UniServe Science


Web Tools for Science Teachers

prepared by Kaye Placing

Educational Technologist, UniServe Science

for STANSW Conference, "Science - Adapting to Change"

September, 1999

Revised, March, 2006


Web site or package Production Finished product
Hot Potatoes Software downloaded and used off-line Pages created can be used off-line from disk through an Internet browser or added to a web site, some exercises can be transferred to a word processor for printing
Quandary Software downloaded and used off-line Mazes and interactive fiction created can be used off-line from disk through an Internet browser or added to a web site
Quia! On-line from Quia! web site - subscription necessary to produce resources On-line from Quia! web site - use resources developed by other free
Puzzlemaker On-line from Puzzlemaker web site Printed out onto paper
Build a Puzzle On-line from edhelper.com web site Printed out onto paper

Quia! - is a site that allows you to create and play educational games on-line. Games include matching, concentration, flashcards, word search, hangman, jumbled words, pop-ups game, challenge board (like jeopardy) and multiple choice quizzes (basic type). Any games you create are linked to your own personal games page. The page is password protected.
http://www.quia.com/

Quia! Class Page - Kaye Placing My page contains a number of games based on the theme "Science Based Careers"
http://www.quia.com/pages/uniservescience.html

Hot Potatoes is a freeware program which includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. The program is able to be downloaded in both Windows and Macintosh from the site. Use of the program is limited unless you register and receive a 'key'.
http://hotpot.uvic.ca/

Resources developed in Hot Potatoes on the theme of Science Based Careers
Resources for revising the VERB DEFINITIONS using Quia! and Hot Potatoes - produced by UniServe Science
Resources developed for Science K-6 using Hot Potatoes - simple science quizzes (life cycles and recycling) developed by UniServe Science
Hot potato applications - from Inclusive Science & Special Education Needs Resources

Quandary is a program which enables you to create interactive fiction and decision making activities for the World Wide Web. The program can be downloaded in both Windows and Macintosh from the site. Quandary is shareware; you will be able to use the downloaded version to make small mazes.
http://www.halfbakedsoftware.com/quandary.php

Puzzlemaker - is a site that allows you to create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts, or classroom revision and assignments, also free clipart. Puzzles include Word Search, Word Search with a Hidden Message, Criss-Cross Puzzle, Double Puzzle, Cryptograms, Letter Tiles and Fallen Phrase.
http://www.puzzlemaker.com/

edhelper.com - is a site that allows you to create puzzles and games for your newsletters, flyers, handouts, or classroom revision and assignments. Puzzles include Word Find, Crossword, Spelling, Math Crossnumber, Math Box, Math Sequences and Number Word Searches
http://www.edhelper.com/


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