Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 23, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Thirty Years Ago This Week Global Warming Was “Put On The Front Page Of Newspapers” For The First Time

You can read more about what happened thirty years ago at:

It’s been 30 years since the first alarm on global warming was sounded

James Hansen Wishes He Wasn’t So Right About Global Warming

You can learn more about climate change at The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

And you can learn about more environmental issues at “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources On The Environment.

June 19, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Science Sites Of 2018 – So Far

 

Time for another mid-year “Best” list.

I’ll be adding this to All 2018 Mid-Year “Best” Lists – In One Place!

You might also be interested in:

The Best Science Sites Of 2017 – Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2017 – So Far

The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – So Far

The Best Science Sites Of 2015

The Best Science Sites Of 2014 – Part Two

The “All-Time” Best Science Sites

The Best Science Sites Of 2014 – So Far

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – So Far

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — Part One

The Best Science Sites Of 2011

The Best Science Sites Of 2011 — So Far

The Best Science Websites — 2010

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009

The Best Science & Math Websites — 2008

The Best Science Websites For Students & Teachers — 2007

Here are my choices for this year – so far:

Here’s how Smithsonian Magazine describes NASA’s new “Exoplanet Travel Bureau”:

NASA has launched the Exoplanet Travel Bureau, a visualization tool that allows users to explore the surfaces of three exoplanets: Kepler-16b, Kepler-186f, and TRAPPIST-1e. The 360-degree visualizations, which can be seen on your computer, phone, tablet or using a virtual reality headset, are artists’ renderings—there are no photographic images of these planets, so the graphics are based on hypotheticals. You can change the scene by adding or subtracting hypothetical atmospheres, creating skies, clouds and weather.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space.

Climate change and life events is an interactive that lets you show how your personal life events correspond to global climate changes. I’m adding it to  The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Planets & Space

The European Space Agency has just released an amazing interactive map of 1.7 billion stars. You can check it out at here and read more about it at A mesmerizing new atlas of the Milky Way has 1.7 billion stars in it. I’m adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space.

I’ve previously posted some of the group OK Go’s music videos, and was pleased to read that they had teamed-up with Google to create the OK Go Sandbox, a collection of classroom activities connected to their music.

This is one of the more amazing videos of Rube Goldberg machines you’ll see.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines.

No, President Trump, Just Because It’s Cold Outside Today Doesn’t Mean Global Warming Isn’t Happening

National Geographic has a series called 101 Videos that are engaging and accessible, and cover a variety of topics.

Here’s how they describe it:

Explore and experience some of nature’s most intriguing phenomena in the 101 series, a science class unlike any other.

There are forty-nine clips now, and they regularly add new ones.

This new animated video would be good for IB Theory of Knowledge classes, as well as others.

It echos the famous Richard Feynman quote about ““The Difference Between Knowing The Name Of Something & Knowing Something.” I’ve embedded that video at the bottom of this post.

June 6, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Explore NASA’s New “Exoplanet Travel Bureau”

Here’s how Smithsonian Magazine describes NASA’s new “Exoplanet Travel Bureau”:

NASA has launched the Exoplanet Travel Bureau, a visualization tool that allows users to explore the surfaces of three exoplanets: Kepler-16b, Kepler-186f, and TRAPPIST-1e. The 360-degree visualizations, which can be seen on your computer, phone, tablet or using a virtual reality headset, are artists’ renderings—there are no photographic images of these planets, so the graphics are based on hypotheticals. You can change the scene by adding or subtracting hypothetical atmospheres, creating skies, clouds and weather.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space.

May 25, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three New & Accessible Resources About Climate Change

 

Here are three new additions to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change:

Climate change in the United States presented in 123 red, white and blue stripes is from The Washington Post.

Climate change and life events is an interactive that lets you show how your personal life events correspond to global climate changes.

Earth Time “enables users to interact with visualizations of the Earth’s transformation over time. Combining huge data sets with images captured by NASA satellites between 1984 and 2016, EarthTime brings to life patterns of natural change and human impact.”

May 25, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Tons Of Resources To Prepare For Google Science Fair (& Probably Any Science Fair)

Projects can’t be submitted to the 2018 Google Science Fair until September, but they have unveiled a ton of new materials that educators can use to help prepare for it.

I did a quick review of some of those materials, and it seems to me they would also be useful in lessons far beyond the Google Science Fair.

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