K-12 Science Sites
Gina Otto

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ADVENTURES OF HERMAN THE WORM - http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms/
Herman is a red worm that lives in a bin and eats his weight in garbage every day.  Of course not just any garbage, but specifically fruit, vegetables, tea bags, egg shells, newspapers, and coffee grounds.  As he eats, he leaves behind valuable castings that can be used as fertilizer in the garden.  Learn all about him and his cousin the earthworm, and how to build a worm bin at home or in your classroom.

<>AFTER THE ROCKET - https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/zoom/
A great rocket activity. Also other great videos and activities.

AMAZON INTERACTIVE -  http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html
Learn about the people and geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Plan and manage a locally-controlled ecotourism project. Can you make ecotourism sustainable? (Fourth grade to adult)

<>ANIMAL BYTES (SAN DIEGO ZOO) - http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/index.html
The site is divided into reptiles, birds, insects and spiders, mammals, and amphibian and is a quick way to find information on a variety of these topics, the habitats, continent of origina and how to care for them.

ANIMAL PICTURES ARCHIVE - http://AnimalPicturesArchive.com/
From Bioinfo, over 16,000 images posted specifically for educational use. Most of the images in this archive were downloaded from the newsgroups.

ASK DR. SCIENCE - http://www.drscience.com/
Heard daily on radio stations and seen in 3D at DotComix website, you can have his question sent to you by email or read it on the Internet.  Check out the Mystery Theatre, or submit a question, or read previous questions.  The information is amazing!!

aBBC SCIENCE HUMAN BODY - http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/
this site is an archive and no longer updated.  But...A rich site that covers a variety of topics using multiple approaches (factual text, flash movies, interactive quizzes). Sections include: Interactive body (organs game, skeleton game, muscle game, nervous system game, puberty demo); Psychological tests (Can you read faces? What disgusts you? Are you a thrill seeker?); and printable versions for handouts. No longer updated but bench marks on line.

B-EYE - http://andygiger.com/science/beye/beyehome.html
Like most other insects, the honey bee...has compound eyes [and]there are differences between the bee's view of the world and ours. " This site shows you 18 images to view through the B-Eye

BIOLOGY IN MOTION - http://www.biologyinmotion.com/
Start with intestinal gas cartoons with explanations, and you are on your way. Find out why eating lunch is like recharging your batteries, or do it yourself re: evolution.  Fun! Tips for teachers included.


BIOLOGY LESSON PLANS - http://www.ngsslifescience.com/biology_lesson_plans.html

The site offers biologyteachers engaging biology experiments and labs, including DNA experiments, ecology labs and more.

BIOMES OF THE WORLD - http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/
What's it like where you live? Six terrestrial biomes (rainforests, desert, tundra, grasslands, taiga, and temperate) are covered in depth in these attractive pages from the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Each biome topic includes pages on  plants and animals, a photo gallery and a links section.  Freshwater and marine ecosystems have their own sections (look for the text links at the top of each page.) Easy text and beautiful photos make this great site for elementary and middle-school report writers.

<>BIOZONE - http://www.biozone.co.nz/links.html
BioZone is hosted by a New Zealand publishing house that offers high quality teaching materials to teachers and students. Resources are updated annually and include a comprehensive collection of hotlists of resources from animal behavior to space biology with subcategories and a search function for ease of use.

BIZARRE LABS: THE PAGE THAT DRIPPED SLIME - http://bizarrelabs.com/slime.htm
A FUN SITE.  Non-Newtonian fluids get their name from the fact that they do not fit Newton's laws of how true liquids behave (specifically, in how they react to shearing forces). Fluids sometimes behave like liquids and sometimes like solids. Quicksand, gelatin, and ketchup are a few examples. So is the slime recipe presented here, along with explanations of some of the science principles at work. "The thing that makes this particular slime work is the bonding of polyvinylacetate (PVAC) molecules by the Borax (sodium tetraborate). The molecules (polymers) are long to begin with, and they are tangled, which is why the glue is so viscous."

BLACK HOLE GANG - http://www.blackholegang.com/ Online science fiction with built-in Science applications including hidden links about Einstein, bats and rainforests

BrainPOP - http://www.brainpop.com/
Elementary and middle school site featuring animated movies that explain matters of health, science, and technology. This site offers useful information in kid-friendly packaging.  You'll need to load the Shockwave Flash movies.

BUGGUIDE - http://bugguide.net/node/view/15740
An online community of naturalists have given us info on identification and images for insects, spiders and their kin in the U.S. and Canada. Check it out.
<> BUILD THE VIRTUAL FROG - http://www-itg.lbl.gov/vfrog/builder.html
“Building a frog can be harder than it looks.” Be sure to click on the Guide.  This activity was suggested as a great follow up to Froguts (a Blue Web’n pick from April of 2002) and the Virtual Frog Dissection Kit at http://www-itg.lbl.gov/vfrog/ . Students can read the guide and take the hints that appear after a few wrong moves.

CHEM4KIDS - http://www.chem4kids.com/
Designed for students, covering topics such as Matter, Atoms, Elements, Reactions, Key Topics and Mathematics

CHEMISTRY DRILL AND PRACTICE TUTORIALS - http://science.widener.edu/svb/tutorial/startbalancerxns.html
You can check out chemical reactions.  Use the online tutorials to practice basic skills and concepts developed by George Wiger at Cal State.

<>CLIMATOLOGIST'S TOOLBOX - http://whyfiles.org/021climate/index.html
"How do scientists measure climate or look back in time to see what climate was like long ago?" Find out how scientists are learning from tree rings, ice cores, and volcanos, and how they use this data to become better forecasters.
  <>COMIC BOOK PERIODIC TABLE - hhttp://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/.
Creative combination of comic book heroes paired with elements on an interactive periodic table; lots of solid facts too.

COW'S EYE DISSECTION - http://www.exploratorium.edu/learning_studio/cow_eye/
Presented by San Francisco's Exploratorium, step-by-step online dissection of a cow eye -  The material presented here is meant not to replace the act of dissecting a cow's eye, but rather to enhance the experience.

CREATIVE CHEMISTRY - https://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/gcse
Creative Chemistry offers worksheets, teaching modules, teaching notes, and fun activities. There are over two hundred pages of question sheets, practical guides, chemistry puzzles, interactive revision quizzes, molecular models, and the "Tune-up Garage" to help improve science investigations. There is an entire section devoted to Molecules. Requires Java.

DENNIS KUNKLE'S MICROSCOPY - http://www.DennisKunkel.com
STOCK MICROSCOPIC IMAGES. Science and Photography through a microscope, the images have a zoom in quality.   You may use the images on web pages and handouts.  But use of the images in any form requires the prior written consent by Dennis Kunkel. Use of images in Web Sites requires prior approval, display of copyright on each page containing images and a link to Dennis Kunkel's URL (http://www.pbrc.hawaii.edu/kunkel).

DINOSAURS - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/dinosaurs/

More great links to all things dinosaurs by Barbara J. Feldman.

DIVE AND DISCOVER  - http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/
Expeditions to the sea floor. Although you can't join scientists as they dive to the mid-ocean ridge thousands of meters deep or explore towering underwater volcanoes, black smokers, and bizarre creatures that live there. You can see the videos and discover what the divers saw. Interesting.The last voyage was May 2021.

DNA INTERACTIVE - http://www.dnai.org/
This has a fully interactive examination of higher-level principles including the mapping of the human genome. Be sure to check out myDNAi - an online teaching community that allows you to use personalized web pages, and a Lesson Builder tool, as well as the opportunity to share ideas and resources with other teachers online. Registration is free.

<> DO SCIENCE - http://www.doscience.com/act_archive/index.html
The fun experiments archived here can be conducted at a restaurant, home or at school. Most of the experiments you find on this web site are shortened versions of activities from a book entitled, While You're Waiting for the Food to Come.

EARTH AND MOON VIEWER - http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe. Images can be generated based on a full-color image of the Earth by day and night, a topographical map of the Earth, up-to-date weather satellite imagery, or a composite image of cloud cover superimposed on a map of the Earth, or a color composite which shows clouds, land and sea temperatures, and ice. Expert mode allows you additional control over the generation of the image. You can compose a custom request with frequently-used parameters and save it as a hotlist.

EARTHQUAKES - https://earthquake.usgs.gov/
USGS site on studying earthquakes, safety precautions, and the latest updates on earthquake activity.

EASY SCIENCE FOR KIDS - http://easyscienceforkids.com/

If you love science, you’ve come to the right place for Easy Science for Kids at Home, homeschooling, kindergarten or after-school enhancement programs. Enhance your students’ development with fun science facts, science activities, science videos, FREE downloadable science worksheets and interactive science quizzes. Check out the egg drop project, circular motion, or epidemiology. Activities are arranged by grade level.

ELECTRICITY FOR KIDS - https://www.towerelectricbikes.com/electricity-for-kids
This site recommended by MB’s daughter Hannah whose Girl Scout troop was working on their 'Think Like an Engineer' Badge as part of the STEM series, and after using this site, suggested this page and ‘Engineering Games and Projects’ below, which “helped a bunch!” Fun experiments, free games and more. Includes worksheets, circuit building, experiments, Lego inspired play dough ,and other fun things for the budding scientist.

ELECTRICITY THEATER - http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/toe.html
Boston Museum of Science online exhibit includes sparks, touching lightning, tesla coils, video and picture galleries and resources.

THE ELECTRONIC ZOO - http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm
One of the best sites for information on all types of animals.

ENCHANTED LEARNING - http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/Home.html
Lots of science stuff for the young learner, including astronomy, butterflies, rainforests, whales, sharks, dinosaurs and geology.  You can become a member, but there are still neat things on the site. Software available also.

ENCHANTED LEARNING: EARTH'S SEASONS - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Seasons.shtml
Elementary students will learn the terms solstice and equinox, and understand why we have four seasons. There are variety of printable worksheets including an Earth's Seasons Quiz, a Seasons Word Pieces Puzzle, and a Four Seasons Printout to label. Lots of craft ideas too.

cENGINEERING GAMES AND PROJECTS - https://www.titlemax.com/engineering-games-and-projects-from-titlemax-com/
This site recommended by MB’s daughter Hannah whose Girl Scout troop was working on their 'Think Like an Engineer' Badge as part of the STEM series. Engineering is a field that focuses on creating and using scientific and technological solutions to problems, such as machines, programs, or structures. Links include Aerospace Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Environmental Engineers, chemical and Biological Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Agricultural Engineers, Electrical engineers, software Engineers, and Engineering games.

ENVIRONMENTAL INQUIRY - http://ei.cornell.edu/
The mission of Environmental Inquiry (EI) is to support teaching and learning about the environmental sciences through teacher education, curriculum research and development, and scientific inquiry by students and teachers in grades 7-16. This site offers resources to aid development of meaningful research projects in the areas of toxicology, watersheds, ecology and biodegradation.

ERIK WEISSTEIN'S SCIENTIFIC BIOGRAPHIES - http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/
Cross-referenced entries of 209 figures and counting...great.

eSKELETONS  - http://www.eskeletons.org/
The eSkeletons Project website is devoted to the study of human and primate comparative anatomy. It offers a unique set of digitized versions of skeletons in 2-D and 3-D in full color, animations, and much supplemental information. The user can navigate through the various regions of the skeleton and view all orientations of each element along with muscle and joint information. eSkeletons enables you to view the bones of both human and non-human primates ranging from the gorilla to the tiny mouse lemur. All of the large apes are represented as well as other species from different parts of the world. Many of these primates are rare or endangered species.

An inquiry based science curriculum for K-6. Also an additional lesson: Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground astronomy activity for 2-6 grades.  Fun site with links for resources.

EXPLORATORIUM - http://www.exploratorium.edu/
This is a fun site.  Go to Try This and make geodesic forms with gumdrops, make a bubble bomb, a pinhole camera, etc.  From the book of the same name, you can click on a plethora of science experiments (all ages) with explicit directions.  Or, try the Accidental Scientist and get info on food.
EXPLORATORIUM: FROGS - http://www.exploratorium.edu/frogs/
Visit The Exploratorium museum of San Francisco to enjoy the well-written articles, illustrated with photos and video clips.  The lead feature,  The Amazing  Adaptable Frog, is a must see, as is the click-and-hear (ribbit, ribbit) Frog Tracker exhibit.  Venture beyond biology with Tales and Tours, where you can become acquainted with Frog City, Louisiana or learn about Frog Myths Across Cultures.

EXPLORE INVENTION - http://invention.smithsonian.org/home/
The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.  Click on CenterPieces, a collection of interactive study units, such as The Quartz Watch, The Electric Guitar, and Whole Cloth ("Discovering Science and Technology through American Textile History."). Classroom curriculum found under Short Cuts will be of interest for teachers, and everyone will like the Windows and Macintosh screensaver that features toys invented by Jerome Lemelson.
Very Cool site... great site to get information to jazz up your science unit and make the students go WOW!

FORENSIC-ENTOMOLOGY.COM  - http://www.forensic-entomology.com/
Forensic Entomology is the knowledge of insects used to aid legal investigations. The creators of this website are consultants in forensic entomology, but also explain how insects at a crime scene can offer clues.  Learn about the life cycle of insects, protocol (how to observe the scene and collect specimens), the equipment you need to work with, and how to ship specimens.

<> THE FROGGY PAGE - http://www.frogsonice.com/froggy/
Virtual Frogginess, from the silly to the scientific, plus great frog clip art, sounds, origami frogs, jokes, etc.

FROM WINDMILLS TO WHIRLIGIGS - http://www.smm.org/sln/vollis/
A unique science and art connection to wind; presented by the Science Museum of Minnesota, this site is an in-depth exploration of science and art, concentrating on whirligigs, windmills and kinetic sculpture. Great for elementary kids. Renaissance Map or use the site to do research.

FUNOLOGY - http://www.funology.com
Funology organizes "The Science of Having Fun" into Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Weather experiments. All of these are easy experiments suitable for elementary and middle-school. You can submit a favorite experiment of your own on the Share It With Us button. The rest of the site has magic tricks, recipes, crafts and games, all with a science theme.

