Below is a short video clip from Achieve that “makes the case” for and provides an overview of the Next Generation Science Standards. This could be useful to add to your resources if you are planning professional development or a meeting on awareness of the NGSS. Click HERE if you cannot see the embedded clip below.
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Here is a simple structure for scaffolding a science video clip with students.
Predict: What will happen when you wring out a soaking wet washcloth in the microgravity of the International Space Station?
Observe the video below. (Click HERE if you cannot see the clip.) Where does the water from the washcloth go?
Explain why this happened. Make a claim and support it with evidence and reasoning.
National Environmental Education Foundation just released an educator toolkit titled: Using Technology to Connect Students and the Environment. This will be a perfect set of resources to get prepared for Environmental Education Week April 14-20, 2013. Check out the eeweek.org site for lots of other resources for getting kids outside to do some science.
Click HERE to download the toolkit.
Click HERE if you cannot see the embedded video overview below.
John Green has a new YouTube channel called Mental Floss. The first episode was on 50 common misconceptions. While most of these are not conceptual science misconceptions they are still pretty interesting and fun to watch. See embedded clip below- Enjoy!
Paul Andersen (2011 Montana Teacher of the Year) has created a series of short videos where he describes the 8 Practices of Science and Engineering from the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. I have only skimmed the videos but they seem like they could be a good source of professional development as we move toward implement new science standards. Click HERE to see Paul’s page of videos. You will see that he also has clips describing the Crosscutting Concepts.
See Paul’s video overview of the Next Generation Science Standards embedded below:
Would you (or your students) appreciate an online overview of biology created by the funny and talented Hank Green? Then check out Hank’s 40-part Crash Course in Biology. Each lesson consists of a short (10-15 minute) YouTube video. The entire course is 7 hours but can easily be searched and used by specific biology content. See That’s Why Carbon is a Tramp: Crash Course Biology #1 embedded below. This would be most useful for high school students or college students looking for a review or refresher of life science concepts.
By the way, Hank also has a Crash Course in Ecology.
A short animated clip of Richard Feynman discussing the link between science and art. Click HERE if you cannot see the embedded clip below.
This could be a useful clip to launch a discussion with students in 2013.. How do they see art and science as being similar and different?
This somewhat scientific take on Santa (Does Santa Really Exist?) and what might be required for him to actually make all of his deliveries is pretty entertaining in a very dark way. WARNING: you may want to make sure there are no young “believers” watching over your shoulder… not for little kids! Enjoy…