Again, thank you everyone for being here
today. We're talking about the top 10
tips and tricks within Gale
Interactive Science. My name
is Amber Winters and I am your training consultant
for the day,
a quick agenda here for everyone. So first I want
to very briefly mention what Gale Interactive
Science is. So if you're new to the
resource, you get just a little background before we
get rolling. But of course, we're going to spend
the majority of the time actually talking about
the tips and tricks that are available for you
as we're going through those tips, we're also
going to jump into the resource so you can kind
of see them in action.
And then by the end of the session, we will have time
for any questions that I wasn't able to answer
as we move along. And I do have some wrap
up contact information for you as well that
you'll get at the very end. So let's go
ahead and dive in
first at the very very base level
when we're talking about Gale Interactive Science.
This is a resource that provides
interactive models for secondary level students.
That is the very base if that's
all you know about the resource. And that's gonna be the one
thing. the models are focused
in core science, subjects like biograph,
biology and chemistry, earth science,
science, as well as human anatomy. So we're
really focused at the high school level content.
Of course, you'll see the majority
of this content is going to be just for your high
school leveled studentss. Um
Some individuals use this at the middle school
level but it is a higher leveled resource.
So generally we recommend it for high school level
students and above,
but let's jump right into our top 10
here. So my first top
tool feature tip is
going to be the 3D principal
models. So these are free on
demand files available
to S T L files which
work in any 3D printer. So if
you're in the library and you have access to a 3D
printer, you can find these right on the home
page of Gale Interactive Science
and just like our general activities
going to include topics within
biology and chemistry, earth science
And my tip here is that this is going
to be perfect to replace those expensive
scientific models for your staff. So if
you're trying to get some buy in from your science department
and maybe they're not quite in the resource
just yet print out a couple of these
models and hand them out, of course,
they're going to be a lot cheaper than those scientific
models you have to buy from the science supply
store. Generally those are, are
pretty substantially priced. You'll
have access to these. Your teachers will be able to
even have a couple in their classroom if they want
to. You'll see, pull forward here a little virus.
If they want to have a couple versions of this
virus for their classroom, it's much easier
to get it from you than it would be to order
from a science supply
So let's take a look at this where you can find this,
how it's going to look when you click into them here.
Got a couple of windows open. There we go.
So this is the home page of Gale Interactive
Science. If you haven't been here before,
I'm going to scroll down today,
but we'll go over the whole, the whole
home page. Sorry, I'm a little tongue
tied. But we are going to jump right into
the 3D Principle models which are found here
on the home page and you won't find these
if you just run a standard search. So if you're
going up here and searching through activities
that does not search through the 3D Principle
models, those are pulled out in their own separate
little bucket just because we won't, don't
want students to click into those thinking they're going
to be able to click through an activity and
all they get is a file that they can't even
use. So we have pulled them out separately
here so I can select browse S T L
There we go.
And you'll see, we have all of these listed here with
nice little previews of what you're going to get.
So again, as I mentioned, you'll see some chemistry here,
some different biology, like a full
beluga whale or a skull
scrolling down here. You'll see we have different
and we also have microscopic things
here. Again, that's a little
virus I have here. You'll see, we also
have one here.
So these are all readily available for you whenever
you want them, all you need to do is download
It does come out in a zip folder
just because there's um, a good amount of stuff
here. So you'll see, you can pull it forward
and you have your file right here. It's going to open
up for you.
You may have a different software that you're using
to deal with 3D models, but it'll
pull forward whatever software you're using. You'll
see it's ready to go
and then you'll just print it out and you'll have it on hand
for any teachers who need it or just, you
know, to decorate your library. If you find some
interesting things you would look, you think would look in
your library, these are ready to go for you.
And of course, of course, students love to
be able to take a look at these models. So again,
this is my number 10 tip
is use these 3d models to
get sign to your interest.
Again, they're found right here on this home page.
And again, as I mentioned, free to use and always
avail available for you on demand.
So our number nine tip
is going to be taking a look at the supporting
reference content that's available
attached to all of our activities.
So in addition to having the activities that are walking
students through whatever they're learning about,
you'll see in my screenshot here, it's an aquifer.
