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Glossopedia - Globio

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2 to 8
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View articles of the day, areas around the world, or animals students recognize to learn more about issues and information through interesting articles. Each piece of information has...more
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View articles of the day, areas around the world, or animals students recognize to learn more about issues and information through interesting articles. Each piece of information has highlighted words. Clicking on these words brings up a dictionary definition and pronunciation. Answer the question of the week. Click on "Educators" at the bottom to view standards and lesson plans. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): animals (286), earth (231), ecology (135), environment (320)

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Use the information on the site as background information for additional research. The glossary feature will allow students to create individual dictionaries of new vocabulary as they read! The pronunciations allow ESL students to learn new vocabulary as they follow current events. Students can divide into groups to take an area of the world and use the site to gather information about that region for presentation to the class. Have the groups create a multimedia presentation (video, PowerPoint, or blog) to share their findings. Use this site to determine issues that seem to be affecting more than one area of the world. Use the question of the week to research possible solutions and debate or vote as a class.
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Science for Kids - Kidipede

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5 to 10
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This site, designed especially for middle school students, highlights the basic foundations of math, geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. Although this site is recommended for...more
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This site, designed especially for middle school students, highlights the basic foundations of math, geology, chemistry, physics, and biology. Although this site is recommended for middle school students, it is also appropriate for high school students studying the subject areas. It is mainly a "text" site, without interactives. However, this is a great resource for explaining complex topics, researching specific topics in science and math, and much more. Each general area (i.e. geology or biology), includes several sub-topics. There are also links to activities for students, project ideas, and Teacher's Guides. There are two caveats: there are some advertisements -- nothing too distracting -- AND some of the suggested activities include "buying" a book from Amazon. You do NOT need to purchase anything to take advantage of this free resource!

tag(s): atoms (57), diseases (68), earth (231), earthquakes (50), electricity (91), medicine (69), rocks (51), weather (194)

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Use portions of this site as an anticipatory set in your science or math class. The information is simple to understand and would be useful for students struggling with a topic. Use the site for research about specific topics. Have teams of students explore each of the "sub-topics" within the main topic and then create an interactive presentation (Powerpoint, video, or wiki) to share the information with their class. Why not list this link on your class website, so students can access the page both in and out of the classroom.

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Classify This - Scholastic

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2 to 6
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This science site is "Buggin" with facts, interactives, pictures of bugs, and more! The interactives (Classify This, Name a Bug, and Investigate), each teach informative facts about...more
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This science site is "Buggin" with facts, interactives, pictures of bugs, and more! The interactives (Classify This, Name a Bug, and Investigate), each teach informative facts about the bugs being discussed. Learn about vertebrates versus invertebrates, nervous systems or bugs and reptiles, anthropods, and arachnids, insects (and what qualifies a bug as an insect) and more at the Classify This link. There is also a review quiz at the end of the "drag and drop" activity. Students are able to "try again" if they choose the wrong answer. The Name a Bug activity shares a picture of a bug (that changes frequently) and students can create a new name for the bug. The Investigate link share ways to research the animals highlighted at this site. There are also links (on the right side bar) for Backyard Science (ideas for science experiments at home), Message Boards, Putting it Together (a final project option for students to complete after reviewing this site - either a paper/pencil report OR a PowerPoint presentation that is blank and ready to use), and a True Bugs Library. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): insects (71)

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Use this site for research projects as you study insects, arthropods, and more. Share the interactives on your projector or interactive whiteboard. Have students use the Putting it Together option to create a Powerpoint to share with the class. Create a class wiki to correspond with the Backyard Science activities completed at home. Have students share their experiments and findings on the class wiki.
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Wonder How To - Wonder How To, Inc.

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6 to 12
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This creative site offers "how to" videos on a WIDE variety of topics. Anyone is able to view the videos, but you must be a member (which is free) to ...more
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This creative site offers "how to" videos on a WIDE variety of topics. Anyone is able to view the videos, but you must be a member (which is free) to comment on the videos, grade the videos, or submit your own "how to" video. Topics vary; some are appropriate for the classroom - others are definitely NOT appropriate. Some of the general topics that may be useful in the middle school or high school classroom include: alcohol, autos, motorcycles, and planes, business and money, computers and programming, diet and health, education (which features a variety of science experiments and more), film and theater, language (English, Chinese, Hungarian, Russian, Finnish, sign language, Polish, and countless others), music and instruments, travel, and several other topics. Within each of these general topics, there are thousands of specific "how to" videos.

