Its tough (logistically) to gets kids out of the classroom. However, there are times when I feel this is the best thing we can do as science educators. I've traveled with students to ponds, streams, rivers and the oceans across many states. And in every case, if they can get wet, dirty or pick up something squishy, they love it. What if we could do that more often in class? I just discovered this virtual field trip site from Arizona State. Not only does it take you to exotic places around the world, it also provides video and background on each location. Check it out, this is a great free resource.
Virtual Field Trips from Arizona State
Frank Gregorio has a talent for developing video for the sciences. I use his materials frequently to introduce concepts in science class. If you haven't watched any of his materials yet, check out this video on traits of life. They are epic!
Looking to go to a 1 to 1 classroom? I have been considering this for sometime. As I began to develop lessons for this purpose, I have come to a couple conclusions.
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