science

School Lab: Giving life to your ideas

School Lab is an innovative online platform for the creation and exchange of scientific ideas by students, their professors, and researchers!
School Lab aims at helping students to:

Comprehend science’s fascinating challenges
Develop a critical and thought-provoking mindset through innovative and creative activities
Enhance their confidence and skills so they can present their ideas to a wide audience
Value upcoming scientists as role models

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British Council, Educational Radiotelevision - Ministry of Education in collaboration with Sci-Co

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2011

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Namathis

Namathis organizes more than 10,800 educational videos from the Internet, 2,000 in english, 8,000 in spanish and 800 in portuguese (and increasing). It aims to offer video lessons about different subjects to help High School and university students in their studies.
Namathis seek and organize Youtube.com videos in matters so that the student can reach different video explanations upon the same topic. Students can also comment and ask the community about it.
Students have just one place to access the videos of the subjects they are studying; they can watch more than one explanation, so they can understand thoroughly what they are learning. They can share comments and questions with teachers and students over a specific theme.
Students can access academic contents in a flexible way. They catch up when they miss a class and, above all, they can revise the material as many times as they think it is necessary to prepare an exam
Teachers can add videos about a subject they consider useful not needing to sign up for it. Also they can answer questions of the students, taking into account that thousands of students could be helped this way.
Educational video authors in Namathis are viewed more times because they are enlisted by subject-matter and topic. Besides, every video includes a link to the author's channel in Youtube, boosting up its visibility.

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In English:
Computing
• Android
• Computer Science

Finance & Economy
• Finance

Geometry
• Angles
• Introduction to Euclidean geometry

Humanities
• Art History: - 400 C.E. Ancient Cultures
• History

Math
• Algebra: Absolute value
• Algebra: Exponents and Radicals
• Algebra: Graphing linear equations and inequalities
• Algebra: Introduction to Algebra
• Algebra: Logarithms
• Algebra: Ratios & proportions
• Algebra: Solving linear equations
• Algebra: Solving linear inequalities
• Algebra: Systems of equations and inequalities
• Geometry - Basic
• Probability
• Trigonometry

Science
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Cosmology and Astronomy
• Healthcare and Medicine
• Organic Chemistry
• Physics

In Spanish:
Ciencias
• Anatomía
• Biología
• Ecología
• Física
• Geografía
• Medicina
• Química
• Química orgánica

Ciencias Sociales
• Chino mandarín
• Filosofía
• Francés
• Historia
• Historia de Latinoamérica
• Historia del Arte
• Inglés
• Lengua
• Literatura
• Reglas gramaticales
• Sociología

Deportes
• Taekwondo

Economía y Finanzas
• Contabilidad
• Economía
• Finanzas

Informática
• Android
• Drupal
• E-learning Class
• eXeLearning
• Google Docs
• Graphmatica
• HTML
• HTML 5
• Diseño Gráfico
• MS Access 2010
• MS Excel 2010
• MS Word 2010
• Internet
• Java
• Moodle
• MS Access 2007
• MS Excel 2003
• MS Excel 2007
• MS PowerPoint 2007
• MS Word 2000
• MS Word 2003
• MS Word 2007
• PHP
• Programación Android
• Ubuntu
• Wikispaces
• Windows 7
• Xcode - Programar aplicaciones iOS (iPhone y iPad)

Matemática
• Algebra
• Algebra: Ecuaciones de primer grado
• Análisis Matemático
• Aritmética
• Cálculo
• Curiosidades Matemáticas
• Desarrollo de Matemáticas
• Ecuaciones Diferenciales
• Geometría
• Pre Algebra
• Probabilidad y estadística
• Trigonometría

Más...
• Ajedrez
• Homeopatía

In Portuguese:
Ciência
• Biologia
• Fisica
• Geografia
• Química

Matemática
• Álgebra
• Álgebra: Exemplos
• Aritmética
• Geometria
• Trigonometría

1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info

The French website 1jour1actu - Des outils pour mieux comprendre l'info contains hundreds of contents (articles, videos, activities, dossiers, games, interactive sheets) on many different topics, ranging from Art, Literature, History, Biology, Science, to media literacy, sport, actualities.
The contents are aimed at the use in primary education classrooms. Each content is composed by attractive images, clear and short texts and a list of related contents for further deepening.
The teacher section provides them with “The highlights of the week”, files to download for the use in the classroom and an overview of the news and activities of the week.

