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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tag hs:science

June 2007


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."

Return of the 17 Year Cicadas

Relaxing and informative movie created by college students. Might be useful for differentiation

May 2007

Chemistry Powerpoints

Free powerpoints to download for chemistry teachers

Biology Powerpoints

Free biology powerpoints to download for science teachers

Focus the Nation

A national teach-in engaging millions of students and citizens with political leaders and decision makers about Global Warming Solutions. We stand at a unique moment in human history. Decisions that are ours to make today – to stabilize global warming pollution and invest in clean energy solutions – will have a profound impact not only on our lives and the lives of our children, but indeed for every human being who will ever walk the face of the planet from now until the end of time. More than just one day, Focus the Nation: Global Warming Solutions for America is an unprecedented educational initiative, involving over a thousand colleges, universities, high schools, middle schools, faith groups, civic organizations and businesses. Focus the Nation is a catalyzing force shifting the national conversation about global warming towards a determination to face this civilizational challenge.

Encyclopedia of Earth

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Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Earth, a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.

The Evolution of Life

The evolution of life is organised into 20 sections referring to their biological and geological significance.

WISE - Web-based Inquiry Science Environment

Harness the power of the Internet... wisely. WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine realworld evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Our curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current science curriculum, and your grade 5-12 students will find them exciting and engaging. A web browser is all they need to take notes, discuss theories, and organize their arguments... they can even work from home! Our Teacher Area lets you explore new projects and grade your students' work on the Web. Best of all, everything in WISE is completely free.

April 2007

Vermont Agency of Natural Reources

Links for Students & Teachers There are hundreds of environmental education websites. We've divided a few of the best ones here into three broad categories based on grade level. Almost all of them have links to additional websites, as well. Have fun exploring!

iNatomy : iPod Anatomy Learning Resources

An interesting way to study anatomy with your iPod or iTumes. Advanced content for college bound students

Nikon | Universcale

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Nikon's Universcale web app puts the entire universe into proportion, from the smallest particle to the largest measurements of space. From the femtometer to the light year, Universcale spans 40 magnitudes of measurement into a single cosmic web app. It's really amazing when you zoom all the way out into stars and galaxies and realize that every time you go a magnitude higher, everything you saw before, from the flea to Mount Everest, is contained in this tiny little grid in the lower-left side of the screen. Give it a whirl!

March 2007

Exploratorium Digital Library: Browse by Topic

The Learning Resource Collection Digital Library contains the following: * Images, video, audio, Web interactives and articles * Hands-on activities * Exhibit descriptions to help plan field trips * Teaching tips * Correlations to national and state curriculum standards

Planet Earth :: Portrait of the Planet

Companion site to Discovery Channel's new 11 part series which premieres March 25th.

February 2007

Field Trip Earth

Field Trip Earth focuses on field-based wildlife conservation research projects ongoing around the world. Some of the projects are "live," meaning that research activities, and one or more research scientists, are currently active in the field. These projects are featured prominently on the site. Projects that are not "live" are archived so that students can continue to access the relevant articles, photos, videos, and other materials.

January 2007

How Products Are Made

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How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.

Science's 10 most beautiful physics experiments

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The New York Times Robert P. Crease, a member of the philosophy department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the historian at Brookhaven National Laboratory, recently asked physicists to nominate the most beautiful experiment of all time. Based on the paper of George Johnson in The New York Times we list below 10 winners of this polling and accompany the short explanations of the physical experiments with computer animations

The Biology Corner

Excellent teacher created site for hs biology students. Many interactive resources linked to units of study. May be useful for elementary and middle school teachers depending upon the topic.

December 2006

K12IMC: Genetics, Genomes, DNA & Stem Cell Research

Genetics, Genomes, DNA & Stem Cell Research. A reasonable list of high quality sites for teachers. Summary of each site so you can find the info needed.

Learn.Genetics from the Genetic Science Learning Center

Interactive site for investigating genetics. Beginner to advanced topics.Try the Basics and Beyond Topic or the Biotechniques Virtual Laboratory, or the Do it Yourself Genetic Research module.

Inside Cancer

Outstanding Multimedia Guide to Cancer Biology

November 2006

The Breathing Earth

by 17 others
Online simulation showing the birth, death rates, and effects of carbon dioxide emissions by various countries. Great for classroom discussions.

October 2006

The Wild Classroom

Great site with videos, lesson plans, and resources for biology. You can easily subscribe to the video podcasts from the home page. Topics include: Taxonomy and Classification, Cell Biology,Behavior,Biodiversity,RNA and DNA,Ecology,Development,Genetics,Immunology,Physiology,Plant Biology