GradesK to 6
tag(s): adaptations (14), animals (271), bacteria (20), cells (79), circuits (20), colors (64), earth (180), electricity (60), energy (130), environment (232), forces (37), habitats (87), human body (93), light (52), magnetism (35), matter (47), moon (70), motion (48), nutrition (133), oceans (140), plants (141), rocks (35), senses (20), solar system (106), stars (65), sun (68), volcanoes (55), water (102), water cycle (21), weather (160)
In the ClassroomShare a link on classroom computers to include Science World in a computer science center activity. As a class, use Google My Maps, reviewed here to create a virtual tour of locations visited during your Science World lessons and activities. Find additional information to share on your maps, including pictures and articles with other information. Use Symbaloo, reviewed here to create links to Science World and other science activities for students to access all resources through one location. Add your chosen activities to Curipod, reviewed here and create an interactive lesson that includes videos, articles, quizzes, and more.
Grades5 to 12
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site to find engaging science videos and podcasts for virtually any topic. Use the search features found in the Superheroes of Science YouTube channel and podcast page to search for episodes related to your current topic. Share a link to episodes with students to introduce a new topic, as a computer station activity, or as part of a flipped learning lesson. Include videos in lessons created with NearPod, reviewed here and add questions to the videos to enhance student understanding; include short questions in your slide presentation as a formative assessment and a quick option for creating differentiated learning activities. After watching videos and conducting your experiments and lab activities, ask students to create learning videos and podcasts to share with peers demonstrating the science content learned. Buzzsprout, reviewed here is an easy-to-use tool for creating and sharing podcasts, while moovly, reviewed here offers many free resources for creating and sharing engaging videos.
Grades6 to 8
tag(s): adaptations (14), animals (271), biodiversity (30), cells (79), chemicals (39), climate (78), climate change (84), conservation (82), differentiation (76), earth (180), ecosystems (71), energy (130), evolution (87), forces (37), genetics (75), light (52), mass (19), matter (47), moon (70), motion (48), natural resources (36), oceans (140), organisms (16), solar system (106), space (209), stars (65), sun (68), Teacher Utilities (133), temperature (34), water cycle (21), weather (160)
In the ClassroomUse Propello's library of materials to supplement your current science curriculum by creating customized learning paths for students. Differentiate content based on student's abilities and interests. Propello's built-in assessments provide real-time feedback on student understanding and use that data to adapt instruction as needed. In addition to sharing activities on this site, engage students in science instruction using interactive simulations such as those found at phET, reviewed here. Instead of administering a paper and pencil test at the end of your teaching unit, enhance student learning by asking them to demonstrate learning by creating videos using Animoto, reviewed here or interactive presentations made with Genially, reviewed here.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): alphabet (48), animals (271), colors (64), countries (68), egypt (46), folktales (34), habitats (87), insects (67), inventors and inventions (69), light (52), makerspace (43), museums (43), musical instruments (47), nutrition (133), oceans (140), plants (141), puzzles (143), space (209), stars (65), STEM (243), summer (27), water (102), weather (160), webcams (10), women (116)
In the ClassroomAdd Fun Stuff for Kids and Teams to your science and art bookmarks to use across many different content areas. For example, one activity is called Journey Through an Exploded Star; share a link to this interactive with students to explore before introducing lessons on stars and supernovas. Ask students to share their learning and add questions using IdeaBoardz, reviewed here. Create an IdeaBoard with two columns (or more if desired), then share the link with students to share information and questions with peers. Encourage student engagement in animal-related learning by introducing them to the Art Meets Science Collections. Afterward, ask students to create multimedia projects incorporating animals as art to showcase scientific concepts like habitats, conservation, and human interactions. Find many different templates and presentation ideas at Genially, reviewed here.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): biodiversity (30), chemicals (39), climate (78), earth (180), ecology (97), ecosystems (71), energy (130), environment (232), forces (37), genetics (75), life cycles (20), light (52), matter (47), molecules (39), motion (48), oceans (140), planets (110), sound (74), space (209), stars (65), weather (160)
In the ClassroomThis site is a must-have for all science teachers to use to find high-quality lessons and teaching materials. Be sure to visit the Phenomena section to find the Master List of Phenomenon Google Document sharing suggestions for observable science events or find phenomena by grade level. Engage students in learning by sharing videos on this site, then use Edpuzzle, reviewed here to add questions and focus comments to the videos to support student learning. Use the ideas and resources on this site to create flipped and blended learning lessons or to create playlists to encourage student choice of learning activities. Learn more about playlists by viewing the archive of OK2Ask: Playlists to Personalize Learning, reviewed here and learn about choice boards at the OK2Ask archive: Choice Boards for Differentiation Part 1, reviewed here.
