Spongelab is an online community devoted to science communication and the use of digital content for learning. We attract educators, students, administrators and science enthusiasts with our stunning digital learning content housed on a robust online platform. Access here: www.spongelab.com
Keywords: game simulation
Team: Backyard Almanac Members: Lynn Prosen PROJECT SUMMARY: A phenology is "nature's calendar" marking new growth, migrations, and changes that occur in the environment. The Backyard Almanac is a Wiki designed to record and report phenology information once a week with schools throughout the country. These records will be used to track the changes in spring, compare climates in different areas, and connect classrooms across the counrty. To date, there is an elementary school in …
Keywords: phenology, growth, migrations, Wiki
This is a creative project that allows students to choose a presentation method of their choice for photosynthesis. I created a parody song that I play for them and provide lyrics of. I allow them to choose any method of presenting that they wish, i.e. powerpoint, poster, song lyrics. The students always amaze me with their creativity.
Blood Spatter: Different Heights, Angles, and Surfaces Blood spatters differently depending on the height it falls from, the angle at which it hits, and the surface it lands on. In this experiment you will examine blood spatter patterns resulting from various heights, angles, and surfaces. Part I: Heights 1. Using paper as the target surface, hold the blood dropper bottle in a vertical position so that it is 30cm from the floor. 2. …
Keywords: Blood Spatter, Forensic Science
The list of websites includes resources for science, technology, engneerng, and mathematics.
Keywords: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
This unit idea originated from a book titled Math: Challenging Units for Gifted Learners, by Kenneth J. Smith and Susan Stonequist. After subsequent internet research, the project evolved into an amazing STEM experience for 6 th grade gifted and talented students. Participants learned the math and science involved in the game of miniature golf, and then designed and built a nine-hole course.
I began the unit, by reviewing types of angles and had students go on a scavenger hunt for …
Keywords: Reflection, Angles, Newton's Laws
" World Mentoring Academy " is offering FREE Open Courseware CMS (content management system like Blackboard, Moodle, etc). Setup a free user account & select courses with video lectures, Syllabus, Free textbooks when avail., assignments/homework, testing from MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford, U of Mich, Yale along with many of the World's finest University's (700+ courses/24-48+ Lectures). Also have K-12 education utilizing materials available from …
Keywords: Education, Science, Math, Technology, Engineering, courses, Tutoring, SAT, Test, Prep, contest, wiki, open courseware, MIT, UC Berkeley, Yale, Stanford, NPTEL, Harvard
This is a great inquiry and design ice breaker activity to get students (and teachers) started with STEM.
Keywords: design challenge stem
This is a week long mini-catapult project. Students build catapults with popsicle sticks, straws, string, and tape. They are attempting to build a catapult that will launch a small clay ball the furthest. Time and distance are measured so that they can calaculate velocity and kinetic energy.
Keywords: catapult, physics, energy
A worksheet to be filled out gathering information about the different biomes (terrestrial and aquatic biomes).
Keywords: biomes, worksheet, ecology