GARBAGE - https://www.learner.org/series/essential-lens-analyzing-photographs-across-the-curriculum/garbage-the-science-and-problem-of-what-we-throw-away/
This is an Annenberg Project presentation that will help students realize how much waste actually accumulates on Earth from daily living. For example we create four pounds of garbage every day! Helping students to conceptualize how much waste is accumulated on the Earth from daily living, and looking at solid waste, this site helps motivate participants to make a difference on the Earth by changing our wasteful habits.

GENSCOPE - http://genscope.concord.org/about/index.html
This site is no longer maintained or supported, but this computer-based manipulative (CBM), provides teachers and learners with a new tool that enables students to investigate scientific and mathematical concepts through direct manipulation and experimentation. Using the CBM, students and teachers can manipulate the processes of inheritance on six different, but related, levels: DNA, chromosome, cell, organism, pedigree, and population. As a complement to text-based instruction, the CBM allows students not only to read about genetics, but actually observe and manipulate processes at one biological level that affect life at another. 

GEOLOGICAL TIME MACHINE - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html
Interactive chart of geologic time periods from the Precambrian to the Cenozoic;  and good links to other pages.

GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/geologic-time-scale/

"The geologic time scale (GTS) is a system used by Earth scientists to organize the timing of events in Earth’s history. The largest defined unit is the supereon, which is composed of eons. Eons are divided into eras, which are further divided into periods, epochs and ages. Because there is a relationship between these time frames and the Earth’s layers of rock, there are corresponding terms (eonothem, erathem, system, series, and stage) that refer to the matching layers of rock." Links to sites which exlain all by Barbara J. Feldma.

GRAY'S ANATOMY  - http://www.bartleby.com/107/
The Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn. If you understand what was just written you will find this source helpful.

<>HONEY BEES - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/honey-bees/
Links to all things about Honey Bees from Barbara J. Feldman.

HOW PRODUCTS ARE MADE - http://www.madehow.com
How Products Are Made explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery. The site provides step by step descriptions of the assembly and the manufacturing process (complemented with illustrations and diagrams) Each product also has related information such as the background, how the item works, who invented the product, raw materials that were used, product applications, by-products that are generated, possible future developments, quality control procedures, etc.

<>HOW STUFF WORKS - http://www.howstuffworks.com
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR PILLOW? Ever wonder how toilets work?  Or how bread works, even how time works?  Check it out here.

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE - https://hubblesite.org
Hubble Space Telescopes greatest hits 1990-1995 -  a picture gallery

HUMAN ANATOMY ONLINE - http://www.innerbody.com/htm/body.html
Over one hundred illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links; fun and interactive!  The program is divided into systems.

HUNKIN’S EXPERIMENTS - http://www.hunkinsexperiments.com
Cool cartoons that will have you experimenting with food, light, sound, clothes, and a whole lot more!! Hundreds of cartoon experiments from cartoonist, broadcaster and engineer Tim Hunkin.

HURRICANES - http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm
This site explains what a hurricane is, gives you your very own hurrican tracking chart and explains how hurricanes form.
 INSECT AND BUG CRAFTS AND ACTIVITIES - http://www.dltk-kids.com/Crafts/insects/
A neat site with birthday ideas, coloring pages, crafts, games and puzzles all having to do with insects and bugs. Check it out.
INSECTS HOME PAGE - http://www.earthlife.net/insects/six.html
There are overs one millions differnt known species of insects. According to Barbara Feldman, this is a good intro to the study of entomology, with lots of intereresting stuff.

INSULTINGLY STUPID MOVIE PHYSICS - http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/
SOMETIMES what you see in movies is pure bunk! Visit Stupid Movie Physics to learn about GP (good physics), PGP (pretty good physics) and PGP-13 (" Children under 13 might be tricked into thinking the physics were pretty good; parental guidance is suggested!") This fun site rates movies, and explains generic physics mistakes commonly found in movies. "Ever notice how cars in movies always burst into flames the instant they collide with anything? Our favorite is when a car falling from a high place explodes the instant before it hits the ground."

INTUITOR INSULTINGLY STUPID MOVIE PHYSICS - http://intuitor.com/moviephysics/
This site is great for a high school physics class!  According to the site: "Technonerds go to movies strictly for entertainment, and of course, the most entertaining part comes after the movie when they can dissect, criticize, and argue the merits of every detail. However, when supposedly serious scenes totally disregard the laws of physics in blatantly obvious ways it's enough to make us retch. The motion picture industry has failed to police itself against the evils of bad physics..." There's a list of movie physics blunders that are so common, they are referred to as Generic Movie Blunders. The site also offers reading recommendations, a rating system, movie reviews, and How to Use Movie Physics in the Classroom. What better way to rally students' interest in physics?

INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS THEME PAGE - http://www.cln.org/themes/inventors.html
Links to resources and instructional materials to aid in incorporating creative thinking into your Science classroom; presented by CLN.  Links to ancient history also.

