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International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Our team plays an important role in making medical information practical for survivors and their families and provides trusted resources that guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship. The American Childhood Cancer Organization ACCO provides information for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, and advocates for their needs. We only request your email address so that the person you are recommending the page to knows that you wanted them to see it, and that it is not junk mail. The toolkit can be accessed at www. The rate of depreciation would have been higher but for central bank intervention to smooth out sharp movements in the exchange rate and maintain external competitiveness. Employment will not be considered suitable if daily commuting time exceeds 2 hours per day, not including the transporting of a child to and from a child care facility.

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The program connects cancer patients and their caregivers to psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related diseases. APOS also offers online continuing education courses for health professionals, including multidisciplinary training in psycho-oncology.

Counseling, Health Professional Referrals. Minneapolis, MN Local Phone: For calls from outside the U. The registry includes more than 11 million volunteers willing to donate bone marrow and , units of donated umbilical cord blood. Be the Match supports patients, caregivers and families before, during and after a transplant through one-on-one support, referrals and free educational resources.

They also offer financial aid programs to help patients pay for the cost of a donor search and for some post-transplant expenses. Calls are answered in English and Spanish. Treatment, Health Professional Referrals. The Web site is designed to help users find government benefit and assistance programs for which they may be eligible.

The Benefit Finder on the Web site has a list of Core Questions to identify which government benefits you may be eligible to receive. Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network BCAN is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about bladder cancer, advancing bladder cancer research, and providing educational and support services for the bladder cancer community.

BCAN offers an online support community and in-person support groups where survivors, families, friends, and caregivers can connect. BCAN conducts patient forums at various sites across the country and brings together medical professionals, researchers, bladder cancer patients, caregivers, and loved ones.

Camp Kesem is a free one-week overnight summer camp for kids ages with a parent who has or has had cancer. Run by highly trained college students, the camps are located throughout the U.

The camps are intended to provide the campers with the extra attention and support they need. If contacting Camp Kesem by phone, prepare to leave a message and receive a return call.

Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer so that they may thrive in their workplace. The organization provides a comprehensive website in both English and Spanish , free publications, career coaching, resources to help with a job search, and a series of support groups and educational seminars.

There are also resources of interest to healthcare providers, employers and coworkers. Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition. The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition CFAC is a coalition of organizations that help cancer patients manage their financial challenges by educating them about existing resources. Patients or health care providers can search the CFAC database for organizations that help with specific cancer diagnoses or that provide a specific type of assistance or need.

CFAC is a coalition of organizations and cannot respond to individual requests for financial assistance via e-mail or telephone. Patients may contact each CFAC member organization individually for guidance and possible financial assistance.

Cancer Hope Network is a nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families in the U. Matches are based on the type of cancer, the similarity of treatment s , the side effects experienced, and overall demographics age, gender, etc. Online Chat is available through the website. Cancer Legal Resource Center. Those who wish to contact the CLRC national telephone assistance line may have to leave a voicemail message; it can take up to 2 business days to receive a return call.

Suite , 17th Street, NW. It offers a global network of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer. These free services include support groups, counseling, education, and healthy lifestyle programs. These support services are available online and through a network of 50 local affiliates with more than satellite locations. CSC also offers online bereavement support groups. Counseling, Educational Programs , Support Groups.

CancerCare provides free professional support for anyone affected by cancer. CancerCare programs include counseling and support groups, cancer education workshops, information on financial assistance, and practical help. Counseling is provided by oncology social workers and is available over the phone and face-to-face available at offices in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Support groups are offered online, via telephone, and in face-to-face groups.

CancerCare also provides free publications, including some in Spanish. CancerCare also provides limited financial assistance to people affected by cancer. For men and women with breast cancer, limited assistance is available for pain and anti-nausea medication, oral hormonal medication, lymphedema support and durable medical equipment. For details about eligibility, currently available funding and how to apply, visit the website http: Co-payment assistance for chemotherapy and targeted therapy drugs might also be available from CancerCare.

The CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps people being treated for cancer afford insurance co-payments for chemotherapy and targeted treatment drugs. To qualify for assistance, patients must meet certain criteria related to their financial, medical, and insurance situation.

Patients must currently be in active chemotherapy or targeted treatment when they apply and at the time of approval. The types of cancer covered by the Foundation vary. For the latest information on eligibility and available funding, contact the Foundation or visit the website. Health Insurance includes co-payments , Medication includes co-payments , Treatment. Caritas Internationalis is a network of Catholic organizations working in humanitarian emergencies and international development in over countries and territories.

