Science Laboratory Safety Procedures

Flinn Scientific maintains a variety of safety resources.
Here is Flinn's document on Fire Safety: external image pdf.png FlinnFireSafety.pdf

MSDS Sheets are made available by Flinn Scientific.

Flinn's beginning-of-the-year safety planning guide is linked here: external image pdf.png FlinnSciBeginningpdf.pdf
Flinn's Electrical Safety document is linked here: external image pdf.png FlinnElectricalSafety.pdf
Flinn's Chemical Hygiene Plan document is linked here: external image pdf.png Chemical Hygiene Plan.pdf
Flinn's checklist for safe chemical storage is linked here: external image pdf.png ChemicalStorage.pdf
Flinn's tips for a "Green Chemistry" program is linked here: external image pdf.png FlinnGreenChem.pdf
Flinn's tips for end-of-the-year safety procedures is linked here:external image pdf.png FlinnSciEndOfYear.pdf

Issues of labeling chemicals are discussed here. It begins: "The chemical label is an important and often-overlooked safety aid. To prevent possible accidents, a responsible science teacher will always take the time to read the name of the chemical on the bottle and briefly review the safety Warnings before using any chemical." Thanks to Lynda for this link!

http://safety.science.tamu.edu/chemlabels.html For a summary of a variety of safety labeling systems.
NFPA Chemical Hazard Labels http://www.linfield.edu/ehs/NFPADiamond/index.php

Laboratory Gas Supply: "To reduce the potential for fire or explosion, laboratory gas should be deactivated at the central shut-off valves in all school lab classrooms whenever the gas supply is not in active use during experiments. ...[This ensures] that no one can accidentally or deliberately turn on the gas at the student work stations." (from a memo by F. P. Remelius, 21 May 2007)

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Owl Pellet Resource - Grades 3-9 New!.jpg
Here is a movie and illustrated worksheet dealing with owl pellets.
Worksheet:
http://www.exploringnature.org/db/detail.php?dbID=104&detID=2317
Movie: http://www.exploringnature.org/db/detail.php?dbID=41&detID=2072

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Explore the Cycle




**Explore the Cycle** is a series of short animated videos that explain the cycle of recycling consumer goods. **Explore the Cycle** explains, in very clear language, how paper, plastic, metal, and glass are recycled. Each video segment can be downloaded or shared via the embed code provided by **Explore the Cycle**.

NEW!
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//**Amusement Park Physics**// learn about the history of roller coasters as well as how the laws of physics affect amusement park rides. Site allows users to build their own roller coaster and try it out. (2/13/09)

NEW!
//**Biology in Motion**// Original, entertaining, interactive biology learning activities (2/13/09)

NEW!
external image GW147H43//**Better Hair Through Chemistry**// Measure changes in humidity by constructing a hygrometer with a single strand of hair (2/3/09)


NEW!
//**Stellarium**// is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope (2/1/09)

//**Foldit**// a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research into protein folding. (1/26/09)

external image GW138H21//**PopSci.com**//
Related: //Interactive Periodic Table// (1/22/09)


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//**Dynamic Periodic Table**// you won't find another periodic table that crams so much information into one page (1/22/09)

//**PhET project at the University of Colorado**// fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena


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//**Babelgum-Science and Technology Channel**// free internet TV platform supported by advertising, combines the full-screen video quality of traditional television with the interactive capabilities of the internet, offering professionally produced programming on-demand (1/8/2009)

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//**Golems**// 3D Physics and Artificial Intelligence simulator. Golems lets you construct a machine - any type of machine - and then bring that machine to life. Build anything at all, turn on physics, and watch it go.



