"Anatomy Arcade makes basic human anatomy come ALIVE through awesome free flash games, interactives and videos.
Anatomy Arcade is perfect for the novice teenager in the classroom, right through to students and professionals of health care looking for a fun way to revise."
*games are referenced by game catergory and by body system
*can sign up for the newsletter

"This mission was born of frustration with what I saw as a lack of truly engaging material in the area of anatomy and also a frustration as a teacher catching students wasting class time playing flash games every time they were in a computer lab. The catch phrase "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" sums up the decision I made; to investigate the potential of these "pesky" little games to invigorate the delivery of anatomical material to the teenage audience.

Sept.09 from Aaron Dufour
space science
current events
"The International Year of Astronomy 2009 is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery. Everyone should realise the impact of astronomy and other fundamental sciences on our daily lives, and understand how scientific knowledge can contribute to a more equitable and peaceful society."
* focal point for a community event -- what a great leadership project this could be. In Vancouver we have access to a portable planetarium we can have come to our school. There a programs for younger students and older ones. I'd really like to see the ESC 11 students put on an event for the grade 9's (space science) and for the elementary school.

An interactive online resource for learning biology developed at The University of Arizona. The Biology Project is fun, richly illustrated, and tested on 1000s of students. It has been designed for biology students at the college level, but is useful for high school students, medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people.

Developed at MIT,
ocmprehensive coverage of K-12 math & science
Students progress at their own pace.
  • Just-in-time learning on 4,000+ skills
  • Watch videos tutorials to easily understand new concepts
  • Practice online to get immediate feedback and solutions

space science
downloadable videos embedded in a science fiction romance story about space travel
(videos can also be used alone)
Science 9, science and tech, model for students to engage in digital story telling blending science and fiction

5 kinds of data entry graphs: bar, line, area, pie, XY
*enter up to 50 data points
*for students to use
*provides a tutorial for each type of graph
  • can print the final graph
great way to get students who do not know how to graph to enter all the parts (titles, axis labels, etc.) My Bi12 students really dislike graph questions. I think I could persuade them to graph with this.

99 math resources
Earth Day Network believes all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment.
the best ecological footprint calculator I've seen

94 science resources

science, environmentalism

The Electric Heart
*interactive companion website to the NOVA program form 1999
*map of the heart
*artificial human
*operation heart transplant
*documentary follows surgeons as they developed the artificial heart

Sept.09 frm Aaron Dufour
online. downloadable, and app versions + a game to rreview and test one's knowledge
  • All relevant details regarding the elements of the periodic table
    From classification to element features to their history of discovery
  • Simple, concise, intuitive
    Well-structured and neat arrangement of groups and periods, detailed pages for every element, quick access to needed information
  • Interactive handling
    Mouse-over displays, intelligent controls, and numerous selection options
  • Multi-lingual
    Available in English, German, French, and Spanish
  • Playfully testing your knowledge
    An entertaining game for testing your knowledge and improving your highscore
*field guides
*biobitz -- a limited-time, limited-space species inventory of the organisms that live in an area
*tools --to engage learners, inspire new ways of learning about biodiversity, and provide rich examples of the types of educational applications that are possible with the Encyclopedia of Life.

[Note: the virtual world may take a few moments to load. You can also visit the Whyreef at

interactive online simulations -- use free for 4 minutes without the free trial
"We call them Gizmos because virtual manipulatives is too difficult to say! All kidding aside, the use of the word Gizmo to describe our simulations goes back to the origins of ExploreLearning."
  • fun, easy to use, and help students develop a deep understanding of challenging concepts through inquiry and exploration.
  • research-based, flexible tools used by teachers across all 50 states in a wide variety of ways. Gizmos are ideal for small group work, individual exploration, and whole class instruction using an LCD projector or interactive whiteboard."

June 2010
collection of online and printable resources
This website offers links and information on Web 2.0 applications for Math and Science.
These applications were presented at the 2008 Illinois Education & Technology Conference.

Oct. 2010
"The guiding mission behind MyScienceBox is that teachers should have free access to the best hands-on, classroom tested, science lessons."

Topics: Ecology, Watersheds
Geology, Genetics & Evolution, Plate Tectonics, Physiology
"Create a printable version of any lesson plan or even a whole teaching box by clicking the 'printer friendly version' button at the bottom of any page."
*Creative Commons license
*Standards aligned.
*Focus is Califormia, but it should not be too difficult to modify for your local area.

Mar. 2011
tabs for educators and students
students can create an account in 'myNASA'
"NASA eClips™ are short relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections."
*all fully downloadable

"The Open Science Resources (OSR) portal enables you to access the finest digital collections in European science centres and museums."

See the PPT at
*includes numerous educational materials (images of exhibits and scientific instruments, animations, videos, lesson plans, student projects and educational pathways with guidelines for interactive museum visit experiences)

science & tech
*also has cool widgets to add to your wiki or class website

*classroom resources by grade
*discussion forum (register), Pro-d ($)

PhET Interactive Simulations
from University of Colorado
at Boulder
simulations; teacher ideas & activities
Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena; online and downloadable versions
physics, bi, chem, esc, math

professional network for scientists
Could be an interesting way to locate experts around the world who might be willing to answer questions
doing research

Sept.09 from Vince Hill
"free science fair project ideas, answers, & tools for serious students"
"The award-winning, non-profit Science Buddies empowers K-12 students, parents, and teachers to quickly and easily find free project ideas and help in all areas of science from physics to food science and music to microbiology. Whether your goal is to find a fun science activity for your kids or win the international science fair, puts comprehensive, scientist-authored tools, tips, and techniques at your fingertips."
-has a blog, newsletter, Facebook group
-great "ask an expert" feature
-recruiting high school students to work as volunteer experts

July 2010
all science AND math as well
  • videos
*embed code provided
"Science360 Knowledge Network immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. We gather the latest science videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation and more."
There are also news and radio services.
  • radio
  • all features
  • searchable
  • radio

all free
from Nikkon
flash video with captions from 10¯¹⁵ km to 10²⁷light years
"We are able to view all entities, from the microworld to the universe, from a single perspective. By setting them up against a scale, we are able to compare and understand things which cannot be physically compared.
Today, using the electron microscope and astronomical telescope, we can see the objects which we have not been aware of its existence before. Are you able to fathom, or even roughly grasp, these sizes?"
esc (space); measurementuniverscale.jpg

science, water
Everything water -- contribute a water story. "Countless hours spent in search of clean drinking water, peaceful moments along the banks of a much loved river, the clamor of a classroom learning the rules of hand washing, or the pride of promoting a public or private partnership for managing water resources. The stories display the vast differences in access to water and sanitation around the world, but also demonstrate how important water and sanitation are to all of us- equally."
Participate in a global event

"complete, 3D, interactive models of all body systems"
Subscription is $17.95 per term

Sept.09 from Aaron Dufour

Teacher Collections & Blogs

Mr. Porth's Science Classroom website

July 2010