Web based activities designed for the classroom.
American Rivers is a national non-profit conservation organization dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for people, fish, and wildlife." Visit this site to study rivers close to where you live!
This multimedia website deals with NASA careers and astrobiology research. The concept is to search for and design a habitable planet. Students enter training, are quizzed on their knowledge, and adjust the features of potentially habitable planets to see what makes a planet habitable and why. The recording of student observations ties this activity to the basics of the scientific process.
Site offers educational materials related to Astronomy, Weather, and Energy and Environment.
Site has information about how they were formed and detected. It is written in non-technical terms.
The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
Applet that shows the location of the planets in the night sky.
Download a free PDF printout of the sky for each month.
Zoom Astronomy is a comprehensive on-line site about space and astronomy. It is designed for people of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired.
This site contains beautiful pictures of auroras and an explanation on how they occur.
Site includes subject-specific experiments and activities designed for students and teachers.
Awesome Library has organzied the web with 31,000 carefully reviewed resources,which include the top 5 percent in education.
BAM! is a current, credible, and applicable interactive content that students can use to investigate health and science topics for school. It also is a resource for teachers who would like to incorporate the health topics covered on the site in their classrooms.
Welcome to this special website about bats, designed for all children, and created with the hope you will like, respect, and help protect these endangered species. We want you to have fun learning all about this very unique and helpful animal.
A comprehensive, searchable animal database. Enter the scientific or common name to receive detailed classification information (e.g. phylum, etc.), often accompanied by an image.
This superb resource from The Wildscreen Trust will be 'the world's electronic archive of photographs, moving images and sounds of endangered species and habitats.' An interactive library of the world's rarest animals and plants.
A global study of wildlife migration free from Annenberg that will involve the students for months as they get involved in the on going project of following the Monarch Butterfly.
Information of Monarch butterfly including a film on a butterfly emerging from a chrylasis state.
The Bugscope project is an educational outreach program for K-12 classrooms. The project provides a resource to classrooms so that they may remotely operate a scanning electron microscope to image "bugs" at high magnification. The microscope is remotely controlled in real time from a classroom computer over the Internet using a web browser.
What stones do we use to build? Which stones weather best? Some of these questions can be answered at this website, which examines a test wall of building materials constructed in 1948. A great feature allows students to look at stones from different states or countries (many of the stone samples were collected in 1880) and examine the differences between the materials stored inside and those built into the wall and exposed to the elements.
Visit CCC's Web site to learn about endangered sea turtles. View research notes from the field, join their mailing list, see amazing photos of sea turtles, and more!
The Cassiopeia Project is a effort to make science education videos available for FREE to anyone who wants them. Teachers and students are particularly welcome to use these materials.
Chickscope is a project to study chicken embryo development using controlled magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) instrument. Students may increase understanding of the process of gathering scientific data.
Register your class for an online field trip to Colonial Williamsburg! There are seven individual electronic field trips that you may register for or one rate for all field trips. Individual trips for the 2007 - 2008 school year at $120. The set of seven trips is $500. Each field trip incorporates many activities beyond the set date of the electronic field trip. A segment titled Web Adventures is available to your class throughout the year with the paid field trip. It provides web-based interactive activities and videos to extend learning. A special section titled, "In Their Own Words," uses primary sources to teach students more about the period. Each trip has opportunities for students to use email, online voting and a forum to actively participate in the experience. Students may have their individual questions regarding colonial times answered by history experts by posting or emailing questions. Each field trip is aligned to National Standards of Learning in History and a bibiliography are included. A Teacher's Guide, additional internet links, TV broadcast and an online video preview to show prior to the field trip are also included. Field trip dates are scheduled from October through April. The 2007 - 2008 schedule is available at http://www.history.org/History/teaching/eft.cfm. This year's lessons include: Jamestown Unearthed, Emissaries of Peace, Founders or Traitors?, For Ready Money, No Master Over Me, Treasure Keepers, The Industrious Tradesmen. For a small price, your students can truly experience Colonial Williamsburg! Technical support is provided throughout the school year to make your experience a success. Purchase orders are accepted.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology...on screen, off screen, and in between. Students find answers to questions such as what is the connection between a butterfly and a caterpillar as well as why we eat roots and stems.
