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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 - 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 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 - 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.

Discussion Starters with Video Clips - Movie Segments for Warm Ups and Follow Ups is a blog that contains a series of movie segments to be used to brainstorm, warm up, follow up, and activate schemata, preparing the students for the topic that will be discussed in class. Here you will find the segments, the lesson plans, and varied topics to foster conversation. You may use the activities for a full two-hour class or they can be used separately to brainstorm or wrap up the topic, focusing on conversation, vocabulary and listening comprehension.

Resources/Presentations - HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.

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

Simulations - Moon Zoo is a website where students can help NASA scientists gather data that hopefully will be instrumental in determining the lunar surface age and depth.

Simulations - PhET Project at the University of Colorado has fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena.

Simulations - Big Picture Small World is a  site has numerous games that teach students how small parts make up a bigger picture. Examples are "The Peace Game", "The City Game", "Presidential Advisor Game"...The games in this site were all developed by and with Medard Gabel, the former executive director of the World Game Institute, a UN-affiliated NGO. He worked with Buckminster Fuller for 12 years where he learned the power and utility of whole systems thinking, global perspectives and a good sense of humor. Mr. Gabel has been designing, developing, and delivering experiential educational programs since 1970.

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 - 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.

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.
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