DEC Scan Journal : February 2012
PUBLISHER: TeacherLED, UK REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [519.07] *1531915* SCIS 1531915 Light and shadows www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ ages/7_8/light_shadows.shtml A section from the BBC site on science, this webpage looks at light and shadows and the effects of both time and distance between a light source and an object. Students can manipulate the objects, a lamp, sun and moon to create different effects. This activity would be suitable for use with an IWB, with teachers inviting students' predictions and encouraging discussion and critical reasoning. A worksheet is provided to reinforce the key ideas and lesson plans are available in the Resources for teachers section. The website would be suitable for lessons in the Earth and its surroundings strand of the Science and Technology K--6 syllabus and Stage 2 COGs unit (C): Effects of growth and change. R. Parnis USER LEVEL: Stage 2 KLA: SciTech SYLLABUS: Science & Technology K--6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Light -- Problems, exercises, etc; Shades and shadows -- Problems, exercises, etc PUBLISHER: BBC, UK REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [535.076] *1444320* SCIS 1444320 Magnets and springs www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ ages/7_8/magnets_springs.shtml Within a broader BBC site on science, this webpage looks at magnets and springs. In a simulation of an experiment, students try to lift various objects with magnets of different sizes. This would be a good introductory activity using the IWB. Students could then complete the activity individually at their computers. A worksheet is provided to record results and to continue testing other objects with real magnets. Lesson plans are provided in the Resources for teachers section. The website could be useful in lessons within the Physical phenomena strand of the Science and Technology K--6 syllabus and Stage 3 COGs unit (F): Physical phenomena. R. Parnis USER LEVEL: Stage 3 KLA: SciTech SYLLABUS: Science and Technology K--6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Magnetism -- Problems, exercis- es, etc; Springs (Mechanics) -- Problems, exercises, etc PUBLISHER: BBC, UK REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [538.076] *1444884* SCIS 1444884 Interactives: DNA www.learner.org/interactives/dna/index. html For Science teachers examining any unit of work about DNA or genetics, this comprehensive website is worth bookmarking. Some of the most useful sections include Genetics, Discovery of DNA and the Human Genome Project, all of which have relevance for Stage 6 Biology students completing Option Topic 9.7, Genetics: The Code Broken? The Discovery of DNA section features an interactive timeline, which would present well on an IWB or student laptop, and is ideal for use with Science students in Years 7--10 when exploring the Watson-Crick DNA model. Each section uses minimal written text and attractive graphics which should sustain the attention of most students. The Ethics questions section provides a list of common, controversial questions asked in class when completing any genetics unit of work. A Quiz, compris- ing forty multiple choice questions with feedback and prompts can be used for revision. I. Mavin USER LEVEL: Stage 5 Stage 6 KLA: Science SYLLABUS: Biology Stage 6; Science 7--10 SCIS SUBJECTS: Human Genome Project; DNA PUBLISHER: Annenberg Foundation, USA, 2011 REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [572.8] *1531100* SCIS 1531100 Teeth and eating www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ ages/7_8/teeth_eating. shtml Part of a broader BBC site on science, this webpage looks at teeth and their role in eating. A colourful inter- active activity matching teeth with their owners includes a link to more detailed information on carnivores, omnivores and herbivores and their teeth. It is followed by a quick quiz to test students' understanding of the information provided. This interactive activity would be suitable for sharing an IWB. Resources for teachers provides an online and offline lesson plan, worksheet and links to the United Kingdom curriculum. R. Parnis USER LEVEL: Stage 1 KLA: SciTech SYLLABUS: Science K--6 SCIS SUBJECTS: Teeth -- Problems, exercises, etc; Educational games PUBLISHER: BBC, UK REVIEW DATE: 24/01/2012 [573.3] *1531274* SCIS 1531274 Ecology lab www.learner.org/courses/envsci/index.html Free interactive lessons across a range of Key Learning Areas are the feature of this valuable educational website. A section of the larger site, this focuses on two main areas of ecology -- the role of plants, The producers, and the interactions of a theoretical Food web involving producers and consumers. Each element has step-by-step lessons for students to complete at Volume 31, February 2012 57 Scan the SCIS barcodes to select eresources for your collection. = must be purchased.