knann (via)
Outstanding site for understanding Black Holes. Take a journey to the edges of the universe, conduct experiments, browse the Black Hole Encyclopedia...

Planet 10

by knann (via)
Fascinating virtual solar system explorer and world builder. Teaching resources available at the bottom of this page: http://www.solarsystem.org.uk/planet10/

ARKive - Creating a lasting audio-visual record of life on Earth.

by knann & 8 others (via)
ARKive (www.arkive.org) is the world's centralised library of films and photographs of the world's endangered species - freely accessible to all online for private research and internal educational purposes. Hailed as the digital Noah's Ark, it has won numerous conservation, education and communication awards since its launch by Sir David Attenborough in 2003, and has now profiled over 2,500 of the world's endangered species, using over 3,000 movie clips and 18,000 photos as well as a full research page on each animal - all freely available for internal educational use at www.arkive.org. Register for free and create a scrapbook that can be shared with students

ARKive Education - Resources

by knann
ARKive Education is a free-to-use, multi-media resource bank for teachers and other educators. Making use of the stunning imagery available at the award-winning ARKive website www.arkive.org, ARKive Education provides downloadable, ready to use modules on a wide range of curriculum topics, suitable for geography, biology, environmental education and citizenship lessons.

Troubled Waters

by knann (via)
"Troubled Waters" is an authentic task dealing with different factors and how they change certain parameters in a river. Several of these parameters are dissolved oxygen, pH, nitrates, and fecal coliform bacteria. Students will be using the modeling tool STELLA. Students will run a river model, interpret graphs, and adjust a variable such as wind speed and sewage load to determine the effects on Dissolved oxygen levels.

September 2007

Genesis Education: Modeling the Periodic Table Interactive Simulation

by knann
In the 19th century Dmitri Mendeleev organized the known elements by their characteristics and atomic weights. His creation evolved into what we now call the periodic table. We use it regularly, but what would it be like to construct that model from scratch? What if you had to group elements by their characteristics and place them on a table close to the other elements in their group, while at the same time logically arranging the atomic weights? What decisions would you make? What would it be like... to be Mendeleev?

Stanford SOLAR Center -- Comparison Activities

by knann
This activity helps students understand the enormity of the the sun's size, temperature, and distance by using comparisons. Appropriate for middle school as a whole class tool and to high school students independently.

NASA Sun Earth Media Viewer: Live Solar Images

by knann
Another amazing site from NASA. Aside from live images and illustrations, interviews from NASA scientists answer questions related to the Sun in a movie format.

HippoCampus

by knann
Outstanding resource for high school algebra,american government, AP biology,calculus,environmental science,physics,religion,and us history. Multimedia materials for differentiation and engagement. Interactive with full course materials. Added bonus: register as a teacher and customise the course materials and then we can add a link to your teacher website or the internet resources page.

NOAA Ocean Explorer

by knann
Find multimedia resources such as video, podcasts, photos and over 240 lesson plans for grades 5-12.

NOAA Learning Objects

by knann (via)
NOAA learning objects View Lesson 1 - Plate Tectonics View Lesson 2 - Mid-Ocean Ridges View Lesson 3 - Deep-Sea Corals View Lesson 4 - Subduction Zones View Lesson 5 - Chemosynthesis and Hydrothermal Vent Life View Lesson 6 - Deep-Sea Benthos View Lesson 7 - Water Cycle View Lesson 8 - Ocean Currents View Lesson 9 - Ocean Waves View Lesson 10 - Tides View Lesson 11 - Energy from the Oceans View Lesson 12 - Food, Water, and Medicine from the Sea View Lesson 13 - Ocean Pollution View Lesson 14 - Hurricanes View Lesson 15 - Seamounts Each video contains a related activity and topic. OUTSTANDING!

The Rota Period | Rotas Period | A new periodic table

by knann (via)
A different kind of periodic table--all interactive. There is a pdf for an explanation.

July 2007

Singing Science Records

by knann
Science songs on topics of space,energy &motion, weather, and nature. Right click, choose "save Target As" to download the MP3. Songs are definitely dated, but older students and music teachers may enjoy updating the music style, perhaps to a rap tempo or, be inspired to create their own songs. Good resource for differentiation.

Stop Disasters

by knann
Use your critical thinking and problem solving skills to minimize the imapct of various natural disasters such as hurricane, earthquake, tusnami, flood, and wildfire. Geared for middle and high school students with 3 levels of play. Takes 10-20 minutes per game.

MyPlace

by knann (via)
MyPlace is a comprehensive exploration of our current world. It encourages students to find their place today and where they want to be tomorrow. Students will engage in a year-long exploration that seeks to help them find their place in this changing world. We hope that they can make inspired choices about how to use their school years as well as venture into their adult lives with confidence and enthusiasm. For additional information and background, see: * Paths for Teachers * About the Teachers’ Place * CEQALL

Next Vista for Learning

by knann (via)
This a new resource and worth watching for new, high quality videos. An online library of free videos for learners everywhere - find resources to help you learn just about anything, meet people who make a difference in their communities, and even discover new parts of the world. And Next Vista for Learning wants to post your educational videos online, too. Everyone has an insight to share and yours may be just what some student or teacher somewhere needs! Keep track of new additions via RSS

June 2007

ARTNATOMY/ARTNATOMIA

by knann
This site uses a highly-accurate Flash representation of the complete muscular and skeletal structure of the human face and head in an interactive tool. The parts are all labeled (probably enough for a med student), but then the user can make them move to understand how they work. You will find yourself looking far more closely at any facial expression after you play with this for a few minutes. The tool is available in both Spanish and English. Don't miss the sliders that make the skull or muscles show more beneath the "skin."