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THE MYSTERY SPOT - http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/mspot/
Mysteries on and off line!! Teacher developed activities that allow you and your students to solve mysteries using science. Find out what happened to the local frog population, explore Arctica, or use a microscope to solve a mystery. Fourteen activities designed to show science in a whole new light!
ADVENTURES OF ECHO
THE BAT - http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/echohome.html
With both online and classroom components, it teaches "understanding light" and the "electromagnetic spectrum" as a foundation for Remote Sensing. The site is supported with a teacher's guide that includes lesson plans, classroom activities, and reproducibles. A joint project with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the U.S.G.S. Biological Resources Division.
ADVENTURES OF HERMAN THE WORM - http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms/
Herman is a red worm that lives in a bin and eats his weight in garbage every day. Of course not just any garbage, but specifically fruit, vegetables, tea bags, egg shells, newspapers, and coffee grounds. As he eats, he leaves behind valuable castings that can be used as fertilizer in the garden. Learn all about him and his cousin the earthworm, and how to build a worm bin at home or in your classroom.
ADVENTURES OF THE
AGRONAUTS - http://www.ncsu.edu/project/agronauts
An online science curriculum for elementary-aged students with the theme: how can we grow plants on the Moon? Children become "Agronauts in Training" and complete six different standards-based lessons towards the final goal of growing plants on the Moon. Teacher resources are included. Glossary contains some movies that demonstrate concepts. Some career information too.
AMUSEMENT PARK PHYSICS - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/
You've bought your ticket and boarded the roller coaster. Now you're barreling down the track at 60 miles per hour, taking hairpin turns and completing death-defying loops. Your heart is in your throat and your stomach is somewhere near your shoes. The only thing separating you from total disaster is a safety harness...but are you really in danger? Check it out. Students design their own roller coasters to discover how physics laws affect amusement park ride design.
Do you have a question about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers? You can email earth science questions and get an answer quickly.
ASK DR. SCIENCE - http://www.drscience.com/
Heard daily on radio stations and seen in 3D at DotComix website, you can have his question sent to you by email or read it on the Internet. Check out the Mystery Theatre, or submit a question, or read previous questions. The information is amazing!!
BODY - http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/
A rich site that covers a variety of topics using multiple approaches (factual text, flash movies, interactive quizzes). Sections include: Interactive body (organs game, skeleton game, muscle game, nervous system game, puberty demo); Psychological tests (Can you read faces? What disgusts you? Are you a thrill seeker?); and printable versions for handouts.
B-EYE - http://andygiger.com/science/beye/beyehome.html
Like most other insects, the honey bee...has compound eyes [and]there are differences between the bee's view of the world and ours. " This site shows you 18 images to view through the B-Eye.
Benchmarks is a follow-up report of "Science for All Americans" and tells how students should progress toward science literacy, recommending what they should know and be able to do by the time they reach certain grade levels.
This site gives you the formula for big bubbles and all the techniques you need to blow bubbles using your hands, a good solution and your imagination.
FROG - http://www-itg.lbl.gov/vfrog/builder.html
“Building a frog can be harder than it looks.” Be sure to click on the Guide. This activity was suggested as a great follow up to Froguts (a Blue Web’n pick from April of 2002) and the Virtual Frog Dissection Kit at http://www-itg.lbl.gov/vfrog/ . Students can read the guide and take the hints that appear after a few wrong moves.
CHEM4KIDS - http://www.chem4kids.com/
Designed for students, covering topics such as Matter, Atoms, Elements, Reactions, Key Topics and Mathematics
CHEMISTRY DRILL AND PRACTICE TUTORIALS - http://science.widener.edu/svb/tutorial/startbalancerxns.html
You can check out chemical reactions. Use the online tutorials to practice basic skills and concepts developed by George Wiger at Cal State.
COSI - http://www.cosi.org/visitors/online-activities/
The Center of Science and Industry online presence verifies that it is still doing fabulous things for children. Check out the simulation Bet the Farm in which students try their hands at successfully working in agriculture. There's also great presentations here on open heart surgery and simple machines!
Presented by San Francisco's Exploratorium, step-by-step online dissection of a cow eye - The material presented here is meant not to replace the act of dissecting a cow's eye, but rather to enhance the experience.
CREATIVE CHEMISTRY -
Creative Chemistry offers worksheets, teaching modules, teaching notes, and fun activities. There are over two hundred pages of question sheets, practical guides, chemistry puzzles, interactive revision quizzes, molecular models, and the "Tune-up Garage" to help improve science investigations. There is an entire section devoted to Molecules. Requires Java.
National Geographic actually placed cameras on the backs of marine animals and caught their travels on film. You can view some of the movies they made right here on the website! Sea turtles, sharks, seals and whales are featured here, and there's a good dose of technical information about the cameras themselves for junior scientists who want to learn more.
CYBER SPACE FARM - http://www.cyberspaceag.com/
Explore a virtual Kansas farm and learn about the life of a farm family, the crops and creatures they tend, and and kids' playground to extend learning.
Science and Photography through a microscope, the images have a zoom in quality. You may use the images on web pages and handouts. But use of the images in any form requires the prior written consent by Dennis Kunkel. Use of images in Web Sites requires prior approval, display of copyright on each page containing images and a link to Dennis Kunkel's URL (http://www.pbrc.hawaii.edu/kunkel)..
You'll want to see the Moccasin Trail and Dino Update pages, along with the lesson ideas from Try it Out! The International Public Science Day segment includes scavenger hunts, experiments and teacher support materials to help make science come alive in the classroom. A lot of emphasis on communication technologies here.
Expeditions to the sea floor. Although you can't join scientists as they dive to the mid-ocean ridge thousands of meters deep or explore towering underwater volcanoes, black smokers, and bizarre creatures that live there. You can see the videos and discover what the divers saw. Interesting.
DNA INTERACTIVE - http://www.dnai.org/
This has a fully interactive examination of higher-level principles including the mapping of the human genome. Be sure to check out myDNAi - an online teaching community that allows you to use personalized web pages, and a Lesson Builder tool, as well as the opportunity to share ideas and resources with other teachers online. Registration is free.
AND MOON VIEWER
You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe. Images can be generated based on a full-color image of the Earth by day and night, a topographical map of the Earth, up-to-date weather satellite imagery, or a composite image of cloud cover superimposed on a map of the Earth, or a color composite which shows clouds, land and sea temperatures, and ice. Expert mode allows you additional control over the generation of the image. You can compose a custom request with frequently-used parameters and save it as a hotlist.
EARTHQUAKES - http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/
USGS site on studying earthquakes, safety precautions, and the latest updates on earthquake activity.
ELECTRICITY THEATER - http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/toe.html
Boston Museum of Science online exhibit includes sparks, touching lightning, tesla coils, video and picture galleries and resources.
ZOO - http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm
One of the best sites for information on all types of animals.
eNATURE - http://www.enature.com/
A great site from the National Audobon Society. Now, you have access to field guides for more than 4800 species of plants and animals. Start a list and add species as you see them. Find out more about various habitats in the US, or ask an expert about a species you have observed.
LEARNING - http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Home.html
Lots of science stuff for the young learner, including astronomy, butterflies, rainforests, whales, sharks, dinosaurs and geology. You can become a member, but there are still neat things on the site. Software available also.
ENCHANTED LEARNING: EARTH'S SEASONS
Elementary students will learn the terms solstice and equinox, and understand why we have four seasons. There are variety of printable worksheets including an Earth's Seasons Quiz, a Seasons Word Pieces Puzzle, and a Four Seasons Printout to label. Lots of craft ideas too.
ENVIRONMENTAL INQUIRY - http://ei.cornell.edu/
The mission of Environmental Inquiry (EI) is to support teaching and learning about the environmental sciences through teacher education, curriculum research and development, and scientific inquiry by students and teachers in grades 7-16. This site offers resources to aid development of meaningful research projects in the areas of toxicology, watersheds, ecology and biodegradation.
ERIK WEISSTEIN'S SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHIES - http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/
Cross-referenced entries of 209 figures and counting...great.
EVERYDAY CLASSROOM TOOLS-THREADS OF INQUIRY EARTH SCIENCE
An inquiry based science curriculum for K-6. Also an additional lesson: Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground astronomy activity for 2-6 grades. Fun site with links for resources.
EXPLORATORIUM - http://www.exploratorium.edu/
This is a fun site. Go to Try This and make geodesic forms with gumdrops, make a bubble bomb, a pinhole camera, etc. From the book of the same name, you can click on a plethora of science experiments (all ages) with explicit directions. Or, try the Accidental Scientist and get info on food.
EXPLORATORIUM: FROGS - http://www.exploratorium.edu/frogs/
Visit The Exploratorium museum of San Francisco to enjoy the well-written articles, illustrated with photos and video clips. The lead feature, The Amazing Adaptable Frog, is a must see, as is the click-and-hear (ribbit, ribbit) Frog Tracker exhibit. Venture beyond biology with Tales and Tours, where you can become acquainted with Frog City, Louisiana or learn about Frog Myths Across Cultures.
