2015 is coming to a close! See what resources were most popular this year on Science NetLinks:
- Growth Stages 1: Infancy and Early Childhood (3-5): This lesson introduces students to the stages of human growth and development that take place during infancy and early childhood.
- Systems of the Human Body (3-5): This lesson explores the different systems within the body and how they work independently and together to form a functioning human body.
- Sink or Float (K-2): In this activity, students determine whether various objects sink or float in water.
The most popular lesson for grades 6-8 was Exploring Pendulums, which helps students understand concepts related to how gravitational forces act on objects by exploring the motion of pendulums. For grades 9-12, the most popular lesson was The History of the Atom 1: The Ancient Greeks, introducing students to the ancient theories of matter that led to the work of John Dalton.
- 3D Brain App (9-12): This app allows you to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures in the brain.
- iCell App (6-12): iCell gives you an interactive, 3D view inside a cell.
- All Systems Are Go! (3-8): In this online activity, a fictional character named Arnold is missing a number of body parts. It's your job to complete each body system so Arnold can function.
Lunar Cycle 2: The Challenge, an activity that allows you to "drag" pictures of different phases of the moon to their correct places in lunar cycles, was the most popular tool for grades K-5.
- Fever Chill: This Science Update answers the question "Why do fevers give you chills?"
- Big Heads: If somebody is really smart, other people might say: "She's got a really big brain." But when it comes to brains, does size really matter? In this Science Update, you'll hear the complicated answer to that simple question.
- Tilted Earth: In this Science Update, learn how the earth got tilted on its axis.
- Weird and Wonderful Creatures: Sarcastic Fringehead: In the first installment in a series about amazing organisms you might not have heard of, we learned about a small fish with an unusual way of defending itself.
- Creative Advances in Educational Technology: We take a look at some of the new technological tools and resources developed for use in education.
- Top 5 Numbers to Know for Earth Day: Celebrate Earth Day with this infographic from Science NetLinks.
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