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1 TechEx 11 th November 2005 “Finding & Using Free Science Resources (with an ICT bias)” Chris Smith csmith@csmith.info Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L mission impossible please turn off MOBILE PHONES

2 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L www.shambles.net/science

3 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L

4 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L

5 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L Webquests A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. webquest UK www.webquestuk.org.uk/ webquests areas on Shambles www.shambles.net/pages/staff/WebProject/ www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/webquests/ original USA webquest site http://webquest.sdsu.edu/webquest.html

6 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L listservs - mailing lists - newsletters – forums 3 blogs – wikis – podcasting -

7 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L audio on the internet … 1 www.shambles.net/pages/school/voices/ The Naked Scientists Online Internet Science Radio Online www.thenakedscientists.com/ How a blood bank is helping to save giant pandas Why womens' hearts stay healthier than those of their male counterparts How cuttlefish resort to cross dressing to father offspring Toxic boat pain triggers deafness in whales and dolphins Viagra for ropes ? A new way to make a rope temporarily stiff, to help boaties and climbers get hold of it.

8 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L audio on the internet … 2 www.shambles.net/pages/school/voices/ Berkeley Groks weekly radio science program broadcasting on KALX 90.7 FM in Berkeley, CA. USA Each week, the hosts, Charles Lee and Frank Ling, take an in depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives. http://www.groks.net CLICK IMAGE TO LISTEN

9 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L video and multimedia online www.shambles.net/pages/school/videoOL www.shambles.net/science Why Study Science (1955) www.open-video.org/details.php?videoid=4507 Family discusses how the study of science can help son and daughter make intelligent decisions on problems they will confront in the world. Science Clips at the BBC www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml Characteristics of materials | Changing circuits | Changing sounds | Changing state | Circuits and conductors | Earth, Sun and Moon Forces and movement | Forces in action | Friction | Gases around us | Growing plants | Grouping and changing materials | Habitats | Health and growth | Helping plants grow well | How we see things | Interdependence and adaptation | Keeping healthy | Keeping warm | Life cycles | Light and dark | Light and shadows | Magnets and springs | Micro organisms | Moving and growing | Ourselves | Pushes and pulls | Plants and animals in the local environment | Reversible and irreversible changes | Rocks and soils | Sorting and using materials | Sound and hearing | Solids and liquids | Teeth and eating | Using electricity | Variation |

10 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L online marker pen

11 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L CLEOspector

12 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L Free Software FREEWARE : Copyrighted software given away for free by the author. Although it is available for free, the author retains the copyright, which means that you cannot do anything with it that is not expressly allowed by the author. Usually, the author allows people to use the software, but not sell it.software SHAREWARE : SoftwareSoftware distributed on the basis of an honor system. Most shareware is delivered free of charge, but the author usually requests that you pay a small fee if you like the program and use it regularly. By sending the small fee, you become registered with the producer so that you can receive service assistance and updates. You can copy shareware and pass it along to friends and colleagues, but they too are expected to pay a fee if they use the product.systemprogramcopy Shareware is inexpensive because it is usually produced by a single programmer and is offered directly to customers. programmer PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE : Refers to any program that is not copyrighted. Public-domain software is free and can be used without restrictions.program

13 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L www.shambles.net/pages/school/freesoft/

14 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L Crocodile Clips : Elementary Software FREE http://www.crocodile-clips.com/s3_4.htm Direct2U Lesson Plans (all curriculum areas) PRIMARY … k-6 http://forum.ngfl.gov.uk/direct2u Year 2: Electrical circuits http://forumfiles.ngfl.gov.uk/direct2u/w3_science_y2_electricalcircuits.rtf http://forumfiles.ngfl.gov.uk/direct2u/w3_science_y2_electricalcircuits.rtf

15 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L Free Science Resources … fun stuff FREE Homeschool Curriculum Fun Kits www.homeschoolfunkits.com/html/index.html Stored Energy | Arrowheads | People Powered Light Bulb | Newton's Flying Balloon-O-Copter | Mini Steam Engine | Giganto Bag Of Air | Bernoulli Magical Floating Ball | Archimedes' Cartesian Squid | Ultra Violet Ray Detection Bracelet | Fortune Telling Fish | Thermal Influences On Chemical Rates of Reaction | Exploding Chemistry | Magnetic Connector Polarity Science | Helical Inclined Plane | Pencil Mechanical Force | Crystal Growing Tree | Super-Yo- Yo Balls Centripetal / Centrifugal Forces | MagnetoBalls Molecular Interaction | Kaleidoscope | Toy Gyroscope | Balloon Racer | 3D Glasses | Disappearing Ink Chemistry |

16 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L ebay … online auction www.ebay.com

17 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L time and clocks www.shambles.net/pages/learning/primary/Time/

18 Chris Smith - csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L INSPIRATION … free full software for 30 days www.inspiration.com/ Concept Maps – Mindmaps - Graphic Organisers www.shambles.net/pages/school/mindmaps/

19 Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L How to demonstrate spectacular chemistry experiments safely 14 mins Resources to help teach about microbes go under the microscope + Interactive Whiteboard 15 mins teacher continuing professional development CPD Introducing circuit diagrams at Key Stage 2 (grades 3-6) 15 mins www.teacher.tv CLEAPSS Chemistry 15 min Forces for non- physicists

20 Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L teacher continuing professional development CPD A Practical Toolkit for Designing and Facilitating Professional Development Science and Maths (2004).. CD ROM www.learningpt.org/msc/products/pdcdrom.htm

21 Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L teacher continuing professional development CPD Using web-based resources in secondary science Richard Hammond (PowerPoint and pdf … free) Richard Hammond http://forum.ngfl.gov.uk/WebX?13@9.L2Vpa4t4si6.6@.efa5592 http://tinyurl.com/6a4mt Guidance on teaching science to pupils for whom English is an additional language. from UK DfES Reference DfES 0610 2002 November 2002 http://tinyurl.com/4h3c3 free download

22 Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L Gaming and the use of Games in Education gamers are always stars of their own games always a solution failure is a part of success www.shambles.net/games

23 Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L So What ?

24 Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L Wikipedia online encyclopedia that you can change www.wikipedia.org/ http://th.wikipedia.org/wiki/

25 Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L Fear of Physics http://www.fearofphysics.com/ Science Theatre Scripts http://gvc03c32.virtualclassroom.org/ Science Poems http://www.firstscience.com/SITE/poems.asp

26 Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L A copy of this PowerPoint presentation lives at www.shambles.net/science click on the link at the bottom of the page that says “Chris Smith Private” NOTE: some of the links will not work in this version

27 Chris Smith csmith@csmith.info www.shambles.net csmith@csmith.info Chris Smith : csmith@csmith.infowww.shambles.netScience : Free Resources for T & L


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