Smithsonian Quests From the art world to the zoo, from underwater to outer space, from current problems to future solutions, your students will have the freedom to explore their interests and make connections across subjects. They’ll develop skills and enhance their learning through discovery, while earning digital badges as credentials along the way.
Math Monday In a partnership with Make: Online, the Museum presents a weekly column discussing fun, experiential, and puzzling topics in mathematics. Collected here are the Math Monday posts from past weeks.
Just came upon a phenomenal resource for Common Core Math geared specifically to middle school teachers. Created by teacher Alison Shook, this Livebinder has everything from tasks, teaching resources, inclusion ideas, integrating reading & writing, students activities, and even algebra resources.
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is a site that helps students learn about forensic science. The site is funded by a great from the National Science Foundation and hosted by Rice University. Students explore, experiment and solve forensic mysteries.
Defined STEM Defined STEM is a web-based application designed to promote rigorous and relevant connections between classroom content, highlighting STEM content and real-world applications including career pathways, thus providing learning opportunities for students. Defined STEM provides teachers a resource where they can access highly effective media content and valuable resources to enhance the teaching and learning within the classroom. These resources and materials allow teachers to connect STEM with existing lessons, interdisciplinary content, and standards-based curriculum.
Science of Baseball has facts and trivia about baseball and relates it to science concepts. While there is not a lot of teacher resources, you could use this as a model for project based learning using sports, math, and science.
From the web site — Mathalicious is transforming the way math is taught by providing middle and high school teachers with the most relevant, engaging, and effective math lessons anywhere. We do this by designing lessons around real-world topics that students care about, from sports to technology to health & wellness. This contextual approach helps students make sense of the math, and develop both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency.
Looks very interesting and worth the time to look through the lessons.
You Are Your Words is a great site for a language arts project. Students write a paragraph or words describing themselves, upload a portrait style photo, and the web site creates a digital profile that can be shared across social media or saved to a file.
This website is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text. Google Earth is the dynamic tool that will be used to accomplish this. Google Earth provides startling clear satellite views of the globe in an interactive 3D environment. Beyond the visual, users can add placemarks, annotations, photos, and models, as well as measure distances and draw paths.
Within this site you will find lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for mathematics that embrace active learning, constructivism, and project-based learning while remaining true to the standards.
The Mystery Class investigation is an eleven week hunt in which students try to find ten secret “Mystery Classes” hiding around the globe. The changing amount of sunlight at each site is the central clue.
Students take an inspiring journey from knowing only sunrise and sunset times to discovering exact locations of the ten sites. This investigation demonstrates that, as spring sweeps across the Northern Hemisphere, daylength changes everywhere on Earth. Students see that these dramatic seasonal changes in sunlight affect the entire web of life.