of the City University of New York
Science Education Webpage
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Welcome! The goal of this web page
is to help you find great science education sources on the web. At Brooklyn
College students of education will be learning by doing, science,
math and technology as recommended by the National Science Education Standards
Teaching and for Professional
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Field Trip Ideas:
Field trips add so much richness
of experience to science learning. Many scientists identify childhood trips
to museums or other field experiences as awakening their lifelong passion
for science. Do some armchair browsing of great science museums across
the country. Consider a leading your students on a "virtual" field
Go to California's Exploratorium
without leaving town.
Try the Franklin Institute
in Philadelphia. Ben Franklin's contributions to the study of
electrostatics were eclipsed only by his contributions to the founding
of our nation.
Explore Boston's Museum
of Science Virtual Exhibits.
I have listed these and many more local informal science
field trip locations alphabetically in A
to Z Field Trips in the New York City area.
Or check out some local resources
and then gather your students and go.
The New York Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher
Education and the New York Academy of Sciences has launched Science
Edunet Online, a site for information on K-12 science, math and technology
Math, Science and Technology Standards Resources:
What am I supposed to be teaching? Take a look at national
and state standards.
For some lesson plan ideas you can follow some of the
Introduce your students to inquiry by joining in one
of the national online research projects:
Urban children can study nature too. Check out
Feeder Watch lets you join others nationwide in studying bird populations
through the Cornell ornithology department.
Students can get involved through Classroom
Get involved in Journey
North's interactive monarch
migration or robin
migration studies. Both species are familiar throughout New York
City. Journey North studies follow global wildlife migration patterns and
patterns of seasonal change. Newer studies include collecting data on signs of
spring such as the Earthworm
Emergence Study and the Leaf-Out
Journey North is a free online educational service,
supported by the Annenberg/CPB.
For more information about how teachers can use Journey North see the teachers
Also consider joining the Monarch
Watch Project. The Monarch Watch Project is an online study developed
by the University of Kansa Department of Entomology and the University of
Minnesota Department of Ecology.
Want to catch up on what's new in science or science
education? Here are a few journals that might interest you...
or your students...
Many science materials can be obtained by recycling
materials that would otherwise end up in the trash. Others are easy to
get at local art supply, pet, or hardware stores. For those hard to find
lab materials including magnets, prisms, etc. check out the following sources.
Also available through these suppliers are science curriculum materials.
Trailblazers is an exemplary mathematics program that offers substantial
support and resources online.
Online encyclopedias are a great ready reference for
those unanswered questions...
you have gotten hooked on science...
for a Masters
Degree in Elementary Science and Environmental Education.
in the Masters Program at Brooklyn College are engaged in a study of the
exotic Monk Parakeet colony on campus. Take
a look at their research.
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