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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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