Membership is free and has many perks. You are able to comment and/or grade the video clips or even submit your own video. Registration does require some personal information: a username, password, email address, and date of birth. ALL USERS MUST BE OVER 13-years of age! Check with your administrator about allowing the students to register for this site using fictitious names. You may wish to set up a class registration instead of entering true data into the registration site. Another option is to create a free Gmail account to use for memberships. If you plan to have students register individually, you may want to create your own Gmail account with up to 20 subaccounts for each group of students (by code name or number) within your classes. Here is a blog post that tells how to set up GMail subaccounts to use for any online membership service.

Warning: not all videos are suitable for the classroom. Be sure to preview what you wish to share. If you choose to allow your older students to navigate this site on their own (for research or a class project), be sure to set boundaries on which videos to watch, consequences for going elsewhere, and WATCH CAREFULLY! Some videos explain "how to" do things that are unsafe or inappropriate for school-ages audiences. Wonder How To does include unobtrusive advertisements. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): aircraft (24), business (58), money (190), russian (27), sign language (8)

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Use these fabulous "how to" videos for informative writing projects in speech, science, or even with your gifted students. The site does provide excellent research. You may want to link directly to the specific videos you want students to see in order to avoid other, less-desirable options. Share the "how to" videos on an interactive whiteboard or projector as an anticipatory set for a new lesson. For a final project, have students create and submit their own "how to" video using YouTube or using a tool such as SchoolTube (reviewed here).

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Bat Watch - Scholastic

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1 to 5
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Bats, bats, and more bats "hang out" at this spooky site. But this site isn't a Halloween "fun" site, but rather an educational science site. Learn about various types of ...more
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Bats, bats, and more bats "hang out" at this spooky site. But this site isn't a Halloween "fun" site, but rather an educational science site. Learn about various types of bats, people who research bats, where bats live, what they eat, "bat" vocabulary, view videos about bats, and lots of other science facts. This website has two difficulty levels which also present completely different information. At level one students are able to make a Bat Book and view an "investigation" that teaches a lot of basic Bat Facts. Then level two offers an interactive quiz-like challenge to identify what a bat eats based on their teeth, nose, face, and size. There is also a bat library, backyard science (with lots of additional information) and even a message board.

To post or comment on the message boards, you must register. Registration does NOT require an email address. They do ask for your first name and last initial, but students could create fictitious names. Or you could simply direct students to stay away from the message boards. At the time of this review, the message boards were all relevant and appropriate. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): halloween (39)

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This is a fantastic addition to your unit on food chains, animals in general, bats, or even Halloween or Fall fun! Have students work on investigate teams to read through the information at the website. Project the interactives with your interactive whiteboard or projector, if individual computers aren't available. Create a class wiki to discuss various types of bats, what each team learns about bats, and other research that is conducted.
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Science Labeling - Scholastic

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2 to 6
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This simple site offers five challenging labeling activities: layers of the Earth, structure of a flower, anatomy of a fish, the respiratory system, and layers of the atmosphere. Each...more
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This simple site offers five challenging labeling activities: layers of the Earth, structure of a flower, anatomy of a fish, the respiratory system, and layers of the atmosphere. Each activity shows the students the labeled item (fish, flower, etc..) for a short period of time, to preview. Then the labels are taken away, and student must click and drag the correct labels to the correct boxes on the diagram. The labels will only "drop" into the correct blank. Activities are also available in Spanish. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): atmosphere (28), earth (231), fish (26)

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There are five possible topics to explore at this site: if you are learning about the layers of the earth, plants, fish, respiratory system, or the atmosphere, use this site to review the terms learned during your unit. This site could also be used as an introduction to a new unit. During science class, have students explore this site on individual computers. Allow students to choose which topic they wish to "label." Don't forget the headsets.
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Hummer Nest '05

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K to 6
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With a powerful zoom lens, this photographer was able to photograph 3 hummingbirds hatch and leave the nest over a 21 day time span. The clear photographs show the various ...more
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With a powerful zoom lens, this photographer was able to photograph 3 hummingbirds hatch and leave the nest over a 21 day time span. The clear photographs show the various stages of the beginning of life for these little birds. The photographer was able to place a small object, a penny, in the nest once the birds flew away. It provided a real-life connection with the actual size of the birds.

tag(s): birds (52)

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Include these photos when discussing or introducing a life cycle unit or as a story prompt for students to tell the tale. These photos also provide helpful examples for measurement. Have primary students locate items within the classroom that would equate to the same size as the birds. Have students compare various measurements with those of the tiny birds.

Make your own class wiki, telling the tale of a bird's nest on your window sill or a classroom animal in photos and writing. After seeing this site, students will know how to show sequence through photographs and can add their own paragraphs to explain what they see.

