Free links! Lots of science, space, ELA, ESL, Music, Art, PD, Lesson Plans and resources. Enjoy!

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    It would be fantastic if we could share a link that is highly beneficial/useful, that doesn't cost a thing to use, no hoops to jump through. I encourage others to add to my links, creating some nice references to have on-hand. You can never have too many resources.



    I love free when it comes to things that are handy to have, use, study, or simply enjoy. I started out looking for some inspiration for decorations for my classrooms, but found so much more. It seems like a waste to have it sitting in a file folder on my desktop, so I would like to share what I stumbled across in my browsing. Some are of limited interest to anyone not into science, but many have broader appeal and applications. Look at it this way - there is no charge for any of this stuff, so it is worth a peek!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCLLJ6- 7ez0&list=PLexa_cotS5sHVVJzxb9A8BvnK8zYTH9IG Can't wait to use this in class
    http://www.opg.com/communities-and-partners/teachers-and-students/Pages/teachers-and-students.aspx
    http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/connect4learning.jsp
    http://learn.kidwind.org/teach
    https://student.societyforscience.org/science-project-resources
    http://www.familyscience.org/sample_activities.html
    http://ipadapps4teachers.blogspot.com/
    http://www.msichicago.org/programs/summer-brain-games
    http://media.wfyi.org/IndianaExpeditions/
    http://marstrek.jpl.nasa.gov/
    http://www.birdsleuth.org/aabb-sound-lessons/
    http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/15arctic-microbes/welcome.html
    http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/darwin/
    http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/index.htm
    http://www.futurity.org/
    http://www.amnh.org/apps
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/neverlost/
    http://theweatherwiz.com/
    http://podcast.eol.org/podcast
    http://cosmictimes.gsfc.nasa.gov/
    http://www.interactivedigs.com/

    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/news/20...s-pluto-flyby-a-teachable-moment-for-students Get the FREE bulletin board!!

    http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/03/f20/beto_coloring_activity_book.pdf
    http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html
    http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html
    http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partne...ivityBook-webPrint_041615_508v2.pdf?4203-3f87
    https://takeactionscience.wordpress.com/
    https://www.curiositymachine.org/challenges/
    https://www.udemy.com/extreme-weather-101/
    https://oceanclassrooms.com/moodle/course/view.php?id=8
    https://scratch.mit.edu/
    https://cset.stanford.edu/sites/def...HING- A LINK TO A CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT.pdf
    http://www.carencooper.com/citscichat.html
    http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
    http://www.seesouthernforests.org/
    http://mathtrain.tv/
    http://www.calculator-tab.com/
    http://www.savemonkseals.ucsc.edu/
    http://particleadventure.org/
    http://tiktaalik.uchicago.edu/book-tools.html Goes well with "Your Inner Fish"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U&feature=player_embedded
    http://www.webexhibits.org/
    http://www.eia.gov/kids/
    http://www.education.noaa.gov/coolsites.html
    http://www.fs.fed.us/outdoors/naturewatch/
    http://www.astrosociety.org/pluto/
    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
    http://missionscience.nasa.gov/
    http://www.exploringnature.org/db/subcat_index.php?dbID=45
    http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collection.jsp?id=689

    http://spie.org/x31474.xml?WT.svl=mdde11 This organization is the Elite of free posters for teachers. I ordered all I wanted, they are exquisite, and come shipped rolled, not folded. Top Notch!

    http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/...ults page&MaximumPages=1&ZyEntry=1&SeekPage=x Gorgeous poster, free, but wish it had come rolled . . . oh well, sigh.

    http://www.aps.org/programs/outreach/resources/index.cfm
    http://www.learner.org/workshops/force/
    http://web.randi.org/educational-modules.html
    https://engage.intel.com/community/teachersengage/showcase
    http://www.popsci.com/announcements/article/2010-03/new-browse-137-years-popsci-archive-free
    http://busyteacher.org/teaching_ideas_and_techniques/classroom-posters/
    http://www.the-brights.net/action/activities/poster.html
    http://www.aps.org/programs/education/highschool/teachers/
    http://www.weareteachers.com/lessons-resources/classroom-printables

    http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive
    I found these and more than I have the time to enter. I would give a shout out to HHMI.org, as they have a short FREE DVD on the genetics of pop-corn. I think I have everything, but they just keep adding new material, always free with free shipping to educators. You can also get the PDFs for their amazing posters to print. I have some back from when they were sent, and they are amazing. Found one I didn't have, and I had to have it printed out at a poster print place, but so worth it.

