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Web 2.0 Science Tools by Laura Turner, Digital Learning http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/professional_development/web_2_0_science_tools

The following web2.0 sites would be useful for science educators at the high school and middle school level. Some would also be appropriate for higher elementary grade levels. There are many new ‘tools' or websites that take advantage of the higher speed and bandwidth of today's Internet. Web 1.0 tools/websites were text based and web2.0 tools/websites are designed for full-motion video, 3D animations and are generally interactive in some manner.?

Web 2.0 can also be described as the second round of new technology development and adoption. The Internet began as an adoption of a new technology, and then as web practices were standardized, user-friendly interface and aesthetic design were improved.

GENERAL SCIENCE

  • EcoKids
    This award-winning EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world. It offers topical information about the environment through interactive, fun, educational games and activities.?
  • Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12)  
    This site features 450 interactive simulations for math and science. -Fee required.?
  • Exploratorium
    This site was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. This site now contains over 15,000 Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics.
  • Explore with Google Earth
  • Google Earth
  • Google Earth for Educators
  • Google Earth Lessons
  • GEarthHacks
    This site works in tandem with Google Earth. Overlay files can be downloaded and used with Google Earth.
  • Google SketchUp
    Create, modify, and share 3-d models!
  • Kinetic City (3-8)
    This site has an amazing collection of Science Experiments, Games and Projects
  • MyExperiment (6-12)
    The MyExperiment Virtual Research Environment enables you and your students to share digital items associated with your research - in particular it enables you to share and execute scientific workflows. You can also use myexperiment.org to find publicly shared workflows.
  • Skoool
    This site from England is the first resource of its kind designed specifically for the students and teachers of Math and Science. It leverages the expertise of top teachers in their fields for the development of its content.
  • Science NetLinks (K-12)
    The Thinkfinity partnership provides free, Internet-based content across academic disciplines. Science NetLinks' role is to provide a wealth of standards-aligned resources for K-12 science educators, including lesson plans, interactive and reviewed Internet resources. Site features include Interactive Lessons, Resources, Benchmarks and Science Updates.
  • St. Louis Science Center Web Site (K-12)
  • The Yuckiest Site on the Internet. (K-8)
    Yucky teaching units (for grades 3-8 and K-2) correlate with the science topics that students love on the Yucky Site. They are designed to align with your curriculum's scope and sequence and with national standards.

ANATOMY

ASTRONOMY & SPACE

  • Amazing Space. (6-12)
    This site is by the Space Telescope Science Institute an is responsible for the scientific operation of the Hubble Space Telescope. This site provides a variety of interactive Web based space lessons and related activities.
  • American Meteorological Society - DataStreme Junction. (K-12)  
    DataStreme Junction is the place where information is found or can be located that promotes the use of current environmental data across the K-12 curriculum. This is portal type of site, with numerous related links.
  • HubbleSite (4/5-12)
    This site from the Space Telescope Science Institute, allows users to study and view the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble's cutting-edge technology. HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach.
  • Mars Quest Online (3-8)
    This site is the result of a collaboration among SSI, NASA's Jet propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and TERC. They have developed 34 highly visual, interactive experiences that highlight the most interesting planetary features. This site has two main areas, the Tour and the Investigations. Activities in both areas have specific challenges, natural ending points, and clear measure of success.
  • Stellarium (4-12)  
    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
  • Virtual Solar System. (4/5-12)
    This site was created by National Geographic and is an interactive solar system site. An excellent tool for your students to use as they study our solar system.

KIDS SPACE SITES

  • Celestia  
    This is a simulation program that allows students and teachers to navigate a 3-D solar system.
  • KidsAstronomy (K-8)
    This site is designed for students interested in astronomy. Links include Teacher's Corner, Fun With Astronomy, Deep Space, The Solar System, Space Exploration, the Universe and more related links.
  • Space Place (1-6)
    This site offers a variety of hands-on earth and space science activities and projects for elementary school children.

BIOLOGY

  • Biology 4 Kids (3-8) 
    This site contains basic biology information and is not just biology for kids, it's for everyone. It has information on cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics.
  • The Biology Project (9-12)
    An online interactive resource for learning biology. There are numerous interactive modules.
  • Biology Simulations
    This site has a number few simple simulations (written in Java) that can be used when teaching principles of population genetics and population ecology in various courses.
  • BioInteractive Lab  (9-12)
    This site is from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Links include a cardiology lab, other virtual labs, related animation clips, a click learn section, a related virtual museum, cool science for kids and related teacher resources.
  • Cells Alive (4/5-12)
    This site is an excellent interactive web site for educators dealing with all aspects of cells.
  • FreezeRay (4-12)
    This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity.
  • The Visible Human Project (9-12)
    This site allows students to view the human body. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female bodies has been completed.
  • World of Teaching (K-12)
    This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish.

CHEMISTRY

  • Chem Buddy (9-12)
    Every chemist occasionally has to do some simple calculations, like concentration conversion, finding pH, or solving a complicated stoichiometric problem. When these problems are easy, they are waste of time. When they are harder, quite often they get too difficult to solve on paper - that is especially true in case of pH calculations involving several dissociation equilibria. This is when software can save you time and frustration.
  • Chem4Kids (4-8)
    CHEM4KIDS.COM also has KAPILI.COM. Kapili now has tutorials, an extensive library, experiments, over fifty activities, and downloads like flash cards and workbooks.
  • FreezeRay (4-12)
    This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity.
  • Periodic Table of Comic Books (5-12)
    This site covers a number of elements from oxygen to the Metal Men (Gold, Tin, Mercury, Lead and Platinum) to molybdenum. A search engine lets you quickly mine the periodic table of comics.
  • ph Meter
    This site can be used as a device for potentiometer pH measurements.
  • World of Teaching (K-12)
    This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish.

EARTH SCIENCE

  • Earth Cams for Kids
    This portal type site allows student to search for and view various web cams all over the earth.
  • Journey North - A Global Study of Wildlife and Seasonal Migration (6-12)
    Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles- and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration maps, pictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context.
  • Windows to the Universe (K-12)
    This site provides a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data that explore the earth and space sciences. ?

PHYSICS

  • Fear of Physics (K-12)
    This is an interactive, highly visual, and non-technical way for students of all ages to learn about the laws of physics in action.
  • FreezeRay (4-12)
    This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity.
  • My Physics Lab
    This site, created Eric Neumann, contains a number of interactive physics simulations. Also included are the math components of the simulations.
  • PhET (Physics Education Technology) (9-12)
    This site from the University of Colorado has fun, interactive simulation of physical phenomena that make bridges to the real world. A collection of 40 Java applications for introductory physics is available.
  • World of Teaching (K-12)
    This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish.