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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Simple Science Videos

Proof that everything old is new again, today on Twitter I saw Simple Science Videos being Tweeted around. I first saw these videos three years ago. At that time there was a website that supported the content of the videos, but now that site seems to have gone offline. None-the-less 91 Simple Science Videos remain on Vimeo for your viewing enjoyment. The aim of each video is to give a clear explanation of science topics that elementary and middle school students can understand. A video about various types of rocks and their uses is embedded below.


3D Rocks Video from Simple Science on Vimeo.

Applications for Education
Designed primarily for elementary and middle school students, Simple Science's videos are entertaining and informative videos for introducing a new topic to your students. The collection of videos is also good for independent learning by students. These videos could be included in slide presentation that students may give as part of research assignment.

Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where my dog and I are watching deer and forgetting that the brilliant colors of fall have turned to the brown of winter. Wherever you are this weekend, I hope you find an equally relaxing activity even if only for a short while. We all need a recharge once in a while. And as my favorite school nurse tells me, "rest is great medicine." After you recharge, if you would like to see the new things that other readers found useful this week, please have a look at this week's most popular posts.

These are the most popular posts for the week ending 11/11/11:
1. A Visualization of Punctuation's Importance
2. 9 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online
3. Video - The Difference Between UK, England, and Great Britain Explained
4. Videos Explaining Daylight Saving Time
5. Google+ Pages - Use Google+ To Connect With Your Community
6. Literature Map - Find Authors You Might Like
7. Cite This For Me - A Reference List Generator

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