    Hopefully, and surely, others have more links to add to these. If these are in the wrong forum, perhaps a moderator will show it the home most suitable. :hugs:

    If anyone is interested in some free jpg's ready to print as posters, a few inspirational, mostly science, PM me and I will send for free. I printed mine, the edits are done, and they are all suitable for 20x24 or larger. These include the HHMI posters I mentioned above, save the bees, Life's Family Tree, Mars Exploration Family Photo, the Curiosity rover, Charles Darwin quote, Mass Extinctions, Human Evolution, Earth Evolution and more. I will simply send as an email attachment? If I could figure out how to make these free downloads, I would be very happy to do that. :cool:
     
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    A classmate from my ESL program poked me tonight to share a link. This one is for those of us who love words and precise meaning. Thanks to Chloe.
    http://phrontistery.info/glossaries.html

    It's my night! A former student sent me this on Google Drive, because, as he said: "I can." I am told it is a belated Thanks for finding ways that music and science can co-exist.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLpTuptF2fw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhGO_4CDlgc
    I think they will become our newest "mindfulnees" favorites.

    Apparently goodies are falling out of the heavens! A colleague remembered me mentioning these in passing, and just wanted to show she had been listening - show off! Thanks T. :hugs: Enjoy learning about noctilucent clouds:
    http://www.weather.com/science/news/sky-watching-noctilucent-20130506
    http://earthsky.org/todays-image/noctilucent-clouds-and-an-aurora
    http://projectpossum.org/research/about-noctilucent-clouds/

    Be patient when viewing this one - it is worth the wait.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=20&v=E7PQbfnErEw
     
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    All of my classroom-related links are stored on Diigo. They are mostly ELA links, tagged by topic. My username is the same there as it is here. You can search my links or follow me on Diigo.
     
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    For teachers with English Language Learners in the classroom, I was recently reminded that one of the best, easiest to use sites for ELL resources wasn't on my list, so with a tip of the hat, I give you:

    http://www.colorincolorado.org/

    NJ has a link, as well, that pertains to Newcomers, or, Port of Entry students and their family. Many of these students will be SIFE's, Students with Interrupted Formal Education. So the NJ part, not so much use to you, but the how and why of what is offered is relevant.

    http://www.nj.gov/education/bilingual/resources/newcomer.htm
     
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    I had found this link to share with a colleague, then proceeded to misplace it. Since it is once more been "found", I will take the time to share with you today. Here's hoping that you find something new, interesting, motivational, and exciting. That is the best you can hope for with most references and tips!
    https://www.linkedin.com/grp/post/3902988-6041041655216226306
     
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    Thank you for that. I am still hoping that others on the forum will chime in with their favorites, science/not science, I don't care, but what a cool way to accumulate a lot of interesting links in one place. I have every intention of copying all of the links that get posted, so I can save them in a well marked file for future reference.

    Let me tell you - if any of you are interested in a space/universe type of bulletin board free of charge, look at the NASA site. Mine is on its way, and such a nice little email to let me know that. So if you every wanted to know what NASA has done for you, personally, request the kit and the learning links that go with it. You'll be glad you did!
     
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    Today I am going to throw out some ESL links that will benefit teachers and students alike. I can honestly say that I have visited and used many of these sites as I worked on my M.Ed., and others I have utilized with my own students.

    I know that there are many on the forum who are teaching ESL, either by order or by choice. Sometimes the difference between the two is a simple matter of having great resources.

