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Tool #115: Virtual Body

Type:  Animated illustrations of the human body

Teacher:  All Levels (Science, Health Careers)

Classroom Use:  Reinforce material

The Virtual Body has animated illustrations, games and demonstrations of the brain, skeleton, heart and digestive system.  Perfect for student review or instructional material for the teacher. 

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July 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Tool #114: Freezeway

Type:  Science Interactives

Teacher:  All levels (Science)

Classroom Use:  Illustrate scientific principles

Freezeway has created a variety of science interactives for the SMARTboard or Mimio.  Find digital illustrations for biology, chemistry and physics.  Use during instruction or for student reinforcment.  Includes both illustrations and drag-and-drop. 

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July 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Tool #113: Web2.0 Calc

Type:  Scientific Calculator

Teacher:  Upper Level (Math and Science)

Classroom Use:  All class demo of scientific calculation

Web2.0 Calc is perfect for teachers that have LCD projectors and/or interactive whiteboards.  Display a giant scientific calculator to demonstrate calculations whole class or ask students to practice individually. 

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July 12, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tool #96: Planet Science

Type:  Interactive Science Activities

Teacher:  Lower/Middle Level (Science, Health)

Student Use:  Review science concepts, Explore science concepts

Planet Science is an extensive resource for students, teachers and parents to enhance scientific understanding.  Games, quizzes, experiments, library … students will not be bored with this site.  Thanks to Richard Bryne and his site, Free Technology for Teachers, for sharing this resource. 

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May 26, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tool #72: Cool Science

Type:  Online Teacher Resource

Teacher:  All Levels (Science)

Student Use:  Review of science concepts, Reinforce learning, Independent Study

Cool Science is operated by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Truly a treasure box for science teachers looking for ways to engage students with their lessons.  In the “For Educators” section, one can search for type (e.g. animation, lab, tutorial) for a particular branch of science and a particular grade level (k-16+).  A site that has it all.

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April 26, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Tool #54: Jove

Type:  Science Experiment Videos

Teacher:  Upper Level (Science, Health Careers)

Student Use:  Investigate scientific method, Understand specific experiments

Jove stands for Journal of Visualized Experiments … and that is exactly what you get with Jove … documentary style explanations of scientific experimentation.  Categories include medicine, neuroscience, developmental biology, cellular biology, plant biology, microbiology, immunology and basic protocols.  Includes pdf files to replicate the experiments. 

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April 9, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Tool #43: Learn.Genetics

Type:  Science Simulations and Learning Modules

Teacher:  Upper Level (Science and Health Careers and Health)

Student Use:  Study and review of genetics, bioscience and health topics

Learn.Genetics is an overly-packed website that houses a multitude of tools to introduce and explore some of the more complex (and ever-emerging) technologies in science.  Includes virtual labs and a section dedicated to teacher lesson plans. 

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April 1, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tool #42: Planet Quest

Type:  Multimedia Science Tools

Teacher:  All Levels (Science)

Student Use:  Exploring planetary science

Planet Quest has games, movies, quizzes, simulations and virtual tours for a variety of astronomy activities.  Powered by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory you can bring the universe to your classroom.

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Tool #31: ECalc

Type:  Online Scientific Calculator

Teacher:  Middle & Upper Level, Math and Science

Student Use:  Calculations, Conversions

ECalc is an online scientific calendar AND unit converter.  Use it for free on the site or you can download it to your desktop for a fee.  Great for teachers with digital projectors to share calculations with the entire class. 

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March 21, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tool #20: Footprints

Type:  Animated PowerPoint slides

Teacher:  All levels (Health, Health Careers and Science)

Student Use:  Learn, study, review scientific processes

Footprints Science houses animated scientific processes (e.g. lung function, ionic bonding) in easy-to-understand diagrams perfect for your interactive white board.  Several are offered free on the site. 

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March 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Tool #17: Simulations

Type:  Science simulations

Teacher:  All Levels, but may be more useful for middle and upper level (Science and Math)

Student Use:  Variety of demonstrations for all areas of science

Interactive Science Simulations provides demos of all kinds of scientific phenomena in physics, biology, earth science and chemistry.  Some math simulations are included, too.

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March 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Tool #16: Arkive

Type:  Multi-media tools for zoology

Teacher:  All Levels (Science)

Student Use:  Learning, study and review of animal species

Arkive is a collection of 1000s of videos, illustrations, audio files and facts about the species of our earth.  Arkive Education has modules and games tailored for the classroom. 

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March 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Tool #11: NASA Online

Type:  Math and science learning modules

Teacher:  All Levels (Math and Science)

Student Use:  Enhance a variety of math and science activities

NASA Online houses teaching videos and simulations for math, science and technology lessons for grades K-college.   Topics include, but not limited to, ratio, graphing, electricity and sound. 

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March 18, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment