Science Resources

 

Teacher Resources

All about Learning Science  If you only click on one link, click this one

Cycles of Life  helpful information regarding the life cycle of living things at this website.

Earthquakes  earthquake resources for teaching about earthquakes.

Earth Science  earth science resources for students, teachers, and parents.

Environmental Education Center for Teachers  this website provides curriculum information and more for teachers.  

Experiments with Machines  website is a resources for experiments with the six simple machines.

Exploring the Environment  exploring global environmental issues (5-12).

Exploratorium  this website provides resources for teaching science.

Exploratorium Science Snacks  this website provides lesson plans for a variety of science content areas. For example chemistry, color, electricity, fluids, heat, polarization, and more.

FOSS 3-6 Interactive   this website provides web-based interactive activities for students in grades 3-6 in support of FOSS kits.

FOSS K-2 Interactive   this website supports web-based interactive activities for student sin grades K-2 in support of FOSS kits.

Geological Society of America   Earth Science resources for students, teachers, and parents.

KGS  Kentucky Geological Survey - University of Kentucky's website with resources to all geological lessons.

Laboratory Safety Guidelines  learn 40 steps to safe science investigations in your classrooms.

Life Science   life science resources for students, teachers, and parents.

Middle School Science  many resources for middle school science teachers.

NASA Spacelink  this website provides NASA related educational resources for teachers.

NASA Regional Teacher Resource Center   located Wheeling, WV

National Wildlife Federation   a great resource for conservation of nature and environmental education.

Nature of Science  this website explains what the Nature of Science means and how it influences science education. The website is sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Project 2061.

NOAA Education  this website provides science content background for weather, climate, oceans, and space.

NSTA Science Links  website provides NSTA members with access to websites that have been approved by NSTA for use by teachers and students.

Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Bugs   site provides information on a variety of different bugs with the help of informational sheets.

Outstanding Science Trade Books  this website provides a list of science trade books recommended by NSTA.

OZONE   a resource for real time maps and research regarding the effects of ozone in the United States.  

Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education  website is maintained by the Pennsylvania Center for Environmental Education.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources  website is maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

PBS Teacher Resources  lesson plans and activities.

Physical Sciences   physical science resources for students, teachers, and parents.

Problem Solving  this provides a model for problem-based learning.

Project Wild  conservation and environmental science education for K-12 students.

Science Misconceptions   provides information to resolve student alternative perceptions regarding science concepts.

Science NetLinks  lesson plans and links to excellent supporting websites.

Science Spot   many resources that include a reference desk, puzzle corner, science trivia, nature center, and more.

Science World Science Resources for the educator

Stardate Online Classroom Activities  this is a lesson plan for elementary students to manipulate the dates and years to see the stages of the moon a various times in the past.

Teach the Earth  The SERC portal for Geoscience Educators

Teachers First  websites and lesson plans to support teaching science.

Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms  a collection of twenty integrated lessons of science and math activities that use live insects.

Women in Science  website provides information regarding women in science both in the past and present.

 

 

  Assessment Resources for Teachers

Assessment Ideas for the Elementary Science Classroom  this website provides resources and ideas for group and peer assessment, self assessment, performance assessment, and more.

Alternative Assessments for Science Teaching  this website provides links to many examples of alternative assessments for case studies, problem solving, multimedia presentations, filed trips, and much more.

Performance Assessment Links in Science (PALS)  this website is an online, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed by the National Science Education Standards.

Rubistar  website is an excellent resource for developing rubrics for the teacher who does not want to develop rubrics from scratch.

 

 

Science and Technology Websites for Students

Amusement Park Physics  take a trip through an amusement park and see the laws of motion at work.

Atoms Family  this website provides links to activities that involve the study of atoms and matter.

Biomes   discover the biomes of North America and learn more about their inhabitants, characteristics, and diversification.

Biology in Motion  interactive biology activities.

Brainpop Science  an interactive website on how the world works.

Cells Alive this website provides graphics of animal cells, plant cells, and more.

Chem4Kids  this website helps you understand chemistry in a fun and exciting manner.

Cool Science for Curious Kids  this website invites you to explore life science and biology information.

Cycle of Life  learn more about the life cycle of living things at this website.

Dragonfly  an interactive website to learn about science.

Dynamic Earth -  Earth is ever-changing.  Check out this website for more information!