Caritas is devoted to reducing poverty and campaigning for social justice. Caritas works in six main areas: Information on the organization's Web site is also available in Spanish and French. Catholic Charities USA is a national network of agencies serving poor and vulnerable persons and families, regardless of faith. There are member agencies in nearly every state and in many U.

Examples of services that may be available include: Find a local agency at the link below: List of Member Agencies.

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation. The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation CBTF is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life, and long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy for families and survivors. CBTF has a free publication, A Resource Guide for Parents of Children with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors, and also co-sponsors conferences, teleconferences, and webinars for families, survivors, and health care professionals.

CBTF offers a toll-free support line where you may speak with pediatric neuro-oncology social workers. The Children's Brain Tumor Foundation funds research to identify the causes of childhood brain tumors to find effective treatments. Children's Health Insurance Program. The Children's Health Insurance Program CHIP is a state and federal partnership that provides free or low-cost health coverage for children age 18 and younger childhood whose families earn too much income to qualify for Medicaid but cannot afford to purchase private health insurance coverage.

States have considerable flexibility to establish income eligibility rules for CHIP, but children enrolling in the program must be otherwise uninsured. Callers will be referred to the CHIP program in their state for further information about what the program covers, who is eligible, and the minimum qualifications. The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation strives to unite patients, physicians, caregivers, and public and private institutions in the collaboration, understanding, research, and education of cholangiocarcinoma bile duct cancer.

We offer publications in English, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. Other Cancers, Support Groups. Clinical Trials Major Cancer Centers. Cleaning for a Reason Foundation. The Cleaning for a Reason Foundation offers free professional housecleaning and maid services for women undergoing cancer treatment. Women age 18 or older currently undergoing cancer treatment for any type of cancer qualify for this service.

Maid service partners are located in all 50 states, D. The companies offer four free cleanings - one a month for four months. The Foundation accepts cancer patient applications online, obtains doctor verification of treatment, and then matches patients with their partner maid services. Interested applicants should see if a maid service partner is available in their area by clicking on the "Locations" tab on the Foundation's Web site see link in Additional Resources section below.

The application process is handled through the Foundation - do not contact the maid services directly. CPR provides direct financial assistance to qualified patients by offering co-payment assistance for pharmaceutical products chemotherapy, injections, and pharmacy prescriptions.

CPR call counselors work directly with the patient, as well as with the provider of care, to obtain necessary medical, insurance, and income information to advance the application process.

CPR assists patients diagnosed with certain conditions; contact the program to find out if you are eligible for assistance. Information on the Web site is also available in Spanish. Suite Vermont Avenue, NW. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance, formerly the Colon Cancer Alliance, is a national nonprofit organization that provides support to patients, survivors and loved ones.

It works to raise awareness of preventive measures and to inspire efforts to fund research. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance provides a Helpline staffed by patient and family support navigators. Through the Buddy Program survivors and caregivers are matched with others in a similar situation for one-on-one support.

Financial assistance is offered for screening and for treatment-related expenses for patients currently in treatment. Blue Hope Financial Assistance. Colorectal Cancer Control Program.

Atlanta, GA Free Line: Through this program, six states also provide direct colorectal cancer screening and follow-up services to people who meet specific criteria. Other programs that do not offer screening services may refer to local resources for those seeking screening. Click on the link below to look up contact information for local programs: The Corporate Angel Network arranges over 2, free flights per year on corporate jets using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business for all cancer patients, bone marrow donors, and bone marrow recipients who are able to walk up and down the steps to a private plane without assistance and do not require oxygen, IV, or any other form of life support during the flight.

Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary. Transportation is provided only if patients travel to or from a recognized cancer treatment center American College of Surgeons or National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center. To obtain free air transportation, contact the Corporate Angel Network Toll-Free Patient Line or via e-mail to register within 3 weeks of a specific appointment at a recognized cancer treatment center and provide a phone number where you can be reached.

Back-up travel arrangements should be made with a travel agency or airline because the Corporate Angel Network cannot guarantee a flight. CureSearch for Children's Cancer. CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation that funds and supports innovative childhood cancer research at all points along the research continuum from fellowships for young investigators to funding research which may lead to new treatments.

The website also provides information and resources for patients and loved ones affected by children's cancer. Topics include school support, community support, grieving and palliative care. Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U. Administration on Aging and helps older adults and their families access home and community-based services, including transportation, meals, home care, and caregiver support services. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources they need to help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

Fact Sheets and Booklets. Fertility Within Reach FWR is a national, non-profit organization which aims to increase access to assisted reproductive treatment for those who need it. They provide education and resources to help people access infertility health benefits. For more information about this program and to access the application please visit the link below or contact FWR at the email address or phone number above.

Banking on the Future. Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of activists who find it unacceptable that colorectal cancer - a preventable disease - is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U. In , we were founded by survivors and family members who believed in making a difference.

Since then we have grown to be a leading, national nonprofit based in Washington, D. Our team plays an important role in making medical information practical for survivors and their families and provides trusted resources that guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship.

We unite the colorectal cancer community by empowering anyone impacted by this disease to share their story, advocate for better policies and get involved in the research process.

We are one million strong and we won't stop fighting until there's a cure. Colorectal, Advocacy, Educational Programs. Access to FinAid is free for all users and there is no charge to link to the site.

The Web site has a page with information about scholarships for cancer patients, childhood cancer survivors, children of a cancer patient or survivor, students who have lost a parent to cancer, and students pursuing careers in cancer treatment.

First Descents offers young adults with cancer ages 18 to 39 a free weeklong outdoor adventure experience where they will learn to surf, kayak and climb. Each session is limited to 15 participants and ensures individualized care, medical attention and an intimate experience with fellow survivors. These programs are available to young adults with cancer regardless of financial means. All program costs food, lodging and activities are provided free of charge.

Travel scholarships are available and are awarded based on need. The programs are offered from April through October and take place across the U.

Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered. Facing our Risk of Cancer Empowered is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. FORCE offers a toll-free, peer-support helpline staffed by volunteers who can discuss issues with callers, offer referrals to resources, or match callers with another peer counselor with similar experiences.

FORCE also provides access to board-certified genetic counselors to answer general questions about genetics. Publications such as newsletters, brochures, and other print materials are available on the Web site. Free to Breathe is a lung cancer advocacy organization that works to increase lung cancer awareness and to fund research with the greatest potential to save lives.

Free to Breathe supports a nationwide network of grassroots lung cancer advocates through its program. Information and free publications about lung cancer are available on their website including an information kit for newly diagnosed patients. Friend for Life Cancer Support Network. Friend for Life Cancer Support Network FFL is a network of cancer survivors who provide one-on-one support to cancer patients and their loved ones.

These services are free of charge. Friend for Life will match recently diagnosed patients with a trained volunteer who has experienced the same type of cancer and similar course of treatment. When possible, volunteers are also matched for age and gender. One-on-one support is mainly offered via telephone.

Some volunteers are bilingual and services may be available in Spanish as well as other languages. Contact FFL for further details. Good Days, formerly known as the Chronic Disease Fund CDF , helps patients with chronic medical conditions including cancer who have limited financial means get access to the medications they need. Good Days helps qualified patients pay their insurance co-pays so they can get access to prescription medications. The organization assists patients throughout the United States who meet income guidelines and have valid medical insurance coverage.

Good Days also offers assistance with costs related to travel for healthcare appointments such as transportation, lodging, parking, fuel and meals. The diseases and drugs covered may vary throughout the year depending on funding; for current information visit the website or call Good Days at the number above.

Diseases and Drugs Covered. The Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc. HHN is a nationwide professional association of nonprofit organizations that provide lodging and support services to patients, families, and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities.

These hospital hospitality houses provide free or reduced-cost lodging. To locate lodging, contact HHN at the toll-free number or search at the link below: Department of Health and Human Services central database of health coverage options, combining information about public programs e. Consumers can search online for health insurance options specific to their life situation and local community. The enrollment period opens November 1 each year.

Health Insurance includes co-payments , Educational Programs. To qualify for assistance, you must meet the Foundation's insurance, income, and medical criteria. The Foundation will pre-screen over the telephone and if you qualify you will be sent an application. Another option is to answer a few questions online to immediately learn if you qualify for assistance. The Foundation provides assistance for numerous diseases and medications.

A full list of the diseases and medications covered is provided on the Foundation's Web site. The amount of assistance you receive will depend on your income, your insurance coverage, the amount of funding the Foundation has available for assistance, and other factors.

Hill-Burton is a program in which health care facilities hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Information about Hill-Burton facilities is available by calling the toll-free number or visiting the Web site below. Imerman Angels provides one-on-one support to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in the United States and internationally.

Those seeking support are matched with someone with a similar background, either as a patient or caregiver. Matches are based on type of cancer, age, and gender. Volunteers lend support and empathy while helping patients and caregivers navigate the system, determine their options, and create their own support system.

Mentors and mentees communicate in whatever way they choose; examples include connecting by telephone, email, video chat, and face-to-face. International Association of Laryngectomees. Atlanta, GA Local Phone: The International Association of Laryngectomees IAL is a nonprofit, voluntary organization composed of member clubs and recognized regional organizations. These clubs are generally known as Lost Chord or New Voice clubs. Club membership ranges from 10 to more than laryngectomees.

The purpose of the IAL is to assist these local clubs in their efforts toward the total rehabilitation of the laryngectomee.

The IAL exchanges ideas and disseminates information to member clubs and to the public, facilitates the formation of new clubs, fosters improvement in laryngectomee programs, and improves the minimum standards for teachers of post-laryngectomy speech.

Pack a Space Telescope. Students ages eight and up can participate in The Water Use Challenge, a digital trivia interactive. In the challenge, students answer questions about personal water use, learning facts about water use and conservation along the way and comparing their water-use data to the amount of water an astronaut uses in a day. Astronauts use a lot less! The guide addresses activities for K—12, and includes standards correlations, NASA videos and resources, and digital games to review learning.

Registration is required to download the guide. Mate Choice Activity for advanced high school and introductory college levels has students collect data from videos to study frog acoustic communication about mate choice in female frogs and guides them through a statistical analysis of the results. The Fabulous Frogs of Panama for elementary through middle levels teaches about the diversity of Panamanian amphibians as students identify amphibians using a dichotomous key, examine similarities and differences between frogs and toads, study the frog life cycle, and discover strategies frogs use to avoid predation.

Of interest to K—college teachers and administrators alike, the colorful posters include links for more information and can be printed, shared, and sent among friends and colleagues. The site also has classroom lessons ranging from simple sensory activities for grades preK—2 to deeper investigations for grades 3—5 examining how the brain learns.

Brian Ricketts, a retired geologist in New Zealand, writes this Earth science blog, which currently has more than articles on various topics, and the posts mostly are written for non-technical folk, or non-geology people. Ricketts has been connected with many of the blog's topics from a research, teaching, or consulting perspective, but some he hasn't, like climate science.

In addition, the site features an atlas of images on geological topics. Currently it contains only his photos images , but he plans to include those of other geologists. Images are freely available to anyone, especially students, teachers, and researchers. The Atlas images and brief captions tend to be more technical than the blog posts, and are directed at a slightly different audience.

The only restriction to using the images is that users do not on-sell them in any way without permission, and that users acknowledge where they came from. The direct link to the Atlas is http: This program from Scholastic provides teachers with science lesson plans for K—5 students, as well as educational videos, activities, stories, games, and posters that encourage environmental stewardship.

This website features advice, resources and opportunities for women seeking a career in STEM fields. Visitors will hear from STEM experts about What Women Bring to the Table, including facilitation and management skills, creativity and teamwork, and unique perspectives. For all ages, the site includes STEM competitions and awards; conferences, programs, and webinars; and mentorships and job shadowing opportunities. Looking to start a school-based astronomy club?

Look no further than the ASAC community website. Visitors will find links to astronomy content, suggestions for club activities differentiated by subject and grade level, a listing of astronomy-related community groups, tips on managing an after-school club, and more. The site presents program ideas, case studies, research, links, and other resources to support place-based education projects for K—12 audiences.

Veterans of PBE will be inspired by the site's vignettes from successful programs at elementary, middle level, and high schools around the country, while educators just beginning to move toward PBE will appreciate the FAQ information page click on What is PBE?

This page covers everything you need to know about getting started with PBE, from fitting PBE into the schedule and handling discipline outside of the classroom to gaining administrator support, finding funding, and understanding the ways PBE differs from environmental education and service learning. Quanta Magazine has a math column aimed at high school teachers and students called Quantized Academy.

The series is written by Patrick Honner, a nationally recognized high school teacher from Brooklyn, New York, who introduces basic concepts from the latest mathematical research. Check out a recent column, Four Is Not Enough: How many colors do you need to color an infinite plane so that no points 1 unit apart are the same color? Here's everything middle level and high school students need to know about earthquakes, presented through video, graphics, photos, interactive classroom projects, webcasts, and more.

The website from the Exploratorium in San Francisco has five primary sections: Quake Basics is a good starting point to learn about plate tectonics, faults, waves, and how the Earth's movements are measured.

Great Shakes includes information about earthquakes in and around San Francisco, including video from the World Series game when the earthquake started. This website offers games, simulations and programming tools, curriculum, and online professional development courses in educational technology that demonstrate how advanced math, science, and humanities content can be effectively combined with state-of-the-art game play for deeper student understanding and engagement.

Produced by researchers at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and partners, game highlights include The Radix Endeavor for middle and high school levels , an immersive virtual learning experience in which students conduct experiments to learn how systems in a virtual Earth-like world work and then collaborate to solve problems using math and scientific reasoning; and Ubiquitous Bio for high school students , a series of four biology-themed games for mobile devices in which students explore topics in genetics, protein synthesis, evolution, and food webs.

