Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Science Niblets - The Science Behind Everyday Topics
Science Niblets is a cool site I learned about from my PLN on Twitter today that explores the science of everyday topics.
The site has articles that describe and explain scientific topics including natural phenomena, biology, technology, physics, and more all related to things we experience in our daily lives.
The articles are geared towards the general public and are short and easy to understand. They provide a great way for students to learn more about science topics and can be useful for beginning learners, ESL/ELL, and even for advanced science students to learn something new. You can search the site by topic too.
You can also ask science questions on the site and they will post an answer, as well as reader answers. There is even a section on teaching reading using science. There are also recommendations and reviews of science books and educational toys.
I'm going to use it as a starting point for some of my lessons, as well as ideas for relating topics to everyday life.
Take a look and share it with your students and colleagues.
Head Rush - fun science show from Discovery with great website
STEM Resource for Educators - lots of great science, technology, engineering and math resources