Visionlearning offers science learning modules in English and Spanish for teachers and students in grades 6-12. Requires free registration. Students must be 13 or older to register. Teachers can use MyClassroom to combine the site’s teaching modules with their own resources as well as post course outlines, announcements, student communications, quiz scores, and progress reports.
The Library houses modules in biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, math in science, physics, scientific research, and interactive animations. Modules include key concepts, readings, quizzes, and links to supporting materials. Some modules, like the third Charles Darwin Module on Descent with Modification, link to interactive animations, in this case, Darwin’s Finches.
All the website’s Interactives Animations were developed to convey core scientific concepts and are associated with learning modules.
Teachers will find help for setting up MyClassroom, the site’s customizable course management system and help using the site and its resources and other educational technology at Teaching and Technology.
The Visionlearning Blog is a good teacher source for images and video and cab be subscribed to. A recent post is NASA’s Perpetual Ocean Proves Data can be Art, a visualization of ocean surface currents. Another recent post is Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Separating Skepticism from Denial, a lecture (1:20) distinguishing between skeptics and deniers.
The Glossary covers concepts and important figures and provides links to additional information.