Science Online Resources

ELEMENTARY:

  • All standards related inquiries may be accessed on the STANDARDS page of this blog
  • FOSS (FULL OPTION SCIENCE SYSTEM) Web
    is the official site for the inquiry-based FOSS science curriculum.
    A place for support, resources, and fun activities. http://fossweb.com/
  • For all of your FOSS resources available on Virtual Campus, click here.

           FOSS storylines by grade:

  • For Maps of 21st Century Skills for the Science Classroom click here.
  • For the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) resources for elementary teachers you can click here.
  • CU Science Discovery

MIDDLE SCHOOL:

  • All standards related inquiries may be accessed on the STANDARDS page of this blog
  • For all SVVSD Curricular resources (Unit Plans, Curricular Maps, Year at a Glance) please visit Distric’t Curriculum site.
  • For all of your SEPUP resources available on Virtual Campus, click here.
  • For online access please visit  www.labaids.com

Use this site (VC) when you want to do the following:

  1. Enroll in the Middle School Science forum to share ideas, activities, assessments, and resources with colleagues in the district (Click on Learning Services to find the forum). Enrollment key: resources.
  2. Create a class for your students where you can post homework assignments, develop on-line quizzes, and share resources related to SEPUP.

Use this site (SEPUP) when you want to find the following:

  1. General information such as alignment to state standards, course summaries, unit overviews, and kit contents.
  2. Student Activity Links referred to in the Teacher’s Guide for certain activities.
  3. Updates such as additions and changes to activities in the Teacher’s Guide and student text.
  4. Access to the online textbook. User names and passwords are updated each year and sent via email at the start of the school year.
  • For the directions to the SEPUP Shared Folder Resources 2012 (must be logged into Citrix or “svvsd” wireless to access) visit the highlighted link. The folder for each course contains access to the Teacher’s Guide as well as additional resources.
  • For Map of 21st Century Skills for the Science Classroom click here.
  • For the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) resources for middle school teachers you can click here.
  • Websites used by our teachers: Windows to the Universe

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • All standards related inquiries may be accessed on the STANDARDS page of this blog.
  • For the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) resources for high school teachers you can click here.
  • For fun, interactive and research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado click here.

District Adopted HS Science textbook resources:

Prentice Hall:

Directions for Creating a Class and Registering Students for Pearson Successnet

Pearson Successnet Teachers Registration

It’s About Time:

  • Earth Comm- to find access to the student textbook and teacher guide materials for high school grade Earth science (EarthComm); and supplementary resources from the Digital Library for Earth System Education such as animations and visuals you will need an individual account in the system in which to work and customize your own instructional plans. If you need an account, contact ccshelp@dls.ucar.edu.
  • To learn more about what this ESS CCS (Curriculum Customization Service) can offer please reference this power point presentation.

MISCELLANEOUS:

Interactive Similations

PhET– Interactive Science Simulations- fun, interactive and research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.

Molecular Workbench– provides visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science. Explore physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology with interactive simulations.

Amgen’s-Bruce Wallace Biotechnology Lab Program partners with schools and industry to bring inquiry-based, hands-on science into classrooms to expand scientific literacy and the excitment of discovery.

BSI

The Biological Sciences Initiative at the University of Colorado at Boulder offers multiple programs for students and teachers of the biological sciences. With funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, they are able to offer many free programs for K-12 teachers as well as to offer paid research opportunities to undergraduates at the University of Colorado. You are invited to explore the programs relevant to your and your students needs.

BSI opportunities and resources available for K-12 teachers:

  • Science Workshops for Teachers: Workshops and tuition-free graduate courses for teachers.
  • Ready…Set…Science! Program: Supports beginning middle/high school science teachers (grades 6-9) through workshops and mentoring.
  • Science Squad: Scientists visit your classroom and lead hands-on activities
  • Outreach Awards: “Mini-grants” to buy equipment for hands-on science explorations.
  • Activities, Resources and Lesson Plans
  • Other CU-Boulder Science Outreach Programs

COMPETITIONS:

The ExploraVision competition, is an annual event that awards more than $240,000 in savings bonds each year to the winning teams. K-12 students in small groups (2-4), led by a teacher/coach, create a vision of a future technology relevant to their lives or to society in general.

The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision is a fun science competition that encourages students of all grade levels to imagine what technology might be like in the future. All it takes is a teacher sponsor like you to get your students excited and fuel their excitement for learning.

Students achieve:

  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Commitment and initiative development
  • Communications skills
  • Cooperative learning skills
  • Interdisciplinary learning
  • Inquiry-based learning

A team project can take as little as three weeks, two months, or four months. Build this project into your curriculum. Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

 

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