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Science Internet Resources #2 - January 2012

Play a virtual coral reef game and discover the fascinating creatures that live on a coral reef, play fun games that show you who eats who, and learn what you can do to keep coral reefs healthy.

Resources and activities to extend hygiene messages and prevent the spread of germs in your classroom.  Lessons for students in grades K-5 included with a take home activity to share with families to help prevent the spread of germs at home.

A collection of more than 50,000 educational materials including lesson plans, units, and activities sponsored by the National Education Association.

The Encyclopedia of Life provides over 1 Million images through a community to provide global access to knowledge about life on Earth.

Lesson plans, educational videos, activities and puzzles that encourage environmental stewardship for grades K-5 and explore the unique ecosystems found across the United States with an interactive map.

Rich and challenging science units, lessons and assessments to boost math and science achievement among Spanish-speaking students in K-3rd grade.

Students in grades 2-4 explore the differences between reptiles through a video enhanced lesson based on the PBS series NATURE.

A series of 4 eight-minute videos in which 16 Nobel Laureates share their opinions on why chemistry is important.

Teachers can access lesson plans, games and information about energy, fuel cells, edible cars, model cars, electrify, hybrid engines and teen driving for grades K-12.

Take a fun microbe personality quiz and find out which microbe is most like you, for grades K-12.

High School science Oceanography Jeopardy game.

Listen to recordings and interviews with scientists on a wide range of science topics that are appropriate to share with middle and high school students.

Make Goofy Putty with your 5-8th grade students and learn about measurement, mixtures, solutions and polymers.

Climate change curricula for high school students.

Learn the best practices for teaching global climate change to middle and high school students through these self-paced lessons for teachers from PBS and NASA.

K-12 science lessons and web resources for teachers, students and families.

Humans in Space Curriculum includes units exploring the themes NASA engineers consider when planning human explorations into space for grades K-12.

A computer simulation program for grades 6-10 in which students assume the roles of NASA engineers and launch a shuttle from their own classrooms. Teachers can access lessons to help students prepare for the launch experience.

In NASA’s Station Spacewalk Game, students in grades 5-8 are virtual astronauts on the International Space Station.

Interactive games and animated clips to introduce K-5 students to the Air Quality Index and how pollution is measured in the air.

Lessons and articles to promote environmental health literacy among high school students.  Educators can access learning modules for grades 9-12 with cooperative, critical-thinking activities and real-world examples.

The Forest Service is committed to connecting kids with nature and the outdoors by providing students, parents and teachers with youth-oriented information and resources related to natural resources and the environment.

Students ages 7-12 learn about nautical charts through interactive games and activities.  This site also offers multimedia resources, video clips and interviews with ocean scientists.

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© Lisa Michalek

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