Have you ever experienced digital learning? Digital Learning Day on February 23rd is the perfect time to try out a great digital learning resource. This interactive program will help you teach all about how forces work. Discover what they are, types, combining, and more through engaging online activities.
To honor the inventor of the Ferris Wheel, George Washington Ferris, try this engineering lesson. Students will immerse themselves in a study of motion, lode, and construction of various wheels throughout history. Structural engineering and design investigations will also occur during their investigation of the "London Eye" to analyze wheel design challenges that Ferris and others who preceded him must have experienced.. Then the students will work in cooperative groups to build and problem solve as they will use pasta, glue, and tea bags to construct a big wheel.
February is Periodic Table Month, and this website is the perfect way to celebrate. The table can be color coded by orbitals, element types, electronegativity, melting points, boiling points, and percent of the Earth’s crust. You can also click on each element to learn even more.
Got a class full of inventors? Then you know it's important to understand HOW inventions are invented. Learn more about the process behind past inventions and how you can work your way to being a famous inventor too!
January is sure to be some hair raising days as we celebrate Static Electricity. Learn more and make sparks fly yourself with John Travoltage. Explore how charging Johnnie up and moving his hand changes how he gets shocked!
Do you know what your blood type is? Maybe you have heard people say that they have Type A or Type O blood. Blood type is a way to describe the type of antigens, or proteins, on the surface of red blood cells. Learn more about blood types to celebrate National Blood Donor Month in January 2019.
Explore how snowflake crystal shapes depend on the temperature of the cloud.
On November 28th we celebrate the Red Planet - Mars. Let's visit Mars virtually, plot the course, send the coordinates to activate the rover, and see if you can make it to your destination to win the game. An interactive game that provides live video feed from Mars.
Celebrating Evolution Day on the 24th of November? Learn more about Charles Darwin's trip to the Galapagos Islands in this video documentary then use scientific inquiry to answer questions posed by the three levels of study about ecosystems and biodiversity from the American Museum of Natural History.
World Diabetes Day is 11/14. Diabetes has a history dating back to Ancient Greece. Our treatment of it, however, is more recent and was originally made possible with the help of man's best friend. Due to physiological traits shared with humans, dogs have saved countless lives through the discovery of insulin. This learning module shares the story of the canine's great contribution to man -- and how we can all reap the medical benefits.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.