We include articles that are going to provide
deeper information about that
specific topic and the articles
changed to stay relevant with each
step of the activity. So as I were
to move forward through my activity, it would
change along with me.
And in addition to just having the text,
what's great is we also have a translation
translation feature on these articles
as well as the read speaker and some different
text manipulation tools. So we're trying
to make this reference content just
as accessible as the actual activity itself.
You'll find it here attach to the activity
on this right hand side.
Let's go ahead and jump back and take a look at this.
So today I'm just going to use my
little carousel up tap here and
I want to explore my volcano activity.
I don't know if you all enjoy a good volcano, but I certainly
do. So I'm going to hit discover now
so we can take a look at what this reference content
looks like. So as my activity is
loading here, you'll see this is the reference
content we have pulled forward here. So
this is going to give us kind of a background about
what we're going to be learning. Some are longer than
others, as I'm sure you could imagine this one's
but we have this here. So students can kind of read
through this if they're getting a little bit stuck on the activity.
But you'll see as I start to click through this activity,
now, my material has changed. So now we're
taking a look at igneous rocks as
opposed to just volcanoes.
If I move forward a little bit more here, we start
talking about plates. You'll now see, I have information
on plate tectonics here.
So this is a great review for your students
and your students can actually save this content
specifically. So if they just need that additional
you see, we have the option to send this over
to Google or Onedrive, they can email it
to themselves or they can download and print this.
So this is good for your students. If they're trying to
pull content. If they won't have
access to the activity right now, they just want something
physical they can take with them. It's
also great for teachers. If they find a bit of content
that they think is really beneficial, they
can forward that along to students. So
this is just another layer within this resource
that's really going to help students fully
grasp whatever they're learning.
And I don't see any questions pop up. I will remind
everyone the Q and A is open. So
even though I'm moving through these kind of quickly to
make sure we get through all of our 10, if
you do have a question, type it in there, and I'll be able
to pause and answer that.
So let's take a look at number eight here. Number
eight is a big one. Number eight is going to be all
of the great filters we have available
and these filters are going to be beneficial
for students as well as teachers. So
they'll find really precise information
that they need and they can filter
by subject by category or
by standards, we'll talk about standards a
little bit later, but they can filter by any
of those options.
And our filtering goes a lot for multi selection.
So if you have individuals coming in, you'll
see a pulled forward biology as a category
here. And maybe they're interested in zoology
and paleontology, but not so much
microbiology. They can
narrow it down to those two options and they'll just be pulled
to that specific content.
And once they are pulled to a specific
list of resources based
on their filter options, they can choose
different filters right on that list, kind
of that search results list as well.
You'll see that in my screenshot here. And when I do
have my filter set, I can narrow it
down even further on that left hand side
and it's nice and simple to get there. So let's
jump back to the home page any time I
hit this scale Interactive Science banner
up top here, it's going to pull me forward to the home page.
Scroll down here and our filtering
begins right here at this point. So
you'll see here, I can refine my category on
any of these.
So if I do want to stick with biology, let's say,
and maybe take a look at microbiology,
I can filter that here and I'll just let go
and then I'm pulled forward to everything.
That's been tagged to microbiology
here and I will point
out any tags you choose are
labeled down here underneath
the entries. So you'll see each of these
are tagged to microbiology
and all of my filter filters follow along
with me. You'll see they're opened up a little bit more
compared to the home page. You can see them all
So we can check off and then we're
just going to see all of the activities
we have available or we can
choose something else. So maybe I want to take a look
at chemistry and take a look at my atoms
or I'm interested in geology,
I'll be able to narrow that down right here.
Pull forward whatever I'm looking for.
And of course, this is in addition to the search,
but I do recommend using filters if maybe
your teachers or your students aren't exactly
sure what they're looking for. maybe
they know they need something related to animals
so they can click into, to zoology.
They don't know what animal they want to look at, but
they know they want to take a look at some sort of
a animal anatomy, using this
filter as opposed to searching is going
to limit that down for them. So they'll see what we have
Now, keeping with filters, but moving away
from the student facing filters a little bit, number
seven is going to be browsing
and searching through standards. So for
educators looking to really integrate this into
their classroom to make sure they do have
they can browse or search standards.