KATERPILLARS (& MYSTERY BUGS) - http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/ythfacts/entyouth.htm
The University of Kentucky entomology department hosts this kid-friendly collection of resources on the study of insects, including Bugfood, Insects All Year, and Mystery Bug. The Wee Beasties Newsletter for Teachers and the Critter Casefiles, the Night Insect Walk 2004 and the lessons and units are all first rate resources.

LAURA CANDLER'S FILE CABINET - https://lauracandler.com/category/science//
In the file drawers, you will find all sorts of activity sheets and blackline masters created for the classroom.Some problems getting to this site. so follow the directions.

LOS ANGELES ZOO - http://www.lazoo.org/
Visit the LA Zoo, check out the animal facts, or education page.

MAKE YOUR OWN SEISMOGRAM! - https://www.kfvs12.com/story/307729/make-your-own-seismograph/ Instructions, maps, and real seismograms from previous earthquakes are contained in this site.  Also current information about earthquake activity around the world. 


MENDELWEB - http://www.mendelweb.org/
Look what Gregor Mendel started! This comprehensive resource by Roger Blumberg covers genetics, introductory data analysis, elementary plant science, and the history and literature of science. It's an excellent online companion to your work in the high school classroom.

THE MICROBE ZOO - http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/
A microbe is any living organism that spends its life at a size too tiny to be seen with the naked eye.  Discover the many worlds of hidden microbes by touching an environment on the map of the zoo on the page.  To make it easy for the teacher and student, an outline describes the kinds of microbes to be found.

MISS MAGGIE'S EARTH ADVENTURES - http://www.missmaggie.org
This site was created to teach children about environmental issues. Every eight weeks, Maggie and her  dog, Dude, are sent on missions to investigate problems all over  the world. Each module is also packed with experiments, recipes,  games, and very comprehensive teachers' resources.

MOO MILK - http://www.moomilk.com
A daring adventure into the dairy industry.  With connect the dots, quizzes and a virtual tour into the story of how cows are used for milk production, geared for elementary students; great graphics.

MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY - http://www.mtwilson.edu/
Science, Virtual Tour -- what do you want to know?

MUSEUM OF UNNATURAL MYSTERY - http://www.unmuseum.org/unmain.htm
There are fourteen online exhibitions your students can check out. Many of the topics are offbeat, covering extraterrestrial life, the mystery of the Loch Ness monster, and the extinction of the dinosaurs, but used sparingly by a master teacher to accent science studies they can be extremely high interest add-ons for students.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - http://www.msichicago.org/online-science/
Hands on science includes Elephant Toothpaste, Summer Brain Games, Cloud in a bottle, Egg Bungee, and other great activities for all grades. This is the amazing Museum in Chicago. Check it out!
MYRM'S ANT NEST - http://www.antnest.co.uk
A website about ants (mostly British), includes topics such as life cycle, colonies, castes and diet.

NASA KIDS - https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/kids/
Games, crafts, activities, videos, mysteries? All about the earth, sun, solar system, universe, science and tech. Great site..

NATIONAL ZOO - http://nationalzoo.si.edu/
A virtual tour, including live webcams, a clickablemap and photo library.  The next best thing to being there.

NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS - http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
Extremely thorough presentation of the nervous system, with experiments, activities, resources and kids pages.

NEW NINE PLANETS - http://nineplanets.org/
They still love PLUTO! A multimedia tour of the solar system - gives an overview of the history, mythology and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system - text, images, sounds and movies.

NOBEL E-MUSEUM - http://educationalgames.nobelprize.org/educational/
Nobel e-Museum offers information on all Prize Winners to date, the Nobel Organization, Alfred Nobel, and Nobel events, as well as related material and games. The games are educational. They provide information. simulations, and challenges on: Microscopes, Lasers, the interior of matter, energy, X-rays, accelerators, and vacuum tubes. Age/grade levels vary. Requires Shockwave. A novel approach to what could have been a dry reference source.

THE OCEANhttp://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/ocean
Although it covers nearly three-quarters of Earth, scientists call the ocean our planet’s last frontier, and say that we know more about the moon then we do the sea floor. While oceanographers are racing to learn more about the deep secrets of the ocean floor, you can start your ocean journey at the sites on this page.

ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE ONLINE - https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/science-at-home/diy-science-fun
The Home Lab will give you ideas for science experiments for your classroom. Look at some of the great questions of our day (found in Our Brains), such as Is Pluto Really a Planet ? and What Can the Ramones Teach Us about Science? Learn the science of papermaking in Electronic Exhibit Extensions. Currently, the Circus holds many activities, such as a circus trivia game, juggling tips, and a circus lingo activitiy. Activities are available in both English and French.

PBS SCIENCE - https://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/subjects/science/
Explore natural phenomena and scientific practices with videos, lesson plans, and interactive tools. Included are earth and space science, life science, physical science and instrumentation and measuremennt units.

PBS SCIENCELINE - http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/sci_tech.htm
Elementary, middle or high school science teachers will find resources and information: PBS science-related programs, a spotlight of a different area of science with links to related Web sites, words from an expert, daily fun facts and the new standards-based.

PERIODIC TABLE - http://www.lenntech.com/periodic-chart.htm
The periodic table of elements is a detailed chart that assists in finding information on separate elements, such as titanium by clicking on the specific element sign. Each chemical element contains a link to a page that explains its chemical properties,  health effects, environmental effects, application data, an image and also information of the history/inventor of each element.

PHOTOSYNTHESIS - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/photosynthesis
From Barbara J. Feldman, learn more about Photosynthesis, the chemical process used by plants (and a few other organisms) to convert sunlight, water, and air into the energy needed for the plant to grow and survive, with these website picks.

PHYSICS DEMOS and SCIENCE EXHIBIT DESIGNS - http://www.eskimo.com/%7Ebillb/scied.html
Plans and instructions for numerous physics activities, includes links to other similar sites by the Society for Amateur Science.

a PHYSICS FOR KIDS - https://www.ducksters.com/science/laws_of_motion.php
This is a real cute site by Ducksters which includes games and other subjects as well. The Laws of Motion are explained with simplicity.
Medical Mysteries is an interactive online game. Students solve mysteries and in doing so learn how infectious diseases are spread. The Missions teach the fundamentals of microbiology, infectious diseases, and epidemiology including virtual labs and are aligned with National Science Education Content Standards. Teacher Pages contain lots of downloadable resources. Requires Shockwave. IN SPANISH TOO.

<>REEKO’S MAD SCIENTIST LAB http://www.reekoscience.com/
Free science projects and experiments for parents, teachers, and children of all ages. Nothing is ordinary. Be curious, explore and have fun. Now we have some idea of what we are getting ourselves into, and interesting science tidbits are included in Parent's Notes at the bottom of most experiment pages. Reeko's mad experiments are divided into twelve categories, including some you won't find elsewhere. Great!! 


RIVERS - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/rivers/

Learn about Rivers, the geography, and the science from these links located by Barbar J. Feldman


SAMPLE LESSON PLANS - http://help4teachers.com/samples.htm
Math and science, K-5 and Secondary (6-12) lesson plan links.  click on grade level or subject. But there are no handouts - these are just ideas.

SAN DIEGO ZOO & WILD ANIMAL PARK - http://www.sandiegozoo.org/
First stop on the virtual tour of the world-famous San Diego Zoo is Kid Territory for their zoo games, animal crafts,  science experiments, and profiles of "Wildly Famous Featured Creatures." The zoo does a lot of work in animal conservation, and their site has an excellent section on  research efforts in China, the Pacific Islands, the southwestern United States, the Caribbean Islands, and South America.  For specific animal backgrounders  (for reports and such) head to Animal Bytes.  And while you're cyber-vacationing at the San Diego Zoo, don't forget your friends and family back home.  Send them a  digital zoo card!

THE SCHOOL ATHLETICS CENTER - http://www.edgate.com/school_athletics/student/sporting_articles/
Play Ball! Teachable Science and Math Ideas about Baseball Educators, take a look at these sites to learn how you can use baseball to teach science and math. Students, check out these cool, sports-related activities.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - http://camillasenior1.homestead.com/science.html
A neat site from Barb Jackson in Canada, includes life systems, energy and control, matter and materials, structures and mechanisms, and earth and space lessons.  Check it out.

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS AT HOME - http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/scifun/miniexp.htm
Lots of activities, how to do them, then a “this will help you understand” link. Cool.

SCIENCE EXPLORER - EXPLORATORIUM AT HOME - http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/index.html
This is a fun site.  Make geodesic forms with gumdrops, make a bubble bomb, a pinhole camera, etc.  From the book of the same name, you can click on a plethora of science experiments (all ages) with explicit directions.  .

SCIENCE LESSON PLANS - http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/
A collection of Space lesson plan links.  There is even a slide show.

SCIENCE LINKS - http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/
This is the science link for Marco Polo site. There are weekly updates and interactive links. Lessons, tools which contain interactive activities, resources and benchmarks. Fun

SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE: STATIC ELECTRICITY - http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html
Static electricity is the imbalance of  positive and negative charges, so says the "Curious Kids' Science Newsletter."  This is a wonderfully in-depth analysis of static electricity for middle and high-school students, along with an "I CAN READ" section for early elementary students.  Terrific illustrations and at-home experiments make this a great site!

