2011 Stuff to Share!

If you have something that someone may want to use, or that you find helpful, POST IT HERE! If you have a tie to standards, it will make Angie even happier! ;) Happy sharing!

Another moon phases website from Mary Jo:
Big Kid Science

Jen's Prezi on gravity.
Jen's Prezi on plate tectonics.
Here is a NOVA video clip of the formation of elements.
http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/phy03.sci.phys.matter.origin/
Sorry it was too large to upload.

Song & Lyrics about Doppler Shift from Helen.
astrocappella.com/doppler.shtml


Here is the Air Pressure Karate Chop -from Jay Kuecker (Kearney)




















Here is the hydrogen explosion



Slow Motion


Today's meet - A collaboration web site. I have a love/hate relationship with this one. LOVE that kids can have a "background" conversation while interacting with me. Slight "Hate" that I can't moderate posts, just in case. Big "hate" that too much usage and it gets blocked by our web "nanny." Lots of applications in the class room. ~Angie

Scientific thinking - Trying to figure out how to increase scientific thinking rather than how to take a test? Try using questions/strategies from this resource.


SCASS Login info:

UN: nebscass
PW: 1ks1r25n

Interactives like Gizmos, but FREE!



SITES FROM OUR VISIT TO THE WEATHER CENTER IN VALLEY

This is going to be a list of the links our hostess handed out. First are two links to climate change that Barb suggested during our visit.
http://skepticalscience.com/
http://www.climatecentral.org/

Data Sources
National Weather Service Omaha/Valley, NE: www.weather.gov/climate/
High Plains Regional Climate Center: http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/
Midwest Regional Climate Center: http://mrcc.isws.illinois.edu/
NASA Climate Time Machine: http://climate.nasa.gov/ClimateTimeMachine/climateTimeMachine.cfm
NASA Warming World: http://climate.nasa.gov/warmingworld/
NASA Key Indicators: http://climate.nasa.gov/keyIndicators/
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, Snow Network -CoCoRaHS: http://www.cocorahs.org/

Climate Predictions
NOAA Climate Prediction Center: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/

Climate Information
NOAA Climate Services: http://www.climate.gov/
Difference between Weather and Climate (NASA) http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html

Teacher Resources
NOAA Education Resources: http://www.education.noaa.gov/
NOAA Education Resources about Climate: http://www.education.noaa.gov/Climate/
NWS Education: http://www.weather.gov/education.php
NASA Climate Change for Educators: http://climate.nasa.gov/education/
USDA Forest Service Conservation Education: http://www.fs.usda.gov/conservationeducation
Teachers' Domain, Climate: http://www.teachersdomain.org/ (her link did not work)
PBS Teachers: STEM Professional Development: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/stem/professionaldevelopment/
UCAR Understanding Climate Change: http://www2.ucar.edu/news/backgrounders/understanding-climate-change-global-warming
UCAR Global Change Instruction Program: http://www.ucar.edu/communications/gcip/
UCAR Kids' Crossing - Living in the Greenhouse: http://eo.ucar.edu/kids/green/
NCAR Climate Discovery: http://ecourses.ncar.ucar.edu/climate_change_series.html
Difference between Weather and Climate: http://eo.ucar.edu/educators/ClimateDiscovery/LIA_lesson1_9.28.05.pdf


Videos
NASA Climate Reel: http://climate.nasa.gov/ClimateReel/
The Water Channel: http://www.thewaterchannel.tv/en/videos/categories/viewcategory/21climate-change

An article on Doppler radar and wind turbines: Newspaper = Wisconsin State Journal

After searching for about an hour, I was unable to come up with a primary source on the study of wind turbines and rainfall amounts. I DID however come across this one on wind farms and evaporation. I would counter an argument of rainfall/evaporation with significance of the data. Does .3mm really matter? Which will impact rainfall/evaporation more, a three degree celcius increase or a .3mm more of evaporation?


Here is a link to where you can buy a "lines of force" demonstration kit like Angela showed us in KICKS2. It's about $45.00
http://www.prolabscientific.com/Magnetic-Field-Demonstrator-p-24212.html

An image of our demo of the nerf globe and the lines of force of the earth
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Jay with the magnet inside the squishy ball showing lines of force


Magnetic Declination site that will calculate it.
http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomagmodels/struts/calcDeclination

Another website
http://www.magnetic-declination.com/

What is declination?
http://www.magnetic-declination.com/what-is-magnetic-declination.php


Here are some pictures of the northern lights
http://www.centralnebraskaphotography.com/sky.html

7 Hills Observatory in Kearney
http://www.7hillsobs.org/


ROCKS
Here is a Geology site with rock identification labs online.
http://facweb.bhc.edu/academics/science/harwoodr/geol101/index.htm


Some Pictures Thanks to Deb! Folks. . . Put in some captions!
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Looking at the Big Dipper in space
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Big Dipper from above
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Rebecca in a vaccum bag
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She said it felt like a big hug.
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Carson with the Har Bottle
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Density tank in action
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"Sabrina, she said NOT to mix it up!"
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The water comes out striped, too!
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The stream was layered too. And it felt pretty cool!

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On "the floor" of the NWS Valley weather station.

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You thought managing a classroom was hard. Try six computer screens!

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Katy and the evaporation tank.

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Housing for the thermometer and low level anemometer.
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Standard level anemometer.

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Us: "Barbara, what's the big cone thing? Barbara: "I have no idea." :)

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Where they launch weather balloons.
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Measuring sea floor spreading rates in a model.
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Teacher catches the naughty boys slacking on data collection.

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