General Science  The MSS BIg Date Teacher Guide Welcome to the supplemental teacher guide to The MMS Big Data student guide to NASA’s MMS Mission. There is  a PDF copy of the student guide for use with your students.  In this guide, as noted by the graphics below, we provide:

Instructions to complete each of the student activities.
Enrichment activities for students.
Connections to characteristics of computational thinking

Connections to the ISTE Standards for Students
Connections to the Next Generation Science Standards Concord Consorium This site features free downloadable Math & Science software. The eSkeletons Project This website is devoted to the study of human and primate comparative anatomy. It offers a unique set of digitized versions of skeletons in 2-D and 3-D in full color, animations, and much supplemental information. The user can navigate through the various regions of the skeleton and view all orientations of each element along with muscle and joint information. eSkeletons enables you to view the bones of both human and non-human primates ranging from the gorilla to the tiny mouse lemur.. Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12)  This site features 450 interactive simulations for math and science. –Fee required.  Exploratorium This site was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Our site now contains over 15,000 Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics  Google Earth  Google SketchUp Create, modify, and share 3-d models! How to Teach with Google Earth  GEarthHacks This site works in tandem with Google Earth.  Overlay files can be downloaded and used with Google Earth. Game for Science  Game for Science is a virtual world for kids dedicated to getting them excited about science and technology. Students can explore various virtual islands where they will learn about health, aeronautics, genomics, environment, engineering, and more. Students can learn about science careers, what scientists do, play Global Forest Change from Univ of Maryland  An interactive map site with many data layer and background images Kinetic City (3-8)  This site has an amazing collection of Science Experiments, Games and Projects Interactive Simulations for Math and Science from The Univ of Colorado. Interactives Interactives" provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas. Java Math & Science Applets MyExperiment (6-12)  The MyExperiment Virtual Research Environment enables you and your students to share digital items associated with your research — in particular it enables you to share and execute scientific workflows.  You can also use to find publicly shared workflows  Pollen Park (3-8) A learning discovery into the fascinating world of flowering plants and their reproductive lifecycle. Supporting the National Curriculum, Key Stage 2, Unit 5B - Lifecycles. Science NetLinks (K-12) The Thinkfinity partnership provides free, Internet-based content across academic disciplines. Science NetLinks' role is to provide a wealth of standards-aligned resources for K-12 science educators, including lesson plans, interactive and reviewed Internet resources.  Site features include Interactive Lessons, Resources, Benchmarks and Science Updates.  St. Louis Science Center Web Site. (K-12) The Interactive Library Applets for Math, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry & Earth Science  (6-12)  The Interactive Library is about "real interactivity"! The database contains hundreds of activities that make use of sophisticated java, vrml and shockwave programsTeachers can create their own activity sheet to go with the programs.   Studentscan use these programs to supplement their classroom activities, or use one of the more advanced applets as a starting point for their science project.

 Anatomy  BioDigital  This site is using the first cloud-based, immersive 3D environment for exploration of the human body. Get Body Smart (8-12) An Online Examination of Human Anatomy and Physiology.  Visually Learn About the Human Body Using Our Interactive "Flash" Animations Inner Learning Online (9-12) Welcome to inner exploration of Human Anatomy. Each topic has animations, 100’s of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links. Neuroscience for Kids (K-8). This site is designed to help students learn more about the nervous system.   It also includes links with information on the brain, spinal cord, the neuron, the senses, and other related topics.  FreezeRay  (4-12) This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in  schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity. Nervous System - Anatomy & Physiology from Get Body Smart (need Flash Player)

Astronomy & Space Amazing Space. (6-12)  This site is by the Space Telescope Science Institute an is responsible for the scientific operation of the Hubble Space Telescope.  This site provides a variety of interactive Web based space lessons and related activities.  Cosmic Zoom.  (5-12) Welcome to Cosmic Zoom! Cosmic Zoom is an idea based on the book entitled Powers of Ten by Morrison and Morrison.  This visual representation is to help give you an idea of the size and scale of the universe. Each image is 10 times bigger or smaller than the one that comes before it or after it. HubbleSite (4/5-12)   At the Space Telescope Science Institute, we’re working hard to study and explain the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble’s cutting-edge technology. In the course of this exploration we will continue to share with you the grace and beauty of the universe… because the discoveries belong to all of us. HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach. Mars Quest Online (3-8) This site is the result of a collaboration among SSI, NASA’s Jet propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and TERC.  They have developed 34 highly visual, interactive experiences that highlight the most interesting planetary features.  This site has two main areas, the Tour and the Investigations.  Activities in both areas have specific challenges, natural ending points, and clear measure of success. NASA Multimedia Page (INTERACTIVE ) This site, from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, has video, podcasts, images and art related to space exploration and related science topics  Stellarium (4-12)  Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.   It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.  Virtual Solar System.  (4/5-12) This site was created by National Geographic and is an interactive solar system site.  An excellent tool for your students to use as they study our solar system. 

