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Saturday, October 22, 2011

More - Yes, More - Free Internet Web Resources for the Classroom


General Science

WebExhibits on Science and Culture.  Each exhibit includes information, virtual experiments, and hands-on activities for exploring the topics from various angles.

Combining the fields of Anthropology, Botany, Geology, Paleontology and Zoology, the Museum uses an interdisciplinary approach to increasing knowledge about the past, present and future of the physical earth, its plants, animals, people, and their cultures. In doing so, it seeks to uncover the extent and character of biological and cultural diversity, similarities and interdependencies so that we may better understand, respect, and celebrate nature and other people.

A large, free repository of video modules for high school math and science classes.

Read about top science discoveries from leading research universities.

Biology and Life Science

learn about wilderness history, the values and benefits of wilderness, and threats to wilderness.  Including Webquests, quizzes, blogs, legislation, literature and research.

Online resources for teachers and students including videos, lesson plans, and interactives that explore biotechnology laboratory techniques used for treating disease and improving diagnosis.

In Your Inner Fish, Neil Shubin tells the story of evolution by tracing the organs of the human body back millions of years, long before the first creatures walked the earth. By examining fossils and DNA, Shubin shows us that our hands actually resemble fish fins, our head is organized like that of a long-extinct jawless fish, and major parts of our genome look and function like those of worms and bacteria. We have compiled the figures from the book into a deck of PowerPoint slides for use in the classroom.

Dive into the world of marine biology and biodiversity through the Podcast of Life: witness science in action through lively, you-are-there stories from the front lines of ocean science. Brought to you by the Encyclopedia of Life, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Atlantic Public Media and with a consortium of marine education network partners.

Lessons, labs and activities on the topics of genetics and health.

Evolution of Evolution: 150 Years of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species


Earth and Space Science

This 6 minute film produced by the American Museum of Natural History present a virtual tour of the universe as mapped through astronomical observations.

Recent Earthquake Teachable Moments

Astronomy resources and workshop opportunities.

An online tour of the Hawaiian night sky, podcasts and other educational resources.

DINOSAURS: American Museum of Natural History Collections. This app lets paleontologists of all ages explore the Museum's famous fossil halls in depth.

Take an electronic field trip inside Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park.  Learn about the importance of the park, hunt for signs of land and aquatic dinosaurs, explore ‘hoodoos’ and see animals that live in this extreme environment.

Physics and Physical Science

An interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors.



All Links have been verified and are working as of October 22, 2011.
© Lisa Michalek
The Lesson Guide

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Even More - Free Internet Web Resources for the Classroom

 


All Subject Areas

The World Digital Library offers free digitized treasures from around the globe.

Streaming Video and Teacher Guides from John Stossel for educators.

A resource for educators looking for open-source software to use in classrooms and schools.
Hundreds of free software programs are compiled on the site.

This tool helps users make graphs.

More than 10,000 videos organized across 2,000 categories including math, science, computers and technology, and history.

hip-hop songs for introducing vocabulary, literature, social studies, math, and science topics in an engaging way.

Humor for Educators

Lesson plans in many subject areas on the topics of food and agriculture.

Science and Health Science

Videos, activities and podcasts for all ages from the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

This module address the following question: “What is the process of science.” 

Lunar and Planetary Institute presents 25 webcasts, hands-on activities and supporting resources (such as PowerPoint presentations).

A collection of full episodes and short clips from the Weather Channel series to make connections among climate, geography and history.

Featuring interactives, videos of construction vehicles in action and contains useful information and activities for students studying inventions, the physics of simple machines, and engineering.

A collection of resources from leading hospitals and health associations on the topic of Swine Flu (H1N1).

Information about food safety including articles on food safety issues, tips on avoiding foodborne illnesses and podcasts focusing on the different aspects of protecting our nation’s food supply.

Learn about the various kinds of engineering careers.

Observing and forecasting, weather basics, and climate systems from the Arctic Climate Modeling Program.

Videos from the American Museum of Natural History on various science topics.

Daily Earth Science news updates, articles, maps, a dictionary of Earth science terms and information on geosciences careers.

Dr. Jeff’s Blog on the Universe – learn about our amazing Earth.

Learn about the Florida Everglades in detail through four video podcasts.

Take a video tour of the rooms of a house and various locations in NASA City to see how space exploration affects your daily life.

Seven Deadly Myths, produced in 2000 and hosted by former cover model, entrepreneur and smoking cessation advocate Christy Turlington, is a 17-minute closed captioned video that explores some of the common myths about smoking and empowers women to become or stay smoke-free.

A list of resources for helping students understand the Moon.  The guide covers scientists’ understanding of the Moon as a world, the appearance of the Moon in the skies, and tips for observing the Moon through binoculars or small telescopes.

Eight postcard lessons to engage students in the topics of science.

Interactive experiments and simple animation to communicate basic principles about light.

Biological effects of alcohol through an online game.  Players join the N-SQUAD investigating an accident involving a drunk driver.

Earth Science Picture of the Day

This game features simulations of actual extravehicular activities (EVAs) conducted by NASA astronauts on missions to provide power to the space station. The graphics used in this game are based on real NASA missions and incorporate 3D graphics used by the Agency.

60 second chalk cartoons posing science questions.

Watch films of science experiments with commentary and teaching tips.

Math

Teach students about astronomy and space science by using mathematics and real-world problems.

Art and Art History

Lessons for teachers and interactive features for students with access to resources, exhibition-related materials and articles in all subject areas related to Art and Art History.

Adventures with Art - Interactive art that kids can make online which encourages artistic exploration and creativity.



All Links have been verified and are working as of October 16, 2011.
© Lisa Michalek