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K - 5

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.

Source of Light and Heat
http://www.hometrainingtools.com/articles/prek2-light-teaching-tip.html

This is information on how to teach this concept.

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.

The Sun's Energy
http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/lesson-plans/50-minute-lessons-sorted-by-grade/?page_id=615?&passid=119

This lesson also allows students to connect the idea that the sun heats up land, air, and water.

Animal Coverings
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=629



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

Circle Time Activities
http://www.brighthubeducation.com/pre-k-and-k-lesson-plans/3878-circle-time-activities-and-ideas/

This is a circle time lesson plan. It includes a morning song, months of the year, and days of the week.

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.

Matching Animals to Its Natural Habitat
http://funschool.kaboose.com/preschool/amazing-animals/games/game_animal_homes.html

This is a fun game to help students learn to match animals to their natural habitats.

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.

Kdi Zone - Animal Habitats
http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/animalhabitats.gif

Activity page matching animals to their habitats

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

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

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

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

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

Teaching Heart
http://www.teachingheart.net/weather.htm

This lesson has plans to make a weather vane to locate wind direction.

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.

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.

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.

Magnets stick to...
http://www.eduplace.com/science/hmxs/ps/moda1/sections/sect1.html

Teacher ideas & activity sheets answering question: "What sticks to a magnet?"

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

Ed Heads - Simple Machines
http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/glossary.htm#c

Listing and description of simple machines, including examples

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.

Flowering Plants
https://voicethread.com/?#q+plants.b227337

Flowering plants, or angiosperms—described taxonomically as the division Magnoliophyta—are the largest grouping within the plant kingdom (Kingdom Plantae)in terms of the numbers of described species. Approximately 260,000 species of flowering plants have been named so far, constituting nearly 90% of all known species of plants. The distinctive feature of this group is the flower, a cluster of highly-specialized leaves which participate in reproduction.

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!

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.

National Geographic Xpeditions
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/gk2/threepigs.html

This lesson teaches students some of the basics of earthquakes and volcanoes . It also asks them to think about how people living in cities and suburbs must plan ahead by constructing sturdy buildings and preparing their homes and themselves for the possibility of a natural disaster.

Sun, Moon, and Earth
http://my-ecoach.com/online/teacherguide.php?projectid=2331

This website has a computer theme lesson on the relationship of the earth, sun and moon.

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).

Are You in Space?
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/lessonplans/space.html

Lesson plans to teach about space.

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.

Physical and Chemical Changes
http://www.iit.edu/~smile/ch9312.html

This is a variety of experiments to demonstrate physical and chemical changes.

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.

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.

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.

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

Photosynthesis
http://plants.pppst.com/photosynthesis.html

Website with PowerPoint for photosynthesis, plants and others

How plant and animals help each other
http://schools.bcsd.com/fremont/4th_Sci_Life_Plant_Animals.htm

This page will help students understand how many plants depend on animals for pollination and seed dispersal, and animals depend on plants for food .

Brain Pop Jr. - Plant Life Cycle
http://www.brainpopjr.com/science/plants/plantlifecycle/grownups.weml

Information & activities on plant life cycles

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.

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

Chart for classifying animals, including body coverings

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

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

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.

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

Information for disaster safety, quizzes, audio and video clips are provided. Resources are also provided for teachers.

Let's Have Some R & R: Recycle and Reuse
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/lessonplans/earth/recycling.html

This lesson plan will teach kids about the importance of recycling. Try some fun recycling activities as children learn some important concepts along the way.

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.

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

Classifying Animals
http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/animalstwo.php

Lesson about how animals are classified by locomotion and covering.

Food Chain
http://www.picadome.fcps.net/technology/curriculum-links/food-chain

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!

Teacher Vision - Animal Adaptations
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/tv/printables/Beak_Adaptations.pdf

Printable activity, lesson plan, etc. on beak adaptations

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!

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.

