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Science

Science Curriculum

Smarter Science Framework - understanding the language of the science curricular competencies

Smarter Science Resources - links to the posters for scaffolding the scientific inquiry cycle, available in both French and English

hhmi - Biointeractive - amazing FREE videos, labs and virtual field trips

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips -  Take your students beyond the classroom walls. Tour the National Archives, see how an egg farm works, explore NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, or hear from the President of the United States. Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips are fun, educational, and free!

SD71's Science Resource page - materials organized by grade and big idea

Science World Teacher Resources - many ideas for scientific inquiry and activities to do with students

Abbotsford Energy Dashboard - information about green energy and up to the minute data on energy usage in Abbotsford schools

Scientific American Education - Scientific American has many useful resources (pictures, videos, teaching resources)

National Geographic & National Geographic Kids - engaging articles and amazing pictures to start conversations in class, the kids website also includes games 

Science Video Sources:

  • Gross Science -  Just like it sounds - all the amazing GROSS aspects of science.  Videos ranging from ‘What are Tonsil Stones’ to ‘Why do dogs eat poop’ to ‘Strange Plants’ and ‘What Really Causes Sunburns’.
  • TED_Ed - 5 minutes or less, well designed and informative titles from TED. Playlists range from scientific to more social sciences topics, from the body and space to big questions and emotions.
  • It’s Okay to Be Smart -  This channel is all about science, the amazing universe we live in, and the pleasure of finding things out.  His playlists are well sorted to give you easy access to any science topic you may be looking into.
  • Scientific American Videos - based on articles and ideas that Scientific American has covered, very informative
  • GE YouTube Channel -  General Electric has an amazing set of inspiring videos with science, design and career connections.  A powerful example of communication.
  • BrainCraft - This channel is ‘Talking psychology, neuroscience and why we act the way we do.’ Lots of interesting and thought provoking videos. Quick, interesting and to the point.
  • Science With Tom - Science rap music videos. An 8th grade science teacher taking his science online, and also publishing his science rap music videos.
  • JASON Learning Videos - designed to motivate and inspire students to pursue interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • Deep Look - DEEP LOOK explores big science by going very, very small. They use macro photography and microscopy  to see science up close ... really, really close.
  • Physics Girl - A physics outreach youtube channel for girls and women in physics. Cool, awesome, fun physics videos accessible to everyone.
  • Animal Wonders - This exotic animal rescue area hosts a video channel demonstrating exotic animals being amazing, while also sharing behind the scenes footage of what it's like to care for 80+ exotic animals. http://www.animalwonders.org/ 
  • Crash Course - Much more than just science videos, these 10-15 minute 'crash courses' cover topics from the history of science to ecology to engineering (as well as world history, European history, business skills, literature, psychology, etc).
  • Crash Course Kids - for a younger audience than Crash Course, these videos cover a wide variety of science and engineering topics in an easy to understand format.
  • SciShow Kids - based around all those curious topics that make us ask "why?", this show answers questions and explains fun, complex science concepts for kids.
  • PBS Space Time - Exploring the outer reaches of space, the craziness of astrophysics, the possibilities of sci-fi, and anything else you can think of beyond Planet Earth with astrophysicist Matthew O’Dowd.
  • Verisatium - science and engineering videos featuring experiments, expert interviews, cool demos, and discussions with the public about everything science.