Teachers can access data generated by the games and use the data to inform future lesson plans. For example, build a boat with craft sticks, then test it to explore floating and engineering.

Have students create original art with an eye dropper and watercolor paint, or count and scoop floating balls to develop number sense. The programs are sponsored by leading science organizations—e. Each directory listing includes a website link, a brief description of the program, and a contact person for more information. The Vikings sailed from Greenland 1, years ago to explore North America, eventually landing in Newfoundland.

At this archived website from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, middle and high school students can learn about Vikings through a multimedia learning experience based on a past museum exhibit on the topic. To begin, take a room-by-room exhibit tour, learning facts about Viking exploration and viewing artifact images along the way.

Next, click on Viking Voyage to journey from Scandinavia to the New World—as students drag the ship along its course, they view and listen to lessons in history, archaeology, environment, genetics, and the Sagas.

Their Ramps and Pathways program helps students develop physical science understandings and creativity as they design and build structures from cove molding available at any hardware store and observe the behaviors of various objects e. The program is designed for younger students grades K—2 , but it can easily be adapted for use with different ages and in various settings from classrooms to camps and family science events.

Visit the website to view inspirational videos explaining the program rationale and showcasing various ways the tools can be used to foster science, technology, engineering, and math STEM exploration and discovery. In addition, a FAQ page provides helpful information on finding the supplies and managing their use in the classroom.

Another page, Tips for Implementation, features examples of different types of questions e. Targeted for middle level educators, the resources include hands-on activities exploring natural selection—e. Featuring interactive learning modules, a timeline of DNA events in history, a blog, and an online community of engaged educators to share ideas with, this website celebrating the discovery of DNA and its impacts has it all.

A Scavenger Hunt and Finding the Structure: The plans include introductory materials, teacher pages, student worksheets, templates, and correlations to curriculum and national education standards.

Examine the bony anatomy of humans, baboons, and gorillas, and learn about the important morphological and muscular features of the skeleton. Created by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin, the eSkeletons project and website offers several K—12 teaching resources on skeletal anatomy, including life-sized printouts of adult and juvenile human skeletons, word searches, crossword puzzles, matching games, and more. The resources are versioned for elementary, middle, and high school levels, and there is also a Frequently Asked Questions FAQ section, which addresses questions about bone biology and the human skeleton, such as What materials make up bone?

This interactive learning module for middle and high school levels explores marine upwellings—i. The module contains step-by-step worksheets to guide students through investigations of Coastal California and Tropical Pacific study areas. In these investigations, students track and analyze temperature, wind, salinity, and chlorophyll data to learn about relationships between the data.

Hosted by Vanderbilt University, this website features a repository of more than 10, images of mainly plants and a few animals available for educational primarily middle and high school levels and personal use adult. Click on a map to access taxa lists for different regions of the United States, or select List of All Species, then choose an entry to learn the characteristics of that plant species.

Whenever possible, the images are taken in standardized sets to document distinctive features of each organism, allowing for easy comparison of the features of various taxa. In addition, there are informational web pages on various botanical topics, including fruit and seed dispersal, identifying invasive plants, non-seed plant groups, and more.

The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation has many resources for educators and the public to learn about the science, history, and politics of the nuclear age. The website features a Timeline of Nuclear Events in history along with special sections on key issues such as nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, space weapons, and ethical challenges in the nuclear age. This lesson series created by high school educator Nate Talafuse, presents coffee from a chemical perspective.

With content available for students in grades 1—10, the free subscription offers never-expiring access to teacher tools and templates along with two weeks of unlimited access to content in all subject matters and grade levels. Teachers can use the varied content to create and share custom differentiated lessons in many subjects, including science.

Science content for the elementary level includes games, vocabulary lists, and study guides exploring animals, land habitats, water habitats, energy needs, the moon, stars, and planets, science inquiry skills, and other topics. High school science content includes a collection of multimedia tutorials exploring acceleration and momentum, atomic configuration, balancing equations, wave interactions, sources of energy, and other topics.

Invite elementary students to explore chemistry and art with a fun chromatography experiment from Crayola. Using paper towel strips, water, and water-based makers, students can observe color changes and investigate why the colors separate the way they do.

Upper-elementary students can use the activity to spark a science fair investigation e. Louis educator Shannan Muskopf, this website for high school biology teachers and students is chock full of lessons, quizzes, labs, web quests, and other teacher-tested classroom resources for use in introductory life science to advanced placement biology courses.

The resources are organized by subject—e. All of the resources feature targeted grade levels, standards correlations, and estimated time needed to complete the learning experience.

