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National Geographic - Inspiring People to Care About the Planet Since 1888

National Geographic - Inspiring People to Care About the Planet Since 1888 | Science Sites | Scoop.it
National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music, and travel.
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Bad Science

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These Guardian / Independent stories are dodgy. Traps in data journalism.
December 30th, 2011 by Ben Goldacre


Here’s an interesting problem with data analysis in general, and so, by extension, data journalism: you have to be careful about assuming that the numbers you’ve got access to… really do reflect the underlying phenomena you’re trying to investigate.
Today’s Guardian has a story, “Antidepressant use in England soars“. It’s much more overstated in the Independent. They identify that the number of individual prescriptions written for antidepressant drugs has risen, and then assumes this means that more people are depressed. But while that’s a tempting assumption, it’s not a safe one.
Thinking off the top of my head, it could be – for example – that doctors are writing more frequent prescriptions for the same number of patients, but with each prescription for smaller amounts (to reduce overdose risk, say). These potential alternative explanations are the sort of thing that comes up all the time in data analysis for medical research.

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Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation

Free Online Textbooks, Flashcards, Practice, Real World Examples, Simulations | CK-12 Foundation | Science Sites | Scoop.it
CK-12 Foundation provides a library of free online textbooks, videos, exercises, flashcards, and real world applications for over 5000 concepts from arithmetic to history
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Technologies for Teaching

The Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians (MCEETYA 2008) recognises that in a digital age, and with rapid and continuing changes in the ways that people share, use,...
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Radiometric Dating - YouTube

From http://uccpbank.k12hsn.org/courses/APBioI/course%20files/multimedia/lesson26/1504pp_1.swf
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Inquiry in the Kitchen

Inquiry in the Kitchen
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The site for scaffolded on-line inquiry on food for Year 5 and 6 students

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RubiStar Home

RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.
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Rubistar (part of 4teachers.org) - rubrics. Need I say more!!

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Curriki

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Open Educational Resources - Free Learning Resources for the World
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Need to join but lots of resources 

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BBC - KS2 Bitesize Science - Human life cycles : Play

Science living things exercise - Human life cycles activity
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BBC has some great activities from Year 3 -6
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Common Misconceptions about Biomes and Ecosystems — Tundra: Life in the Polar Extremes — Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears

Common Misconceptions about Biomes and Ecosystems — Tundra: Life in the Polar Extremes — Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears | Science Sites | Scoop.it
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Some Common Alternative Conceptions (Misconceptions)

Some Common Alternative Conceptions (Misconceptions) | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Description of some common alternative conceptions (misconceptions) and ontological misconceptions in different subject areas, such as mathematics, physics and language.
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Identify the types of misconceptions students may have
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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.
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Great engaging way to give students tests in class

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Engineers Australia - FTfs

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Engineers Australia is the largest professional body for engineers in Australia. EngQuest is an education program developed by Engineers Australia.
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Forces and simple machines 

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Going Green: Books & Websites to Inspire Kids

Going Green: Books & Websites to Inspire Kids | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Some of the newest lessons for this generation include learning about the environment, ecology and how our behaviors impact the world around us. Earth Day is a yearly celebration that reminds us to revisit how we treat the Earth.
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Search results for Endangered species | ARKive

Search results for Endangered species | ARKive | Science Sites | Scoop.it
species with a conservation status of ‘Endangered’ as classified by the IUCN Red List.
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How Does Radiocarbon Dating Work? - Instant Egghead #28 - YouTube

How do scientists determine the age of fossils that have been under the surface of the earth for thousands of years? Scientific American Editor Michael Moyer...
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Check Out These GLOWING Fish! | IFLScience

Check Out These GLOWING Fish! | IFLScience | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Many organisms have been genetically engineered to glow: cats, mice, pigs, monkeys, dogs, and even
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Open Sankoré | The Free Interactive Whiteboard Software

Open Sankoré | The Free Interactive Whiteboard Software | Science Sites | Scoop.it
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Open Sankore - free IWB software that works on any IWB 

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Why People Believe in the Magical Powers of Super Foods

Why People Believe in the Magical Powers of Super Foods | Science Sites | Scoop.it
Like many things that are infuriating and depressing, POM Wonderful LLC v. The Coca-Cola Company is also very funny. Currently under consideration by the Supreme Court, the case has a wonderfully absurd feel, starting with the name of the product in question, which itself remains a matter of debate. POM,...
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Misconceptions and Bad Science......buyer beware :)

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Animal Adaptations - Science NetLinks

Animal Adaptations - Science NetLinks | Science Sites | Scoop.it
In this lesson, explore different types of animal features and behaviors that can help or hinder survival in a particular habitat.
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