And we do include both N G S s and common
core standards in here. So they
will be able to take a look at either one whichever
and they can use this to filter
specifically to standards. You'll see, I've pulled
forward all of the standards listed or
they can actually use the search bar to search
for a specific standard. So if they
have one specifically in
mind that they want to take a look at they'll be able
to do here.
So give me one quick second
to jump back over.
There we go back to our page here.
Sorry, give me a second here everyone.
There we go. Sorry. My screen shot off on
me for a second. I think it saved for you guys,
but not for me. Um
But here we go. So we're back on this page.
Remember I got here just by filtering.
So I'm going to take off the filter I chose.
So I'm looking at all of my activities. So
down here on this left hand side,
you'll see we have our two options here for our standards.
Our common core and our N G S
s have been pulled out separately and
you'll say you'll see these stay collapsed.
So they don't automatically open like these other sections
just because students of course, will most likely
not need to use these. So we pull
them down to kind of hide
them, but they are here for teachers and they can
drop it down and you'll see they can choose whichever
standard they're interested in
in each of our entries. You'll see our tag with
the standards as well. We have our standard
here. This is the N G S S standard, of course.
And then you'll see we have the common core standards
listed here along with it.
And again, as I mentioned, not only can they
browse for whatever standard they're looking
for. They can also search. So I have
one already pulled up here that I can paste.
So I have my standard here. I'm going to run
and you'll see it's going to pull forward everything related
to that one specific standard. So
if they don't want to browse if they have their standard
ready to go, they don't even need to leave the home
page. Just type their standard, their full
standard into the search and it's going to pull it forward
for them and they can start clicking through and
deciding what they want to use. You'll see we
have quite a few cells and
cell parts that are related to the specific
Now let's move away from filtering a little bit
here. So we took a look at how we can filter
by subject as well as by standard.
Now let's talk about linking
and accessing our activities for teachers.
So number six is going to be linking
directly to an activity.
So we can link either to just the activity
in general. So you just want students to click
into that, we can link that.
And excuse me, allowing
that link to activity is going to be at the very beginning
of the activity. So the starting slide
and they can also link to individual
slides. So they can choose,
I don't know, maybe slide four is where they want students
to start and where they want them to take a look at,
they can start right there
on that specific slide and
get going. And this is really great
if your teachers are using a learning
management system maybe and they want
to get this information out to them, they can just
copy that link, paste it wherever they want to go.
And students can access also
great to maybe put it in a syllabus or
a rubric for a project they're going to be doing.
It's a nice way to get students engaged
in the information.
So to do that, we're just going to click into one
activities, we'll just click the first one cell
And as that's loading here,
you'll see down here underneath the, the title
and the description of the activity,
you're going to see the option to share. But
right next to that, you see, we have a link to activity
or we can link to slide here. So
clicking link to activity, you'll see, I just get
this basic link and this is
a permanent link. So you're not going
to have to worry about it breaking or something like that.
As long as you your learning
community has access to this resource,
this link is going to work for you and
this is just going to pull me here to the very beginning
of this activity.
If I click link to slide, which is right
next door to that,
that's going to pull me to a specific slide. So
it's going to be the same because I'm on the first slide.
But if I move it, you'll see here, this
So I can find the specific part of this
activity I think is the most important
and we can take a look at that. Maybe we wanna talk about ribosomes,
we can just go directly to that
section, copy and paste this wherever
students want to go
and they will be able to click back and forth.
So even though they're started on this one side,
if they want to take a look back, they can do that,
it's still going to have this nice functionality.
It's actually going to look just like this
as soon as we able to click it and they'll still still see
this reference material here as well
if they want to take a look at that.
