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A Sample Presentation Format for learningscience.org

    We are trying to spread the word about science interactives, and you can help! This page describes a simple 20-30 minute presentation that highlights the variety and quality of the “learning tools” that are on learningscience.org. We chose examples that include life, physical, earth science, and science as inquiry. The examples are drawn from the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Please note, before you do your demonstration, you should make sure that the computer you will be using has Shockwave, Flash, and Java so that the interactive “learning tools” will work. These are free and very easy to download; just follow the links to install them.

     The “learning tools” for this sample demonstration were partly selected because they are short and easily understood. The Virtual Ripple Tank may take the presenter a little time to learn, but it is a spectacular example of what is possible on the web. Just click each new “learning tool” in the first column to do your presentation. You might want to print this out and have copies for your audience, if this is possible. This will give your audience a sense of what “learning tools” are all about and how they can explore learningscience.org to find a lot more! We feature over 500 science resources for students, and they are all free!

     Thank you for helping us spread the word. Just open another browser window and click on the first “learning tool” to get started.

Name of "learning tool":   Approx.  Level: Content Area: Found in:

(1) Forces in Action

Elementary

Physical Science

Motion and Forces (5-8)

(2) Weather

 

Earth Science

Changes in Earth & Sky

(3) Cow's Eye Dissection

 

Life Science

Characteristics of Organisms

(4) Tinker Ball

 

Science as Inquiry

Scientific Inquiry

 

 

 

 

 

(5) Circuits and Conductors

Middle School

Physical Science

Transfer of Energy

(6) How Plates Affect the World

 

Earth Science

Structure of the Earth System

(7) Build-a-Fish

 

Life Science

Adaptations of Organisms

(8) Keeping Warm

 

Science as Inquiry

Scientific Inquiry

 

 

 

 

 

(9) Wave on a String

High School

Physical Science

Interactions of Matter & Energy

(10) Power of Ten

 

Earth Science

Origin/Evolution of Universe

(11) Tissues of Life

 

Life Science

The Cell

(12) Virtual Ripple Tank

 

Physical Science

Interactions of Matter & Energy

 

 

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