Looking for a great primer to warm up the science class? Needing some quick supplementary media to add to your curriculum? Or do you just want to know what is happening in the science world? It is a struggle to keep kids excited about science when their main concern is passing the TAKS test instead of truly understanding the concept for something more than a multiple choice answer. They must be engaged.
Well, 60 Second Science has just the ticket. It is a part of Scientific American‘s web presence. You will find topics in categories such as animal and pet, archaeology, biology, computers, Earth science, environment, energy, climate, health, math, physics, and more. You can visit their blog and read the short posts (which link to more in-depth content for further study), view videos, or even subscribe to their podcast via iTunes.
Some of their recent posts include:
I would say some of this content can be used with elementary grade classes with the right modifications. Some of the content just might be a bit over their heads.
Thanks to Tim over at Top 101 Web Sites for Teachers for the heads-up. Keep up the great work, Tim!
Photo Credit: Me; my son “operating” on a frog in a dissection kit made with some type of Jello substance.