Boddities for the Classroom

This video series produced by Boston Globe Media’s online health, medicine, and science publication STAT uses animation, vintage film footage, and interviews with leading physicians to answer questions about the human body, such as what happens when skin gets sunburned, why our fingers get wrinkly in water, and why stomachs don’t digest themselves. Targeted for students in grades 4–9, the short (less than two minutes) videos can spark science discussions or serve as fun extras after a lesson. Some episodes are paired with classroom worksheets offering Quick Questions to consider while viewing, Fast Facts to highlight science information, and a concluding Activity.

 

Full Link: https://www.statnews.com/boddities-for-the-classroom/

Cell Biology Animation

Biologist and artist John Kyrk created Cell Biology Animation to show motions and interactions of molecules, atoms, and cells in high-quality animations. From DNA to meiosis to an overview of the Golgi apparatus, the animations are thorough and can be stopped, rewound, or played continuously for in-depth learning. Animations of general scientific principles, such as diffusion and pH, are also provided. The clickable animations include annotations that describe the processes happening on each screen. Read the site’s comments for ideas and insight about how the animations are being used in middle, high school, and college level classrooms.

Full Link: http://www.johnkyrk.com/

K–12 Home Science Projects

Build a Solar Car, Make Super Bubbles, Experiment with Liquid Density, Egg Bottle in a Trick, Color-Change Chemistry. . . .These are just a few of the many popular science projects available at the website. Created as a science teaching resource for K–12 homeschooling families, Home Science Tools offers hundreds of project ideas and experiments in biology, chemistry, Earth science, and physics and engineering that can be completed at home, for science fairs, or adapted for classroom use. Many of the projects feature videos along with the background information and how-to instructions, however, be aware that grade level information is not included on a project’s page. Teachers can evaluate the projects individually, or click on Projects by Grade to determine which activities are an appropriate fit for their students.

 

Full Link: http://learning-center.homesciencetools.com/science-projects/