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Profit seed - Tiltfactor Laboratory

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3 to 9
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Explore wild and genetically modified crops to discuss some issues today in agriculture. Students will like using their computer to be the wind and to plant the farmer's field. As ...more
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Explore wild and genetically modified crops to discuss some issues today in agriculture. Students will like using their computer to be the wind and to plant the farmer's field. As the game plays, genetically modified seeds also are planted and cause problems if not removed by the player. "Learn more" about seed and agricultural companies as well as policies and their impact on crop production. Use this simple game to discuss this complex issue. This site requires Flash. Get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): agriculture (56)

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Extend simple instruction on plant growth and needs with this easy to use game. Use the game to discuss the importance of the Food and Fiber system to our way of life and agricultural concerns of today. Students can identify various points in the game to use as a springboard for further investigation and discussion. Visit a farm or invite an agricultural cooperative extension agent to speak to the class.
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Quiz School: Create a Quiz Online - Proprofs QuizSchool

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1 to 12
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The site calls itself the "YouTube of Quizzes." This site allows you to create ONLINE quizzes. You MUST register to use this site. Registration does require an email address, user ...more
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The site calls itself the "YouTube of Quizzes." This site allows you to create ONLINE quizzes. You MUST register to use this site. Registration does require an email address, user name, and password. Registration takes less than ten seconds, and is very simple.

Once registered, you click to create a quiz. Then you are asked to choose between a personality quiz or a scored quiz. This site offers extraordinary details. At the scored quiz, you are able to provide a title, tags, description, and choose the type of questions (multiple choice, essay, or fill in the blank). It is simple to insert images, change font styles, insert links, and even score the online quiz. You can create a pass/fail quiz, a graded quiz (with YOU determining what qualifies as an A, B, etc..). You are also able to set a time limit, issue a certificate of achievement, and fill in the possible total score.

Once students have taken the quiz, immediate feedback is provided (including a scale of all participants, the correct answers, final score, and grade). This is a fantastic tool to use to create online quizzes!

Caution: this site does include some minor advertisements. At the time of this review, all advertisements were appropriate. But it would be wise to advise students NOT to click off of the quiz onto any of the advertisements or links.
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tag(s): quiz (86)

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Use this site to create online quizzes. Create a quiz as a review to share on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students take the quiz independently or in cooperative learning groups. Have students create their own quizzes to use for review or as a final project. Embed your quiz (or provide a link to it) on your class website.

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Build A Caterpillar - Scholastic

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1 to 4
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This website challenges students to build a caterpillar (and of course, learn scientific information). Students will learn about the caterpillar's environment, enemies, how caterpillars...more
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This website challenges students to build a caterpillar (and of course, learn scientific information). Students will learn about the caterpillar's environment, enemies, how caterpillars protect themselves, and more. This site presents students with various "scenes" (interactive pictures) that demonstrate how the caterpillar survives. The scenes allow students to change the color of the caterpillar, spine of the caterpillar, and other "extras." Tips and suggestions are provided. Students are provided with a text box on several of the "scenes" to explain WHY they made the changes that they created. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): adaptations (18), environment (320)

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Share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector to introduce the activity to your class. Then have students work with a partner to build a caterpillar. Have groups write about their choices as they work through the activity and print their results to discuss with the class or post on a bulletin board (there is a print button at the end of the activity).
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Build a Food Web - Scholastic

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2 to 5
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Feeling hungry? Probably not for the type of food at this site! Come to this site to learn about food webs with skunks, plants, mice, insects, lizards, and other animals. ...more
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Feeling hungry? Probably not for the type of food at this site! Come to this site to learn about food webs with skunks, plants, mice, insects, lizards, and other animals. This interactive site challenges you to connect the lines to demonstrate the order of the food web. You are able to move the animals by clicking and dragging. There are lines pointing you in the right direction. If you click a line to connect one animal to another animal, it will only "stick" if it is a correct connection. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

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Bring your students up-close to the food web by using this website and your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students research each animal ahead of time (a quick study of their eating habits). Then have students work on teams (or as a class) to connect the correct animals to create the food web. Extend the activity by having students create a web of their own from scratch using clip art or free images from Flickr or PowerPoint.
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5th Grade Home Page - Kidport

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4 to 6
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This site, created by Kidport for fifth grade students, offers links to lessons and activities in math, science, social studies, language arts, creative arts, and a reference library....more
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This site, created by Kidport for fifth grade students, offers links to lessons and activities in math, science, social studies, language arts, creative arts, and a reference library. Some of the subject areas only offer one or two activities, while others offer several. Some examples of math topics include measuring angles, adding and subtracting decimals, and measuring distance. Language arts topics include contractions, antonyms, synonyms, compound words, and homophones. Science topics vary greatly and include the heart, human body, bones, muscles, the animal kingdom and more! Social studies lessons focus on the pilgrims, U.S. states and capitals, and the American Revolution.