200 Free Kids Educational Resources

The resources listed in this article, appeared at the beginning of 2013 on the website of OpenCulture, are found in a variety of formats: video lessons, apps, books, websites, etc.
They cover a wide range of topics, from language learning to narrative, from Mathematics and Sciences to Art and Visual Culture, from Geography and History to Music and Philosophy.
Every resource appears in the list categorised by topic and/or format and with a few-words description giving an idea of its characteristics and peculiarities.

Public Domain Review - Out-of-copyright works

The Public Domain Review is a not-for-profit project dedicated to showcasing the most interesting and unusual out-of-copyright works available online.
All works eventually falling out of copyright (from classic works of art, music and literature, to abandoned drafts, tentative plans, and overlooked fragments)are in the public domain, a vast commons of material that everyone is free to enjoy, share and build upon without restriction.
The Public Domain Review aims to help its readers to explore this rich terrain.
On the website it is possible to find:
- articles from leading scholars, writers, archivists, and artists provide fresh reflections and new angles on old material;
- the possibility to subscribe to the newsletter;
- browse public domain material organised in collections (films, audio, images and texts),
- a guide to finding interesting public domain works.

Table of contents: 

Articles
All
Art and Illustrations
History
Literature
Music
Philosophy
Photography
Religion
Science

Collections
Films
Images
Texts
Audio

InTech - free scientific ebooks

InTech is an Open Access publisher of academic books and journals in the fields of Science, Technology and Medicine (STM). It provides free online access to high quality research and help leading academics make their work visible and accessible to diverse new audiences around the world.
Currently InTech gives free access to 1827 books and 12 journals, collaborating with more than 70,000 authors. They are researchers and scholars from the best ranked universities in the world, including globally-renowned experts.
Initially, most of the publications were in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Manufacturing, Operations Research, Environmental Engineering, Nanotechnology, Computer Science, Renewable Energy and Electrical Engineering. Since 2010 the publishing program has been expanded to General and Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Sciences and in particular Medicine, Biology and Biotechnology.
InTech is based on the principle of Open Access. It is a publishing model that does not charge readers for accessing scientific publications online. As a consequence, everything published as or in an open access resource is immediately available online for free. All use is fair use so long as the original authors and sources are credited. An Open Access article is more likely to be used and cited than one behind subscription barriers. Submitted works are published by InTech under the Open Access publishing model and Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (the author retains the copyright to his/her work and that can use it in any manner.)
All published resources on the website are accessible without registration. It is needed to submit contributions to the website.

Table of contents: 

PHYSICAL SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Chemistry
Computer and Information Science
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics
Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
Physics
Robotics
Technology
LIFE SCIENCES
Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Environmental Sciences
Immunology and Microbiology
Neuroscience
HEALTH SCIENCES
Medicine
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science
Veterinary Medicine and Science
SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
Business, Management and Economics
Psychology
Social Sciences
ALL BOOKS
ALL JOURNALS
UPCOMING
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED ROBOTIC SYSTEMS

The Concord Consortium Collection

The Concord Consortium Collection consists of hundreds of interactive digital resources. They span across subjects in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and contain materials appropriate for students ranging from elementary grades through higher education. These resources are all highly interactive, involving models, simulations, or the use of probes and sensors to collect and analyse real-time data in the classroom. They have been developed with the highest care for scientific accuracy and research-based pedagogy. All are open source and distributed free of charge.
The Concord Consortium a not for profit educational research and development organization whose work has the objective to stimulate large-scale, technology-based improvements in teaching and learning. Indeed, in other sections of the same website the current projects, research and publications are presented.

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Activities
By Subject
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Earth & Space Science
• Mathematics
• Physics
By Grade Level
• Elementary School
• Middle School
• High School
• Higher Education
Projects
Active Projects
• CLEAR
• The Concord Consortium Collection
• Electron Technologies
• Engineering Energy
• Evolution Readiness
• GENIQUEST
• Geniverse
• High-Adventure Science
• InquirySpace
• ITSI-SU
• LOOPS
• Mixed-Reality Labs
• RITES
• RI-ITEST
• SmartGraphs
• SPARKS
• UDL
• VISUAL
All Projects
• A-Z List
• Project Login
Software
• Molecular Workbench
Grant Administration
• Grant Administration Home
• Consultant Information
• Consultant FAQ
• Subaward Information
• Subaward FAQ
• Outside Services Information
• Outside Services FAQ
Research & Publications
Focus Areas
• Mobile Computing
• Modeling & Simulation
• Online Assessment
• Online Learning
• Probeware
Publications
• Articles & Papers
• Books
• Conference Materials
• Newsletters
About Us
Background
• Mission and People
• History
• Mission
• Directors
• Staff Directory
• News
• Partners
Connect
• Blog
• Contact Information
• Careers
• Subscribe
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• Developers
• Parents
• Researchers
• Teachers
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• Privacy Policy
• Software License
• Logo Usage

