Science Education Resources
includes FOSS, DSM and SCIS
The Elementary School Classroom
The Middle School Classroom
Netlinks - interactive science
Education - the "Beeb"
NOVA - interactive
FOSSWeb - free previews
ExploreLearning - on-line
The Exploratorium in San
Bill Nye - The science guy
PBS - Teacher
source science page
The Jason Project - real science,
real time, real learning
NASA - science challenges
Exploring Science and Design Technology
July 17 - 28
|For a consumer
science activity we tested paper towels to see which were the most
absorbent, the strongest, and the most hard wearing. Surprisingly,
we found that the Shaws generic brand was the best paper
towel, and the best value for money.
|Anne and Maureen
presented a Design Technology activity in which we had to build a
strong structure using straws and paper clips. Triangle provide the
greatest strength but they, too, need to be braced,
an activity that demonstrated the way hot air rises. Rising hot air
causes convection currents which are one of the causes of the wind
that blows the leaves on the trees and causes storms.
|We explored our
fingerprints using the GEMS activity book on Crime Science. Some of
us had very feint fingerprints; some of us had a combination of
whorls, loops, and arches, while others had all the same. This is
called a fingerprint formula.
||We explored hard and soft
boiled eggs with Janet and Linda The eggs might look the same on the
outside but they behave quite differently when you do things to
them. Try spinning them. Try canned goods. What do you notice?
us to the delights of earth worms. We observed closely and kept a
journal of our observations. After the science activities the worms
returned happily to their nice damp containers.
||Linda introduced us to an
activity on motion from the FOSS science kits.
learning about Inquiry Centered Science by exploring
pendulums. Sometimes, what you think is going to make a difference
makes absolutely no difference at all
Last updated July 29,