classroomscience 1Thank you for your interest in the SELS Project.  We look forward to hearing your ideas for growing this site.

Here’s how we recommend exploring our site on your first visit:

1.) Firstly, this site is best viewed in Google Chrome or Safari. You can view in Firefox as well, but you will likely have to go through these steps in order to view the Activity pages:

  • Go to History > Clear recent history
  • Under “Time range to clear”, select “Everything”.
  • Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active.
  • From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else.
  • Now click the Clear now button.

2.) Visit our About page, Research page and Teachers page to get an introduction to the background and purpose of SELS and how you can become an integral part of this project.

3.) Explore the Activity Gallery where we have posted activities (lessons) for teachers to use with students to show how scientific and engineering principles occur in their everyday lives. Activities fit into three basic themes: Electricity, Materials & Mechanics and  Thermodynamics.

Within these themes, activities are categorized by: bending and torque, conduction, convection, distribution, engineering design, generation, radiation, shear, tension and compression, and usage and safety.

3.) If you have the opportunity to try out any of the activities, we’d love to hear your feedback. We’ve provided a forum so you can leave feedback, share your ideas for improvement and even to communicate with other teachers and users.

4.) Other items of interest on the SELS site include:

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at: