Useful Web Sites



"Having answers to our children's questions is not enough. If we want societies that provide the maximum benefit for the most people over the longest time, and if we want to find solutions to the challenges and problems we've created, we must teach our children and ourselves how to find and evaluate answers objectively. Making science education a priority is an important part of that." - David Suzuki. Read more here.



http://www.thinkingoutofthebeaker.ca/index.html
Discovery's Curiosity in the Classroom!
http://curiosityintheclassroom.com/?campaign=com_fpl_curiosity
Canadian Education Association website (includes - What did you do in school today? Framework and Rubric)
http://www.cea-ace.ca/
Merlot - Putting Educational Innovations into Practice
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm

A Day Made of Glass... Made possible by Corning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38
Peel Region Water Story
http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/waterstory/
WatchKnowLearn.Org
-free online educational videos
http://www.watchknowlearn.org
Critical Thinking in Science (e.g. pH, cells)
http://bit.ly/oSh44A
Science (and more) to Music!
www.iamlodge.com/beans
National Research Council Canada - Free Resources!
  • periodic tables, cells, star finders, etc.
http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/education/teachers/order.html
The National Academies Press – PDF books are FREE to read online.
http://www.nap.edu/
classCONNECT – resources for students (SNC2D, SNC2P, SPH3U, SPH4C, SPH4U)
http://www.classconnect.ca/
Free Clip Art!
http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/homepage.htm
Absorb Online Courses
FREE!!! Online simulations, interactive animations, and videos, with narration.
http://www.absorblearning.com/en/Free_online_Absorb_resources/
National Film Board of Canada (NFB):
All students and educators in Ontario have free, online access to award-winning Canadian films from the NFB
http://www.nfb.ca/
It leads to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute web site. You can order all the DVDs there FREE of charge. The titles and quality are similar to PBS productios. These DVDs are applicable to our Senior science programmes
http://www.hhmi.org/catalog/main?action=getCategoryListing&catId=2
Secondary Science Curriculum Documents
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/grades.html
STAO
http://www.stao.org
The Riverwood Conservancy
(on Burnhamthorpe between Mississauga Rd and Creditview)
www.TheRiverwoodConservancy.org
Conservation Halton
http://www.hrca.on.ca/index.cfm
McGraw-Hill Ryerson
http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/index.php
Nelson Education
http://www.nelson.com/
Pearson Education Canada
http://www.pearsoncanada.ca/index.html
GAINS website (e.g. Literacy, DI resources)
http://www.edugains.ca/
Free Interactive Science Simulations
(Virtual Labs)
http://phet.colorado.edu/index.php
DP's e-resource site
http://dpcdsb.wikispaces.com/
Ontario Education Resource Bank (OERB)
http://resources.elearningontario.ca/
Canadian Nuclear Association -
Take a close look at the education resources they offer. They go beyond just nuclear issues. Plus, their resources have been correlated to the current curriculum (and they use a three-part lesson plan)
http://www.cna.ca/curriculum/default.asp
Lab Out Loud is a podcast, hosted by two science teachers, that discusses science news and science education by interviewing leading scientists, researchers, science writers and other important figures in the field.
www.laboutloud.com
Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science
-includes calendar of RCI's Science Lecture Series
www.royalcanadianinstitute.org
Solar Cell Experiment
http://mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/nanolab/TiO2/index.html
Teachers' Domain
is an extensive library of free digital media resources produced by public television,
designed for classroom use and professional development.
http://www.teachersdomain.org/
Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) Education
-free resources available
http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/educate/
Franke James' My Green Conscience Website
-great visual essays on environmental issues
(climate change, chemicals in the environment, etc.)
http://www.frankejames.com/
Science Vocab Cards (elementary - but could be useful with ELLs and LDCCs)
http://www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/K12CurriculumAdultCommunityEducation/ScienceK5_2008/documents/Science%20Picture%20Vocabulary%20Cards.pdf
Minerals of Canada
http://www.mineralogicalassociation.ca/poster/index.php
Eastern Ontario Catholic Curriculum Cooperative
-connecting the Catholic World View with different subject areas
and the Catholic Graduate Expectations
http://www.eoccc.org/
Progressive Educational Systems
-Providing Canada with quality training systems since 1992 for – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
-includes renewable energy technologies (e.g., wind, solar, hydrogen training resources)
http://www.progressiveinc.ca/home.html
Bitstrips - create comic strips online:
www.bitstrips.com
Mayo Clinic - Symptom Checker
Good for the Grade 10 Body Systems Unit
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-checker/DS00671
Emedicine:Good for the Grade 10 Body Systems Unit
http://www.emedicinehealth.com/script/main/hp.asp
"Subway Science" - a COOL and INNOVATIVE way at organizing 500 years in modern science
http://www.crispian.net/CrispiansScienceMap.html

CIHR Synapse Youth Mentorship program

goal of the mentorship program is to connect young Canadians interested in health and science with CIHR’s health researchers and trainees
http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/32390.html and http://www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/32399.html

Prezi
-a new and unique way of making a presentation
-check out the examples
http://prezi.com/

Bjork’s Biophilia: Nature + Music + Technology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8AELvVUFLw and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biophilia_%28album%29
Check out her use of a Tesla Coil to make music @ the 50 s mark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXwjw50Lsx4

This is the coolest digital book...ever! Makes me wanna buy an iPad!
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/mike_matas.html

Khan Academy - website with FREE tutorial videos for EVERYTHING in science & math - check it out @ http://www.khanacademy.org/

XMas Themed:

Science in School advent calendar: December 2011

http://www.scienceinschool.org/calendar2010

Science tricks for the Christmas table

Winter-themed Activities:

http://resources.scienceworld.ca/component/content/article/1231.html

Cookie Mystery - Chem Investigation

http://sciencespot.net/Pages/classchem.html#Anchor2