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).
This site hosts dozens of videos related to math and numbers. This could tie in with Common Core in setting up project based learning ideas for your math classroom. Using some of these videos as a model, students could create their own Numberphile video.
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.
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.
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.
STEMdaily™ aggregates and curates news stories in STEM Education for all professionals interested in staying up-to-date on the latest developments in STEM. These news stories will cover topics in Education (from K-20+), Diversity and Women in STEM, Corporations and the Career Pipeline, Competitions and Conferences, Scholarships and Grants, Government, Non-Profits, Trade and Professional Associations, States, Innovation, Foundations, Testing and Assessments, STEM Policy, and much more.
We have all heard of Ted Talks. Now teachers can utilize Ted Ed for their classrooms. Videos are categorized by topics and subject areas, have questions and deeper thinking activities to go with the videos, allow you to use You Tube videos in the same fashion, and even allow you to “FLIP” your lessons by altering content and saving a unique URL. I am impressed with this learning tool for middle and high school students.
Nature Explorers is a UK site with great resources for teachers and students to learn about our natural world. There are special tabs for each kind of exploration and each section has a teacher resource site.
Gamestar Mechanic is a free online game creation program perfectly aligned to some STEM standards. Take a look at the video and explore the teacher resources. Looks like a great site for middle school.
The TeachEngineering digital library provides teacher-tested, standards-based engineering content for K-12 teachers engineering content for K12 teachers to use in science and math classrooms. Engineering lessons connect real-world experiences with curricular content already taught in K-12 classrooms. Mapped to educational content standards, TeachEngineering‘s comprehensive curricula are hands-on, inexpensive, and relevant to children’s daily lives.
HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
Whether you want to build your content knowledge or need a quick refresher just in time to teach a topic, NSDL Science Refreshers provide quick and easy access to high-quality science content. These resources from trusted providers are selected and organized by grade level and subject area in order to save you time and effort in finding interactive tutorials, diagrams, articles, and other materials to enhance your content knowledge. The initial launch of this service focuses on resources for K-6 educators.
A 10-point checklist for assessing the believability of a claim, covering everything from telling the difference between science (e.g., SETI) and pseudoscience (e.g., UFOlogy) to detecting personal agendas.
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.