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Simulations, Animations & Video

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ACS Middle School Chemistry -

Multimedia animations and video demonstrations from the American Chemical Society.

bioGraphic for Educators -

These immersive infographics, data visualizations, and videos make great interactive learning resources for secondary students or science teachers. All come straight from bioGraphic, a multimedia magazine powered by the California Academy of Sciences.

Bozeman Science -

Video lessons by Paul Anderson in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and NGSS

Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education -

Searchable list of resources that includes some simulations.   – NSF funded

Concord Consortium -

Interactive STEM activities.

CrashCourse -

Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel. Check out the playlists for past courses in physics, philosophy, games, economics, U.S. government and politics, astronomy, anatomy & physiology, world history, biology, literature, ecology, chemistry, psychology, and U.S. history.

Glencoe virtual labs -

Virtual labs and animations created by Glencoe.

HHMI Biointeractive animations -

These animations can help your students visualize scientific concepts and processes in the areas of biology, biochemistry, and some earth science.

HHMI Biointeractive multimedia -

Virtual labs and interactive videos.

LabXchange -

LabXchange curates and creates digital content at no cost to you.

Making Molecules: Dot Structures and Ionic Compounds -

This simulation provides practice in building Lewis Dot Structures from atoms and ionic compounds from the component ions. Small screen devices such as tablets and smartphones are not recommended for this simulation.

My Molecularium -

My Molecularium is a fun and challenging molecule building game. Launch atoms at target bond sites to assemble essential molecules of increasing complexity and difficulty. Move your device to direct your shots using our innovative laser-guided aim.

Have fun learning about molecules as you play.

NASA STEM Videos -

The videos include hands-on activities, astronaut and scientist Q & As,  and more.

Netlogo -

NetLogo is a multi-agent programmable modeling environment. It is used by many tens of thousands of students, teachers and researchers worldwide. It also powers HubNet participatory simulations.

NOVA Labs -

Labs and videos on a few topics

NSF Science Zone -

The National Science Foundation Science Zone is an app, a series of radio shows and podcasts, and Roku programming.

OpenSciEd -

Simulation for science grades 6 - 8. The simulations in this library are used as part of the OpenSciEd units.

PBS Learning Media -

Multimedia resources from PBS.

PhET Simulations -

The PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations. PhET sims are based on extensive education research and engage students through an intuitive, game-like environment where students learn through exploration and discovery.

Physics Force on YouTube -

For some fun physics demos, check out the U of M Physics Force on YouTube.

Polyhedron Physics is a remarkably realistic, comprehensive collection of simulated physics laboratory equipment and data collection tools.

Project Hero -

Project Hero is a project-based learning tool and framework that connects young heroes to information about threatened species & ecosystems guiding them on a Quest to uncover and implement solutions to help locally.

Raptor Lab -

The Raptor Center has an online learning tool that we've implemented in classrooms around the Twin Cities called Raptor Lab. It puts students in the shoes of researchers and vets and walks them through clinic cases based on real life.

Science By Simulation -

Welcome to Science By Simulation. We are enabling modern science education through innovative software tools based on modeling and simulation techniques. These tools are designed to be incorporated into undergraduate and high school courses in both pure and applied sciences, allowing students and teachers to turn their laptops and tablets into powerful virtual labs and analytical platforms. All of our tools are web apps, so there is nothing to install and you can get started instantly. Our current offerings are in the areas of chemistry, physics, geosciences, and environmental science.


SEPUP: Science Education for Public Understanding Program -

In order to support the middle-grade science educator community during this challenging time, SEPUP is making available NGSS-aligned free resources for remote learning.

SimBucket -

Chemistry and Physics simulations including chemistry simulations formerly on ChemThink.

STEM Sims -

Guided inquiry activities, both science and engineering. Wide variety of topics.

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