Materials for K-12 science teachers: suggested lab activities,
professional development directories, online science news and teaching
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.
Penguins Arcade Games
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
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
What is A Circuit?
Information and instructions for creating circuits.
Links to sites and activities related to circuits.
Build an Electromagnet
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.
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
Word Find: Nature's Alphabet
Plants, animals, and other natural objects may bear
patterns that resemble letters, numbers, and other figures.
Collection of fun songs which each have a different scientific theme. Free