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The Wonder of Science - Paul Andersen

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K to 12
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Built to support the next generation of science leaders, The Wonder of Science shares many excellent free resources for science teachers of all grades. Information includes linked lessons...more
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Built to support the next generation of science leaders, The Wonder of Science shares many excellent free resources for science teachers of all grades. Information includes linked lessons offered by grade level, standards, and type of activity. Select the resources link to find printable activities, mini-lessons, assessments, planning, implementation, etc. From the home page, select videos to find videos linked by Next Generation Science Standards. A helpful video walkthrough of the site is available on the home page, and it provides a quick look at what is included and how to find resources. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): biodiversity (30), chemicals (39), climate (80), earth (185), ecology (100), ecosystems (73), energy (130), environment (240), forces (37), genetics (76), life cycles (22), light (52), matter (47), molecules (40), motion (49), oceans (147), planets (112), sound (74), space (213), stars (66), weather (164)

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This site is a must-have for all science teachers to use to find high-quality lessons and teaching materials. Be sure to visit the Phenomena section to find the Master List of Phenomenon Google Document sharing suggestions for observable science events or find phenomena by grade level. Engage students in learning by sharing videos on this site, then use Edpuzzle, reviewed here to add questions and focus comments to the videos to support student learning. Use the ideas and resources on this site to create flipped and blended learning lessons or to create playlists to encourage student choice of learning activities. Learn more about playlists by viewing the archive of OK2Ask: Playlists to Personalize Learning, reviewed here and learn about choice boards at the OK2Ask archive: Choice Boards for Differentiation Part 1, reviewed here.
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Science with the Amoeba Sisters - Sarina Peterson and Brianna Rapini

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7 to 12
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Science with the Amoeba Sisters provides high school biology resources for educators, including videos, comics, and instructions for collaborative teacher-student video creation. The...more
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Science with the Amoeba Sisters provides high school biology resources for educators, including videos, comics, and instructions for collaborative teacher-student video creation. The most robust offerings are the many videos on the Amoeba Sister's YouTube channel. Each video is less than ten minutes long; view the playlist to find content sorted by topic. Many videos are available in Portuguese and Spanish. Several videos also include downloadable recap handouts. The recap handouts are printable worksheets for students that complement each video. Find these handouts by selecting from the box for educators at the top of each video when available. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be available to you.

tag(s): body systems (40), cells (80), ecology (100), genetics (76), human body (93), mitosis (8)

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Biology teachers will want to book this site for use throughout the school year! Use the videos as a schema activator to engage students as you introduce new concepts. Add questions and comments to videos using edPuzzle, reviewed here, to enhance learning and student focus. Add your video and additional teaching materials to Microsoft PowerPoint Online, reviewed here, to create interactive lessons that include links to videos, handouts, interactive simulations, and images. Ask students to share their learning by offering a variety of multimedia options. For example, ask students to use Genially, reviewed here, to create an interactive diagram, or create an explainer video using a video creation tool such as Powtoon, reviewed here.
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Ask Dr. Universe - Washington State University

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K to 8
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We all have questions about the world around us. Dr. Universe investigates those tough questions submitted by elementary and middle school students and teams up with professors, researchers,...more
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We all have questions about the world around us. Dr. Universe investigates those tough questions submitted by elementary and middle school students and teams up with professors, researchers, and other experts to provide fact-based answers. Each week she posts one big question to answer. Additional information on the site includes student polls, videos, a podcast, and downloadable activities. Don't miss the downloadable field guide provided by Dr. Universe that offers many ideas and guidance to promote scientific learning in young scientists. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): animals (281), cells (80), nutrition (134), planets (112), plants (145), podcasts (74), space (213), STEM (263)

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Download the field guide and print copies for students to take notes and record their questions about the world around us. Submit questions to Dr. Universe to see if she will respond to your questions. Include the podcast as part of a learning or computer center in your classroom. Explore previous questions together as a class to find out answers to common questions such as "Why Do Leaves fall in the fall?" or "Why can't we breathe in space?" Include Dr. Universe's response within science lessons created using Curipod, reviewed here. Create and share interactive self-paced lessons in Curipod, including videos, quizzes, podcasts, and more. Have students extend learning by creating explainer videos using Kizoa, reviewed here about topics researched.
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BioRender - Shiz Aoki

