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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers
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100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers

This article includes the URL and description of 100 free web tools ... (more)

This article includes the URL and description of 100 free web tools that can be used by all teachers. The tools are categorized into search engines, math and science, games, templates and lesson plans, and more. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
John Costilla
100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School With The Times
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100 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School With The Times

On this webpage The New York Times has assembled 100 ideas for ... (more)

On this webpage The New York Times has assembled 100 ideas for celebrating the 100th day of the school year. Some ideas are general and others relate to a variety of subject areas. Most have links to related online resources. The ideas can be adapted for a variety of grade levels. Readers are encouraged to add ideas or leave comments. (less)

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Mathematics
Engineering
Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
Maryland Public Television
Provider Set:
Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Katherine Schulten, Shannon Doyne, Holly Epstein Ojalvo
100's Day
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100's Day

What does 100 look like? Sound like? Feel like? In this video ... (more)

What does 100 look like? Sound like? Feel like? In this video from Curious George, explore the many ways to measure 100 things. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Chemistry
Engineering
Physics
Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction
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101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction

This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or ... (more)

This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or even humorous, for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. A reading list and links to related sites are also provided. (less)

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Chemistry
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
109: A Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements
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109: A Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements

109 is a visual arts and science collaborative project which aims to ... (more)

109 is a visual arts and science collaborative project which aims to explore and reflect upon the diversity of elements that comprise matter in as unique and innovative manner as possible. 109 aims to produce a new and vibrant visual assessment of the startling diversity of material that constitutes the world in which we live, not simply by rendering images of the respective elements but also by investigating the manner in which they affect our daily lives in largely unseen and often unexpected ways. The site contains an interactive periodic table. Clicking on any element in the table brings up a web page with practical, historical, and physical information and animations relating to that element. The site also has a section entitled Periodic Landscapes which contains computer generated landscape views and models based on various patterns and relationships within the periodic table. The site also includes a brief history of the periodic table, free e-postcards, and more. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Reference
Simulations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
10 Simple and Effective In-class Experiments and Demonstrations for Materials Education: An Overview
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10 Simple and Effective In-class Experiments and Demonstrations for Materials Education: An Overview

˘ď‹ďĐ10 Simple and Effective In-class Experiments and Demonstrations for Materials Education- An ... (more)

˘ď‹ďĐ10 Simple and Effective In-class Experiments and Demonstrations for Materials Education- An Overview,˘ď‹ď is a formal evaluation of 10 basic activities which can be utilized in classrooms from the elementary level through undergraduate. The modulesevaluated during this review were compiled by Professor Tom Stoebe, a former Professor of Material Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, and are intended toprovide educators with short, introductory demonstrations to Material Science. The 10 activities span a wide range of material classes from metals to polymers, providingstudents with a brief introduction into an assortment of material science concepts. (less)

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Stoebe, Thomas G.
10th ̢ĺŰĺĎplanet̢ĺŰĺ discovery creates excitement and debate
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10th ̢ĺŰĺĎplanet̢ĺŰĺ discovery creates excitement and debate

Bid to solve dispute over planetshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4273424.stm̢ĺŰĺ÷10th̢ĺŰĺŞ Planet has moon companionhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4304048.stmInformation on the ... (more)

