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August 2016 - This link was updated. How do you assign different roles for students to play in an online discussion?

A simulated experiment on the determination of surface tension by the Capillary Rise Method. It uses capillary tubes of... see more

Interactive module in which students practice using a microscope in a food science laboratory. Mobile version available... see more

A discussion of what is meant by "understanding" using a simulation of the "Monty Hall" or "Three Doors" problem to... see more

"Bridging the gap between science, agriculture, and you." This interactive learning object is a wonderful site about... see more

Your pirate crew is falling ill! Explore the island for clues, and conduct experiments to test food safety hypotheses.

Interactive Micrometer calipers applet.

Interactive Vernier caliper applet.

Edheads Simple Machines Activities help teach grades 2 and up all about Simple and Compound Machines. Explore the house... see more

Powers of Minus Ten lets you interactively zoom into a human hand and explore environments with scientifically-accurate... see more

Introduce the scientific method including terminology Provide a fun activity for students to experience how the... see more

Fun site for middle school science. Students interact with an "Arnold-like" character. Students help the character find... see more

This is an interactive program that walks you through the basics of aseptic technique and how to work under a laminar... see more

Play against the computer on this mini version of the game where strategy goes out the window as your pieces enter... see more

Fit Brains and is a collection of fun, scientifically based brain games that provide a balanced workout across the 5... see more

The video clips in this resource were created to demonstrate why we see the phases of the moon. On the right you can see... see more

I've done something similar to this during my student teaching (I did not author the lab found by this link). It helps... see more

This is a java application to simulate the magnetic striping that results from sea floor spreading combined with magnetic... see more

Take a virtual tour of the body in English or Spanish!  You can see an animated explanation of the heart, digestive... see more

Virtual labs and assessments for science

The MetricConverter Java applet performs simple metric calculations and conversions.

Children embark on a fascinating mission to find and photograph North American endangered animals. This simulation lets... see more

Demographics explores population growth pyramids, much like my Human Demographics simulator below, where you can change... see more