National Geographic Xpeditions
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g35/earthquakes.html

This website has a lesson with volcanoes and earthquakes.

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

Facts and photos on the planets

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

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

This is a PowerPoint explaining mass versus weight.

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.

Sink or Float?
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/sink-or-float/

This site allows students to complete a learning activity to test if items will sink or float.

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.

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.

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.

Solar Power
http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/lesson-plans/?page_id=615?&passid=125

Locating the best location for collecting solar power.

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.

The Optics
http://library.thinkquest.org/C003776/ingles/teachers/experiments.htm

Teachers can use this plethora of experiments to deepen students' knowledge of the science of optics.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

From Sea to Shining Sea: Exploring America's Ocean Realms
http://nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g68/s2ssmap.pdf

This student reproducible, which accompanies several Xpeditions lessons, features information about 12 unique marine ecosystems. A map, glossary and more accompanies the information about the Mariana Trench, Beaufort Sea, Gulf of Mexico and other locales.

Latitude and Longitude
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Llatlong.htm

This lesson is an introduction to coordinates on a sphere. It discusses how latitude and longitude define locations on Earth, and similarly, how declination and right ascension define locations on the celestial sphere. Also introduces systems of time-keeping, e.g. local solar time, time zones, universal time and the International Date Line.

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.

Predicting Paths/Evacuations
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Students will evaluate the weather conditions and history of current storms. They will predict the path the hurricane will take. The students will hold "town meetings" in making decisions about ordering evacuations.

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

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

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.

Get of the Gulf!
http://teachoceanscience.net/teaching_resources/ocean_science_curriculum/ocean_waters/ocean_water_movement/take_ride_on_the_gulf_stream/

This lesson plan teaches students about the gulf stream.

Going Global
http://teacherknowledge.wikispaces.com/Global+winds+and+circulation+cells+lesson

This resource is a lesson plan to teach Global Winds.

National Weather Service
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/national.php?thumbs=on

Current information on weather warnings for the entire country. Satellite images and weather information is also provided.

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.

A Disaster in the Making
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20060417monday.html

This is a writing assignment for students to compare the effects of natural disasters. Questions are included as well as a video clip. An internet connection is required.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Learning about Water & Watersheds
http://www.mrsoshouse.com/water/watersindex.html

Activities to incorporate in lessons about water & watersheds.

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

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

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

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

Great explanation of plate tectonics (includes diagrams).

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.

Sea Secrets
http://smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/ocean/secrets/stupage.html

All lesson plans in the Ocean Planet online curriculum kit (including student activity pages, step by step procedures, and teacher answer keys) are available in the Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

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.

Happening Hydrosphere
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/activity/our-hydrosphere/?ar_a=1

This resource is an activity to teach students about the hydrosphere.

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.

Who Eats Who in the Antarctic?
http://www.globalclassroom.org/antarct7.html

This site includes the list of animals in the Antarctic and what they eat; food chains in the Antarctic; detailed descriptions are provided along with activities.

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.

Biome Jigsaw Group Activity
http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/pattymcginnis/502/jigsaw.html

The world's land areas are categorized as a biome which is a large geographical area that has a specific climate and distinctive plants and animals. In this activity students will be working in groups to learn enough about a particular biome to teach it to others.

Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class.net/archive/science-class/Astronomy/Seasons.htm

This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Phases of the Moon
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/telling-time-by-the-light-of-the-moon.cfm

This student activity helps them learn the phases of the moon. They will also learn how they can use the moon’s position relative to the horizon and to the sun to determine the approximate hour of the night.

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

Information and simulation of the phases of the moon.

Telling Time by the Light of the Moon!
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/telling-time-by-the-light-of-the-moon.cfm

Lesson plan teaching solar time, moon phases, and angular distance between an observer and celestial object.

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.

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.

Black Hole
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/black-holes-the-ultimate-abyss.cfm

This is a lesson plan on black holes.

My Life as a STAR!
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/understanding-the-universe.cfm

Lesson plan teaching the life cycle of a star.

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.

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

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

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 and Organelles
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/cells.htm

This website is an interactive site where students demonstrate knowledge of facts learned from direct instruction

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.

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.

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.

Adopt an Insect
http://www.sciencespot.net/Pages/adinsless.html

This website provides various lesson plans for teaching insects.

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://plants.pppst.com/photosynthesis.html

Website with PowerPoint for photosynthesis, plants and others

Flowering Plants
https://voicethread.com/?#q+plants.b227337

Flowering plants, or angiosperms—described taxonomically as the division Magnoliophyta—are the largest grouping within the plant kingdom (Kingdom Plantae)in terms of the numbers of described species. Approximately 260,000 species of flowering plants have been named so far, constituting nearly 90% of all known species of plants. The distinctive feature of this group is the flower, a cluster of highly-specialized leaves which participate in reproduction.

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.

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.

Meiotic Divisions
http://www.cellsalive.com/meiosis.htm

Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.

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.

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.

Mendel and Genetic Crosses
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/using-genetic-crosses-analyze-stickleback-trait

This unique teacher tool supplies the teacher with teacher materials, student handouts, and activity cards to explore genetic crosses in the stickleback fish.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
http://education.jlab.org/frost/

Twenty two different experiments with liquid nitrogen to use in class or as demonstrations with your class.

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 Laws: action and reaction
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/661.html

This site has several mini-labs for Newton's Laws of motion and allows students to observe, collect data, and form hypotheses also.

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.

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

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


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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.

General Chemistry Online
http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/index.shtml

This website, presented by the Chemistry Department at Frostburg State University, contains information and resources for those studying chemistry. Some of the features include a database of chemical compounds, lecture notes, tutorials, a glossary, and a chemistry trivia quiz.

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.

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.

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.

Mixed Reception - A Chemistry Murder Mystery
http://chemcollective.org/mr/index.php

Students use scientific method and chemistry knowledge to solve a mysterious death. Requires Flash Player and QuickTime, OR you may request a free cd of the activity and classroom materials for offline use.

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.

Lesson Plans Page
http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceDistinguishSolidLiquidAndGas24.htm

This website has lessons for distinguishing between solids, liquids and gases.

Liquid Nitrogen Demonstrations
http://education.jlab.org/frost/

Twenty two different experiments with liquid nitrogen to use in class or as demonstrations with your class.

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.

Newton's Laws: action and reaction
http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/661.html

This site has several mini-labs for Newton's Laws of motion and allows students to observe, collect data, and form hypotheses also.

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.

Catch The Light
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/light/star-light-index.html

Website contains lesson plans and standards for teaching light waves, and the electromagnetic spectrum.

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.

Cockroach Beatbox
http://www.ted.com/talks/the_cockroach_beatbox.html

TED Ed presentation using a dissected cockroach attached to electrodes. We are able to watch what happens as its brain receives and transmits electric currents.

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?

Sink or Float?
http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/sink-or-float/

This site allows students to complete a learning activity to test if items will sink or float.

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.

The Real Bionic Man
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/programs/therealbionicman/#obj

This website provides lesson plans and activities to help students understand artificial parts that are implanted in humans.

Educational Resources on Photosynthesis for Teachers and Students
http://photoscience.la.asu.edu/photosyn/education.html

This web page, from Arizona State University, features an extensive list of links to resources that discuss photosynthesis at varying degrees of complexity.

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.

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

This is a GPB Television Podcast on the Scientific Method

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.

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

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: Light Reactions and Photophosphorylation
https://www.khanacademy.org/science/biology/photosynthesis/v/photosynthesis---light-reactions-and-photophosphorylation

KHAN Academy light reactions within a thylakoid of a plant cell. The video includes the excited electron releasing energy throughout the membrane to generate ATP and NADPH.