The Innovative Technology in Science Inquiry project grades 3—12 presents STEM activities that use integrated technologies, such as modeling, computational thinking, and real-time data acquisition. Available for elementary, middle level, and high school levels, the activities combine hands-on inquiry with integrated, technology-based learning and address numerous topics in engineering, life science, physical science, Earth science, environmental science, biology, chemistry, and physics.

For example, in Wind Generator Elementary 3—4 Engineering , students design and build paper turbine blade models and use a voltage sensor to collect data about how much energy each design generates. In Reaction Time Middle School Life Science , students use a computer interactive to record data on how quickly they move a finger in response to three different types of signals: Probability Clouds High School Chemistry explores the structure and properties of atoms through several model-building computer interactives.

Learn about the heart and how it works in this online article from Pacific Medical Training, a continuing education company that specialized in medical life support certification courses. The article features text, diagrams, and links, covering everything from heart anatomy to how the heart beats and more.

The article was written for healthcare professionals; however, students and teachers in high school and college biology and anatomy courses will also find the content useful.

Acey also shares advice for students interested in engineering. Watch the video and access a transcript of it online. The transcript includes a link to Infrared: Beyond the Visible, a video that explains infrared astronomy and the sciencebehind the upcoming Webb Space Telescope in language middle level students can understand. Meet Captain Pete Benning, a U. Marine Corps pilot who flies an Osprey, a tilt rotor aircraft that can function as both a plane and a helicopter.

In this short video clip, students tour the aircraft and cockpit, learn what Benning likes most about his job and how he prepares for each mission, and get advice about what is needed to be a Marine pilot: Students take a field trip to a local farmers market to gather healthy foods from each food group, then use the foods to design an edible spring or summer scene on a paper plate.

Afterward, students can enjoy their tasty, healthy snack! Measures include enforcing mandatory restrictions on water use, finding a new water supply, raising the price of water, cutting back or stopping new developments, encouraging water conservation, or buying water from elsewhere.

The activity gives students an opportunity to discuss real-world issues and practice the art of compromise. This guide features explanatory text, illustrations, experiments, activities, and games exploring acid rain, from the science of what it is and how it occurs to the need for regulatory and citizen action steps to address it.

Nine experiments move sequentially from developing basic understandings of pH to examining the effects of acid rain in the environment. The guide includes a timeline of the History of the Acid Rain Program and a template for a certificate of achievement for participating in the Acid Rain AwarenessProgram. Students gather data as they analyze energy-consuming appliances and systems.

Next, they identify energy-related issues and brainstorm solutions, then rate the costs and benefits associated with their proposed solutions and craft an action plan.

At each step, graphic organizers and charts are provided to help students structure their plan. The survey experience also introduces students to careers in the energy management industry. The survey tasks closely parallel the work of engineers and other technicians in this growing field.

Topics addressed include biomass, solar energy, wind power, energy efficiency, and hydrogen and fuel cells. Elementary students can enjoy the Solar Energy Coloring Book grades K—2 and Experiments with Biomass grades 4—6 , 12 experiments exploring plant growth and the environment, byproducts of biomass, and energy contained in different types of biomass. Crew members explain how to shower, wash their hair, eat, sleep, work, exercise, and have fun in a gravity-free environment.

The clips are organized by category e. Share the videos with K—12 learners to generate interest in space science and excite students about space-related careers.

This guide presents five Next Generation Science Standards—supported lesson plans for grades 5—8 that relate to food and nutrition.

Through the lessons, students research the caloric content and nutritional value of space foods Mars Needs Food! Which Food to Take to Mars? Lesson plans include learning objectives, background information, materials lists, procedures, assessments, and student handouts. Written for elementary and middle level audiences, the explanation covers topics such as How do scientists use gravitational pull as a scale? A sidebar has links to material about other space questions, such as What is gravity?

Targeted for elementary and middle level audiences and featuring NASA images, the page presents an overview of Jupiter, including discussions of temperature and pressure.

Students can also play the game Juno-Quest to learn how gas giants form and their role in the formation of our solar system. Younger students may enjoy making a cartoon-style Jupiter Mask from a printable template. At this site, elementary teachers will find a collection of activities exploring the behaviors of oil and water and the effects of oil spills. The site also features news articles and fact sheets from NOAA scientists that provide background information for teachers of all ages e.

To play, teachers set up stations representing coastal cities vulnerable to climate change. Using a Resilience Measure Checklist, which describes adaptation strategies and their costs, students must collectively decide how to spend their limited funds. The temperature is lowest at midnight and highest at high noon. The page also includes steps for how to do a science fair project. The Greenhouse Gases web page provides basic information for middle level students about greenhouse gases and the human activities that increase them, links to news articles and websites with more information, explanatory videos, experiment ideas, and homework help.

