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High School and Middle school Interactive Web Sites

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Websites that might be interesting:


Digital Literacy


http://websmarts.thinkport.org/#home.html  Learn when to trust a website and when to avoid it.


All Round - Social Studies, Math and Science - various levels

http://mw.concord.org/modeler/?gclid=CMCH0Zm8lrkCFY3m7AodAVQAoQ  INCREDIBLE website for science, videos, interactive simulations, etc that students can use or teachers can embed in a lesson.  Jr. high through college.

http://www.hippocampus.org/  This is an INCREDIBLE site.  It will be very helpful. Check it out!

http://www.eduweb.com/work A wide variety of explorations from science, social studies, history, and the arts.  Searchable by age and by subject.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/index.shtml  This is the bbc school link for ages 11 - 16.  They have great quality websites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/16/index.shtml  This is the bbc school link for ages 16+.  They have great quality websites. This is a VERY INTERESTING website cache.  There are web based lessons, web quests, and interactive websites all catagorized in groups according to the Dewey Decimal system.  This listing is annotated.  It has a great sectioin on plagiarism for language classes.  This is definately worth the look.

https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Secondary  A new look at teaching cyber safety and a touch on copyright, coding, sketchup, prezi, and using wolfram|alpha, etc. It is your friend.



NEW STUFF - check these out for biology, geography, etc.

http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new Here is a motherload science interactive teaching and learning applications.  Take a look.  They teach and some have games to apply the learning.

http://forensics.rice.edu/ Three cases, featuring the characters from the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, that teach forensic science.  These deal with DNA matching, fingerprints, and much much more.  The three cases range for easy to difficult in terms of effort to solve.  These are very inovative and fun.  Great way to learn about careers and the science is wonderfully embedded throughout.

http://webadventures.rice.edu/ed/Teacher-Resources/_games/MedMyst-Original/_301/Game-Overview.html An interactive learning adventure, with accompanying classroom activities and magazines, that teaches microbiology. Funded through the National Center for Research Resources and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  Lots of variety in learning activities but still engaging and fun.  Science is taught in ways that make the learning exciting and memorable.

In Mission One: Orientation At O.R.B., students get an introduction to infectious diseases and pathogens.

In Mission Two: Peril in Prokaryon, students learn about infectious pathogens and epidemiology while investigating a cholera outbreak.  In Mission Three: Nemesis in Neuropolis, students learn about viruses and vaccines while investigating a smallpox case.  In Mission Four: Malady in Mabuufo, students learn about malaria, the history of malaria research, and disease vectors.  IMission Five: Zero Hour Zoonoses, students learn about zoonotic pathogens and the diseases they cause, while trying to prevent a bioterror attack.

http://webadventures.rice.edu/stu/Games/N-Squad/  Help forensic scientists solve an alcohol related crime. Along the way, learn about alcohol's interaction in different body systems: digestive, circulatory, and nervous.. Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

http://webadventures.rice.edu/stu/Games/Reconstructors/  In each of the three web adventures, you will face a different problem:  Uncommon Scents: Eight people are in the hospital after a chemical spill—what happened?  Nothing to Rave About: What are the mysterious pills found at a local club?  A Plaguing Problem: We need painkillers—but are they safe?  It is your job to gather evidence, collect and interpret data, conduct laboratory experiments, and consult with experts.  Can you solve the case?

http://reconstructors.rice.edu/extra/cdc/ This is an interactive simulation about how the PulseNet organizations perform DNA fingerprinting of the E. coli pathogen. This is and extra reconstructors activity.  Have fun.

http://webadventures.rice.edu/stu/Games/Virtual-Clinical-Trials/  Work with clinical trials experts to test medical advancements and learn neuroscience along the way.

http://webadventures.rice.edu/stu/Games/Cool-Science-Careers/   Experience what it's like to be a scientist. This is a new game that looks at different careers in science but in a game way.  Check it out.

http://frog.edschool.virginia.edu/Frog2/ Click on Begin dissection to start.  There will be a list - setup, incision, organs, etc.  There are videos, pictures, and directions on how to do a dissection. 


