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Journey North - a Global Study of Wildlife Migration
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/

The journeys of a dozen migratory species are tracked each spring. Students share their own field observations with classrooms across the Hemisphere. In addition, students are linked with scientists who provide their expertise directly to the classroom. Includes online teacher manual.

Kapili.com
http://www.kapili.com/

Links to biology, chemistry, geography, and physics for kids

Mars Exploration
http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/

Information and activities about Mars, including a "Just for Kids" section with interactive games.

Measuring Units Conversion Tables
http://convert.french-property.co.uk/

Students can enter a value and have its converted on-line instantly.

Pea Experiment
http://www.sonic.net/~nbs/projects/anthro201/exper/

Students control and experiment with the different genetic combinations of peas.

Smithsonian Institute
http://www.si.edu/

Online material related to exhibits at the many museums which fall under the Smithsonian umbrella. Check out the teacher area for units with lesson plans and the kids' area for educational games and activities

Solar System Live
http://www.fourmilab.to/solar/

You can view the entire Solar System, or just the inner planets (through the orbit of Mars). Controls allow you to set time and date, viewpoint, observing location, orbital elements to track an asteroid or comet, and a variety of other parameters.

Field Trip to the Farm
http://www.northcanton.sparcc.org/~greentown/farmunit.htm

Provides elementary students with sound clips and interactive activities based on a Farm unit.

Global Online Adventure Learning Site
http://www.goals.com/Index.htm

List of current expeditions that students can participate in by using the Internet.

NASA Kids
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

Information, images, and interesting things to do on astronomy and the space sciences

Ask a Geologist
http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/ask-a-geologist/

Geologist are on hand to answer student's questions via email.

Ask Dr. Science
http://www.drscience.com/index.htm

A radio personality, who specializes in science, gives students the opportunity to email questions or be sent a daily science question.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
http://www.nyelabs.com

Although the TV show no longer airs, the simple science experiments (with diagrams) for each lesson can still be viewed and printed

CNN Student News
http://www.cnn.com/EDUCATION/

If your students aren't old enough for CNN.com, find the news and teacher resources here, categorized by subject area

Dragonfly
http://www.units.muohio.edu/dragonfly/

Provides a national voice for young investigators and the opportunity for them to interact with experienced researchers.

Electronic Zoo/NetVet
http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm

The goal of this site is to categorize and organize veterinary medical and animal-related information. A wealth of links to websites and newgroups about animals, categorized by species. Contains excellent picture library.

Exploratorium Learning Studio
http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/

Students can hear scientist, dissect on-line, and view on-line exhibits, experiments and activities.

FDA Kids Home Page
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm

Students are introduced to smoking and tobacco issues, vaccinations, food safety, and other FDA concerns. Also a teen section with articles dealing with health issues.

FEMA for Kids
http://www.fema.gov/kids/

Information for disaster safety, quizzes, audio and video clips are provided. Students can participate in activities like disaster math and earth quake math.

NASA Quest
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/about/index.html

Meet the people of NASA and look over their shoulders as they make NASA's goals a reality. Whether in the area of aerospace design or training for space walks, NASA Quest is a rich resource for educators, kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space program.

National Geographic for Kids
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/

Variety of articles, movies, online adventures, and learning games about science and social studies topics, with teacher's guide

Newton's Apple
http://www.newtonsapple.tv/

Check out the "Science Try-its" for science experiments using common materials. Contains the archive of lesson plans to accompany the TV shows of seasons 9-15 on PBS, which are also a rich stand-alone resource.

Temperature Conversion
http://www.speckdesign.com/tools/unitconversion/temperature

Students can have temperatures converted to Fahrenheit, Celsius, Kelvin and Rankine.

The JASON Project
http://www.jasonproject.org/

The JASON Project explores Planet Earth and exposes students to leading scientists who work with them to examine its biological and geological development.

The Nine Planets
http://www.seds.org/nineplanets/nineplanets/

The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

Volcano World
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/

Students can see video clips and images of currently active volcanoes and track their activity.


K - 5

Sort Solid, Liquid, Gas
http://www.catie.org.uk/testing_time_index.html

Students drag & drop 8 items into the 3 categories.

Lumpy Liquids and Squishy Solids
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts/lumpyliquids.htm

This exciting lab activity can engage students in experimenting with chemical changes through the phases of matter.

Chem4Kids
http://chem4kids.com

If you want to know anything about chemistry, like such topics as matter, atoms, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry, this website is sure to have what you are looking for. Don't let the title fool you. It is not just for kids.

Let's Sing About Science
http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/educational_videos.html

This site contains science songs with videos. They are fun to watch and sing along. Songs about hurricanes, motion, weather, and planets are just a few included. This site also has online games, printables,and brain games.

Science Splat
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/dynamo/lab/quiz/123.htm

A fun interactive quiz covering general science (life processes and living things, materials and their properties, physical processes).

The Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/programs/education/index.html

The Rainforest Alliance helps people of all ages to understand the role that each one of us plays in biodiversity conservation. These pages provide kids and teachers with the information they need to understand fundamental environmental issues in order to help protect our planet. We invite you to use these education resources and join our efforts in connecting children to conservation.

Identify Objects by a Basic Property
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_k_science.htm#k81

Structure and Properties of Matter Describe an object according to its simple properties. Packing for the Park - [this link opens on a new page] group various objects using their physical characteristics (Author - Sandi King) Select which items give out light - a BBC interactive quiz

Super Seasons
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/weather/seasons/preview.weml

Interactive site to teach about seasons. This site requires a log in.

NASA Kids
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/

Lots of puzzles, games, facts, and other resources about the Earth and space. 

Plants
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/pdfs/crops2_actsheet.pdf

This website displays a worksheet to chart the plant growth.

Ice Overflow
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments/iceoverflow.html

A simple and quick experiment that proves when water freezes to make ice, it expands and takes up more space than it does as liquid water.

Animals in their Habitat
http://pbskids.org/mamamirabelle/games.html

Interactive game where student selects the appropriate habitat for the animal given.

National Geographic Videos
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/

This website has a variety of FREE National Geographic videos on animals, natural disasters, nature, space, history, and more.

Plant Parts
http://www.botanical-online.com/lasplantasangles.htm

This site describes & displays parts of the plant

Soft Schools-Plant Parts
http://www.softschools.com/science/plants/

Computer-based activity and worksheets on plant parts

Plant Parts
http://www.softschools.com/science/plants/plant_parts/

This is an interactive website for students to practice matching plant part names to plant parts.

Variation in Living Things
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#habitats4b

This website provides 3 different interactive activities that allow students to classify, compare, and contrast living things.

Plants Interactive
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plants/play/

The concepts of what plants need to grow are identified in this interactive.

Plant Life Cycle Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_life_cycles/quiz/q69706711/

The concepts of the plant life cycle are identified in a ten question quiz that is computer graded.

Science Games
http://mint.ua.edu/games/

A collection of science games from the Center for Materials for Information Technology.

The Amazing Human Body
http://www.apples4theteacher.com/elibrary/bodybook.html

This is a read-along book that highlights words read by children. The illustrations are detailed and very colorful, sure to engage students.

To Poop or Not to Poop... Human Body
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-human-body-by-tinybop/id682046579?mt=8

This app introduces the student to the different body systems. The student is able to put a skeletal system together, watch salivatory glands secrete as the body smells food, contract muscles and feed a digestive system watching the food move through the small and large intestines accumulating into fecal matter. The kids can anticipate the question: Will it poop?

Era of Dino Lite
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/era-of-dino-lite/id443903033?mt=8

Era of Dino Lite is an application with help which you can learn more new knowledge about the ancient inhabitants of our planet who died mysteriously over 65 million years ago. Students will find descriptions of more than 330 dinosaurs and some information about the periods of the Mesoconic era: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. Available for iPhone, iPad, and iTouch

Weather Resources for Students
http://www.wxdude.com/kidres.html

Nick's favorite resource materials for students to learn more about weather and other sciences.

Weather Wiz Kids
http://www.weatherwizkids.com

This wesite is designed for kids to learn about weather and weather safety. It’s also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents to help explain the different types of weather to children.

Type of Clouds
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/cloud_match/flash_content/clouds.swf

In this interactive game, students will match the correct cloud cards and learn facts about each type of cloud.

Recycle
http://www.starfall.com/n/holiday/earthday/play.htm?f

Interactive "Earth Day" site introduces recycling. You "clean up" the environment by sorting, then animals return to the environment.

What Do You Mean?
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/explore/reduce/index.htm

This website offers explanations for what waste is, how we should handle it, and what effect it has on our environment.

States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html

In classical chemistry, there are three states of matter; each determined by the distance between the molecules. Solids hold its shape and its volume is fixed by the shape. Liquids have weaker molecular forces than solids and will take the shape of the container. Gas fills its container, taking both the shape and volume of the container. The website allows students to determine the molecular difference between the three states of matter.

Three States of Matter Quiz
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/STSMAT03

This website gives students a quiz to differentiate between the three states of matter. Requires flashplayer.

What Is and Isn't Matter?
http://www.nextvista.org/what-is-and-isnt-matter/

The difference between matter and energy is explained in this Next Vista for Learning video.

Dangerous Decibels Virtual Exhibit
http://www.dangerousdecibels.org/virtualexhibit/

This interactive webpage allows students to discover the effects of sound, how sound is measured, and how we hear. There are information and interactive activities throughout. Some of the interactive activities require Flash plug-ins.

Light Webquest
http://www.webquest.hawaii.edu/kukulu/webquests/webquest6/index.html

This web quest allows students to explore light concepts, such as reflection, refraction, and wavelengths.

Light Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/light/quiz/q44852863/

The concepts of light are assessed in a ten-question quiz.

Simple Machines Learning Site
http://www.coe.uh.edu/archive/science/science_lessons/scienceles1/test.htm

Simple machines test with 6 questions

EDheads Simple Machines
http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/frame_loader.htm

Interactive games to help the student understand simple machines.

Simple Machines
http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/GadgetAnatomy.html

visual and interactive for students

Sink or Float
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/digger/5_7entry/8.shtml

Determine which items will sink or float in this animated video that assesses the mastery of Buoyancy.

Simple Machines Webquest
http://www.webquest.hawaii.edu/kukulu/webquests/webquest3/

This web quest allows students to explore simple machines, recreate them, and explain how they work.

Sink or Float???
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/staffdev/clough_d/DragDrop/SinkFloatDrag.swf

This interactive game allows students to place items in the sink or float section. This game then check the student answers and corrects any mistakes.

Gravity Launch
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=terrora&act=4

This interactive game challenges students to launch their ship to dock with 1 or more stations in outer space. To do this, the student must select the thrust and angle for their ship to land successfully. THRUST: How much force your rocket ship will use to fly. ANGLE: Set the path you'll take off on your mission. LAUNCH: Blast off.

ABC Teach - Parts of a Plant
http://www.abcteach.com/free/s/simpleplantcolorlabeled.jpg

Teaches the parts of a plant

University of Illinois Extension-Plants
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts1b.html

Multiple interactive and printable activities on plants: -parts -life cycle -growth factors etc.

Parts of Plant PowerPoint Presentation
http://classroom.jc-schools.net/sci-units/plant-parts.ppt

This is a PowerPoint about the parts of a plant.

Plant Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plants/quiz/q91725857/

The concepts of plants are assessed in this ten question quiz that is computer graded.

Pick-it to Pieces
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/lifecycles.html

An interactive flower dissection activity that will help the student find out more about the flower petals, sepals, carpel, nectaries, receptacle and stamens. They will experiment with the different parts of a flower, sort them into the correct categories, label them and learn useful information.

Camouflage and Mimicry PowerPoint
http://rpsec.usca.edu/step/Lesson%20powerpoints/Camouflage%20and%20mimicry.ppt

This PowerPoint explains Camouflage and Mimicry.

List/Pictures of animals that hibernate
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/Hibernate.shtml

This site tells about hibernation and shows pictures(drawings) of animals which hibernate.

Adaptations-Bird Beaks
http://www.vtaide.com/png/bird-adaptations3.htm

Interactive worksheet on bird beaks and printable worksheet. Great pictures!

Bio Bob's Biodiversity Game
http://www.rigb.org/insideout/biodiversity/origins/bioBob.html

Wow! This one is so much fun! Learn about how to adapt and change in each environment.

What Lives Where (Animal)
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/foodchains.html

Students identify animals and place them in the correct enviroment.

Animal Needs
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/animalneeds/animals.swf

Students match the animal characteristics with one of the listed the categories. (oxygen, food, water, protection, shelter,climate)

PBS Kids-Science
http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/index.html?load=environment

Student interactive site, plus lesson plans, etc. about plants, animals, the environment, etc.

Landforms and Bodies of Water
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/landforms/glossaryprintable.shtml

Illustrated glossary of landforms and bodies of water.

Earth's Biomes
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html

This website provides informational material on the most common biomes on Earth.

Distinguish Between Basic Types of Weather
http://kids-educational-activities.suite101.com/article.cfm/weather_watching

How to make a class project of recording weather.

It's Raining (Water Cycle)
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/cartoons-tv-movies-kids/tiny-planets-kids/tinyplanets-raining-kids/

Students learn how the water cycle works. First, they see water go through the natural cycle of becoming steam, then clouds, then rain, and, finally, river water again. They then encounter a river being drained for a Flockwash, and only after they redirect the run-off back to the river does the river begin to flow normally once again.

Playtime with Droplets and Water Cycle
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/droplet.html

Your task, as you play this game, is to get him safely through the forest, into the river, and out to sea so that the sun can warm him once again and help him get back to the clouds. You can make Droplet run, jump, climb, slide, take rides on passing leaves, and stun his enemies. But the trip will not be easy. All creatures on earth need water to stay alive. In the forest, he can get slurped up by butterflies and praying mantises. In the river and the ocean, sharks, turtles and other sea creatures pose other challenges!

Secret Worlds-The Universe Within
http://www.micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/

Take an incredible virtual journey that begins in far, far outer space and ends inside subatomic particles of a leaf on a tree that is located at Florida State University. This site can also be used to teach Powers of Ten (Scientific Notation).

Phases of the Moon
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/staffdev/clough_d/Moon/Phases.html

Moon Phases is an interactive site for students to learn different phases of the moon.

Earth, Sun, Moon Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/quiz/q91254328/

The concepts of the Earth, Sun, & Moon are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

Earth, Sun, Moon Activity
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/play/

Concepts of the Earth, Sun, and Moon are identified in this animated video.

Moon Phases Webquest
http://mrscienceut.net/phasesofthemoonwebquest.html

This is a web quest that allows students to explore the phases of the moon and the causes of each. Some embedded videos are from YouTube.

Physical and Chemical Changes
http://www.mcwdn.org/chemist/pcchange.html

The web page has information on physical and chemical changes and a quiz students can take when finished.

