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Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68625 Points

As many of use have developed rich libraries of outside resources, I was wondering if it might be of any interest to share these here. We might uncover interesting options for future vetting and more general inclusion. One of my favorites is the National Science Digital Library as

Sandy Roberts Sandy Roberts 728 Points

Science Friday is a great radio broadcast (and podcast) from 2-4 pm ET every week. I listen on WNYC. The website has 30 years of stories with audio and transcripts. And there are free educational resources too!

Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68625 Points

Another outside resource I quite like id the Annenberg Foundation They have a wonderful selection of on-line learning resources indexed by grade level

Flavio Mendez Flavio Mendez 51883 Points

I teach space science to pre-service teachers. I like the Space Telecope Science Institute (Hubble) site with online lessons for students.

Go to:
Hubble Space Telescope

Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68625 Points

Anyone interested in differentiated or layers curriculm?

For science news, I like the breaking news emails from:

Here's another great resource that I'm sure most of you are already familiar with called Project 2061:
Project 2061

There is a significant amount of information regarding science literacy and science education on this site. Some of my favorite tools are the concept maps. The maps identify how the benchmarks are related and the grade levels at which different concepts should be taught.
sample concept maps


Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68625 Points

Yes I really enjoy science daily and also the Tuesday Science section in the NYTimes

Ruth Hutson Ruth Hutson 64230 Points

My students love to watch NOVA and Nature specials. You can stream video by going to and then selecting on the program you would like to watch. You can select to have subtitles and you can also download a transcript. I like to modify the transcript to make reading guide that students complete as we view the movie.

Alyce Dalzell Alyce Dalzell 64075 Points

Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of K-12 media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons. You will be asked to register before utilizing the materials - but it's FREE! The NOVA episode clips are specific - and can be matched to state standards.

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Pamela Auburn Pamela Auburn 68625 Points

I have put together a small collection of outside resources on baseball science. This is mostly aimed at HS and college,with a few items relevant to MS. I have made this public so it should show up in a search. If you can not find it and would like it let me know. I can send it to you my email

David Kotchmar David Kotchmar 3720 Points

The Nobel Prize website has an educational section with a variety of resources and interactives for students: There are resources for physics, chemistry, and medicine. I've used the DNA, Blood Typing, and Cell Cycle interactives and all have worked well with high school students.

Ruth Hutson Ruth Hutson 64230 Points

The University of Arizona's The Biology Project is a wonderful resource for cell biology, human biology, and immunology. I have used the cell cycle interactive for several years with my students. I use a guided webquest to help them focus on what is on their screen. I have also used the karotyping activities located on this site.

Jennifer Rahn Jennifer Rahn 67955 Points

If you are looking for activities related to genetics, one of the best I have found is at the University of Utah. Learn.Genetics contains a wealth of information useful from elementary through high school, and has sections on current issues including stem cells, cloning, gene therapy, and gene-targeting technology. It goes well beyond delivering basic content, and integrates social issues. I have used it for developing my own content, and some of my middle-school students used it to do research for a genetics project. Lots of free resources, and high quality.

Patricia Rourke Patricia Rourke 45925 Points

Free Conservation Biology book "When the last living thing has died on account of us, how poetical it would be, if Earth could say, in a voice floating, perhaps from the floor of the Grand Canyon 'It is done...People did not like it here.'" -Kurt Vonnegut > Dear all, > > Apparently in support of this year being the International Year for > Biodiversity, Oxford University Press is making a Conservation Biology > textbook freely available. > > Please pass this email on to as many schools, wildlife clubs and > others as you can and/or print it and give it!! > > PS-Please post and disseminate to other networks and colleagues!! > > Download the 350 pp book free at: > > > Sodhi, N. S. and P. R. Ehrlich (Eds.) Conservation Biology for All. > Oxford University Press (2010)

Elizabeth Dalzell-Wagers Elizabeth Dalzell 9945 Points

Adah Where is the Lab out Loud located? I have searched in the resources section but couldn't find it. Thanks Liz

Kate Geer Kate Geer 7865 Points

Hi Liz-Lab Out Loud is a series of podcasts. Here is the link in the Learning Center to the podcasts page. Enjoy!
Learning Center Podcasts

Steve Werner Steve Werner 1055 Points

Following these discussions is like being dropped in the middle of a rain forest with no survivors guide. As one explores this vast jungle of knowledge the discoveries are endless. Ruth from your suggested site there is a nice sequence using an onion root with the cell cycle and a nice pic to do the lab with on a big screen together with the class. Followed with (Thanks Idah) a nice presentation on dnatube where a gentleman"s discussion on the same cycle shows time lapse cell division in a fish egg. I plan to test this sequence in class. :) Keep discussing.

Caryn Meirs Caryn Meirs 26235 Points

Tina - Those videos are very cool indeed. My reource to share is entirely different - and one that I jsut can't do without: the NSDL Science Literacy Maps. I work on a lot of curriculum writing projects and beginning with the end in mind means starting here for me!

Sue Garcia Sue Garcia 42675 Points

For all of you who are Paige Keeley fans-there is an upcoming web seminar presided by her. If you don't know who she might want to know more about some of her formative strategies at this web seminar.The seminar will be held May 2, 2011 at 6:30-8pm eastern time. Register now under the "Learning Resources & Opportunities" tab.

Ruth Hutson Ruth Hutson 64230 Points

Sue Garcia wrote, 'For all of you who are Paige Keeley fans-there is an upcoming web seminar presided by her.'

Hi Sue,

Thanks for the information about Paige's upcoming web seminar. NSTA web seminars are wonderful! I'm able to get the latest scoop on what's new in science, while visiting with my fellow educators. I also enjoy the ability to ask questions during the live chat. All of this from the comfort of my home. :)


Carolyn Mohr Carolyn Mohr 91561 Points

Pam mentioned Annenberg Media earlier. Teacher resources are listed alphabetically. I love the 'Case Studies in Science Education' series and the 'Private Universe Project in Science' video series. The first series mentioned shows teachers teaching and being critiqued by experts in science education. The second series addressed many of the science misconceptions and showcases students thinking through their misconceptions.

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