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July 16, 2020
Thursday

The Mission of the Education Service Center, Region 2 Science Department is to provide services that build teacher, campus, and district capacity to teach the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and prepares all students for success.  We are available to provide on-site support and coaching that focuses on curriculum, assessment, and instruction.  We can customize on site professional development that can meet your district’s unique needs.


 


Keep Student Learning Going

During COVID-19 School Closure:

Free Resources for All Teachers

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The National Science Education Leadership Association has provided the following resources from their partners in order to allow for easier remote learning during the COVID-19 school closures.


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To give you the support you need during this precarious time, Vernier has put together some online resources to help engage students with STEM remotely.

Theirr online resources include free trials to Vernier Video Analysis™ and Pivot Interactives, and over 80 free experiments with sample data covering a large range of subjects. With these tools, you can help your students form a deep understanding of key scientific concepts outside the classroom and laboratory.

Explore their Online Resources HERE


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To help with school closures and support remote learning, Legends of Learning is providing FREE unlimited access to all 3rd-8th grade math and science teachers for the remainder of the school year.  
 
To get full access, please use the link here


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Effective immediately, Flinn Scientific has launched a website with an extensive amount of resources specifically developed to help teachers, students and parents continue their science education journey – even if that learning is taking place outside the classroom or laboratory environment.

Examples of some of the resources they have developed:

  • Free video labs with related teacher and student guides to help students at home continue making progress on key science topics
  • More than 40 free, easy and fun-to-do activities that use commonly available materials to encourage science investigation in the home
  • Flinn’s unique digital learning solutions to facilitate seamless science learning. These online solutions are the perfect way to efficiently scale curriculum in an at-home setting – also free of charge
  • On call scientists: over the coming days, they will be releasing video based lab experiments conducted by their scientific staff and broadcast from their studio with live events. As part of each live event, they will have their full team of scientists available to answer questions from teachers and students participating online – also free of charge and highly interactive and engaging. Be sure to check out their online calendar indicating the live schedule

In addition, they will continue to add free resources driven from your requests and feedback around topics, labs and content.

Explore their Online Resources HERE


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PASCO is offering the following science solutions free of charge to support educators and learners transitioning to home learning.

  • PASCO Labs and Videos for Distance Learning

These free science resources can be used together to bring standards-aligned science labs to students affected by the COVID-19 school closures. You can view their current list of free home labs and videos on the Home Science Tools webpage.

  • Essential Physics 3rd Edition: 

(includes entire electronic text, which is the same content as textbook)
Student e-Book: FREE
Teacher e-Resources: FREE 

  • Essential Chemistry:

(includes entire electronic text, which is the same content as textbook)
Student e-Book: FREE
Teacher e-Resources: FREE

  • Capstone Site License: We have extended the free trial site license for six months.
  • SPARKvue Site License: We have extended the free trial site license for six months.

For more information and free resource downloads, visit the Home Science Tools webpage HERE

 

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