# EDU 6387: Math & Science in Cyberspace

## **Introduction to Webquests**

San Diego State University: Webquests Page
An overview of webquests (what they are, what they do) by the Father of Webquests, Bernie Dodge, and friends.

WebQuests.htmlSpartanburg County School District 3: WebQuests

Webquests created by teachers.

Webquest 101 Online Tutorial

A fun and informative way to get to know what webquests are all about.

## **Evaluation Rubrics for Webquests**

Rubrics by Bernie Dodge

Developed by the webquest professionals at San Diego State University.

Webquests 101: Choosing and Assessing Webquests

Guidelines for when and how to use webquests.

Technology Applications Center for Educator Development

Rubrics, help with creating your own rubrics, and other tools you can use to assess your students’ technology skills.

## **Math Web Sites**

Math Forum at Drexel University

In the “Resources & Tools” section, a compilation of resources for teaching math. Organized by grade level. Includes some websites.

## **Science Web Sites**

NASA for Educators

Space-related websites for educators (and some for kids), organized by grade level.

National Biological Information Infrastructure

Websites on everything from aquatic biology to insects to mammals.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Click on “Curriculum Resources” for websites and activities on a variety of environmental topics.

American Museum of Natural History

Educational resources on natural history topics especially for teachers.

## **Multi-Subject Web Sites**

GEM: The Gateway to Educational Materials

A number of math and science-related sites. Resources are searchable by grade level, too.

FirstGov for Kids

A variety of kid-friendly math and science websites compiled by government agencies and other groups.

Adventures of Cyberbee

Web links as well as curriculum ideas and examples of web-based projects. A cute mascot, too!

ALA’s Great Websites for Kids

Compiled by librarians with the American Library Association, websites for math, sciences, computers, and animals.

Exploratorium The Museum’s website offers “cool sites” for educators in math, physics, geology, and more!

## **Professor Forbes’ Selected Web Sites**

**Math**

Ask Dr. Math*

Look up math questions and answers or submit your own question. Questions are categorized into grade levels (elementary, middle, high school, and college).

Cool Math

Site for students, teachers, and parents. One section for ages 3–12, and another for ages “13–100.” Includes games, interactivities, puzzles, explanations, lessons, etc.

Explore Math

Highly interactive math activities for students and educators. Also includes lesson plans. Elementary Algebra through Pre-Calculus. Search the “Gizmo” catalog by grade and/or topic.

Frank Potter’s Science Gems: Mathematics

Math links by category and grade level.

Geometry.net

A large resource of categorized math-related links. Categories include: basic math (arithmetic, algebra, calculus, geometry, number system, Trigonometry, etc.), pure and applied math (discrete math, fractals, probability, etc.), math help desk (calculators, dictionaries, formulas, games, etc.), famous theorems (Axiom of Choice, Riemann Hypothesis, perfect and prime numbers, etc.), and more.

Internet for Mathematicians

A free “teach yourself” tutorial on Internet information skills for finding math resources. Tour key sites for math, discover tools and techniques to improve your Internet searching, review the critical thinking required when using the Internet, and reflect on how to use the Internet for studying, teaching or research. Great for teachers, but also appropriate for high school students.

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: Mathematics

Links to educational sites for math

Kid’s Click: Math

Impressive list of links by category (math-general, games, problems, history, algebra, arithmetic, geometry, etc.). Provides description and reading grade level for each site. For students in grades K-7.

Math Realm

Hundreds of award-winning math lessons, learning tools and exploration activities for grades 4–12. Create worksheets and tests for students to complete online that are automatically graded.

PBS TeacherSource: Math

Lesson plans, teachers guides, and activities.

**Science**

Access Excellence

Resources for health and bioscience teachers and students. Includes lessons, activities, news, and more.

Brain Pop

Science, Biology and Technology subjects that correspond to the National Science Education Standards for 5–8 grades. Each subject contains a 3–4 minute animated movie, an interactive quiz, an experiment, a comic strip, a how-to hands on application, a timeline and a print-able activity page. (Note: Animated movies cannot be downloaded and saved for use in PowerPoint.)

Frank Potter’s Science Gems: Great links to Great Science Resources

Links by category and grade level for physical science, earth science, life science, science Web Quests, and other resources for the science student and teacher.

Geometry.net

A large resource of categorized science-related links. Categories include: physics, astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, environment, and more. The general category of “Science” includes 321 subjects.

Human Anatomy Online

An inner exploration of human anatomy. Each topic has animations, 100′s of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links.

Insecta Inspecta

An award-winning site created by an Intel® Teach to the Future Master Teacher and her middle school students. Includes information and student-created graphics on ants, bees, beetles, butterflies, crickets, fleas, mantids (praying mantis), mosquitoes, and termites, plus links to other insect information.

Internet for Science

Free “teach yourself” tutorials on Internet information skills for a variety of science topics: nature, chemistry, earth science, physics, and history and philosophy of science. Tour key Web sites, discover tools and techniques to improve your Internet searching, review the critical thinking required when using the Internet, and reflect on how to use the Internet for studying, teaching or research. Great for teachers, but also appropriate for high school students.

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators: Science, Computing, and Technology

Links to educational sites for science and technology.

Kid’s Click: Science

Impressive list of links by category (animals, environment, natural disasters, space, and then specific sub-topics such as general science, biology, dinosaurs, rocks, weather, etc.). Provides description and reading grade level for each site. For students in grades K-7.

Kid’s Click: Machines and Transportation

Impressive list of links by category (inventions, navigation, planes, tools, weapons, etc.). Provides description and reading grade level for each site. For students in grades K-7.

NASA: Earth Science Enterprise

Includes science topics: Air, Natural Hazards, Land, Water, People, as well as Games and Teacher Guides. Appropriate for 4–8. Includes articles, quizzes, interactive maps and activities, animations, and more. For more general information about Earth Science (appropriate for grades 9–12), visit: http://earth.nasa.gov/

NASA JPL - Ocean Surface Topography from Space

Resources for studying the oceans, weather, and the satellites providing information on these topics. Site is specifically for students.

National Atlas of the United States

Includes high-quality, small-scale maps, national geospatial and geostatistical data sets (soils, county boundaries, volcanoes, watersheds, crime patterns, population distribution, etc.), easy-to use online interactive maps that can be custom-made, and dynamic multimedia maps designed to animate and illustrate the changing United States.

PBS TeacherSource: Science & Technology

Lesson plans, teachers guides, and activities.

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Last Modified on March 21, 2011, at 01:30 PM by Chris DeCristofaro