    Thank you for tuning in, as we investigate ESL Teaching Resources.




      • mastersinesl.com/leading-sources/

    As always, please feel free to add more sites and links, as I have every intention of saving these, to have on hand in one file. Your suggestions are very welcome. :cool:
     
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    These are amazing, thank you!!
     
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    You are very welcome. When I get to a batch of cool links from research on this or that, I try to save them and pass them along. What is just so much wasted space to some people is a god-send to others.
     
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    My students come in on Thursday, and I haven't decided what to do. I have 6 preps, so all over the place . Hope there is something in this for you!

    http://www.iknowthat.com/
    http://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=67&v=1qlxKFEE7Ec
    http://www.printable-worksheets.com/science
    http://easource.com/mindsuckers-the-sting-of-doom/
    http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResource/Preview/28362
    http://www.roadtogrammar.com/
    http://www.grammar-monster.com/
    http://www.educationworld.com/At_Home/student/student006.shtml
    http://www.teachhub.com/ell-strategies-work-whole-class
    http://ambitiousscienceteaching.org/
    http://englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Reading-Comprehension.htm
    http://worksheets.theteacherscorner.net/make-your-own/crossword/
    http://www.eslgamesworld.com/
    http://classroom-aid.com/2012/08/28/25-online-games-for-english-language-learners/
    http://www.carolinacurriculum.com/leadership/downloads/2012/Integrating+Literacy.pdf
    http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/154026/
    http://www.kidsdiscover.com/infographics/
    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/encyclopedia/keystone-species/
    http://www.legendarylearningnow.com/creativity/infographics-for-kids/
    http://www.kidsites.com/
    http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/kids-websites
    http://blog.allmyfaves.com/kids/top-50-sites-for-kids-the-amusement-park-of-the-web/
    http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/biodiversity-and-ecosystem-stability-17059965
    http://www.globalissues.org/article/170/why-is-biodiversity-important-who-cares
    http://ucanr.edu/sites/cbc/
     
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    I believe that this article could create a variety of projects, study, and debate. I am a scientist at heart, so I trust what science can prove. However, I also know that many who consider themselves scientific consider race in different ways. Enjoy the article.

    http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-50-summer-2015/feature/race-dna

    On a different note, there are multiple ways to explore the brain, and NBC has a great site:

    http://www.nbclearn.com/brain/

    While at the NBC site, I would like to recommend the following:

    http://www.nbclearn.com/pi
    http://www.nbclearn.com/makeitmemorable
    http://www.nbclearn.com/science-and-engineering-of-the-2014-olympic-winter-games
    http://www.nbclearn.com/science-of-golf
    http://www.nbclearn.com/water
    http://www.nbclearn.com/innovation
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/writers-speak-to-kids
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-of-the-summer-olympics
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-behind-the-news
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-of-nhl-hockey
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-of-nfl-football
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/chemistry-now
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/changing-planet
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-of-the-olympic-winter-games
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/finishing-the-dream
    http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/sinking-of-the-titanic

    Please take the time to look at each of these links. Some are through and through science, but the ones on creativity, civil rights, and the Olympics probably speak well to a variety of uses. It is always wonderful to find well made documentaries or references that are easy to watch but give a lot to think about.

    Ecology also gets a fresh look by TERC Online E-books. This research comes as a pdf for both the teacher and student editions. Definitely worth a look.

    https://external-wiki.terc.edu/display/ibooks/Adventures+in+Ecology

    Meet Emily, and enjoy funsciencedemos:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/funsciencedemos

    Although I had never heard of Mosa Mack Science, I loved the site, and think you may as well:

    https://www.mosamack.com/#units

    ActivEpi Web, is an electronic textbook for teaching epidemiology, available free on-line. Suitable at secondary and beyond, so I believe this can be a great reference for faculty.

    http://www.activepi.com/

    More cutting edge subject matter, this time it is Pluto. Take a peek:

    https://blog.versal.com/2015/07/17/journey-to-pluto-course/

    And finally, if you want to get involved in a book, NSTA has one that I am really looking forward to:


    Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6-12

    Edited by: Nancy Trautmann, Jennifer Fee, Terry M. Tomasek, and NancyLee R. Bergey

    $25.56 - Member Price
    $31.95 - Nonmember Price
    Description
    “Observing the life cycle of monarch butterflies and following their remarkable migratory journeys between Canada, the United States, and Mexico …

    “Tracking climate change by recording the dates of first leaf, flower, and fruit of local trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses ...

