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PhET Interactive Simulations for science

Free simulations for students to use to learn biology, chemistry, physics and earth science (and math) at all grade levels.  This is an incredibly rich site, with lesson plans for each simulation.  Simulations allow students to manipulate variables and get data.  many use HTML, some still are Java.  Powerful.

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Aisles of Confusion

A case about exploring different food labels such as GMOs, gluten free and organic.  Available through the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.  

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This site can:

  • Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
  • Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary
  • Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
  • Help improve learning outcomes

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Khan Academy

We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.

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Annenberg Learner

Multimedia resources for teaching science.

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Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom.

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Leadership Groups

an article related to social learning and outlining roles that can be played by members of groups.  Useful to us for the conference is the Social Reporter pp 16-19

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Diagram Center

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Apps for identifying plants and animals

SEEK is an app within iNaturalist for ipad and iphone

PlantNet for both IOS and Android devices

iNaturalist has apps for both IOS and Android.  Has a community. 

Link to teacher information in iNaturalist for ideas on using this site

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Biotility . Credentialing exam for high schools

First is a one sheet overview for teachers of Biotility's  Biotechnology Assistant Credentialling Exam (BACE) for Florida that Linnea Fletcher discussed.  Has links to state of Florida's curriculum frameworks.

Second link goes to the BACE website.  There is professional development for teachers available  

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Biotech Careers and Bio-Link Educational resources

Links to two projects that have resources to support you and your students in developing programs, opportunities and education resources for biotech careers and educational project.  

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GMO Review Article

This article has data that can be adopted for graphing skills activity.

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Evaluating GMO Perspectives through labeling

This is a unit with several different lessons.  If begins with labelling, includes a useful overview power point on what a GMO is (does not go through the technology), has a second power point on GMO facts and fiction and many resources.  A nice set of sheets that organize critical thinking activities related to GMOs. 

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Agriculture Careers Information

This page has links to a great deal of information on careers in agriculture, most of which employ technicians of various kinds in the lab, field or market.   It leads to many other resources, such as the magazine Agro World which also has information on careers using technical backgrounds

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K-12 Soil Science Teacher Resources

A nice website to explore on soil science.  Designed for K-12 but could easily be upped in complexity.  Several lesson topics.  When you click one, it opens up to more lessons on that topic!  Check out Soil Conservation as one directly related to the case A Curious Display

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Reebops: Meiosis, pedigrees, twins, candy

Using paper chromosomes each marked with a unique allele, students make their Reebops (a fictional animal), form gametes, fertilize and make two generations of offspring.  They then construct the offspring out of candy using a trait/gene chart.  Pedigree charts may be introduced as an option. 

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