Kinectic City is a FREE website for science experiments, games, activities, challenges, etc. It is produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science with major funding from the National Science Foundation. Students and teachers do not need to have a user name and password to access these exciting places but if they choose to track points and such they may do so.
Students can enter the Lab Car, Kinetic City, The Science Gym, or The Spark Club. Each category has mind games; creative writing and art; and hands on games and activities. It is interactive in nature and has a space themed animated look and feel.
Check it out today: http://www.kineticcity.com/
neoK12 is a website that has the best collection of FREE Educational Videos, Lessons, Activities and Games all reviewed and screened by K-12 Teachers. The subjects are science, math, English and fun videos.
Each subtopic has a definition, videos, pictures, and a way for students to create a presentation using the free Web 2.0 tools embedded in the site. For instance, if you click on Comets there are 11 videos ranging from 2-9 minutes in length, a definition of a comet, and pictures of comets you can use to create a presentation.
Thank you to iLearntechnology.com for the posting.
Check out the site today: http://www.neo12.com
According to the website, “NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.”
So, what does that mean to you as an educator? FREE and awesome are the two words I can think of for this site. What better way to teach these topics then have some short clips to introduce and conclude a lesson for your students? They are age appropriate, valid, and engaging what more can you ask for as an educator…oh yeah and FREE! They can also be viewed live or downloaded onto your computer for later use.
Thank you to Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers for blogging about this on his site.
Check it out today….NASA eClips
I spend everyday going through my Google Reader to see what information would be useful for my teachers. Once I find something cool, I do a little more digging and see if it is something that I need to share with you. Kelly Tenkely at ilearntechnology.com posted today on her site about the interactive NASA kid’s site called Space Place. This site deserved a little digging especially in the push for STEM education in education.
The Space Place has animations, games, projects, and fun facts about Earth, Space and Technology for students. It also has a Teacher’s corner for teachers to access newsletters, printable images of space for bulletin boards, space related articles, math related articles, printable posters, and podcasts to download for the classroom.
Click here for more great ideas for use in the classroom. Check out The Space Place today.