Robot Teams, FRC, FTC
This is a Google Doc of all the FTC & FRC Robot First Teams of the World. If you don't have a team, you can join a team @ another school or organization.
Please share, add & update this for all the makers, tinkers and your creative students. Google form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xXwYWqRXnLi4AaAmUqjQsCrdWR62BKu-6q8sTCksP7U/viewform
SAT Prep (math)
Free SAT math preparation course with retired math SAT questions and Khan Academy video's. There are 8 timed practice tests with accompanying “How to video's.” Test assesses the knowledge you have gained from 3 years of college preparatory mathematics, with 2 years of algebra & one year of geometry. Taking this test can help your high school grades and indicate an interest in math based programs of study (engineering, economics, science, technology, etc.), and help you in the admission process.
Global Chats using Google+ Hangouts, Skype, Pen Pals & Blogs
Connect with teachers around the world - FREE! Are you ready to take part in a global chat? World Mentoring Academy has assembled 3,000+ teachers around the world, who are ready to showcase science, share their culture and learn new languages.
First, watch this 10 minute YouTube video to learn how to connect with global classrooms on Google Hangout, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, and other PenPal sites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaPS_WA_7Po
Next, add your classroom. Input your information into this Google Form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CR51fs3r5SHI2a2YIfaDxSlTTtAYpFdIm-holb57whU/viewform
Then, find a classroom. Browse the classrooms listed on this document https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cdUPG2ffNKTbz7YRbPQ_qbhInxoP643SB0GdbJbPRSQ/edit#gid=0
Finally, enjoy sharing your culture, traditions and expertise with others around the world. Your students will love the opportunity to connect with other global learners!
Rocks and Minerals
Rocks and minerals have been around since before human beings existed. Since the origins of the human race, we have used them in many diverse ways - from construction to jewelry. But where do they come from? How do they form? And what is the difference between a rock and a mineral?
Hand in hand with our character Elesapiens, this unit works with the following:
Discovery of the layers of Earth that are involved in the formation of rocks
Comprehension of the difference between rocks and minerals
Knowledge about different types of rocks, their characteristics, and the rock cycle
Introduction to minerals and differentiation of their principal characteristics and uses
Discovery of the geological processes of weathering, erosion, transport, and deposition
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
Stimulation of spatial, naturalistic, linguistic, interpersonal and logical-mathematical intelligences
Promotion of reasoning, observational and analytical skills
Strengthening of teamwork skills and creativity
More information at www.elesapiens.com.
70 Autumn Science Activities to do with Students
Here are 70 engaging science activities to do with students this fall.
Track a Plant's Movement
In this activity, you'll monitor the position of a houseplant to find out whether or not it changes position in response to a change in sunlight.
Though you may not realize it, every day the plants around you are moving all by themselves. Even though most plants have roots that bind them to the surface they grow on, plants are able to stretch, grow, and bend to adjust to changes in their environment. Most plants move or change position so slowly that it's difficult to tell that they are moving at all. However, by filming plants or recording their position over a long period of time, you can see just how much they move and get clues about why. Watch the Science Friday video Unwinding the Cucumber Tendril Mystery to learn more about how subtly plants move.
General Music: Blues
This is a Blues lesson that I teach to 8th grade students. It generally takes 5 class periods at 35 minutes each.
Explain 3D: Jurassic world
Explore world of dinosaurs, meet largest and most dangerous dinosaurs, learn interesting facts about prehistoric animals. Everything in beautiful 3D world, with animations, sounds and great effects.
large 3D world full of dinosaurs you have to explore
animated and described dinosaurs in interactive encyclopedia
interactive 3D environment with educational content, information and animations
simple and intuitive interface
facts, description and information about dinosaurs
nice 3D models and animations
great to make education more engaging and interesting