Science crosses many fields of study and becomes a compilation of many philosophical and expert theories, opinions and facts. Due to these far reaching borders, science educators have a job that is very hard to simulate. Many federal agencies have come together to assist educators, parents, and students in making the most of their science education by utilizing tools that once were not available at all, and especially not to the general public. The resource that the federal government has made available is www.free.ed.gov.
www.free.ed.gov is an all-inclusive federally sponsored education website that makes teaching and learning most facets of science much easier. Whether you can imagine it or not, it is here. Early learning to advanced science education is recognized by this resource. Look at the topics and subtopics that are available to explore.
Science is an ever-changing field that is impossible to keep up with. Because of this phenomenon, equipment and supplies are very expensive and often unattainable. The website www.free.ed.gov can help you prepare students for the future by providing cutting edge technology through computer resources, simulations, interactive exercises, and lesson plans. This PowerPoint provides a brief look at what is available for utilization in the classroom.
A 2D quantum dynamics simulation that shows the motion of an electron cloud in a stadium corral setup.
This phenomenon along with a variety of other simulaitons are provided in the Molecular Workbench. There are available simulations for biology, biotech, physics, chemistry and nanaotechnolgy. Instead of trying to teach from a picture in a book, make the incomprehesible phenomenons a reality and make the learning graspable.
This activity exhibits how viruses bind to, and infect specific cells using two methods: a demonstration and paper cut-out models.
This is one of the many lesson ideas, plans, and learning activites that are made available to further science education.