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
The list of websites includes resources for science, technology, engneerng, and mathematics.
Keywords: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
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
A worksheet to be filled out gathering information about the different biomes (terrestrial and aquatic biomes).
Keywords: biomes, worksheet, ecology
This is a great inquiry and design ice breaker activity to get students (and teachers) started with STEM.
Keywords: design challenge stem
" 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
TEAM: The Oilers MEMBERS: Kathy Moore & Lynn Prosen PROJECT SUMMARY: An Oily Mess - FL and NJ Connect About Oil Oil spills are a mess. The Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico oil spill in April 2010 was a huge environmental and economic disaster for the Gulf coast region. For those not on the Gulf, we only heard about what happened on the news. For elementary students in New Jersey, the problem is not personal, but for middle school students in Florida it is. Florida students have completed …
Keywords: oil, oil spill, environment, disaster, Gulf
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
http://www.stlouisfed.org/education_resources/whiteboard_files.cfm Makes use of children's literature to teach economic concepts in a format suitable for Interactive Whiteboards. Most lessons are created for 12 yr olds and under, but they could be used as a "hook" for a related unit for older students. Another way to put them to use in a HS classroom is to use them as a concept review activity.
Keywords: economics, interactive whiteboard, iwb