THE SCIENCE OF BASEBALL - http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/
The site helps students appreciate the principles of physics that come into play in the game of baseball. Audio and video clips and Shockwave simulations help make this site interactive and a lot of fun for learning. There are such engaging topics as How Far Can You Hit One which studies the science of hitting, Baseball Timeline which allows you to adjust a player's stats for comparison in any era in baseball, and Tools of the Trade that covers the equipment of baseball and how it has changed over the years. The exhibits on fastball reaction time and the scientific slugger are especially engaging for younger students.

<>SCIENCE PLAYWITHS  - http://members.ozemail.com.au/~macinnis/scifun/index.htm
If you can get past the author's play space,yYou can find activities and ideas that can add excitement to any place you want to do science. There is a whole section on Enquiring into bubbles, followed by the science behind the enquiries. Electricity, fluid flow, and kitchen chemistry are just a few of the areas of science covered. Many thanks to the scientists from down under that have created this site.

SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE) - https://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/scientific-evidence/
A plethora of sites explaining the scientific method of experimenation, peer review, and the difference between correlation and causation by Barbara Feldman. As she puts is “The observation that ice cream sales and homicide increase at the same time (correlation), does not mean that buying ice cream causes murders (causation). I hope you find these resources helpful.”

SEAWORLD - http://www.seaworld.org
View sharks live from the mini-cam or follow J.J. the Whale or other creatures.  Includes a Sea World Songbook.

SENSES - http://www.hhmi.org/senses/
A multitude of Science topics explored through an examination of the brain and our senses; sophisticated subject matter.

<>SHEDD AQUARIUM - http://www.sheddaquarium.org//
Shedd Aquarium (SEA), one of the oldest public aquariums in the world, and located in Chicago, contains a treasure trove of aquatic science resources for K-12 teachers and students. SEA brings the Philippines to life for your students.  Check the searchable lesson plans, fact sheets, and interactive activities such as Build-a-Fish based on the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium. Some materials available in Spanish

SKATEBOARD SCIENCE - http://www.exploratorium.edu/skateboarding/
Momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force have never been so interesting. This online exhibit from the  Exploratorium explains how skateboarders seemingly break the laws of gravity with tricks shown and explained in physics  terms. The site includes a video webcast, glossary, and information about equipment.

SOLAR MAX 2000 - http://www.exploratorium.edu/solarmax/index.html
The year 2000 was a "solar  maximum." This means that a year with the highest degree of solar activity within  the current solar cycle. Each solar cycle spans 11 years. So what does this mean for your classroom? A lot with Solar Max which explains that sun spots, coronal mass ejections, and emissions of high-energy solar flares are "solar maximum" indicators we see here on earth. Complex  concepts are clearly explained through video interviews with scientists, text, links to recent solar news, and totally stunning images of the  sun taken through an assortment of telescopes. The site includes classroom activities.

SOLAR SYSTEM EXPLORATION PAGE - http://solarsystem.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
From NASA, this is one of four space science themes.  The web site is your launching pad to find out more about the program and the people.

SPACE KIDS - http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html
When you land at SpaceKids.com. you feel you have been sent to play in outer space.  There are stories, questions and answers, contents and games for elementary-age.  Middle school kids need to link to Space.Com - http://space.com

STEM-WORKS ACTIVITIES - http://stem-works.com/activities

A very interesting site for science activities, but you have to check it out yourself since it changes , but includes a national STEM video game challenge.

SWITCHZOO - http://www.switcheroozoo.com/
Animal games.Studying animals by their physical features? SwitchZoo allows your students the opportunity to take those features, mix them up, and create entirely new species based on the results. Be sure to see the Switcheroozeum and the Hall of Names as two great ways to appreciate the new creations of other students!

3D BODY SCANNER-  http://www.bodyscan.human.cornell.edu/scene0037.html
Scanning is a new technology helping to change clothing production from cookie-cutter clothes to one-of-a-kind articles with individualized sizing and design features. This interesting and easy to use site features information about the Body Scanner, Body Scan visualizations, scenarios that illustrate the apparel production processes of today and tomorrow, glossary, Virtual Try-on and links to related Web sites.

At this site create your dream roller coaster ride and test it in a  virtual amusement park. Explore physics and math through a roller coaster design competition by building a working scale model. Compete  on-line with other middle-school students. Also included is a scavenger hunt covering many different facts about roller coasters.

TIGERS - http://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/tigers/
Links to all things about Tigers that you wanted to know, including coloring pages, by Barbara J. Feldman.

TOUR OF BIOMES - http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html
Virtual tour of a tropical rain forest, tropical savannah, mid-latitude deciduous forest, desert, sub-arctic taiga and polar tundra, so distinct that they can be seen from space.

USGS EARTHQUAKES FOR KIDS http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/
Science Fair project ideas, puzzzles and games, Earthquake facts, and lots of activities.