Veritasium

Veritasium is an interesting video blog (hosted on a youtube channel) containing more than 100 first rate educational videos about science that can be used to support effective science teaching and learning. The videos cover a variety of scientific topics (Chemistry, Physics, biology, astronomy, etc.). It’s mission and inspiring principle, as the same author Derek Muller defines it, is “to deliver the most interesting science videos as is humanly possible”.

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• Veritasium & Team Record Gold Invade London
• The Bonding Song
• Free Higgs!
• BrainSTEM! Vsauce, ViHart, John Green, MinutePhysics, CGPGrey, SixtySymbols, Smarter Every Day
• Northern Lights From Balloon (Project Aether Alaska)
• Awesome HD Slinky Slow-Mo
• Transit of Venus! Sydney 2012 Contacts, Contracts and Parallax
• Spinning Disk Trick Solution
• Slinky Drop 2
• Gyroscopic Precession
• Spinning Disk Trick
• Why Are Astronauts Weightless?
• Where Does The Sun Get Its Energy?
• Northern Lights Explained - Aurora Borealis
• Destination: Alaska
• Why Do You Make People Look Stupid?
• Where Do Trees Come From?
• Spinning Tube Trick Answer
• Spool Trick
• Spinning Tube Trick Explained
• Spinning Tube Trick
• Are You Lightest In The Morning? (Daily Weight Fluctuations)
• World's Longest Vertical Straw
• How To Curve A Baseball Or Swing A Cricket Ball
• Koala Encounters
• The Coastline Paradox & The Koch Snowflake
• Candle Trick
• How To Make Graphene
• Eclipses vs Phases Of The Moon
• A Human Being Is A Part Of The Whole
• The Magnus Force
• Atomic Rant
• Can We Go the Speed of Light? (The Principle of Relativity)
• Physics Nobel Prize 2011 - Brian Schmidt
• YouTube SpaceLab Intro by Veritasium
• Nobel Prize Winner Brian Schmidt - Physics 2011
• Supersized Slow-Mo Slinky Drop
• Grape + Microwaves = Plasma
• Slinky Drop
• Slinky Drop Answer
• Slinky Drop Extended
• States of Matter
• Imploding Drum
• The Colour Of Attraction
• Chain Drop Answer 2
• Chain Drop
• Impress Her With Nanodiamonds
• What Is Water Made Of?
• What Is Chemistry?
• Regelation Part 2
• Regelation Comparison
• Australian Science Week 2011
• Regelation of Ice
• Why Is Ice Slippery?
• Inertia (Why Earth Spins Part 2)
• Why Does The Earth Spin?
• Colour Changing LED Ball
• Fire Syringe
• Comparing Temperatures
• Deceptive Shadows
• Eye Tracking and Acceleration
• Option E - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Option D - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Option C - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Option B - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Option A - Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Acceleration of a Bungy Jump
• Bungy Jumping!
• Where Did The Earth Come From?
• How Old Is The Earth?
• What Is Electricity? (Are You Gonna Be My Girl?)
• Types of Radiation
• Sound + Fire = Rubens' Tube
• Radiation vs Radioactive Atoms
• Galileo the Scientific Parrot
• What Powers Australia?
• How Damaging is Radiation?
• Supercooled Water - Explained!
• Atoms and Isotopes
• Khan Academy and the Effectiveness of Science Videos
• Experiments A Cappella
• Three Incorrect Laws of Motion
• Is There Gravity In Space? (Why Are Astronauts Weightless?)
• Misconceptions About Falling Objects
• Which Hits The Ground First, Something Light or Heavy?
• Calculating Gravitational Attraction
• Best Film on Newton's Third Law. Ever.
• What Is Gravity?
• Why Does the Moon Orbit Earth?
• The Forces On You (Introducing Normal Force)
• What is a Force?
• How Far Away is the Moon? (The Scale of the Universe)
• Gravity (Scientific Version of John Mayer's Gravity)
• Egg Experiment to Demonstrate Inertia
• The Difference Between Mass and Weight
• Scientific Notation - Example
• I'm Atoms (Scientific Cover of Jason Mraz's I'm Yours)
• Scientific Notation - Explained!
• Cathode Rays Lead to Thomson's Model of the Atom
• JJ Thomson's Plum Pudding Model of the Atom
• Atomic Theory
• What causes the seasons?
• How long does it take for the earth to go around the sun?

