Social Studies & Science Tools

Free Animal Preservation Lesson Plans & Teaching Resources From We Are Teachers

The folks at We Are Teachers have released new animal preservation lesson plans, printables and teaching resources.  These totally free teaching tools are great choices. You can combine high interest topics with informational text, social studies, and science instruction.  Before leaving the classroom to focus on professional development trainings and writing about education technology, I taught in […]

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Playground Physics App from the New York Hall of Science

The New York Hall of Science has a handful of apps for students including the Playground Physics app.  Designed for middle and high school students, Playground Physics helps users explore physics in the real world.  Students record a video of someone moving and tap points to trace a path of motion. Physics App With the Playground Physics app […]

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3 Apps to Explore Outer Space

With only a few more chapters to go in Andy Weir’s The Martian and the recent news of water on Mars, outer space has been on my mind more than usual.  If your students are curious about the moon, planets, or space travel, they’ll want to check out these fantastic outer space apps for the iPad.  Each […]

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Wonder Workshop STEM-Based Interactive Early Learning

Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive early learning experience that introduces coding to K-5 learners.  They have also partnered with the folks at Sunburst Digital. Now they offer three programs for K-12: Wonder Pilot, Wonder Class 24, and Wonder Class 30. Interactive Early Learning The Wonder Pilot program provides K-5 classrooms with three sets of Dash & […]

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Introduction to DNA with a Playful Puzzle Tablet App

DNA Play is a fantastic app from the folks at Avokiddo.  I love the idea of introducing students to basic concepts with an introduction to DNA through a simple and playful game.  This DNA app will help kids will learn how to build creatures by completing a series of DNA puzzles. They can get creative and experiment […]

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Explore Solar System on iPads with Professor Astro Cat

Taking students on field trips around the solar system might not be an option at your school.  If that’s the case, you’ll want to check out Professor Astro Cat’s Solar System app. Ready to explore the solar system on iPads? This beautifully designed app was just released on the Apple App Store.  Based on the […]

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Science4Us Digital Science Curriculum: Includes Embedded PD Resources

Science4Us is a standards-based digital science curriculum that teaches science using the 5E inquiry-based instructional model. In addition to over 350 digital games and online activities, there are tons of offline experiments. There are also hands-on projects to boost student engagement. It’s a great choice for teachers looking to include cross-curricular activities that connect science instruction to math and language arts. Students […]

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Free Multicultural Stories from Global Oneness Project

I love free resources and here’s one perfect for teachers of multiple disciplines!  The Global Oneness Project also offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans for high school and college classrooms.  Their award-winning collection also includes films, photo essays, and articles. These resources explore cultural, social, and environmental issues. All of these are from around the world […]

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ModernChalkboard: SMART Board Lessons for the Elementary Classroom

ModernChalkboard.com has a large collections of SMART Board lessons for elementary school teachers.  Their Notebook lessons work with SMART Board interactive whiteboard systems and cover a variety of topics. They are from the same team as SuperTeacherWorksheets. ModernChalkboard also has tons of resources for teachers. This includes those looking to energize their SMART Board lessons. SMART […]

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Language Arts Activities in the Science Classroom with Science4Us

Cross-curricular experiences are essential for students of all ages. Ready for new Language Arts Activities? Well we know from real world experience that science and literacy can go hand in hand. In addition to providing a complete K-2 science curriculum that meets Next Generation Science Standards, Science4Us integrates language arts activities that help children practice a number of literacy […]

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