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Links that could be useful for my students. These sites are not necessarily about practicing English but about using English to learn about science and technology. They are sites that I think my university students can use successfully and be interested in.
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The Photographic Periodic Table of the Elements

The Photographic Periodic Table of the Elements | ESL Science and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The definitive online periodic table reference site including technical data, and photographs and descriptions of thousands of samples of the chemical elements.
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Lets Science Around: Comparision of Bulb Technology

Lets Science Around: Comparision of Bulb Technology | ESL Science and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Comparision of Bulb Technology
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Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology

Science Daily: News & Articles in Science, Health, Environment & Technology | ESL Science and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
Breaking science news and articles on global warming, extrasolar planets, stem cells, bird flu, autism, nanotechnology, dinosaurs, evolution -- the latest discoveries in astronomy, anthropology, biology, chemistry, climate & environment, computers,...
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This is also in the Reading section.

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Khan Academy

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https://www.khanacademy.org/math/calculus/differential-calculus/visualizing-derivatives-tutorial/e/derivative_intuition

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DERIVATIVES: This is an example practice page from Khan Academy for understanding derivatives and their graphs in English.  Give it a try, and then look for other mathematical concepts that you want to practice.

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Khan Academy

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With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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I love this site... the videos can sometimes go a little fast, but sometimes they also go a little slow....  There's A LOT of stuff here including interactive quizzes, so spend some time and find what interests you. 

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TED-Ed | Periodic Videos

The team at Periodic Videos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table.
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How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City | Autopia | Wired.com

How Engineers Are Building a New Railroad Under New York City | Autopia | Wired.com | ESL Science and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
The biggest public transit infrastructure effort in the US is almost completely invisible -- unless you're 160 feet underground.
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An interesting article about engineering in a big city, could be relevant to Istanbul as well.

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Lets Science Around

Lets Science Around | ESL Science and Technology Resources | Scoop.it
All about science, technology and innovation
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A good blog with interesting sci/tech articles that are at a suitable reading level and length for ESL students.

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1 Spout Introduction

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In this video we preview a quirky little beetle bot called Spout. Spout is based off of the "beetle bot" platform.
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This is video 1 of 7 that show the process of making this cute little robot.   Just one of many interesting videos on this site.

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