Worm Watch
Worm Watch is part of NatureWatch (first reported on in the May 31, 2002, NSDL Scout Report for Life Sciences), which is series of programs--administered collaboratively by the Canadian Nature Federation, the University of Guelph, and the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network--that "encourage schools, community groups, individuals, naturalists, backyard enthusiasts, Scouts and Guides to engage in the monitoring of soil, air, water and other aspects of environmental quality." For students
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Geologic Maps
Geologic Maps are unique in that they show the distribution of geologic features on a landscape through specific symbols and colors. The United States Geological Survey's (USGS) site Geologic Maps provides visitors with a good introduction to these concepts, which include the unique features of a geologic map; the meaning of their lines, colors, and symbols; the location of faults; and more. Anyone working with geologic maps or just interested in learning a little about cartography or geology wi
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Hungry for Math
This ThinkQuest Junior site helps fourth through sixth grade students understand fractions by using recipes and games as practice. Included is information about fractions, equivalent fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers, and adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions. Students can print out a fraction quiz and word search and they are encouraged to give feedback. A glossary of terms and additional links can be found.
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What's so great about the Nobel Prize?
The entry in the Expert Voices blog, Connecting News with National Science Education Standards, highlights three winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Links to related teaching resources are provided.
Author(s): Mary LeFever

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Using Variables to Solve Word Problems
Susan puts only dimes and quarters in her coin bank ...
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Create a Graph
Students will learn how to create area, bar, pie, and line graphs. They are provided with information about what each type of graph shows and what it can be used for. Students are given an example of each type of graph, but they can create graphs using their own data in the interactive tool.
Author(s): National Center for Education Statistics

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Gravity : Newtonian relationships
This article provides an introduction to Newtons theories and calculations for Universal Gravitation. It includes the examples of the apple and the solar system orbits and describes some of the pivotal experiments.
Author(s): Nathaniel Page Stites

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Evolution : Online Lessons for Students: Learning Evolution
These seven online lessons provide multimedia pathways to help students understand evolution and the nature of science. Each lesson focuses on an essential question and contains two to three engaging activities. The website includes both student lessons and teacher pages for each topic.
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Arctic Region Map
This map shows a political view of the Arctic region as defined by the area where the highest temperature for the warmest month is below 10 degrees C.
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Identify rocks game
This is an interactive page where students identify 15 rocks.
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Science Sampler : Hypothesis-based learning
Are visions of students hypothesizing, designing experiments to test their explanations, analyzing data, writing formal publications of results, and debating over scientific procedures in an attempt to justify their control of variables dancing in your head? This dream can become a reality when you implement hypothesis-based learning (HBL) into your science curriculum. Follow the suggestions found in this article to put your dream in motion, and wake-up to a classroom teeming with motivated, on-
Author(s): Kaley Fore

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A Natural Fusion: Math and Science Across the Curriculum : Northwest Teacher, volume 4 number 1
Articles in this issue of Northwest Teacher focus on integrating math and science across the curriculum. Teachers create learning experiences for students, of all grade levels, that transcend the power of any one of them taught in isolation. With todays national spotlight on improving students reading and math skills, the potential for cross-disciplinary teaching of these subjects may be readily apparent. But science, too often nudged to the hinterlands of the curriculum when state standards and
Author(s): Amy Sutton,Helen Silvis,Kit Peixotto,Patrick Colli

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Inquiry-Based Investigation on the Internet : Sound and the Human Ear
This online exploration of sound energy and the human ear includes an activity where students formulate, justify, and evaluate a number of predictions about sound. The investigation, which is intended for two class periods, or approximately 90 minutes of instructional time, is divided into two parts--Sound Waves and Anatomy of the Human Ear. Although these activities can be conducted separately, they build on each other and connect life science and physical science when conducted sequentially.
Author(s): Donna R. Sterling,Kevin Quinlan

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Pie Chart
This applet allows the user to make pie charts.
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Grapher : number and operations (grades 6-8)
Using this online manipulative, students can graph one to three functions in the same window, trace the function paths to see coordinates, and zoom in on a region of the graph. Function parameters can be varied as can the domain and range of the display. Tabs allow the student to incorporate fractions, powers, and roots into their functions. Instructions for using the manipulative and a link to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standard for number and operations are included
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration : Climate Homepage
This National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website provides climate information and data. This site offers a variety of product links to climate monitoring, climate at a glance data, U.S. drought assessment, global climate change information, weather observation stations and more. Users can also link to organizations which participate in climate research such as the National Climate Data Center, Ocean Climate Laboratory and the National Weather service. This site is an excellent resour
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Racing Game with Two Dice
Two players each roll a die, and the lucky player moves one step to the finish. Parameters: what rolls win and how many steps to the finish line.
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Valley Springs Snow Cream
Middle School, difficulty level 2. Compare the volume of a sphere, cone, and cylinder using ice cream.
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El Nino vs. La Nina
This site offers images and animations showing global sea surface temperature (SST) and sea surface height (SSH) during El Nino of 1997-1998 and La Nina of 1998-1999. Images show the difference between the normal SST for that time of year and the actual temperature, clearly showing the higher and lower Pacific temperatures associated with the El Nino and La Nina events of 1997-1999 respectively. Thus the annual cycle and climatology have been removed from the data. Animations use Pathfinder and
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Peripheral Vision Lab
Students practice reading large letters on index cards with their peripheral vision. Then they repeat the experiment while looking through camera lenses, first a lens with a smaller focal length and then a lens with a larger focal length. They then complete a worksheet and explain how the experiment helps them solve the challenge question from lesson 1.
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