    “Discovering which bird species migrate, where they go, and when …
    “Exploring life cycles and population dynamics of frogs, toads, and other animals in nearby ponds …

    “Citizen science projects such as these gather data through public collaboration in scientific research….We invite you to dig in and become part of this exciting and rapidly growing movement. Your students will not only learn science, but they will also be scientists, and their projects will bring biological and environmental science to life in your classes.”
    —from the Preface to Citizen Science: 15 Lessons That Bring Biology to Life, 6–12

    The editors of this book have a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. The book is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills. Citizen Science offers you: •Real-life case studies of classes that engaged in citizen science and learned authentic scientific processes and the habits of mind associated with scientific reasoning. •Fifteen stimulating lessons you can use to build data collection and analysis into your teaching. •Plenty of flexibility. You can use the lessons with or without access to field or lab facilities; whether or not your students can collect and submit data of their own; and inside your classroom or outside through fieldwork in schoolyards, parks, or other natural areas in urban or rural settings.

    You don’t need an advanced degree in science to guide your students in productive participation in one of a growing variety of citizen science projects. As the editors note, “Such involvement can scaffold teachers’ entry into facilitating student investigation while connecting students with relevant, meaningful, and real experiences with science.”
     
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    That's a lot of stuff to look through Vickilyn. I will try to go through some of these and see what I can use when I get some spare time. Thanks for posting them.

    I too just requested a bulletin board from NASA. Thanks for sharing that!
     
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    Honestly, I wanted to share and hope that some of this will help someone besides me. My goal is to have links that I find interesting in an easy to save format. Posting to the forum keeps them together, and when I have the time, I love to browse and pick my favorites. Because I also teach elementary, Social Studies, and ELA and Literacy, I can frequently cross reference some of the links to use in somewhat novel ways. I hope you will appreciate more of the NASA links with a wealth of information geared towards a variety of grade levels.

    These links are my bread crumbs to the things that I enjoy examining, utilizing, and recommending to others. ;)
     
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    Thank you for posting this. I like knowing I now have a "home" for them.
     
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    https://teach.mozilla.org/activities/
    https://laura.makes.org/thimble/MTUyODMwNDY0/lofi-nofi-teaching-kit

    https://stacy.makes.org/thimble/MjAxMjIxNzYwMA==/whats-wrong-with-your-password

    http://www.nps.gov/history/stories.htm

    http://water.usgs.gov/edu/wateruse.html

    http://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/education/learning/index.htm
    http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/education.html
    http://water.usgs.gov/edu/

    publications.nigms.nih.gov Excellent poster, and literature, about cells. I am impressed with the quality of the material, while it still remains FREE to those who request it as an educator.

    If you watch/use the Energy Literacy Webinar listed below, you can earn one PD:
    https://event.on24.com/eventRegistr...E90C0355BB6E72BB7440DEBFC&sourcepage=register

    I hope you enjoy the links and the material that can be found there. :cool:
     
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    Naturally, I think Steve Spangler's website and Pinterest boards are the best of the best, and I think they contain everything and anything a teacher could ever want or need. https://www.pinterest.com/stevespangler/
     
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    Thank you for you suggestion! I love finding new links, especially those that appear fun, and filled with science.

    Thank you!
     