Kids Space Sites Celestia  This is a simulation program that allows students and teachers to navigate a 3-D solar system KidsAstronomy. (K-8) This site is designed for students interested in astronomy. Links include Teacher’s Corner, Fun With Astronomy, Deep Space, The Solar System, Space Exploration, the Universe and more related links.

Biology Biology 4 Kids. (3-8)  This site contains basic biology information and is not just biology for kids, it's for everyone. We have information on cell structurecell function,scientific studiesplantsvertebratesinvertebrates, and other life science topics.   The Biology Project. (9-12)  An online interactive resource for learning biology.  There are numerous interactive modules. BioInteractive Lab. (9-12) This site is from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  Links include a cardiology lab, other virtual labs, related animation clips, a click learn section, a related virtual museum, cool science for kids and related teacher resources. Cells Alive. (4/5-12)  This site is an excellent interactive web site for educators dealing with all aspects of cells.  FreezeRay  (4-12) This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in  schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity. The Visible Human Project. (9-12) This site allows students to view the human body. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female bodies has been completed. World of Teaching.  (K-12)  This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish.  

Chemistry  Chem Buddy (9-12) Every chemist occasionally has to do some simple calculations, like concentration conversion, finding pH, or solving a complicated stoichiometric problem. When these problems are easy, they are waste of time. When they are harder, quite often they get too difficult to solve on paper - that is especially true in case of pH calculations involving several dissociation equilibria. This is when software can save you time and frustration. Presently we have three such programs:

 CASC Concentration calculator -convert concentrations, prepare solutions. Built in database of over 300 compounds with density tables, making all calculations fast - and accurate.

  BATE pH calculator -acid/base equilibrium, titration curves. No approximations made - if you see calculated pH, that will be it's exact value. And it is calculated on the fly, whilst you type!

 EBAS Chemical equation balancer -balance equations, calculate stoichiometry. Balance chemical equations, find limiting reagents, convert volume/mass/concentration in no time. Chemical Education Digital Library   This site contains is a large collection of resources for teaching and learning chemistry. The ChemEd DL contains tutorials for students, 3D models, lesson plans, and more. The tutorials include 3D chemical models and explanations of what each part of the models does and how those parts work together. In the lesson plans section you will find downloadable lesson plans organized by subject. ChemEd DL also features a periodic table that links each element to data and explanations about that element. Chem4Kids. (4-8)  Right now you're on CHEM4KIDS.COM. The best news is that we have just finished the new version KAPILI.COM. Kapili now has tutorials, an extensive library, experiments, over fifty activities, and downloads like flash cards and workbooks.  FreezeRay  (4-12) This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in  schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity. Periodic Table of Comic Books (5-12) This site covers a number of elements from oxygen to the Metal Men (Gold, Tin, Mercury, Lead and Platinum) to molybdenum.  A search engine lets you quickly mine the periodic table of comics.  ph Meter  This site can be used as a device  for potentiometer pH measurements. World of Teaching (K-12)  This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish. 


EARTH SCIENCE  Earth Resources and Observation and Science Center (EROS) from the USGS Journey North - A Global Study of Wildlife and Seasonal Migration (6-12) Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins,hummingbirdswhooping cranesgray whalesbald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration mapspictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context. Windows to the Universe (K-12) This site provides a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data that explore the earth and space sciences.  

Physics Fear of Physics (K-12) This is an interactive, highly visual, and non-technical way for students of all ages to learn about the laws of physics in action.  FreezeRay  (4-12) This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in  schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity. My Physics Lab  This site, created Eric Neumann, contains a number of interactive physics simulations.  Also included are the math components of the simulations. Physics Applets from the University of Oregon PhET (Physics Education Technology) (9-12) This site from the University of Colorado has fun, interactive simulation of physical phenomena that make bridges to the real world.  A collection of 40 Java applications for introductory physics is available. World of Teaching (K-12)  This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish. 

