Steve Spangler Science activities to support inquiry based learning

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The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education

CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet. We focus on projects that utilize real time data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world. Below is a catalog of projects that are currently being or have been sponsored by CIESE . Each project has a brief description and links to the National Science Standards and NCTM math standards it supports.

Collaborative Projects
Real time data projects
Projects with primary sources and archives
Partner Projects
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Science Resources for All Content Areas:

Check out the great free resources available at

K-12 Teachers Domain A project funded by the National Science Foundation, Teachers Domain provides high quality interactive resources for teachers and students grades K-12. Register yourself (free) and use their handy file system for organizing your resources.

K-12 Animated Science Story Books
frogsm.jpgFor Example a cute story book about The Life Cycle of the Frog

Lynn Reedy has lots of fantastic links on her site: (K-5) (yrs 5-9) (yrs 9-12)


Interactive online science games as well as other interactive science activities.


Argosy's Visible Body is the most comprehensive human anatomy visualization tool available today. This entirely Web-delivered application offers an unparalleled understanding of human anatomy. The Visible Body includes 3D models of over 1,700 anatomical structures, including all major organs and systems of the human body.