Chemical reaction
http://www.kidzone.ws/science/magicpotion.htm

This experiment could be used to recognize a chemical reaction. Photos could be taken for evidence.

Experimenting with Chemical Change
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/scottforesman/sci_3_ARS_B1_exper1.pdf

Simple experiment to create and observe a chemical change.

Crystals
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/kidsite/portfolio/crystals/

In this activity, you will grow your own crystals with starters like salt, Epsom salt, Borax and sand. Then, enter your data online (teaspoons of starter and number of crystals). You can also compare your results with others who tried the same experiment. There are also several related videos and resources to supplement information about crystals.

Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/onlineresources.html

Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

Energy Quest Room
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/index.html

This interactive website allows students to navigate through the many, varied, and unusual facts about energy. There is a plethora of activities that engage student learning on energy sources and alternatives to fossil fuels.

Sun it up!
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/sun-article.html

Informative site about the sun, sun spots and space weather.

Friction Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/friction/quiz/q83969509/

The concepts of frictions placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

Forces Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/forces/quiz/q74052238/

The concepts of forces are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery. Quiz is computer graded.

Simple Machines
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?DocID=1

The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to use Internet resources to explore the parts of a system and develop students' understanding of the interactions between those parts, as well as engage in troubleshooting and design related to systems. In this investigation, students take a closer look at a variety of simple hardware devices. They observe the interactions between the elements of the devices, through both hands-on and Internet exploration.

ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.thinkquest.org/5777/tour.htm

A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.

My Bones
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=216703

This video podcast introduces students to a fun rap song to learn the parts and purposes of the human skeletal system.

Inner Body: Body Systems
http://www.innerbody.com/

This site allows students to select a body system and then view a replica of the chosen system.

Biology of plants
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/main.html

Information on various aspects of plants (growth, parts, making food, pollination, plant adaptations, seed dispersal, plants & life on earth).

Plants and the Environment
http://library.thinkquest.org/3715/Environ.html

This site explains the role of plants in the environment.

Harcourt School - Food Webs
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html

Interactive site on food webs

The Seed Site - Plant Life Cycle
http://theseedsite.co.uk/lifecycle.html

Diagram of plant life cycle

Birmingham Grid for Learning - Plant Life Cycle
http://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/plants_pt2/index.htm

Plant life cycle information and interactives

Ecosystems
http://gk-12.osu.edu/Lessons/5th%20Grade/ReactionsToEnviron%20Ecosystem%205.pdf

Lesson plans of activities in ecosystems(animals and how the environment affects them)and recycle.

Know Your Cells
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/cell/index.htm

On this interactive site, students can play and interactive game by labeling the parts of a plant, animal, and bacteria cell. They can also take a quiz that gives the definition and they pick the correct word.

Plant Life Cycle Interactive
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_life_cycles/play/

The life cycle of a plant is identified in this interactive.

From Seed to Plant
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=115357

This video demonstrates the life cycle of a plant from the seed stage to the plant, while identifying its parts and describing its functions.

Everything ESL - Animal Classification
http://everythingesl.net/downloads/classifying.pdf

Chart for classifying animals, including body coverings

Animal Adaptations Webquest
http://www.pkwy.k12.mo.us/bellerive/homepages/assignment.cfm?UserID=belfourth&TeacherCourseID=900B6AA8-1CC4-EACA-CEA745B90C73CDBB

Students use this web quest to investigate animal adaptations, which then leads them to the creation of a "new animal."

Fossil Webquest
http://www.ncsd.k12.mo.us/emints/daubuchon/webquest/FOSSIL%20WEB%20QUEST/fossils.htm#conclusion

This is a web quest which allows students to act as archaeologists and research a "mysterious rock".

Welcome to the Rainforest
http://www.cyberparent.com/rainforest/index.html

Table of Contents include links to: Home to Creatures, Home to Plants

Build Your Biome
http://www.switcheroozoo.com/games/habitat.swf

The interactive game allows students to build their own biome. It shows how it will not snow in the hot desert and how certain animals can only survive in certain climates.

Build An Online Habitat
http://www.switcheroozoo.com/games/habitatgame.htm

This interactive website allows students to choose a habitat, then select the animals, vegetation, and climate that would fit the habitat.

Plant and Animal Habitat Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_animal_habitats/quiz/q50456192/

The components of plant and animal habitats are assessed in this ten-question quiz.

Plant and Animal Habitats Interactive
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_animal_habitats/play/

The components of plant and animal habitats are identified in this interactive.

Geography4Kids
http://www.geography4kids.com/

This site has an introduction to the earth sciences that includes topics on the Earth's structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

Weathering: Types of Rock Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE3jR_RhxO4&list=PLE29421B143DCCD82

This podcast is a song about earthquakes.

Earth Layers Rap
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=244331

This is a rap song that identifies and describes the inner and outer layers of the Earth and their functions.

Phases of the Moon
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/staffdev/clough_d/Moon/Phases.html

This site has games and videos to explain and assess students' understanding of the phases of the moon.

Light Up With Circuits
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/electricitycircuits.html

Enjoy the variety of challenges that involve changing the circuit, moving switches, replacing bulbs, changing the battery volts and adding longer wires. Kids will have fun with this interactive electricity game.

Static Electricity Video
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/energy-light-sound/electricity.htm

This animated video explains the concept of static electricity.

Sound Webquest: Make an Instrument
http://www.webquest.hawaii.edu/kukulu/webquests/webquest7/

This is a Webquest that allows students to explore sound, tone, and pitch. The culminating activity is to create an instrument and present it to the class.

Science Games for Kids
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/gases.html

This site contains fun science games for kids while learning more about science and technology. This site is free to use.

Forces at the Funfair
http://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/online/forces-at-the-funfair.html

By playing this investigative online game, the student will explore the effect of changes in several variables on the motion of the roller coaster. Students will observe the effects of friction, while using their problem- solving skills.

Kid Zone - Animal Classes
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/animal_classes.htm

Introduction to animal classes.

Kid Zone
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/monarch_butterfly.htm

Information about the monarch butterfly

Food Chain
http://www.picadome.fcps.net/lab/currl/food_chain/default.htm

This is a web site with several links to different types of food chains. The links include informative sites as well as interactive games.

4-H Virtual Farm: Aquaculture
http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/virtualfarm/aquaculture/aquaculture.html

Virtual Website - great resource for aquaculture!

Utah Education Network - Animal Adaptations
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/activities/view_activity.cgi?activity_id=4750

Information and additional websites on animal adaptations

Animal Adaptations
http://www.vtaide.com/png/edu/Animal-Adaptations.pdf

Worksheet-functions of animal adaptations. Great pictures!

Food Chain Interactive
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/food_chains/play/

The components of the food chain are identified in this interactive.

Food Chain Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/food_chains/play/

The components of the food chain are assessed in this ten question quiz.

Life Cycle Of A Butterfly
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/scienceforkids/life_cycle/butterfly_game_9.17.swf

This game has students put the life cycle of a butterfly in the correct order. This activity is a good reinforcement tool.

Geography for Kids
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/index.php

This site is a free online geography textbook written for kids. Geography is the study of the Earth as it exists today. This site also includes interactive geography games.

Beach Kids
http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/beachkids/index.cfm

This site contains information on beaches, pollution, water safety, games, parent info on beaches, and other useful links. The game is interactive.

Space Quizzer
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-quizzer/id495169114?mt=8

This is an app for both Android and Apple devices. It helps improve students' knowledge of the Solar System and manned space flight in fun quiz game. Activities help to improve students knowledge of the universe, and learn more about people behind mankind’s exploration of space.

Enchanted Learning - Planets
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/

Facts and photos on the planets

Outer Space
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/index.htm

This is a free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

Super Solar System
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

Interactive site to assist students in learning about the solar system.

Stars Glossopedia
http://test.glossopedia.org/stars/

This site has information on stars, including a fast fact section.

Chemical change
http://www.iit.edu/~smile/ch9209.html

Simple experiments which create a chemical change

Chemiluminscence Light
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts/Chemilum.html

This lab activity is an engaging activity for students that develops the concept of chemical reactions. This particular chemical reaction produces light energy without heat energy.

Fizzing and Foaming
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts/FIZZFOAM.html

This foaming and bubbling experiment will grab the students' attention while identifying evidence of chemical changes.

Chemical vs. Physical Change
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_chemphys.html

CHEMICAL vs. PHYSICAL CHANGES It is important to understand the difference between chemical and physical changes. The two types are based on studying chemical reactions and states of matter. We admit that some changes are obvious, but there are some basic ideas you can use. Physical changes are about energy and states of matter. Chemical changes happen on a molecular level.

Rhode Island College - Chemical Change
http://www.ric.edu/faculty/ptiskus/chemical/

Descriptions/photos of chemical changes

States of Matter
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html

The three states of matter are visually simulated in animated version.

Mass vs Weight
http://thesciencequeen.net/Mass%20vs%20Weight.pdf

This is a PowerPoint explaining mass versus weight.

Determining Density via Water Displacement
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspView&ResourceID=400

This website allows students to interact to determine the density of objects based on the amount of displaced water using Archimedes' principle by dropping objects in a beaker that is filled with water and measure the water that flows over the edge. Requires flashplayer.

Models of the Hydrogen Atom
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/hydrogen-atom

How did scientists figure out the structure of atoms without looking at them? Try out different models by shooting light at the atom. Check how the prediction of the model matches the experimental results.

Density
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/density

Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density. Can you discover the relationship? Use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume. Can you identify all the mystery objects?

Seven-Layer Density Column
http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/seven-layer-density-column

Students measure and stack 7 liquids into layers like a "science burrito". This experiment proves that liquids that weigh more (which have a higher density) will sink. Students will make a hypotheses about each liquid.

The Magic Ketchup Experiment
http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/magic_ketchup.php

The is an amazing, quick, and inexpensive experiment about buoyancy and density where pressure is used to make the packet of ketchup more dense than the water around it. It also has "Make it an Experiment" questions at the end.

Exploring Acids and Bases
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts/ACIDBASE.html

Students will identify and determine common acids and bases.

The pH Factor
http://www.miamisci.org/ph/phpanel.html

The pH Factor is designed as a resource to help elementary and middle school teachers introduce acids and bases to their students. Materials are organized using a conceptual framework called the Seven E's: Excite, Explore, Explain, Expand, Extend, Exchange, and Examine. This model can be used in a linear fashion or each E can stand alone.

Interactive Chemistry Crosswords
http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/funstuff/xword/

Chemistry is chiefly concerned with atoms and their interactions with other atoms - for example, the properties of the chemical bonds formed between atoms to create chemical compounds. An acid is a chemical species that donates protons or hydrogen ions and/or accepts electrons. Creative Chemistry has a selection of interactive chemistry crosswords for students. They can play them online or save them to print out and solve later.

Sour Acid--Hmmm
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/experiments/candy_acid.html

This candy experiment is a quick demonstration of how to identify acidity in everyday foods and also demonstrates how acid is used in our digestive system.

STINKY!!!!
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Chem_p013.shtml#background

Make your own pH indicator using boiled red cabbage! This lesson has a brief description of the background knowledge that students need and fun "Make It Your Own" variations where they can write secret messages with their indicator. Charts are available for use with experiments.

Bases vs. Acids
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hhView.cfm?guidAssetId=7b344c6b-0c93-4666-af58-7d118eb43d35

This video teaches the differences in bases and acids.

Power Up!
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/tools.cfm?DocID=88&Grade=6-8

This tool, created by Science NetLinks, challenges students to think about the positive and negative consequences of various types of power. The site provides students with a specific monetary budget, which they can use to purchase power plants for their city. As students choose their types of power, they learn how much power the plant provides, how much it costs, and the effect it could have on the environment. While this page links to the overview of the tool for grades 6-8, you can access reviews for additional grades and benchmarks using the navigation tools at the top of the overview.

Rubber Bands and Heat
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts/rubberband.html

In this lab activity, students will examine thermal properties of rubber and how it relates to heat energy.

Bending Water
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts/BENDWATER.html

This engaging experiment will allow students to discover static electricity.

Blue Sky - Red Sunset
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts/BlueSky.html

Students will investigate how light creates blue skies and orange sunsets.

The Mummy's Tomb Raceway
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/mummy/raceways.html

In this activity, the students build a roller coaster for a mummy while relating the concepts of potential and kinetic energy.

Energy Sources and Use
http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.cfm?BenchmarkID=8&DocID=13

This problem based lesson allows students to research and become involved with creating solutions with renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. They will compare and contrast each alternative source of energy.

Energy Transfer 6th Grade
http://www.thesciencequeen.net/Transfer%20of%20Energy.ppt

PowerPoint explaining conduction, convection, and radiation.

Heating it Up!
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/keepingwarm.html

Game teaching conduction and transfer of heat

Optics for Kids: The Science and Engineering Behind It
http://www.opticalres.com/kidoptx_f.html

Teachers and students can learn fun and interesting facts about optics, light, and physics.

Light, Prisms, and the Rainbow Connection
http://www.micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/activities/teachers/prisms.html

In this activity, students will work in pairs or in small groups to predict how to best make a rainbow. Cross-curricular extension activities are also included.

Investigating the World of Colors
http://www.micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/activities/teachers/investigating.html

In this experiment, students test their ability to see color peripherally and mix watercolors in order to learn about absorption and reflection of light. Cross-curricular activities are also included.

Virtual Electron Microscope
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/interact/vemwindow.html

Students will understand the following: (1) how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of life science and (2) the basic differences between plant and animal cells.

The Cell: Down to Basics
http://www.beyondbooks.com/lif71/4a.asp

This website compares and contrasts a busy factory with a cell and how they perform special tasks.

Plant, Animal, and Bacteria Cell Models
http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/3dcell.htm

This is an interactive website in which teachers and students can navigate to investigate the common parts of animal and plant cells.

Eukaryotic Cell Organelles
http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm

This interactive website allows students learn the parts of the plant and animal cell. The eukaryotic cell interactive animation allows students to learn the cell organelles and their function.

Identifying Eukaryotic Animal Cell Organelles
http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=ap11604

In this animated object, learners are introduced to the structure and function of animal cell organelles.

Interactive Cell Rebuilding Activity
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/themuseum/biotech/cellinteractive/celltheory.swf

This interactive reviews cell theory and has students rebuild animal and plant cells. Students can complete a quiz on the information after the activity.

Think Quest - Human Body
http://library.thinkquest.org/5777/tour.htm

Diagrams and information about the systems of the human body

Tour of the Body
http://library.thinkquest.org/5777/tour.htm

This website contains information and images on the major systems of the body.

How the Body Works
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/htbw_main_page.html

This site allows students to choose different body parts and body systems to learn about them. Quizzes, articles, and movies are included.

Interact with Digestion
http://www.e-learningforkids.org/health/lesson/digestive-system/

An interactive site for students to learn the digestive system. Game following the informational text.