Bid to solve dispute over planetshttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4273424.stm̢ĺŰĺ÷10th̢ĺŰĺŞ Planet has moon companionhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4304048.stmInformation on the telescope used to discover Xena and Gabriellehttp://www.astro.caltech.edu/palomarnew/sot.htmlDiscovery of Xena̢ĺŰĺŞs moonhttp://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/planetlila/moon/index.htmlDiscovery of 2003 UB313 the 10th Planethttp://www.gps.caltech.edu/~mbrown/planetlila/International Astronomical Unionhttp://www.iau.orgKuiper Belt pagehttp://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/faculty/jewitt/kb.htmlThe newly discovered ̢ĺŰĺĎplanet̢ĺŰĺ 2003 UB313, otherwise known as Xena, now has a companion in the solar system. Originally spotted in 2003, Xena was not officially announced until July of 2005. On the heels of the publication of Xena̢ĺŰĺŞs existence, comes the revelation that Xena has a moon, named Gabrielle. The names Xena and Gabrielle are only temporary, used by some astronomers because they are simpler to remember than names such as 2003 UB313. To decide the official name, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) must first decide if Xena is in fact a planet, then they will decide if the discoverers̢ĺŰĺŞ proposed name will be used. The astronomers who discovered both Xena and Gabrielle cannot reveal their proposed name, so until then the nicknames will have to suffice. Xena was found in the Kuiper Belt, which is a huge region of icy planetary bodies that orbit beyond Neptune in the distant region of the solar system. The discovery of this new planet and its moon has reignited the debate about what properties an object must possess in order to be classed as a planet. Prior to this newest discovery, Pluto̢ĺŰĺŞs status as a planet was already in question by some astronomers. But while Pluto rests on 100 years of history as a planet, newly discovered bodies are not so easily defined. Until the IAU can agree on a definition of a planet, Pluto will continue to hang on tenuously to its status as one of nine planets, and its mnemonic device, My Very Excellent Mother Just Sent Us Nine Pizzas, will remain as well. While the public awaits the final definition of what constitutes a planet, both school children and adults alike can rest easy and will not yet have to ponder what else our excellent mother will send us.The first link takes users to the announcement of the discovery of Xena in August made in the Yale Daily News. The second link takes the user to an article from the BBC further discussing the planetary debate. The third link is a BBC article that includes this week̢ĺŰĺŞs announcement about Xena̢ĺŰĺŞs moon. For further knowledge about the astronomers and telescope involved with these two discoveries, among others, the fourth link will take the user to their website. The fifth and sixth link will take the user directly to the discovering astronomers̢ĺŰĺŞ website for the announcements about the new moon, Xena, and information on the progress of the IAU. If you are interested in the IAU, the seventh link will take you to their website. And finally the last link will take you to a website dedicated to providing more information on the Kuiper Belt and the icy bodies that make up this far region of our solar system. (less)

Subject:
Space Science
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
12 Mobile Learning Science Applications for the iPod Touch
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12 Mobile Learning Science Applications for the iPod Touch

The Teaching Science and Math website is the brainchild of David R. ... (more)

The Teaching Science and Math website is the brainchild of David R. Wetzel; dedicated to "encouraging and supporting K-12 science and math teachers.˘ď‹ď There are links to high-quality blogs, teaching materials, and online courses. This section of the site brings together 12 mobile learning science applications for the iPod Touch. Visitors can read about the applications of the iPod touch in the classroom and how these specific applications fare in this digital innovation. The applications here include "Particle Zoo," "Science House," "Distant Suns," "Mitosis," and "Molecules." Wetzel offers short and thoughtful comments on the practical applications of each one in a way that is informative and interesting. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
12 Mobile Learning Science Applications for the iPod Touch
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12 Mobile Learning Science Applications for the iPod Touch

The Teaching Science and Math website features a range of online resources ... (more)

The Teaching Science and Math website features a range of online resources for educators of K-12 students and those in introductory college courses. This particular section of the website features programs that can be used in conjunction with the iPod Touch. All of these programs are completely free, and they are designed for use in biology, astronomy, natural history, and geography courses. The applications here include "BrainPop" (daily trivia), "Mitosis" (a guide to cell division) and "Molecules." The "Molecules" application gives students the ability to view three-dimensional renderings of molecules. Moving on, "The Chemical Touch" consists of a simplified version of the periodic table display, and it gives interested parties easy access to the masses, densities, and boiling points of the elements. (less)

Subject:
Geoscience
Life Science
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Wetzel, David R.
15 Evolutionary Gems
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15 Evolutionary Gems

Teachers and members of the general public will find this resource from ... (more)

Teachers and members of the general public will find this resource from Nature magazine quite wonderful. Crafted by Henry Gee, Rory Howlett, and Philip Campbell, this collection of 15 evolutionary gems brings together items "for those wishing to spread awareness of evidence for evolution by natural selection." The 16-page document explains key scientific discoveries under headings like "A case of co-evolution," "The origin of feathers," and "Darwin's Galapagos finches." Each of these sections features a narrative essay, along with references and links to additional resources for further exploration. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Campbell, Philip
Gee, Henry
Howlett, Rory
The 1882 Transit of Venus: Observations from Wellington, South Africa
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The 1882 Transit of Venus: Observations from Wellington, South Africa

The transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event that has been ... (more)

The transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event that has been well documented throughout history. The most recent transit occurred in June of 2004, and the one before that took place more than 100 years earlier in 1882. This site from the South African Astronomical Observatory provides information and first-hand observations of the 1882 event from Wellington, South Africa. Just prior to the event, an observatory was erected at the Huguenot Seminary for girls, and some of the historical observations made from that site in 1882 are provided here for your perusal. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Reference
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Koorts, W.P.
1900 Air Pollution
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1900 Air Pollution

