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Tox Town - Specialized Information Services

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K to 8
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This highly entertaining and multifaceted activity is all about environmental health risks and toxins. Students have the option to visit a farm, town, city, or the US-Mexico border....more
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This highly entertaining and multifaceted activity is all about environmental health risks and toxins. Students have the option to visit a farm, town, city, or the US-Mexico border. Students simply click on the various items on the pictures to learn more about the toxins. There are audio explanations and interactive activities. Some pages also offer maps to learn more about the health risks in your local area. There is a lot of factual information and both interactive and non-interactive activities. This site required FLASH. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): carbon (21), earth (228), earth day (112), environment (317)

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Teachers should begin their planning at the "For Teachers" link. The link provides standards, detailed activities, enrichment activities, and more! Be sure to try an interactive whiteboard or projector for this unique educational activity. This activity would be great for Earth Day lessons! Have older students complete a multi-media project about the toxins they learn about (blog, wiki, or video).
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EcoKids - Earth Day Canada

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K to 8
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This clever, creative, and entertaining resource is a must for elementary science classroom! Click to enter the Room 26: Kids or the Teachers' Lounge. Kids from all over...more
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This clever, creative, and entertaining resource is a must for elementary science classroom! Click to enter the Room 26: Kids or the Teachers' Lounge. Kids from all over the world can learn oodles from this Canadian ecology site. Teachers will find a trove of information and instructional materials as well. You will appreciate the Earth Day activities and information. There are also numerous educational interactives highlighting the food chain, bugs, animal adaptations, acid rain, transportation, and other topics. Students can participate in interactive stories; play and learn with more than 50 ecology-based on-line games and activities; learn about a variety of topics including wildlife, energy, and environment issues; and print out word games or coloring sheets.

Be aware: recently, this site started to offer certain features of the Teacher's Lounge to "members only." Membership is FREE, but does require an email address. The link for students does NOT require membership to access the interactives, information, or printables. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): acid rain (5), earth (228), earth day (112), ecology (135), transportation (40)

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There is SO much to look at and explore, so browse through the offerings, create a plan for your students based on their age and ability level, then mark the site as a favorite on classroom computers. Upper elementary students can use it as an independent learning center. Younger children may need help with some of the text, so consider using an interactive whiteboard or projector and exploring the activities as a class. Click on "Downloads" on the bottom left to find printables, including coloring sheets of Canadian wildlife and various ecology-related worksheets and lesson plans. Click on the 'games and activities' tab and use the interactive whiteboard or projector for whole class eco-minded fun. ESL and ELL teachers, don't miss the 'teacher' section for a cache of activities written for your ELL/ESL students. Interested students will use this one for hours, so some directions will be important for classroom use.
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My Heritage - MyHeritage Ltd.

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3 to 12
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This tool helps you create an interactive family tree. Once you are registered, the family tree is easy to create. You are able to include family members' birth-dates, death-dates,...more
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This tool helps you create an interactive family tree. Once you are registered, the family tree is easy to create. You are able to include family members' birth-dates, death-dates, email addresses, pictures, marital status, and more. The site also includes some really neat features: Celebrity Morph, look-a-like meter (for children and parents), "smart matches" for your family tree, the ability to print family trees, and other features. The family tree and some of the other activities require Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): family (59), genetics (90), immigration (58), migration (59)

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Navigation of the site is rather simple. Once you put in your own name, there are buttons on the bottom right and left side of your "name box" to "add" an additional family member or "edit" the current name. Once you click to "add" a member, you are able to put in their name, birth date, death date, marital status, and email address (see safety concerns). One tip: to scroll UP use the DOWN arrow, to scroll DOWN use the UP arrow.

This site allows users to set-up their family tree as PRIVATE. It allows you to control who can and can't view your profile, family tree, and other information. For more information about this feature, visit the Privacy link (on the bottom bar). Before you plan your family tree project, be sure to get parental permission. You may want to use this tool with first names and last initials and keep email addresses out of it for safety's sake.