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    http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/08/free-science-websites.html

    http://www.learningscience.org/index.htm This is one of my "dive in and see if the water is fine" sites. The material is K-12, grouped as elementary, middle school, and HS. Lots of information about virtually any science topic, so color me amazed!

    http://sciencenetlinks.com/
    http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/
    http://sciencespot.net/
    http://www.scilinks.org/
    http://scienceinquirer.wikispaces.com/freestuff
    http://edtechteacher.org/tools/science/
    http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach?
    https://student.societyforscience.org/
    http://sciencespot.net/
    http://www.stfc.ac.uk/public-engagement/resources-links/
    http://www.k5geosource.org/5resource/pg1.html
    http://bpes.bp.com/primary-resources/
    http://earthecho.org/educator-resou...nwGPhP6DHsxLD0nXCTRexSs3TacWQ0q6vQaAikP8P8HAQ
    http://www.worldsciencefestival.com...hQcdx4mbvKplzPr8oGsjIMhYIPgYoCzY30aAqvy8P8HAQ
    http://www.heifer.org/readtofeed/in...lg-FGGZKnNS2BN6q5uz8nMjvk8aGXOMavUaAp_X8P8HAQ
    http://www.eurekalert.org/links.php
    https://www.teachingchannel.org/?gc...-IZEAYzJpoDDGe-x6nKilrW91gaxob7MV4aAqh98P8HAQ
    http://www.amnh.org/our-research/re...e-shelf/open-access-free-resources-in-science
    http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx
    http://www.internet4classrooms.com/science_elem.htm
    http://www.scicentral.com/
    http://www.crickweb.co.uk/links-science.html
    http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/11/15/12-dozen-places-to-self-educate-yourself-online/
    http://www.skeptic.com/skepticism-1...FvgXQ3apCBk3PjDTRYN2PJ2-lb_FVJx-2AaAsJJ8P8HAQ
    http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/...msX3mTEsDNeboUCRADa5haNSqj-DJWBB5EaAuQo8P8HAQ
    http://nycsef.cuny.edu/teacher-resources/
    http://www.ck12.org/
    http://www.wildernessclassroom.com/...8-H7y8CkSYDYfbg7iwqmgLpkUNalzHNfbIaAuuc8P8HAQ
    http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/science.php
    http://undsci.berkeley.edu/
    http://middleschoolscience.com/
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
    http://guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=282791&p=1888113
    http://www.hippocampus.org/ This is another site that seems to have great potential.

    Enjoy!
     
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    http://oceansofdata.org/our-work/edc-earth-science

    I love this site - so important to the science teachers! http://ngss.nsta.org/ngss-videos.aspx

    http://beartrust.org/bear-basics

    http://www.schooljournalism.org/model-news-literacy-curriculum/ Literacy is important in every discipline, and this site has value, IMO.

    http://www.amazon.com/Sesame-Workshop-Lets-Get-Ready/dp/B00N41DHD4 It fits the criteria - it is free, so have a look!

    https://vimeo.com/137728737

    http://www.nctm.org/Standards-and-P...nd-Learning-Mathematics-with-the-Common-Core/

    Hope there is something for everyone somewhere. I will continue to seek and share.

    Have fun, and if you find similar sites/links that should be listed in this thread, please share with us. :cool:
     
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    Can you believe that September is slipping away, which means progress reports will need to be out in another week or so.

    New links today:

    http://www.mazalearn.com/ All about electromagnetism, and it has been gamified, and still it is FREE. It appears to me that there are many links that should be beneficial at this site

    The second link has been created to appeal to girls who like, or might like, science. The only thing they have to do is set aside the "common knowledge" that boys are better than girls in analytical thinking. This page and link are here to dispel the empty threat that no one will like smart girls if they are too smart. Hope there is something in this link that is worthwhile and interesting to teachers and students. Oh, and if you don't tell anyone that this is labeled a "girl thing", I will keep your secret and watch as this site appeals to all genders and science interest.

    http://scigirlsconnect.org/page/activities Check out these SciGirls for DragonflyTV activities. They are classics!

