Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:26 PM
Lots of bells and whistles
This SciGuide has a huge number of great animations and websites that help students visualize some very difficult ideas in chemistry. There are sites about interactive periodic tables, novel ways to study symbols, as well as seeing orbitals and understanding quarks. The lessons attached were very useful as well. I only wish that there were more virtual reactions and virtual lab type places to visit.
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:06 PM
Force and Motion Review
This SciGuide has a lot of wonderful resources. I especially liked the roller coaster lesson plan. It has a huge amount of details to make the lesson come off without a hitch. The lesson was very inquiry based but has a very specific rubric and plan for each day and each member of the group. It really gave me enough information to think about to help structure other projects I had going in my class.
Another plus was the amount of resources on the web that were listed here. They were also categorized by type of resource (online, hands on, inquiry, graphics, assessments, career, etc). From that information it was easy for me to make a great webquest that focused in on the aspects of Newton's Laws that I wanted to focus on for my class.
The only thing that I'd like to see on this SciGuide is more lesson plans on this subject. It would be great to have a lesson that didn't take 6 rotations or was such a large investment in time.