Social Studies, History, and Government






Math and Science Search Engines


Chemdex (http://www.chemdex.org/) - "The directory of chemistry on the Web," Chemdex is featured in the Institute for Scientific Information's premium collection of evaluated scholarly Web sites. There are over 7,208 links here, so this really is the starting place for finding chemical sites.

EdSelect (http://www.edselect.com/) - Collection of sites chosen for classroom use by Ontario teachers. Pat Elliott, a teacher-librarian with Simcoe County District School Board, selected these to match the provincial curriculum. See the curriculum (K-8) on Science & Technology and Mathematics.

InfoMine (http://infomine.ucr.edu) - This scholarly resource collection includes tens of thousands of sites, grouped into 9 annotated, indexed categories (databases) for easy retrieval. This librarian-built "virtual library of Internet resources [is] relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level," while also very useful for higher-level high school and professionals. Links to Biological, Agricultural, & Medical Sciences and Physical Science, Engineering, Computing, & Math can be found on the first screen.

Internet Public Library (http://www.ipl.org/) - Provides sites arranged by academic discipline and access to collections of online periodicals and books. Its unique feature is an interactive reference desk, staffed by librarians. Check out the Computers, Health, and Science & Tech Subject Collections.

Measure 4 Measure (http://www.wolinskyweb.net/measure.htm) - "Collection of interactive Web sites that estimate, calculate, evaluate, and translate" everything from acceleration conversions to Morse Code to word frequencies. Take a look at the Science/Math and Health categories.

SciCentral (http://www.scicentral.com/) - This new streamlined version of SciCentral is an impressive "gateway to the best scientific research news sources," providing selective access to area-specific research news in the Biosciences, Health Sciences, Physics/Chemistry, Earth & Space, and Engineering fields, as well as links to "locate prime research tools and resources"--a great science directory.


BiologyBrowser (http://www.biologybrowser.org) - this new free website service from BIOSIS enables you to access, for free, unique high-quality online resources in the life sciences for biologists, while connecting with other like-minded researchers worldwide. Presently, they offer thousands of quality-controlled science links (updated often), an interactive forum for connecting scientists worldwide, an Index to Organism Names verification tool, and a Zoological Record for teachers and students.

Cramster (http://www.cramster.com/) - This site is a "24/7 Study Community for Math, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering Help." Cramster is a global study community comprised of students and teachers helping each other understand how to solve problems for math and science subjects like Physics, Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Machanincal Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, etc. Cramster gives students access to various types of study resources like textbook solutions, topic notes, sample problems, and practice exams. These materials are created by Cramster, indexed from the web, or contributed by the members of Cramster. Cramster is an online study group, that promotes social learning through their message board called "Cramster Answer Board where members ask and answer questions moderated by Cramster Subject Matter Experts." They help students understand how to do their homework and be better prepared for their exams on over 4,000 schools around the world. This site requires you to register for FREE to use these resources.

Eric Weisstein's World of Science (http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/) - This is an award-winning comprehensive and interactive science and mathematics encyclopedia intended for students, educators, math enthusiasts, and researchers. It contains searchable encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics, and mathematics (World of Math).

Math.com: The World of Math Online (http://www.math.com/) - "Math.com is dedicated to providing revolutionary ways for students, parents, teachers, and everyone to learn math," where you can find free help with homework with their large collection of free math reference resources--elementary and everyday math to algebra and beyond. A great guide for math students and teachers.

MathSearch (http://www.maths.usyd.edu.au/MathSearch.html) - Searching for research-level or university mathematical and statistical information? Let your journey take you to MathSearch, a search tool hosted by the University of Sydney School of Mathematics & Statistics. Search more than 200,000 documents on academic English-language mathematics and statistics servers, including full text of some technical reports, working reports, etc.

SciNet Science Search (http://www.scinet.cc/) - A specialized search engine & directory for those concerned only with accurate and relevant science, engineering, medicine, and nature information on the Internet.

Scirus (http://www.scirus.com/srsapp) - This science search engine, with over 450 million science-specific Web pages, offers excellent advanced search options for a wide variety of information types and sources of materials on the Web, including journals. Scirus has become pretty successful at pinpointing science-specific data, reports, articles, and relevant scholarly Web pages--a considerable recent improvement. Check out their Advanced Search page, as well as their About Us links.





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