Meograph helps easily create, watch, and share interactive stories. It combines maps, timeline, links, and multimedia to tell stories in context of where and when. It is truly 4-dimensional story telling.
Rhyme & Learn web site has videos with math and science raps to help students understand complex processes.
Invent It Challenge is a project from ePals Global Community. Students and teachers can register by Jan. 5.
Think about a problem in your school (or one in your ePals friend’s school) and come up with an invention to solve it.
Find an invention that is used in your school and tell us how you would improve upon it.
Find a real-world problem and come up with an invention to solve it.
Why U You Tube Channel has animated tutorials in math and science. This site is best suited for middle and high school.
STEM Flix™ is a new, interactive video series provided for your viewing pleasure by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and Science Bob. And they are all about having fun with STEM – that is, SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS.
How to Smile
SMILE is an online collection of math and science activities available to anyone, free of charge. We are also a community of educators who contribute, use, and comment on activities at howtosmile.org.
SMILE stands for Science and Math Informal Learning Educators; we are a pathway (an audience-specific branch) of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL.org).
SMILE’s learning activities, tools, and services are available to all but are designed especially for those who teach school-aged children in non-classroom settings (like museums, zoos, aquaria, and afterschool or outdoor education programs). SMILE is dedicated to bringing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities developed by informal science organizations around the country to the wider informal educator community, while encouraging that community to both use and contribute to SMILE’s growing collection.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Science Resources, STEM Resources | Posted on October 1, 2012
Tennessee STEM Innovation Network Established by an Executive Order of the Governor, the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (the TSIN or Network) is a unique public-private collaboration between the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) and Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) designed to promote and expand the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in K-12 public schools across Tennessee.
Angry Birds in the Physics Classroom has ideas and links to You Tube videos on incorporating the popular App into your Physics instruction.
SciStarter will bring together the millions of citizen scientists in the world; the thousands of potential projects offered by researchers, organizations, and companies; and the resources, products, and services that enable citizens to pursue and enjoy these activities. We aim to:
- Enable and encourage people to learn about, participate in, and contribute to science through both informal recreational activities and formal research efforts.
- Inspire greater appreciation and promote a better understanding of science and technology among the general public.
- Create a shared space where scientists can talk with citizens interested in working on or learning about their research projects.
- Satisfy the popular urge to tinker, build, and explore by making it simple and fun for people—singles, parents, grandparents, kids—to jump in and get their hands dirty with science.
100+ Stem Websites and Web Tools Livebinder has dozens of STEM resources for the classroom teacher. Includes videos and apps.
Wall-to-Wall Project Based Learning is a conversation with a high school biology teacher who implements projects throughout the entire school year.
The 8+1 Science is a new way of thinking about and teaching science, not a new set of science standards. It supports basic concepts included in most sets of standards and can be implemented with existing curriculum, textbooks, and equipment. Teachers are being trained on how to incorporate 8+1 Science in their classroom as they teach their curriculum. By helping students apply what they are learning in science and make connections to the world around them, teachers are becoming more effective in what they teach and students learn creative and critical thinking skills.
Scroll down and click the bottom of the page to download PDF posters.
Science Friday lesson plans are based on our popular Science Friday Videos and are created for us by the New York Hall of Science. You can access lesson plans, videos, and more on this site based on NPR’s Science Friday radio show.
is a You Tube channel with “crash courses” on world history and biology topics by John & Hank Green. These videos are great to use as an activating strategy or students could model video productions on historical and scientific content using this format.
CSI Web Adventures
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.
From the web site…Welcome to ScienceFix.com! Your place to get your science fix! It is a resource for middle school science teachers. It has resources (created by me, Darren Fix), that teachers can use such as lessons, science links, video demonstrations and web projects/webquests. There are original resources and of course customized (teaching is all about taking other teachers creations and modifying and tailoring it to your classroom).
Lead your students in learning about natural resources used in common packaging materials. Challenge your students to conserve natural resources through their lunch choices.
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.
Posted by jenmalonetn | Posted in Common Core, Science Resources | Posted on May 11, 2012
Next Generation Science Standards at TN Curriculum Center has a preview of new science standards being looked at in 26 Common Core states.
What makes Crayon Physics so entertaining is that there are a number of different ways to solve each level, thanks to the fact that no one is going to draw the same things in exactly the same way. It requires players to be creative and solve each puzzle through whatever means they can conceive, as opposed to only having one convoluted method as the only solution.
You can download a demo version free but you must purchase the full version of the game.
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.
Building Big from PBS
Bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels take center stage on PBS with BUILDING BIG, a five-part miniseries on megastructures, hosted by renowned author-illustrator David Macaulay. BUILDING BIG explores the history behind some of the world’s greatest feats of engineering and the ingenuity of the engineers, architects, and builders who designed and built them. Check out the labs and activities related to this series.
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