Atom Builder

In this interactive activity try to build the carbon atom by combining up and down quarks and electrons.

Berkeley Lab

This award-winning interactive program is part of the "Whole Frog" project. You can interactively dissect a (digitized) frog named Fluffy, make movies, and play the Virtual Frog Builder Game. The interactive Web pages are available in a number of languages.

Cinderella the Interactive Geometry

This site contains a set of Java Applets that are interactive for showing Pythagorean Theorem, perspective drawings, and more.

Colonial Williamsburg

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 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.

DNA Workshop

The activity in this section places you within the cell, involving you with the processes of DNA replication and protein synthesis.

A collection of educational units. is intended to provide a much-needed boost to teachers looking to enhance their classroom curricula, as well as to provide teachers with innovative homework assignments. Each module is designed to be instructional, fun, and easy to use. Lessons are interactive and utilize visual presentation of a single topic to enhance the learning experience. For example, addition problems in math are displayed both with and without regrouping. Site has printable worksheets in addition to interactive activities.

Earth Science: Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker

This activity lets you manipulate tectonic plates. Pull the plates apart and push them together and watch what happens to the Earth.

Education 4 Kids

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.

Enchanted Learning

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.

Funbrain Games

At this website students as well as adults can play Where Is That?, a map game, seeing how many countries they can correctly identify. This game has different levels to test ones map skills, from simple to more difficult. They can also play RaceCar Math as well as games to develop skills in reading/language arts such as Grammar Gorillas.

Lots of fun and interactive learning activities for students of all ages. Great for preschool and young students!

Google Docs for Educators/Weekly Reader

Google has teamed up with Weekly Reader to allow students from different classrooms to share the same paper at the same time and make revisions together. This site promotes writing buddies, group work and improves peer editing skills.

Google Earth Lessons

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.

High School Hub

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.

Hit a Home Run

Students can explore the science behind the way a baseball moves when it is hit using the interavtive provided courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Students can explore air resistance by manipulating altitude, speed and angle as they try to discover the best angle for successful batters?

Interactive Physics and Math

Resources for physics and math from the University of Winnipeg. Some notes include videos (often preceded by advertising).

Interactive Printing Press

An online, interactive tool from the Read, Write, Think web that students or teachers can use to create a brochure, a newspaper, a flyer, or a booklet for any number of projects throughout the school year

Kids College

The two subjects that Kids College focus on are Math and Language Arts. All of the questions asked are Core Content Driven. This program does cost an annual fee but is a wonderful investment. The program adjust to each students skill level and lets the teacher track the progress. The children are motivated by getting to play various sports activities for correct answers.

Make a Rainbow

Students can explore the science of rainbows courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. Rainbows are one of the wonders of the natural world: But why do you sometimes see one rainbow, and other times a double? Why do you always see rainbows with your back to the sun? Students can use the rainbow interactive to explore and develop conclusions of their own!

Make a Snowflake

Students can explore the growth of a snow crystal courtesy University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. They will see how temperature and humidity affects the shape of the crystals.

NASA: Color Me: Virtual Coloring Book

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.

NASA: Droplet and the Water Cycle

The object of the activity is to get Droplet, the water molecule, through the forest and into the sea.


The National Center for Education Statistics includes several games, quizzes and skill building activities for math, probability and graphing. It includes an interactive activity where you can enter up to 5000 dice rolls and see the outcome on a graph.

Pete's Power Point Station

Power point and animations for teachers to use in their classroom. All content areas included.

Physics Central

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."

Physics: Kepler's Laws

Interactive program that allows you to change the eccentricity of the circle to show how the speed of the object changes as it goes around in orbit

Physics: Nuclear Power Plant Demo

Interactive program dealing with the operation of a nuclear power plant where you control the valves for operating the plant.

Physics: Radio Transmission

In this interactive activity change the frequency and watch the signal change as it is transmitted by an AM radio signal.

Play with Lightning

Light on Lightning! Danger! Students can learn about the sound (sound waves and the speed they move through the air) as well as the appearance of lightning and discover the danger as well as the science of the light and sound of lightning. The Play with Lightning interactive activity is provided courtesy University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

Quiz Making

Make your own interactive five question multiple choice quiz. Great for making little quizzes to run in your computer lab or on your homepage.

Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704

This website recounts the events of the Raid on Deerfield and the cultures that were involved. Interactive images as well as audio files are included by the Deerfield Museum.

Rainforest Interactive

Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities. Learn about the rainforest and the Quichua people who call it home. Discover the ways in which the Quichua live off the land. Then try your hand at running a community-based ecotourism project along the Río Napo.


Satellites come in many shapes and sizes and have many uses. On this site you can even build three different types of satellites interactively.

Science Education at Jefferson Lab

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.

Space Science: Explore Mars Now

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.

States Web Game

An interactive site which allows students to learn the states, capitals, and two-letter postal abbreviations.

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The Atoms Family

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.

Tweaking a twister

Tweaking a twister A tornado that's 500 meters in diameter looks a lot more ominous than the average twister, which is "only" 150 meters across. All other things being equal, larger tornadoes are more damaging, but size is not related to wind speed. Instead, wind speed increases along with the difference between atmospheric pressure inside the funnel, and the pressure outside it (the core pressure difference). The larger the Fujita scale estimates tornado damage core pressure difference, the faster the winds. But at a given wind speed, a larger tornado will do more total damage because it will hit more objects. The Fujita scale estimates tornado damage. Students can use the interactive twister activity provided courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to adjust the core pressure and the funnel width and draw their own conclusions on what results.