Earth and Moon Viewer  this site will allow you to view the earth and moon from satellites, sun, and other planets. The views correspond to the appropriate time of day for the area of the earth or phase of moon that you view.

Earthquakes for Kids  this website provides links to the latest eqarthquakes, earthquake history, and more.

Frogs  the amazing and adaptable frog.

Great Plant Escape  help a detective and partners unlock the mysteries of plant life.

Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs)  everything you wanted to know about bugs.

Kids Corner   online and offline elementary science activities.

Kids and Simple Machines  provides pictures and other resources of the simple machines in everyday life.

Laugh and Learn by NASA  have fun and learn about space, planets, and more.

Living Sea   learn about life in the oceans from the seashore to the deepest depths, oceans are home to some of the most diverse life on Earth.

Living Things: Habitats and Ecosystems  families of living things interact with each other and with their neighborhood.

Monarch Watch  this website provides lots of resources for learning about Monarch Butterflies.

NASA Spaceflight News  learn the latest news about spaceflight from NASA.

Nitrogen Cycle  learn about the nitrogen cycle as you visit a farm.

Outdoor Enthusiast's Guide to Bugs   site provides information on a variety of different bugs with the help of informational sheets.

Our World   site provides information on global warming, acid rain, energy, natural resources, uses of water, and more.

Pathfinder Science  this website provides information on all areas of science. 

Roller Coasters   design your own roller coaster.

Satellites  learn how satellites work and build your own.

Secrets of the Ocean Realm   this website will tests your knowledge of the populations that live in the ocean.

Sci4Kids science   science stories for elementary students.

Science of Everyday life  Science activities and projects for elementary students. Great Website!

Simple Machines  website provides pictures and information about the six simple machines.

Solar System  an interactive website for learning about our solar system.

Something Froggy  this is a great site for studying frogs. There are two versions of the story, K-3 and 4-8. It has vocabulary, games, quizzes, and other interactive activities.

Tadpoles  this website provides a wealth of information on how to raise tadpoles to leran about the life cycle of frogs.

Virtual Farm  learn about the science involved in farming.

Virtual Pond  discover some of the animals that are present in ponds.

Volcanoes  a treasure trove of information including breaking news, satellites, photos, live seismographs, and more.

Weather Cams  selected cities in all the states and Canada.

Worms   site provides information about worms and features Herman the Squirming Worm. 

Zoom Science   lots of science activities by PBS.

 

Environment and Ecology Websites for Students

Endangered Species  this website provides information about endangered species of North America.

Environmental Explorers Club  explore and learn how you can help protect the environment.

Environmental Student Center  middle school students can explore a wide range of environmental issues.

Freshwater Streams   discover what makes a healthy and an unhealthy freshwater stream.

Recycle City  this an interactive website for learning about recycling in a city. 

Surf Your Watershed  this website provides information about your local watershed.

Water Science for Schools  this website provides information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center.

Web Cams

Earth Cams this website provides access to various web cams located on Earth.

Africa Cam  this website provides access to web cams located at various locations to study animals in Africa.  This site is great for real time virtual trips to these locations (registration is free).

National Zoo Cams  real time observation of animals at Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Hawks Nest Cam  real time observation ofthe red tailed hawks at the Franklin Institute.

Volcano Cams  provides real time views of volcanoes around the world.

Try Science provides real time views of several locations and even allows you to move the cameras!

 

Virtual Field Trips

Vistas of Hawaii - Take a look at beautiful views of the Hawaiian Islands

Tidal Pool - What organisms are there in a tidal zone

KIDS' TOUR -designed by the Michigan State University Comm Tech Lab and the MICHIGAN 4-H CHILDREN'S GARDEN. Our goal is to create a parallel virtual experience that in its own virtual way is as rich in exploration, surprises, learning, and fun as the real children's garden. The kids' tour is an ever expanding project which links to 9 years of professional and student software development. The interface is incredibly dense with a single screen acting as a portal to myriad panoramas, QTVRs garden eCards, garden videos, interactive games and stories, garden vocabulary in American Sign Language, and information for teachers and parents. The project embodies elegant, natural integration of virtual and real worlds. Different content is suitable for ages 2 to adult, with an emphasis on K-6.

Inside a Submarine - Search the inner workings of a sub

 

 

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