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Examine this graph from FRONTLINE/NOVA: What's Up with the Weather? Web site to see dramatic increases in three greenhouse gases over the last two hundred years. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
1906 Earthquake Scenario: San Francisco Bay Area
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1906 Earthquake Scenario: San Francisco Bay Area

This map shows estimated Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values for the City ... (more)

This map shows estimated Modified Mercalli Intensity (MMI) values for the City of San Francisco and the eight counties of the Greater Bay Area, in a scenario based on the 1906 earthquake along the San Andreas fault. The 430 kilometers of fault rupture included several segments during one massive earthquake. Links are supplied to more detailed maps of the cities of Rohnert Park, Pittsburg, Antioch, San Francisco, and Palo Alto. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
1906 Earthquake Shaking in the Classroom
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1906 Earthquake Shaking in the Classroom

This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San ... (more)

This lesson uses interactive diagrams of ground shaking from the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake to teach students about the mechanics involved in the rupture of a fault and the propagation of seismic waves as an earthquake progresses. They will understand that earthquakes begin at a point; that a long section of a fault can rupture during an earthquake; that the earth shakes in all different directions and modes; and that the intensity of shaking depends on the amount of energy released by the earthquake, distance from the fault, and the type of soil or rock beneath the surface. Links are provided to additional lesson plans and information, and to the complete movie of shaking intensity from which the diagrams were made. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
The 1960 Kapoho Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
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The 1960 Kapoho Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

This web page covers the progress of the early 1960 Kapoho eruption ... (more)

This web page covers the progress of the early 1960 Kapoho eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, and the damage it caused. The eruption caused havoc in lower Puna, an idyllic rural paradise until the lava fountains and flows covered farm land and villages including Kapoho Village and parts of Koa`e Village. During this time, the volcano's summit deflated and eventually collapsed. This page is part of a web series on major Kilauea eruptions. The user can view a series of maps for mid- to late January 1960, showing lava coverage, faults, and lava barriers. A memorial poem for Kapoho village is included. Other links include a photo gallery of volcanoes, and a resource on how volcanoes work. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
D. Richter
Frances Kakugawa
J. Eaton
1960's Decades Project
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1960's Decades Project

Use this collection of links to find information related to people and ... (more)

Use this collection of links to find information related to people and events associated with Art & Literature, Science and Technology, Sports, Human Rights and Politics in the 1960's. A starting point: BHS Elementary Media Center Home Page The Elementary Media Center Homepage has links to sites you can use for research and projects including reference sites, area libraries' websites and current events. The Michigan Electronic Library MeL has a special section just for you called MeL Kids (left side of main screen) that gives ... (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Provider:
Instructional Architect
Provider Set:
Instructional Architect
Author:
Mrs. Laz
1964 Alaska Earthquake
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1964 Alaska Earthquake

This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what ... (more)

This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what happened during the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 through original footage, first-person accounts, and animations illustrating plate tectonics. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media: Multimedia Resources for the Classroom and Professional Development
Teachers' Domain
Author:
National Science Foundation
WGBH Educational Foundation
1976 Big Thompson Flood, Colorado -- Thirty Years Later
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1976 Big Thompson Flood, Colorado -- Thirty Years Later

This fact sheet presents a summary of the hydrologic conditions of the ... (more)

This fact sheet presents a summary of the hydrologic conditions of the 1976 flood, describes some of the advances in U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) flood science as a consequence of this disaster, and provides a reminder that extreme floods like the 1976 Big Thompson flood have occurred in other locations in Colorado in the past and will occur again. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
John Costa
Robert Jarrett
1989-90 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the First Test Case of a USGS Lahar-Detection System
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1989-90 Eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the First Test Case of a USGS Lahar-Detection System

This web page describes the lahars that swept down the Drift River ... (more)

This web page describes the lahars that swept down the Drift River Valley during the 1989-90 eruption of Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, and the testing of a new experimental detection and warning system designed to track lahars and debris flows and to give warning to people downstream. In this case, an oil-storage facility in the Cook Inlet area was at risk. The seismometers used (acoustic-flow monitors) were sensitive to ground vibration at relatively high frequencies. On April 6, 1990 the system did detect and track lahars moving down a valley in real time. The amplitude and ground velocity data are diagrammed. (less)

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Reference
Provider:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
J. Major
R. Clucas
S. Brantley
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