Interact, Watch, and Read

Coming from a middle school classroom background, I really like the different ways content is presented in Science Connection.  No matter what type of learners you have in your class, the resources are presented in a variety of ways to allow students to Interact, Watch, and Read.

Interact

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Interactive Videos
(or clickable videos) allow students to click on hotspots to pause the video and bring up additional information.

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Science Simulations
give students the chance to explore real-world situations.

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Explorations
let students manipulate models and see what inputs cause different outcomes.

VVirtual_lab_1irtual Labs allow students to investigate a problem, pose a question, design an experiment and then conduct the experiment.

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Science Sleuths turn students into detectives as they are challenged to solve real-world scientific problems.

Watch

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Videos and video segments
(the vast majority of which are exclusive to Science Connection) have benefits for many different students who might be visual and auditory learners (or both).  And, the Mythbusters videos are definitely an added bonus!

Read

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Articles and Reading Passages
are solid resources for making literacy connections as well as providing students with another means of getting the content.  I love the fact that the reading passages are written at different levels (above-level, on-level, and below-level).  No matter what concept you are teaching, you’ll find readings that are appropriate for the many different readers in your class.

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