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//**Chem Think**// helps students understand the how and why of chemistry using animated interactive online activities

//**No Escape: The Truth About Black Holes**// an opportunity for students to research the fascinating topic of black holes and to examine the concepts of escape velocity, gravity, mass, and the speed of light as they apply to black holes. Grades 8-12

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//**The Biology Project**// from the University of Arizona, the Biology Project site is an interactive online resource for learning biology. The site includes tutorials, problem sets, activities, and other resources. Grades 9-12

//**Utah Education Network**// interactive science activities for grades 7-12

October Sky- worksheets

http://www.homerhickam.com/
http://www.homerhickam.com/students/

Science Interactives


Instructional Resources for Physical Sciences

Circuits

http://www.mhhe.com/physsci/physical/giambattista/circuits/circuits.html
http://www.physicsbox.com/indexsolveelec2en.html

Electromagnetic Spectrum

http://www.lbl.gov/MicroWorlds/ALSTool/EMSpec/EMSpec2.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/sunearthday/media_viewer/flash.html
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/classroom_activities/ir_activities.html
http://solar-center.stanford.edu/webcast/wcpdf/SunBurns5-8.pdf
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.mfw.chandra/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2311_einstein.html

Gravity

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/tools.cfm?DocID=70&Grade=3-5
http://btc.montana.edu/ceres/html/Weight/weight1.htm
http://www.glencoe.com/sec/science/cgi-bin/splitwindow.cgi?top=http:www.glencoe.com/sec/science/top2.html&link=http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/amazing-space.html

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/qa/gravity.php.p=Astronomy+basics%40%2Ceds%2Castronomy-basics.php&a=%2Ceds

http://physics.fortlewis.edu/Astronomy/astronomy%20today/CHAISSON/AT308/HTML/MP0801.HTM

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_15_feather_drop.html

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6926891572259784994

http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/a15.clsout3.html

http://www.redux.com/shmeso/G-9OHfpdHMkU2Nvd

Heat


http://www.solarviews.com/cap/misc/convect3.htm

http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/28/28.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/science/physics/energy_transfer_4.shtml

http://web.cvcaroyals.org/~rheckathorn/opheat.htm

http://education.jlab.org/beamsactivity/6thgrade/coldstuff/stu01.l.html

http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/classes/met130/notes/chapter2/htrans_intro.html

http://sol.sci.uop.edu/~jfalward/heattransfer/heattransfer.html

http://www.edukate.net/ed1_files/heat_transfer.swf

http://dev.nsta.org/ssc/pdf/v4-0938t.pdf

http://sealevel.jpl.nasa.gov/education/activities/ts1enac3.pdf

http://www.learningscience.org/psc1clightheatelectricitymagnetism.htm

http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es0805/es0805page01.cfm?chapter_no=08

http://outreach.physics.utah.edu/labs/atmosphere/popcorn.html

http://www.quia.com/shared/search

http://www.classzone.com/books/ml_science_physical/page_build.cfm?id=resour_ch4&u=1#


Light and Color


http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/onlineexperiments/Flatware.html

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/glue_stick/index.html

http://www.colormatters.com/entercolormatters.html

http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/onlineexperiments/Color_Mixing.html

http://www.hands-on-optics.org/resources/

http://optics.nasa.gov/soda_bottle.pdf

http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/spaceexplorers/activities/Light_Energy.pdf

http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/onlineexperiments/CD_Spectroscope.html

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/refraction/refractionangles/index.html

http://www.micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/reflection/specular/index.html

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/activities/students/index.html

http://acept.asu.edu/PiN/act/activities.shtml

http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_wavemachine_athome.html

http://classzone.com/books/ml_science_comp/page_build.cfm?id=none&mod=14#

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/science_10_11.shtml

http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/pictures_from_light.html

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/activities/students/properties.html

http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.com/u/explo?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=light+activity&btnG=Search

http://www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/index.html

http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/tlnasa/units/Optics/index.html

http://www.ccmr.cornell.edu/education/ask/index.html?quid=168

http://www.learningscience.org/psc1clightheatelectricitymagnetism.htm

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/classroom_activities/herschel_experiment2.html

http://nsdl.exploratorium.edu/nsdl/search.do?category=Curricular+Area-Physical+Sciences-Light+and+Optics-Electromagnetic+Spectrum

