I may be beginning to sound like a broken record, but I really do value the ideas, resources and tips that members of my PLN (both virtual and 'real life') share.
I met a great Science teacher - Julie Pereverzoff - at a recent professional development day at Muriel Clayton Middle School in Airdrie, AB, and the focus of today's Fresh Look Friday's website comes from her.
The Viscosity Explorer is exactly the type of interactive website that I try to coach teachers to find for use on their SMART Board in class.
Students must pick a liquid and then drop a ball into each cylinder to discover the liquid's viscosity. Tamper with the temperature to see what happens when certain liquids heat up or cool off. A fantastic inquiry based activity or for use as a virtual 'lab station'. As always, this site works best when a small group of students get to experiment and record their results while their peers are working on a related activity.
Thanks again to Julie for this website recommendation!
Alberta Curriculum: Grade 8 Science: Unit A, Outcome 3