The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Click on CenterPieces, a collection of interactive study units, such as The Quartz Watch, The Electric Guitar, and Whole Cloth ("Discovering Science and Technology through American Textile History."). Classroom curriculum found under Short Cuts will be of interest for teachers, and everyone will like the Windows and Macintosh screensaver that features toys invented by Jerome Lemelson.
EXTREME SCIENCE - THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SCIENCE EXPERIENCE - http://www.extremescience.com/
Very Cool site... great site to get information to jazz up your science unit and make the students go WOW!
FEAR OF PHYSICS - http://www.fearofphysics.com
As the creators of this website say "We created this site to be a friendly, non-technical place for you to come and 'play' with the laws of physics for a while." For Elementary School teachers, this gives you ways to better explain the physics of the world around us. Middle School and High school students can try the different simulations, including Sound, Collisions, Making your Jump Shot, and Zero G. Illustrations will appeal to students as something they could accomplish, and the explanations let everyone gain a better understanding of physics.
The Kids' Page is designed for children and their parents to learn more about the FBI through age-appropriate games, tips, stories and interactives. We also introduce you to our working dogs and show how FBI special agents and analysts investigate cases. First, can you help Special Agent Bobby Bureau get in disguise for his undercover assignment? He's depending on you.
Forensic Entomology is the knowledge of insects used to aid legal investigations. The creators of this website are consultants in forensic entomology, but also explain how insects at a crime scene can offer clues. Learn about the life cycle of insects, protocol (how to observe the scene and collect specimens), the equipment you need to work with, and how to ship specimens.
FROM WINDMILLS TO WHIRLIGIGS - http://www.smm.org/sln/vollis/
A unique science and art connection to wind; presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota, this site is an in-depth exploration of science and art, concentrating on whirligigs, windmills and kinetic sculpture. Great for elementary kids. Renaissance Map or use the site to do research.
FUNOLOGY - http://www.funology.com
Funology organizes "The Science of Having Fun" into Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Weather experiments. All of these are easy experiments suitable for elementary and middle-school. You can submit a favorite experiment of your own on the Share It With Us button. The rest of the site has magic tricks, recipes, crafts and games, all with a science theme.
This is an Annenberg Project presentation that will help students realize how much waste actually accumulates on Earth from daily living. For example we create four pounds of garbage every day! Helping students to conceptualize how much waste is accumulated on the Earth from daily living, and looking at solid waste, this site helps motivate participants to make a difference on the Earth by changing our wasteful habits.
This computer-based manipulative (CBM), provides teachers and learners with a new tool that enables students to investigate scientific and mathematical concepts through direct manipulation and experimentation. Using the CBM, students and teachers can manipulate the processes of inheritance on six different, but related, levels: DNA, chromosome, cell, organism, pedigree, and population. As a complement to text-based instruction, the CBM allows students not only to read about genetics, but actually observe and manipulate processes at one biological level that affect life at another. There will be a free working download of the software.
GEOLOGICAL TIME MACHINE - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html
Interactive chart of geologic time periods from the Precambrian to the Cenozoic; and good links to other pages.
GRAY'S ANATOMY - http://www.bartleby.com/107/
The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn. If you understand what was just written you will find this source helpful.
GREAT GLOBE GALLERY -
Hundreds of images of the Earth showing everything from global snow, ice caps, corals and mangroves, to water quality.
ARE MADE - http://www.madehow.com
How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.
Over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links; fun and interactive! The program is divided into systems.
Cool cartoons that will have you experimenting with food, light, sound, clothes, and more.
This site explains what a hurricane is, gives you your very own hurrican tracking chart and explains how hurricanes form.
CAN DO THAT
The title refers to the understanding of complicated scientific concepts. Created specially for the upper elementary and middle-school crowd, I Can Do That explains DNA, cells, and synthesis with a cartoon-like approach. A fun, easy way of learning a complicated subject, this site is worth your time to explore.
Instructional Materials in Science Education site: chemistry, earth science, biology, physics, space, oceanography. You can find the Interactive Frog Dissection in the Zoology link and a human embryo (first four weeks) in the Anatomy link.
INSECT AND BUG CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES - http://www.dltk-kids.com/Crafts/insects/
A neat site with birthday ideas, coloring pages, crafts, games and puzzles all having to do with insects and bugs. Check it out.
INTERACTIVE PHYSICS AND MATH - http://www.physics.uoguelph.ca/applets/Intro_physics/kisalev/
Just click on a link and see JAVA based demonstrations of several dozen scientific principles, including pendulums, bouncing balls, lasers, light dispersion, Kirchhoff's rules and an oscillating 3D crystal.
INTERNATIONAL BOILING POINT PROJECT - http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/boilproj/
In this international physical science experiment, students collect, share, and analyze data to determine what factors influence the boiling point of water. The Web site includes instructions, lesson plans, curriculum standards, and more. This project is managed by the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) located at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey. This project is over but the information is there for the asking. See their Global Water Sampling Project for another great collaborative science project. Spring, 2015, was the next boiling point project. Check here for the next project starting date.
STUPID MOVIE PHYSICS - http://intuitor.com/moviephysics/
This site is great for a high school physics class! According to the site: "Technonerds go to movies strictly for entertainment, and of course, the most entertaining part comes after the movie when they can dissect, criticize, and argue the merits of every detail. However, when supposedly serious scenes totally disregard the laws of physics in blatantly obvious ways it's enough to make us retch. The motion picture industry has failed to police itself against the evils of bad physics..." There's a list of movie physics blunders that are so common, they are referred to as Generic Movie Blunders. The site also offers reading recommendations, a rating system, movie reviews, and How to Use Movie Physics in the Classroom. What better way to rally students' interest in physics?
INVENTION DIMENSION -
MIT based site promoting the spirit of invention, with archives, links, resources and an Inventor of the Week
INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS THEME PAGE - http://www.cln.org/themes/inventors.html
Links to resources and instructional materials to aid in incorporating creative thinking into your Science classroom; presented by CLN. Links to ancient history also.
JungleWalk contains extensive links to animal movies, sound clips, photos, and information. Accessible to the younger crowd the site is a great resource, especially when combined with other web resources lacking sound and video. Animals include these categories: Single-Celled, Sponges, Coelentrates, Worms, Insects, Arachnids, Crustaceans, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Invertebrates, and Vertebrates. Can also browse alphabetically by animal or use a keyword search. IF THE PRINT'S TOO SMALL USE YOUR VIEW TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE FONT.
FILE CABINET - http://www.lauracandler.com/filecabinet/
In the file drawers, you will find all sorts of activity sheets and blackline masters created for the classroom. All of them are in PDF format, so you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in to view and print the files.
LIVERPOOL MUSEUMS: SUNBEAMS & SUNDIALS
This online exhibit from the Liverpool Museums explains how the tilt of the Earth's axis causes the Earth's four seasons, and how a sundial works. There is a SunTracker, with quiz questions to answer, experiments to try and a sundial to make, so there's plenty to do. Click on words marked in red, glossary words, to see threir definitions
Visit the LA Zoo, check out the animal facts, or education page.
LOW LIFE LABS (SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA)
Low Life Labs is an imaginary environment where cockroaches, ants, and similar creatures are studied. Robots are then built using the knowledge gleaned from these creature's natural adaptations to their environment. Divided into four sections: Moving, Sensing, Thinking, and Being; each area allows users to manipulate various types of simulations. Rollover the main pages to get directions and explanations or to use the tools. Requires Quicktime and Java.
Instructions, maps, and real seismograms from previous earthquakes are contained in this site. Also current information about earthquake activity around the world. Or check out http://www.kfvs12.com/story/307729/make-your-own-seismograph
ADVENTURES - http://www.missmaggie.org
This site was created to teach children about environmental issues. Every eight weeks, Maggie and her dog, Dude, are sent on missions to investigate problems all over the world. Each module is also packed with experiments, recipes, games, and very comprehensive teachers' resources.
Highlights of the Monterey Bay e-Quarium are the five live Web cams, the Splash Zone (for elementary-age kids), the feature on jelly fish, and the Habitats Path cybertour. First stop on the Habitats Path is the live Kelp Cam, which captures the changing sunlight streaming through the swaying kelp (7 AM to 7 PM, PST.) From here, you can jump to the online games, which include Kelp Habitat Tic-Tac-Toe and Habitat Coloring Pages. For information on a specific animal, try the Online Field Guide (listed under Aquarium Exhibits.)
MOO MILK - http://www.moomilk.com
A daring adventure into the dairy industry. With connect the dots, quizzes and a virtual tour into the story of how cows are used for milk production, geared for elementary students; great graphics.
OF SCIENCE - http://www.mrsscienceteacher.com/
7th and 8th Grade curriculum, each page contains links to other activities, projects and interactive demos that are used in a classroom. (You may want to use Atlantic Hurricane Treasure Hunt located on the weather page.) Mrs. L-F has done the legwork for you, sending you to the best sites. (Note: One of the links on the "Is your homework finished page?" is to one of David Hellam's excellent activities)
Science, Virtual Tour -- what do you want to know?
MYSTERY - http://www.unmuseum.org/unmain.htm
There are fourteen online exhibitions your students can check out. Many of the topics are offbeat, covering extraterrestrial life, the mystery of the Loch Ness monster, and the extinction of the dinosaurs, but used sparingly by a master teacher to accent science studies they can be extremely high interest add-ons for students.
