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Taylor Bain Taylor Bain 705 Points

As a future educator of elementary science, what are some valuable and engaging websites you have stumbled upon that perform well in your classrooms and link to state standards? These may be websites, online tools, or links that you have found interesting and are currently using for your classes. Thanks in advance!

Stephanie Wendt Stephanie Wendt 3225 Points

Taylor, here are some links to websites that NSTA just shared with me yesterday. You may find them useful. There are some really cool lesson topics discussed, as well as, opportunites for free webinars. These were created in response to the transition to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

(1) NSTA Daily Do (https://www.nsta.org/dailydo/):
Each weekday, NSTA will share a sensemaking task teachers and families can use to engage their students in authentic, relevant science learning. There are currently five Daily Do available as of today, and more in the queue. You can use them to teach, as part of your course, and/or to share with your students so they use them to teach, similar to how you share a lesson plan.


(2) NSTA Web Seminars (https://learningcenter.nsta.org/webseminars/):
There are several web seminars open for registration.  Three different types: Teacher Tip Tuesday (March 31), Transforming Science Learning (April 1, 8, and 15), and Science Updates (April 29, May 13).  These are all free experiences and participants receive a certificate of attendance that your Pre-service Teachers can use as evidence of their participation for course grade.


(3) #LearningTogether (https://learningcenter.nsta.org/science60/science60-learning-together.aspx)
Share your ideas, links, and strategies for teaching students online.  Support the teachers of science community!

Kelsey Funkhouser Kelsey Funkhouser 825 Points

I am also a future educator, I wanted to look for some science websites that we could both use in the future! I found a website that look very useful and fun! 

https://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

This website provides experiments, games, quizzes, facts, projects, lessons, images, videos, and different topics. It looks very engaging and worth using, especailly during times where students are all online. It will help make learning about science more fun and engaging for the students. 

Mary Potter Mary Potter 350 Points

One of my favorite websites to use for my science lesson plans that I've created in college was the NASA kids website! There are so many interactive things that students can do/use. They're engaging but also fun for them.

Brielle Davis Brielle Davis 430 Points

www.wonderville.org

www.thewalkingclassroom.org

www.howstuffworks.com

-Brielle Davis

Amanda Robin amanda robin 1395 Points

Love these! 

Hannah Moore Hannah Moore 540 Points

Brielle,

I think wonderville looks really interesting. I am seen this website linked several times throuhgout different forums, I will definitely check it out!

April Romero April Romero 380 Points

I really love brainpop.com they have so many videos about a variety of science topics as well as other subjects. This website also includes worksheets, games and even coding activities!

Shelby Myers Shelby Myers 500 Points

https://www.exploratorium.edu/

This is a useful webiste because it provides hands-on science expereinces that teach students scientific concepts. 

Shelby Myers Shelby Myers 500 Points

https://www.exploratorium.edu/

This is a useful webiste because it provides hands-on science expereinces that teach students scientific concepts. 

Autumn Trexel Autumn Trexel 2310 Points

I am a pre-service teacher in a Science Methods course. One science resource that I have found to be really helpful is https://www.nextgenscience.org/. They have all the Next Generation Science Standards laid out by grade level along with cross-cutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas, and science and engineering practices to go with each one. The website also has some high quality science units and assessment resources that you can use in your classroom. I have used their website to help create science lessons, and I plan to use it in my own classroom someday as well!

Diana Hernandez diana hernandez 270 Points

thank you for sharing websites that we can use to make science fun.

 

do you know of websites that are available in spanish for bilingual stutudents? 

Katie Andrews Katie Andrews 610 Points

I cannot wait to be able to check some of these websites out! I know there are also websites where you can discet animals virutally! I don't know specific names though. 

Hannah Moore Hannah Moore 540 Points

https://www.peta.org/teachkind/humane-classroom/dissection/free-virtual-dissection/ 

Peta has a donation program where teachers can fill out the form and recieve a program that has virtual dissections.

Madalyne Felton Madalyne Felton 1765 Points

This website allows classrooms to "adopt" a cow as a classroom pet. https://www.discoverdairy.com/adopt-a-cow/

Teachers apply to be apart of the program and upon approval, the classroom gets updates, pictures, and information about the cow. I think this would be something that the kids would LOVE, who wouldn't want a cow as a "classroom pet" students also get the chance to have a video conference with the cow and the farmer that takes care of him/her. 

Ashlee Metts Ashlee Metts 710 Points

Oh, my goodness that would be so fun to do! I can imagine how engaging this could be. I grew up on a Farm. Now I so want a cow as a classroom pet. Thank you for sharing this site.

 

Ashlee Metts Ashlee Metts 710 Points

Oh, my goodness that would be so fun to do! I can imagine how engaging this could be. I grew up on a Farm. Now I so want a cow as a classroom pet. Thank you for sharing this site.

 

Hannah Moore Hannah Moore 540 Points

This awesome! Kids would love this (and so would I). This would be such a cool way to incoporate agriculture or farming into a unit as well.

Tiffancy Red Tiffancy Red 10 Points

I found a website that provides hands-on science experiments that teach students basic scientific concepts. https://www.ronyestech.com/

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