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미국과학교사협회(NSTA) 특별 무료 활동 안내
As this school year draws to a close, we congratulate you on a job well done, and we hope you enjoy your summer! We send you this Free for All issue in the summer, so you can point and click to access the following resources and start planning for next year. It will be here before you know it. The editors of Science Class have produced the Free for All issue to share with you뾬ur readers뾲he amazing array of free materials and resources available.
Free for All from NSTA
NSTA offers many resources and services at no charge; some are available only to NSTA members, but many are available to all.
Job seekers can search a database of jobs in complete confidentiality at no charge, receive career-planning advice, and read success stories. Visit http://careers.nsta.org/ for complete details.
NSTA Press Books
Did you know that you can access a chapter of many new NSTA Press books online for free? Visit http://www.nsta.org/store, and click on the book of your choice. Scroll down to see the link to "Read a sample chapter."
Read reviews of the latest science-teaching materials, and take the guesswork out of purchasing. NSTA's online review service, NSTA Recommends, helps you find the best supplemental books, videos, DVDs, and computer software on the market. Our reviewers evaluate each product on the basis of classroom applicability, standards connections, and overall value. Search more than 3,000 reviews by grade level, subject, or keywords at http://www.nsta.org/recommends.
NSTA Reports' Science Teachers' Grab Bag
NSTA Reports' ever-popular column뾖cience Teachers' Grab Bag뾦s on the web. NSTA Reports is NSTA's source of news and information for and about science education, published nine times a year for NSTA members only. Check out http://www.nsta.org/resourcesgrabbag, where you can find hundreds of free resources, such as videos, publications, CD-ROMs, lab kits, and more.
NSTA Web Seminars
These 90-minute, live professional development experiences allow distant participants to interact with recognized experts including NSTA Press authors, and scientists, engineers, and education specialists from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Science Digital Library (NSDL). Seminars are from 6:30? p.m., EST. These online events are grant-funded, so they are offered at no cost; however, the number of participants is limited; it's first come, first served on the day of the program. Register early to receive a username. Password and other program information will follow via e-mail. For a full schedule of June seminar topics, dates, and times, and to register, visit http://institute.nsta.org/web_seminars.asp.
NSTA's online resource, SciGuides, will transform the way you use the internet to plan and provide science instruction to your K?2 students. SciGuides will enable you to quickly and easily locate targeted science content information and teaching resources from NSTA-approved websites and will provide instructional tools and strategies to put them into practice. For more information and a sample SciGuide, visit http://sciguides.nsta.org/default.aspx.
SciLinks is an exciting partnership between progressive U.S. textbook publishers and NSTA. If your textbook has SciLinks, you and your students will have the best internet science sources at your fingertips:
- Websites to extend and expand your students' understanding
- Science news to add context to their classroom learning
- Activities to bring science alive for them
- Experts to answer their questions and satisfy their curiosity
SciLinks is a free service to those with SciLinks-enabled textbooks and to NSTA members. And SciLinks is easy to use뾧ust log on to the SciLinks site and enter a SciLinks number from the margin of your textbook. You will be offered a smorgasbord of teacher-approved internet resources tied to that specific point in your book. To learn more about SciLinks, take the tour at http://www.scilinks.org/tour/default.asp.
Science Class and NSTA Express
Science Class is e-mailed the first Wednesday of the month; each grade-specific issue features a theme that corresponds to the themes of NSTA's peer-reviewed journals. NSTA Express is sent every Monday; each issue keeps you up to date on the latest legislative, science education, and NSTA news. You already know that these e-newsletters are free, but your colleagues may not. Feel free to forward this issue to them or to send them the link to sign-up for their own copy. Visit http://www.nsta.org/publications/enewsletters.aspx.
Free for All from the U.S. Government
NASAexplores provides free weekly K?2 educational articles and lesson plans on current NASA projects. Printable and downloadable, these supplemental curriculum resources meet national education standards.
MY NASA DATA
MY NASA DATA is an effort to develop microsets of Earth science data that are interesting and useful to the K?2 and citizen scientist communities. The datasets provide information on the atmosphere, ocean and land surface and are available online along with lesson plans, teacher-friendly documentation, computer tools and an Earth science glossary. Science project starter ideas are also available.
Unlocking the Mysteries: Science on the Edge of Our Solar System
This education module is written for grades 5? classroom teachers and features the award-winning, 23-minute Discovery Program overview video, which takes you along on the explorations being conducted by NASA's Discovery missions. It then allows you to become the scientists and engineers and design your own mission to investigate the cosmic unknowns. It could also be used in after-school programs or week-long camps. It contains a Teacher Guide, supporting materials, and a list of Internet Resources that includes 10 engaging activities, one from each Discovery mission.
NOAA Lesson Plans Library
These comprehensive lessons present NOAA science through activities using online data from NOAA websites. The lessons are correlated to National Science Education Standards and designed to supplement existing curricula at the middle and high school levels.
USGS Educational Resources for Secondary Grades
This site contains selected USGS educational resources that may be useful to educators in secondary school grades (7?2). Many of these resources can be used directly in the classroom or will be useful in classroom lessons or demonstration activities preparation, or as resources for teacher education and curriculum development.
NIH Curriculum Supplements
These interactive teaching units combine cutting-edge science research discoveries from the National Institutes of Health with state-of-the-art instructional materials. Each supplement is a teacher's guide to two weeks' of lessons on science and human health.
