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Resources for STEM with Spanish speaking students

Resources for STEM with Spanish speaking students

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Spanish-speakers who are still in English as a Second Language classes often receive instruction in science in Spanish. What are some powerful technology-based resources in Spanish you can use with this student population? 1. NASA en español: http://www.lanasa.net Much of the content created by Hispanic engineers working for NASA 2. BrainPOP en español: http://esp.brainpop.com Some of the movies on each topic are available for free. For example: Desastres Naturales and Terremotes are a few of the science topics that can be viewed without a subscription. 3. ONE DROP: a water project from the founder of Cirque du Soleil: http://bit.ly/ePals1drop (also available in French and English) 4. STEM stories in Spanish from BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/ Some have movies or multimedia with the stories. Sections on Technology and Science have several stories each day. Here's a story about vaccine for flu: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/noticias/2012/02/120202_gripe_inmunidad_vacun... 5. Science-oriented projects to do with students in Spanish-speaking classrooms, in the US or abroad, include: a. Climate Change: http://www.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=GlobalWarming_overview_S b. Habitats: http://www.epals.com/projects/info.aspx?DivID=Habitat_overview_S c. Natural Disasters: http://www.eduteka.org/ePals_DesastresNaturales.php What are other technology resources in Spanish for STEM topics?

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