http://web.cvcaroyals.org/~rheckathorn/OPBehaviorofLight.htm

http://science.howstuffworks.com/light.htm

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/myths/light.php.p=Teaching+tools%40%2Ceds%2Ctools%2C%3EElectromagnetic+spectrum%40%2Ceds%2Ctools%2Ctopic%2Cems.php%3EOverview%3A+Light+%2Aamp%2Aamp%3B+color+myths%40%2Ceds%2Coverviews%2Cmyths%2Clight.php&a=%2Ceds

http://www.cstephenmurray.com/teachernotes.htm

http://www.sites4teachers.com/links/redirect.php?url=http:www.ocup.org/public/units55/Optics.pdf
http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/docs/guides/guide1_01.pdf
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078617766/student_view0/self-check_quizzes.html
http://www.teachersdomain.org/collection/k12/sci.phys.energy.light/
http://www.physics.ucla.edu/demoweb/ntnujava/color/color_e.html
http://www.gcsescience.com/piwaves.htm

Magnetism

http://physics.ius.edu/%7Ekyle/physlets/magnetism/magnetism.html
Make a Magnet
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/curriculumcenter/magnetism/activity2.html
Students make an electromagnet in this hands-on activity.


Sound

http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/onlineexperiments/Straw.html
http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/RAFT/strawoboe.html
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/soundwaves/
http://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=http:www.teachengineering.com/collection/cub_/activities/cub_energy2/cub_energy2_lesson05_activity1.xml

http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_wavemachine_athome.html

http://www.westfieldnj.com/eis/team6/6science_ch17_3.htm#PowerPoint_Slideshow_being_used_in_class

http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_honker_athome.html

http://www.mudcat.org/kids/

http://www.exploratorium.edu/listen/activities/bart/membranophone/lg_bart_membranophone.php

http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_coathangers_athome.html

http://homeschooling.gomilpitas.com/explore/homemademusic.htm

http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com/usa/usa_entity_pages/usa_select_link.asp?lang=usa&lvl=2&id=1025&From=14&To=15

http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/schools/index.htm

http://www.egfl.net/teaching/resources/Animations/homepage.html

http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_sound_athome.html

http://www.teachengineering.org/view_activity.php?url=http:www.teachengineering.com/collection/cub_/activities/cub_energy2/cub_energy2_lesson05_activity2.xml
http://www.teachersdomain.org/collection/k12/sci.phys.energy.sound/
http://www.usborne-quicklinks.com/usa/usa_entity_pages/usa_select_link.asp?lang=usa&lvl=2&id=1025&From=12&To=13
http://web.cvcaroyals.org/~rheckathorn/OPSound.htm
http://science.howstuffworks.com/question124.htm
http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/sound.htm
http://www.fearofphysics.com/Sound/sounds.html
http://www.scienceyear.com/wired/index.html
http://www.hearingconservation.org/docs/RealityCheckonMusicNIHL.pdf
http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/education/decibel/decibel.asp
http://www.exploratorium.edu/listen/activities/lisa/bone_conduction/lg_lisa_bone_conduction.php
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/barrier/boom/
http://www.dangerousdecibels.org/virtualexhibit.cfm
http://www.gcsescience.com/piwaves.htm
http://www.planetoftunes.com/sound/waveform.html
http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/sound.htm
http://www.planet-science.com/outthere/index.html?page=/outthere/sound_check/whatis_sound.html
http://classzone.com/books/ml_science_comp/page_build.cfm?id=none&mod=14#
http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/sound/u11l3d.html
http://www.virginiasol.com/test/light.htm
http://marg.mhost.com/quizes/Sound/soundwaves.htm
http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/educators/tools/eval/soundquiz.html
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078617766/student_view0/self-check_quizzes.html
http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_wavemachine_athome.html
http://www.astrocappella.com/activities/cosr_lp.html
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/sound/u11l1c.cfm

Physlets

http://phet.colorado.edu/index.php
http://www.learningscience.org/

Videos

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiments/
http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~mjcarlso/ST/videos.html
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/myth-busters-breaking-glass-with-human-voice/3268387122
http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/mythbusters/mythbusters.html
http://www.metacafe.com/tags/mythbusters/
http://search.nasa.gov/search/edFilterSearch.jsp?empty=true

babelgum.com Excellent video resource. They have an entire AP news archive, excellent for your history teachers.