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Science teachers rejoice! BioRender is a resource for creating professional quality scientific diagrams using the images and templates provided on the site. The library includes an...more
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Science teachers rejoice! BioRender is a resource for creating professional quality scientific diagrams using the images and templates provided on the site. The library includes an icon library with more than 20,000 images from a variety of life science fields. Drag and drop images onto your design, then download or share using the provided links. Free plans offer you the option to create up to five figures and use any of over 1,000 templates. The free program also includes access to the Protein Data Bank that supports creating 3D models of proteins. Be sure to take advantage of the Learning Hub to view short tutorials of the different features available in BioRender.

tag(s): cells (80), graphic design (50), images (262), life cycles (22), organisms (16)

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Bookmark BioRender is a resource for student projects and uses when teaching and demonstrating the life science curriculum. For example, ask students to create an image that includes labels of the different cell components, create flow diagrams, and use the icons found on BioRender. The templates are an excellent starting point to find ideas for designs. Include student images within science fair projects or research papers. Ask students to use a multimedia presentation tool such as Sway, reviewed here, to share their findings. Include images created using BioRender, student-created videos, links to articles, and more.

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Bioicons - Simon Duerr

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Life Science teachers, this site is just for you! Bioicons is a huge collection of open source icons and Creative Commons images filtered for use by the life science community. ...more
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Life Science teachers, this site is just for you! Bioicons is a huge collection of open source icons and Creative Commons images filtered for use by the life science community. Search the over 16,000 options by selecting a category using a keyword search. Click on any image to download as an SVG file or copy onto your clipboard in Chrome/Edge browsers. Some licenses require attribution, be sure to view the attribution information included for each icon.

tag(s): animals (281), cells (80), charts and graphs (169), genetics (76), images (262), molecules (40), STEM (263)

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Bookmark this site for use in science classrooms throughout the year. Include images with research projects and science presentations. Make images interactive using Image Annotator, reviewed here. Use Image Annotator for students to add hotspots within the images to label and describe different features such as different parts of a cell. Add an image to an interactive Google Jamboard, reviewed here, and ask students to add sticky notes sharing what they know about the image or what they need to learn. Include images in student presentations created using Sway, reviewed here, as a final project to show what they know. The uses are endless, be sure to save this site and share it with students in many different ways. Be sure to emphasize proper attribution of images when using this site or any other images.

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iBiology - Ron Vale

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iBiology provides hundreds of videos from scientists sharing the latest in scientific research. Video topics include interviews, lectures, and storytelling. Begin your search on the...more
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iBiology provides hundreds of videos from scientists sharing the latest in scientific research. Video topics include interviews, lectures, and storytelling. Begin your search on the site by selecting the "Start Here" link. Choose a talk by selecting your role as a researcher, educator, student, or someone curious about biology. Each talk includes a short overview of the topic and a speaker's bio. Videos are hosted on YouTube, be sure that your school filters allow access before sharing with students on school computers or download using the links provided in each video.

tag(s): cells (80), diseases (66), dna (44), ecology (100), evolution (85), genetics (76), plants (145), STEM (263)

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Bookmark this site to use with classroom lessons. Share a link to selected videos for students to view on your class website or blog (be sure to preview videos before sharing to ensure content is appropriate for your age-level students). Use a tool like MoocNote, reviewed here, to engage students by making interactive content with these videos. Add questions for students to discuss, gather student comments, and include polls to receive immediate feedback to guide your lessons. As an alternative to your traditional assessment, ask students to create an explainer video using FlexClip, reviewed here to explain and demonstrate biology content learned throughout your unit.