Simulations Beat the Market Online   This site contains an online economic simulation helps students apply economic concepts to maximize profits while managing a firm in a variety of market environments or by completing exercises. Celestia  Celestia is  a real-time 3D space simulation featuring a database of over 100000 stars, nearly a hundred solar system, objects, and a complete catalog   You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of the over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy.  Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft.

. My Physics Lab  This site, created Eric Neumann, contains a number of interactive physics simulations.  Also included are the math components of the simulations.   - Online Weather Simulator This site was created by Cable in the Classroom with project partners Discovery Education and The Weather Channel, and in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Windward showcases the many ways that broadband technology and interactive digital content enrich the teaching and learning of science concepts. Anyone, from middle schoolers on up, will enjoy pitting their navigational skills against virtual waves and weather in this game designed to support meaningful, memorable learning in class and at home, by students, teachers, and family members. Scratch  This is as an electronic tool kit that allows student to create their own games, animated stories, and interactive art.  This program features 2D and 3D graphics, images, text, web pages sound, video and more. Squeak Etoys (4-12)  This site has an open source, free downloadable software program that supports inquiry learning and problem solving by elementary through high school students, especially in math and science. Virtual Dissections, Labs and Field Trips (9-12) INTERACTIVE  This site has activities related to Biology and Health

Weather  SCOOL Project  The S'COOL Project involves participants ages 5-20+ in real science, making and reporting ground truth observations of clouds to assist in the validation of NASA's CERES satellite.  Clouds are an important part of our atmosphere, and scientists are studying how they affect our weather and climate. S'COOL observations provide one more piece of the puzzle.


SOCIAL STUDIES Braingle With over 20,000 brain teasers, riddles, logic problems, quizzes and mind puzzles submitted and ranked by users like you, Braingle has the largest collection anywhere on the internet. Our large array of unique online multiplayer games will keep you entertained for hours, and if you want to improve your brain, check out the Mentalrobics section. If you crave a brain teaser, mind puzzle, riddle or game, we are the place to get it. Increase your creativity, boost learning and become a better person at Braingle.  Conflict History (6-12) This site allows users to view Conflicts globally through out time - using and interactive world map and interactive time lines great interactive resource. National Archives Docs Teach - Docs Teach is an amazing Web Tool that helps to make History come to Life. Each of the several activity-creation tool helps students develop historical thinking skills and gets them thinking like historians. Teachers simply find and insert primary sources into a customizable and very slick template in order to customize the activity to fit their unique students. This is one of those awesome sites that make teaching easier and more fun while exciting the students and engaging them to learn at the same time. DOG News - Social Studies for Kids GeoSense (4-12) An online world geography interactive game that can be played with more than one player. History Pin - History Pin is a site that lets teachers and students view and share their personal history in a totally new way. It uses Google Maps and Street View technology and hopes to become the largest user-generated archive of the worlds historical images and stories. History Pin asks the public to dig out, upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the History Pin map. Uniquely, History Pin lets you layer old images onto modern Street View scenes, giving a series of peeks into the past. This is a great tool for writing compare and contrast literature and, of course, for use with a History class as well. Best of History Sites for Teachers   Interactive Social Studies WebSites  Qwiki - Qwiki is a unique “Information Experience”. It is a remarkable new way for the user to search for information and receive an interactive, customized, engaging, narrative response on the fly. I can imagine a Middle School student searching for information on a historical event or a foreign country and receiving the results in this highly entertaining and informative way. Make Your Coat of Arms This site allows the  creation and printing your unique  coat of arms (or family crest) based on your family ancestry or on the values that are important to you Playing  History  This site aggregates info on free historical games, interactives and simulations on the web, in a simple, searchable database making it easy to find, rate, and review historical games. There are currently 130 shared games.  ScribbleMaps This site allows the use of Google Maps to draw, annotate and to customize  maps. ScibbleMaps is the quick and easy way to rapidly create and share maps within your classroom  With Scribble Maps you can draw shapes and Scribble- use Pace Markers and text - Create a Custom Widget- Save as KML/GPX- Send maps to friends.  This is very interactive and does work similarly to Google Earth. Time Line Maker  This site from allows you to create timelines with 9 events My Webspiration  This is is an online version of Inspiration and it is free  Use Webspiration to map out ideas, organize with outlines and collaborate online with teams or colleagues. Webspiration unleashes your creativity, strengthens organizational skills, and transforms your ideas and information into knowledge.