Instructions for Using This Wiki

DMPS Science Wiki Instructions.doc

Project-Based Learning (PBL resources)

Video "Project Based Learning Explained"
PBL Resources
Interactive Notebooks

Google Docs Info Sheet from Mike Todd

Free Teacher Materials

Copyright Information


Great Links:

Direct Link to Web 2.0 Page

Hundreds of tools and applications for teachers and students:

Tips for Teaching with New Technology:


ISU RET Program (CBiRC)

ISU GK-12 Program

Iowa State GK-12

Curriculum Supplements & Materials:

National Institutes of Health Curriculum Supplements

100 Free Web Tools for Elementary Teachers

Science Simulations:

Science Content:

The Futures Channel: Linking Science & Math to Real Life
Science Daily Resources:
Understanding Science:
Great Physics Sites:;
Site with videos demonstrating scientific principles:
Visual Dictionary:
Teacher Domain - Digital Media:
Visualizing how small a cell and atom are:

Web 2.0 Tools (Data Collection, Presentation, Collaboration):

Web 2.0 for the Classroom Teacher:
Web Applications for Anyone:
Using Cell Phones as Educational Tools:
Social Bookmarking:
Free Technology for Teachers Blog:
Free Podcasts available on iTunes! Download iTunes (free) and go to iTunes store. Click on "Podcasts" tab on left side of screen. A variety of topics are available to download.

Video & Photos:

Video Clips From Movies (to use as "Hooks"):
Free Pictures & Graphics:

Simulations and Demonstrations:

FREE Astronomy Simulation Software:
Discovery Education Science - FREE to DMPS teachers using your school's Heartland-assigned username and password. This site is amazing!!! ****

Science Centers:

Science Center of Iowa
Exploratorium Online Activities Page:

Purchasing Discounts

Heartland AEA Consortium (Multiple Companies):
Fisher Science Education: Des Moines IA Agreement 31%.pdf ; Des Moines IA Letter 31%.pdf