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

Cells and Organelles
http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio104/cells.htm

This website is an interactive site where students demonstrate knowledge of facts learned from direct instruction

Immune System: Problem Sets
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/immunology/tutorials/immunology/main.html

Immunology assessments on an introduction to immunology.

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 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.

Meiotic Divisions
http://www.cellsalive.com/meiosis.htm

Meiosis is important in assuring genetic diversity in sexual reproduction. Use this interactive animation to follow Meiosis I (reduction division) and Meiosis II in a continuous sequence or stop at any stage and review critical events.

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!

Modeling Mendel's Pea Experiment
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1996/nolin_pea.html

This modeling activity allows students to discover for themselves what Mendel uncovered in his famous pea experiments. It is an excellent introduction to Mendelian genetics which generates discussion and stimulates interest in Mendel's principles. Students are encouraged to use the same observation and critical thinking skills that Mendel used. Hands-on activities, simulations, inquiry labs, and group/cooperative learning are used.

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.

Mendel and Genetic Crosses
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/using-genetic-crosses-analyze-stickleback-trait

This unique teacher tool supplies the teacher with teacher materials, student handouts, and activity cards to explore genetic crosses in the stickleback fish.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Protein Synthesis
http://www.biostudio.com/demo_freeman_protein_synthesis.htm

This website gives teachers an interactive animated video to demonstrate protein synthesis when teaching genetics.

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.

Classifying and Sequencing: Introduction
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0182-JimMariner/index.html

Classifying and sequencing are fundamental skills in a scientist's repertoire. This series of activities leads students to exercise observational skills to identify characteristics in sets of "organisms" that enable the set to be divided dichotomously into subsets using both single and multiple characters. Students develop dichotomous schemes and keys to both imaginary and real populations. In addition, some criteria can be used to sequence the members of a population.

Bacteria Wanted Poster Research Project
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0210-JoyceCalo/index.html

In this lesson, students research a bacterial pathogen and produce a wanted poster of the organism.

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.

Kudzu
http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pumo1.htm

This is an article about how kudzu can be harmful to the environment.

Helpful Fungus
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/2006/jan/071801.htm

This is an article that describes how this fungus is helpful to the environment.

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.

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.

Evolution: Teacher's Guide
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/educators/teachstuds/tguide.html

This 40-page curriculum guide on evolution includes worksheets and links to videos.

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.

Animal Defense Against Predators
http://www.life.umd.edu/grad/mlfsc/res/AnimalDefensevsPredators.ppt

Discusses chemical defense, mimicry and camouflage.

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.

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.

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.

Ecology and Biome Unit
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEC/AEF/1996/tomlinson_ecology.html

A lesson plan for an ecology and biome unit, including day-by-day activities and projects.

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

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

Design an Ecosystem
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0079-KarinWesterling/index.html

In this simulation activity, students create a simple, imaginary ecosystem. They describe the interrelations between the species inhabiting the ecosystem and their physical environment. Then, they imagine an alteration in their environment and project the impact that such a change would have on the organisms living in their ecosystem. Finally, they write an environmental impact statement suggesting ways to mitigate the effects of the change.

A Disaster in the Making
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20060417monday.html

This is a writing assignment for students to compare the effects of natural disasters. Questions are included as well as a video clip. An internet connection is required.

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.

Beowulf and the Bog
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0069-PamelaDuncan/description.html

This is a transdisciplinary unit that incorporates the ancient English literature poem, Beowulf, with community ecology and the concepts of primary hydrarch succession. Students in a literature class study the literary aspects of Beowulf while students in biology study succession and ecology. The two classes are joined for a trip to a wetland system known as a bog which was the probable setting for the Old English poem. This unit was developed in conjunction with an English Literature instructor named Richard J. McNally.

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.

