Welcome to the Science page. I'll keep uploading web based sties that offer science content for the K-12 world.

Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Michael


Amusement Park Physics

How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? Find out by designing your own roller coaster in this interactive from Annenberg Learner. Discover how physics laws are used to design a variety of amusement park rides. Understand how physics keep riders safe while providing a thrill.

Cooking with Sugar

In this interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium, learn how different ingredients and the application of heat influence how different types of candy are made. This activity presents a scientific definition of sugar, including an illustration of a sugar molecule; explains how candy makers prevent crystallization from ruining their creations; and addresses the question: Is sugar bad for your teeth?

Build-a-Fish

In this interactive activity from Shedd Aquarium, design a fish that has the right adaptations, or traits, to help it survive in a reef environment. Choose a body, mouth, and color/pattern, then release your fish into the ocean reef to search for food and evade predators. Steer your fish around the reef to see how well it survives with the traits that you gave it. Design a fish and release it into the reef to search for food and evade predators. Observe how each fish has unique adaptations that help it survive in its habitat.

Climate Change Challenge
Latino Public Broadcasting’s interactive game helps students become knowledgeable about the effects of our choices on the environment. Complete training modules and become certified in the following areas: the carbon cycle, the water cycle, human impact, nature’s impact, mitigation and oil spills. After completion of the modules, students play an interactive game about how their personal choices impact the climate


Free site addresses four science topics

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The Possible Worlds digital games are designed to help improve student understanding of phenomena that are often the subject of scientific misconceptions. Developed by the Center for Children and Technology, the games are the centerpieces of modules that address four topics: photosynthesis, heredity, electricity, and heat transfer. Each module includes accompanying classroom activities that leverage students’ experiences within the games.
Games are designed to:
  • Help students build novel conceptual models
  • Complement teachers’ existing instructional practices
  • Be familiar and fun to play



http://www.neok12.com/

Check out this incredible site that offers a gazillion science videos and games. This site literally has it all. Jump on it and check it out. It is amazing!!



Mosa Mack: Science Detective, an online library of animated science mysteries for middle school students. These inquiry-based activities are designed to empower all students, but especially underrepresented populations such as girls and minorities.



Smart Science, a series of interactive, video-based online science labs for students in grades 4-12