As an instructional technology specialist, I referred to this research article to help clarify the misunderstandings in technology integration in the science classroom. It helps show effective measures in ensuring technology integration facilitates science inquiry skills.
WISE is my favorite resource for getting students to participate in collaborative exploration of science topics! WISE is a free, online platform that engages students in the methods of real scientists through curriculum and activities.
My students loved it when I integrated medical and forensic science in my science instruction! This online resource from Rice University uses gaming environments to promote middle school science inquiry and learning.
I use this site to get students interested in STEM! This video series from PBS encourages students to participate and view design challenges. Students can also learn how to build fun STEM based engineering projects such as a zip line, blimp jet, a dance pad and more!
I use this article from the National Science Teachers Association as my comprehensive guidebook on technology tools for science teaching! It provides a comprehensive overview of technology tools that effectively enhance science inquiry instruction. The best practices of including digital imaging, simulations, probeware, and geotechnology experiences is deeply discussed.
This is a great profile of a middle school science classroom inquiry project! This class is investigating tubing in Colorado as a fun and safe activity. Students do field investigations, collect data, and further use technology to create infographics.
Their simulations are the best and you can embed some of them on your teacher sites! PhET is a repository from the University of Colorado of free, research-based activities and interactive simulations. The activities and simulations can be completed by students individually or in groups or used as demonstrations by the teacher.