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Nova Labs - PBS

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Engage in authentic scientific exploration with the games and interactives offered through Nova Labs. Engage in lab topics of cybersecurity, evolution, RNA, clouds, energy, and the...more
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Engage in authentic scientific exploration with the games and interactives offered through Nova Labs. Engage in lab topics of cybersecurity, evolution, RNA, clouds, energy, and the sun. Each interactive includes a collection of videos providing background information. The site also shares educator guides specific to each lab with strategies for use.

tag(s): cells (80), critical thinking (112), energy (130), evolution (85), internet safety (113), Research (83), solar energy (34), sun (69), weather (164)

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Nova Labs provides many opportunities for engaging students in authentic learning situations. Consider using this site as an introduction to any of the included topics. For example, begin your energy unit by assigning the energy lab as homework or as a flipped learning activity. Watch the introductory video together, then allow students to explore the site on their own. Use Playposit, reviewed here, extend technology use by adding questions and student responses to videos to encourage critical thinking skills. Have students share their learning after participating in the lab by annotating images using Google Drawings, reviewed here. Google Drawings allows you to annotate an image with links to videos, text, websites, and more. Not familiar with Google Drawings? Watch an archived OK2Ask session to learn how to use: OK2Ask Google Drawings, here. Google Drawings presents a variety of levels for technology use depending on teacher requirements for the project, or even student ability; it allows for adding narration, videos, text, and links to help explain the project. Ask tech-savvy students to create their own learning games with Scratch, reviewed here, using information learned from their research.
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SCALE Science Education - Stanford University

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6 to 8
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SCALE Science Education offers performance-based science lessons for middle schoolers correlated to Next Generation Science Standards. Each of the three resources includes a complete...more
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SCALE Science Education offers performance-based science lessons for middle schoolers correlated to Next Generation Science Standards. Each of the three resources includes a complete set of materials for teachers and students; some also include slide presentations. In addition to lessons, materials also have links to optional resources incorporating literacy skills and assessments.

tag(s): adaptations (14), biodiversity (30), cells (80), chemicals (39), climate change (87), earth (185), ecosystems (73), energy (130), genealogy (8), genetics (76), matter (47), oceans (147), solar system (108), space (213)

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Save yourself a little time with these free units and include them with your current teaching materials. Also, take advantage of the site's free webinar introducing the materials and how to use them in the classroom. Instead of using written journals throughout your unit, ask students to replace these by keeping online journals with Microsoft Word or Google Documents: alternatively have students use a blog tool such as Telegra.ph, reviewed here. This blog creator requires no registration. With Telegra.ph have students click on an icon to upload related images, add YouTube or Vimeo, or Twitter links. Throughout the lessons ask students to highlight and share important information, add annotations, and add links to additional information. As you add resources for students, use Wakelet, reviewed here, to share information on your website or blog. Ask students to enhance their learning and create personal Wakelets including images from projects and their journal entries. As a final project, have students extend their learning by creating an explainer video of their activities using a video creation tool like Typito, reviewed here. Typito includes a broad range of editing tools in an easy to use format for creating video explainers.
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Expii - Expii, Inc.

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6 to 12
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Expii is a free resource for learning about math and science topics creatively through video and written explanations provided by different expert contributors. Math content begins...more
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Expii is a free resource for learning about math and science topics creatively through video and written explanations provided by different expert contributors. Math content begins with pre-algebra and moves up through advanced topics. Many units also offer options for practice. Expii also encourages students and teachers to add their content. Search for topics by keyword or choose from the different math and science topics to begin learning. Use Expii without registering; however, free registration allows you to save favorites for later use. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): atoms (42), cells (80), charts and graphs (169), decimals (84), earth (185), electricity (60), equations (119), fractions (159), magnetism (36), molecules (40), number lines (33), number sense (70), planets (112), ratios (47), space (213), stars (66), STEM (263), sun (69), transformations (12), variables (14)

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Include Expii with your links for students to use at home and in class. Expii is an excellent way to provide content explanation through the voice of many different speakers, allowing the opportunity to increase student understanding. To enhance learning, ask groups of students to view lessons provided by the different contributors, then ask them to compare and contrast information by creating a concept map or Venn Diagram using Canva, reviewed here. At the end of a teaching unit, ask students to redefine what they learned using a multimedia tool like Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education, reviewed here, or Sway, reviewed here, to share their learning. Be sure to have them include their own video explanation of the content.

