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Activities - LEGO Education is a site where students can participate in an annual Lego Smart creativity content for school students.

Curriculum -
The Khan Academy (mostly math and science, but does have other content as well) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Despite being the work of one man, Salman Khan, this 1600+ video library is the most-used educational video resource as measured by YouTube video views per day and unique users per month. We are complementing this ever-growing library with user-paced exercises--developed as an open source project--allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World.

Curriculum/Biographies - The Web site iWASwondering.org is a project of the National Academy of Sciences intended to showcase the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and to highlight for young people the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists.

Games - FAS Science Game Center -  has a curated list of science games that are searchable by platform and by curated lists of concepts.  It has public reviews for each game with ratings for fun, science and teaching effectiveness as well as the ability to search for reviews by teachers, scientists or by age.      

Games - Games for Change  (G4C) is a non-profit which seeks to harness the extraordinary power of video games to address the most pressing issues of our day, including poverty, education, human rights, global conflict and climate change. G4C acts as a voice for the transformative power of games, bringing together organizations and individuals from the nonprofit sector, government, journalism, academia, industry and the arts, to grow the sector and provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and resources. Through this work, Games for Change promotes new kinds of games that engage contemporary social issues in meaningful ways to foster a more just, equitable and tolerant society.

Games
- Federation of American Scientists - provides a list of science games that will engage students and help them understand content.  This list is continuously updated.

Games - Edheads Activities - provides free, educational online games focused on science, math, and critical thinking.  Our activities are designed to meet both state and national standards. We partner with corporations, universities, and school systems throughout the United States, which help us research, design, and test our activities every step of the way. Not only do teachers and students appreciate our free activities, Edheads has been recognized by almost every major award on the Web for our excellent educational content.


Periodic Tables - This website explores the periodic chart of elements by way of comic books. Each element is examined by showing where it appeared in popular comic books.  http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/

Resources - Kids.gov is a site hosted by the Federal Government with resources for grades K through 8 in art, technology, money, careers, math, health, social studies, science, language arts and more. 

Simulations - Virtual Dinosaur Dig is from the Smithsonian Museum and gives students a chance to learn about paleobiology.

Simulations - Gizmos! Online Simulations has over 450 interactive online simulations for grades 3 to 12 in both math and science.

Simulations- Web Earth Online is a multi player online game where you play as animals in an environmental web based world of nature. The basic game is free.

Simulations - Golems is a 3D physics simulator. uild robots, spaceships, clocks, catapults or cannons.  Add sensors, timers, switches, motors. Give it a brain. Make a mouse trap - or make a mouse.  Take the wheel and pilot your machine yourself.  Build anythingGolem tutorials

Simulations - Volcano Simulator - Discovery Channel's Volcano Simulator, Pompeii is featured.

Simulations - Earthquake Simulator - Discovery Channel's Earthquake Simulator....make a quake!

Videos - 100 Best Science Videos on YouTube - By now, YouTube’s value in the classroom should be rather self-evident. No matter the subject or grade level, the website offers up excellent videos to supplement lessons and provide windows into different facts and concepts. Science teachers especially have plenty to love and appreciate with this valuable resource. Everything from microbiology to astrophysics makes an appearance through a channel operated by a museum, university, educator, professional or interested individual. Because so many of the sciences require visual aids to really open up and explain their very cores and valuable applications.

Virtual Tour - Video tour of Planet Earth from the Discovery Channel

Virtual Tour - This is Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope site. Here the students can look at the sky and it’s planets and stars using a virtual real-time telescope. I recommend using the web client version of the telescope rather than downloading the application.

Virtual ToursNASA's Mars PageThis site is NASA’s Mars page. As well as good information your students can sign up to have their names taken to Mars on a microchip on the next flight
Virtual Worlds - VIRTUAL DINOSAUR DIG

Virtual Worlds - Kid Wings - This site was designed to teach young and old about the wonders of birds. The most exciting part of the site is the Virtual Owl Pellet Dissection.

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