Janet Hoekenga shows hot to build a simple steam engine, known as a aeolipile or Heron's engine, using nothing more than a soda can, a needle and some string. While simple and quick to build, it can be used to demonstrate and discuss phase changes, energy conversion, Newton's third law of motion and the history of steam engines. →
Wonderville, developed by the Science Alberta Foundation, projects its own cast of cartoon characters to help with home-grown science activities. Use the "Free Access" link to access resources; the site does require you to register. →
The Internet and modern browsers allow students build and test bridges, view plane traffic in real time, change gravity and perform experiments – all from their browser. Check out simulation and visualization tools available now. →
With the events of the last few years, the needs and safety of minority students have come into sharp focus. Many teachers are uncomfortable addressing these subjects or do not feel they have the cultural competency to speak to the issues. Here are some resources that can help. →
We sadly share that Bonnie Tenenbaum, our "head librarian" and founder passed away on October 15th. Bonnie was an educator for nearly 50 years and has been an integral part of K12IRC since its inception. →
Unlike this guy, teachers are finding that classroom web sites are great for communicating with students and parents. And students put in more effort when they know that their work might be displayed online.
Learn how a class website can help and how to easily set it up for free! →