DEC Scan Journal : February 2011
Scan Vol 30 No 1 February 2011 65 USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 KLA: Science SYLLABUS: Chemistry Stage 6; Science 7--10 SCIS SUBJECTS: Chemistry -- Study and teaching; Classroom activities PUBLISHER: ChemEd DL, USA REVIEW DATE: 30/09/2010 [540.07] *1465577* SCIS 1465577 Natural History Museum: kids only www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/ These well designed, colourful and engaging children's pages have a rich variety of offerings. Fun 'n' games > Mission explore intro- duces students to processes used by practising scientists at the museum, and the irresistible game of Race your louse through a head of hair. Earth includes a chance to create volcanoes and to see how a fossil is formed. Life explores habitat and adaptations, and I want be an 'ologist introduces young scientists, including an entomologist and a palaeontologist. External links are to reputable sites such as NASA and BBC Science and Nature. The language is student friendly and useful for the Science and Technology study of living things and the Earth. M. Davis USER LEVEL: Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 KLA: SciTech SYLLABUS: Science & Technology K--6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Natural history; Nature study PUBLISHER: Natural History Museum, UK REVIEW DATE: 01/10/2010  *1332853* SCIS 1332853 Blueprints database www.the-blueprints.com/blueprints Students interested in technical drawing, especially with an automotive focus, will love this website. It has a large collection of drawings on topics such as Motorcycles, WWI airplanes, Science fiction, Humans, and Phones. Students can refine their search within the broad topics by accessing links to specific models. 2D views of the subject matter are provided and these can be used for illustrating orthogonal and isometric drawing, and as a basis for building production drawing techniques. Vector drawings is a good source of car material, and the Gallery contains 3D pictorial designs to use in the development of rendering skills. Tutorials are provided, including a demonstration of how to use CAD tools. Students can upload creations into the gallery and edit designs as they develop, allowing students the interesting possibility of presenting their work to a real audience. M. Timperley USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 Professional KLA: CA; TAS SYLLABUS: Graphics Technology 7--10; Industrial Technology Stage 6; Visual Design CEC Stage 6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Blueprints PUBLISHER: The-blueprints.com, Netherlands REVIEW DATE: 01/10/2010 [604.2] *1468534* SCIS 1468534 Culture and design virtual gallery: showcasing the work of NSW design students https://detwww.det.nsw.edu.au/curr_support/technology/culture _design/index.html ABSTRACT Available within the NSW DET portal, this virtual gallery was developed by the Technology Unit. It is an interactive cyberspace for exhibiting student work from three schools which participated in this virtual gallery project. Schools uploaded student work to a forum that has photographs and podcasts. Instructions for using video editing programs and uploading details are provided. Staff and students can view the resources and ideas used by the three project schools and share ideas. The pages contain photographs of students with their work, information, and some have a video of the student talking about their inspiration and techniques. Resources include sample units of work, documentaries and internet links, plus information for teaching multicultural, Aboriginal and Indigenous design content. The sample units of work are: Soft sculptured dolls exploring cultural stories; Micro documentary: culture and design: and Discover the world through soft furnishings. USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 KLA: TAS SYLLABUS: Design & Technology 7--10; Design & Technology Stage 6; Textiles & Design 7--10; Textiles & Design Stage 6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Industrial design; Textile design; Technology PUBLISHER: NSW DET, Australia REVIEW DATE: 01/10/2010  *1468538* SCIS 1468538 Body builder www.abpischools.org.uk/activescience/module4/home.html Using this site, which requires Flash 7, students can assemble a range of bones and organs onto a male or female body. Body fact file, which describes each organ or bone by location and function and then places it on the body, is the starting point. Interactive body builder provides a brief description and asks the user to drag the body part to the appropriate place on the figure. Against the clock is a demanding test of knowledge about what goes where. The site is easy to navigate, business like, and it offers basic infor- mation for studying the human body as a complex system. M. Davis USER LEVEL: Stage 1 Stage 2 KLA: SciTech SYLLABUS: Science & Technology K--6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Human anatomy PUBLISHER: GlaxoSmithKline, UK REVIEW DATE: 01/10/2010  *1336119* SCIS 1336119 Days of wonder: heart & circulation www.mystery-productions.info/hyper/Hypermedia_2003/ Abboushi/Artefact/index.html Excellent graphics, animation, interactivity and sound allow this site to focus on the heart and its functioning at quite a complex level. The sequence of learning is clear and logical: Organ warehouse identifies the organs and their placement and offers a description of each one; Heart lab zooms in on the functioning of Download free software, such as Adobe digital editions or Calibre, to read e-books on your computer.