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  bubbles blowing accross the air reflecting the lights and showing multi colours How to make bubble print paper

Follow these instructions to create a work of art and chemistry while learning some maths.

 

 

 

Soil science education

Interactive pages and information for students and for teachers about soil e.g. How much soil is there?,. and Filtering Qualities of Soils.

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Make a simple pump

 

 

 

Slowmation
http://www.slowmation.com.au/

Slowmation is a simplified form of stop-motion animation that engages university or school students in creating their own animations of science concepts. These learner-generated animations can be enhanced with narration, labels and real-life photos to explain science concepts.

 

all Science Challenge

 

This Science Experiment looks at what happens when Food Coloring is mixed with Oil and Water

 

Bytesize Science
This site provides a collection of science related podcasts for young students. Bytesize Science translates cutting-edge scientific discoveries from ACS’s 36 peer-reviewed journals into stories for young listeners about science, health, medicine, energy, food, and other topics. New instalments are posted every Monday and are available free of charge.

 

 

Middle-school science teachers have a new resource at their disposal: SIMPLE Science, an online collection of science activities created by Tucson, Ariz.-based education company Science Approach with funding from the National Science Foundation. SIMPLE Science lets students explore X-rays of animal skeletons, measure snow and ice cover over time, explore bipedal locomotion, manipulate photographs, diagnose lung disease, and much more. Each topic can be covered in a 50-minute class session. The site is free and is available to anyone with high-speed internet access and a Java-enabled browser. The site's goal is to help overcome barriers to the use of image processing and analysis in K-12 classrooms by giving educators access to extensive, updatable archives of imaging data, while designing a pedagogical structure that helps teachers use imaging data in a way that supports middle-school science standards. SIMPLE Science consists of a three-tired structure that scaffolds students’ use of image processing and analysis, from basic explorations of how imaging is used in various fields of science, to lessons developed from an archive of images and data housed on the site's server.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Science Animations

http://science.nhmccd.edu/biol/animatio.htm#ecology

The use of a well-placed animation in a lecture can help illuminate any number of important concepts in the sciences. Educators seeking high-quality animations need look no further than this very useful site created by staff members at North Harris Community College. The animations are divided into a number of topics, including plants, ecology, astronomy, geology, anatomy, and biology. Each section contains links to a host of fascinating and helpful animations from institutions like Florida State University, Cambridge University Press, the University of Nebraska, and the University of Alberta. As a note, the astronomy and physics areas are particularly strong, and visitors would do well to take a look at the lunar and planetary time-lapse animations offered up by António Cidadão.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/

 

Periodic Table of Comic Books
http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/index.html
"Click on an element to see a list of comic book pages involving that  element," then click on thumbnails to see the whole strip. Another  wonderfully sneaky way to interest kids in science.

From: Neat New Stuff I Found This Week http://marylaine.com/neatnew.html Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2007.
 

FOSSWEB

http://www.fossweb.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books and Reading

 

 

 

 

Booklists of kids books

 
 
 
 

Ages 5-12

FOSSweb has interactive science activities for grades k-6, and more resources for middle schoolers (but you have to register for the middle school modules).

The modules are fun and creatively done. They cover a broad range of science topics, including animals and plants, mechanics, electricity, earth science, and science-related math.

Some activities require a little clicking around before you figure out what you're supposed to do, so parents might want to help their kids get started.

Also, (buried so deep in the site you might never find it) there is a great set of resources for caring for live plants and animals in a classroom or at home. You can find that here:

http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/foss/fossweb/teachers/materials/plantanimal.html

Living with plants
http://education.qld.gov.au/tal/tips/02234.html

Contributed by Kerry Taylor.

LiveScience
        http://www.livescience.com/
"Frequently updated science, technology, and health news items in more than 50 categories."

Circuits
 http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter04.html
 Learn about simple and parallel circuits.

 

Formswift - With our lesson plan template, educators can create and fill out lesson plans with a professional design for their math courses, and download them in PDF or MS Word format with a single click.

Circuits And Conductors
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/circuits_conductors_fs.shtml
 Interactive tutorial about circuits and conductors.

Multimedia Gallery

A searchable database of images, videoclips and sound files from the National Science Foundation. All media in the gallery may be used for educational purposes.

NSF Multimedia Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, crafts & activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun and games

 
 

 

 

The Science House
http://www.science-house.org

Materials for K-12 science teachers: suggested lab activities,
professional development directories, online science news and teaching
resources.

Videos show how math, science relate to real-world applications and careers
Math and science educators will find free video resources that can help connect their lessons to real-world applications at TheFuturesChannel.com. The site produces short documentary-style videos that take students behind the scenes with professionals from a wide range of careers. As the subjects of these video clips discuss why math and science are so important in their respective fields, they help answer the common question, "Why do I need to learn this?" The site's Hand-On Math section features movies on counting numbers and integers, algebra, fractions, geometry, measurement, and statistics. One clip incorporates measurement into a video about college students who must measure food for animal feedings. Teachers can download classroom activities based on the video content. All videos and classroom activities are available free of charge. http://www.thefutureschannel.com/index.php

Penguins Arcade Games
http://www.bigideafun.com/penguins/arcade/default.htm
These games are science interactives. Games include Doom Funnel, Chasers!, Hop!, Jelly Jammers, Light Brigade, Ship Lander, and Spaced Penguin! The games focus on thinking skills, logic, experimentation, problem-solving, as well as some scientific principles such as gravity, and projectile motion. Some of the games use the mouse, others the keyboard.

Planet Science: Sci-Teach
http://www.scienceyear.com/sciteach/start.html
Helping primary and secondary science teachers to teach inspirational science in the classroom is one of the key aims of Planet Science: providing resources, ideas and downloadable materials that can all be put to use in creating enjoyable and memorable lessons. Other parts of the Planet Science website contain materials specifically for under 11s, activities, experiments and online adventures of all sorts and shapes, activities and ideas for parents, a games cupboard, a library of online materials and a weekly newsletter.

 

How Electricity Works

http://www.pivotalkids.com/how_electricity.htm

 What is A Circuit?
 http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/topics/10a.html
 Information and instructions for creating circuits.

 Electricity Links
 http://www.kathimitchell.com/elect.htm
 Links to sites and activities related to circuits.

 Build an Electromagnet
 http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=428
 Students learn how to construct and use an electromagnet and that
 electromagnets are temporary magnets and work only when electricity passes
 through the coil of wire.

 Rain Sensor
 http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/k-4/features/F_Rain_Sensor_Student_Pages.html
 Create and test a sensor circuit by simulating rainfall with a spray
 bottle filled with water.

Interactive sound and hearing for ages 4-5

Science Fiction in the Science Classroom

Tips for using science fiction in the classroom, with teacher notes for SciFiZone activities, recommended Web sites, and other materials.

Word Find: Nature's Alphabet  
Plants, animals, and other natural objects may bear patterns that resemble letters, numbers, and other figures.
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Science Songs
 http://www.acme.com/jef/science_songs/
 Collection of fun songs which each have a different scientific theme. Free to download. 

 

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