USGS FROG QUIZ - http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/frogquiz/index.cfm?
This website provides a resource for learning breeding calls of frogs and toads in the eastern United States. To listen to the calls of species in your state use the frog call lookup option. To test your ability to identify frog calls in your state, use the Public Quiz option. If you are an observer in an amphibian monitoring program (Frogwatch USA, NAAMP, Parks/Refuges) you may select your program's quiz.

US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE - KIDS - https://www.uspto.gov/ kids/inventors-kids2.html
Links to contnts, games and pages by grade levels: K-5, 6-8 and upper grades.  Really neat site for kids.

VIRTUAL CAVE  - http://www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave/index.html
Caves are cool! Learn about Solution Caves, Lava Tube Caves, Sea Caves and Erosional Caves. Students can also investigate caves near their homes with links in the U.S. Show Cave Directory.
VIRTUAL FROG DISSECTION KIThttp://www-itg.lbl.gov/vfrog
Allows interactive dissection of a frog, part of the "Whole Frog Project", can make movies, take tests, get statistics.

THE VISUAL HUMAN PROJECT - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/research/visible/visible_human.html
From the National Library of Medicine.

VISIBLE HUMAN PROJECT - http://www.madsci.org/~lynn/VH/
A virtual tour of the human body using cross-sectional anatomy, animation and interactive annotations - fabulous for HS

WEATHER WIZ KIDS - http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-hurricane.htm
Designed by a meterorologist especially for kids, all kinds of weather topics are covered, from hurricanes, to climate, wildfires to thunderstorms and more. Check it out. Sign up for a free newsletter, join the Facebook page.

WHO DUNNIT? - http://www.cyberbee.com/whodunnit/crime.html
Learn to be a sleuth by exploring the world of the forensic scientist.  Elementary and Middle School students can learn to take fingerprints, analyze unidentified powders, and other techniques to solve The Case of The Barefoot Burglar.

<>THE WORLD'S BIOMES - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/
This biome site from the University of California, Berkeley was created several years ago by a  biology class. It divides the world into five biomes: aquatic, deserts, forests, grasslands and tundra.  Best click is the section on conservation that explains why each biome is important. Middle school and high school students will be able to overlook the fact that this site has very few pictures and will find an excellent bibliography for further study.

YELLOW JACKIE - http://www.writerguy.com/sciencemystery/yjackie.htm
You hired on as crew to help sail a yacht across half the Pacific. Now, two weeks later, in the aftermath of a gale 500 miles from land, You find something new added to yourjob description: Detective. Read the interactive mystery -- unravel the science-based clues -- enter your answer.  From A & E.

ZOOM INVENTORS AND INVENTIONS - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/
Enchanted Learning touts this easy to use A - Z listing of inventors, including a number of sub-categories by era, nation and high-interest topic such as communication, transportation and undersea inventions.



HUNDREDS OF SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS FOR STUDENTS - http://www.all-science-fair-projects.com/
This site has over 500 fully searchable and well categorized science fair project ideas with full instructions and explanations. Over 500,000 students in the USA and Canada are using this totally free educational resource to search for project ideas. For K-12 and above.

No longer updated but good. The IPL will guide you to a variety of web site resources, leading you through the steps to compete a science experiement. Look at the websites for tips on what makes a good project to get started.

<>REEKO’S MAD SCIENTIST LAB http://www.reekoscience.com/
Free science projects and experiments for parents, teachers, and children of all ages. Nothing is ordinary. Be curious, explore and have fun. Now we have some idea of what we are getting ourselves into, and interesting science tidbits are included in Parent's Notes at the bottom of most experiment pages. Reeko's mad experiments are divided into twelve categories, including some you won't find elsewhere. Great!! 

SCIENCE BUDDIES - http://www.sciencebuddies.org/
This site has hands-on science resources for home and school. You can find a science kit, a family  sicence activity, or sports science project ideas. Examples of project display boards, and other great things.

SCIENCE FAIR CENTRAL - https://sciencefaircentral.com/students/scientific-projects/
From the Discovery Channel School, click on a comprehensive guide to creating your science project. Has a soup to nuts handbook, science fair ideas, and lots of links

SCIENCE FAIR PRIMER - http://users.rcn.com/tedrowan/primer.html
This page was written to help students develop science fair projects. Links to all things you need to know.

SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS - http://www.education.com/science-fair/
Science fair project ideas from Education.com. You can filter by grade or subject. check it out.

SUCCESSFUL SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS  - http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/fair.html
Good advice and interesting information.

SUPER SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS - http://www.super-science-fair-projects.com/
A complete guide to projects, topics, experiments, and ideas. You'll need to read info at bottom right.

WWW VIRTUAL LIBRARY - http://physics.usc.edu/~gould/ScienceFairs/
The World Wide Web's Virtual Library presents a thorough listing of Science Fairs around the country which have an online presence, broken down into states and locales. Fully searchable with links to science fairs around the nation and around the world!

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