This site offers a variety of interactive elements (online quizzes, interactive maps and diagrams, and other learning exercises). Some of the pages do have advertisements, but they are not distractive. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): antonyms (26), capitals (24), heart (44), pilgrims (17), synonyms (38)

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Share this site with your families by listing it on your class website for additional at-home practice and enrichment. Use this site with younger gifted students. Share the site with your students on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Use this site for learning stations, or indoor recess options.
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6th Grade Home Page - Kidport

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5 to 7
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This site, created by Kidport for sixth grade students, offers links to lessons and activities in math, science, social studies, language arts, creative arts, and a reference library....more
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This site, created by Kidport for sixth grade students, offers links to lessons and activities in math, science, social studies, language arts, creative arts, and a reference library. Some of the subject areas only offer one or two activities, while others offer several. Some examples of topics include adding and subtracting decimals, angles, human body (heart, bones, muscles, and more), vertebrates, invertebrates, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, the structure of the U.S. government, U.S. constitution, presidents, homophones, contractions, drawing, and others.

This site offers a variety of interactive elements (online quizzes, interactive maps and diagrams, and other learning exercises). Some of the pages do have advertisements, but they are not distractive. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): angles (86), constitution (82), decimals (130), egypt (70), grammar (213), greece (26), presidents (130), rome (28)

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Check out the unique mix available at this website. Share it with your students on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Use this site for enrichment, learning stations, or as a whole class activity. List this site on your class website for students to use for additional practice at home.
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8th Grade Home Page - Kidport

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7 to 9
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This site, created for eighth grade students, offers links to activities in math, science, social studies, language arts, creative arts, and a reference library. Some of the subject...more
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This site, created for eighth grade students, offers links to activities in math, science, social studies, language arts, creative arts, and a reference library. Some of the subject areas only offer one or two activities, while others offer several topics. The topics vary greatly and include measuring angles, multiplying decimals, the human body (skeleton, heart, muscles), vertebrates and invertebrates, the Civil War, the War of 1812, and some language arts topics (writing topic sentences, using figurative language, analogies, writing about cause and effect, and several others). Be aware: some of the language arts topics lead you to another educational site and are not as simple to use as in other subject areas. The language arts link is under construction and several are currently unavailable.

Although some of the activities are not highly interactive (some are simple online quizzes), they are well done and could be very useful in the classroom. There are also interactive diagrams and more. Some of the pages do have advertisements, but they are not distractive. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): civil war (145), decimals (130), figurative language (16), heart (44), lincoln (86), war of 1812 (15)

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Check out the eclectic mix of activities available at this website. Share it with your students on an interactive whiteboard or projector. Use this site for enrichment, learning stations, or as a whole class activity, depending on the subject matter. List this site on your class website for students to use for additional practice at home.
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The Human Body - Manatee School District

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1 to 5
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This interactive site focuses on the heart and the skeleton, on an elementary level. At the Heart link, you will find clickable vocabulary words that lead students to diagrams, real-life...more
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This interactive site focuses on the heart and the skeleton, on an elementary level. At the Heart link, you will find clickable vocabulary words that lead students to diagrams, real-life pictures, and interactives. There are also an online quiz, an interactive that shows open heart surgery, and a virtual tour of the heart.

The skeleton link includes an online quiz, a virtual tour of a skeleton, clickable definitions, and more. Both links include Read tabs that students may click to hear the information read aloud (perfect for non-readers). This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): heart (44)

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Take your students on a tour of the heart and skeletal system using your interactive whiteboard or projector. This site provides excellent science information on an elementary level - perfect for young researchers. Have students work with partners to read through the site's information, tour the interactives, and take the online quiz. Even non-readers can participate, thanks to the Read button.
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Animals - National Geographic

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K to 12
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Pandas and dolphins and deer - oh my! This website, created by National Geographic, offers an eclectic mix of reference information about numerous animals: fish, invertebrates, bugs,...more
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Pandas and dolphins and deer - oh my! This website, created by National Geographic, offers an eclectic mix of reference information about numerous animals: fish, invertebrates, bugs, birds, reptiles, and others. The site truly has something for everyone. There are video clips, interactive challenges, research information, music clips, photos, and current event news stories. There is a link for kids (designed for the elementary grades) with some age-appropriate interactives, news stories, and videos. This site requires Flash. You can get it from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): amphibians (20), animals (286), birds (52), fish (26), mammals (33), reptiles (12)

