Monday, September 16, 2013

Resources To Start Off Your Week 78

     We are now entering our second full week of school and I am getting into our first units with each of my classes. The following resources are resources that I am actually using with my classes this week! I am excited to share theses resources with you and hope you enjoy them as much as me and my students do :) As always, I will be adding these to my lists of resources under the Fav Websites heading.

1 ) Ecosystem Labeling
- This interactive, from the University of Alberta, allows students to
  explore a virtual ecosystem and answer questions about biotic &
  abiotic components, mimicry, producers, consumers, parasites,
  mutualism and commensalism.
- This is a really good activity to do on the SMART board for
  students to practice vocabulary and understanding of ecosystems.
http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/facilities/multimedia/uploads/alberta/Ecosystem.html

ecosystem interactive, ecosystem labeling, parts of an ecosystem, ecosystem activities for the classroom

2 ) Cell Size & Scale
- This interesting visual allows students to see the size relationship between
  certain cells and other everyday objects like sesame seeds and grains of
  salt.
- By sliding the bar at the bottom of the screen, users can move between
  large and small objects to see the comparisons. This can be really helpful
  for students to actually visualize just how small cells are.
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/scale/

the size of cells, cell size and scale interactive, teaching about cells

3 ) Colour in Motion
- This interactive showcases colour in many different ways. It allows
  students to explor colour in regards to sybolism, complimentary
  colours, and what it can mean in different cultures.
- In addition to textual information, different colours also have
  animated videos explaining their characteristics which is perfect
  for our different types of learners!
- Students can even use the "Colour Lab" to direct their own movies
  about the colour!
*This website does take a little bit to load, so be patient!
http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/colors/Colors.html

color in motion, the symbolism of colour,

Happy Monday everyone!

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