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Dynamic Periodic Table


This period table site was created by Michael Dayah.

Watch a demo of all the site's functionality! on YouTube

Writing About Science


Here is a nice single page synopsis concerning "Writing About Science" from the Marist College Chemistry Department.
Some of the sections presented are:
The Purpose
Abstract
Introduction
Materials and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusion

There are also sections concerning the citation of references and a few general notes. The guidelines are obviously directed at student researchers, but they will also prove to be useful at the junior or senior high school level!

The Poetic Table Of The Elements

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Just A Sample!


Chlorine

by Shelia Plemich

From the pool, and later my pores, you exude
To remind me of my filth.
Yet associated with flowing energy
I cherish your acute fragrance.

Food and Cooking Chemistry!

This link takes you to the FCS page where there are links to About.com chemistry section.

An essential integration!

Sixty Symbols


A collection of videos about the symbols of physics and astronomy. From their web site (University of Nottingham):

"Ever been confused by all the letters and squiggles used by scientists?
Hopefully this site will unravel some of those mysteries.
Sixty Symbols is a collection of videos about physics and astronomy presented by experts from The University of Nottingham.
They aren't lessons or lectures - and this site has never tried to be an online reference book.
The films are just fun chats with men and women who love their subject and know a lot about it!
It's worth noting many symbols have multiple uses across scientific disciplines and we somtimes tackle them from an unexpected viewpoint.
Click on "gamma" and you'll find a professor of physics talking about cricket balls... Click on "rho" and we're stuffing paperclips into coffee cups.
However whatever symbol you click on, we hope you'll see something interesting and maybe learn something new."

Virtual Physics Lab Websites

www.learningscience.org

"A free and open learning community for sharing newer and emerging tools to teach science"

A few Interactive lessons from www.learningscience.org

http://www.learningscience.org/psc3dmotionforces.htm
http://www.learningscience.org/psc3econsofenergy.htm
http://www.learningscience.org/psc3finteractionsofenergymatter.htm

Interactive Simulations

from University of Colorado at Boulder
[[http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/index.php?cat=Featured_Sims ]]
http://www.polyhedronlearning.com/cengage/

Cells Alive Website Check this out! Cell models, puzzles, and galleries of Animal and plant cells!



Science (Acoustics, Sound)

Music

Vocabulary of music as compared to scientific terms, along with a statement or experiments to show the exact measurements.

Materials / Software Needed: Vocabulary list (two columns), electronic keyboard to demonstrate pitch, electronic instrument tuner which can be calibrated, decibel meter or other scientific measuring devices which measure amplitude or frequency.

Short Description Of The Correlation: Have students describe or look up these terms in context, comparing the scientific definition to the musical definition:
Frequency (440 hertz)
Pitch (the note "A" above middle C)
Amplitude
Dynamics ( pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff )
Envelope
Crescendo, decrescendo
Duration, sustain
Rhythm
Have students demonstrate use of equipment, or play musical tones. Discuss and compare the use of the words within a musical and scientific context.

Integration Flashpoints (Key Focal Elements) : vocabulary context of music and acoustics

Links
Music Vocabulary Link a nice music vocabulary link at Cal Poly
Ideas for Measuring Sound from Dr. Dan Boye of Davidson College


Science (Middle School)

Math



Science

Language & Literacy Strategies

This link will take you to an interesting collection of Language Strategies for Science.
Originating from Stanford University, these strategies include ideas such as Six-Hat Thinking, Idea Wave, 10 Most Important Words, and other unique approaches. These are strategies for integrating language and literacy into high school science.