Finding information is easy. The trouble comes when you take a look at what is a truly useful and reliable Internet source. There are enormous amounts of resources out there. However, many of the links are simply another source of links. Often you may find what you are looking for but you must pay in order to access the information. However, with some careful searching their is a wealth of available.
While searching I found three very valuable Internet Resources:
1. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) NSTA offers an unbelievable amount of materials. Ranging from videos, lesson plans, simulations, Podcast, Books, News and more. My favorite is the interactive resource, Galapagos Education. When students Explore Galapagos Guide they are able to see, hear, and learn about the island landscape and wildlife. Students are even able to learn about the undersea submersible used by scientists in the film to explore the Galapagos waters. Resources contain down loadable investigations and online activities for use in or out of the classroom. The students also really enjoy watching an animated cartoon that they can easily relate to.
2. Public Broadcast Station (PBS) This Broadcasting, website has excellent visual and investigative resources for both math and science.For science they cover topics such as liquid volume, linear measurement, problem solving and balancing equations. PBS offers a 22 minute long episode of CYBERCHASE that corresponds to the different topics while encorporating an adventure. To conclude the video they end with a real world correlation to the topic.
3. National Education of Teachers (NEA) This website offers a special variety of classroom resources each month. This site offers Technology Interactives, Lesson Plans, Games and Tools. The Interactives and Media that was most applicable to 7th grade science was Skin Cancer Investigation, and The Placebo Effect Sea . The site offers a description of the activity, down loadable resources, ways of using the resource, and other related resources.