AND INDUSTRY - http://www.msichicago.org/online-science/
Sheck out baby chicks hatching and other movies. Enter NetWorld and discover the world of cyberspace, examine the various tools man has used to measure time, and even track the progress on the International Space Station from this well-designed site. The Tales from the Underground learning lab is full of fascinating data on testing for hydrogen, phosphorous and nitrate in Chicago area soils.
MYRM'S ANT NEST - http://www.antnest.co.uk
A website about ants (mostly British), includes topics such as life cycle, colonies, castes and diet.
NASA brings space in a tidy package with links to age-appropriate reference material. Activities are listed under projects and games and most of the site is easy to navigate.
NASA'S KIDS SCIENCE NEWS NETWORK
The Kids Science News Network (KSNN) site has an activities page (two classroom projects about seasons) and an animated video about why the weather changes from one season to the next.
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS - http://www.lib.washington.edu/sla/natmus.html
Natural history is defined as the scientific study of the natural world on a macro level. It includes the specific disciplines of anthropology and archaeology, botany, zoology, paleontology, geology, meteorology, and astronomy. Links to many natural history museums.
NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS - http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
Extremely thorough presentation of the nervous system, with experiments, activities, resources and kids pages.
PLANETS - http://nineplanets.org/
A multimedia tour of the solar system - gives an overview of the history, mythology and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system - text, images, sounds and movies.
E-MUSEUM - http://www.nobel.se/index.html
Nobel e-Museum offers information on all Prize Winners to date, the Nobel Organization, Alfred Nobel, and Nobel events, as well as related material and games. The games are located at http://www.nobel.se/physics/educational/index.html and they are educational. They provide information. simulations, and challenges on: Microscopes, Lasers, the interior of matter, energy, X-rays, accelerators, and vacuum tubes. Age/grade levels vary. Requires Shockwave. A novel approach to what could have been a dry reference source.
CENTRE ONLINE - http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca
The Home Lab will give you ideas for science experiments for your classroom. Look at some of the great questions of our day (found in Our Brains), such as Is Pluto Really a Planet ? and What Can the Ramones Teach Us about Science? Learn the science of papermaking in Electronic Exhibit Extensions. Currently, the Circus holds many activities, such as a circus trivia game, juggling tips, and a circus lingo activitiy. Activities are available in both English and French.
OWL PELLETS - http://www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/index.htm
There is even a virtual owl pellet site. Dissection?
The Pacific Science Center from Seattle offers features like the Nutrition Cafe, the First Alert Weather Center and the Internet Maze. Mostly Music covers the art and science of music, and Aliens: Worlds of Possibilities offers an examination of the possibilities for extraterrestrial life in the universe.
THE RESTLESS PLANET - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/earthquakes/
EARTH ALL STRESSED OUT! PBS brings science to life with the use of Flash animations and QuickTime video to explain the how and why of earthquakes. If a still picture is worth a thousand words, how is movie worth? Plenty, because this concise site (only five pages in total) sure explains a lot. Beyond the primary article, three sidebars cover learning from earthquakes, predicting quakes, and engineering quake-resistant buildings. Other chapters at Restless Planet explore volcanos and tsunamis.
PBS SCIENCE - http://www.pbs.org/science/
Highlights and background information on every Science-based PBS program on the air
PBS SCIENCELINE - http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/sci_tech.htm
Elementary, middle or high school science teachers will find resources and information: PBS science-related programs, a spotlight of a different area of science with links to related Web sites, words from an expert, daily fun facts and the new standards-based.
PERIODIC TABLE - http://www.lenntech.com/periodic-chart.htm
The periodic table of elements is a detailed chart that assists in finding information on separate elements, such as titanium by clicking on the specific element sign. Each chemical element contains a link to a page that explains its chemical properties, health effects, environmental effects, application data, an image and also information of the history/inventor of each element.
PHONOSYNTHESIS - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/photosynthesis
From Barbara J. Feldman, learn more about Photosynthesis, the chemical process used by plants (and a few other organisms) to convert sunlight, water, and air into the energy needed for the plant to grow and survive, with these website picks.
PHYSICS DEMOS and SCIENCE EXHIBIT DESIGNS - http://www.eskimo.com/%7Ebillb/scied.html
Plans and instructions for numerous physics activities, includes links to other similar sites by the Society for Amateur Science.
PHYSICS QUESTS - http://physicsquest.homestead.com/index.html
Web-based activities which allow students to explore and examine resources and then complete specific tasks such as writing essays, taking quizzes, creating diagrams, etc. Linear Motion, Projectile Motion, Forces and Newton's Second Law, Waves, Lawnmowers and Physics, Einstein, Roller Coaster Physics, Exploring the Planets, and A Comet's Tale are some of the topics covered.
