Chiquita banana offers free teacher resources, including lesson plans, worksheets and activities and printable awards and certificates. Get ideas on nutrition and healthy snacking. The site also features a chance to win up to $5,000 in prizes. Visit www.chiquita.com/bananabrain/teachers/default.aspx for more information.
Flinn Scientific offers first-year science teachers a free "survival kit." The kit contains demonstration ideas, safety contracts, safety posters, coupons and a Flinn Chemical & Biological Catalog/Reference Manual sampler. To order your kit, visit http://www.flinnsci.com/Sections/NewTeacher/.
The company offers freebies for veteran science teachers as well through its Fantastic Flinn Freebies program. Visit www.flinnsci.com.
Turn up the volume on a classic
Grab a head set and listen to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Emma or Common Sense.
Http://freeclassicaudiobooks.com features several classics available for download as audio files.
The downloads are available in mp3 and in m4b audio book format for iTunes and the iPod.
The "Freebies" column offers free opportunities for you and your students. We do not screen the products for subtle or not-so-subtle plugs.