Use this site to create family tree projects in elementary or middle school classes. Have high school students create family trees as part of a unit studying immigration patterns in social studies classes. In science class, have students create fictitious "people" as they study genetics. With younger students, create a class "family" sharing important dates for individuals (i.e. birthdays) or to teach vocabulary and spelling of family terms, such as "grandmother" and "uncle." Have students share their family trees on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Be sure to "advertise" this project on your class website (and newsletter, if applicable) so students have time to gather names, birthdates, and other information about family members. In world language classes, have students create a family tree using the correct vocabulary for relatives and talk about it (in their new language!) as they share it on the interactive whiteboard. When researching famous people, reading biographies, or even reading literature, have students create a family tree illustrating their discoveries about their famous person, writer, artist, musician, explorer, literary character, etc.

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Science For Kids - American Chemical Society

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1 to 6
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This great science site includes interactives (Avogadro's Element Hunt, Meg A. Mole's Bouncy Ball Factory, or Plant It for the Planet, among others). There are also countless downloadable...more
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This great science site includes interactives (Avogadro's Element Hunt, Meg A. Mole's Bouncy Ball Factory, or Plant It for the Planet, among others). There are also countless downloadable (PDF) activities. The general science topics available at this site include Chemical and Physical Change, Characteristics of Materials, Solids, Liquids, & Gases, Motion & Energy, Planet Earth, Your Body, Art & Toys, and What Chemists Do. Most topics include many specific activities. This site requires Flash and Adobe Acrobat. You can get both from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): energy (198), human body (121), motion (59)

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Take advantage of this free site. Share the interactive games (which are called "games," but are highly educational) on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Have students work with a partner and explore the "games" that relate to your current science unit. Why not save the site in your favorites on classroom computers or your class web page, so students can easily access the site. You could use these interactives as a learning station. Use the PDF activities in your class. They are easy to follow, offer step-by-step instructions, materials lists, and more. You could set up science centers focused on each of the activities.
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HeartPoint - HeartPoint

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6 to 12
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HeartPoint has created this site that takes a creative approach to teaching students (and adults) about the heart, heart functions, and heart problems. Highlights include "Foods You...more
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HeartPoint has created this site that takes a creative approach to teaching students (and adults) about the heart, heart functions, and heart problems. Highlights include "Foods You Will Love" and "Health Tips". Be sure to visit the "HeartPoint Gallery" for detailed pictures, descriptions and other information.

tag(s): heart (43), nutrition (154)

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FCS and health teachers can use this site for student research or scavenger hunts about the heart. The recipe section would be great for FCS classes learning to plan healthy menus. Health/PE classes studying life habits and disease will find lots of information on cardiac conditions and prevention.

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Sid the Science Kid - PBS Kids

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K to 2
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Use this interactive (and entertaining) site to excite even the youngest students about science! There is so much to explore at this site. Sid, the Science Kid, mixes science with ...more
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Use this interactive (and entertaining) site to excite even the youngest students about science! There is so much to explore at this site. Sid, the Science Kid, mixes science with humor so be prepared for some giggles. The site features video clips, interactive educational games, a printable coloring book (which can also be read online), and lesson ideas (see the "Parents and Teachers" link). Examples of topics include the effects of heat, health, measurement, the five senses, and many others. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): heat (15), measurement (159), preK (281), senses (28)

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The possibilities at this site are endless. Make your first stop at the Parents and Teachers link. You may find a lesson plan or even short video to share with your class. Be sure to save this site in your favorites. Explore this site with your students on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Set-up learning centers using this website. Students may want to explore this site during independent time when other work is complete. You may also want to list this site on your class website (or on your class newsletter, if applicable).
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Dinosaur Dig - National Museum of Natural History