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STEM Resource Finder - The Concord Consortium

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K to 12
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Do you struggle to find quality resources for teaching STEM lessons? Check out over 260 lessons and units provided on this comprehensive website. Use filters to choose grade level,...more
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Do you struggle to find quality resources for teaching STEM lessons? Check out over 260 lessons and units provided on this comprehensive website. Use filters to choose grade level, content, and type of activity, or use the keyword search to locate specific content. All resources include correlation to science standards and most include several interactives and online response options.

tag(s): animals (281), cells (80), dna (44), earthquakes (44), engineering (119), equations (119), genetics (76), measurement (126), plants (145), pollution (50), problem solving (226), space (213), stars (66), STEM (263), temperature (35), weather (164)

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Be sure to bookmark this site as a resource for many interactives and activities for teaching STEM topics. Place students in cooperative groups to complete activities or share ideas from this site for science fair projects. Ask students to share their research and projects and extend their learning using a tool like bulb, reviewed here. bulb offers a variety of options for building a personalized webpage without knowledge of coding.
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BiologyGuide - Simon Bluhm, Anna Wicking, and Sandra Benedict

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9 to 12
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BiologyGuide is a site from the United Kingdom providing study information for Advanced Placement biology topics. Choose topics from the four different categories to view outlines with...more
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BiologyGuide is a site from the United Kingdom providing study information for Advanced Placement biology topics. Choose topics from the four different categories to view outlines with information on the category. In addition to outlines, this site also offers many videos including course notes. The site was created in the UK, so some of the pronunciations and spellings may differ from those in American English.

tag(s): advanced placement (26), cells (80), diseases (66), ecosystems (73), evolution (85), genetics (76), heart (27), human body (93), molecules (40), nutrition (134), photosynthesis (20), reproduction (6), respiration (10)

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Take advantage of the many artiicles from this site for use in your classroom. You may want to use Read Ahead, reviewed here, with these articles as a guided reading activity for your students. Read Ahead is perfect for introducing any reading passage to struggling readers, special education students, and ENL/ESL learners. Share links to materials on your class web page for students to use at home. Share this site as a way to review before tests. Enhance learning and challenge cooperative learning groups to create their own review videos about the material using a tool like Typito, reviewed here, and share them on a site such as TeacherTube, reviewed here.

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Science in the Classroom - Science in the Classroom

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9 to 12
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Science in the Classroom offers free annotated research articles and teaching materials. Choose any item to read each article in full. Dig a little deeper by selecting a Learning Lens,...more
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Science in the Classroom offers free annotated research articles and teaching materials. Choose any item to read each article in full. Dig a little deeper by selecting a Learning Lens, found at the bottom of any article under Teaching Resources, to focus on specific information within the article such as conclusions or connections to standards highlighted by different colors. Also, this site offers Thought Questions for each article allowing readers to extend thinking beyond the information provided. Some selections include videos. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): animals (281), cells (80), diseases (66), drugs and alcohol (27), genetics (76), human body (93), medicine (55), plants (145), STEM (263)

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Science in the Classroom is a must-add to any high school classroom. View articles together on your interactive whiteboard as you add highlighted annotations to focus on the content. Alternatively, print a copy of the article and have students add highlights to compare to the site's highlighted portions. Be sure to help weaker readers and ESL/ELL students by sharing the vocabulary words before reading, either on a handout or by projecting on an interactive whiteboard or screen and highlighting them in the text as you come to them. Flip learning by having students read an article before coming to class, ask them to prepare questions they have for when they return to class. Have students create a simple infographic sharing their findings using Venngage, reviewed here. Use an online flashcard maker, like Flashcard Stash, reviewed here, to review important vocabulary or content from any article.

