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The Physics Behind Waterslides

The Physics Behind Waterslides | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
How do waterslides manage to be fun while keeping riders safe? The answer lies within basic scientific principles.
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Code Maven and Game Maven Teach Kids to Program Their Own Games

Code Maven and Game Maven Teach Kids to Program Their Own Games | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Code Maven offers 59 lessons for students to work through at their own pace to learn programming fundamentals. After completing the Code Maven tutorials students are ready to move on to Game Maven where they can work through 37 lessons in which they will create three simple online games.
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Celebrate Pi Day: Seven Classroom Resources for Pi Learning

Celebrate Pi Day: Seven Classroom Resources for Pi Learning | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Happy 3.14159265358979323846264 Day! That's right, Pi Day is coming on 3/14, and the annual celebration offers a great opportunity for students to explore Pi! (It's also Albert Einstein's birthday).
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Celebrate one of the most famous (or infamous) mathematical numbers!
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Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook for Download

Motion Mountain - The Free Physics Textbook for Download | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Motion Mountain is a free physics
textbook, captivating on every page, written for students, teachers and
anybody curious about motion in nature.
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For anyone not familiar with Motion Mountain; it's a free 6-volume physics book series that's written and updated by Christoph Schiller. The  is available in numerous languages.  

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Free Technology for Teachers: Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive

Free Technology for Teachers: Find Science Lesson Plans, Videos, and Animations on BioInteractive | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
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– Effektiv metode for mattelæring brukes lite

– Effektiv metode for mattelæring brukes lite | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
En metode som gjør elevene glade i matte, brukes lite i norsk skole. - Hvis frafall i videregående skole handler om manglende motivasjon, kan metoden være en av løsningene, sier forsker.
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Inquiry-based maths learning is a great method to get students to enjoy maths, but is used very little in Norwegian schools, probably because it asks a lot from teachers. Kjersti Wæge wrote her thesis about this method which lead high school students to work with maths for its own sake, not just for grades.

 

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Inquiry-based maths learning is a great method to get students to enjoy maths, but is used very little in Norwegian schools, probably because it asks a lot from teachers. Kjersti Wæge wrote her thesis about this method which lead high school students to work with maths for its own sake, not just for grades.

 

Article in Norwegian.

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Israeli origami lover transforms paper-folding into education

Israeli origami lover transforms paper-folding into education | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Students use Miri Golan's techniques - 'I felt origami can and should be practiced not only as a hobby but also as a didactic tool.'Miri Golan was a young girl when she first became acquainted with the joys of the…...
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Bill Hammack's Video & Audio on Engineering

Bill Hammack's Video & Audio on Engineering | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Emphasizes creativity of engineers. Illinois Public Media and
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois - Urbana.
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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Eight brilliant online games that can engage, inspire and equip students with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and paths.
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Most of these games are science and technology related. 

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Reflections of a Science Teacher: Marshmallow Chemistry

Reflections of a Science Teacher: Marshmallow Chemistry | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
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Kitchen science, perfect for the BBQ season!

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iLabCentral - The place to share remote online laboratories - real labs - real learning

iLabCentral - The place to share remote online laboratories - real labs - real learning | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Museum of Science and Industry | Week 1: Terrarium

Museum of Science and Industry | Week 1: Terrarium | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Beat "summer brain drain" and keep sharp with science challenges from MSI! Summer Brain Games provide eight weeks of activities to engage in science wherever your family goes this summer.
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3 Summer Science Activities to Teach Your Kids About Colors

3 Summer Science Activities to Teach Your Kids About Colors | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Blog post at 5 Minutes for Mom : This guest post has been submitted by Sarah Normandie Teach your young child the science of creating colors with these fun aktivitets.
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Candy Experiments

Candy Experiments | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Drop a Warhead in baking soda water, and bubbles erupt. Leave a Skittle in water, and the S floats to the surface. Melt a Starburst, and shiny oil spots form. You're doing candy experiments--science experiments with candy.
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NASA's Eyes on the Solar System

NASA's Eyes on the Solar System | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Eyes on the Solar System is a 3-D environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time.
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Take a guided tour or explore the solar system by yourself. For Mac and Windows.
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Universe in a Box | UNAWE

Universe in a Box | UNAWE | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it

Welcome to ‘Universe in a Box’ — an educational kit to assist teachers and educators in bringing astronomy and space sciences to 4–10 year old children around the world. Universe in a Box was developed to meet a demand for practical, interactive, and fun resources to bring astronomy to the classroom. It provides teachers and educators with over 40 practical activities as well as the materials and models required to do them.

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Universe in a Box is an engaging introduction to our wonderful cosmos for young learners that makes good use of their natural curiosity. The English box is now available for ordering! 

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Fun, interesting science? 10 amazing online sources | TED Blog

Fun, interesting science? 10 amazing online sources | TED Blog | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
There are a lot of people doing very fun, very engaging, very non-stuffy science work. Take a look at these great science venues.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."


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Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:53 PM

"You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."

Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:52 PM

Ótimas imagens para usar nas vídeo aulas.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:46 AM

Buen material y bonitas imágenes! gracias!

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Snowflake Photography - LASER Classroom™

Snowflake Photography - LASER Classroom™ | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Build a simple digital microscope and use your smart phone to photograph and study snowflake crystals. Fractals, structure of water, patterns in nature!
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I was wondering how I could make pictures of snowflakes...well this seems a good poject to try out!

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Modelling the Phases of the Moon

Modelling the Phases of the Moon | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it

Department of Physics - Educational Outreach

Cambridge University

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Two different activities to study the different phases of the moon. 

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WorldWide Telescope

WorldWide Telescope | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it

From web to desktop to full dome planetarium, WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables you to explore the universe, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world and combining it with 3D navigation. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky. You can research and import your own data and visualize it, then create a tour to share with others.

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Linking Real-World Science to Schools

Linking Real-World Science to Schools | Science Ed toolbox | Scoop.it
Initiatives from the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access are working to give K-12 science educators opportunities to create science content and explore virtual environments and experiments outside of the classroom.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Watch Frostbite Theater from Jefferson Lab

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Frostbite Theater is a collection of 54 videos that offer short lessons in basic chemistry and physics, e.g. how liquid nitrogen can shatter metal.

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