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Chief Executive Nerd, Science Prof Online free science education website

Science Prof Online Site Great Resource for New Instructors

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Blowing my own horn here, but another science educator and I have recently developed a free science ed website (Science Prof Online) that has a lot of useful resources particularly for new science teachers creating their curriculum. We developed these materials for the live courses that we teach, and thought that we might as well share what we created with other educators. A brand new addition to the site is the Instructors Corner, a SPO page that makes it easy for teachers to find the free materials they need. The site has virtual classrooms in microbiology, cell biology and (soon) anatomy and phys, as well as many other teaching resources. If you find the materials useful, we'd appreciate it if you'd spread the word :). SPO Instructor's Corner: http://www.scienceprofonline.com/instructors-corner/instructors-corner-m...

Eighth grade science teacher from Sumter, South Carolina

Wonderful Resources!

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Thank you for providing this list of wonderful resources. As a new teacher, I am always looking for new and easy to guide through reasources. I am certainly adding these to my notebook! Some other websites that you may want to explore are www.sciencebuddies.org (great for students to use for science fair project ideas) and www.discoveryeducation.com (ideal for administrators, teachers, parents, and students). I use the Discovery Education site many times for streaming videos, lesson plan ideas, and student interaction.

Student, Teacher, Quest Elementary PBL Charter School

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Thanks for the list of resources. I'm always looking for great websites to add to my list.

Another resourceful website

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This is a great website for information and learning. The Modules and Activities section is great! http://www.cotf.edu/ete/main.html

Homeschooling

About Understanding Science and maybe others....

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Is it scientific or even wise to teach students only the evidence that supposedly supports the absence of God? Wouldn't it be at least sensible or even democratic to let them arrive at their own conclusions after considering all the evidence? But how are they going to consider all the evidence if it is not presented to them. How are they going to dare consider all the evidence, if they are told a priori that some evidence is just "unscientific"? Is the scientific process good for some processes and not others? Only when these questions are addressed appropriately, will kids of all ages truly grasp the concept of the scientific process, which after they do, they will remember that they already knew a long time ago....before they started to be distracted from their daily experiments because they had to copy the lesson in their notebooks.

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If you go to www.sciencefreesources.com there are catalogued free things to use with Biology, Chemistry, and Physics classes.

I think these are wonderful

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I think these are wonderful resources. Thanks! I'd like to add other quite brilliant and free resources to your list - Khan Academy and CK-12 FlexBooks, www.ck12.org/flexbook. I don't know if you've tried them, but if you are looking for high quality educational videos the Khan academy is great. On other hand if you are looking for digital open content textbooks for STEM, especially, then these CK-12 FlexBooks are superb. They are customizable so you can personalize the content to your students needs. Also they have embedded multimedia supports and interactive exercises. Also because they come on such a flexible platform , you can even add literacy scaffolds to the content if you need. Plus, its downloadable on almost any platform, pc or mobile. I suggest you give them a shot. They are quite brilliant, especially if you want to blend academic rigor with an engaging learning experience.

Be creative in nurturing students' curiosity and passion in learning.

Thanks for providing the list

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Thanks for providing the list of websites. Just want to mention another one: http://www.wisteme.com. It has over 25 K science related, high quality, well organized questions and answers. A superb site to stimulate students' curiosity and interest.

Thanks for the awesome

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Thanks for the awesome websites. I'm working on compiling as many educational links on my site as possible. Thanks for the ideas. http://www.teacherparlor.com http://blog.teacherparlor.com

Seventh grade science teacher from Ravenna, OH

More websites

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I have visited many of these websites I agree with their great application to the science classroom. Some other websites to check out are fossweb.com, where you have to sign up for a free username and password, and super science world, where there are some games available without a sign in.

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