Classroom resources include an animated lecture on the greenhouse effect; fact sheets addressing frequently asked questions about climate change e.

Is the amount of snow and ice on Earth decreasing? This lesson for students in grades 6—8 uses visual materials from Frankenstein: In Class One, students explore the references to electricity in the novel and in a film.

In Class Two, students learn about Galvanism and Luigi Galvani—whose experiments and observations on electricity and muscle contractions ignited the work of many scientists in the late 18th century—through a play depicting fictitious encounters featuring Galvani and his contemporary Alessandro Volta.

The lesson plan includes learning outcomes, background information, vocabulary, student handouts, video clips, evaluations, extension activities, and standards correlations. This project engages middle level students and teachers in designing and implementingsustainable solutions to energy engineering challenges that matter to their community.

The concept of Engineering for Sustainable Communities EfSC expands what it means to be an engineer, requiring students and teachers to consider both the technical challenge of design and the social dimensions of problems and solutions. Lesson plans, student activity sheets, student work samples, implementation tips, NGSS connections, and embedded assessments are included.

The website features music videos and resources to help teachers connect the joy and wonder of the videos to concepts such as sound and simple machines. The collection of resources from leading universities, educational organizations, and other groups presents news articles, videos, and web resources to support all aspects of makerspace learning. The vetted resources address everything from research on how makerspaces can impact education to how to build and run one in your learning environment.

This website features learning modules and ocean science curriculum for middle and high school students developed through partnerships between ocean research scientists and teachers. Teachers can use the structure of the curriculum and lesson plans to teach a semester-long ocean science course, or teach lessons individually on specific concepts in biology, chemistry, environmental science, or other disciplines. These educational videos are for Advanced Placement high school students and adult learners e.

Wittily hosted by brothers Hank sciences and John history and literature Green, the fast-paced video courses address science and humanities subjects, including Anatomy, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physics, and U. Players start as dinosaurs and travel through adaptation stages as they evolve to modern birds and learn to fly. In these activities, designed for grades 6—8, students identify and compare common characteristics of prehistoric and modern birds, learn about the advantages and disadvantages of certain adaptations, and apply new knowledge about adaptations tocreate a futuristic bird.

The site covers everything K—12 educators need to begin a school composting program, from a rationale for composting and solid waste lesson plans and labs for all levels to the nitty gritty science and engineering of composting. The site also has sections with Ideas for Student Research Projects, a Compost Quiz, and information about indoor and outdoor composting. Three instructional units for K—2 classrooms use an engineering challenge and picture books as supports for learning science, mathematics, engineering, computational thinking, and reading.

Each unit includes specific book titles and the literacy strategies for each lesson, along with science, math, and computational thinking connections. The Science family of journals created a collection of freely available annotated research papers. The annotations—which include vocabulary, methods, descriptions of prior research, and explanations of major conclusions—can help educators, undergraduates, and advanced high school students dissect and understand the advanced science in each paper.

You can search for annotated papers by general topic e. A tutorial, How to Use This Resource, presents video walkthroughs to help users make the most of the features available. The story takes place in real time over 30 days. Every three days, teachers or parents get an e-mail that something has happened. Participants then go online to the watch the story unfold and explore related science concepts through quizzes, puzzles, and games, as well as at-home activities that encourage students to investigate some of the questions from the game in the real world.

Patch Program leader guide presents four kid-friendly lessons about fire safety: My Friend the Firefighter; Stop! The guide also has games, puzzles, and activities that reinforce lesson content, and Fire Safety Tips for Parents and Families. While the curriculum was written for Girl Scouts, the content is appropriate for all children and can be easily be adapted for classroom use.

Written by experts in the field, Kansas School Naturalist has published issues on insect and other arthropod themes, including millipedes and centipedes worldwide, the yucca moth, damselflies, dragonflies, tardigrades, springtails, and raising ants.

Several issues have also been translated into Chinese and Spanish for use with English Language Learners. While some issue themes are specific to Kansas, most are of universal interest. Teachers can request back copies of any issue, including class sets. With National Science Foundation funding, the Harvard—Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Science Education Department and middle and high school teachers developed an engineering challenge—based physical science curriculum for middle level students.

At the website, educators can access integrative curriculum modules developed as part of the project. For example, Life Sciences: Similarly, the module Earth Science: How Are Humans Impacting Water? Each module includes an interactive notebook with integrated texts, tasks, scaffolds, and routines, along with an annotated teacher guide. The papers of American scientist and diplomat Benjamin Franklin have been digitized and are now available online from the Library of Congress.

