As more and more Chromebooks make their way into the classroom, many teachers are finding they have to find new resources to replace their old. Educators find that some of the good old websites simply do not work on newer technology. One of the areas hit pretty heavy is Science. I had a staff member looking for some resources to replace material they had that simply would no longer work on a Chromebook. So here are some great Science interactives & activities that have been tested and approved for Chromebooks.
Molecular Workbench is a amazing website that offers both educational & fun interactives and STEM activities. These are all HTML5 based, which means they can run on pretty much all devices. One of the other really neat features, is that the interactives can be embedded on your website. You can see an example of this below. This site offers some great resources that every Science teacher really needs to know about, especially since it is free!
Another science website, which I have covered before, you may enjoy is SpongeLab. You can set up classes and assign interactives, activities, and material directly to students for free. SpongeLab has everything from virtual dissections (frog, trout, worm) to building your very own nuclear power plant. In fact in contains 895 graphics & images, 251 games & simulations, 111 animations & video, 623 linked animations & video, 87 lessons plans, and 17 e-textbooks.
Here is one more bonus website, PhET Interactive Simulations from the University of Colorado. They have almost turned all their old downloadable simulations into HTML5 based ones. They have activities ranging from Elementary through College age.
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