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4 to 12
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Your students can dig dinosaur bones right from their computers. This site has two interactive three-dimensional tours: 1) a tour of a museum room featuring dinosaur artifacts where...more
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Your students can dig dinosaur bones right from their computers. This site has two interactive three-dimensional tours: 1) a tour of a museum room featuring dinosaur artifacts where you can scroll your mouse over the contents to learn more; and 2) from the ground to the museum, you can dig bones out west and then unwrap them for display at the Smithsonian. Of course, with a click of the mouse, your students have a vast amount of information for research or fun, including an interactive dinosaur tree of life. Audio and Flash are necessary. They can be obtained from here: TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): dinosaurs (57)

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Use an interactive whiteboard or projector to effectively show and discuss the dinosaur dig and museum to your class. This Smithsonian website also features a fossil lab slide show if your students crave to learn about this branch of science. Have your students research different types of lesser known dinosaurs and create interactive presentations to share with the class. Rather than a presentation about the research, have students write a fictitious blog post from their researched dinosaur to a large animal of today (such as the elephant). What characteristics do they share? What makes them different?

Teachers of gifted students-- even younger ones-- will want to steer their dinosaur-obsessed students to this site for independent projects.
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Web elements - University of Sheffield

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8 to 12
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This is yet another terrific online periodic table. Click on an element to learn about basic information, properties, and history. View different information about the element by clicking...more
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This is yet another terrific online periodic table. Click on an element to learn about basic information, properties, and history. View different information about the element by clicking on topics above the periodic table. For example, topics include "Chemistry," "Biology," "Bond enthalpies," "Crystal structures," and "Isotopes."

There are some advertisements on the site, and students should be cautioned not to click on these. Many of the activities at this site require Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): atoms (56), periodic table (50)

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Have groups of students view different topics through the periodic table to view the trends and offer explanations why. Teams of students can then present to the class and provide practical examples for understanding. Include this link along with other online periodic tables and ask students to decide which is the best tool to help them understand major chemical concepts.
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Discover Primary Science - Forfas

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K to 7
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Come to this site to view animation videos, practice online science activities, and learn about science at this interesting site. The videos bring many important science topics alive,...more
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Come to this site to view animation videos, practice online science activities, and learn about science at this interesting site. The videos bring many important science topics alive, including the physics of motion, structures, and more. Examples of movies include "Cleaning Dirty Water," "Exploring Lungs," or "Bouncy Custard Balls." Topics vary from pollution to the human body to levers to making homemade bouncy balls! Print Activity sheets that correspond to the movies as Adobe pdf documents. This site requires Flash and Adobe Acrobat. Get both from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page..

tag(s): heart (43), human body (121), pollution (66), structures (24)

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View the movies to gain background information and learn basics. Share the interactives and video clips on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Use related lab activities or research to to reinforce the topics with hands-on experiences.
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Glossopedia - Globio

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2 to 8
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View articles of the day, areas around the world, or animals students recognize to learn more about issues and information through interesting articles. Each piece of information has...more
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View articles of the day, areas around the world, or animals students recognize to learn more about issues and information through interesting articles. Each piece of information has highlighted words. Clicking on these words brings up a dictionary definition and pronunciation. Answer the question of the week. Click on "Educators" at the bottom to view standards and lesson plans. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): animals (276), earth (228), ecology (135), environment (317)

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Use the information on the site as background information for additional research. The glossary feature will allow students to create individual dictionaries of new vocabulary as they read! The pronunciations allow ESL students to learn new vocabulary as they follow current events. Students can divide into groups to take an area of the world and use the site to gather information about that region for presentation to the class. Have the groups create a multimedia presentation (video, PowerPoint, or blog) to share their findings. Use this site to determine issues that seem to be affecting more than one area of the world. Use the question of the week to research possible solutions and debate or vote as a class.
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Science for Kids - Kidipede

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5 to 10
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This site, designed especially for middle school students, highlights the basic foundations of math, geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. Although this site is recommended for...more
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This site, designed especially for middle school students, highlights the basic foundations of math, geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. Although this site is recommended for middle school students, it is also appropriate for high school students studying the subject areas. It is mainly a "text" site, without interactives. However, this is a great resource for explaining complex topics, researching specific topics in science and math, and much more. Each general area (i.e. geology or biology), includes several sub-topics. There are also links to activities for students, project ideas, and Teacher's Guides. There are two caveats: there are some advertisements -- nothing too distracting -- AND some of the suggested activities include "buying" a book from Amazon. You do NOT need to purchase anything to take advantage of this free resource!

