Virginia SOL for Science

General Science Resources:

Weather:

 

Ecosystems:

 

Force, Motion, Energy and Matter:
Water:

 

Life Systems:

 

Integration Techniques with various types of software

Wordprocessing Software
  • Students create vocabulary word games (such as a word scramble) and then have them exchange with a friend and practice the vocabulary.
  • Have students create an ocean vocabulary word scramble and then have them exchange with a friend and practice vocabulary.
  • Have students keep a daily log of their nutrition, exercise, daily weather, or other data.

Spreadsheet and Database Software

  • Create a line graph of the ocean floor depths or other scientific data and then import the graph into a word processing program to write a report about that data.
  • Use a spreadsheet or database to solve problems, collect and examine data, and report on findings.
  • Have students time their heart rates and plot them on a graph in a spreadsheet program.

Desktop Publishing and Graphic/Paint/Draw Software

  • Use a desktop publishing or word processing program to write an essay, story, or newspaper report about the topic you're studying.
  • Use a desktop publishing or word processing program to write a story about the sea.
  • Use a desktop publishing program to create a banner or poster about pollution, or other health or science issues.
  • Students use a paint, draw, or graphics program to draw and label germs, parts of animals, plants, or other scientific objects.

Multimedia software such as PowerPoint, or Web pages

  • Students use a multimedia program such as PowerPoint to report on an animal and play a frame animation of the animal in its environment.
  • Divide the class into teams to research specific topics about the general topic you're studying. Each team creates a stack about their topic and then all the stacks are combined to make a class report.
  • Have students create a multimedia portfolio of their research, including video clips of the experiment, photographs of insect collections, inventions, or other science projects.

Web 2.0 ideas

  • Podcasting - students can create podcasts using Audacity (free download) to review vocabulary and all major themes of their unit of study

  • Blabberize.com - this can be used in the same ways - it's free - you upload a picture, select an area to be the mouth, and then you record what you want