That's where this weeks ISW award winner comes in. Science Netlinks: Resources for Teaching Science, is a website put together by the Thinkfinity partnership* that "provides free, Internet-based content across academic disciplines [...] for K-12 educators, including lesson plans, interactives, and reviewed Internet resources." Simply put, this is the greatest science resource for educators I think I've ever seen. I know I'm going to be telling all of the teachers I know about it. I highly suggest checking out, whether you are an educator, have kids of your own, or are just plain into science. There are a couple of projects in there that caught my interest.
As much as this weekly award is supposed to be about internet based science, I really want to give an award to all the teachers out there as well. I worked in the field of education for over 12 years ( technically, I still do), with children and young adults of all ages, and I know the amount of time, energy, and patience that goes into being a teacher. In fact, as much as I was encouraged to get a degree in education, I steered away from it simply because I knew those things, and knew I couldn't cut it. Teachers and former teachers out there, this ISW goes out to all of you, too. Your work often goes unrecognized or under-appreciated, but you should all know that if it weren't for you and the work you do, the world would be in a terrible, terrible state. Thank you!