Monday, May 20, 2013

Science in our Lives




Science of Everyday Life
http://scienceofeverydaylife.discoveryeducation.com/
Discovery Education and 3M have partnered to bring the science of everyday life into your classroom.  This fantastic collection of resources is for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.  On the site you will find videos and interactives that help kids learn about the science around them and make connections to what they are learning in school. Read more on the iLearn Technology blog.

Science Behind the News
http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/science-behind-the-news
In partnership with the National Science Foundation, NBC explores the science, technology and engineering found in current events.  Here, you will find a collection of videos that introduce students to the science found in the world around them and current events.  Students can learn about everything from quantum computing, to predictive policing, to crowd sourcing and weather phenomenon.  Each video is around 5 minutes long and are well produced. Go to the iLearn Technology blog to learn more about this site.

Ocean Science--Free iPad App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ocean-science/id612611622?mt=8
Ocean Science is a multimedia book that cover aspects of biology, ocean currents, conservation, and exploration.

Healthy Heroes--Free iPad App
https://itunes.apple.com/app/healthy-heroes-nutrition-for/id608703978?mt=8
Healthy Heroes helps elementary children learn about nutritious snacks and meals.

Apple announced that the App Store hit 50 Billion downloads on May 16!
Apple® today announced that customers have downloaded over 50 billion apps* from the revolutionary App Store℠. Customers are downloading more than 800 apps per second at a rate of over two billion apps per month on the App Store.


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