Grades6 to 12
tag(s): bias (21), business (48), careers (135), data (143), evolution (87), financial literacy (93), functions (53), game based learning (172), media literacy (96), organizational skills (89), psychology (66), statistics (114), weather (160)
In the ClassroomLearn more about how to use the K20 game portal by viewing instructional videos provided on the K20 playlist found here. Include financial literacy games in your classroom to engage students in discussing finances, statistics, and decision-making using real-life scenarios. Ask students to compare and contrast their decisions as they play the games, share discussions on Flip, reviewed here, and encourage students to provide feedback to peers on the consequences and benefits of their game decisions. Ask your tech-savvy students to create tutorials for each game using a screen recording tool such as Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here, then share the recordings on your class website for students to use at home and school.
In the ClassroomUse the suggested book list to find ideas for books to share with students in your classroom library. Engage students in learning about climate change by including additional activities at Ted-Ed's Earth School reviewed here. For example, search Earth School for lessons on wildlife adaptations to climate change, how food waste contributes to climate change, and many other engaging lessons. Extend student learning by asking them to research climate change's before and after effects for specific locations, then use Juxtapose reviewed here to create a single image to compare and contrast the two images using a slider bar.
GradesK to 8
tag(s): adaptations (14), colors (64), energy (130), environment (232), forces (37), fossils (40), habitats (87), mass (19), number sense (70), plants (141), seasons (34), soil (17), sound (74), space (209), STEM (243), summer (27), sun (68), tides (6), volcanoes (55), water cycle (21), weather (160)
In the ClassroomUse this site to offer your students STEM "degrees" in several ways. As a class, complete an activity weekly as an introduction and review of science content by including the video as part of a computer center activity. Work together to complete the quiz for each video, then request a certificate to recognize your class's accomplishment. Another option is for students to work toward achieving certifications on their own. Share this site on your class newsletter for students to complete over the summer as an exciting way to engage in science activities and earn a STEM degree. One benefit of having the option to choose from different grade levels is the ability to differentiate learning by offering various courses to students based on their interests and abilities. Some students may choose to earn several degrees in different grade levels. Support and encourage students to pursue STEM degrees by taking pictures of completed degrees and adding them to your class website. Extend learning by asking students to research one of the topics, then share a presentation with peers using Canva Edu, reviewed here. Canva Edu offers many options for creating and personalizing presentations including slides, infographics, and flyers.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomWe have included resources for all grades. Remember, our "In the Classroom" suggestions with each reviewed resource, give you ideas about using these tools in your classroom.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): blended learning (16), coding (82), digital citizenship (80), engineering (117), environment (232), equations (116), geometric shapes (130), graphic design (50), internet safety (109), literature (217), map skills (55), measurement (125), media literacy (96), narrative (15), numbers (120), operations (74), order of operations (28), problem solving (219), remote learning (62), Research (79), social and emotional learning (73), spanish (101), STEM (243), substitutes (27), writing (303)
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site as a resource for lessons in many content areas to engage students using popular video clips. All lessons are created as remote learning activities making them easily adaptable for both in-class and out-of-class assignments. Easily find activities to differentiate instruction for different student ability levels by browsing options below or above the student's current grade level. Many lessons include worksheets in PDF format, turn these activities into a digital format by taking a screenshot of the document, then save as the background on Google Slides, reviewed here. Add text boxes in the appropriate place on the slide for students to add responses. Use Pear Deck Flashcard Factory, reviewed here, to create flashcards for students to practice the vocabulary highlighted in each lesson.
GradesK to 12
In the ClassroomBookmark this site to save with your other chemistry resources to find activities to include with your current lessons. For example, use the elementary and middle school activities and games as part of computer centers or a station rotation learning activity. Use a curation tool such as 3X3 Links, reviewed here to engage student interest and share student activities and links. For example, include a link to a game found on the Chemistry Education Resources, an article from Newsela, reviewed here, and an explanatory video from YouTube. Share a link to the 3X3 Links curation with students to complete as a flipped learning activity. Extend learning after completing lessons and activities on this site; ask students to share their learning by creating a simple explainer video using FlexClip, reviewed here.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomUse this site and others to find potential citizen science projects for your students. Ask students to select projects by area of interest and work together as groups to gather and share information. Have students share data and updates using Padlet, reviewed here, or Wakelet, reviewed here. For example, create a Padlet with a column for each project, then ask students to add their data and observations in the appropriate column. When using Wakelet, create a collection for each observation group for students to add data and share information in their chosen project. To enhance learning, as a final project, ask students to share their completed project with the class by creating a website using a free website creation tool like Site123, reviewed here, or with a video made with Animoto, reviewed here.
GradesK to 12
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