|An Educational Weather Web Site
This weather web site gives teachers a way to integrate weather and
all of its aspects into classroom learning. There are teacher lessons plans
with names of books and activities all using weather as its subject. This
makes multidisciplinary learning fun and interactive.
|An Educational Web Site on the Solar System
This web site allows you to view the solar system and all of its parts
with various points of view. It allows teachers to show their students
the planets from their very own classrooms and integrate them into their
|An Educational Web Site about NASA and Space
This NASA web site allows teachers to facilitate the use of NASA's educational
programs in accordance with their classroom environment. They are allowed
to roam NASA and incorporate NASA's lesson plans into their own, as well
as teaching their students about space travel and space itself.
This web site can be used as a resource for students in math.
It contains several drill and skill type activities, including flashcards
and games. I especially like the link that allows students to check
their homework problems. There are both simple and more advanced
problems on this site. This would be a good site for students to
visit during center time.
This site is specifically centered for biology teachers. It includes topics such as teaching about Biology. There are different headings to choose from such as Activities to Go which include subheadings which allow you to choose concepts such as Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, and Life Science. Once in these locations you can research and explore further these general areas. Teachers can get guidance on teaching science under some of the other headings. The heading Letís Collaborate includes Mentor Net and Sci Talk which allow you to meet and converse with other teachers over the internet.
EELink is a strong presence for Environmental Education (EE) on the
Internet. Consistent with the key principles of Environmental Education,
EELink provides and organizes Internet resources to support, enhance and
extend effective environmental education in grades K-12. The EELink project
is responsible for development of this website, conducting training workshops,
and promoting interaction and exchange among Environmental Education students,
teachers and professionals. I feel that this site is helpful in my professional
development in that it provides uptodate information and resources concerning
the enviornment. A topic of great importance not just for educators,
but for everyone in general.
|The Computer Learning Partner
The Computer as Learning Partner (CLP) project is an on-going educational
research effort at the School of Education at the University of California
at Berkeley dedicated to informing and improving middle school science
instruction. Supported by the National Science Foundation and affiliated
with the Instructional Technology Program, the project involves a decade-long
collaborative partnership of educational and cognitive researchers, natural
scientists, middle school teachers, and technology experts. CLP research
has created and refined a semester-long thermodynamics, light, and sound
curriculum for achieving integrated science understanding that involves
the innovative use of computers in the classroom. Our web site describes
these efforts and provides a resource for science teachers, policy makers,
and educational researchers.
|The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), is the largest organization
in the world
Collaborative for Teacher Preparation
This is a program to prepare special teachers for elementary and middle
school science and math classes. There are links for teacher preparation
to integrate computers into the classrooms. The site also includes
a resource library which is helpful for teachers who do not have access
to up to date books on computers. It is a good resource for science
and math topics. There are different essays which constantly change,
for example, constructivism and education. There are mentor teacher
workshops to show the way the technology is used.
This is a great site for teachers. It is actually a site all about
Volcanos. The site gives you lots of information about volcanos and
the study of volcanos. Included in this site is many lesson plans
that you can use to teach children all about volcanos. The lesson
plans can explain how you can make and erupt your own in class. The
lesson plans are separated into three categories for each level of school
(elementary, middle and high schools.) It also gives you some great
pictures of volcanos. It has a volcano locator that shows you were
they can be found in Hawaii's Volcano National Park. They also have
links to articles about volcanos in various educational journals.
This site is the least interesting and least helpful of all the sites
we have visited so far. It is a site set up to accompany a PBS series
on science for families. I thought that this web page was unhelpful
because the lesson plans are used primarily as a supliment for their series
on PBS. It would be useful however if you were using the video series
in your classroom. The problem is that you would have to order the
videos that they have a link to buy on this page but they are expensive
like most PBS series are.
|Endangered Species Lesson Plans
This site has incorporated numerous lesson plans dealing with endangered
species. There is something for all age groups, from K-12. Each plan
is listed by title and followed by a short summary, so that you may read
what the site is about before connecting. This is a great site for
children to learn about wildlife and the species that are struggling to
survive. Pictures of the animals are also included. There are
also many links from this site.
This site was created to help teachers and students learn the web and
how to find links.
|Science Education Sites
This site has a lot of different links pertaining to science.
There are links to thematic web site on Whales (http://curny.edschool.Virginia.edu/go/Whales/),
links to resource for science educator in Al Bodzinís home page
and interactive guide to chemistry (http://library.advanced.org/3659/).
|Science & Math Initiatives, Teacher Help Service
This website maintains a strict concentration on science and math topics, and provides lesson plans in these areas for all grade levels. One of the most interesting aspects of this website is that it provides links to over a hundred teacher resource websites.
|Academic Net Online
This is a wonderful web site for math teachers.
It has math lessons already on it in the Interactive Mathematics Course
series. In general, it is "the information network for those interested
in technology-mediated instruction and learning in higher education".
Many teachers could use this to further develop their lesson plans to include
lessons on the web.
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Robinson, EDCI Lecturer.
Last updated 12/06/98