PHYSICS 2000 - http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/
An interactive journey through modern physics, including Einstein's Legacy and the Atomic Lab
RECONSTRUCTORS SOLVE MEDICAL MYSTERIES - http://medmyst.rice.edu
Medical Mysteries is an interactive online game. Students solve mysteries and in doing so learn how infectious diseases are spread. The Missions teach the fundamentals of microbiology, infectious diseases, and epidemiology including virtual labs and are aligned with National Science Education Content Standards. Teacher Pages contain lots of downloadable resources. Requires Shockwave. IN SPANISH TOO.
Math and science, K-5 and Secondary (6-12) lesson plan links. click on grade level or subject. But there are no handouts - these are just ideas.
WILD ANIMAL PARK - http://www.sandiegozoo.org/
First stop on the virtual tour of the world-famous San Diego Zoo is Kid Territory for their zoo games, animal crafts, science experiments, and profiles of "Wildly Famous Featured Creatures." The zoo does a lot of work in animal conservation, and their site has an excellent section on research efforts in China, the Pacific Islands, the southwestern United States, the Caribbean Islands, and South America. For specific animal backgrounders (for reports and such) head to Animal Bytes. And while you're cyber-vacationing at the San Diego Zoo, don't forget your friends and family back home. Send them a digital zoo card!
SANDLOT SCIENCE - http://www.sandlotscience.com/
This site has lots of optical illusions and weird experiments that might teach you something unless you're careful.
CENTER - http://www.edgate.com/school_athletics/student/sporting_articles/
Play Ball! Teachable Science and Math Ideas about Baseball Educators, take a look at these sites to learn how you can use baseball to teach science and math. Students, check out these cool, sports-related activities.
A neat site from Barb Jackson in Canada, includes life systems, energy and control, matter and materials, structures and mechanisms, and earth and space lessons. Check it out.
SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS AT HOME - http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/scifun/miniexp.htm
Lots of activities, how to do them, then a “this will help you understand” link. Cool.
- EXPLORATORIUM AT HOME - http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/index.html
This is a fun site. Make geodesic forms with gumdrops, make a bubble bomb, a pinhole camera, etc. From the book of the same name, you can click on a plethora of science experiments (all ages) with explicit directions. .
SCIENCE JUNCTION - http://www.ncsu.edu/sciencejunction/
This site is designed for students and educators by North Carolina State University. Highly interactive, it seeks to make connections between Science and everyday life.
PLANS - http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/
A collection of Space lesson plan links. There is even a slide show.
This is the science link for Marco Polo site. There are weekly updates and interactive links. Lessons, tools which contain interactive activities, resources and benchmarks. Fun
STATIC ELECTRICITY - http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html
Static electricity is the imbalance of positive and negative charges, so says the "Curious Kids' Science Newsletter." This is a wonderfully in-depth analysis of static electricity for middle and high-school students, along with an "I CAN READ" section for early elementary students. Terrific illustrations and at-home experiments make this a great site!
SCIENCE MASTER, THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NETWORK - http://www.ScienceMaster.com/
You can take a trip into space, explore the earth and its volcanos or read about the latest news in brain research. If you like pictures of cool things, you can download pictures from the learning galleries. Features section will introduce your kids to NASA scientists talking about the latest in space and earth exploration. You can even sign up for a free newsletter full of tips on using technology in education, science links and news from around the world.
SCIENCE MUSEUM OF MINNESOTA - http://www.smm.org/
A great resource of new Online Projects. Check out "The Sound Site"."Water celebrates one of the most basic necessities of human survival. You can take a trip around the world to explore the ways that water—in its scarcity or abundance—has shaped Earth's lands, cultures and creatures." The site includes video, newspaper clippings, maps, and informative text.
SCIENCE OF BASEBALL
The site helps students appreciate the principles of physics that come into play in the game of baseball. Audio and video clips and Shockwave simulations help make this site interactive and a lot of fun for learning. There are such engaging topics as How Far Can You Hit One which studies the science of hitting, Baseball Timeline which allows you to adjust a player's stats for comparison in any era in baseball, and Tools of the Trade that covers the equipment of baseball and how it has changed over the years. The exhibits on fastball reaction time and the scientific slugger are especially engaging for younger students.
SENSES - http://www.hhmi.org/senses/
A multitude of Science topics explored through an examination of the brain and our senses; sophisticated subject matter.
