Saturday, September 29, 2012

Resources for Family & Consumer Sciences (Home Economics)

When I was in 8th grade, they called it home economics. My cooking teacher had us make apple turnovers by using the Pillsbury cylinders, which was nothing more than open, lay out the dough, squeeze the apple filling in the middle, close the turnover, bake and put the icing on. Today, known as family and consumer sciences, the students actually learn how to bake from scratch. (What a concept!) Anyway, if you teach in this area, I've collected a list of resources for you below. A good starting point is Family Consumer Sciences.

38 Free Cooking Worksheets

Cooking Calculator- also find kitchen conversions

Cooking Terms-  lesson plan complete with downloadable worksheets

Food Resources for Teachers- nice listing by grade level from TeacherVision

Food History Lesson Plans-includes diversity lessons, food science and technology

Free Printables- nutrition, food, health

Mypyramid: Simple Steps for Healthy Living- lesson plan from Discovery Education

Nutrition Lesson Plans- from TeAchnology

Fashion Design Lesson Plans and Activities- teacher reviewed and listed by grade level

Fashion Design and Merchandising Lessons

Fashion Lesson Plans- from the Lesson Corner; nice listing covers grades 6-12

The History of Fashion- many attachments, including PowerPoint presentations, MS Word docs

Lesson Plans: Costume Design- Project Runway costume, garbage bag costume

SEWING's Listing for Sewing Techniques- many resources

Beginning Sewing- from

Sewing Lesson Plans- from Lesson Planet

Sewing Lessons-Level 1 free sewing projects, learn to sew articles, templates, blog posts

Sewing Tips

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Infographic: Anatomy of a Great Teacher

30 Places to Find Chemistry Teaching Resources

20 Things You Didn't Know About the Periodic Table - Discover Magazine

AP Chemistry PowerPoints
-  6 units covered

AP Chemistry Study Cards

Chemistry 11- lessons and handouts

Chemistry 12- lessons and handouts

Chemistry Animations
- 8 Flash animations

Chemistry Comes Alive-
Chemistry Video Collection from the Journal of Chemical Education

Chemistry Demonstration Videos- 10 packets on various subject

Chemistry Lesson Plan Links- from the Science Spot

Chemistry Software and  Science Teaching

ChemSpider - free chemical database which provides "
fast text and structure search access to over 28 million structures from hundreds of data sources."

ChemSynthesis- Chemical Database

Doctor Mad Science- videos of experiments

Finding Science in Ice Cream

Flynn Scientific's Teacher Resources 

Free Chemistry Video Lectures- long list from LearnersTV

General Chemistry Glossary

General Chemistry Online!- includes simulations, compound library, tutorials and much more

High School Chemistry Education Resources- from the American Chemical Society

Interactive Chemistry Simulations- nice collection from the University of Colorado at Boulder

Mole Clip Art

NeoK12 Periodic Table Videos- reviewed by K12 teachers 

The Periodic Table of Comic Books- choose an element and see which comic book involving that element

The Periodic Table of Videos- includes quizzes

Reactions in Chemistry- from the Annenberg Foundation; VOD (video on demand)

Reeko's Mad Scientist Science Experiments- chemical reactions, chemistry experiments here; experiments are rated easy, medium, hard, dangerous

Monday, September 24, 2012

Planboard Will Help Organize Your Lesson Plans

Planboard allows you to plan your classes, share schedules, add worksheets and more. The site provides a blog, and the free account allows you to post 100 lesson plans/25MB storage. If you desire unlimited lesson plans and unlimited standards, it will only cost you $29.95 per year. Is it worth about $3.00 a month? Judge for yourself by viewing the videos below:


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