Handheld Computer Resources Handheld computers are used in many educational settings. Explore this list of resources to find applications that fit your teaching and learning environment and needs.
Bridging the GAPS
Bridging the Gaps was funded by the National Science Foundation to bring together technology researchers, school practitioners, museum educators, electronic curators and educational foundations to explore the impact of hypermedia learning environments on student learning. Click here to see the findings, participant list, and more.
InTech 2000 Forum
Designed for Florida educators, the InTech 2000 Forum allows you to browse and exchange classroom activities and web sites related to Florida's Sunshine State Standards. Development of this collaboration of the Miami Science Museum and the Area Centers for Educational Enhancement was sponsored by the Florida Department of Education and BellSouth.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC)
The Miami Science Museum is proud to serve as the Southeast Teacher Demonstration Site for the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for the Southeast and SERC@SERVE. ENC's mission is to identify effective curriculum resources, create high-quality professional development materials, and disseminate useful information and products to improve K-12 mathematics and science teaching and learning. ENC educational materials are available at the Museum at no cost to K-20 educators, parents, and students.
Mateo y Cientina
The cartoon kids, Mateo y Cientina, help families discover that math and science are all around, in the home, in the neighborhood, at work, and not just at school and in big laboratories. Through bilingual cartoons and activities, they show how math and science can be fun for the whole family. The Mateo and Cientina cartoons were created by the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley and New America Media with a grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2009 the Miami Science Museum partnered with the Lawrence Hall of Science to bring Mateo y Cientina to South Florida in a series of monthly workshops conducted at the Miami Science Museum.
SLN (Science Learning Network)
Explore this wide variety of online resources that incorporate inquiry-based teaching approaches and collaboration among geographically dispersed teachers and classrooms. SLN was developed by an online community of educators, students, teachers, science museums and other institutions to demonstrate a new model for inquiry science education. The Miami Science Museum was a founding member of SLN, funded by Unisys Corporation and the National Science Foundation.
The START Exchange is a place for educators to share and find online resources to support the National Science Education Standards. Browse the Exchange to find standard-related links, or add your favorite online resources that support specific content standards.
The Orinoco River
Explore the Orinoco River. The Orinoco itself is 1,250 miles long, but the vast region that drains into the river is 385,000 square miles (1,000,000 km2). That's the size of Egypt. It contains hundreds of thousands of plant and animal species. Furthermore, it is home to 23 indigenous ethnic groups.
When Animals Talk Virtual Tour
When Animals Talk is a Scientific Adventure where you will interact with wildlife researchers from the Museum as they take you through the scientific inquiry process of actual work being conducted through the Museum in Florida Bay.
Our SLN online Resources:
Ecolinks: The place to find environmental information, ideas, and research online. Check out the student projects, classroom activities, environmental hotlinks, maps, and current research going on at the Miami Science Museum.
The Atoms Family website is based on The Atoms Family exhibit. This resource contains educational activities about energy concepts, the power of the sun, energy conservation, energy transformation, electricity and fossil fuels being presented by famous gothic horror characters.
Hurricane: Storm Science: Visit the Storm Center to understand hurricanes from the inside out. Read survivors' stories, make a weather station, and contribute your own natural disaster stories to the Healing Quilt.