Science

Science

  • Switcheroo Zoo
    • http://www.switchzoo.com
    • Switcheroo Zoo is an interactive site that allows you to switch the parts of animals to create and name whole new animal. ex. the head of a cheetah on the body of a rhino could be a “cheno”. It also has science and creative writing lessons in the Teacher Reference section. It could be recommended for grade levels 2-8 in the Science and Language Arts strands.
  • http://www.spacesciencegroup.nsula.edu/
    • http://www.spacesciencegroup.nsula.edu/
    • This is the most comprehensive site for middle school science students on the web. Has over 3,000 pages of lesson plans, activities, glossaries, pictures, streaming video, etc.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
    • http://www.enc.org
    • Math and Science Resources including Lesson Plans, Free Stuff and Professional Resources
  • Astroventure
  • Global climate change
    • http://www.exploratorium.edu/climate/
    • Grades: 6 – Post-secondary
    • Things are definitely heating up around here. Find out how human activity has contributed to the rise in global temperatures and what that means for our foreseeable future as cooperative residents of this planet.
  • Hurricane Hunters
    • http://www.hurricanehunters.com
    • They’re not crazy, they’re just scientists. Yes, it’s true: the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron does for hurricanes what Helen Hunt did for tornadoes in the movie Twister. Flying into the face of fierce tropical storms, these intrepid individuals take photos and provide hands-on data about hurricanes.
  • Light: a learning unit
    • http://www.gelighting.com/na/home/gela/index.htm
    • Lighten up! Even if you’re not planning to take GE’s School Lighting Challenge, there’s still a lot to learn at this site of resources, lessons, and investigations about light. Teachers will even find lesson plans, assessments, and additional tools to accompany the lessons in the student section of the site.
  • Seven biological challenges
    • http://www.actionbioscience.org/
    • Grade 9 – Post-secondary
    • Did you know that with each passing hour, three species have disappeared forever from this planet? Or that autism might have a genetic origin? These and countless other questions are addressed and explored through articles designed to raise public awareness and engagement with bioscience issues.
  • SunWise School Program
    • http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/
    • Grades: Kindergarten – 8
    • Fun in the sun can be bad for your health, so be careful and take the time to take care of your skin. The SunWise program from the EPA is a free environmental and health education program that teaches children how to protect themselves from damaging exposure to the sun. Materials include scientific information about the ozone layer and other environmental concepts.
  • The Macrogalleria
    • http:/www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/index.html
    • Grades: 10 – Post-secondary
    • This self-proclaimed “cyberwonderland” about polymers and polymer science has loads of new info, such as a section about paint, activities and demos, and the Polyquarium, which focuses on polymers found in the sea.
  • How to make a Pizza Box Solar Oven
  • http://www.nrel.gov
    • http://www.nrel.gov
    • Has quite a plethora of information on alternative energy as well as student activities.
  • Simple Machines
  • Tools
  • Identify The Simple Machines
  • Simple Machines
  • Inventor’s Toolbox
  • Gadget Anatomy
  • How Batteries Work
  • http://insected.arl.arizona.edu/uli.htm
    • http://insected.arl.arizona.edu/uli.htm
    • This site has twenty lessons that you can use in your elementary classroom to teach about early life. There are also information sheets on several types of insects as well as a series of ¬≥rearing¬≤ sheets that will help you raise healthy insects. Be sure to browse the bibliography and other resource links.
  • http://www.fearofphysics.com/
    • http://www.fearofphysics.com/
    • The site authors created this site to be a friendly, non-technical place for you to come and “play” with the laws of physics for a while. You’ll find that Physics explains a lot about the world around us.
  • http://www.mathrocks.net/webquests/ED_Webquest/index.htm