DesertUSA.com contains images, stories, movie and audio clips, virtual reality tours and hard data about, virtually any desert-related topic: plants, animals, geology, cultural and natural history, recreation, parks, cities, travel and people.
Site has worksheet generator, games, quizzes and much more.
Dragonfly links children and scientists in an open community of investigation. Our principle objectives are to involve children in the creative process of science, to help children see how science relates to their lives, to engage minority and at-risk children in science, and to help teachers and parents guide active, experiential learning more confidently.
Few subjects in the Earth sciences are as fascinating to the public as dinosaurs. The study of dinosaurs stretches our imaginations, gives us new perspectives on time and space, and invites us to discover worlds very different from our modern Earth.
This activity lets you manipulate tectonic plates. Pull the plates apart and push them together and watch what happens to the Earth.
Explore and identify over 50 different Simple Machines, from the super simple to the hideously hard! This site also includes virtual surgeries and an interactive weather activity.
A complete resource for all subject areas. Includes lesson plans, worksheets, vocabulary, and much more!
Drill games are for students grades K-12 including Math, Social Studies, Vocabulary and Science. Topics for the drills include U.S. President, U.S. and World Geography, Periodic tables, and Math tables. Good site for high school review. Site requires membership but has several free drills.
This site has selected free information available for students, teachers, and parents. (It has become a subscription site.) Students can learn all about dinos, Surf the Web with LITTLE EXPLORERS which is a picture dictionary with links to over 1000 educational activities, read a map and answer questions about it, and color US state flags and answer questions about them. Fun, educational pages for preschoolers. Why oceans are salty and blue? What causes waves and tides? Do ocean crafts and print out ocean animal pages. Read amazing facts about whales and dolphins. Important inventors and inventions of all time as well as explorers who mapped the world and went into space.
This site is loaded with a variety of ideas for energy education including science projects, puzzles, super scientists, and education resources.
Eric Weisstein's World of Science contains budding encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics.
This is an interactive website that uses humor and storytelling to help kids ages 8-13 learn about places and cultures around the world through a wide range of subjects, including geography, math, science, music and history.
Field Trip Earth is the global resource for teachers, students, and proponents of wildlife conservation.
Astronomy materials on the planets, galaxy, and more.
Click on Wright Brothers Game to learn about the Wright brothers and the history of flight.
"In this exhibit, you can find out how to improve next year's environmental record. You'll learn how waste is handled now and how some communities are doing it better. In the activities, you can test your knowledge about hazardous waste we generate in our homes and try to shrink a landfill."
Annimation explaning the formation of different types of rocks.
If you look deeply into the night sky, you'll see Mars glowing brightly. The red planet is making its closest pass to the Earth in 60,000 years. For millions of years, the planet has rocked and rolled with six different geological processes, all of which are examined on this site.
Learn how to do the basics so you are comfortable teaching with Google Earth. Suitable for Lectures, Presentations, whole class discussions, etc. Also includes mini-lessons - Lesson starters for looking at various topics.
The High School Hub is a noncommercial portal to excellent free online academic resources for high school students. It features learning activities, a daily news quiz, a reference collection, SAT practice, college information, and subject guides for English, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, arts, health, and technology.
HippoCampus offers multimedia lessons and course materials to help you with your instruction, homework, and studies. You can browse multimedia lessons or complete courses, and find help with the topics covered in popular textbooks.
Receive the latest pictures from space including pictures of a dying star and much more. There is also an educational section with interactive activities.
This site has a printable collection of twenty integrated lessons with science and math activities that use live insects. These lessons are aligned with National Science Education Standards
A game site that stresses multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition with games such as Concentration, Hidden Pictures, and Bingo to teach math concepts.
Kidport is an Internet-based educational service designed to help K-8 students excel in school. It provides a unique, multi-step program to create empowered learners, not simply good students.
Defenders of Wildlife produce this page particularly for children with games to identify animal sounds, coloring pages, information on endangered species and much more.
Choose from online activities and printable worksheets for math.
Great materials across the curriculum at all grade levels.
