Learn about the world along the path of your flight, hike, or road trip with GPS tracking. Offline geologic maps and interactive points of interest reveal the locations of fossils and georeferenced Wikipedia articles visible from your airplane window seat, vehicle, or hiking trail vista. Techmeology 101 says, "A University of Minnesota Duluth college student has created an interesting, free app. It is called Flyover Country and it uses your smartphone's GPS to let you know what you are flying over while looking out the airplane window. It does not use wi-fi, but gathers content from geological databases and cached Wikipedia articles to inform you about the land below. Points of interest, how certain land features were formed, the location of fossils and general information about Earth's landscape below are some of the things the app will share with users. This app is free and will also work on a hike or a drive."
Students in all grade levels explore new and review familiar ways to live responsibly with these lessons, projects, activities, and games.
SpaceChem is an interesting mix of chemistry, reading, and programming for ages 12 and up. As students read the 10,000-word novelette, they have to solve puzzles by assembling molecules. SpaceChem created a helpful guide for educators. This tool is available for download on Steam and installation on Windows, Mac, and Ubuntu. (Download a free demo.)
Explore Science. Discover fun! COSI Columbus is a dynamic hands-on science center located in Central Ohio that is fun for all ages.
Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students. -- Science NetLinks is a dynamic Website connecting K-12 teachers, students, and families to STEM resources produced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science including lesson plans, interactives, and reviewed Internet resources. The lesson plan and tool databases are searchable by grade level, themes, and content area. Collections spotlight various themes such as Earth Day, Summer Science fun, and Science Apps. There is an Afterschool collection that offers hands-on science experiments which offers student activity sheets, online resources, as well as teacher resources. Grades K-12. Tip: Check out the latest research findings about many interesting topics in Science News.
Garbology is the study of what we do with our waste. All the things we throw away each day—where do they end up? Many of us know that we can reuse, recycle, and compost to help keep waste out of landfills, but how do you know what goes where? Why is it important to reduce the waste we put in landfills? All of this and more is Garbology. -- Garbology is an exciting and interactive website that answers the question, "Where should my waste go?" It helps elementary-age students better understand how they can reduce trash and stop polluting. In addition to the interactive game, the “For Teachers” section includes nine lesson plans and five fact sheets; the “For Students” section includes a waste assessment and seven useful handouts; and the “For Families” section will inspire families to reduce and recycle. Grades K-8. TIP: Garbology is the perfect addition to your Earth Day unit.