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View Resource Inquiry Strategies for the Journey North Teacher

In an inquiry-oriented classroom, the teacher is a co-explorer and guide who cultivates curiosity and challenges students to think and act like scientists as they explore intriguing questions. It takes time, practice, and sometimes, a shift in teaching strategies, to create a classroom where inquiry can flourish. Explicit strategies should help both novice and experienced teachers create a...

View Resource Essential Earth and Space Science for Teachers

The Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help k - 6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach standards-based curricula. Earth and space science consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by print and Web materials that provide in-class activities and homework explorations. Real-world examples, demonstrations, animations...

View Resource How Random is Random?

Created by Annenberg Media, this site is a tutorial that takes students through a mayoral election process while discussing the concept of randomness. Topics include margin of error and confidence levels. This is a fairly basic lesson, but it does provide a good example of applied statistical theory. Aside from simply addressing the statistics behind the process, the resource also discusses the...

View Resource Design a Roller Coaster

This website allows students to design a simple roller coaster, and it then evaluates the roller coaster based on physical principles such as potential energy and circular motion. It rates the roller coaster on safety and on fun, and it gives an explanation of the ratings for each section of the roller coaster.

View Resource JourneyNorth: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration

Not many websites bring together whooping cranes, gray whales, and bald eagles, but this educational resource from Annenberg Media manages to do just that. The site is designed to help students learn more about the global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change by drawing on their own observations. On the homepage, visitors can click on a diverse set of animals to learn more about their...

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