tag(s): atoms (56), diseases (66), earth (228), earthquakes (48), electricity (89), medicine (67), rocks (49), weather (188)

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Use portions of this site as an anticipatory set in your science or math class. The information is simple to understand and would be useful for students struggling with a topic. Use the site for research about specific topics. Have teams of students explore each of the "sub-topics" within the main topic and then create an interactive presentation (Powerpoint, video, or wiki) to share the information with their class. Why not list this link on your class website, so students can access the page both in and out of the classroom.

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Classify This - Scholastic

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2 to 6
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This science site is "Buggin" with facts, interactives, pictures of bugs, and more! The interactives (Classify This, Name a Bug, and Investigate), each teach informative facts about...more
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This science site is "Buggin" with facts, interactives, pictures of bugs, and more! The interactives (Classify This, Name a Bug, and Investigate), each teach informative facts about the bugs being discussed. Learn about vertebrates versus invertebrates, nervous systems or bugs and reptiles, anthropods, and arachnids, insects (and what qualifies a bug as an insect) and more at the Classify This link. There is also a review quiz at the end of the "drag and drop" activity. Students are able to "try again" if they choose the wrong answer. The Name a Bug activity shares a picture of a bug (that changes frequently) and students can create a new name for the bug. The Investigate link share ways to research the animals highlighted at this site. There are also links (on the right side bar) for Backyard Science (ideas for science experiments at home), Message Boards, Putting it Together (a final project option for students to complete after reviewing this site - either a paper/pencil report OR a PowerPoint presentation that is blank and ready to use), and a True Bugs Library. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): insects (69)

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Use this site for research projects as you study insects, arthropods, and more. Share the interactives on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Have students use the Putting it Together option to create a Powerpoint to share with the class. Create a class wiki to correspond with the Backyard Science activities completed at home. Have students share their experiments and findings on the class wiki.
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Wonder How To - Wonder How To, Inc.

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6 to 12
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This creative site offers "how to" videos on a WIDE variety of topics. Anyone is able to view the videos, but you must be a member (which is free) to ...more
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This creative site offers "how to" videos on a WIDE variety of topics. Anyone is able to view the videos, but you must be a member (which is free) to comment on the videos, grade the videos, or submit your own "how to" video. Topics vary; some are appropriate for the classroom - others are definitely NOT appropriate. Some of the general topics that may be useful in the middle school or high school classroom include: alcohol, autos, motorcycles, and planes, business and money, computers and programming, diet and health, education (which features a variety of science experiments and more), film and theater, language (English, Chinese, Hungarian, Russian, Finnish, sign language, Polish, and countless others), music and instruments, travel, and several other topics. Within each of these general topics, there are thousands of specific "how to" videos.

Membership is free and has many perks. You are able to comment and/or grade the video clips or even submit your own video. Registration does require some personal information: a username, password, email address, and date of birth. ALL USERS MUST BE OVER 13-years of age! Check with your administrator about allowing the students to register for this site using fictitious names. You may wish to set up a class registration instead of entering true data into the registration site. Another option is to create a free Gmail account to use for memberships. If you plan to have students register individually, you may want to create your own Gmail account with up to 20 subaccounts for each group of students (by code name or number) within your classes. Here is a blog post that tells how to set up GMail subaccounts to use for any online membership service.

