Category Archive for "Science"

Science and Art: Examining the STEAM Movement

Merging science and art may not be as zany as you think. Both subjects require attention to detail, involve an

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Building Science with Writing (and Writing with Science)

Throughout history science and writing have been intertwined. Scientific discovery servers no purpose if it is not adequately communicated to

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Fun with Lasers (and Physical Science)

Here’s a story- One hundred years ago Albert Einstein (whose birthday was last week!) predicted the existence of gravitational waves.

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HERC-The Teacher Place has it!

Whether you are teaching GEOMETRY or CHEMISTRY, HERC is your GO TO place for resources!It’s simple.  Just go to HERC- The

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STEAM Resource page

The STEAM Resource page is live. Go to Resources tab and then STEAM to access. Currently, we have some presentations

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1st Regional STEAM Conference a Success!

HCOE held its first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) conference on 1/8-1/9/16. More than 250 educators, administrators, librarians,

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R.A.F.T.S. Activity by Anne Hartline

Hi!  I hope this blog finds all of you rested and relaxed after a holiday break!  As I mentioned on

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Science Community Endorsing Arts in STEM

Since 2010 the National Science Teachers Association has endorsed Arts education to further scientific learning. A recent study supports those results.

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Hour of Code Activities for Everyone!

   “Hour of Code” week (also known as computer science education week) is December 7 – 14.  The emphasis on computer programming and “coding”

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Dancing your PhD? That’s STEAM education!

Check out these videos of dancing your PhD! Want some Professional Development in STEAM education, we only have 20 spots

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Infoplease.com

This site has an almanac, encyclopedia, atlas, biographies and more…..Provides reliable information, in a way that engages and entertains. Visit at: http://www.infoplease.com/

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Windows to the Universe

This website is a richly interlinked ecosystem for learning about the Earth and Space sciences for use by general public, students,

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SweetSearch.com

SweetSearch is a Search Engine for Students. It searches only the 35,000 Web sites that  research experts, librarians and teachers

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Biography.com

Great site for biographical information on virtually everybody! visit at: http://www.biography.com  

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Atlapedia.com

Atlapedia contains full color physical maps, political maps as well as key facts and statistics on countries of the world.

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CIA World Fact book

The World Fact Book provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography… visit at: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

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LIbrary of Congress American Memory

This site accesses the video/photo collections at the Library of Congress. Site is searchable, and can be linked to standards

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Knowmia

Site designed to use video presentations and interactive assignments both in and out of the classroom. Use theirs, or create your

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Gapminder

Replacing myths with a fact-based worldview is the goal of Gapminder. The site accomplishes  this by making world  data easy to understand,

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Space Math @ NASA

SpaceMath@NASA introduces students to the use of mathematics in today’s scientific discoveries.  Using problem based questions, students work with math

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Promethean Planet

World’s largest interactive whiteboard community,  free resources, tips, interactive lesson content, professional development materials.     Visit at: http://www.prometheanworld.com/en-us/education/products/interactive-content-and-resources/promethean-planet

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Brainpop

Creates animated, curricular content. Some free videos/some require subscription.  Good for “flipped learning” in additional to traditional structure. Visit at:

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Teaching and Learning resources from Federal Agencies

Great free videos, photos, documents, etc from Federal collections Visit at:  http://free.ed.gov/      

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BBC Primary Resource site

    Visit at: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/foundation/foundation.htm

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CK-12 resources and flexbooks

  Free education resources. Standards-aligned and customizable.   Visit at: http://www.ck12.org/teacher/#

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National Geo Teacher’s Site

National Geographic’s site for teachers.  Units vary-great visuals. Visit at:  http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education?ar_a=1

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Make beliefs comix

Make Belifs Comix is an educational comic strip creator. Cartoons can be in English, French, Spanish, German, Portugese, Italian and Latin! Also great

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Graph site Image

Create a Graph

Great site for learning to use and create all kinds of graphs. Neat extra – the home page has a

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Khan Academy

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere. The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We’re a not-for-profit with

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