Water Videos

http://www.flowthefilm.com/ Water Cycle Video
http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com/
http://www.biu.ac.il/soc/besa/water/zaslavsky.html Salt water intrusion in Israel


Energy Transfer
http://www.mcrel.org/whelmers/whelm22.asp
Demonstrate energy transfer between two balls.

Amusement Park Physics

http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/
Interactive website in which students apply physical concepts to roller coasters and other rides

Conservation of Matter Lab

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/curriculumcenter/chemistry/activity1.html
This lab activity explores conservation of matter in a chemical reaction.

Separating Mixtures

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/curriculumcenter/chemistry/activity1.html
Students learn that ink is a mixture in this hands-on activity.

Alphabetical List of Physical Science Activities
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/outreach/8thGradeSOL/abcActivitiesList.htm
A list of hands-on activities by the University of Virginia Physics Department outreach program

Science Lesson Plans

http://www.col-ed.org/cur/science.html
An extensive listing of science activities in plain text format, organized by grade level

National Geographic Xpeditions

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
A range of lesson plans, activities, and maps

Thirteen Ed Online

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/
Lesson plan archives and online presentations from PBS

Scientific American Frontiers for Educators

http://www.pbs.org/saf/educators.htm
Teaching guides tied to episodes of Scientific American Frontiers

Access Excellence Activities Collections

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/index.php
Lesson plan archives and online science mystery activities from the National Health Museum

The Franklin Institute: Resources for Science Learning

http://www.fi.edu/learn/index.php
Curricular companions designed for Grades 4–8 Philadelphia classrooms and other resources

Marketplace for the Mind: An Agricultural Education Resource

http://www.marketplaceforthemind.state.pa.us/m4m/lib/m4m/homepage-flash.asp
Curriculum materials for agriculture education in Pennsylvania

DLESE Teaching Boxes

http://www.teachingboxes.org/
Instructional units, lesson plans, and classroom activities on select science topics

My Science Box


http://www.mysciencebox.org/
Classroom-tested, scaffolded lesson plans and units


Instructional Resources for Earth and Space Sciences
Watersheds

http://ohia.org/ohia/roadshows/sky/water.htm
Lessons and information on watersheds focused on Hawaii.

Evidence for Plate Tectonics

http://www.teachingboxes.org/jsp/teachingboxes/plateTectonics/index.jsp
A multilesson unit covering fossils, earthquakes, and volcanoes, featuring both hands-on and Internet-based activities

Mountain-Building

http://www.teachingboxes.org/mountainBuilding/index.jsp
A multi-lesson unit covering rock types, the rock cycle, and the creation of mountains, featuring both hands-on and Internet-based activities

Puzzling Planets

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/planets/index.html
An Internet-based lesson plan on planets

Chip Off the Old Rock

http://www.nasaexplores.com/show2_5_8.php?id=05-005&gl=58
Follow the Rocks! Lesson link for a rock classification lesson plan and student pages


Rockin' Rock Cycle
http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/rock_cycle.htm

Quiz Yourself on Rock Info
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/tests/rocks_soils.shtml

Are you a Rock Expert?
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/quiz/index.html

Find out which Minerals You Use in your Life!
http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/K12/uses/uses.html

Space Games:

Ultimate Planet Tic-Tac-Toe!
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/activity/planet_tac_toe.html

Moon Phases Matching!
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level2/javascript/moonlight.html

Awesome link to view the constellations of the night sky
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/tonights_sky/show.php?month=january&year=2009


LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorers
http://www.ucar.edu/learn/
This website for teachers includes background information and lesson plans on a range of earth science topics.

GEODETECTIVE Home for Teachers

http://www.nps.gov/brca/forteachers/geodetective.htm
This website by the National Parks Service features lessons in six essential earth science units—Earth Systems, Rocks and Minerals, Landforms, Hydrology, Plate Tectonics, and Paleontology.

