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Curricular Resources in General Science

Below are the CLN "Theme Pages" which focus on specific topics within General Science. CLN's theme pages are collections of useful Internet educational resources within a narrow curricular topic and contain links to two types of information. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. We have many other, more specific, Theme Pages. You'll find a list at our Science Menu Page

Inventors and Inventions Theme Page

Science Fair Theme Page

General Science Resource

Here are a number of links to other Internet resources which contain information and/or other links related to General Science. Please read our disclaimer.

Ask an Expert: General Science
CLN's "Ask an Expert" page has about 100 links to specialists in the field who can serve as a valuable source of curricular expertise for both students and teachers. Questions/answers on General Science may be found in our "All Subjects" section at the top of the page, the "Science" section, as well as the general "Reference" section.

"ERIC" stands for the "Educational Resources Information Center" - a U.S. federally funded national information system that provides a variety of services and products. "AskERIC", the Internet-based equivalent, contains two major components which may be of interest to Science teachers: (1) the AskERIC Q&A service enables teachers to send a message requesting educational information. The Center staff will search the ERIC databases and respond within 48 hours. (2) The AskERIC Virtual Library contains hundreds of lesson plans, access to the ERIC database and ERIC Digests, topical guides to Internet Resources, and archives of education-related listservs.

Athena Curriculum
This web site provides curricular and resource material using geophysical and other data sets acquired via Internet. At the time of viewing, they had four folders of resources: Oceans, Weather and Atmosphere, Earth Resources, and Space & Astronomy. A folder might have links to curricular resource materials (e.g., data, other WWW sites) as well as instructional materials for the teacher and/or student.

BC's Science World
Access information about BC's Science World programs and events, membership, history, and helpful hints to plan your school trip.

Here's a made-in-BC multimedia educational resource that combines electronic games with other interactive resources such as an online science magazine, conferencing, virtual chat sessions, web site and software reviews, and an on-line, animated episodic show called BugZone. A teacher resource area will assist teachers in integrating Branium resources in the grade 4-8 science curriculum. Note: BC teachers and students can access Branium through a province wide license, but they must first go through a registration process. Note also that the technology in this site will require use of an advanced browser.

Celebrating Science and Technology Week
This page was developed by Mike Silverton of Nanaimo School District for the 1996 Science and Technology Week. The resources available from this site should be useful to BC students and teachers at any time.

Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway
This Gateway provides a meta-list of links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) provides information about all types of instructional resources including books, videos, software, CD-ROMs, kits, and online resources. The Digital Curriculum Laboratory (DCL), ENC's online component, is a comprehensive Internet site for math and science education. It is designed to assist teachers in locating instructional and other educational resources. The DCL includes links to Internet resources for science and math teaching as well as the ENC Catalog of Curriculum Resources.

ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
This ERIC Clearinghouse provides educational materials, services and coursework to parents, educators, students and others interested in Science. Specific resources include lesson plans, research summaries (Digests), electronic publications, indexed journals and information about scientific organizations.

Evidence: The True Witness
Explore the field of forensic science in this ThinkQuest 98 entry. Learn about the fundamentals of the science in the reference section, test your knowledge of the science by collecting evidence and trying to solve a simulated crime, or learn about potential careers in this field. Note that advanced technology is needed to access sections of the site.

Explorer Data Base
The explorer is an on-line database by which educational resources in mathematics and science (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans) can be contributed, organized, or delivered.

Great Canadian Scientists Online
This site contains the short biographies of about 20 famous Canadian scientists. There are about 100 other Canadian scientists which are profiled briefly. In addition, students can email science questions directly to Canadian Scientists.

Jason Project
This site provides a link to the current Jason Project hosted by the Jason Foundation for Education. "Jason Projects" enable teachers and students to participate in an electronic field trip hosted by scientists engaged in global explorations.

[The] Mad Scientist Network
Here's a Web-based "Ask a Scientist" forum for teachers and students. Questions can be posted in any one of 24 science areas and a scientist will answer them. There's also a browsable and searchable question/answer archive.

Measure 4 Measure
This is a meta-list of about 100 links to site which will perform calculations/estimates for you. Categories include: Science/Math (e.g., measurement conversions); Health (e.g., calorie counter); Finance (e.g., compound interest); and Miscellaneous.

Minnetonka Elementary Science Center
The Science Center is a warehouse-type resource centre for Minnetonka School District teachers. Some of the information on this web site pertain only to the operations of that center. However, there are other electronic resources which will be useful to any elementary science teacher, including lesson plans (organized by grade levels) and teacher tools (e.g., practical suggestions on science fairs).

Recurring Science Misconceptions in K-6 Textbooks
Explanations of over 25 commonly believed misconceptions about scientific principles.

SciEd: Science and Mathematics Education Resources
This site is a meta-list of links to educational science resources, organized by subject. It also includes documents such as "History of Science", "Ethics in Science", and "Skepticism and Pseudoscience".

The site developers describe their site as follows: "Each day, ScienceDaily will bring you breaking news about the latest discoveries and research projects in everything from astrophysics to zoology.... ScienceDaily also offers the best collection of hotlinks to the coolest science sites on the World Wide Web, as well as weekly updates e-mailed directly to you."

Science Hobbyist
Here's a site aimed at the amateur scientist. This page includes links to scientific newsgroups, sites, and useful scientific information. It also specializes in linking to science demos, 'wierd science' sites, science museums and home schooling information.

Science Links
This SchoolNet page contains links to: "Images of Canada" (learn about satellite imagery); "National Pollutant Release Inventory (a database on major sources of environment pollutants); and "Canadian National Earthquake Hazards Program" (earthquake records).

ScienceWeb is a science and technology information service that focuses on Canadian activities. Included within the site are: a resource guide to Canadian post secondary institutions; information on science internet projects that K-12 kids can get involved with; a teachers helping teachers corner; and, links to scientific institutions, clubs and non-profit societies.

[The] Why Files
"The Why Files, a project of the National Institute for Science Education, is an electronic exploration of the science behind the news. Twice a month, we'll bring you a new feature on the science (and math, engineering, and technology) of everyday life. Our boundaries are broad -- from outer space to cellular biology, from dinosaurs and dragon lizards to the statistics of political polling."

Yahoo's Catalog for Science
A very large list of science links, organized by subject area.

You Can
Beakman and Jax provide lots of science-related information, pictures, interactive demos, and experiments/activities for kids.

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Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of curricular content in General Science. For other resources in this subject area (e.g., curricular content in Earth Science, Life Science, or Physical Science), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.

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