    Totally out of character for me, I am pleased to announce that here in NJ, the University of Kansas is scheduled to play Saturday afternoon, and my family was given tickets for the game. Now, I know that this isn't like going to a basketball game, but a fun way to spend a pleasant Saturday afternoon nonetheless.

    Rock chalk, Jayhawks - Go KU!
     
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    This link will help anyone with students into engineering, as well as the educators who will be working with these students. Hope you find it interesting.

    http://www.linkengineering.org/

    Then there is a TED talk about almost every thing, including Cell Theory:

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-wacky-history-of-cell-theory

    Speaking of cells, check out this interesting talk:

    http://ed.ted.com/search?utf8=✓&qs=cells

    Then there are cars for the blind to drive:

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons/making-a-car-for-blind-drivers-dennis-hong

    The path to solutions that didn't work the way intended - thankfully:

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons/unintended-consequences-edward-tenner

    And just because I love TED talks for education:

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons

    Are your students lying to you about the dog eating the homework? Quickly access the "language of lying."

    http://ed.ted.com/featured/Lj5N4g31.

    Super-charge your brain, become bilingual: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-speaking-multiple-languages-benefits-the-brain-mia-nacamulli

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-optical-illusions-trick-your-brain-nathan-s-jacobs,

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons/nature-s-smallest-factory-the-calvin-cycle-cathy-symington,

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons/earworms-...tuck-in-your-head-elizabeth-hellmuth-margulis (This has always stumped me - "Ear-worms that get stuck in you mind)

    Could we actually live on Mars? There's a TED talk for that, too!

    http://ed.ted.com/lessons/could-we-actually-live-on-mars-mari-foroutan
    Space movies as a TED talk? You bet!

    http://www.babble.com/kid/top-12-space-movies-for-kids-not-called-star-wars/

    Enjoy the journey - it is worth the price of admission.
     
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    Now I want you all to know that as a very NON-pysics kind of person, who is in my element anywhere on the life sciences scales, I occasionally need to know "some" physics. Check out this new link. I don't know if it is overkill on the subject or not, but I am very fond of their passion for all things physics, so I will share. If you are one of the only physics teachers who must need help at some point in time, please let me know if this is worth exploring.

    If you think you might like Physics, try the link and let me know what you think.

    https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150803-physics-theories-map/
     
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    I was browsing, again, and found myself lost in thought about the health of the environment, the concerns that are difficult to teach, and how much of this is lost in translation when dealing with ELLs. Given that context, it is easier to understand the variety in this group of links. There are more than a few of these links that will help prepare the teacher to find the heart of the lesson, and maybe tie up some loose ends. Other sites are all about literacy in science - with CCSS, we all teach literacy and writing, in every content area.

    My goal for this thread is to add links and gems that I come across, hoping that others may find those finds as helpful or stimulating as I did. At some point in the not too distant future, I want to start saving the posts, as it will be the easiest way I can imagine to place all of these sites and links in a single folder, that I can download and keep. In seeking these links, I try each one before listing, so I can say that on the day I share, the link is good and working. I hate trying to access promising sounding links, only to find out that they go nowhere.

    If anyone has more examples of "Creepy Critters", most of which are being influenced by a parasitic organism, although there are some other equally creepy things out there, perfect for the month of October - well, add them to this thread. The original list only had a large handful of critters, and now it has or is approaching 30 varied critters, enough for some of the larger science classrooms, should they want to use them. My goal has been to ferret out about 50 of these, but it may be over ambitious. We'll see, won't we?