Environmental Health Science Education
Educators and students will find easy access to reliable tools, resources, and classroom materials about the link between the environment and human health.
U.S. Department of Education's Federal Resources for Education Excellence (FREE) Website
Lesson plans, science visualizations, and more are available in the science section of the FREE website. This easily accessible information is provided by federal organizations and agencies such as the Library of Congress, National Archives, National Park Service, Smithsonian, NSF, and NASA.
This site from the Departments of Education and Labor help students explore career options in advanced manufacturing, automotive, construction, energy, health care, information echnology, and transportation industries, as well as in emerging industries such as biotechnology, geospatial technology, and nanotechnology.
Imagine the Universe
This site is intended for students age 14 and up, and for anyone interested in learning about our universe. The Teacher's Corner section offers lesson plans for grades 6?2 and other educational materials.
Free for All for Teachers of Science
Mission: Define Your Future
This educational program for grades 6?2 challenges students to relate practical math and science skills to real-world experiences in engineering. Created by Scholastic and Northrop Grumman, this program will sharpen your students' research skills, problem-solving skills, and scientific inquiry skills.
Looking Good, Feeling Good: From the Inside Out (Exploring Bone, Muscle, and Skin)
Through seven lessons, students in grades 7? learn how the musculoskeletal and skin systems work, how cells contribute to each system, how the structure of bone relates to its function, how body systems interact, and how behaviors (such as exercise) and the environment (such as sunlight) influence body systems. Students develop lifestyle recommendations for maintaining healthy body systems.
Hunting for Energy Hogs
Some of the biggest sources of energy waste can be found in our own homes, in everything from old refrigerators to drafty windows. A website created by the Alliance to Save Energy offers fun and innovative ways for students in grades 3? to locate these so-called energy hogs in their own homes and take practical steps to reduce their own energy waste.
Activity on Alchemy and Isaac Newton
To accompany the NOVA program titled "Newton's Dark Secrets," PBS created a activity for middle level and high school students focusing on alchemy. After reading and interpreting a passage from the famous text The Twelve Keys of Basil Valentine, students begin to understand the chemistry that Newton and his fellow alchemists practiced. The six-page teacher's guide for the Secret Symbols activity, along with links to further information, are posted online.
Build Green Schools
The U.S. Green Building Council has launched a website for students, parents, teachers, school administrators, elected officials, and community members. The site offers information on the benefits and costs of green schools, includes profiles of schools that have already gone green, an extensive list of resources and links, and a social networking forum.
The American Society for Microbiology produces this daily, 90-second podcast series designed to increase public understanding and appreciation of microbiology and the life sciences. The podcasts highlight the process of discovery, historical changes in research, and a variety of scientific careers in industry, academia, and government. Recent features addressed efforts to eliminate tuberculosis, the use of HIV drug therapies to treat malaria, and the effectiveness of old-fashioned dish washing. Archived programs are available in a searchable database.
Daily Lesson Plans
The New York Times' daily lesson plans are developed in partnership with the Bank Street College of Education. The lessons are linked to current news and features and aligned with national standards.
This ocean-science website뾡eveloped by Texas A&M University for students, teachers, and the general public뾠ontains information about many important processes in the ocean, as well as links to teaching material and sources of real-time data that can be used in the classroom. K?2 material is tied to national and Texas standards for teaching science and mathematics.
Get the scoop on a disease that affects wild and domestic animals with this kid-friendly site for elementary/middle school from the Centers for Disease Control. Access facts and statistics about the transmission and spread of rabies, activities such as games, coloring pages, a quiz, and more.
Well-Suited for Outer Space
Need elementary-age information about the astronaut spacesuit? This website lets students click different parts of the suit to find out how each works.
Visit this website for indexed, alphabetized weather topics, from acid rain to Zulu time, in an easy to read format, with many graphics and animations. (Scroll down to "Learn About Weather, Climate.")
Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere
An online teaching module for middle school science teachers provides background information and supporting classroom teaching materials. The content focus is climate change and issues related to both stratospheric and tropospheric ozone.
First Measured Century: The History and Use of Sampling Methods
This lesson for high school students examines statistical sampling by tracing improvements in sampling procedures over the 20th century and by taking a critical look at scientific inquiries involving flawed sampling.
Science Explorations and Adventures
Science teacher/writer Paul Doherty won NSTA's Faraday Award for science communication. His website offers hundreds of scientific explorations for all grade levels, indexed alphabetically and by topic.
Musical Plates Project
Musical Plates is a multidisciplinary project that challenges students to tap into real-time earthquake data, interact with experts online, and publish their investigative work a special website. Four core activities (45 minutes each) teach students how to access and interpret online earthquake and volcano data and use this information to solve real-world problems.
Resources for Curriculum Integration
This resource page at the Kenton, Kentucky, school district website has an array of science resources for all grade levels, as well as resources for other disciplines and technology tips.
Education Development Center's Center for Science Education Resources and Publications
CSE's staff members comprise a diverse group of professionals뾱cientists, science educators and administrators, curriculum writers and developers, policy analysts, journalists, social and educational researchers, and educational program evaluators. They develop and support projects and programs that are internationally recognized for their innovative approaches to the teaching and learning of science.