The Franklin papers consist of approximately 8, items mostly dating from the s and s, including notes documenting his scientific observations and correspondence with fellow scientists. This digital collection of peer-reviewed teaching materials about climate and energy topics for grades six to college contains activities, visualizations, and videos on climate science, climate change, and energy concepts. The resources can be used in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science or engineering, geology, and geography courses.

Educators can search the collection by topic, resource type, or grade level. In addition, users can join the CLEAN community to participate in webinars, workshops, and discussions about climate change. Here you'll find worksheets on biology, hydrology, botany, or chemistry, as well as on the lives and work of famous scientists. Each set of science worksheets contains multiple individual reading passages for your students. Two separate answer sheets are associated with each passage: New videos will appear monthly.

Where Did the Universe Come From? How Did Life Begin on Earth? Teachers are free to embed these videos from Quanta Magazine's YouTube channel on their class websites. The magazine also features a puzzle column that might be fun for advanced math students or math clubs.

A free T-shirt is awarded for the best answer each month. Quanta Magazine features articles like this one: The focus is primarily on the engineering design process of STEM, but the activities are good integration.

Subjects covered range from Basic Math to Algebra 1 to Calculus. Courses for Advanced Placement students are also available. Census Bureau share data that are relevant to this special day. Download this fact sheet, along with its complementary teaching guide, for creative classroom activities for all grade levels. Remember the Rainforest RTR , an eco-education program based on the explorers of the s, has ecology education materials for grades K for Earth Day and beyond. Among the free resources are lessons plans and posters.

The site is also associated with a campaign to promote the planting of chestnut trees as a cure for carbon pollution. While developing knowledge and talent for life in space, Enterprise in Space EIS strongly endorses the preservation, celebration, and renewal of our Earth. The newly enhanced lessons redesigned on the robust EIS Academy platform are ready to launch for Earth Day and beyond.

RTR has collected 10, images from the tropical forests of the s. The toolkit can be accessed at www. Earth Day Network has a wealth of other free resources you can access and download from its website.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has created a short Earth Day video for kids showing nine ways they can help the environment.

The lab has also prepared a fun worksheet that can be used with or without the video. Project Learning Tree presents 12 free science apps focusing on topics such as climate change, trees, conservation, and weather. The apps in this list include stand-alone games, interactive teaching tools, and reference guides.

This International Society for Technology in Education poster session discusses the podcasting process and how podcasting facilitates deeper learning and creativity. It goes into the science. The presenter is a scientist. Readorium produces web-based educational software that aims to teach students reading comprehension skills through scientific text. As Earth Day approaches, consider how you approach issues of identity and diversity when it comes to the environment—regardless of the subject you teach.

Evergreen State College's website uses case studies as examples of problem based learning. Engage your students and expand your curriculum with case studies on Native American subjects.

In a video, Project researchers Cari Herrmann-Abell and George DeBoer discuss their efforts to develop assessments that can help teachers evaluate what elementary, middle, and high school students know about a broad range of energy ideas. The programs will air at 11 a. Eastern Time on alternating Saturdays, and will be replayed at noon Eastern Time the following day on SiriusXM Insight, channel , which is devoted to informative and entertaining talk programs.

After the episodes air on SiriusXM, they will be available for free online. In addition, the zookeepers offer advice for students who want to start working with animals, doing activities such as dog walking or pet sitting in the neighborhood.

Watch the video or download a transcript of it at the website. An important part of future space exploration will be plant growth. NASA scientists are planning for astronauts to grow plants during long-duration missions, and the plants could be used to supplement meals.

High school students participating in the challenge design, build, and evaluate lunar plant growth chambers while conducting research. Students follow the engineering design process and learn how to conduct a scientific experiment. The guide includes pre- and post-tests, rubrics, handouts, resource sheets, worksheets, and links for further exploration. Teachers can easily adapt this unit: Interested in starting a CubeSat program at your school and launching a small satellite?

The initiative is open to U. Interested educators can read the guide CubeSat Astronomy clubs across the United States are invited to partner with NASA Space Place to help spread the excitement of space and Earth science, as well as inform members about new technological advances in space science.

The articles, which are geared for upper-elementary students grades 4—6 , highlight NASA projects of interest to club members and include links to relevant explanations of astronomy concepts from the Space Place website. Partner clubs can also request free materials from NASA Space Place, such as stickers and temporary tattoos, to share at club events.

For information on how to participate, visit the website. Visit the site to watch the video and find links to classroom activities that extend learning. The book presents information on environmental topics such as water supply, air quality, ecosystems, and land pollution and offers simple steps students can do themselves to contribute to environmental conservation efforts. Students who successfully complete all five challenges earn a Young Meteorologist certificate.

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