Now, in keeping with sharing activities
with students, my number five
tool is going to be getting teachers
to use that Google classroom integration
and we are fully integrated. So you
will be able to click into your Google
classroom button and do exactly
whatever you need to do. So you'll be able to create an assignments,
um make an announcement, I believe a discussion
board post is another option. Whatever you
can do in the native Google classroom interface,
you'll be able to do with this nice little pop up
that happens here. Anytime you're clicking
into an activity
and this is linked to all of our activities. So
whatever you're trying to get access to your students
will be able to see. So let's take another
quick look, I'm going to just stay on
the same activity that I was on before
and it's that the same spot as your link to option
But it's under share.
You see when I select, share my Google classroom
icon is right here.
I'm already signed in. If you weren't signed in, it
would just prompt you to sign in.
I can choose my class,
I'll be able to choose my action. We
can create an assignment.
I'm not going to go through all of this. Of course, it takes
But you'll see, you'll be able to do this and it provides
this link for students. They'll be able to click, right?
And then they'll be able to take a look at wherever you
are. But once you assign
it, you can just close out and you stay here
on the native platform. So if you're planning
on maybe assigning more than one activity,
you can just start to go through and send whatever you
need to into your Google classroom.
This is a, a great way to do that.
So moving forward here, number four
is going to be our human anatomy contents
and I will mention these last
tips are all going to be content
focused. So they're going to be some different
bits of content that are really helpful for
students. So number four is
our human anatomy content
and that your students are able to browse
or search just like with any activity.
But they can also narrow it down based on system.
And our activities include full
system overview. So like the digestive
system, if they're learning about that, just in general,
they'll be able to navigate to that region
focused activities. So you'll see here
in my screenshot. If they just want to explore
the la, if they want to take a look at the muscles, the
you know, the veins, all that good stuff,
just in that one section, they'll be
able to do that or they can search
by a specific object. So maybe they
want to take a look at a bone or the heart
or lungs, they'll be able to
do that as well. So it's a really nice way to
help them narrow down to exactly what they're looking
for. Because of course, different
anatomy classes are taught in different ways. Some
are more focused on learning by region,
some are more focused on learning by system.
They'll be able to choose which they prefer to do
and still get great content no matter which way
So let's go ahead and get to our anatomy content.
I'm going to do that just by jumping back to
the home page,
scrolling down to our human anatomy section.
I'm just going to view all of them
so we can take a look here.
So now that I've pulled this forward here again, as I mentioned,
we have different options. So you'll
see, I have things like the brain or bone listed
here. We have a full digestive
system. As I mentioned, if we're looking for
specific regions we have
elbow, wrist and hand that's going to pull forward
the muscles, the bones, the vascular
situation, all that good stuff
right here. You'll see, we also have our digestive
and I can select to view more and we can really get
into some pretty um pretty
in depth information here. So you'll see, I can
click into my heart here who want
to take a look at this
and this will be just fully focused
on that heart. You'll see my reference material
here, but students will be able to access
that this and get a really nice look
at whatever they're learning about here
and see if we can move that forward.
So this is another great option if
your learning community right now doesn't have access
to those expensive scientific
models. So students don't really have anything
to pull apart right now. They can pull apart
on this. They can take a look at whatever
um organ they're taking a look at, they can
navigate around, they can zoom in,
they can zoom out, you'll see everything is labeled
So this is allowing them
to really manipulate whatever they're learning
about if they don't have access to something
And honestly, a lot of students prefer something
on the computer via something physi versus
something physical as well, just because it's a little
more interactive and they're going to kind
of see how things piece together nicely.
And as in all of our activities at
the very end here, we do include quizzes.
You see this one is asking them to reas
reassemble the four chambers of their hearts.
A lot of them will have multiple choice questions
or labeling questions as
well. So those are always included in these
activities too. These are great um
just refreshers to make sure students know what
they're learning, they aren't recorded.
So teachers won't be able to access those, but
they're great for self study for students.
So now I'm moving on from our human
anatomy content. Number three is going to be
our cycle activities and sometimes these are
a little bit lost in the resource just because
we have so many other great bits of information.
But this is really helpful for students
who are learning some of those more complex
cycles. So things like mitosis
and meiosis photosynthesis or
if we're talking about geology, the rock cycle
or the water cycle, they'll find all of this
content available to them.
