Review of Middle School Physical Science Texts
This report provides a review and critique of physical science textbooks in middle school with regard to scientific accuracy, an accurate portrayal of the scientific approach, and the appropriateness and pedagogic effectiveness of the material presented for the particular grade level. Also noted are such things as readability, attractiveness, quality of illustrations, and appropriateness of laboratory activities, home activities, exercises to test understanding, and other resources.
Author(s): John L. Hubisz

Tortoise and Hare Race
users step through the tortoise and hare race, based on Zeno's paradox, to learn about the multiplication of fractions and about convergence of an infinite sequence of numbers.
Author(s): The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

Science Sampler : Growth Potential
Students will enjoy carrying out this exciting and challenging research project that combines science with computers and mathematics to investigate how polyacrylate animals change in size over time when placed in water and aqueous salt solutions. The hands-on activity motivates students and provides them with enjoyable and rewarding science project experiences. Here they have an opportunity to solve a problem and use the science inquiry skills of observing, collecting, organizing, and analyzing
Author(s): Dana M. Barry,James F. Barry

Quick take on those dicey decimals!
Understanding decimals is a must and practice with them a basic necessity. These digital resources feature games, lessons, and interactive experiences that encourage understanding and practice at varying levels of mastery.
Author(s): NSDL Middle School Portal

Science News For Kids
This resource is meant to enhance the usefulness of Science News in the middle-school classroom and offer recreational reading and activities for students interested in science. It is comprised of six zones: a weekly brainteaser for those who enjoy solving and inventing puzzles, entertaining science-fiction composition exercises for those interested in writing, and weekly science fair profiles and tips. The GameZone contains a small selection of logic and memory games, implemented as Java applet
Author(s): Creator not set

General Coordinates Game
This activity allows the user to plot points on the coordinate plane and to read the coordinates of a point plotted by the computer.
Author(s): The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

A Private Universe
This site describes and provides access to a twenty-minute video documentary on education research for grade 5-12 educators. With its opening scene at a Harvard graduation, this video program explores why so few students truly grasp basic science concepts. The program traces the problem through interviews with Harvard graduates and their professors, as well as with a bright ninth-grader who has some confused ideas about the orbits of the planets. This site also provides individual program descri
Author(s): Irwin Shapiro

During this project, students will be asked to design a device that will measure out a time period of exactly 3 minutes. They will be asked to brainstorm ideas using the different materials provided. Students will observe and explain the effects of conservation of energy.
Author(s): K-12 Outreach Office,

EdWeb
This hypertext book by Andy Carvin includes chapters on the role of the Web in education, a crash course in HTML, history and explanations of the Internet, educational reform and information technology, successful case studies, and K-12 resources on the net.
Author(s): Andy Carvin

The Pythagorean Theorem
This math site has students try to figure out the Pythagorean Theorem by themselves. Included are review pages, five clues to help them find the relationship, a section that compares their results to other students, a section that gives historical information, and examples and activities for students to solve. Each clue page allows students to check to see if they have the formula correctly relating to the three sides of the right triangle. A template page that contains figures used in three of
Author(s): Arcytech,Educational Java Programs,Jacobo Bulaevsk

Uncertainty in the science of climate change
This November 1, 2007 entry in the NSDL Expert Voices blog Connecting News with National Science Education Standards deals with uncertainty in the science of climate change and how scientists deal with it. Though uncertainty is integral to science, few middle school students recognize that. Teachers can use this opportunity to introduce students to uncertainty in science and how scientists account for it. Additional links to teaching resources related to climate change, the nature of science, an
Author(s): Mary LeFever

Simple Coordinates Game
This activity allows the user to plot points on the coordinate plane and to read the coordinates of a point plotted by the computer.
Author(s): The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.

Compare Human-made Objects with Natural Objects
In small groups, students will experiment and observe the similarities and differences between human-made objects and nature. The students will compare the function and structure of hollow bones with drinking straws, bird beaks, tool pliers, bat wings and airplane wings. A classroom discussion can be held to discuss similarities and differences that were observed along with follow up assessment activities such as journal writing and Venn diagrams.
Author(s): Center for Engineering Educational Outreach,

Problem solving with design
Students, faculty and other experts from the U of M gather to tackle some of the biggest health issues facing society - obesity and smoking - using "design thinking" to solve those issues.
Author(s): No creator set

Lecture 21, March 30
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Author(s): No creator set

Many thousands of you have watched Stephan T. Lavavej's great introductory series on the STL on Channel 9. If you haven't, then you should.

There are two STLs: the Standard Template Library and Stephan T. Lavavej Y
Author(s): Charles

Lesvoorbereidingen wiskunde voor het vierde leerjaar gebaseerd op de methode Zo gezegd, zo gerekend:

• les 99: Inkomsten, uitgaven en sparen;
• les 113: De omstrek van niet-veelhoeken;
• les 116: Kansbepaling …

Author(s): No creator set

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) is an interesting and somewhat publicized environmental problem. A swirling soup of trash up to 10 meters deep and just below the surface of the waters is composed mainly of non-degradable plastics. These plastic materials trap aquatic life and poison them either by physical blockage or as carriers of toxic pollutants. The problem relates to materials science and the advent of plastics in modern life, a case of technology having unintended consequences. Stu
Author(s): University of Houston,

Light Scavengers
In this activity, students examine various materials and investigate how they interact with light. Students use five new vocabulary words (translucent, transparent, opaque, reflection and refraction) to describe how light interacts with the objects.
Author(s): Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,

Engineer a Sneaker
The goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering that go into the design of a sneaker. The bottom or sole of a sneaker provides support, cushioning, and traction. In addition the sole is flexible and can have some fashion based functions such as cool colors and added height. The sneaker is a well-engineered product, utilizing a variety of materials to create a highly functional, useful shoe. This unit focuses on having the students select specific design requirements, such as goo
Author(s): Making the Connection ,