Respiration Relay
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?act=3&virus=sciencegym

This learning activity gives a group of students instructions on how to reenact how oxygen gets from the air to the different parts of the body that need it.

Living Things
http://fi.edu/tfi/units/life/

This website identifies plant kingdom divisions through this unit study on living things.

KidWings Owl Pellet Dissection
http://www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/index.htm

This interactive web site allows students the opportunity to dissect virtual owl pellets.

Create a Food Web
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodweb.htm

This is a great interactive site where students can design their own food web.

Food Chains & Food Webs
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm

This site provides information for students on food chains and food webs. There is an external link included that allows students to create their own food web.

Food Chain and Food Webs Video
http://www.copernicusproject.ucr.edu/ssi/HighSchoolBioResources/Ecology/Food_Chains_and_Food_Webs.asf

Video clip of food chains and the food web. Illustrates vocabulary terms such as consumer and decomposer.

Geography4Kids Quiz: Atmosphere Overview
http://www.geography4kids.com/extras/quiz_atmintro/index.html

This website is an interactive quiz on the atmosphere.

Earth Floor: Spheres
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/spheres.html

This website contains information and illustrations about the spheres of the Earth.

Earth Floor: Rock Cycle
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html

This web site contains information and illustrations about the rock cycle.

How Stuff Works? Seismographs
http://science.howstuffworks.com/question142.htm

This website has educational resources for and illustrations of seismographs.

How Stuff Works: How Radar Works
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/radar.htm

This is an educational resource for students and teachers to use when researching technology that investigates the Earth.

Weather for Kids: Weather Balloons
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mso/educate/balloon.html

This is an educational resource for students and teachers to use when researching technology that investigates the Earth.

Rocking with Rocks
http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/diagram.html

Students can complete the Rock Cycle on this interactive site.

Atmosphere Awesome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyQlYY-5fG8&list=PL6B82CA6C8466C529

Song about the layers of the atmosphere.

Components of Our Solar System
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system

This website helps student to identify the sun and earth moons as components of our solar system.


6 - 8

Water on the Move Current Events
http://www.mos.org/oceans/motion/currents.html

This site contains great information and experiments. Learn what makes ocean currents flow on this page from the Museum of Science's "Oceans Alive!" Read about some major ocean currents and discover the effects of wind, sun, continents, density, salinity, El Nino, and the Coriolis Effect on currents.

Geography4Kids Quiz: Atmosphere Overview
http://www.geography4kids.com/extras/quiz_atmintro/index.html

This website is an interactive quiz on the atmosphere.

Geography4Kids
http://www.geography4kids.com/

This site has an introduction to the earth sciences that includes topics on the Earth's structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

Oceans Habitats
http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/oceans.htm

Informational page that provides an interactive the comparison of regions of ocean biomes.

Global Going!
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Atmosphere/global_winds_lsop_video.html

Podcast explaining global wind

Climate vs. Weather
http://learnmoreaboutclimate.colorado.edu/topics/climate-and-weather

Podcast about the differences in climate or weather.

Crazy Clouds
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuODQoDBUKA

This is a song about tornadoes and storms.

El Nino
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/investigations/esu601/esu601page01.cfm?chapter_no=investigation

Interactive site to teach the history, conditions, and effects of El Nino.

Weather Watch!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/investigate/equador.asp

WebQuest teaching about the effects of weather in the Oceans.

Rain, Rain Go Away!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/investigate/india.asp

WebQuest used to teach about the warmth of the ocean and the effects on land.

Making My Own Weather
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/investigate/weather_maker.htm

Interactive site where students manipulate the weather.

Dry, Dry, Dry
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/analyze/droughts.asp

Students answer questions about a drought map and create a forecast.

National Geographic Videos
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/

This website has a variety of FREE National Geographic videos on animals, natural disasters, nature, space, history, and more.

Volcanoes Online
http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/english.html

Students can learn about volcanoes and test their knowledge using the volcanic database, information on volcanoes and plate tectonics, review questions, games, and comics!

Volcano World's Games & Fun Stuff
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/

This website has several interactive games and simulations related to volcanoes.

Plotting Earthquakes
http://earthquake.usgs.gov

The students will go to this website, which lists up to minute significant Earthquakes. They will then plot the Earthquakes on a physical map.

Historic Hurricanes
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/outreach/history/

Information about past hurricanes including locations of land fall, paths, damage

Mountain Maker/Earth Shaker
http://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/asset/ess05_int_shake/

Students can interact with this site and see how plate movement changes the Earth's surface.

Rocking with Rocks
http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/diagram.html

Students can complete the Rock Cycle on this interactive site.

Real-time Earth
http://earthquake-report.com

Students will use this site to read about Earth Changing current events.

Real time Volcanoes
http://earthquake-report.com/2013/05/27/wordwide-volcano-activity-copahue-volcano-chile-alert-raised-to-red/

This page will get regular updates of the volcanic activity going on around the world.

WATCH a volcano
http://earthquake-report.com/2011/11/15/world-volcanoes-webcam-page/

This page is an attempt to compile the volcano webcams of the world.

Alaska Earthquke 1964
http://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ean08.sci.ess.earthsys.alaskaquake/1964-alaska-earthquake/

In this video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

Alaska Tsunami
http://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ean08.sci.ess.watcyc.oceanfury/alaska-tsunami/

In this video adapted from Alaska Sea Grant, learn about the devastating tsunamis generated by the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964.

Inside The Earth
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Inside.shtml

This is an informative web site with diagrams of layers of the Earth.

Volcanic Features
http://pbs.panda-prod.cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/media/assets/wgbh/ess05/ess05_int_volcanfeatr/index.htm

Informative site about calderas, craters, geothermal, lava, and igneous rocks.

Magma Mountains
http://pbs.panda-prod.cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/media/assets/wgbh/ess05/ess05_int_volcanfeatr/index.htm

This informative web site for volcanoes, includes; calderas, craters, igneous rocks, magma, lava. Information about various parts of a volcano can be found by clicking on the terms.

Cool Carbon
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/climate/carbon_cycle.html

In this interactive game students and teachers are able to explore the carbon cycle by following an atom through the cycle.

Weathering: Types of Rock Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lE3jR_RhxO4&list=PLE29421B143DCCD82

This podcast is a song about earthquakes.

Glaciers
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/glaciers

Adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see the glacier grow and shrink. Use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget.

Kid Friendly Geology
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/

This is an in-depth geology textbook written for kids. Geology is the study of the Earth's surface and substructure. Geologists look at the processes that form terrain and the processes that destroy terrain.

Volcano Explorer
http://kids.discovery.com/games/build-play/volcano-explorer

Teachers and students can use this virtual volcano interactive. Very informational. Build your own volcano and watch it erupt.

Global Climate Change
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html

This site is an excellent source for students to get information about global climate change. It also shows the impact and allows students to think like scientists. There is also a section with ideas for being a part of the solution instead of the problem.

Touchdown Tornado!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/analyze/tornadoes.asp

Students answer questions about tornadic activity and create a forecast.

Shape It Up
http://www.kineticcity.com/mindgames/warper/

An interactive activity that allows students to use forces of nature to change the earth's surface.

BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
http://homepages.nyu.edu/~pet205/biogeochem1.html

This website has explanations and illustrations of the different biogeochemical cycles.

Water Cycle 6th Grade
http://www.thesciencequeen.net/6Units.htm

Excellent PowerPoint explaining the Water Cycle

Water Cycle Comic Strip
http://www.thesciencequeen.net/Water%20Cycle%20Comic%20Directions.pdf

Students will draw a comic strip depicting the life of a drop of water as it journeys through the water cycle.

Carbon Cylce
http://www.hippocampus.org/HippoCampus/Earth%20Science;jsessionid=F38D281312C3757B9E620672EC1C57C1

Video explaining Carbon Cycle

Drip, Drip, Drop
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hhView.cfm?guidAssetId=087777c8-4ff0-45d2-878f-e7cd90f7ee19

Interactive site to teach the water cycle.

Plate Tectonics
http://www.tulane.edu/~sanelson/geol111/pltect.htm

Great explanation of plate tectonics (includes diagrams).

Powerful Plates
http://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.plateintro/plate-tectonics-an-introduction/

This Podcast includes an explanation of plate tectonics.

Plunging into Plates
http://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.earthsys.wegener2/plate-tectonics-further-evidence/

This is a current explanation of evidence to prove the theory of Plate Tectonics.

Testing Tectonics
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/activities/radiobuttonquiz/Tectonicspz.shtml

This website includes an online quiz and puzzle on plate tectonics and continental drift.

Major Moving
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Continents.shtml

Informative website about continental/oceanic plates and their movement.

Plate Tectonics
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/plate-tectonics

Explore how plates move on the surface of the earth. Change temperature, composition, and thickness of plates. Discover how to create new mountains, volcanoes, or oceans!

Ocean Zones
http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwep6c.htm

This site provides information on the different ocean zones.

Science Games for Kids
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/gases.html

This site contains fun science games for kids while learning more about science and technology. This site is free to use.

Oceanic Zones
http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/ocean-layers.html

This informational webpage explains the oceanic zones.

Awesome Abyssal
http://www.scienceandthesea.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108&Itemid=10

Information about abyssal plains.

Habitats and Biomes
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes

Enchanted Learning is great for lower grades in many areas

Blue Planet Biome - Savannas
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/savanna.htm

Information on savanna (grassland) habitats, including plants & animals

The Rainforest Alliance
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/programs/education/index.html

The Rainforest Alliance helps people of all ages to understand the role that each one of us plays in biodiversity conservation. These pages provide kids and teachers with the information they need to understand fundamental environmental issues in order to help protect our planet. We invite you to use these education resources and join our efforts in connecting children to conservation.

World Biomes Map
http://www.worldbiomes.com/biomes_map.htm

This website has an interactive colored map of biomes. Click on the biome names above the map for information and images related to the selected biome.

The World's Biomes
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/index.html

This web page provides general knowledge and pictures of biomes.

Missouri Botanical Garden
http://www.mbgnet.net/index.html

This site provides easy-to-read and useful information about and pictures of the world's different types of biomes.

Chaparral Biome
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/chaparral.htm

This website about the chaparral biome includes a description, global position, climate, and information on specific plants and animals of this biome.

Biomes
http://home.comcast.net/~john.kimball1/BiologyPages/B/Biomes.html

This is a good site for student research on biomes.

Beautiful Biomes
http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm

This website allows students to explore different biomes using an interactive map.

Build Your Biome
http://www.switcheroozoo.com/games/habitat.swf

The interactive game allows students to build their own biome. It shows how it will not snow in the hot desert and how certain animals can only survive in certain climates.

Build An Online Habitat
http://www.switcheroozoo.com/games/habitatgame.htm

This interactive website allows students to choose a habitat, then select the animals, vegetation, and climate that would fit the habitat.

Geography for Kids
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/index.php

This site is a free online geography textbook written for kids. Geography is the study of the Earth as it exists today. This site also includes interactive geography games.

What is a Biome?
http://bioexpedition.com/biomes/

This site provides information for students to learn about biomes of the world.

Simply Seasons
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/007299181x/student_view0/chapter2/seasons_interactive.html

Interactive site to help students understand the tilt of the Earth and the Reasons for Seasons

Phases of the Moon
http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonphase/

Information and simulation of the phases of the moon.

Moon Phases Webquest
http://mrscienceut.net/phasesofthemoonwebquest.html

This is a web quest that allows students to explore the phases of the moon and the causes of each. Some embedded videos are from YouTube.

Man the Moon!
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Moon-01.htm

Interactive site that teaches moon phases

Man in the Moon?
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/moon/

Students can view the site to learn about the moon.

Phases of the Moon
http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/staffdev/clough_d/Moon/Phases.html

This site has games and videos to explain and assess students' understanding of the phases of the moon.

Components of Our Solar System
http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system

This website helps student to identify the sun and earth moons as components of our solar system.

Secret Worlds-The Universe Within
http://www.micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/

Take an incredible virtual journey that begins in far, far outer space and ends inside subatomic particles of a leaf on a tree that is located at Florida State University. This site can also be used to teach Powers of Ten (Scientific Notation).

Solar system
http://www.nineplanets.org/

This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system. Each page has my text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

The Life Cycle of a Star Applet
http://www.cascaeducation.ca/CSA/CSA_Astro9/files/multimedia/unit2/star_lifecycle/star_lifecycle.html

This applet has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of the life cyle of a star. The cartoon character, Stellar Sam, guides students through the various stages in the lifecycle of stars using an example of a star similar to the Sun, as well as a much more massive star.

Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SegwayEd/abtauror.html

Students go on a tour of auroral phenomena through research images and taped interviews with scientists. Diagrams and text provide background on qualitative magneto-dynamics, and explanations of locations of auroral zones on the Earth. Variations in color are used to introduce ideas about spectroscopy.

Planets in our solar system
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/

Discusses the planets and their relationship to the sun.

Constellations
http://www.dibonsmith.com/constel.htm

This website provides detailed information about eighty-eight of the most common constellations.

Super Sun
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect/sun/sunspots.html

Informational material about sun spots and sun weather.

Awesome Auroras
http://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/auroras/story.html

Interactive that teaches about Auroras.

Space Quizzer
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-quizzer/id495169114?mt=8

This is an app for both Android and Apple devices. It helps improve students' knowledge of the Solar System and manned space flight in fun quiz game. Activities help to improve students knowledge of the universe, and learn more about people behind mankind’s exploration of space.

Outer Space
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/index.htm

This is a free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

Planets in a Bottle
http://science1.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/msad16mar99_1a/

This is a great website, from NASA, that has experiments for students to simulate the planets.

Earth, Sun, Moon Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/quiz/q91254328/

The concepts of the Earth, Sun, & Moon are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

Earth, Sun, Moon Activity
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/play/

Concepts of the Earth, Sun, and Moon are identified in this animated video.

Seeing the Shuttle!
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/

Site that gives up-to-the-minute data and pictures about NASA current space exploration.

In the life of a STAR!
http://teacherweb.com/ME/Deering/LeGage/Star-Life-Cycle-Web-Activity-.pdf

This activity teaches the life cycle of a star!

Life Cycles in Nature
http://www.mrsoshouse.com/envirothon/lifecycle.html

Students will compare the life cycle of two species of animals that live in the same environment.

Exploring Life Cycles
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/lifecycles.html

This is a complete unit for teaching the life cycle of plants to elementary children.

Homeostasis in the Human Body
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa_pre_2011/homeo/homeosts.shtml

Overview of homeostatic systems in the body.

How the Body Works
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/htbw_main_page.html

This site allows students to choose different body parts and body systems to learn about them. Quizzes, articles, and movies are included.

Diffusion and Osmosis
http://www.biologycorner.com/bio1/notes_diffusion.html

Notes, diagrams, and a PowerPoint presentation on osmosis and diffusion, including solution tonicity.

iCell
http://hudsonalpha.org/education/digitaleducation/icell

Explore cells and all their components in 3D. Rotate cells for different views. Available for PC, Mac, Android, iPad, and iPhone.

From Seed to Plant
http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=115357

This video demonstrates the life cycle of a plant from the seed stage to the plant, while identifying its parts and describing its functions.

Plant Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plants/quiz/q91725857/

The concepts of plants are assessed in this ten question quiz that is computer graded.

Interactive Animal and Plant Classification Quiz
http://www.quia.com/jq/19678.html

This website allows students to take a quiz on the general characteristics of animals and plants.

Virtual Plant Cell
http://www.life.uiuc.edu/plantbio/cell/

This web page has an interactive eukaryotic plant cell that students and teachers can manipulate to see its component parts.

Virtual Electron Microscope
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/interact/vemwindow.html

Students will understand the following: (1) how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of life science and (2) the basic differences between plant and animal cells.

Eukaryotic Cell Organelles
http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm

This interactive website allows students learn the parts of the plant and animal cell. The eukaryotic cell interactive animation allows students to learn the cell organelles and their function.

Introduction to Cells
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/CELSTR01

Flash cards are used to quiz students on the cells and the basic components of cells

Identifying Eukaryotic Animal Cell Organelles
http://www.wisc-online.com/Objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=ap11604

In this animated object, learners are introduced to the structure and function of animal cell organelles.

Labeling the Plant Cell
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Cell-Structures-01.htm

The parts of the plant cell can be interactively labeled and point are generated for each correct response.

Labeling the Animal Cell
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Cell-Structures-02.htm

The parts of the animal cell can be interactively labeled and points are generated for each correct response.

Mitosis Flash Cards
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/CELDIV06

This site allows students to use flash cards are to test their knowledge on mitosis and the phases of mitosis.

Introduction to Cells & Cell Structure (video)
http://www.brainpop.com/health/bodysystems/cells/

This animated video from BrainPOP explores the basics of cells and cell structure. There are also links to a related activity, game, and quiz.

Control of the Cell Cycle: Online Game
http://www.brainpop.com/games/controlofthecellcycle/

Hosted on the BrainPOP website, this online game was developed by NobelPrize.org as an engaging and immersive way for students to study cell-cycle stages. As Cell Division Supervisor, you must ensure that each cell-cycle stage occurs in the correct order so that millions of cells can divide!

Cheek Cell Lab
http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/cheekcell.html

Instructions and evaluation questions for a cheek cell microscopy lab and general cell theory are provided.

Virtual Cheek Cell Lab
http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/cheekcell-virtual.html

A link to a virtual cheek cell microscope lab to accompany the questions. A handout is provided. This activity requires flash player.

Know Your Cells
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/cell/index.htm

On this interactive site, students can play and interactive game by labeling the parts of a plant, animal, and bacteria cell. They can also take a quiz that gives the definition and they pick the correct word.

The Cell Theory: A Historical Perspective Webquest
http://www.schools.manatee.k12.fl.us/072JOCONNOR/cellhistory/

Students research contributions to cell theory, construct a timeline of events (the webquest references Inspiration software for this, but any online timeline generator or paper and pen can be used), cite their sources, and answer conclusion questions.

Think Quest - Human Body
http://library.thinkquest.org/5777/tour.htm

Diagrams and information about the systems of the human body

ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.thinkquest.org/5777/tour.htm

A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

Tour of the Body
http://library.thinkquest.org/5777/tour.htm

This website contains information and images on the major systems of the body.

KidsHealth - My Body
http://kidshealth.org/kid/body/mybody.html

This is an interactive site for human anatomy. This site provides information on various body systems in an easy to understand format that can be used with all students. A Spanish version is also available.

Virtual Body
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp

Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

Human Body Systems
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/systems.html

Human body systems become familiar as you place organs in the virtual human body based upon the type of body system. Additional information on each body system is provided as reinforcement.

Build-A-Body: Digestive System Game
http://www.brainpop.com/games/buildabodydigestivesystem/

SpongeLab's drag-and-drop game is an interactive way for students to learn about the human digestive system.

Beautiful Bones
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/SSmovie.html

The functions of the bones in the human body are explained in this 90 second video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

Waiting to Exhale
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/RSmovie.html

The functions of the respiratory system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Beating Heart
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/CSmovie.html

The functions of the cardiovascular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Nerves
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/movies/NSmovie.html

The functions of the nervous system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Muscular System
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/movies/MSmovie.html#cat20580

The functions of the muscular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Code Fred: Survival Mode
http://www.msichicago.org/play/codefred/

Code Fred is an interactive game made available by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. In Code Fred: Survival Mode, students play mini-games to send adrenaline to help Fred run faster, build a blood clot to help heal a wolf bite, prioritize energy intake to the most critical organs, and even fight bacteria invaders after Fred gets sneezed on in the woods. Each mini-game helps Fred run a little farther toward safety. Lose one of these challenges, and Fred's body won't be leaving the woods.

Interact with Digestion
http://www.e-learningforkids.org/health/lesson/digestive-system/

An interactive site for students to learn the digestive system. Game following the informational text.

Label the Skeletal System
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Skeletal-System-01.htm

Parts of skeletal system are interactively labeled and scored to assess mastery in this interactive "Label the Diagram of the Skeleton."

Circulatory System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/circulatory-system.htm

StudyJams has an animated video on the flow of blood to and from the heart and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Muscular System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/muscular-system.htm

A slideshow on the muscular system and the types of muscles. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Skeletal System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

A slideshow on the skeletal system is presented and identifies the bone function and structure. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Digestive System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/digestive-system.htm

A slideshow on the digestive system and the types of organs involved in the digestive process. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

The Digestive System
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/systems.html

In this activity, Arnold is missing organs from four major body systems. It is the student’s job to put the digestive organs back into the body in the correct location. In the activity screen, Arnold’s body is on the left and the organs are on the right. When students hit the Play button, the name of an organ system will appear at the bottom of the screen. If students drag an organ that doesn’t belong, all the organs pop.

To Poop or Not to Poop... Human Body
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-human-body-by-tinybop/id682046579?mt=8

This app introduces the student to the different body systems. The student is able to put a skeletal system together, watch salivatory glands secrete as the body smells food, contract muscles and feed a digestive system watching the food move through the small and large intestines accumulating into fecal matter. The kids can anticipate the question: Will it poop?

Digestive System
http://www.quia.com/mc/66042.html

This interactive game allows students to complete an online game matching the parts of the digestive system with their functions.

Endocrine System
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/movies/ESmovie.html

The functions of the endocrine system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Inner Body: Body Systems
http://www.innerbody.com/

This site allows students to select a body system and then view a replica of the chosen system.

How the Body Works?
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/

This website is a collection of links to describe different parts of the body and its systems. Teachers have at their finger-tips videos, quizzes, and links to maintain student engagement.

Kid Zone
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/monarch_butterfly.htm

Information about the monarch butterfly

Wildflowers of Alabama
http://www.duc.auburn.edu/~deancar/

Information about Alabama Wildflowers includes common and scientific names and a searchable database.

Kid Zone - Animal Classes
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/animal_classes.htm

Introduction to animal classes.

Variation in Living Things
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#habitats4b

This website provides 3 different interactive activities that allow students to classify, compare, and contrast living things.

Mitosis/Meiosis
http://www.cellsalive.com/mitosis.htm

Great animation of mitosis in an animal cell and interactives for meiosis and the cell cycle.

Mitosis Animation
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/Cell_bio/tutorials/cell_cycle/cells3.html

Great animation of the process of mitosis. Go to the bottom of the page for the animation.

Photosynthesis
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/PHOSYN02

The parts of leaf and the process photosynthesis of are labeled and scored to assess mastery, in this interactive assessment.

Plant Life Cycle Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_life_cycles/quiz/q69706711/

The concepts of the plant life cycle are identified in a ten question quiz that is computer graded.

Fossil Webquest
http://www.ncsd.k12.mo.us/emints/daubuchon/webquest/FOSSIL%20WEB%20QUEST/fossils.htm#conclusion

This is a web quest which allows students to act as archaeologists and research a "mysterious rock".

Should We Grow GM Crops?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/exist/

As students read information about genetically modified foods, they are asked whether or not they think we should grow GM crops. Their answer choice will open up a new reading section to challenge their view. Again, they will be asked their opinion. This process is repeated a few times until they are asked for their final opinion. A writing component could be added, having students state and justify their opinion at each step, and then write a final argumentative essay defending their stance. A class debate could also be used as an assessment tool.

Food Chains/Web
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm

Description of food chains and web. Worksheets, games. Students can click and make their own food chain and print it.

Photosynthesis, Energy, and Life
http://www.ftexploring.com/me/me2.html

This site contains information about the flow of energy through living organism.

Create a Food Web
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodweb.htm

This is a great interactive site where students can design their own food web.

Food Chains & Food Webs
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm

This site provides information for students on food chains and food webs. There is an external link included that allows students to create their own food web.

Life in a Drop of Water
http://www.thesciencequeen.net/Life%20in%20a%20drop%20of%20water%20internet%20lab.pdf

This is an Internet Lab for students to find the links to answer questions about life in a drop of water.

Food Chain Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/food_chains/play/

The components of the food chain are assessed in this ten question quiz.

DNA, Genes and Heredity
http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/

This site is an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity. It contains concepts, animations, a photo gallery, and additional web links. It also contains language options for ESL students.

Learn Genetics: Tour of the Basics
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/tour/

Great animations on what DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Proteins, Heredity and Traits are!

Human Genome Project (by the U.S. Dept. of Energy)
http://genomics.energy.gov/

Information about the Human Genome Project, Microbial Genome Research, Image Gallery, and Biomass to Biofuel Report.

Working out a Punnet Square
http://www.athro.com/evo/gen/punexam.html

This interactive site allows students to work out a Punnet square. Students can work both monohybrid and a dihybrid crosses.

Chromosomes
http://www.accessexcellence.org/RC/VL/GG/chromosome.html

Great illustration of the parts of a chromosome.

Family Traits
http://www.sln.org/guide/knox/Traits/traitexampleswksht.pdf

You can change names and make it for the classmates to help fill out each others traits.

What is DNA?
http://www.neok12.com/Genetics.htm

This is a website with podcasts,games, activities, and assessments to teach genetics.

The Blue People Of Troublesome Creek
http://www.nclark.net/BluePeopleofTroublesomeCreek.html

Read about the Blue People of Troublesome Creek, "the story of an Appalachian malady, an inquisitive doctor, and a paradoxical cure." There is an associated PowerPoint.

Meiosis Flash Cards
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/CELDIV08

This site allows the student to use flash cards are to test knowledge on meiosis and the phases of meiosis.

Create a DNA Fingerprint
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/body/create-dna-fingerprint.html

Interactive PBS/NOVA site about using DNA Fingerprinting to solve a mystery. Solving the mystery involves creating a DNA fingerprint (they supply the lab and all necessary materials) and comparing this fingerprint to those of the suspects.

Building a DNA Molecule
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/dna/builddna/

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms and many viruses. Most DNA molecules are double-stranded helices, consisting of two long biopolymers made of simpler units called nucleotides—each nucleotide is composed of a nucleobase (guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine), recorded using the letters G, A, T, and C, as well as a backbone made of alternating sugars (deoxyribose) and phosphate groups (related to phosphoric acid), with the nucleobases (G, A, T, C) attached to the sugars. Each nucleotide consists of a 5-carbon sugar (deoxyribose), a nitrogen containing base attached to the sugar, and a phosphate group.

DNA Detective
http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_dna_online.html

Website allows students to take on the role of detective as they interact with media to find clues. Includes an overview of DNA basics, a "crime scene" to investigate, and a virtual lab to perform experiments. *Requires updated Adobe Shockwave player.

DNA Flash Card
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Genetics-01.htm

This NeoK12 website offers an interactive flash card assessment to test knowledge in labeling a simple cell and DNA molecule.

Mendelian Genetics
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/mendelian_genetics/mendelian_genetics.html

This site features genetics problem sets and tutorials.

Population Genetics
http://www2.gsu.edu/~mstnrhx/worksheet.htm

Questionnaire about differences among peers based on his/her inherited traits.

Punnet Squares Virtual Lab
http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_05/BL_05.html

A virtual lab introducing students to punnet squares and their ability to predict probabilities of offspring. Students work problems and are given chances to reset and correct problems. They keep up with work in a lab notebook.

Dragon Genotype to Phenotype
http://biologica.concord.org/webtest1/web_labs_genophenotype.htm

This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype, using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits. By manipulating alleles (genotype), students create corresponding changes in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype). Requires flashplayer.

Allele Frequency and Sickle Cell Anemia Lab
http://chroma.gs.washington.edu/outreach/genetics/sickle/sickle-bean.html

Students use beans to simulate the different genes found in the gametes and determine survival rates in different environments, calculating allele frequencies as they proceed.

Blue People Pedigree Activity
http://www.nclark.net/BluePeopleLab.html

Use a pedigree chart to determine the genotypes and phenotypes of members of the Fugate family.

Scientific Method
http://www.thesciencequeen.net/Scientific%20Method.ppt

This PowerPoint explains the Scientific Method as a blueprint for experiment success.

pH Scale and Meter Calibration Virtual Lab
http://virtuallab.nmsu.edu/salsa.php

This site features a virtual lab on pH scale and meter calibration. The students create salsa ensuring the pH levels do not go over 4.6 preventing a deadly bacteria from growing.

Scientific Method at an AP Level
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/sci_meth.htm

This site contains both informational content about the scientific process and how to write and proof a scientific paper. Examples of actual scientific experiments leading to major discoveries are included, as well as the opportunity to test your writing of a hypothesis, with feedback. It leads into writing scientific papers.

Density
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/density

Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density. Can you discover the relationship? Use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume. Can you identify all the mystery objects?

Chemistry 101: The Scientific Method
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/101

This is a GPB Television Podcast on the Scientific Method

Scientific Method and Writing a Scientific Paper
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/paper.htm

Student groups perform a literature review and design an experiment, following all steps of the scientific method, to answer a proposed question, analyze their "data", and write a conclusion and bibliography section. A grading sheet is included.

Nucleus: Crash Course
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSyAehMdpyI&sns=em

This podcast covers the properties of the nucleus and why they are important to defining what an atom is.

History of the Atom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGz69B_pUg

Paul Anderson takes students on a tour through the history of the development of modern atomic theory.

Atoms and the Periodic Table
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nge3LrK1S0

Paul Anderson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the structure of an atom of an element.

Parts of an Atom Quiz
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0072943696/23453/chap02labeling01.html

Students label the indicated parts of an atom and receive immediate feedback.

Models of the Hydrogen Atom
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/hydrogen-atom

How did scientists figure out the structure of atoms without looking at them? Try out different models by shooting light at the atom. Check how the prediction of the model matches the experimental results.

What are our elements?
http://www.chemicalelements.com

This is an interactive website for the table of elements.

Chemistry 304: Electron Distributions
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/304

This is a GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on Electron Distribution.

Build an Atom
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-an-atom

Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

Interactive Online Periodic Table of Elements
http://www.webelements.com/

Click on any element in The WebElements Periodic Table for information such as examples, images, and description of the elements.

Chemical Bonds: Covalent vs. Ionic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DjsD7Hcd9U

Paul Anderson differentiates between covalent and ionic bonds, and shows how to use electronegativity to determine whether bonds are ionic, polar covalent, or nonpolar covalent.

NOVA Elements
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nova-elements/id512772649?mt=8

With this app, you can explore an interactive periodic table, play a game, or watch a video.

Chemistry 303: Electrons in the Atom
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/303

This is a GBP Television Podcast. This Podcast is about Electron in the Atom.

Reaction Identification Practice
http://www.sciencegeek.net/APchemistry/APtaters/ReactionIdentification.htm

This is an online interactive program for practice of identification of reaction types. Students are given immediate feedback.

Balancing Chemical Equations
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balancing-chemical-equations

How do you know if a chemical equation is balanced? What can you change to balance an equation? Play a game to test your ideas.

Drawing Lewis Dot Diagrams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_829688907&feature=iv&src_vid=xNYiB_2u8J4&v=ulyopnxjAZ8

Paul Anderson demonstrates how to draw Lewis dot diagrams for individual atoms, and how those electrons form covalent bonds in molecules.

pH Scale
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ph-scale

Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. Visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions in solution. Switch between logarithmic and linear scales. Investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH. Or you can design your own liquid!

States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html

In classical chemistry, there are three states of matter; each determined by the distance between the molecules. Solids hold its shape and its volume is fixed by the shape. Liquids have weaker molecular forces than solids and will take the shape of the container. Gas fills its container, taking both the shape and volume of the container. The website allows students to determine the molecular difference between the three states of matter.

States of Matter
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html

The three states of matter are visually simulated in animated version.

Newton's 1st Law of Motion
http://teachertech.rice.edu/Participants/louviere/Newton/law1.html

visual demonstration of newton's first law of motion

Newton's First Law of Motion, Part 3
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/forces-newtons-laws/newtons-laws-of-motion/v/newton-s-first-law-of-motion

This a podcast from Khan Academy. This is the third part of a four-part series on Newton's first law of motion.

Friction Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/friction/quiz/q83969509/

The concepts of frictions placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

Forces Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/forces/quiz/q74052238/

The concepts of forces are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery. Quiz is computer graded.

Forces and Motion
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion

The interactive tool allows students to explore the forces at work when pushing a filing cabinet. Students create an applied force to determine the resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and normal forces).

Mi Kids - Simple Machines
http://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htm

Photographs, descriptions, activities on simple machines

Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/onlineresources.html

Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

Power Up!
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=enervia&act=4

In this game, students must provide power to a large city without running out of money or ruining the environment.

Electromagnet
http://education.jlab.org/qa/electromagnet.html

Instructions on how to make an electromagnet/make it stronger..with pictures.


9 - 12

Interactive Online Periodic Table of Elements
http://www.webelements.com/

Click on any element in The WebElements Periodic Table for information such as examples, images, and description of the elements.

Making Sense of Science
http://www.bayerus.com/MSMS/MSMS_Science_Fun/PeriodicTable/PeriodicTableIntro.aspx

This is a student interactive using the periodic table. This can be used with Physical Science and Chemistry.

The Phantom's Portrait Parlor: Mighty Molecules
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/phantom/mightymolecules.html

Explore principles of atoms and matter in this classroom activity from the Miami Museum of Science. In this activity, students will construct models of molecules. They will show the chemical formula for each of the molecules they construct.

Chemistry: Periodic Table and More
http://www.chemicool.com/

Interactive periodic table that gives detailed information about each element.

It's Elemental - The Periodic Table of Elements
http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/index.html

This site provides a printable periodic table with information on each element, interactive games, puzzles, and activities.

A Chemical Jigsaw Puzzle
http://www.harmsy.freeuk.com/jigsaw.html

A printable tool that helps students visually manipulate the way that chemicals interact with each other.

Electron Atomic and Molecular Orbitals
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/a2.html

This website allows students to click on elements from Hydrogen to Krypton to help learn the electron atomic and molecular orbitals. This site is interactive and requires flashplayer.

Chemical Bonds: Covalent vs. Ionic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DjsD7Hcd9U

Paul Anderson differentiates between covalent and ionic bonds, and shows how to use electronegativity to determine whether bonds are ionic, polar covalent, or nonpolar covalent.

Rutherford Scattering Model
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/rutherford-scattering

The interactive tool demonstrates how Rutherford figured out the structure of the atom without being able to see it. Teachers and students can simulate the famous experiment in which he disproved the Plum Pudding model of the atom by observing alpha particles bouncing off atoms and determining that they must have a small core.

Just How Small is an Atom?
http://www.ted.com/talks/just_how_small_is_an_atom.html

TED Ed video on the atom comparing it to common day objects giving students a general idea of how small an atom is. Video is 5:28 minutes long. Under the video is a link for "View the full TED-Ed lesson" which has a quiz and additional deep thinking.

Chemistry 301: The Development of the Atomic Theory
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/301

This is GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on the development of the Atomic Theory

Chemistry 302: The Structure of the Atom
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/302

This is GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on the structure of an atom.

Chemistry 304: Electron Distributions
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/304

This is a GPB Television Podcast. This Podcast is on Electron Distribution.

Environmental Health Science Education
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/scied/

The Environmental Health Science Education website provides educators, students and scientists with easy access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials. It seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment and human health.

Drawing Lewis Dot Diagrams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_829688907&feature=iv&src_vid=xNYiB_2u8J4&v=ulyopnxjAZ8

Paul Anderson demonstrates how to draw Lewis dot diagrams for individual atoms, and how those electrons form covalent bonds in molecules.

Balancing Chemical Equations
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/chemical-reactions-stoichiometry/v/balancing-chemical-equations

This website shows how to balance a chemical equation. KHAN Academy demonstrates how to balance a chemical equation.

What is Stoichiometry
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry/chemical-reactions-stoichiometry/v/stoichiometry

The KHAN Academy website demonstrates the stoichiometry of Fe2O3 and Al2O3 in order to determine the amounts of each that are required to make the reaction go to completion. The video demonstrates the number of moles and grams that relate to coefficients in the equation.

Chemistry 303: Electrons in the Atom
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/303

This is a GBP Television Podcast. This Podcast is about Electron in the Atom.

Three States of Matter Quiz
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/STSMAT03

This website gives students a quiz to differentiate between the three states of matter. Requires flashplayer.

Electromagnet
http://education.jlab.org/qa/electromagnet.html

Instructions on how to make an electromagnet/make it stronger..with pictures.

Gravity and Orbits, Physics Interactive Simulation
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gravity-and-orbits

This is an interactive simulation for the effects of Gravity on orbiting bodies in space.

Intramolecular Forces
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0072943696/23453/chap02labeling02.html

Students label the particles and forces in and between water molecules. Immediate feedback is provided to the students.

Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/physics/401

Physics 401: Newton's 1st and 2nd Laws. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.

Newton's First Law of Motion
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/forces-newtons-laws/newtons-laws-of-motion/v/newton-s-1st-law-of-motion

Khan Academy podcast on Newton's First Law of Motion. Part 1

Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/physics/403

Physics 403: More of Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.

Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/physics/404

Physics 404: Newton's 3rd Law and Projectile Motion. GBP Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science.

Physics Projectile Motion, Interactive Simulation
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/projectile-motion

This is an interactive simulation used to test the students calculations and predictions for projectile motion.

Physics Velocity and Accleration, interactive simulation
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/moving-man

This is an interactive simulation for physic students to calculate velocity and acceleration

Forces and Motion: Basics
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion-basics

Explore the forces at work in a tug of war or pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects

Lunar Landing
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/lunar-lander

Can you avoid the boulder field and land safely, just before your fuel runs out, as Neil Armstrong did in 1969? Our version of this classic video game accurately simulates the real motion of the lunar lander with the correct mass, thrust, fuel consumption rate, and lunar gravity. The real lunar lander is very hard to control

Motion in 2D
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/motion-2d

Students will learn about position, velocity, and acceleration vectors. Move the ball with the mouse or let the simulation move the ball in four types of motion.

Newton's Laws of Motion
http://science.discovery.com/games-and-interactives/newtons-laws-of-motion-interactive.htm

An interactive discovery.com website that allows a student to learn Newton's 3 Laws of Motion

Physics 301: Analysis of Motion
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/physics/301

This is a GPB Television Podcast for Physics and Physical Science. This podcast talks about the motion of science.

Physics 302: Motion Math
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/physics/302

This is a GPB Television Podcast on the science of motion. This podcast will explain how to calculate motion.

Calculating Average Velocity or Speed
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/one-dimensional-motion/displacement-velocity-time/v/calculating-average-velocity-or-speed

Khan Academy, Khan works problems for velocity and speed

Cacluating Velocity; Solving for time
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/one-dimensional-motion/displacement-velocity-time/v/solving-for-time

Khan Academy Podcast. Khan works problems in velocity in which he solves for time.

Displacement from Time and Velocity Example
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/one-dimensional-motion/displacement-velocity-time/v/displacement-from-time-and-velocity-example

This Khan Academy podcast works problems to calculation displacement from time and velocity.

Water Bottle Rocket Competition
http://cchsliu.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Water-Bottle-Rocket-Competition-and-Rules1.pdf

Participants will design, construct, and test a rocket made from a 2 liter plastic soda bottle. The goal is to design a rocket that will remain aloft for a maximum period of time. Every group will launch their rocket 3 times. Do not use the same rocket body (2 liter bottle) for more than two launches. The first 2 launches will be test launches. Your group must choose one or more aspects of the rocket to test. After each test launch you must analyze what hurt your rocket’s performance the most and redesign it before the next launch day. Your goal is to have the best possible rocket by the final launch day.

Rubber Band Airplane Lab
http://tuhsphysics.ttsd.k12.or.us/Research/IB03/KamMorr/project.htm

You would not think that the rubber band planes that kids play with as toys today had any relevance in our history. But, in fact, the commercial airplanes that you ride on every day originated from the simple idea of the rubber band airplane. Many scientists’ ideas on aerodynamics started with a plane as simple as one powered by a rubber band. This website allows students to identify the best model of a rubber airplane by manipulating its weight and propeller speed.

Temperature and Particle Motion
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=555

This website allows students to observe the movement of particles of an ideal gas at a variety of temperatures for 5 minutes. A histogram showing the Maxwell-Boltzmann velocity distribution is shown, and the most probable velocity, mean velocity, and root mean square velocity can be calculated. Molecules of different gases can be compared by moving the graph at various velocities and times. Requires flashplayer.

The Moving Man
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/moving-man

Learn about position, velocity, and acceleration graphs. Move the little man back and forth with the mouse and plot his motion. Set the position, velocity, or acceleration and let the simulation move the man for you.

Newton's First Law of Motion, Part 3
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/forces-newtons-laws/newtons-laws-of-motion/v/newton-s-first-law-of-motion

This a podcast from Khan Academy. This is the third part of a four-part series on Newton's first law of motion.

Friction Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/friction/quiz/q83969509/

The concepts of frictions placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

Forces Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/forces/quiz/q74052238/

The concepts of forces are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery. Quiz is computer graded.

Math in Basketball
http://www.thirteen.org/get-the-math/the-challenges/math-in-basketball/introduction/181/

Basketball player Elton Brand describes how he became an NBA star, then presents a challenge about the math behind the perfect free throw shot.

Rubber Band and Heat
http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/homeexpts/rubberband.html

Quick and Easy Lab (for home or school). This is a really neat experiment which allows students to describe how heat flows from one object to the next. This is cheap and students can do this at home.

Theater of Electricity
http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/toe.html

This resource, from the Boston Museum of Science Web site, takes students on a virtual tour of the museum's Theater of Electricity. The Web site features a variety of lightning-related topics, including the history and construction of their Van de Graaff generator, sparks and lightning, Benjamin Franklin's kite, tesla coils, two videos, and an image gallery. Also included are a lightning safety quiz and teachers' resources with experiments.

Ohm, George Simon
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/science_n2/ohm.html

This resource from HyperHistory Online provides a brief biography of George Simon Ohm. His work in developing laws of electricity is discussed briefly, and a link to more information is provided.

What is Electromagnetism?
http://www.howstuffworks.com/electromagnet.htm

This resource, from HowStuffWorks, contains a brief article explaining the difference between regular magnets, permanent magnets, and electromagnets. There are also links to three experiments involving electromagnets.

New Backpack Generates Electricity
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/0908_050908_backpack.html

In this National Geographic News article, read about the invention of a backpack that creates enough electricity to power seven portable gadgets at once. And to charge it up, all you have to do is walk. Links to related stories and Web sites are also found on this page.

Alpah Decay
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/alpha-decay

Watch alpha particles escape from a polonium nucleus, causing radioactive alpha decay. See how random decay times relate to the half life.

Beta Decay
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/beta-decay

Watch beta decay occur for a collection of nuclei or for an individual nucleus

Physics of Projectile Motion
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/physics/405

Physics 405: Projectile Motion. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science. Includes an embedded 30 minute video lesson,two note-taking guides and a problem worksheet (PDF).

Density
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/density

Why do objects like wood float in water? Does it depend on size? Create a custom object to explore the effects of mass and volume on density. Can you discover the relationship? Use the scale to measure the mass of an object, then hold the object under water to measure its volume. Can you identify all the mystery objects?

Chemistry 102: The Metric System
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/102

This is GPB Television Podcast for the Metric System

Unit Conversion
http://www.unit-conversion.info/

Use this webpage to convert units of measurement.

Simple Machines Webquest
http://www.webquest.hawaii.edu/kukulu/webquests/webquest3/

This web quest allows students to explore simple machines, recreate them, and explain how they work.

Human Genome Project (by the U.S. Dept. of Energy)
http://genomics.energy.gov/

Information about the Human Genome Project, Microbial Genome Research, Image Gallery, and Biomass to Biofuel Report.

Carbon Transfer through Snails and Elodea
http://www.classzone.com/books/hs/ca/sc/bio_07/virtual_labs/virtualLabs.html

Students set up an aquarium with snail eggs on Elodea plants. Different lab tests are carried out, with results recorded in an online lab notebook, to identify the transfer of carbon throughout the environment. Evaluation questions can be filled out online or on paper and submitted to the teacher.

Lab Safety Tutorial
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/tutorials/weissman/biolab/Template.html

This website offers a tutorial to lab safety. It covers a tour of a virtual biology lab, a look at some of the lab equipment, safety rules and a short quiz at the end.

Lab Equipment Quiz
http://www.sciencegeek.net/Chemistry/taters/labequipment.htm

Online, interactive, lab equipment quiz provides immediate feedback to students. This quiz also contains equipment used in the chemistry lab.

Scientific Method at an AP Level
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/sci_meth.htm

This site contains both informational content about the scientific process and how to write and proof a scientific paper. Examples of actual scientific experiments leading to major discoveries are included, as well as the opportunity to test your writing of a hypothesis, with feedback. It leads into writing scientific papers.

Chemistry 101: The Scientific Method
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/101

This is a GPB Television Podcast on the Scientific Method

Scientific Method and Writing a Scientific Paper
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/paper.htm

Student groups perform a literature review and design an experiment, following all steps of the scientific method, to answer a proposed question, analyze their "data", and write a conclusion and bibliography section. A grading sheet is included.

Virtual Cells
http://vcell.ndsu.nodak.edu/animations/flythrough/index.htm

The "Virtual Cell Animation Collection" demonstrates the basic functions with the cell. Versions are available at the website for iPhone and iPad. Flash is required to view video clips.

Inside a Cell
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/insideacell

Interactive parts of the cells. It covers the jobs of the different organelles. It also has teacher lesson plans.

Get in the Lab! Bacterial Identification
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/bacterial-identification-virtual-lab

Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab to collect, study, and record different bacterial samples.

Negative Feedback Loop
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072943696/student_view0/chapter2/animation__feedback_inhibition_of_biochemical_pathways.html

Animation: Feedback Inhibition of Biochemical Pathways

Neuronal Stimulus
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/neuron

This website allows students to interact to stimulate a neuron and monitor what happens. Students can pause, rewind, and move forward in time in order to observe the ions as they move across the neuron membrane. Teachers can use as a demo. Requires Javascript.

Cell Membrane Channels
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/membrane-channels

Insert channels in a membrane and see what happens. See how different types of channels allow particles to move through the membrane.

Endocytosis and Exocytosis
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::535::535::/sites/dl/free/0072437316/120068/bio02.swf::Endocytosis%20and%20Exocytosis

Animation of types of endocytosis and exocytosis

Active and Passive Cellular Transport Quiz
http://biologycorner.com/quiz/qz_diffusion.html

Online quiz on active and passive transport provides students feedback.

Diffusion and Osmosis
http://www.biologycorner.com/bio1/notes_diffusion.html

Notes, diagrams, and a PowerPoint presentation on osmosis and diffusion, including solution tonicity.

Hey Cell...Where You Going?
http://www.cellmigration.org/index.shtml

This website has resources to teach cell migration.

Diffusion, Osmosis and Active Transport
http://concord.org/stem-resources/diffusion-osmosis-and-active-transport

Movement of ions in and out of cells is crucial to maintaining homeostasis within the body and ensuring that biological functions run properly. The natural movement of molecules due to collisions is called diffusion. This website provides teachers with an interactive teaching tool to demonstrate diffusion.

Chloroplasts and Pigments
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss3/photosyn/pigments.html

This page, part of the University of California at Berkeley's Photosynthesis web site, features information about plant cells and the photosynthesis process. This resource is referenced in the Science NetLinks lesson titled "Urban Ecosystems 4: Metabolism of Urban Ecosystems."

Photosynthesis
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/PHOSYN02

The parts of leaf and the process photosynthesis of are labeled and scored to assess mastery, in this interactive assessment.

Virtual Plant Cell
http://www.life.uiuc.edu/plantbio/cell/

This web page has an interactive eukaryotic plant cell that students and teachers can manipulate to see its component parts.

Virtual Electron Microscope
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/interact/vemwindow.html

Students will understand the following: (1) how microscopes have contributed to our knowledge of life science and (2) the basic differences between plant and animal cells.

Cells Alive
http://www.cellsalive.com

This site contains photographs and models of all types of cells and cell activity, including some movies of cell functions and other learning activities.

Cells Alive- Comparing Plant and Animal Cells
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/lmexer1a.htm

Comparing plant and animal cells with interactive parts of each cell

Oil Immersion Microscope
http://virtuallab.nmsu.edu/micro.php

This virtual lab walks the student through the parts of the microscope, how to set up the microscope, both low and high focusing of the microscope and conducting an oil immersion. The student views bacteria found in a yogurt culture. The student is also taught the clean up of an oil immersion lab.

Microscope Tutorial
http://virtualurchin.stanford.edu/microtutorial.htm

This site offers a basic microscope tutorial on microscope parts, focusing the microscope, adjusting the diaphragm and moving the specimen. The students can also compare viewing specimens under different types of microscopes.

Microscope Parts Quiz
http://nhscience.lonestar.edu/biol/dropdrag/microscope.htm

Students enter the name of the microscope parts and are assessed.

Introduction to Cells
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/CELSTR01

Flash cards are used to quiz students on the cells and the basic components of cells

Labeling the Plant Cell
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Cell-Structures-01.htm

The parts of the plant cell can be interactively labeled and point are generated for each correct response.

Labeling the Animal Cell
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Cell-Structures-02.htm

The parts of the animal cell can be interactively labeled and points are generated for each correct response.

Compound Microscope Tutorial
http://www.udel.edu/biology/ketcham/microscope/scope.html

Students learn how to control lighting, pick a slide, switch objectives, adjust focus, and learn microscope parts with this virtual microscope. This is a great introduction or practice before letting them use a real microscope. Requires Flash 6 plug-in.

Cheek Cell Lab
http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/cheekcell.html

Instructions and evaluation questions for a cheek cell microscopy lab and general cell theory are provided.

Virtual Cheek Cell Lab
http://www.biologycorner.com/worksheets/cheekcell-virtual.html

A link to a virtual cheek cell microscope lab to accompany the questions. A handout is provided. This activity requires flash player.

iCell
http://hudsonalpha.org/education/digitaleducation/icell

Explore cells and all their components in 3D. Rotate cells for different views. Available for PC, Mac, Android, iPad, and iPhone.

Cell Diagram
http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/3dcell.htm

This site contains interactive animations providing graphic roadmaps to the organization of these cell types, plant/animal and bacterial.

Know Your Cells
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/cell/index.htm

On this interactive site, students can play and interactive game by labeling the parts of a plant, animal, and bacteria cell. They can also take a quiz that gives the definition and they pick the correct word.

Solve the Outbreak
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solve-the-outbreak/id592485067?mt=8

Become a disease detective working for the CDC and solve the next outbreak. This game engages the student in epidemiology. Task include figuring out how it started, how its spread and how to stop it.

The Cell Theory: A Historical Perspective Webquest
http://www.schools.manatee.k12.fl.us/072JOCONNOR/cellhistory/

Students research contributions to cell theory, construct a timeline of events (the webquest references Inspiration software for this, but any online timeline generator or paper and pen can be used), cite their sources, and answer conclusion questions.

Cardiology Virtual Lab
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/cardiology-virtual-lab

Teachers or students can enter this virtual lab and enter the world of cardiology.

The Brain: Genes to Cognition
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3d-brain/id331399332?mt=8

Have you ever wondered where the prefrontal cortex is located or what exactly the subiculum is? Now is your chance to find out with this website that allows you to rotate and zoom around 28 interactive structures of the brain. The app itself opens with an image of the whole brain with its various regions in different colors. You can select specific structures by touching the Structures icon. Once you've chosen a structure, you can get more detailed information about it by touching the Info icon, which provides information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.

Mitosis/Meiosis
http://www.cellsalive.com/mitosis.htm

Great animation of mitosis in an animal cell and interactives for meiosis and the cell cycle.

Mitosis Animation
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/Cell_bio/tutorials/cell_cycle/cells3.html

Great animation of the process of mitosis. Go to the bottom of the page for the animation.

Cells Alive - The Cell Cycle
http://www.cellsalive.com/cell_cycle.htm

This is an animation of the cell cycle. This link also includes other student interactives on the cell.

Mitosis Flash Cards
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/CELDIV06

This site allows students to use flash cards are to test their knowledge on mitosis and the phases of mitosis.

Meiosis Flash Cards
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/CELDIV08

This site allows the student to use flash cards are to test knowledge on meiosis and the phases of meiosis.

Mitosis in Eukaryotic Cells
http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/content/mitosis.html

This animation explains mitosis. In mitosis, the dissolution and reformation of nuclear membranes, the formation of themitotic spindle, and the division of the cytoplasm (called cytokinesis) divide equally between daughter cells.

Dear 16 Year Old Me: Video about Melanoma's Deadly Effects
http://www.thatvideosite.com/v/3386

This video would be a terrific introduction to a unit on sun safety, skin care, and cancer/cell changes. It has one mildly profane word and should be limited to 16-18 year old students.

Learn Genetics: Tour of the Basics
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/tour/

Great animations on what DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Proteins, Heredity and Traits are!

Mendelian Genetics
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/mendelian_genetics/mendelian_genetics.html

This site features genetics problem sets and tutorials.

Population Genetics
http://www2.gsu.edu/~mstnrhx/worksheet.htm

Questionnaire about differences among peers based on his/her inherited traits.

Punnet Squares Virtual Lab
http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/genbio/virtual_labs/BL_05/BL_05.html

A virtual lab introducing students to punnet squares and their ability to predict probabilities of offspring. Students work problems and are given chances to reset and correct problems. They keep up with work in a lab notebook.

Allele Frequency and Sickle Cell Anemia Lab
http://chroma.gs.washington.edu/outreach/genetics/sickle/sickle-bean.html

Students use beans to simulate the different genes found in the gametes and determine survival rates in different environments, calculating allele frequencies as they proceed.

The Blue People Of Troublesome Creek
http://www.nclark.net/BluePeopleofTroublesomeCreek.html

Read about the Blue People of Troublesome Creek, "the story of an Appalachian malady, an inquisitive doctor, and a paradoxical cure." There is an associated PowerPoint.

Blue People Pedigree Activity
http://www.nclark.net/BluePeopleLab.html

Use a pedigree chart to determine the genotypes and phenotypes of members of the Fugate family.

DNA, Genes and Heredity
http://www.dnaftb.org/dnaftb/

This site is an animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity. It contains concepts, animations, a photo gallery, and additional web links. It also contains language options for ESL students.

Create a DNA Fingerprint
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/body/create-dna-fingerprint.html

Interactive PBS/NOVA site about using DNA Fingerprinting to solve a mystery. Solving the mystery involves creating a DNA fingerprint (they supply the lab and all necessary materials) and comparing this fingerprint to those of the suspects.

DNA Interactive Workshop
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/dna/

This interactive PBS site shows DNA replication and protein synthesis.

Modified Crops Could Lead to
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/08/0816_geneticplants_2.html

This National Geographic article is an excellent reading resource on genetic engineering and agriculture.

Gel Electrophoresis Lab
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/gel/

This is a virtual lab where students separate and measure DNA strands by conducting gel electrophoresis.

What is DNA?
http://www.neok12.com/Genetics.htm

This is a website with podcasts,games, activities, and assessments to teach genetics.

DNA Flash Card
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Genetics-01.htm

This NeoK12 website offers an interactive flash card assessment to test knowledge in labeling a simple cell and DNA molecule.

Gene Expression and Protein Synthesis
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/gene-expression-basics

This interactive allow teachers and students control protein synthesis using RNA polymerase, ribosomes, and transcription factors. They can try to generate and collect three types of protein, then move on to explore the factors that affect protein synthesis in a cell.

Harvest of Fear
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/

Harvest of Fear is a set of lessons based on the NOVA film Harvest of Fear . The film discusses genetically modified foods and the impact it has had on society. The lessons cover possible benefits, harms and the different viewpoints towards GMO's. It offers two games on transgenic manipulation and selective breeding.

Should We Grow GM Crops?
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/harvest/exist/

As students read information about genetically modified foods, they are asked whether or not they think we should grow GM crops. Their answer choice will open up a new reading section to challenge their view. Again, they will be asked their opinion. This process is repeated a few times until they are asked for their final opinion. A writing component could be added, having students state and justify their opinion at each step, and then write a final argumentative essay defending their stance. A class debate could also be used as an assessment tool.

Popular Groups on the Tree of Life
http://tolweb.org/tree/home.pages/popular.html

The Tree of Life Project provides information about animals and plants, their history and characteristics.

Wildflowers of Alabama
http://www.duc.auburn.edu/~deancar/

Information about Alabama Wildflowers includes common and scientific names and a searchable database.

The Kingdom of Pasta
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0070-JudithAllard/index.html

This activity uses different kinds of uncooked pasta as the individual members of a kingdom. Students must give each individual type of pasta a scientific name and then construct a dichotomous key to identify each individual type. Teachers can use any number of different pasta shapes/colors to vary the difficulty of this activity.

Achoo
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/achoo/index.html

This site teaches about epidemiology, the study of diseases.

Monocots vs. Dicots
http://www.backyardnature.net/monodico.htm

Shows photos of both monocots and dicots and defines each.

Parts of a Flower
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Plants-01.htm

The parts of a flower can be labeled interactively and scored to assess mastery of each flower part.

Plant Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plants/quiz/q91725857/

The concepts of plants are assessed in this ten question quiz that is computer graded.

Plant Life Cycle Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_life_cycles/quiz/q69706711/

The concepts of the plant life cycle are identified in a ten question quiz that is computer graded.

Plants Morphology Handbook app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.intergraphics.plantmorphology&hl=en

App is available for Google and iPad. The app show the characteristics, structure, and symmetry and shape of flowers.

Electronic Leaf Collection
http://leafsnap.com/

LeafSnap is an electronic field guide for trees of the Northeast and is quickly adding trees of the Southeast. The mobile app has visual recognition software and can identify trees by their leaves. Students snap a picture of the leaf and works through an identification process.

American Field Guide: Animals
http://www.pbs.org/americanfieldguide/topics/animals/index.html

PBS and American Field Guide provide information about classifying animals, including video clips.

Owl Pellet Dissection Virtual Lab
http://www.kidwings.com/owlpellets/flash/v4/index.htm

This is a virtual lab on Owl Pellet Dissection. It begins by giving students basic information on what an owl pellet is and why they are important. The student is then guided through the lab directions before actually conducting the lab itself.

Interactive Animal and Plant Classification Quiz
http://www.quia.com/jq/19678.html

This website allows students to take a quiz on the general characteristics of animals and plants.

Poison Frog Uses Less-Toxic Looks to Survive, Study Finds
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0308_060308_poison_frog.html

This is an article on mimicry. It is an excellent resource that can be used to introduce protective adaptations of animals.

Newfound Octopus Impersonates Fish, Snakes
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/09/0920_octopusmimic_2.html

This article can be used as an introductory to evolution (protective adaptations). Scientists have discovered what may be the ideal partner for a game of charades: a long-armed octopus that mimics poisonous creatures of the sea to avoid its predators.

