Department Web Pages
Send your students to this website for science news, as well as suggestions for hands-on activities, science projects, mathematical puzzles, books, articles, and Web resources.
There are also creative ways to use science news in your classroom.
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Garden Lesson Plans for Grades K-8
Doesn't it sound peaceful to do some truly green lessons with your students? The Huntington Garden has some great, free ones involving science, literacy, culture, and art: "Why is an apple like a suitcase?", "Fruit Salad: Hold the DNA, Please", "Zen Gardens", "Rooting Into Soil". http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=1710
"Just look and begin to see things in a new way."
Climate Change Educational Resources
There are many web resources about climate change. Here are some that are recommended by Sally Ride Science:
Contains a video explaining CO2 capture and sequestration, etc.
A video about acidification of the oceams
Another one, produced by school children in
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. Take a gaze!
Digital photos and science for 6th-8th grades
Do you have students who like to take pictures? Harvest this interest by applying it to learning science. Planet FOSS is a photo-sharing website where students are challenged to represent examples of scientific concepts in their local environment through digital photography. The site poses photo challenges specific to middle school science courses.
Example: Chemical reactions are all around us. They can be found in the kitchen, in the park, and in the city streets. Take a picture that shows evidence of a chemical reaction.
K-12 Environmental education lessons that are tied to state standards
The California Environmental Protection Agency has prepared lessons in environmental science for grades K-12. Each lesson teaches state standards, has clear diagrams, amazing photographs, activities for students, and assessments for you. How it fits with the textbook you are using is also shown. Take a look.
Live specimens for elementary grades
Teachers, Remember to request your voucher for live specimens at least two weeks before you need them.
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