    http://www.classroomzoom.com/free-lessons/
    https://esllibrary.com/?gclid=CP2GhduZm8gCFVYUHwod4vENWA
    http://www.education.com/worksheets/science/?
    http://www.discoveryeducation.com/search/page/-/-/lesson-plan/life science/index.cfm
    www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/resources/subj_06_03.html

    www.nclark.net/Biology
    www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/
    www.njsta.org/resources.html
    www.sciencegems.com
    www.pinelandsalliance.org/teachers/lifescience/
    www.raftbayarea.org/educator-resour...df4nOGgo43c1B2LA-uLZpfLahff6vUfNzPBoCxRLw_wcB
    www.learner.org

    www.ck12.org/tebook/CK-12-Life-Science-For-Middle-School-Teachers-Edition/
    www.ssec.si.edu
    www.gk12.org/resources/stem-activities-and-resources-for-k-12-teachers-and-students/
    http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/resources/resources_science_teachers.pdf
    www.thescienceofsoil.com/teacher-resources
    http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/sci_edu/waldron/
    http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/for-teachers/
    www.forensicsciencetechnician.org/100-best-websites-for-
    science-teachers/

    www.stlzoo.org/education/forteachers/
    http://community.geosociety.org/tap/resources
    www.earthsciweek.org/for-teachers
    https://www.teachervision.com/earth-sciences/teacher-resources/6613.html
    http://sciencespot.net/

    www.nestanet.org/cms/content/resources
    www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/science/earth_sciences/
    https://www.naturebridge.org/training-tools/teachers/earth-science-geology
    www.noaa.gov/features/02_monitoring/teacherresources_2014.html
    www.learner.org/resources/series195.html
    www.nsta.org/climate/
    https://www.nagt.org/nagt/teaching_resources/index.html
    www.windows2universe.org
    www.ck12.org/tebook/CK-12-Earth-Science-For-High-School-Teachers-Edition/

    www.amnh.org/learn-teach/educators
    http://bogglesworldesl.com/esl_science.htm
    www.amnh.org/learn-teach/english-language-learners/esl-strategies-to-construct-science-learning
    http://esl.fis.edu/learners/support/indexScience.htm
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...LBZPZUjMFd_jrdQwg&sig2=XBPqRlLiE1G-_NI6bt3UyA
    http://newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/pages/esl/index.php

    http://teachersnetwork.org/ntol/howto/eslclass/science.htm

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...XM33Py5DN5hMFRw8g&sig2=A0_s-E4NRGV2FMFTsrlKSQ

    www.savethefrogs.com/threats/chytrid/
    www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/scientist-documents-massive-frog-die-his-own-pond-n167176
    www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/25/fr...a-puts-spotlight-on-unchecked-pollution-that/
    www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2008/08/12_extinction.shtml

    http://fwf.ag.utk.edu/mgray/Publications/Wheelwrightetal2014.pdf
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...us-causes-frogs-die-thirst--theyre-water.html
    www.sfgate.com/green/article/EXTINCTION-CRISIS-FOR-AMPHIBIANS-Frogs-toads-2493325.php
    http://oceanlink.island.net/teachers.html
    www.education.noaa.gov/tocean.html
    www.iteachbio.com/Marine-Biology/marine.html
    www.nsf.gov/news/classroom/biology.jsp

    www.coseeolc.net/for-teachers.cfm
    http://ocean.si.edu/for-educators
    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/archive/xpeditions/lessons/06/g35/thys.html
    www.worldoceanobservatory.org/index.php?q=content/online-resources-marine-biology
    https://sites.google.com/a/share.brevardschools.org/cilsick/resources-for-marine-educators
    http://marinebio.org/marinebio/games/
    www.kbteachers.com/marine-biology/

    www.wcs.org/teachers/teacherpd/online-teacher-academy/marine-biology-for-elementary-educators.aspx
    www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-816336.html
    http://theterramarproject.org/education
    www.marbef.org/outreach/primary.php
    www.fitzgeraldreserve.org/newffmrsite/resources-just-for-teachers/
    www.sciencebuddies.org/science-engineering-careers/life-sciences/marine-biologist

    http://marinebiology.uw.edu/
    http://life.bio.sunysb.edu/marinebio/mblinks.html/Marine-Biology-Links
    www.neaq.org/education_and_activiti.../teen_programs/science_and_training_class.php
    www.waksman-foundation.org/html/teacher_programs.html
    http://superpod.ml.duke.edu/johnston/