Instant Evolution Seen in Darwin's Finches
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/07/060714-evolution.html

This is a news article on a new study of Galápagos finches suggests.

Leopards of the Night
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/leopards/seeing.html

This is an interactive web page that allows students to distinguish between the different types of camouflage. A Shockwave version and non-Shockwave version are available.

How Animal Camouflage Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/animal-camouflage.htm

In this article, students will see how animals blend in with their environment so that others might overlook them. Students will look at a few sophisticated hiders who can change their camouflage in accordance with a change in their surroundings. In addition to these expert hiders, students will look at some animals who don't hide at all, but throw predators off by disguising themselves as something dangerous or uninteresting.

Bio Bob's Biodiversity Game
http://www.rigb.org/insideout/biodiversity/origins/bioBob.html

Wow! This one is so much fun! Learn about how to adapt and change in each environment.

Adaptation & Survival
http://www.makalapa.k12.hi.us/Makalapa_Folder/HTML/adapt&survive/adapt%26survive.html

This web site includes an extensive list of animals. These are links that can be followed for detailed descriptions of each animals adaptations.

Octupus Mimics other Animals
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/09/0920_octopusmimic_2.html



Camouflage
http://www.howstuffworks.com/animal-camouflage.htm

Picture gallery of animals and their camouflage

Animal camouflage
http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/animal-camouflage.htm

Pictures of animals using camouflage as protection.

Interactive Bird Identification and Quiz
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/birding123/identify/allaboutbirds_quiz

This site is full of great pictures and bird calls for a teacher introducing her students to birds and habitats.

Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/bay/cblife/index.html

The Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life website is an instructional resource on submerged aquatic vegetation and other coastal aquatic organisms provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Information, for both students and teachers, is geared to grades 6-12.

Food Chains/Web
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm

Description of food chains and web. Worksheets, games. Students can click and make their own food chain and print it.

Photosynthesis, Energy, and Life
http://www.ftexploring.com/me/me2.html

This site contains information about the flow of energy through living organism.

Food Chains & Food Webs
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm

This site provides information for students on food chains and food webs. There is an external link included that allows students to create their own food web.

The Water Cycle
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html

USGS Water Science page with links to information about the water cycle. Follow a drop of water through the water cycle. Print a place mat showing the water cycle. The site also includes the various changes in states of water.

Weeds Gone Wild: Non-native Species or Alien Plant Invaders
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/

This site provides a compiled national list of invasive plants infesting natural areas throughout the U.S., background information on the problem of invasive species, illustrated fact sheets that include plant descriptions, native range, distribution and habitat in the U.S., management options, suggested alternative native plants, and other information, and selected links to relevant people and organizations.

Science News: Oil Spill
https://student.societyforscience.org/article/unconventional-spill

An article explaining the effects of oil spills and the dangers of getting crude oil to market. This site also includes links to related resources and questions for the teacher to generate discussions and assess student understanding.

World Biomes Map
http://www.worldbiomes.com/biomes_map.htm

This website has an interactive colored map of biomes. Click on the biome names above the map for information and images related to the selected biome.

Missouri Botanical Garden
http://www.mbgnet.net/index.html

This site provides easy-to-read and useful information about and pictures of the world's different types of biomes.

Types of Symbiosis
http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/S/Symbiosis.html

This site explains the interactions between two species that live in close association for long periods.

Interactive Periodic Table of Elements
http://www.webelements.com/

Students can interact with the Periodic Table of Elements at this website.

Interactive Chemistry Crosswords
http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/funstuff/xword/

Chemistry is chiefly concerned with atoms and their interactions with other atoms - for example, the properties of the chemical bonds formed between atoms to create chemical compounds. An acid is a chemical species that donates protons or hydrogen ions and/or accepts electrons. Creative Chemistry has a selection of interactive chemistry crosswords for students. They can play them online or save them to print out and solve later.

Science of Macaroni Salad: What's in a Mixture
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-macaroni-salad-what-s-in-a-mixture-josh-kurz

The video provides a basic understanding of mixtures. The site also includes a quick assessment and discussion question.

Reactants, Products, and Leftovers
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/reactants-products-and-leftovers

Create your own sandwich and then see how many sandwiches you can make with different amounts of ingredients. Do the same with chemical reactions. See how many products you can make with different amounts of reactants. Play a game to test your understanding of reactants, products and leftovers.

Molecule Shapes
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/molecule-shapes

Explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D! How does molecule shape change with different numbers of bonds and electron pairs? Find out by adding single, double or triple bonds and lone pairs to the central atom. Then, compare the model to real molecules!

Build an Atom
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-an-atom

Build an atom out of protons, neutrons, and electrons, and see how the element, charge, and mass change. Then play a game to test your ideas!

Science Games
http://mint.ua.edu/games/

A collection of science games from the Center for Materials for Information Technology.

Chemistry Timeline
http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/timeline/pages/timeline.html

Students enter dates to search for items in the history of chemistry.

History of the Atom
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njGz69B_pUg

Paul Anderson takes students on a tour through the history of the development of modern atomic theory.

Atoms and the Periodic Table
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nge3LrK1S0

Paul Anderson shows how to use the periodic table to determine the structure of an atom of an element.

Molecular Shapes
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/molecule-shapes

This interactive tool allow students to explore molecule shapes by building molecules in 3D. They see how molecule shape changes with different numbers of bonds and electron pairs. The interactive tool can be manipulated by adding single, double or triple bonds and lone pairs to the central atom. **Requires Javascript.

Models of the Hydrogen Atom
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/hydrogen-atom

How did scientists figure out the structure of atoms without looking at them? Try out different models by shooting light at the atom. Check how the prediction of the model matches the experimental results.

When is a molecule polar?
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/molecule-polarity

Polarity is a physical property of compounds which relates other physical properties such as melting and boiling points, solubility, and inter-molecular interactions between molecules. Use this interactive website to change the electronegativity of atoms in a molecule to see how it affects polarity. See how the molecule behaves in an electric field. Change the bond angle to see how shape affects polarity. See how it works for real molecules in 3D.

ChemApp Lite - Chemistry Formula App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chemapp-lite-chemistry-formula/id399194016?mt=8

Allows students to practice writing chemical formulas from a given compound name.

NOVA Elements
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nova-elements/id512772649?mt=8

With this app, you can explore an interactive periodic table, play a game, or watch a video.

pH Scale and Meter Calibration Virtual Lab
http://virtuallab.nmsu.edu/salsa.php

This site features a virtual lab on pH scale and meter calibration. The students create salsa ensuring the pH levels do not go over 4.6 preventing a deadly bacteria from growing.

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Food Dyes
http://collective.chem.cmu.edu/scenario/foodcolor/index.php

This online lab simulation takes students through the steps in analyzing and identifying the dyes used in a powdered drink using chromatography, spectroscopy, dilution of solutions, and calculating solution concentrations.

Calculations Involving Molarity
http://www.sciencegeek.net/APchemistry/APtaters/SolutionConcentration.htm

Students solve progressively more complex molarity problems, type in their answers, and get immediate feedback.

Acid-Base Solutions
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/acid-base-solutions

This interactive website allows students to dip the paper or the probe into solution to measure the pH, or put in the electrodes to measure the conductivity to determine the concentration and strength affect pH. Requires Javascript.

pH Scale
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ph-scale

This website provides an interactive tool where students test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. They can actually visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions in solution, switch between logarithmic and linear scale, and investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH of a substance.

Molecular Polarity
http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/210polarity.html

This webpage presents information on molecular polarity.

States of Matter Simulation
https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/states-of-matter-basics

Interactive Java based simulation for learning about states of matter, atoms, and molecules. Adjust temperatures and substances to view effects on phase or state of matter. "The simulations have been used successfully with homework, lectures, in-class activities, or lab activities. Use them for introduction to concepts, learning new concepts, reinforcement of concepts, as visual aids for interactive demonstrations, or with in-class clicker questions."

Build a Molecule
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-a-molecule

Starting from atoms, see how many molecules you can build. Collect your molecules and see them in 3D!

States of Matter
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/index.html

The three states of matter are visually simulated in animated version.

Introduction to the Mole and Molar Mass
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/chemistry/701

Instructional video with note-taking guide complete with example problems and practice problems. Additional problem worksheets provided, as well as a hands-on lab instruction sheet.

Reaction Identification Practice
http://www.sciencegeek.net/APchemistry/APtaters/ReactionIdentification.htm

This is an online interactive program for practice of identification of reaction types. Students are given immediate feedback.

pH Scale
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/ph-scale

Test the pH of things like coffee, spit, and soap to determine whether each is acidic, basic, or neutral. Visualize the relative number of hydroxide ions and hydronium ions in solution. Switch between logarithmic and linear scales. Investigate whether changing the volume or diluting with water affects the pH. Or you can design your own liquid!

Monatomic and Polyatomic Ions
http://quizlet.com/58687/monatomic-and-polyatomic-ions-flash-cards/

This webpage includes matching games, fill-in-the-blank study activities, flashcards, and a test on Monatomic and Polyatomic Ions--all with feedback for the student.

Molarity
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/molarity

What determines the concentration of a solution? Learn about the relationships between moles, liters, and molarity by adjusting the amount of solute and solution volume. Change solutes to compare different chemical compounds in water.

Balancing Chemical Equations
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balancing-chemical-equations

How do you know if a chemical equation is balanced? What can you change to balance an equation? Play a game to test your ideas.

Experiment with a Helium Balloon
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/balloons-and-buoyancy

Experiment with a helium balloon, a hot air balloon, or a rigid sphere filled with different gases. Discover what makes some balloons float and others sink. Students determine what causes the balloon, rigid sphere, and helium balloon to rise up or fall down in the box by changing the pressure and molecules when teachers preset the conditions. Predict how changing a variable among P, V, T, and number influences the motion of the balloons. Requires Javascript.

Boyle’s Law and Charles’ Law
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=422

This website allows students to observe the movement of particles of an ideal gas at a variety of temperatures for 5 minutes. Students investigate the properties of an ideal gas by performing experiments in which the temperature is held constant (Boyle's Law), and others in which the pressure remains fixed (Charles' Law). The pressure is controlled through the placement of masses on the lid of the container, and temperature is controlled with an adjustable heat source.

Boyle’s Law and Charles’ Law
http://www.explorelearning.com/index.cfm?method=cResource.dspDetail&ResourceID=422

This website allows students to observe the movement of particles of an ideal gas at a variety of temperatures for 5 minutes. Students investigate the properties of an ideal gas by performing experiments in which the temperature is held constant (Boyle's Law), and others in which the pressure remains fixed (Charles' Law). The pressure is controlled through the placement of masses on the lid of the container, and temperature is controlled with an adjustable heat source. Requires Javascript

Introduction to Vectors and Scalars
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/one-dimensional-motion/displacement-velocity-time/v/introduction-to-vectors-and-scalars

This is a Khan Academy video lesson introducing Vector and Scalars. **First video in a four part series on displacement, velocity and time.

Newton's First Law of Motion
http://www.khanacademy.org/science/physics/forces-newtons-laws/newtons-laws-of-motion/v/newton-s-first-law-of-motion-concepts

Khan Academy Youtube podcast on Newton's First Law of Motion (Part 2) presents the concepts of Newton's First Law as an explanation of a quiz.

Physics 402: Newton's 2nd Law
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/physics/402

Physics 402: Newton's 2nd Law. GPB Television Podcast for physics and physical science.

Motion in 1D
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-1d

Explore the forces at work when you try to push a filing cabinet. Create an applied force and see the resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and normal forces).

Torque
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/torque

Investigate how torque causes an object to rotate. Discover the relationships between angular acceleration, moment of inertia, angular momentum and torque

Physics 303: Motion of Falling Objects
http://www.gpb.org/chemistry-physics/physics/303

This is a GBP Television Podcast on the science of motion. The podcast describes the math and science of falling object.

When Pigs Fly! Make Your Own Plane
http://www.usmint.gov/kids/games/whenPigsFly/

Students use this website to construct and fly their own plane. They can compete to see whose plane flies the furthest and longest.

Projectile Motion
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/projectile-motion

This interactive makes learning fun either by teachers demonstrating projectile motion objects or students independently practicing by setting the angle, initial speed, and mass by firing various. Teachers and students can add air resistance to make a game out of this simulation by trying to hit a target.

Forces and Motion
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/forces-and-motion

The interactive tool allows students to explore the forces at work when pushing a filing cabinet. Students create an applied force to determine the resulting friction force and total force acting on the cabinet. Charts show the forces, position, velocity, and acceleration vs. time. View a Free Body Diagram of all the forces (including gravitational and normal forces).

Interactive Projectile Motion
http://phet.colorado.edu/sims/projectile-motion/projectile-motion_en.html

Blast a Buick out of a cannon! Learn about projectile motion by firing various objects. Set the angle, initial speed, and mass. Add air resistance. Make a game out of this simulation by trying to hit a target.

Gravity Launch
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=terrora&act=4

This interactive game challenges students to launch their ship to dock with 1 or more stations in outer space. To do this, the student must select the thrust and angle for their ship to land successfully. THRUST: How much force your rocket ship will use to fly. ANGLE: Set the path you'll take off on your mission. LAUNCH: Blast off.

Light, Prisms, and the Rainbow Connection
http://www.micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/activities/teachers/prisms.html

In this activity, students will work in pairs or in small groups to predict how to best make a rainbow. Cross-curricular extension activities are also included.

Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/onlineresources.html

Online energy education resources include energy activities for kids and materials to help classroom teachers teach about energy.

Can We Save Our Marine Life?
http://marinebio.org/oceans/conservation/

This is a useful tool for teaching the conservation of marine life.

Beach Kids
http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/beachkids/index.cfm

This site contains information on beaches, pollution, water safety, games, parent info on beaches, and other useful links. The game is interactive.

Farm Pond Aquaculture
http://www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/virtualfarm/aquaculture/aquaculture.html

This is a virtual farm that allows students to observe various structures and equipment in growing aquacrops.

Living Things
http://fi.edu/tfi/units/life/

This website identifies plant kingdom divisions through this unit study on living things.

Environmental Graffiti-Plants
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/ecology/invasive-plants-harm-hawaiian-rainforests-help-global-warming/880



ATP Molecule
http://waynesword.palomar.edu/lmexer1a.htm

Diagram of a ATP molecule.

Plants grow towards light
http://www.botanical-online.com/animation8.htm

Animation that displays seed growing towards light from a window.

Power Up!
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?virus=enervia&act=4

In this game, students must provide power to a large city without running out of money or ruining the environment.