Fossils, Rocks, and Time

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/contents.html
A great information resource for teachers and students from the USGS

This Dynamic Earth: The story of Plate Tectonics

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/dynamic.html
An online earth science textbook devoted to plate tectonics

National Geographic Education

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/
An information resource for teachers and students

Science Lesson Plans

http://www.col-ed.org/cur/science.html
An extensive listing of science activities organized by grade level

National Geographic Xpeditions

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
A range of lesson plans, activities, and maps

Thirteen Ed Online

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/
Lesson plan archives and online presentations from PBS

Scientific American Frontiers for Educators

http://www.pbs.org/saf/educators.htm
Teaching guides tied to episodes of Scientific American Frontiers

Access Excellence Activities Collections

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/index.php
Lesson plan archives and online science mystery activities from the National Health Museum

The Franklin Institute: Resources for Science Learning

http://www.fi.edu/learn/index.php
Curricular companions designed for Grades 4–8 Philadelphia classrooms and other resources

Marketplace for the Mind: An Agricultural Education Resource

http://www.marketplaceforthemind.state.pa.us/m4m/lib/m4m/homepage-flash.asp
Curriculum materials for agriculture education in Pennsylvania

DLESE Teaching Boxes

http://www.teachingboxes.org/
Instructional units, lesson plans, and classroom activities on select science topics

My Science Box

http://www.mysciencebox.org/
Classroom-tested, scaffolded lesson plans and units



Instructional Resources for Biological Sciences
Cell Games:
Sweet way to learn about how small a cell really is...
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/scale/


Animal Diversity Web
http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html
Students can explore the major animal phyla and methods of classification.

The Natural Selection of Forks and Beans

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0279-MikeBasham/description.php
A hands-on activity to teach natural selection and predator-prey interactions.

Hare and Lynx Populations

http://www.mysciencebox.org/harelynx
Students explore population changes of predator and prey species.

Using Venn Diagrams to Compare Two Ecosystems

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/08/g68/venn.html
Students identify differences and similarities between two related ecosystems.

Easter Egg Genetics

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0256-AnneBuchanan/index.php
A hands-on activity using plastic eggs to model allele inheritance

Determining Transpiration from a Schoolyard Tree

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0080-LarryPomeroy/description.php
A hands-on activity in which students measure leaf transpiration

Evolution and Antibiotic Resistance

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/lessons/lesson6/act1notes.html
A class activity exploring the mechanism behind antibiotic resistance

Digestive Enzymes

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0334-RobertGoodman/index.php
Students explore how different digestive enzymes work in the body.

Investigate Biodiversity

http://www.fieldmuseum.org/biodiversity/investigate.html
This site by the Field Museum lets students explore biodiversity.

Evolution Library for Teachers

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/index.html
Lesson plans and information resources in various media formats, from PBS

Ecological Regions of North America

http://www.cec.org/pubs_info_resources/publications/enviro_conserv/ecomaps.cfm?varlan=english
Interactive website with information on the distinct ecosystem types of North America

Science Lesson Plans

http://www.col-ed.org/cur/science.html
An extensive listing of science activities organized by grade level

National Geographic Xpeditions

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/
A range of lesson plans, activities, and maps

Thirteen Ed Online

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/
Lesson plan archives and online presentations from PBS

Scientific American Frontiers for Educators

http://www.pbs.org/saf/educators.htm
Teaching guides tied to episodes of Scientific American Frontiers

Access Excellence Activities Collections

http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/index.php
Lesson plan archives and online science mystery activities from the National Health Museum

The Franklin Institute: Resources for Science Learning

http://www.fi.edu/learn/index.php
Curricular companions designed for Grades 4–8 Philadelphia classrooms and other resources.

Marketplace for the Mind: An Agricultural Education Resource

http://www.marketplaceforthemind.state.pa.us/m4m/lib/m4m/homepage-flash.asp
Curriculum materials for agriculture education in Pennsylvania

DLESE Teaching Boxes

http://www.teachingboxes.org/
Instructional units, lesson plans, and classroom activities on select science topics

My Science Box

http://www.mysciencebox.org/
Classroom-tested, scaffolded lesson plans and units.