Education - Science


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Science (Gale in Context)

Gale In Context: Science is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The solution merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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ERIC (via ProQuest)

The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to augment American education by increasing and facilitating the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

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ERIC (via U.S. Department of Education)

Searchable indexing database for education and related topics that includes citations to articles and reports. Includes more than 750 journals, reports, curriculum, teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations, and books.

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Academic Search Ultimate

Academic Search Ultimate offers a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. Virtually every discipline is represented, ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more.Academic Search Ultimate also includes more than 75,000 videos from the Associated Press. This collection of videos is updated monthly and includes footage from 1930 to the present.

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Education Database

Includes access to over 900 top educational publications, including more than 600 of the titles in full text. The coverage spans the literature on primary, secondary and higher education as well as special education, home schooling and adult education. Many titles are indexed in the ERIC database. Part of ProQuest Central.

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ProQuest Central

This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.

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Sage Journals Online

Communication Studies, Criminology, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Work. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.

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Science Database

This database features research journals in the applied and general sciences. Covers more than 1600 titles, with more than 1270 available in full text (including charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements). Part of ProQuest Central.

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Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.

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Select Websites

Connected Science Learning (NSTA)

Journal highlighting STEM education and features articles about highly effective programs; the journal is also useful to policy makers, corporations, foundations, and others seeking to identify, advance, and invest in STEM education.

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Site providing information on basic biology. Covers cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics.

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Challenger Center for Space Science Education

Nonprofit education organization that uses space-themed simulated learning and role-playing strategies to help grades 5-9 students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate skills needed for future success, such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork.

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Site providing information on basic chemistry. Covers topics such as matter, atoms, the periodic table, elements, reactions, and biochemistry.

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GLOBE Program

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program is an international science and education program that provides primary and secondary school students and the public worldwide with the opportunity to participate in data collection and the scientific process, and contribute meaningfully to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment.

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Resource catalogs many smaller sites providing information on a variety of science topics, such as animal systems, biochemistry, ecology basics, the periodic table, thermodynamics, and more.

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MIT Blossoms

Resource for high school math and science lesson videos. Videos also include a teacher's guide, downloadable hand-outs, and more.

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NASA Education

NASA provides hundreds of resources organized by subject, grade level, type and keyword. The lesson plans and teaching materials primarily support STEM curriculum.

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National Geographic Education

The National Geographic Education site provides resources for educators and students. The site offers news updates, audio/visual content, lesson plans, and much more.

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National Science Foundation Classroom Resources (Grades K-16) -

Welcome to Classroom Resources--a diverse collection of lessons and web resources for classroom teachers, their students and students' families. Materials are arranged by subject area to help you quickly find resources in your interest area, and then use them to create lesson plans or at-home activities.

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National Science Teachers Association

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the National Science Teachers Association is a member-driven organization, 60,000-strong. We publish books and journals for science teachers from kindergarten through college. Each year we hold four conferences on science education: three regional events in the fall and a national gathering in the spring. We provide ways for science teachers to connect with one another. We inform Congress and the public on vital questions affecting science literacy and a well-educated workforce.

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North Carolina Science Teachers Association

Promoting excellence in science teaching and learning.

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The National Science Digital Library provides high quality online educational resources for teaching and learning, with current emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

*Most resources in the library adhere to principles of Open Educational Resource (OER) access, although some resources are restricted to provider site membership, or may have a cost associated with them (indicated in the full record of the resource).

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PhET provides free interactive math and science simulations that engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

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Physics4Kids is a site that contains basic physics information. They have information on motion, heat and thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, light, and modern physics topics.

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Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab

Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab was created to foster a love for science in kids. Reeko hopes parents will find this page interesting (the reading level is slightly above elementary in some cases). Hopefully they'll sit down with their kids and attempt some of these experiments. Reeko believes they will have read the science facts so they understand the underlying principles behind these experiments. Then when the little one begins peppering them with questions, they'll explain the how and why of these experiments to their kids.

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Siyavula Math and Science Textbooks

Siyavula provides Mathematics and Science textbooks from grades 4-12.

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Star*s Family of Astronomy and Related Resources

The Star*s Family resources offer outstanding features such as a twenty-year tradition/experience in compilations, a resulting excellent exhaustivity of entries (including thousands of entries without WWW link), an homegeneous coverage of all practical data, a permanent updating and quality checking scheme (including authentication of data originators), the largest amount of URLs available in a set of astronomy resources, a unique astronomy-oriented dictionary of acronyms and abbreviations, and so on.

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Utah's Open Textbook Projects

Science textbooks with online interactive activities.

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#GoOpenNC is a library of open education resources and network of NC educators.

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Readers' Advisory

Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database

CLCD (Children's Literature Comprehensive Database) is the premier single-source, single-search provider of online information to help educators and librarians find just the right books to meet their educational and collection management requirements. CLCD provides over 2.1 million Children's and Young Adult Literature records containing more than 500,000 professional reviews of children's books, multimedia and audio books (aggregated from 42 sources).

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NoveList Plus

A readers’ advisory resource that uses appeal factors and expert reviews to offer read-alike and listen-alike recommendations for fiction, nonfiction, and audiobooks.

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Streaming Video

Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press is a publisher of award-winning online collections and videos for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Content is carefully curated by expert editors around specific subjects and disciplines, sourced from producers and archives around the globe.

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Education in Video

Education in Video is an online collection of streaming video developed specifically for training and developing teachers. The collection will contains more than 4,000 video titles totaling 1,300 hours of teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of students and teachers in actual classrooms. It will give education faculty, students, and in-service teachers a single source for the best research-based professional development video resources available. Includes access to Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the series.

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Films on Demand

This collection provides over 23,000 high quality streaming videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. The videos include BBC documentaries, Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries plus interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.

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