Warning: not all videos are suitable for the classroom. Be sure to preview what you wish to share. If you choose to allow your older students to navigate this site on their own (for research or a class project), be sure to set boundaries on which videos to watch, consequences for going elsewhere, and WATCH CAREFULLY! Some videos explain "how to" do things that are unsafe or inappropriate for school-ages audiences. Wonder How To does include unobtrusive advertisements. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): aircraft (24), business (58), money (193), russian (26), sign language (8)

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Use these fabulous "how to" videos for informative writing projects in speech, science, or even with your gifted students. The site does provide excellent research. You may want to link directly to the specific videos you want students to see in order to avoid other, less-desirable options. Share the "how to" videos on an interactive whiteboard or projector as an anticipatory set for a new lesson. For a final project, have students create and submit their own "how to" video using YouTube or using a tool such as SchoolTube (reviewed here).

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Bat Watch - Scholastic

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1 to 5
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Bats, bats, and more bats "hang out" at this spooky site. But this site isn't a Halloween "fun" site, but rather an educational science site. Learn about various types of ...more
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Bats, bats, and more bats "hang out" at this spooky site. But this site isn't a Halloween "fun" site, but rather an educational science site. Learn about various types of bats, people who research bats, where bats live, what they eat, "bat" vocabulary, view videos about bats, and lots of other science facts. This website has two difficulty levels which also present completely different information. At level one students are able to make a Bat Book and view an "investigation" that teaches a lot of basic Bat Facts. Then level two offers an interactive quiz-like challenge to identify what a bat eats based on their teeth, nose, face, and size. There is also a bat library, backyard science (with lots of additional information) and even a message board.

To post or comment on the message boards, you must register. Registration does NOT require an email address. They do ask for your first name and last initial, but students could create fictitious names. Or you could simply direct students to stay away from the message boards. At the time of this review, the message boards were all relevant and appropriate. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): halloween (40)

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This is a fantastic addition to your unit on food chains, animals in general, bats, or even Halloween or Fall fun! Have students work on investigate teams to read through the information at the website. Project the interactives with your interactive whiteboard or projector, if individual computers aren't available. Create a class wiki to discuss various types of bats, what each team learns about bats, and other research that is conducted.
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Science Labeling - Scholastic

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2 to 6
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This simple site offers five challenging labeling activities: layers of the Earth, structure of a flower, anatomy of a fish, the respiratory system, and layers of the atmosphere. Each...more
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This simple site offers five challenging labeling activities: layers of the Earth, structure of a flower, anatomy of a fish, the respiratory system, and layers of the atmosphere. Each activity shows the students the labeled item (fish, flower, etc..) for a short period of time, to preview. Then the labels are taken away, and student must click and drag the correct labels to the correct boxes on the diagram. The labels will only "drop" into the correct blank. Activities are also available in Spanish. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): atmosphere (26), earth (228), fish (24)

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There are five possible topics to explore at this site: if you are learning about the layers of the earth, plants, fish, respiratory system, or the atmosphere, use this site to review the terms learned during your unit. This site could also be used as an introduction to a new unit. During science class, have students explore this site on individual computers. Allow students to choose which topic they wish to "label." Don't forget the headsets.
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Hummer Nest '05

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K to 6
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With a powerful zoom lens, this photographer was able to photograph 3 hummingbirds hatch and leave the nest over a 21 day time span. The clear photographs show the various ...more
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With a powerful zoom lens, this photographer was able to photograph 3 hummingbirds hatch and leave the nest over a 21 day time span. The clear photographs show the various stages of the beginning of life for these little birds. The photographer was able to place a small object, a penny, in the nest once the birds flew away. It provided a real-life connection with the actual size of the birds.

tag(s): birds (50)

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Include these photos when discussing or introducing a life cycle unit or as a story prompt for students to tell the tale. These photos also provide helpful examples for measurement. Have primary students locate items within the classroom that would equate to the same size as the birds. Have students compare various measurements with those of the tiny birds.

Make your own class wiki, telling the tale of a bird's nest on your window sill or a classroom animal in photos and writing. After seeing this site, students will know how to show sequence through photographs and can add their own paragraphs to explain what they see.

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Profit seed - Tiltfactor Laboratory

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3 to 9
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Explore wild and genetically modified crops to discuss some issues today in agriculture. Students will like using their computer to be the wind and to plant the farmer's field. As ...more
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Explore wild and genetically modified crops to discuss some issues today in agriculture. Students will like using their computer to be the wind and to plant the farmer's field. As the game plays, genetically modified seeds also are planted and cause problems if not removed by the player. "Learn more" about seed and agricultural companies as well as policies and their impact on crop production. Use this simple game to discuss this complex issue. This site requires Flash. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): agriculture (55)

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Extend simple instruction on plant growth and needs with this easy to use game. Use the game to discuss the importance of the Food and Fiber system to our way of life and agricultural concerns of today. Students can identify various points in the game to use as a springboard for further investigation and discussion. Visit a farm or invite an agricultural cooperative extension agent to speak to the class.
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Quiz School: Create a Quiz Online - Proprofs QuizSchool

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1 to 12
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The site calls itself the "YouTube of Quizzes." This site allows you to create ONLINE quizzes. You MUST register to use this site. Registration does require an email address, user ...more
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The site calls itself the "YouTube of Quizzes." This site allows you to create ONLINE quizzes. You MUST register to use this site. Registration does require an email address, user name, and password. Registration takes less than ten seconds, and is very simple.

Once registered, you click to create a quiz. Then you are asked to choose between a personality quiz or a scored quiz. This site offers extraordinary details. At the scored quiz, you are able to provide a title, tags, description, and choose the type of questions (multiple choice, essay, or fill in the blank). It is simple to insert images, change font styles, insert links, and even score the online quiz. You can create a pass/fail quiz, a graded quiz (with YOU determining what qualifies as an A, B, etc..). You are also able to set a time limit, issue a certificate of achievement, and fill in the possible total score.

Once students have taken the quiz, immediate feedback is provided (including a scale of all participants, the correct answers, final score, and grade). This is a fantastic tool to use to create online quizzes!

Caution: this site does include some minor advertisements. At the time of this review, all advertisements were appropriate. But it would be wise to advise students NOT to click off of the quiz onto any of the advertisements or links.
This site includes advertising.

tag(s): quiz (85)

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Use this site to create online quizzes. Create a quiz as a review to share on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students take the quiz independently or in cooperative learning groups. Have students create their own quizzes to use for review or as a final project. Embed your quiz (or provide a link to it) on your class website.

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Build A Caterpillar - Scholastic

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1 to 4
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This website challenges students to build a caterpillar (and of course, learn scientific information). Students will learn about the caterpillar's environment, enemies, how caterpillars...more
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This website challenges students to build a caterpillar (and of course, learn scientific information). Students will learn about the caterpillar's environment, enemies, how caterpillars protect themselves, and more. This site presents students with various "scenes" (interactive pictures) that demonstrate how the caterpillar survives. The scenes allow students to change the color of the caterpillar, spine of the caterpillar, and other "extras." Tips and suggestions are provided. Students are provided with a text box on several of the "scenes" to explain WHY they made the changes that they created. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): adaptations (17), environment (317)

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Share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce the activity to your class. Then have students work with a partner to build a caterpillar. Have groups write about their choices as they work through the activity and print their results to discuss with the class or post on a bulletin board (there is a print button at the end of the activity).
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Build a Food Web - Scholastic

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2 to 5
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Feeling hungry? Probably not for the type of food at this site! Come to this site to learn about food webs with skunks, plants, mice, insects, lizards, and other animals. ...more
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Feeling hungry? Probably not for the type of food at this site! Come to this site to learn about food webs with skunks, plants, mice, insects, lizards, and other animals. This interactive site challenges you to connect the lines to demonstrate the order of the food web. You are able to move the animals by clicking and dragging. There are lines pointing you in the right direction. If you click a line to connect one animal to another animal, it will only "stick" if it is a correct connection. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

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Bring your students up-close to the food web by using this website and your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students research each animal ahead of time (a quick study of their eating habits). Then have students work on teams (or as a class) to connect the correct animals to create the food web. Extend the activity by having students create a web of their own from scratch using clip art or free images from Flickr or PowerPoint.
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