A database of lesson plans for educators.
Gemstones are listed by class with beautiful pictures and great descriptions of how they were formed.
Instructions on how to build one of the basic machines to explain Newtonian physics.
Instructions given on how to build a paper model of a spacecraft.
Hot or Cold, Land or Water...Differences in color tell you a lot about the data NASA is collecting about the Earth. Try your hand at coloring these ESE pictures.
The object of the activity is to get Droplet, the water molecule, through the forest and into the sea.
Interactive activities can be found under Resouces for Educators and Multimedia Resources.
Find out when the space shuttle and space station will be flying over your city and how you can spot them in the night sky.
The Imagine Mars Project is a national arts, sciences and technology education initiative that has harnessed America's fascination with space and led young people to work together with educators and civic leaders to design a Mars community for 100 people.
Learn about food, clothes and activities conducted in space.
Find out the date that interesting things happened that pretained to space and science.
This interactive storybook explains aeronautics and rotorcraft research to young children. The story can be heard in English, Chinese, and soon in Spanish.
Learn about recent Shuttle missions, crew, and activities. There are also archives of past missions.
What do a paper clip, a driver’s license, and a calculating machine have in common? They are all part of a technology timeline scavenger hunt located at NASA’s Wright Flyer Online Website.
This website contains a lot of information about nature and science.
View lessons and activities by selecting a grade range and topic. Areas covered include Art, Health and Fitness, Math, Reading and Language Arts, Science and Technology, Social Studies, Early Childhood, Library Media and Technology Coordinators.
Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.
This website houses a great collection of ready made power points and interactive activities for many subject matters.
With different types of resources available, this website from the American Physical Society covers a variety of needs of physics teachers at all levels. For high school and college students, the features from Physics in Action and People in Physics let students see how physics applies to the "real world."
An environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators, parents, and community leaders working with youth from preschool through grade 12.
Project 2061 is the long-term initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science working to reform K-12 science, mathematics, and technology education nationwide.
The website states its purpose is to "provide educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction."
Test your knowledge of the Table of Elements on-line with our Element Flash Card, Element Hangman, Element Matching, Element Concentration and Element Math games! A printable Periodic Table of Elements is also available! An interesting version of Millionaire activity is available to test general math and science knowledge. More activities will be added as they are completed.
"Science Knows No Boundaries" web site highlights this international nature of science—and the importance of math and science education.
Explore, Discover, Learn: Art and culture, history and travel, science and nature. Explore all the Smithsonian has to offer at Smithsonian Students. From interactive "Idealabs" to homework help to strange but true facts, you'll find it here!
Using music to promote learning. Ideas and resources for using music to teach content across the curriculum to students of all ages.
This site is an interactive habitate for the planet Mars. The goal of this site is to inspire learning about space science and technology through a web-based Mars simulator.
This site takes you on a virtual space-trip to the depths of the Universe. All of SpaceWander's pictures are real NASA images! The tour takes about 10 minutes. You can sit back and enjoy it or you can press buttons on the spaceship to see additional in-context information.
"You are about to take a virtual space-trip to the depths of the Universe! All of SpaceWander's space pictures are real NASA images! Our award-winning multimedia space tour takes about 12 minutes. You can sit back and enjoy it or you can press buttons on the spaceship to see additional in-context information."
Site has the science of sports such as baseball, cycling, skateboard, and hockey.
Great site for teachers were they can specifiy grade level and subject area to download and print free worksheets and activity sheets.
"TeachersFirst is a rich collection of lessons, units, and web resources designed to save teachers time by delivering just what they need in a practical, user-friendly, and ad-free format. We offer our own professional and classroom-ready content along with thousands of reviewed web resources, including practical ideas for classroom use and safe classroom use of Web 2.0. Busy teachers, parents, and students can find resources using our subject/grade level search, keyword search, or extensive menus."
The Atoms Family is a Science Learning Network resource based on The Atoms Family exhibit is on display at The Miami Museum of Science. The site contains interactive educational activities relating to different forms of energy.
Find out the latest weather forcast and see what radar is picking up for your area on this great site sponsored by University of Kentucky, Ag Dept.