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Clean Coast Outer Hebrides works with schools, scientific institutions, businesses, and community resources to enhance marine science education and literacy in the Outer Hebrides community.

Resources for Parents Dealing with #COVID19 School Closures

We do not endorse or recommend any of the following websites or materials but offer the links as a service to parents who are looking for educational activities.  We provide these links because we either known them to be useful or have used them.  There are more links to educational sites and fun ocean science related games further down this list.

Fieldtrips

Over 30 Virtual Fieldtrips with Links

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic

Online New Zealand Fieldtrips and Climate Change Exercise

http://www.learnz.org.nz/climatechange201/readings

Virtual Fieldtrips with Discovery Education

https://www.discoveryeducation.com/community/virtual-field-trips/

Google VR Expeditions (best seen using VR headset but 360 degree view works on a computer too). List of over 900 virtual expeditions here.

List of education companies offering free subscriptions because of the school closings:

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/

Global Trek

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/globaltrek/

National Museum of Natural History

https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

The Geology of Britain in Minecraft

https://www.bgs.ac.uk/discoveringGeology/geologyOfBritain/minecraft/home.html#/6232/64/22413/-11/0/0

Panoramas of the World

https://www.360cities.net/

Code Based Educational Resources

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/

Code.org

https://code.org/

Etoys

http://www.squeakland.org/

Educational Activities & Materials

Storlann (gaelic)

https://www.storlann.co.uk/

WHOI

https://seagrant.whoi.edu/suggested-educational-resources-for-use-during-school-closures/

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Learn from home resources

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/resources/scholastic-learn-at-home–free-resources-for-school-closures.html

Tapkins

https://tapkins.com/

Starfall

https://www.starfall.com/h/

Fun math games (can ”assign” stuff from a parent account, 1-8 grade )

https://www.prodigygame.com/

Learning Scientists

https://www.learningscientists.org/blog/2020/3/19/digest-142?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_post_from_the_learning_scientists&utm_term=2020-03-20

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is going to go live every weekday at 3pm to showcase one of their animals and also give an at home activity

https://www.facebook.com/61800120478/posts/10158043843010479/

EDx (higher level)

https://www.edx.org/

The Science of Weather: Harvard University (higher level)

https://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/backyard-meteorology-science-weather?delta=0

Energy and Environmental Constraints

https://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/energy-within-environmental-constraints?delta=0

Health Effects of Climate Change

https://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/health-effects-climate-change?delta=0

Ethical Hacking Masterclass

https://www.udemy.com/course/ethical-hacking-from-top-university-professor/?couponCode=FREE33

Online Rocks

https://www.e-rock.co.uk/

Math

Professor Leonard (Math)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoHhuummRZaIVX7bD4t2czg

PatrickJMT

https://www.youtube.com/user/patrickJMT

My Open Math

https://www.myopenmath.com/

PreCalculus

https://www.edx.org/course/discovery-precalculus-a-creative-and-connected-app

Flipped Math

https://www.flippedmath.com/

Purple Math

https://www.purplemath.com/

Aida Calculus

https://www.pearson.com/en-us/learner/products-and-services/learning-apps-development/aida.html

Online Schools

Free, and paid, courses to consider online at: Udemy, Coursera, Edx, Udacity

Fun Games and Classroom Resources

Schools and Community Groups

We are available to provide advice, logistical support, materials, and outreach for local school and community groups.  If you are a school or community group and would like more information please get in touch with us via email at: hello@cleancoastoh.com

Education is the key to opportunity.  It’s a ticket out of poverty. – George H.W. Bush

For educators Clean Coast Outer Hebrides is available to provide advice on the structured development of existing classroom activities using up to date science-based information.  We are trained and are available for consultation on the creation and implementation of:

  • Quantifiable learning objectives
  • Experiential learning activities
  • More inclusive activities
  • Learning objectives and rubrics
  • Flipped classroom pedagogy
  • Learner centered teaching
  • Content and language integrated learning
  • Reducing student apathy and increasing motivation

We also have direct experience of the development and structure of low budget high impact educational experiences (e.g., Barnard et al., 2017), and are able to identify and reach potential corporate and governmental funding streams. Our mission is to empower you, the educators, to develop the next generation of front line classroom activities.

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Mass balance of plastics in the marine environment. The large gray arrows indicate fluxes into and out of the marine environment, including potential biodegradation of plastics. The boxes indicate reservoirs of plastic debris, and the black arrows indicate potential pathways of plastics between reservoirs. Fragmentation of plastics caused by weathering and biological processes can occur in all reservoirs, especially when exposed to sunlight (Law, 2017).

Links to Relevant Literature:

Please contact us at cleancoastoh@gmail.com with questions/comments.

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