    www.nabt.org/websites/institution/index.php?p=107
    www.mrl.ucsb.edu/education/resources-teachers
    www.seagranted.net/index.php
    www.eduref.net/biology-career-guide/
    www.readingrockets.org/extras/stem_series
    www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/steps-to-success-in-
    http://www.freezeray.com/scienceLiteracy.htm
    http://strandmaps.dls.ucar.edu/

    www.nationalstemcentre.org.uk/elibrary/resource/5325/literacy-in-science-training-materials
    www.actionbioscience.org/education/brewer.html

    www.freezeray.com/scienceLiteracy.htm
    http://literacyonline.tki.org.nz/Li.../Teacher-Resource-Exchange/Secondary-Literacy
    http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/EFCAE6D4-8B9A-4319-BC31-95B28AD8ECC0/0/612ScienceTextGuide.pdf

    www.schools.utah.gov/CURR/science/OER/LiteracyGuide.aspx
    http://education.nationalgeographic.com/idea/citizen-science-projects/
    http://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/...zen-science-projects-for-the-whole-family.php
    https://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Conservation/Citizen-Science.aspx
    www.edutopia.org/service-learning-citizen-science
    www.kidsgardening.org/node/13138

    www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/citizen-science/?referrer=https://www.google.com/
    http://sciencesoup.tumblr.com/post/105477808066/citizen-science-try-this-at-home-kids
    https://www.scientificamerican.com/citizen-science/
    www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2015/kids/introducing-kids-to-citizen-science.cfm
    www.kidsdiscover.com/teacherresources/citizen-science-across-curriculum-project-feederwatch/
    http://kidsgrowingstrong.org/CitizenScience
    http://blogs.plos.org/citizensci/2012/12/31/top-citizen-science-projects-of-2012/
    http://blog.nature.org/science/2015...st-popular-projects-best-nature-conservation/
    www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/Monarch_Butterfly/citizenscience/index.shtml
    www.niehs.nih.gov/research/supported/dert/programs/peph/podcasts/air_quality/

    https://www.learner.org/jnorth/
    www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-11/how-can-scientists-make-case-citizen-science
    https://www.aza.org/frogwatch/
    www.kcedventures.com/blog/12-amazing-citizen-scientist-projects-for-kids

    http://educatorinnovator.org/educators-connect-learning-through-citizen-science/
    www.polarbearsinternational.org/research-programs/citizen-science-project
    www.yourwildlife.org/2014/06/kids-do-real-science-the-ant-project/
    https://www.nycgovparks.org/kids/index.php?page=citsci
    http://jces.ua.edu/citizen-science-...omes-of-the-monarch-larva-monitoring-project/
    http://sdchildrenandnature.org/wp/education/citizen-science/

    www.birdsleuth.org/citizen-science-bird-quest/
    http://sercblog.si.edu/?p=5467
    www.ourhabitatgarden.org/act/kids.html
    https://www.graphite.org/blog/8-fantastic-sites-and-apps-for-citizen-science
    https://www.aza.org/Membership/detail.aspx?id=9255
    http://kidbucketlist.com.au/2015/04/07/citizen-science-school-of-ants/
    http://scienceinquirer.wikispaces.com/freestuff

    Hopefully a little something for most of you. Please share when you stumble upon a great site or find a link. :thumb:
     
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    NSTA offered up these newest links, and some are for the students and others are for the teachers. I hope you find something interesting. Personally, the links that deal with 3-D printing made me want one so much more. At least Santa will know what to bring if he gets to our house this year!

    http://www.thingiverse.com/ A great link for those with 3-D printers!
    http://www.tolerance.org/lesson/progressive-city-planners

    For the physics teachers and students: http://www.compadre.org/index.cfm
    Free course for anyone into knowing more about reproduction - https://www.coursera.org/learn/reproductive-health

    https://www.nextlesson.org/ Interest ID

    http://www.timelypick.com/science This takes some time to get through.

    http://www.foodmaster.org/index.html#.VhL4z-xVhBc
     
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