SOLAR MAX 2000 - http://www.exploratorium.edu/solarmax/index.html
The year 2000 was a "solar maximum." This means that a year with the highest degree of solar activity within the current solar cycle. Each solar cycle spans 11 years. So what does this mean for your classroom? A lot with Solar Max which explains that sun spots, coronal mass ejections, and emissions of high-energy solar flares are "solar maximum" indicators we see here on earth. Complex concepts are clearly explained through video interviews with scientists, text, links to recent solar news, and totally stunning images of the sun taken through an assortment of telescopes. The site includes classroom activities.
PAGE - http://solarsystem.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
From NASA, this is one of four space science themes. The web site is your launching pad to find out more about the program and the people.
When you land at SpaceKids.com. you feel you have been sent to play in outer space. There are stories, questions and answers, contents and games for elementary-age. Middle school kids need to link to Space.Com - http://space.com
SPACE PLACE -
Hands-on elementary-age space crafts (your own Jewel in the sky), space activities and space experiments are included on this site. In Spanish also.
STEVE SPANGLER’S SCIENCE - http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiments
Making science fun is the sub-title. You can search experiments. There are categories like electricity, color, weather, and 13 others. Check the side for top 10 experiments like quicksand goo. Great fun!
SWITCHEROO ZOO - http://www.switcheroozoo.com/
Studying animals by their physical features? Switcheroo Zoo allows your students the opportunity to take those features, mix them up, and create entirely new species based on the results. Be sure to see the Switcheroozeum and the Hall of Names as two great ways to appreciate the new creations of other students!
3D BODY SCANNER (EXPLORECORNELL) - http://www.bodyscan.human.cornell.edu/scene0037.htmlBody Scanning is a new technology helping to change clothing production from cookie-cutter clothes to one-of-a-kind articles with individualized sizing and design features. This interesting and easy to use site features information about the Body Scanner, Body Scan visualizations, scenarios that illustrate the apparel production processes of today and tomorrow, glossary, Virtual Try-on and links to related Web sites. From Cornell University. Twister: Destruction From the Sky - http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/4232/
WITHOUT THE SPILLS - ROLLERCOASTER PHYSICS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL -
At this site create your dream roller coaster ride and test it in a virtual amusement park. Explore physics and math through a roller coaster design competition by building a working scale model. Compete on-line with other middle-school students. Also included is a scavenger hunt covering many different facts about roller coasters.
TIGERS - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/tigers/
Links to all things about Tigers that you wanted to know, including coloring pages, by Barbara J. Feldman.
TOUR OF BIOMES - http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html
Virtual tour of a tropical rain forest, tropical savannah, mid-latitude deciduous forest, desert, sub-arctic taiga and polar tundra, so distinct that they can be seen from space.
USGS EARTHQUAKES FOR KIDS -
Science Fair project ideas, puzzzles and games, Earthquake facts, and lots of activities. Also see USGS. EARTHQUAKE FAULTS - http://earthquake.usgs.gov/hazards/qfaults/
USGS FROG QUIZ -
This website provides a resource for learning breeding calls of frogs and toads in the eastern United States. To listen to the calls of species in your state use the frog call lookup option. To test your ability to identify frog calls in your state, use the Public Quiz option. If you are an observer in an amphibian monitoring program (Frogwatch USA, NAAMP, Parks/Refuges) you may select your program's quiz.
OFFICE - KIDS - http://www.uspto.gov/go/kids/
Links to contnts, games and pages by grade levels: K-5, 6-8 and upper grades. Really neat site for kids.
Caves are cool! Learn about Solution Caves, Lava Tube Caves, Sea Caves and Erosional Caves. Students can also investigate caves near their homes with links in the U.S. Show Cave Directory.
VIRTUAL FROG DISSECTION KIT - http://www-itg.lbl.gov/vfrog
Allows interactive dissection of a frog, part of the "Whole Frog Project", can make movies, take tests, get statistics.
THE VISUAL HUMAN PROJECT - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html
From the National Library of Medicine.
VISIBLE HUMAN PROJECT - http://www.madsci.org/~lynn/VH/
A virtual tour of the human body using cross-sectional anatomy, animation and interactive annotations - fabulous for HS
AND CLIMATE - http://www.learner.org/exhibits/weather/
Join them as they explore the forces behind the weather. Try your hand at tornado chasing or discover how wind chill works. Begin by taking a look at what protects Earth from the forbidding climate of outer space in "The Atmosphere." Suitable for educational projects, activities and teaching and learning. The "Storm Chaser simulation" in the Storm section takes place in Kansas.
WEATHER SCOPE: AN INVESTIGATIVE
STUDY OF WEATHER AND CLIMATE -
You will conduct a investigation on local and world weather and climate. The lesson gives detailed instructions that describ e how to create weather instruments, how to access the internet to located real-time weather information from around the world. (Also in SPANISH http://www.k12science.org/curriculum/weatherproj2/es/). Aligned to National Science Standards.
