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Imagine your robot today. Design one tomorrow.

With an open source robot design for 3-D printers, discover how Intel's 21st Century Robot program hopes to increase the growth rate, diversity, and utility of robots by allowing anyone to create and program their own robot. www.intel.com/betterfuture

AlgebraLAB: Making Math and Science Connections

Welcome to AlgebraLAB, an online learning environment that focuses on topics and skills from high school mathematics that students must be able to draw upon in their introductory science courses. Since math is the language of science, science courses are often where students first realize "Oh, so this is why we learned that in algebra ..."

Howtosmile.org: Search, Collect, and Share

SMILE Pathway - Search, Collect, and Share! Find fun, high-quality STEM informal learning activities from science centers and museums from across the United States that are designed for educators who work with a diversity of kids. Materials include online activities, printables, and other hands-on design projects.

Howtosmile

Howtosmile.org—the best science fun anywhere, any time, any age!

Find and DO fun hands-on science, math, engineering and technology (STEM) activities created by the country’s top science centers and informal educators. Explore for FREE the entire howtosmile.org collection of over 2,000 activities, games, experiments, and more.

PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations

Free educational simulations covering a diverse topics designed by the University of Colorado available in various languages.

Science Topics for Kids in Elementary and Middle School "

MrNussbaum.com has teamed up with Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer Movement to bring you Trash Cancer, an interactive game designed to teach kids ages 10 and older about the potential risks of common household items lurking in shelves, cabinets, and drawers. Choose your character and then search through the house to find all 15 potential hazards.

Science News

The magazine of the Society for Science & the Public

Global Warming

How much does global warming impact you and the world around you? Find out how with the BBC. Welcome to your new Learn Board This is a Learn board. On this Board you can post Learnings about a specific topic you know well, or are interested in knowing more about.

Re-Mission 2: Fight cancer and WIN! Games for cancer support based on scientific research.

Six games, countless ways to fight cancer! Play online now for free. Based on scientific research, Re-Mission 2 games provide cancer support for kids and young adults facing the fight of their lives. Play, fight, WIN!

SimCityEDU | A game-based learning and assessment tool for middle school students covering the Common Core and Next G...

SimCityEDU Available Now! SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge! is a game-based learning and assessment tool for middle school students covering the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. * Engage students with a high-quality game experience * Develop real-world problem-solving skills * Unlock new ways to assess How is SimCityEDU Different from Other Learning Games?

The Physics of Snowboarding

How do snowboarders get so much air off the half-pipe, or make that purely carved turn? All of these questions and more can be explained with physics. The following articles and videos will help you improve your snowboarding with physics.

Science Passages - Grade 6

You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource-all you have to do is register!

Science Passages - Grade 7

You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource-all you have to do is register!

Science Passages - Grade 8

You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource-all you have to do is register!

Technology & Engineering Passages

You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource-all you have to do is register!

Science Passages - Grade 6

You should check out ReadWorks. I love their research-based reading comprehension curriculum, and you might too. ReadWorks is a completely free resource-all you have to do is register!

32 Mesmerising GIFs That Will Make You Fall In Love With Science

The world in all its explosive, magnetic, and melting glory. Warning: You won't be able to stop staring at some of these.

Wonderville.ca | Wonderville Games, Science Alberta Foundation | wonderville

Wonderville.ca is an award winning, fun, interactive destination for kids to discover the exciting world of science thorugh games and science tools.

Science Fair Resources

These resources are intended for my middle school students doing a science fair project, but many of these could be helpful for other age groups. Please suggest other learnings that you think would be beneficial! Welcome to your new Learn Board This is a Learn board.

The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

Minecraft, the popular sandbox game, is beloved by educators for its use as a learning tool. It enables students to explore, create and imagine in a completely different way than they could ever do in a traditional classroom. The beauty of the game is in the way it unleashes the creativity of both students and teachers.

Girls in IT Resources

Girls in IT: The Facts, sponsored by NCWIT's K-12 Alliance, is a synthesis of the existing literature on increasing girls' participation in computing. It aims to bring together this latest research so that readers can gain a clearer and more coherent picture of 1) the current state of affairs for girls in computing, 2) the key barriers to increasing girls' participation in these fields, and 3) promising practices for addressing these barriers.

Scientists @ the Smithsonian

All kinds of people become scientists. And scientists do all kinds of things. Watch and read about these scientists at the Smithsonian. What kind of scientist would you like to be?

Channel 4 Learning - Middle School

Science Teaching Resources from Great Britian

Popular Mechanics - Science

Popular Mechanics is a service magazine covering a variety of information, including great science articles.

Where Words Touch the Earth | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Students from American Indian Tribal Colleges interview Elders, other students, and community members to provide a Native American perspective on climate change and its effects on their communities.