Resources, GK-12 | Biology, UNCG

Downloadable Documents

Macroinvertebrate Sampling Protocol
This document provides information on equipment needed and sampling methods for macroinvertebrate sampling of the stream for the Greenway Studies Biological Database.       Macroinvertebrate Sampling Protocol.pdf
List of Macroinvertebrates
This PDF lists the macroinvertebrates that are counted in Greenway Studies Biological Stream database. This list is inclusive of all the macroinvertebrates the Greenway Studies program monitors and includes divisions amongst the macroinvertebrates that are tolerant, somewhat-sensitive and sensitive to pollution.      List of Macroinvertebrates.pdf
Key to Water Quality & Stream Index Values
This document has three pages. The first page is a Key to Water Quality in which the user can key different macroinvertebrates to determine water quality from the Eno River State Park in North Carolina. Page 2 instructs the user on how to calculate Stream Index Values. The third page of the PDF document offers the user a visual representation of some common macroinvertebrates found in and around Eno River State Park.     Key to Water Quality & Stream Index Values.pdf
Map of Greenway & Locations
This is a downloadable map of Boulding Branch Creek, the greenway, and the several sampling locations along its route.

Fun & Helpful Links

SAS in Schools
SASinSchools is a free set of computer interactivities or modeling for a variety of science concepts. This is the link for the virtual lab that students can manipulate for pollutants in a stream. It would be a nice computer lab activity to do before and/or after your stream ecology activity from the Greenway. SAS in Schools
LEARN NC
LEARN NC gives you what you need for K–12 teaching and learning, when and where you need it. LEARN NC
PEER Perspectives, Vol II
PEER Perspectives, Vol II
2004 5 E's
2004 5 E's
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience and School.
National Research Council. How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2000.
How Students Learn: Science in the classroom.
National Research Council. How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.
The National Science Digital Library
nsdl.org
GO-Science.org
"Technology has the power to transform education both inside and outside of the classroom, in both formal and informal settings, to ensure equal opportunity for all." -- Roger Conner, Executive Director, GO-Science. View this slideshow from Roger on STEM 3.0, Validated and Research Based Resources to learn more about Roger's philosophy and how to implement the STEM 3.0 ideas and philosophies both inside and out of the classroom. This Bridging the Gap, Free K-12 Educational Technology Resource is a quality handout on different web-based resources available to students, educators, and parents involved in STEM education.
FamilyScienceQuest Features Fun Science Experiments For Families
Last month, Boehringer Ingelheim launched a new YouTube channel called FamilyScienceQuest. Families nationwide can take advantage of the information presented on this dedicated YouTube channel, featuring simple, fun science experiments that parents can conduct at home with their children—such as making colors explode in a puddle of milk, creating sidewalk chalk, and making a cloud. To access the video tutorials, visit this YouTube page.
National Wildlife Federation's "Be Out There" Newsletter
As part of the National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) "Be Out There" campaign to reconnect children to the natural world, NWF is offering a free newsletter that includes articles, initiatives, and resources for parents and teachers. To learn more about the campaign or to subscribe to the newsletter, visit the NWF website.
Science Matters
http://www.nsta.org/sciencematters/tips.aspx
Free Science Activities for Kids
HowtoSmile.org - a joint project of UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, the Exploratorium, the New York Hall of Science, Science Museum of Minnesota, Children’s Museum of Houston, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers—a free, online collection of thousands of hands-on interactive science and math activities for kids in nonclassroom settings.

HowtoSmile.org spotlights hands-on and interactive activities, both physical and virtual, that involve doing and learning. Activities take many forms, from downloadable lesson plans, to field trip activities, how-to videos and online interactive games. In addition to the collection of activities, the website offers list-making features that provide educators a public or private online space to collect their favorite activities and add teaching tips and ideas on how to use an activity in context; user-contributed videos, and other creative community functions that encourage users to rate and comment on activities and earn badges for community involvement.

Amazing Animals and Creature Features
These online resources from National Geographic for Kids present animal information in an interactive way. Targeted at elementary students, the website features clickable facts and photos of more than 40 animal species from Adelie penguins to zebras. Users can watch videos of the animals, find maps showing where each animal lives, and print out a collector’s card for any animal described.
Wonderopolis.org
Wonderopolis.org