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Khan Academy

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Khan Academy LogoThe Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.

All of the the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.

References: http://www.khanacademy.org/

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TOPS Science: Teach Science with Simple Things

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TOPS Science LogoTeachable Moment: Advances in technology have enabled amazing new science tools... yet its refreshing to be reminded that good science needs solid DIY skills and can be done with everyday objects.

Welcome to TOPS,the non-profit that is here to help kids everywhere do hands-on science with simple things. We offer the best science projects for parents, teachers and students that are simple to do. Our fun science activities can be done with simple things that are probably already in your home or classroom.

References: http://www.topscience.org/

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USGS Earthquakes Hazards Program

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USGS LogoTeachable Moment: Tectonic plates feeling a little abstract?  Maybe not if you could prove they just moved minutes ago... USGS tracks every earthquake big and small and brings plate movement to life.

USGS web site dedicated to tracking earthquakes worldwide has real-time tracking, shake maps, animations, etc.

References: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/

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Library of Congress: American Treasures - Reason Gallery

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Teachable Moment: Primary documents are wonderful on so many levels: they provide a window into the thinking of the original discovery while simultaneous transporting us back in history and giving us our own sense of discovery.

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The Genographic Project

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Genographic ProjectTeachable Moment: Great multimedia tools that bring to life how genetic testing has shed light on human migrations.

Where do you really come from? And how did you get to where you live today? DNA studies suggest that all humans today descend from a group of African ancestors who—about 60,000 years ago—began a remarkable journey.

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Math Counts

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MATHCOUNTS logoTo secure America's global competitiveness, MATHCOUNTS inspires excellence, confidence and curiosity in U.S. middle school students through fun and challenging math programs. With the generous support of all MATHCOUNTS sponsors and volunteers, and leadership of the National Society of Professional Engineers at the local and state levels, MATHCOUNTS is providing today’s students with the foundation for success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.

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Curriki

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Curriki LogoCurriki is more than your average website; we're a community of educators, learners and committed education experts who are working together to create quality materials that will benefit teachers and students around the world.

Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. Our name is a play on the combination of 'curriculum' and 'wiki' which is the technology we're using to make education universally accessible.

CK-12

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CK-12CK-12 Foundation is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the U.S. and worldwide. Using an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the "FlexBook," CK-12 intends to pioneer the generation and distribution of high quality educational content that will serve both as core text as well as provide an adaptive environment for learning through the FlexBook Platform™.

References: http://www.ck12.org

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TechBrick Robotics

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TechBrick RoboticsTeachable Moment: If you participate in the First Lego League (FLL) the worksheets on this web site are indispensable.  Every year, they make scoring sheets, scale field sheets (for laying out a program) and lots of other useful tools.

This web site was created by a veteran FLL coach and has worksheets, scoring sheets and even an iPhone app for scoring.

References: http://www.techbrick.com

Edutopia

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edutopia logoEdutopia is the tangible embodiment of the George Lucas Educational Foundation vision. Through the Edutopia.org Web site, we spread the word about ideal, interactive learning environments and enable others to adapt these successes locally. Edutopia.org contains a deep archive of continually updated best practices, from classroom tips to recommendations for districtwide change. Allied with a dedicated audience that actively contributes success stories from the field, our mission relies on input and participation from schools and communities.