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Virtual Field Trips!

The Cincinnati Zoo YouTube Channel has lots of videos about animals and virtual safaris.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium YouTube Channel also has a lot of videos about sea creatures.

Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links

 

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Jennifer Jourdain
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FREE Enrichment Activites

undefinedMackinVIA: New Free Databases until June 30th  In addition to thousands of free ebooks, Mackin has added several databases.  To get into these books is easy and allows for simultaneous viewings. Go to mackinvia.com and enter the school name "monta"  and the login and password: montytech1. There is also an app for mobile devices.  


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Archive.org's "Emergency Library."  To access, go to archive.org and sign up with them using your Monty Tech account.  Verify your registration with an email sent to your Gmail. Next, search for your book title in the Internet Archive (not the Wayback Machine: this is blocked).  Click on a book.  Then click on the blue "Borrow" button in order to borrow it for "14 days."  After 14 days, I believe you can just borrow it again.  It also has a text to speech button if you'd like it to read to you in a robot voice.  You can also read these on a mobile device through your browser.  Here's a video on how to access.

WGBH and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more just for Massachusetts teachers.  This collection combines all the resources of PBS and many have support materials.    The top purple bar has a drop down menu for subject.  Click and Assign to Google Classroom or copy and paste the video link and supporting materials in Schoology. For teachers:  A calendar of all WBGH's upcoming webinars.


Engages students with phenomena connected to current events. Teachers can facilitate inquiry-driven science instruction that supports students in using literacy to support their conclusions.   Assign in Classroom or Schoology.


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Curated podcasts and lessons on engaging topics, plus comprehension quizzes and a variety of accessibility features
and embedded supports for English learners. They have made their premium service free for schools during this
crisis. Easily integrated with Google Classroom.


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to students.


undefinedNational Science Teaching Association.  Daily Do's and Classroom Resources: Collection of lessons and resources that can besorted by standard. Each day, they share a sensemaking task teachers and families can use to engage students in authentic, relevant science learning.


Open Education Resources are FREE to everyone.   Learn all kinds of subjects at your own pace.


Bozemanscience: Paul Andersen's video essentials for Biology, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, and Physics.  These are also aligned to the AP curriculum. 


PHET Interactive - practice many different science concepts through simulations and interactive videos. 


 Practice many different science concepts through simulations and interactive videos. 

 

 WGBH's Distance Learning Center.  Find videos and activities and then test your knowledge.