LINCS Science & Numeracy Special Collection

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The purpose of this section is to provide annotated links to Internet sites that are useful for teaching and learning about science and numeracy. These resources have been chosen for instructors and tutors in adult literacy programs. The websites provide a variety of curricular material, learning activities, lesson plans, and other information. There is an emphasis on teaching in context, so as to demonstrate the way science and math skills are used in the real world.

A guide to evaluating these websites has been the Blue Web’n Evaluation Rubric from Pacific Bell Knowledge Network Explorer.

These websites can be related to the changes in the Science and Mathematics exams for the GED. They also correlate to the national science and numeracy education standards and state secondary curriculum standards.

There are descriptions of many exemplary websites in other sections of this Science and Numeracy Special Collection. See also Science in the News and Special Events and Celebrations.

Best of the Web: Click on the links below for what we feel are some of the most useful websites, categorized by science and numeracy education standards

Ask the Experts: communicate via e-mail with experts in various fields of science and mathematics.

Hot Lists: lists of links to science and numeracy sites recommended by science museums and science/math educational organizations.

Science & Math in Real-World Contexts:

Electronic Field Trips: observe and participate in scientific field research without leaving home!

Four Special Organizations: these organizations have comprehensive Internet resources deserving special mention.

Hands-On Science Experiments: discover the enjoyment of experiments and observations, using inexpensive materials and minimal equipment.

Interactive Investigations: these are international Internet science/math projects designed to be interactive and on-going. Learners around the world sign on to collect data from their particular locations.

Online Science Museums: visit these wonderful exhibits, complete with images, maps, lesson plans, and interactive resources.

To submit ideas and resources for this section, please contact Susan Cowles.