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Derek Muller

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Shmoop

Shmoop is a free online platform containing over 1000 learning guides and test preparations written by educators and experts on a number of subjects (see table of content). It was created with the aim of improving learning tools by using an approach to education based on the keywords: relevant, real, approachable.
The learning guides are characterized by deep analysis of the topics, focusing questions, quotes and references to pop culture. Hypertext and multimedia play an important role in the guides as a way to provide students with an easier although richer learning possibility.
Shmoop holds itself to the highest academic standards and cites its sources so students borrowing ideas from it can (and indeed must) cite Shmoop in their work.
The content written primarily by Ph.D. and Masters students from top universities, like Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale. Most of the content is free to be read without logging in, but with a free account other tools such as Clippings and Stickies become available.
Top rated contents are available in Spanish too.
Premium service gives access to the other materials and tools provided by the platform such as the premium test prep courses for the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and AP exams and the possibility to create classrooms where to invite students and monitor their progress through detailed real-time reports.

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For students:

Learning Guides
• Literature
• Poetry
• Shakespeare
• Mythology
• Bestsellers
• Music
• Pre-Algebra
• Algebra
• Biology
• US History
• Civics
• Economics
• Biography
• DMV

College Entrance
• PSAT
• SAT
• ACT
• SAT Subject Test: History
• SAT Subject Test: English Literature
• SAT Subject Test: Biology
• SAT Subject Test: Spanish
• SAT Subject Test: Spanish with Listening

AP Exams
• AP Art History
• AP Biology
• AP Calculus AB
• AP Calculus BC
• AP Chemistry
• AP English Language
• AP English Literature
• AP Environmental Science
• AP European History
• AP Human Geography
• AP Macroeconomics
• AP Microeconomics
• AP Physics
• AP Psychology
• AP Spanish Language
• AP Spanish Literature
• AP Statistics
• AP US Government
• AP US History
• AP World History

High School Exit
• GED
• CAHSEE

Independent School Entrance
• ISEE

For teachers:
• Teacher Resources
• SAT Teacher Guide
• Digital Literacy

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David Siminoff (founder and literature lead), Deb Tennen (Literature lead), Michelle Dohm (Math, Science, and Test Prep Lead)

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MIT-K12 project

The website of MIT-K12 project contains dozens of student-made educational video produced within an ongoing initiative MIT launched in late 2011 in collaboration with Khan Academy. The project encourages MIT students to produce short videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering.
The videos — aimed at students in grades from kindergarten through high school — are now accessible through a dedicated MIT website and YouTube channel.
Under MIT+K12, MIT students produce 5-10-minutes-long videos on topics of their choosing. In the three dozen videos posted so far, students have focused on topics ranging from flying robots to basic chemistry to Earth’s rotation.

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• The Invention of the Battery
• The Physics of Unicycling
• Indoor Flying Robots
• Carbon Dioxide and the Greenhouse Effect
• Sports Car Aerodynamics: Spoiler Alert!
• Series and Parallel Circuits: A Water Analogy
• A Voyage to Mars: Bone Loss in Space
• The Forces on an Airplane
• The Heart of the Matter: An Introduction to Engineering Heart Tissue
• Bioplastics
• Flocculation
• Refraction in Gases
• Welding... with Class
• Shape Memory Materials
• Buoyancy
• Seeds
• PCR: Polymerase Chain Reaction
• Gel Electrophoresis
• Arduino Tutorial #1
• How Information Travels Wirelessly
• How a Vaccine Works
• Heat Transfer
• Fuel Consumption
• Exploring Circuits
• Eratosthenes
• Bouncing Droplets: Superhydrophobic and Superhydrophilic Surfaces
• The Doppler Effect
• Genetic Engineering
• PLAY BALL: The House that Euclid Built
• Turn of the Earth
• Space: So Close, So Far
• Pixel Engineering: Long Exposure Photography
• Time for Me to Leaf: Tree Chlorophyll Chromatography
• Bread Mold Kills Bacteria
• Colorful Chemistry of Acids and Bases
• Is that Really Gold? Archimedes and Density
• An Introduction to Calorimetry
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MIT, Khan Academy

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