Historic Hurricanes
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/outreach/history/

Information about past hurricanes including locations of land fall, paths, damage

Earth's Geosphere
http://www.agiweb.org/earthcomm/geosphere/index.html?State=ALhttp://

Activities and interactive text about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics

The Life Cycle of a Star Applet
http://www.cascaeducation.ca/CSA/CSA_Astro9/files/multimedia/unit2/star_lifecycle/star_lifecycle.html

This applet has been designed to help students gain a better understanding of the life cyle of a star. The cartoon character, Stellar Sam, guides students through the various stages in the lifecycle of stars using an example of a star similar to the Sun, as well as a much more massive star.

Super Sun
http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr162/lect/sun/sunspots.html

Informational material about sun spots and sun weather.

Awesome Auroras
http://ds9.ssl.berkeley.edu/auroras/story.html

Interactive that teaches about Auroras.

Super Solar System
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

Interactive site to assist students in learning about the solar system.

Earth's System Evolution
http://www.agiweb.org/earthcomm/earthsystem/index.html?State=AL

The evolution of the Earth, solar system and climate.

Constellations
http://www.dibonsmith.com/constel.htm

This website provides detailed information about eighty-eight of the most common constellations.

Planets for iPad & iPod
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/planets/id305793334?mt=8

3D guide to the solar system.

Earth, Sun, Moon Quiz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/quiz/q91254328/

The concepts of the Earth, Sun, & Moon are placed in a 10 question quiz to assess mastery.Quiz is computer graded.

Earth, Sun, Moon Activity
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/earth_sun_moon/play/

Concepts of the Earth, Sun, and Moon are identified in this animated video.

Science360 for iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/science360-for-ipad/id439928181?mt=8

Science and engineering images, video, and news feed.

Hubble Top 100 Images for iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hubble-top-100/id426922803?mt=8

Best Hubble images from the universe

History of Our Earth
http://www.extremescience.com/earth.htm

This informative site on the history and age of the Earth gives scientific insight into the geologic history of the planet.

Star Light, Star Bright
http://www.middleschoolscience.com/starclassification.pdf

Students will classify stars in this learning activity.

Back out of the Black Hole
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/black_hole.htm

Interactive site to tach students about Black Holes.

Man the Shuttle
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/mastermind/

Interactive game to run a space shuttle.

Man in the Moon?
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/moon/

Students can view the site to learn about the moon.

You Are What You Drink
http://www.teacherstryscience.org/lp/you-are-what-you-drink

This is a lesson plan for teaching filtration of drinking water.

Chalk Talk: Tragedy of Commons
http://science360.gov/obj/video/a5a0cfa9-dd1b-449b-b557-512d4dfff7c7/chalk-talk-tragedy-commons

Chalk Talk presentation on the Tragedy of Commons. The presentation discusses the effects of common ownership of resources.

How Large is My Ecological Footprint?
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/gfn/page/calculators/

Students take an interactive quiz to determine how large their ecological footprint is and what resources they use the most of. They are able to compare the amount of resources they use to the amount other people use in other parts of the world. The student can then discover ways to reduce their ecological footprint.

Energy Conversions: Fossil Fuels
http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/fossil.htm#how

This website contains information on "fossil fuels" such as coal, oil and gas that have been formed from the organic remains of prehistoric plants and animals. Links are included in the website on the utilization of fossil fuels enabling large-scale industrial development and largely supplanted water-driven mills, as well as the combustion of wood or peat for heat. A quiz is accessible at the end of the informational review.

Understand Your Environment
http://www.agiweb.org/earthcomm/environment/index.html?State=ALhttp://

This site provides information and activities that lead students from an understanding of processes that change the Earth’s surface to the impact of human activity and the ability to modify such changes based on an understanding of the relationships between the physical and human components of the systems.

There's No Place Like Biome
http://www.neok12.com/quiz/ECOSYS05

This game simulates a card matching game that requires students to match a biome to its definition. They can work individually, in pairs, or in groups to create more excitement in the classroom.

Recycle City
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/

Recycle City is an interactive game to explain recycling, reuse, and waste reduction.

Kid Friendly Geology
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-for-kids/

This is an in-depth geology textbook written for kids. Geology is the study of the Earth's surface and substructure. Geologists look at the processes that form terrain and the processes that destroy terrain.

Glaciers
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/glaciers

Adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see the glacier grow and shrink. Use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget.

Shape It Up
http://www.kineticcity.com/mindgames/warper/

An interactive activity that allows students to use forces of nature to change the earth's surface.

DNA Analysis Aids Efforts to Identify New York Disaster Victims
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/09/0919_TVdna.html

This National Geographic news article discusses the use of DNA fingerprinting to identify the victims of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Towers.

Create a DNA Fingerprint
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sheppard/analyze.html

This is an interactive lab activity. Students will solve a crime using a DNA fingerprint created virtually.

CSI Web Adventures
http://forensics.rice.edu/index.html

Five cases to teach students the process of forensic investigations and problem solving.

Forensics- Who Are You?
http://www.thesciencequeen.net/Teachers%20Resources.htm

Website that covers the areas of forensics that is used for identification.

Fighting Crime With Bugs
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/04/0423_040423_tvbugman.html

This National Geographic news article is an interview on forensic entomology with M. Lee Goff, chairman of the forensic science department at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Neuroscience for Kids
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/introb.html#dr

This website describes the scientific effects of numerous drugs on the brain.

Document Fingerprints Could Fight ID Fraud
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/07/0727_050727_documentid.html

This National Geographic News article discusses a laser-based technology that can read and record the unique "fingerprint" found in every piece of paper, cardboard, and plastic.

Understanding the Hardy-Weinberg Principle
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/heredity-and-genetics/v/hardy-weinberg-principle

Understanding the Hardy-Weinberg Principle states that allele and genotype frequencies in a population will remain constant from generation to generation in the absence of other evolutionary influences. KHAN Academy helps students understand allele and genotype frequency in population in Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium.

Hardy-Weinberg Population Genetics and Evolution
http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/labbench/lab8/intro.html

A tutorial of the Hardy-Weinberg equation, interactive problem-solving, and an online lab and lab quiz.

Working out a Punnet Square
http://www.athro.com/evo/gen/punexam.html

This interactive site allows students to work out a Punnet square. Students can work both monohybrid and a dihybrid crosses.

Dragon Genotype to Phenotype
http://biologica.concord.org/webtest1/web_labs_genophenotype.htm

This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype, using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits. By manipulating alleles (genotype), students create corresponding changes in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype). Requires flashplayer.

How To Read A Chromosome
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/chromosomes/

This website goes into detail on how to read a chromosomes, and how traits are recessive and dominate.

Tectonics Plates
http://www.agiweb.org/earthcomm/geosphere/platetectonics/index.html?State=ALhttp://

This is an interactive text about plate tectonics. Learning activities are included within the text.

Plate Tectonics
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/plate-tectonics

Explore how plates move on the surface of the earth. Change temperature, composition, and thickness of plates. Discover how to create new mountains, volcanoes, or oceans!

Rocking with Rocks
http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/diagram.html

Students can complete the Rock Cycle on this interactive site.

A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
http://www.madsci.org/~lynn/VH/

This virtual anatomy site includes cross-sections, some interactives, and 3-D models.

Introduction to the Human Body / Anatomical Terminology
http://www.training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/body/terminology.html

Includes directional terms, planes of the body, and body cavities. Some diagrams are included.

Virtual Body
http://www.medtropolis.com/VBody.asp

Great information and interactives on systems of the human body. The systems included are, brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive track. This is also available in Spanish.

Anatomy Drill and Practice
http://www.wiley.com/college/apcentral/anatomydrill/

This website allows teachers and students to learn anatomical structures and definitions to encourage critical thinking. Click on each term and drag it to its appropriate location. If incorrect, the term will return to its original location. When users have successfully completed Level 1, they will be prompted to continue to Level 2.

Guided Tour: Visible Human
http://www.madsci.org/~lynn/VH/

An interactive guide to learn about anatomical features. Internet connection required.

Introduction to the human body / Cells, Tissues, and Membranes
http://www.training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/cells_tissues_membranes/

This site includes notes, diagrams, interactive dictionary, and a review with interactive quiz.

Tissues of Life
http://www.smm.org/tissues/

This is a student interactive for introducing body tissue. This site also includes other links that can also be used.

Anatomy & Physiology
http://www.training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/cells_tissues_membranes/

A unit for each body system is provided and includes notes, diagrams, interactives, and quizzes.

KidsHealth - My Body
http://kidshealth.org/kid/body/mybody.html

This is an interactive site for human anatomy. This site provides information on various body systems in an easy to understand format that can be used with all students. A Spanish version is also available.

Skin
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/skin-movie.html?tracking=59983_H#cat20580

The functions of the integumentary system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

ThinkQuest: Human Body
http://library.thinkquest.org/5777/tour.htm

A web site of basic human anatomy with interactives. Although this is geared toward elementary grades, it works well for introducing topics or remediation.

Beautiful Bones
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/SSmovie.html

The functions of the bones in the human body are explained in this 90 second video. The video is followed by an interactive article, activity, quiz, and word find.

Label the Skeletal System
http://www.neok12.com/diagram/Skeletal-System-01.htm

Parts of skeletal system are interactively labeled and scored to assess mastery in this interactive "Label the Diagram of the Skeleton."

Study James: Skeletal Systems
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

A slideshow and animations that provides a short overview of the skeletal system. There is also a brief quiz to test your understanding.

Skeletal System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/skeletal-system.htm

A slideshow on the skeletal system is presented and identifies the bone function and structure. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Name that Bone!
http://www.purposegames.com/game/183

Students are timed while they guess a variety of bones in the human skeleton.

Muscular System
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/movies/MSmovie.html#cat20580

The functions of the muscular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Muscular System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/muscular-system.htm

A slideshow on the muscular system and the types of muscles. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

HHMI Virtual neurophysiology lab
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/vlabs/neurophysiology/index.html

In this virtual exercise, students will probe the nervous system of a leech, concentrating on looking at the nerve cells that are responsible for collecting touch information from the skin of the leech to its simple brain. Students will perform an accurate simulated dissection to make part of the nervous system accessible in the first part of the lab, and then use virtual electronic equipment to investigate the electrical activity of individual nerve cells.

Human Body Systems
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/systems.html

Human body systems become familiar as you place organs in the virtual human body based upon the type of body system. Additional information on each body system is provided as reinforcement.

Nerves
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/movies/NSmovie.html

The functions of the nervous system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Code Fred: Survival Mode
http://www.msichicago.org/play/codefred/

Code Fred is an interactive game made available by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. In Code Fred: Survival Mode, students play mini-games to send adrenaline to help Fred run faster, build a blood clot to help heal a wolf bite, prioritize energy intake to the most critical organs, and even fight bacteria invaders after Fred gets sneezed on in the woods. Each mini-game helps Fred run a little farther toward safety. Lose one of these challenges, and Fred's body won't be leaving the woods.

Your Skin & You
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/skindeep/yourskin/yourskin.html

This interactive resource provides an introduction to the basic structure of the skin, information about how the skin protects us, and some information on how to care for the skin. There are four main sections to the resource: Function, Anatomy, Protection, and Care. When you click on one of the main sections, you'll be taken to an enlarged view of that section, which contains several subsections represented by the highlighted ring around the circle. Roll your mouse over the ring to see the subsections. To go to one of the subsections, simply click on it. To move from one of the main sections to another, simply click on one of the red arrows found by the ring.

Resources for Science Learning
http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/CVHTML/CV001.html

This resource can be used to show actual pictures of organs that are found in the body. It can be used as an introductory to a particular system in the body.

Beating Heart
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/CSmovie.html

The functions of the cardiovascular system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Circulatory System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/circulatory-system.htm

StudyJams has an animated video on the flow of blood to and from the heart and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

The Pulse is Right
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?act=2&virus=sciencegym

This learning activity takes students through taking their heart beat from a resting stage through various levels of exercise.

Build-A-Body: Digestive System Game
http://www.brainpop.com/games/buildabodydigestivesystem/

SpongeLab's drag-and-drop game is an interactive way for students to learn about the human digestive system.

Digestive System
http://www.quia.com/mc/66042.html

This interactive game allows students to complete an online game matching the parts of the digestive system with their functions.

The Digestive System
http://sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/systems.html

In this activity, Arnold is missing organs from four major body systems. It is the student’s job to put the digestive organs back into the body in the correct location. In the activity screen, Arnold’s body is on the left and the organs are on the right. When students hit the Play button, the name of an organ system will appear at the bottom of the screen. If students drag an organ that doesn’t belong, all the organs pop.

Digestive System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/digestive-system.htm

A slideshow on the digestive system and the types of organs involved in the digestive process. A quiz is provided as a assessment.

Waiting to Exhale
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/RSmovie.html

The functions of the respiratory system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Respiration Relay
http://www.kineticcity.com/controlcar/activity.php?act=3&virus=sciencegym

This learning activity gives a group of students instructions on how to reenact how oxygen gets from the air to the different parts of the body that need it.

Urinary System
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/movies/USmovie.html#cat20580

The functions of the urinary system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Endocrine System
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/movies/ESmovie.html

The functions of the endocrine system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Immune System
http://kidshealth.org/kid/htbw/ISmovie.html

The functions of the immune system come to life in this animated video. The video is followed by an interactive article, quiz, activity, and word find.

Immune System Study Jam
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/digestive-system.htm

This is a slideshow identifying the parts of your immune system and how these parts work together to defend your body against diseases. A quiz is provided as an assessment.

What are Corals and Coral Reefs?
http://www.coris.noaa.gov/about/what_are/

This website discusses the types of coral reefs and their ecosystem. It also includes pictures and diagrams.

Amazing Reef Interactive Activity
http://sea.sheddaquarium.org/sea/interactive_module.asp?id=20#

The website provides an interactive movie where students make an animated film about life on a coral reef. They choose an exciting story, cast colorful characters, animate the movie then add music and titles to complete their movie project. Students can even keep it by downloading it to your own computer.

Creatures of Light
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/creatures-of-light/id528261564?mt=8

This companion app for the popular new exhibition Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence offers a close look at some of the extraordinary organisms that produce light. Enjoy interactive animations, photo galleries, and videos that reveal the beauty of this amazing natural phenomenon, how it works, and how scientists study it.

Checklist of Marine Flora and Fauna at Seaside Park-Bridgeport, Connecticut
http://www1bpt.bridgeport.edu/~robert/seaside.htm

This site features both scientific and common names of flora and fauna at Seaside Park in Connecticut. This resource is presented by the University of Bridgeport.

Living in a Coral Reef
http://marinebio.org/oceans/coral-reefs.asp

This website provides information on the various types of reefs across the world, how they are constructed, and how population plays into the deconstruction. It also has a video on coral reefs and climate change.

Be Afraid! Be Very Afraid!
http://www.purposegames.com/game/dont-be-affraid-quiz

Students play a game to match creatures with their corresponding phobia. This allows students to identify and use scientific terms in Latin and Greek. Students can also brainstorm specific names of creatures in each phobia.

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