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Use this site for research projects or in science class while learning about various animals. Use your interactive whiteboard or projector to share some of the videos and "kids" interactives with your elementary students. Then provide individual computers (or set up a learning station) for students to explore the site on their own. Be sure to list this site on your class website or wiki for students to explore at home and use for homework and research projects.
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The Biology Project - The University of Arizona

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K to 12
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This site has something for every grade level - all about biology. It is a bit overwhelming at first, but easy to navigate. If you are a teacher (or parent) ...more
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This site has something for every grade level - all about biology. It is a bit overwhelming at first, but easy to navigate. If you are a teacher (or parent) of a K-8 student, go right to the "Young Explorers" link to find lesson plans, activities, puzzles, and more. If you are a high school biology teacher, you have just found a multitude of ready to go activities to share with your students (effects of tobacco, HIV virus, DNA, cell biology, and much more). There are lesson plans available for all grade levels. Most of the interactive challenges and presentations are designed for middle and high school students. Parts of this site require Flash and Adobe Acrobat. You can get both from the TeachersFirst Toolbox page.

tag(s): cells (104), dna (68), marine biology (33)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans available at this site. High school teachers (and middle school), share the tutorials and interactives on a projector or interactive whiteboard. Share this link on your class website, so students can access the information outside of your classroom.
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The Biology Place - Pearson Education, Inc.

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7 to 12
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The Biology Place is an informative site with links to a Biocoach, Glossary, and LabBench. The Biocoach link offers about 20 activities (some interactive) all about various concepts...more
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The Biology Place is an informative site with links to a Biocoach, Glossary, and LabBench. The Biocoach link offers about 20 activities (some interactive) all about various concepts in biology. These practice activities include information, manipulative graphs, completing biological puzzles, and quizzes. The Glossary includes a collection of over 1,000 words that students may encounter during biology class. The highlight of the website are the twelve LabBench activities. These activities are designed for pre and post lab reviews. There is some simple animation and interactive questions that connects the students' laboratory procedures to various biological principles. The website mentions that the LabBench is designed for more advanced (AP) students. The LabBench activities include key biology concepts, interactive experiments (limited), analysis of the results, and quizzes.

tag(s): cells (104), dna (68), meiosis (15), mitosis (11)

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Share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector, or simply list the link on your class website for students to use for additional information on topics learned in biology class. Why not use laptops (or the computer lab) and complete a LabBench exercise with your AP biology students? You could use the LabBench with lower levels also (possible as a teacher-led activity).

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Greenraising: Eco-friendly Fundraising - Greenraising

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K to 12
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Why raise funds on items that cause the Earth to frown? Your school fundraising becomes 'green' when you register at this site and start earning funds from eco-conscience shoppers....more
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Why raise funds on items that cause the Earth to frown? Your school fundraising becomes 'green' when you register at this site and start earning funds from eco-conscience shoppers. Your school earns 25% to 40% of all internet or catalog driven sales. (Read the site for details.) Greenraising supplies you with order forms and catalogs if you care to do a catalog drive. It sounds easy, and it definitely is green. TeachersFirst does not ordinarily mention fundraising sites, but the possibilities for a school service project looked interesting enough to list this one.

tag(s): earth (231), earth day (111), ecology (135), environment (320)

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This fundraising organization may be a prudent way to fund your school's wildlife or biology club. Why not kick-off this event near Earth Day? Also, teachers, you can coordinate your recycling and earth-loving lessons around this fundraiser.

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Animal Database - kidsknowitnetwork

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1 to 8
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Take a look at any animal you hear about in this comprehensive pictorial/fact database. Select a general animal category, like "snakes" and then scroll down to find the specific type...more
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Take a look at any animal you hear about in this comprehensive pictorial/fact database. Select a general animal category, like "snakes" and then scroll down to find the specific type you would like to see. Or search all items in the database. In addition to pictures of most items in the database, there is a brief summary of its main characteristics, geographic location, and common habits like diet, reproduction, and habitat. There are some unobtrusive advertisements at this website.

tag(s): animals (286), birds (52), fish (26)

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Save this site to your favorites. Look here to see real animals that you read about in literature or before you go on a field trip to the zoo or exploring outside the school. Start your own database of the animals in your community- with digital pictures and information saved on an ongoing wiki! Your students will never want to stop.

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