Author Archives: Michael OToole

WatchKnowLearn has indexed approximately 50,000 FREE educational videos, placing them into a directory of over 5,000 categories. The videos are available without any registration or fees to teachers in the classroom, as well as parents and students at home 24/7. … Continue reading

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TED-ED Why do animals have such different lifespans?

For the microscopic lab worm, life equates to just a few short weeks on Earth. The bowhead whale, on the other hand, can live over two hundred years. Why are these lifespans so different? And what does it really mean … Continue reading

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Interactive Energy Scenarios Tool

This interactive tool allows you to create your own global energy scenario within technologically feasible approaches. This is a “waving a magic wand” exercise in that you will be able to alter the present world energy system instantly rather than … Continue reading

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The Science of Garbage

What do your students know about garbage? Standards-based, 5-day lesson plan from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). Learn More 00000

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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

The mission of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS) is to promote the nationwide application of active learning techniques to the teaching of science, with a particular emphasis on case studies and problem-based learning. Find resources … Continue reading

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TED – ED – What happens during a heart attack? Approximately seven million people around the world die from heart attacks every year. And cardiovascular disease, which causes heart attacks and other problems like strokes, is the world’s leading killer. … Continue reading

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Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore Index

The Trust for Public Land’s ParkScore® index is the most comprehensive rating system ever developed to measure how well the 100 largest U.S. cities are meeting the need for parks. Cities can earn a maximum ParkScore of 100. Points are … Continue reading

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3M Young Scientist Lab

Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab –  A one stop shop for all things STEM with our new Young Scientist Lab web portal for teachers, students and parents who are seeking a place to explore the world of scientific innovation and … Continue reading

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Washington Post Interactive – With enough evidence, even skepticism will thaw

As one of Greenland’s largest ice shelves shrinks, a once-doubtful scientist has come around to the role of climate change in melting it. Start Interactive 01000

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Vanishing – the 6th Mass Extinction

We’re entering the Earth’s sixth era of extinction — and it’s the first time humans are to blame. CNN introduces you to the key species and people who are trying to prevent them from vanishing. Learn More     CNN Interactive … Continue reading

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