And I like to think of these as a nice visual
supplements. So most likely they're going to be
learning these topics
together in class first. And
as they learn those, they can take a visual look
at that to kind of understand this is really beneficial
for those more difficult topics like
photosynthesis. Where there's a lot of steps, there's
a lot of moving parts, there's a lot of different
structures involved. Students
would be able to really easily navigate through
and take a look at that.
And for me, the best way to access
those is to just run a search. So if we search
instead of browsing,
you'll see here, I pulled this forward
and these look just a little bit different here
here. Let me this up.
Since it's a process, we've kind of organized
it a little bit to where it looks like
steps instead of just having one kind
of main thing here, you'll
see, we've got like this little wheel type situation
that's showing all of the different steps of mitosis
here. And I'm just bringing that in really
close. Let's go ahead and start this. Let me take
a look. So the activity itself
is going to allow students to kind of click
So they're going to see each of the phases of mitosis.
It's going to give them some pretty detailed
and step by step,
they're kind of going to learn. So again,
most likely they're learning this with
their teacher kind of in class before they get
going, but this is giving them that more visual
access points and
this is still has the ability
to be pulled apart here.
So if students want to pull things apart, they certainly
kind of get a really nice understanding
of what they're looking at. You'll see it is labeled
here as well
to really help students. And then you'll see at the
we're starting to build together our two cells.
Now, another type of
cycle is going to be something that's a little
bit more on the macroscopic scale,
something like the rock cycle and that looks
a little bit different. So let's search
I can for the rock cycle and you can kind
of see what that's going to look like. That
one is a little bit more visual in the sense that
you're going to see um
what's going on in the world around you. Of course, you can't
really do that with cells, which is why we have
that little carousel look to them. But
if we're talking about something that's at that microscopic
level, we are still trying to make it
as interesting and as visual as
possible here. So you'll see, we've got each
of the steps of the rock cycle and
just like with mitosis, I can click through
and I'll be able to walk through each of the steps.
Nice and simply,
so let's jump back here. We're getting close to the end
of our time.
So I wanna make sure we hit everything. So number two
is our dissection alternatives
and I was a biology teacher before I came to
Gale. So I always found this
really interesting as we started to click
So these can replace in person dissection.
They're great for virtual
learning. If you still have a lot of students who are learning
in a hybrid situation or a virtual situation,
They don't need to be on campus to dissect
something they can do that right here on this platform.
Also great for budget constraints. If
you aren't able to purchase frogs,
fetal pigs, owl pellets,
whatever it is, we have
those on this resource. So you can direct
students to this instead.
Also great for students who are uncomfortable
with this section. Of course, there are a lot of students
don't feel like they can cut into,
you know, a physical specimen.
So they can use this instead, they'll still be able
to see each piece of
of the puzzle, each piece of the organism,
but they won't have to touch it. They won't have to smell
it. It can kind of get them in a better situation
to take a look.
So now to get to these, I can search here. So
if I may um going
to dissect frogs, I can search frogs.
But I think it's really beneficial if you're trying
to find a specific animal
to go back to our filtering options,
go under biology and hit zoology.
That's going to show all of our animals.
So, you'll see here. We have a lot of different
animals, but we do have some of the more popular
dissection animals. So
a cat we have here, an earthworm.
We have a full frog and enemy. We do have
a fetal pig here,
scrolling down. You'll see. We go on and on
here. We do have an owl pellet
there it is. We do have an owl pellet here
as well. So if you can't afford the
owl pellets, but you still want students to be able to
dig in and see what they can find.
They can certainly do that on this platform here
as well. We do have the owl pellet listed,
but you see a lot of other things that
typically you wouldn't have access to, even
if you had the funds. You know, most likely
you won't be able to get jellyfish into your school
to dissect or you won't be able to get a mahi mahi
into your school. So this
is a really nice alternative and it's a way for
students to see different things
that are out there in that world. They're going to see
different types of anatomy because of course, it varies
So you'll see if they can pull this apart,
they can zoom in here.
Now, you'll see, we have
all of this great info right
And again, they can kind of drag to wherever
they want to go. So if they want to specifically look
here, they can certainly do that
and they'll still be able to walk through and have everything
pointed out to them.