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Bioman Biology - Brett Baughman

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5 to 10
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Bioman Biology offers engaging interactives and virtual labs for learning biology content based on national standards. Find virtual labs and activities sorted by topics such as cells,...more
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Bioman Biology offers engaging interactives and virtual labs for learning biology content based on national standards. Find virtual labs and activities sorted by topics such as cells, body systems, and ecology. Use the search bar to look for specific content. In addition to the interactives and virtual labs, Bioman Biology offers online multiple choice quizzes over most topics. Optional teacher registration on the site provides the opportunity to assign quizzes and view student scores for games, quizzes, and virtual labs. Registration also has the advantage of students being able to directly submit their scores to you via email. Several activities are also available as downloads at iTunes. Bioman is available as an iOS app and on any device with a modern web browser and Internet access.
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tag(s): body systems (40), cells (80), classification (22), dna (44), ecology (100), evolution (85), game based learning (171), genetics (76), human body (93), meiosis (7), photosynthesis (20), respiration (10), scientific method (47)

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Introduce this site to your class on an interactive whiteboard or projector to review and reinforce concepts. If you are lucky enough to have access to iPads for your students, you could have the activities downloaded as apps to use for stations or early finishers. Be sure to include this site on your class webpage for students to access both in and outside of class for further practice. Have students create animated movies online using Adobe Express Video Maker, reviewed here to demonstrate biology concepts. Use an online flashcard maker, like Flashcard Stash, reviewed here, to review concepts before quizzes and tests.

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ParrMr - Mr. Parr

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4 to 9
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Explore this rich collection of clever YouTube videos of songs with on-screen lyrics to learn important science concepts! Be sure to check out some pretty clever songs including The...more
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Explore this rich collection of clever YouTube videos of songs with on-screen lyrics to learn important science concepts! Be sure to check out some pretty clever songs including The Rock Cycle, Chemical Compounds in Cells, and the DNA song. The lyrics to the song are shown below the video on each YouTube page to easily copy and paste for students to follow along. Even if your students roll their eyes at the videos/songs, the concepts (and tunes) will definitely stick in their minds! If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): animals (281), atoms (42), cells (80), climate (80), dna (44), energy (130), human body (93), matter (47), molecules (40), moon (70), motion (49), rock cycle (12), water cycle (22), weather (164)

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Play songs on an Interactive Whiteboard or Projector for the entire class. Embed videos on your teacher page for review by students. Use these songs as an introduction to units. After viewing a video, brainstorm to identify words students know or are not familiar with. Copy the lyrics into a document and, as you discuss the material in class, encourage students to annotate the lyrics with notes about the content. Be sure to play the video often throughout the unit to reconnect with material. Challenge your more musical students to team up with a class poet to write your own songs-- for extra credit and extra fun! They could use Soundtrap, reviewed here, for this musical endeavor.

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Free Online Science Games - Sheppard Software

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K to 8
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Enjoy science interactives ideal for elementary children through middle grades. Topics include Life Cycles, Seasons, Dinosaurs, Cells, Consumers, Nutrition, Digestion, Skeletal system,...more
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Enjoy science interactives ideal for elementary children through middle grades. Topics include Life Cycles, Seasons, Dinosaurs, Cells, Consumers, Nutrition, Digestion, Skeletal system, and many others. Most resources indicate the appropriate level for their use.
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tag(s): animal homes (56), animals (281), body systems (40), cells (80), dinosaurs (39), life cycles (22), nutrition (134), oceans (147), periodic table (44), preK (255), seasons (36)

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Bookmark and save this site for use throughout the year with science lessons. Nearly all activities would work well on your projector or interactive whiteboard. For Example, use the Cell Games (including animal, plant, and bacterial cells) to introduce and explore parts of cells. Create a link on classroom computers or use on laptop carts for students to explore on their own. Simple online coloring science activities require no reading. Share this site on your school website with parents for exploration and reinforcement at home.

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Science Lessons and Help - WyzAnt Tutoring

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8 to 12
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Find help with Biology, Physics, and Chemistry concepts at this site provided by WyzAnt tutoring. Choose from the categories of Biology, Physics, or Chemistry to begin. Choose from...more
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Find help with Biology, Physics, and Chemistry concepts at this site provided by WyzAnt tutoring. Choose from the categories of Biology, Physics, or Chemistry to begin. Choose from the list of specific topics available: Cell Cycle, Mendel's Laws, Acids, Bonds, Stoichiometry, Magnetism, Vectors, and many others. Scroll to the bottom menu to find lessons, listed under Learning Resources, that include a short explanation of each topic along with images and a short review quiz or practice problems at the end. There are advertisements for tutors on this site.
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tag(s): acids and bases (7), atoms (42), cells (80), chemicals (39), elements (32), energy (130), evolution (85), genetics (76), gravity (42), heat (15), magnetism (36), mass (19), matter (47), measurement (126), photosynthesis (20), temperature (35), vectors (16)

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Use lessons on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) to introduce or review concepts included. Share a link to lessons on your class website or blog for students to use at home. This is an excellent site for studying biology, physics, and chemistry concepts. Be sure to advise students not to click on the links to find tutors.

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Cell Games - Sheppard Software

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Use this interactive resource to review the parts of an animal, plant, or bacterial cell. Hover over the areas of the cells to learn the parts and the functions. When ...more
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Use this interactive resource to review the parts of an animal, plant, or bacterial cell. Hover over the areas of the cells to learn the parts and the functions. When finished, follow with an activity to practice what has been learned or take the quiz!
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tag(s): animals (281), bacteria (21), cells (80), plants (145)

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Use this resource to introduce the unit on cells. Share this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Students can review the cells and create one of these Graphic Organizers, reviewed here, of information and then discuss the differences between the different types of cells. Use for continuous review until the cell parts are learned and students have mastered the game and the quiz.

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Science Animations - Sumanas, Inc.

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6 to 12
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Looking for great science animations? Find amazing interactives, key vocabulary, overviews, and even quizzes on a variety of science topics. Choose from categories such as "General...more
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Looking for great science animations? Find amazing interactives, key vocabulary, overviews, and even quizzes on a variety of science topics. Choose from categories such as "General Biology," "Biotechnology," "Statistics," "Chemistry," "Astronomy," and "Ecology" to name a few. View a variety of animations in each of these topics. Choose to view as a complete animation, step by step, and even with narration if desired. Be sure to link to the actual animation in your site, wiki, or blog to satisfy copyright.

tag(s): animation (62), atoms (42), cells (80), meiosis (7), mitosis (8), molecules (40)

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Share the interactives on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Have small groups view the animations together and create online multimedia presentations to share the topics they learned about with their peers using Swipe, reviewed here.

Use as an introductory activity with or without accompanying questions you create to get kids thinking. Discuss as small groups or a class what is happening throughout the animation and what they notice. Follow with lab activities or building their own models to demonstrate understanding out of simple art materials. Use this activity to reinforce complex and difficult to see concepts.

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Amazing cells - The University of Utah

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Find great materials about cells on this fabulous site. Find background information and worksheets as well as the amount of time required, learning objectives/benchmarks, and links...more
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Find great materials about cells on this fabulous site. Find background information and worksheets as well as the amount of time required, learning objectives/benchmarks, and links to related materials. This site offers a preview or to download and print and go.

tag(s): cells (80)

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Use any of their great activities such as "Inside a Cell," "Cell Communication," Build A Membrane," or "Coffee to Carbon." Bring cell concepts to life with these great activities and links to other materials. Begin by finding out what students know about cells using a tool like Dotstorming, reviewed here, then continue with an introduction about cells using basic terminology or understanding of cell parts.
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PhET Interactive Simulations - University of Colorado at Boulder

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PhET offers free, researched-based interactive activities for teaching science and math concepts. Topics include physics, biology, chemistry, and more. In addition to the interactive,...more
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PhET offers free, researched-based interactive activities for teaching science and math concepts. Topics include physics, biology, chemistry, and more. In addition to the interactive, most items include a video demonstration and teacher-submitted activities. Choose interactives by topic, or iPad or ChromeBook compatible games. Many interactives now support HTML 5 for easy access on any device.

tag(s): circuits (20), electricity (60), energy (130), mass (19), motion (49), waves (15)

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Use these simulations initially in a unit to identify and discuss as a class the basic concepts. After more introduction, the simulations can be used as a lab assignment that generates data to be analyzed. Students can view the simulations and write about the concept or the fundamental principles. This will allow the teacher the opportunity to determine where student misconceptions are present. These activities can also be used as a review or in lieu of standard homework assignments that are repetitious but do not provide concrete or visual representations of the concept. This would be an excellent project for gifted students. Provide them the link to the site and the materials and allow them to learn how to use the simulation and teach it to fellow students.
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