Google Maps Ocean Street View
https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview/oceans?gl=us

This site offers a view of Google Earth from an underwater angle of the oceans. Students can view coral reefs and the wildlife living there as well as groups of sea lions playing in the waters around the Galapagos Islands.

Biome Jigsaw Group Activity
http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/pattymcginnis/502/jigsaw.html

The world's land areas are categorized as a biome which is a large geographical area that has a specific climate and distinctive plants and animals. In this activity students will be working in groups to learn enough about a particular biome to teach it to others.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Solutions Unit Plan
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/contributions/view/3745

Includes online simulations, clicker questions, student handouts, and labs

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.

Molecular Polarity
http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/210polarity.html

This webpage presents information on molecular polarity.

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!

Reactions and Rates
http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/reactions-and-rates

The website provides an interactive tool where users explore what makes a reaction happen by colliding atoms and molecules. Teachers and students may design experiments with different reactions, concentrations, and temperatures. When are reactions reversible? What affects the rate of a reaction?

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!

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

Chemical Equilibria Concept Test
http://chemcollective.org/activities/tests/chem_equil/CTequil

This is a pre-made AP-level equilibria test.

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.

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).

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.

Learning about Water & Watersheds
http://www.mrsoshouse.com/water/watersindex.html

Activities to incorporate in lessons about water & watersheds.

Can We Save Our Marine Life?
http://marinebio.org/oceans/conservation/

This is a useful tool for teaching the conservation of marine life.

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.

The Sun's Energy
http://mynasadata.larc.nasa.gov/lesson-plans/50-minute-lessons-sorted-by-grade/?page_id=615?&passid=119

This lesson also allows students to connect the idea that the sun heats up land, air, and water.

Earth's Geosphere
http://www.agiweb.org/earthcomm/geosphere/index.html?State=ALhttp://

Activities and interactive text about earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics

National Weather Service
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/view/national.php?thumbs=on

Current information on weather warnings for the entire country. Satellite images and weather information is also provided.

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.

The Greenhouse Effect
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/thermo/grnhse.html

Explains the Greenhouse Effect and how it is related to Global Warming and Climate Change. Includes a number of charts and diagrams, as well as embedded links to additional related resources and explanations. *Georgia State University

Earth's System Evolution
http://www.agiweb.org/earthcomm/earthsystem/index.html?State=AL

The evolution of the Earth, solar system and climate.

Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class.net/archive/science-class/Astronomy/Seasons.htm

This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

Hubble Top 100 Images for iPad
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hubble-top-100/id426922803?mt=8

Best Hubble images from the universe

Black Hole
http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/black-holes-the-ultimate-abyss.cfm

This is a lesson plan on black holes.

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.

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.

This I Believe: Science
http://writingfix.com/I_Pod_Prompts/This_I_Believe3.htm

Students write "This I Believe" essays about the ocean. Students will listen to a podcast from Science Friday on the "State of the Oceans" as a springboard for writing.

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.

CSI: Web Adventures
http://forensics.rice.edu/en/Fun-Stuff/Educators-Guide.html

Learning the steps of crime scene investigating.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

Autopsy of a Dill Pickle
http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0072-KatharineNoonan/description.html

This activity is adapted from "Dissect a Pickle" by Doug Bunch. In this activity students learn anatomical terms and directions with reference to a pickle (transformed into human form with toothpicks). The three stages of a formal autopsy are followed. A student worksheet is included.

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.

Measuring Obesity
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/measuring-obesity

Explore the various methods that are used to determine the amount of fat on a person.

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.

Angiogenesis: Cancer & Tumor Growth
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/angiogenesis

Video exploration of the growth of a cancerous tumor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gender-Testing in Athletes
http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/gender-testing-athletes

Gender determination exercise that allows students to view the role of science through a current topic.

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.

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.

Garden of Eden
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/teachers/activities/2714_eden.html

In this classroom activity, students invent an organism with adaptations to fit a niche and determine its impact on populations.

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