CURRICULUM RESOURCES WEBSITES
Newton's Apple Educator's Resources - teaching/learning strategies and resources for teachers, parents and children.
NASA information - information about NASA and its' involvement with shuttle flights and astronauts .
Madscience - teaching/learning strategies, resources for teachers, parents and children.
Read this for the "background information" on Webquests - maybe the first thing to read to gather a basic understanding of where you are going when designing a Webquest.
Explanations of Webquests and procedures for developing, both short and long term projects
The WebQuests page from a school district in Saskatchewan
WebQuest Training Materials
WebQuest Design Patterns at
WebQuest Design Map
Information on WebQuest
SCIENCE TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION OF ONTARIO
http://www.stao.org/hotlinks.htm (Links to science resource sites)
A good collection of resource and curricular information for Ontario schools
EISENHOWER NATIONAL CLEARING HOUSE
ENC searches the Net for new and fascinating resources for math and science--check here monthly for great links. Previous months will be archived.
The Explorer is a network data base system for contributing, organizing and delivering educational resources. These resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans ...) are currently for K-12 mathematics and science education..
THE SCIENCE LEARNING NETWORK
The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education. The project incorporates inquiry-based teaching approaches, telecomputing, collaboration among geographically dispersed teachers and classrooms, and Internet/World Wide Web content resources.
NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION (NSTA)
A collection of science sites recommended by the NSTA.
An excellent jump page to Canadian science centres and museums, and many others all over the world. The other great thing here is that a number of the science centre sites have created their own jump pages
THE WHY FILES: SCIENCE BEHIND THE NEWS
The Why Files, a project of the National Institute for Science Education, is an electronic exploration of the science behind the news
This online book titled "Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning" (2000) discusses inquiry as it refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science.
Good online activities, including video clips of interesting science concepts and phenomen
Effective teaching/learning strategies and resources for teachers, parents and children. This website is based in Australia.
Virtual Field Trips
Interactive/Real Time Computing
Live Action of different Critters
Marine Life Movies
How Stuff Works
Computer Software: (These are programs that I have found useful in the Junior Division)
· Space and Universe
· Earth Quest
· Human Body
Digital Field Trips *
· To the Wetlands
· To the Rainforest
· Part 1
· Part 2
· Electric Current
· Water Cycle
· Work and Simple Machines
Thinking Like a Scientist
Gidgets and Gadgets