WEATHER WIZ KIDS - http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm
Designed by a meterorologist especially for kids, all kinds of weather topics are covered, from hurricanes, to climate, wildfires to thunderstorms and more. Check it out. Sign up for a free newsletter, join the Facebook page.
WHO DUNNIT? -
Learn to be a sleuth by exploring the world of the forensic scientist. Elementary and Middle School students can learn to take fingerprints, analyze unidentified powders, and other techniques to solve The Case of The Barefoot Burglar.
WORLD YEAR OF PHYSICS - http://www.physics2005.org/
This project was carried out in the spring of 2005 and APS sent around 5,000 free kits to teachers across the United States. This fall they hope to send another 5,000+ free kits out for use in middle school classrooms. ALSO click on Teacher Classroom Projects which include Physics Quest, Measure the Earth with Shadows, United States Physics Talent Search and Physics Trivia.
WHY FILES - SCIENCE BEHIND THE NEWS - http://whyfiles.org/
Great site for middle schoolers and up, as well as for teachers and parents. The Why Files reports on the Science Behind the News with a new feature or short story every week, covering the science behind a current news story (Mad Cow disease, population, climate changes...) Easy and fun to read, but also fact-checked by scientists, it has lots of fun images that make the visitor want to find out more!
This is a grapics intensive site about the Earth and Space sciences. You can click preferences to change your view settings. You can see earth space in real time, visit global space physics and space weather, see astronomy throughout history and have fun and games. Great site. Click to the sasons page and learn what causes seasons for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners. There is a neat listing of planets you can click on for information, or to play games on the seasons page.
When the weatherman issues a heavy snow warning, he's telling us that he expects at least six inches of snow on the ground in the next twelve hours but without any significant wind. A blizzard warning, on the other hand, would be falling snow accompanied by gusts of winds blasting at thirty-five miles an hour. At this USA Today page, you will learn all the official winter weather terminology, as defined by the National Weather Service.
You hired on as crew to help sail a yacht across half the Pacific. Now, two weeks later, in the aftermath of a gale 500 miles from land, You find something new added to yourjob description: Detective. Read the interactive mystery -- unravel the science-based clues -- enter your answer. From A & E.
INVENTIONS - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/
Enchanted Learning touts this easy to use A - Z listing of inventors, including a number of sub-categories by era, nation and high-interest topic such as communication, transportation and undersea inventions.
ALL SCIENCE FAIR
PROJECTS - http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/
A site with science fair projects with complete instructions. Eashy search, browsing and links. Check it out.
HUNDREDS OF SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS
STUDENTS - http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/
This site has over 500 fully searchable and well categorized science fair project ideas with full instructions and explanations. Over 500,000 students in the USA and Canada are using this totally free educational resource to search for project ideas. For K-12 and above.
PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT RESOURCE GUIDE - http://www.ipl.org/div/projectguide/
The IPL will guide you to a variety of web site resources, leading you through the steps to compete a science experiement. Look at the websites for tips on what makes a good project to get started.
MATH IDEAS FOR SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS
A great listing of sites with ideas for math fairs and science fairs.
REEKO’S MAD SCIENTIST LAB - http://www.reekoscience.com/
Free science projects and experiments for parents, teachers, and children of all ages. Kids can get good ideas for Science Fair projects from these. Nothing is ordinary. Be curious, explore and have fun. Now we have some idea of what we are getting ourselves into, and interesting science tidbits are included in Parent's Notes at the bottom of most experiment pages. Reeko's mad experiments are divided into twelve categories, including some you won't find elsewhere. Great!!\
SCIENCE BUDDIES - http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
This site has hands-on science resources for home and school. You can find a science kit, a family sicence activity, or sports science project ideas. Examples of project display boards, and other great things.
From the Discovery Channel School, click on a comprehensive guide to creating your science project. Has a soup to nuts handbook, science fair ideas, and lots of links
FAIR PRIMER - http://users.rcn.com/tedrowan/primer.html
This page was written to help students develop science fair projects. Links to all things you need to know.
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS - http://www.education.com/science-fair/
Science fair project ideas from Education.com. You can filter by grade or subject. check it out.
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS PLUS -
This site has over 500 free science fair projects, ideas and topics for middle school through college age students, as well as a comprehensive step-by-step guide to doing science fair projects. There are kits to buy, ideas to work out on your own, and a free International Virtual Science Fair at http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/science-fair-contest.html
SUPER SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS - http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/
A complete guide to projects, topics, experiments, and ideas. You'll need to read info at bottom right.
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