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study online. Join the 'Hackensack MS 7th Grade Science'
group to access flashcards made specifically for our curriculum.
If you have an iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Android or Windows
based smartphone, there are several apps that can be downloaded
(for free) that work with Quizlet. You are never without
your cell phone, so why be without your Quizlet??
SMART Exchange -
Find lesson plans for your SMART Board and
connect with teachers.
- A kind of
educational YouTube! (free)
Great educational videos by Discovery Education (district
membership, but try the 30-day free trial)
Multimedia resources for the classroom, sponsored by WGBH
Educational Foundation (free)
ReadingQuest.org - Reading strategies for more than just
Social Studies! Great graphic organizers.....
- Create professional quality PDF files from almost any
printable document. (free)
Online Timer/Stopwatch - I use it daily for the timed Do Now
questions, as well as other timed assignments. There are
several sounds to choose from.....my classes' favorite is the
Have you ever wanted to show an educational YouTube clip in
class, but were blocked by the CyberNannies? Do you wish
that YouTube videos were downloadable? Well....THEY ARE!
This site will convert any video from a file or url and convert
it into a form that you can save and reuse in class over and
over and over again! (Thanks, Adam, for showing it to me!)
JeopardyLabs - FANTASTIC internet based Jeopardy game
program. I break my class into 3-4 teams (depending on
class size), and each student within a team takes turns
answering questions on individual white boards. The focus
is less on competition as it is on individual review for an
assessment. I'd like to give Mr. Harrington a special
shout out for showing me this site, and for the donated white
Websites and Resources:
- The domain name says it all!
Middle School Portal - National Science Digital Library
Classzone.com - Online resource for use with their Life
CellsAlive.com - Animations of the cell, mitosis and meiosis
Science ClipArt - From Discovery Education
Interactive Mitosis Tutorial - I've been using it for
BAM! Body and Mind - Infectious disease epidemiology
lesson plans brought to you by the Centers for Disease Control
New York State Regents Archives
- Previously used Living Environment (Biology) exams that we use
as "Do Now" bellwork questions. Other sciences,
disciplines and grade levels are available - but my 7th graders
love the feeling that comes with correctly answering a High
School level question!
NSTA.org - The
National Science Teachers Association website. If you are
not a member, join. The NSTA's journals are excellent, and
membership provides you with online access to archived journal
articles and activities. Definitely worth the membership!
OceanFootage.com - quick video clips of aquatic species
Science History - Pick a day, and find out what happened in
the field of science. They include births, deaths and
inventions on a daily basis. I utilize this site to create
a monthly "Science Moments" bulletin board in the hallway.
Nova Science Now - PBS's Nova programming available on the
web. Check out the "Teachers" page to view video clips
with provided Teachers' guides.
Ms. Henley's Class Page - Additional science resources as
compiled by a Middle School teacher in Oklahoma.
email me if there are any other links that you would like to see
on my list!