So we get another great feature also just
great for students who are just, you know, interested
in animals in general. They can take a look
at this and whatever they're interested, maybe they want to learn about
birds, what birds look like. They can take a look
at this at pigeon. If they're interested
in bugs, you'll see, we have caterpillar, butterflies,
you'll see, we also have a human evolution
option here as well. So we want to
have a more visual look
at human evolution. We do have something prebuilt
for that listed under zoology
if students are looking for something like that.
Now, number one here and
this, you know, there could be an argument that
this be number one versus two or three
since these are all kind of content focused. But
I have chosen to make number one our interactive
periodic table and this periodic
table is completely
editable, completely clickable. And
your students will be able to see periodic trends,
elemental information, electron
configurations if they're taking a look at that.
So it's a really simple way to access all
of this information. And as I'm clicking over
to this, I have a little story for
you. So when I was in school,
I had a really, really hard time remembering
periodic trends like real, it was like
my Achilles Heel.
I just could not do it for whatever reason.
And I had a periodic table in my book
and I had that spot bookmarked and I had
all of the trends written on it. So I remember every
time I needed to remember something, I had
to pull up my book, find that page
and then do whatever I was doing. So the page
was ruined, it was ripped. You know, I always had
this big heavy book with me. It was just
a pain throughout my whole year.
So this replaces that.
So once it loads up, I will say the periodic table
is a lot more involved.
So sometimes it does take a second for it to load.
So tell your, tell your students just
to give it a second because it's a lot of information
that they're going to have access to here.
But there we go. So this is our periodic table
here. So you'll see, it's really completely
I can click on any of my.
Here we go elements.
If I'm interested in elements, you'll see here. It gives me
all of the information, but we'll see
what the actual element itself looks
like, which is just so handy. You'll see
we even have electron shells available
for students. Who are starting to learn at that level.
But on this left hand side here, this
is what really kind of excites me.
You'll see some different trends here.
So if we want to learn about electron negativity,
I think that was most likely the the worst one for
me, I can click that electron negativity
and you'll see, it gives me kind of this
look here. So you'll see the trend here,
just go back over here and
it works with atomic number as well. So you'll see
things that go up, things that go down,
atomic weight is listed here as well
as boiling and melting points.
And again, I had just the hardest
time with this. So the thought of
students being able to just have this ready
on demand, pull it up and they'll be
able to do whatever activity they're working on.
is pretty incredible, they'll be able
to click through and see that whenever they need
it, whatever they need, they'll be able to access
right here on this platform.
So keep this in mind for your chemistry teachers.
The introduction is
what I like to mention the interactive periodic
table introduction. We do have
other activities involving the periodic table
as they start to go through different element types
and things like that. But this introduction
is really just the base like the base model,
let them do whatever they need to and they'll just
always have access to it.
Now, those are our top 10 kind
of tips, tricks ideas. Of
course, there's many more, but those are the ones
we've decided to pull forward today. I
do have some wrap up information for you.
It looks like we're just at our time but
if you have additional questions, feel free to
reach out to your customer success manager
at [email protected]
you'll be forwarded to the correct individual.
So if you maybe need some additional information
about the resource or want to dig deeper, they'll
be able to help you out if you don't have access
to this resource right now, but you're interested and
you don't know who your sales consultant is. You
can, you can access
and it'll forward you along to the correct individual
or if you already know who it is, just send them an email.
They, I'm sure they love to hear from you
and we do have quite a bit of support and training
material created for you already
as well. So if you're planning on promoting this information
to your science department or to your science
students, we have some premade information
for you. If you go on our support site, which is support.gale.com
So take a look
before you build any materials on your own. We don't
want you to reinvent the wheel. We could have something
premade that's going to help you out.
And I do have a session survey if you have the time
to take it. I know we went over it by
two minutes today. So I am sorry about that.
But if you do have the time, I have a QR code
here or it does open in your browser once
you close out of our webinar today.
And I haven't seen any questions come in here,
so I'll go ahead and end this session and I do appreciate
everyone for being on the line today and
hopefully we'll see you in future sessions.
Bye bye now.