Fossils Geological Time and Evolution
“Fossils across geological time presented in multiple contexts of geological history, the tree of life, paleobiology and evolution. The Virtual Fossil Museum is an educational resource providing an ever-growing extensive collection of fossil images.”
Thinking Blocks – Model and Solve Math Word Problems
“Model and Solve Math Word Problems
Thinking Blocks is a suite of learning tools designed to help students solve math word problems accurately and efficiently. Using brightly colored blocks, students model mathematical relationships and identify known and unknown quantities. The model provides students with a powerful image that organizes information and simplifies the problem solving process. By modeling increasingly complex word problems, students develop strong reasoning skills which will facilitate the transition from arithmetic to algebra.”
Resource: The Mechanical Universe…and Beyond
“The Mechanical Universe…and Beyond A video instructional series on physics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs and coordinated books “
Browse: Grade Level: Primary | OER Commons
” OER Materials Browse: Grade Level: Primary”
Mars Exploration Rover Mission: Home
“Researchers plan to keep NASA’s Opportunity rover busy through Martian winter at a sun-facing site, “Greeley Haven,” where a study of the planet’s core has begun.”
Deep Outer Space – Astronomy For Kids – KidsAstronomy.com
“explore or use the menu on the left side of this screen. Learn about outer space with KidsAstronomy.com.”
About busuu.com, the free online community for learning languages
“busuu.com is an innovative online community for learning languages. Learn from native speakers: Learn directly from native speakers of the busuu.com community via our integrated video-chat application! By doing so you can practice your language skills in a live conversation.
Learn with our material: We have prepared over 150 learning units covering diverse topic areas and grammar units covering the most important grammar points! The content is image and sound-based.
Learn for free: busuu.com can be used completely for free!”
resourcesforhistoryteachers – home
“resourcesforhistoryteachers is maintained by teachers and students who are part of the History Teacher Education Program in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.”
Black Wings: African American Pioneer Aviators
Women in Aviation Online Resources
iear – msScience
“General Science Apps
Laboratory Timer free app for counting up and counting down with an alarm
Convert – the unit calculator for converting between at least 15 types of measurement (mass, angles, length….)
Experience Maths and Science with Gizmos – 450 on-line interactive simulations for year 3 to 12.”
OpenStudy: Study Together
“OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things. Our mission is to make the world one large study group, regardless of school, location, or background. “
Amusement Park Physics — Related Resources
list of links to resources used in creating Amusement Park Physics
Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history
“Smarthistory.org is a free and open, not-for-profit, art history textbook. Part of the Khan Academy, we use multimedia to deliver unscripted conversations between art historians about the history of art. We are seeking contributors—especially for canonical non-Western material and other survey topics not yet covered. “
NASA – Spaced Out Sports Educator Guide
Spaced Out Sports Educator Guide — Grades 5-8 Students learn the science of sports with the activities in this educator guide. The activities are applications of Newton’s Laws of Motion. Among the guide’s six activities students will do the following:
— Construct a CD hovercraft and apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to make hovercraft work.
— Use gravity to locate the center of mass of irregular-shaped objects.
— Investigate the principle of conserving angular momentum.
— Create and play simulated microgravity sports with a balloon.
Wolfram Education Portal: Free Resources and Materials for Teachers
“dynamic teaching and learning tools available. We are pleased to offer the best of all of our technologies to you here in the Wolfram Education Portal, organized by course. In the portal you’ll find a dynamic textbook, lesson plans, widgets, interactive Demonstrations, and more built by Wolfram education experts.”
NASA – Sector 33 App for iOS
Sector 33 Aviation and Mathematics Education App
Looking for a fun iPhone/iPad app for students or math workshops? Check
out the new “Sector 33” application developed by NASA Ames Research
Center. It is a game-based activity that allows the player to use
mathematics and proportional reasoning to solve realistic air traffic
control problems. It is on iTunes and is free! Click here for more
information and how to download the app.
See nano quadcopter robots swarm (video) – Yahoo! News
“In the future, a swarm of flying robots may do the work now done by human search teams. A robotics research team at the University of Pennsylvania has designed a system to coordinate a number of small quadcopters, a step toward coordinating multiple robots for tasks such as surveillance or searching areas after a disaster. “
WISH: Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars | WISH: Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars
Women In STEM High School Aerospace Scholars Engineer your dream job. The Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars project offers a one-of-a-kind experience for female high school juniors to jump-start their futures and explore the possibilities of a major or career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Participants begin their adventure in an online community. The project culminates with a summer experience at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Collaborate with girls from across the country and female NASA engineers and interns. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2012.
A Day Made of Glass 2: Same Day. Expanded Corning Vision. – YouTube
“vision for the future of glass technologies. This video continues the story of how highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world.”
a resource for teachers who are interested in having a classroom blog. The wiki includes class videos explaining the benefits of blogging, how to compose a quality comment, and the importance of the Creative Commons license. I chronicle the steps I’ve taken to teach my students how to compose quality comments and have tips to help teachers develop their own online communities. Included are links to other educational bloggers and sample posts organized by subject matter. I hope that teachers will find the wiki helpful and will open up their classrooms through educational blogging.
Search Results | Russell Kightley Science Images
Algebra: An Algorithmic Treatment
What is Algebra? Algebra began as the study of methods for solving polynomial equations. Among the branches of this study are
Browse: Keyword: Mars | OER Commons
Browse: Keyword: Mars”
Mars Science Laboratory: Technology
“Technology development makes missions possible. Each Mars mission is part of a continuing chain of innovation. Each relies on past missions for proven technologies and contributes its own innovations to future missions. This chain allows NASA to push the boundaries of what is currently possible, while still relying on proven technologies.
Below are examples of the way in which the Mars Science Laboratory mission relies on past technologies and contributes new ones.”
In honor of National African American History month, NASA is hosting a
webcast series titled, ‘Flying Through African-American History With the
Tuskegee Airmen.’ The series will focus on this elite group of
African-American pilots who fought war and racism in World War II. Click
here for more information.
Basics of Biology: Photosynthesis
“Photosynthesis: The Beginning of Life
Photosynthesis is arguably the most important process on planet Earth. Without photosynthesis life as we know it would not exist. Many people do not realize that photosynthesis is a two-part reaction, the first capturing light and converting it to chemical energy, and the other reaction, which takes the captured chemical energy and converts it to energy in the form of glucose.”
Science off the Sphere
Astronaut and chemist Dr. Don Pettit does physics demos that are out of this world. Currently on board the International Space Station, Dr. Pettit presents fantastic physics that can only be demonstrated in micro-gravity.
NASA – Build the Station Simulation — Educator Guide
Build the Station Simulation: Educator Guide — Grades K-8 Just as five space agencies cooperated to build the International Space Station, students can work together to build a paper model of the world’s largest orbiting laboratory. Teams take on the roles of international partners as they learn about and assemble portions of the model. During a mock summit, each team briefs the group about their section of the model. The teams then assemble the entire model to complete the space station. The guide includes student sheets, parts of the model, instructions for holding a summit, and facts about the station.
NASA – Window to Earth
Play and Learn: Window to Earth — Grades K-4 Astronauts have a spectacular view of Earth from space. Move through the pages of Window to Earth and see images taken from space of these geographical features: peninsula, glacier, lake, desert, cape, island, upheaval dome, strait, waterfall, reef and volcano.
NASA – ‘Food for Thought: Eating in Space’ Educator Guide
“Food for Thought: Eating in Space” Educator Guide — Grades 5-8 Among the thousands of questions that need to be answered before astronauts travel to distant planets and asteroids is the question: How much food will they need and what foods can they take? Food for Thought includes five lesson plans that relate to food and nutrition and that are aligned to national education standards.
NASA – Mass vs. Weight Educator Guide
Mass Versus Weight Educator Guide — Grades 5-8 Students often confuse the terms “mass” and “weight.” Each activity in this series demonstrates the difference between mass and weight by comparing students’ results with the results of astronauts aboard the space station. Students perform the activities and analyze their data. Then they watch video of astronauts performing similar demonstrations on the station. The activities focus on Newton’s second law of motion.
The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons | The Edublogger
“The legal jargon with respect to digital copyrights can be confusing – especially since different countries have their own laws and regulations. With this post, we hope to dispel a few myths and pull together a complete list of resources for teachers and students to use when blogging and working with content online.”
Women In Aviation and Space History
“Women’s participation and contributions are noted from our Early Flight gallery (107) to Space Race (114), from the earliest female pioneers to racing pilots to the first female commercial pilots to women in space. “