Science Sites

  • Academy Curricular Exchange Science Elementary School - (K-5) - 44 plans, clearly titled for easy selection.
  • Academy Curricular Exchange Science Intermediate School - (6-8) - 60 plans, again clearly titled for easy selection.
  • Academy Curricular Exchange Science High School (9-12) - 23 plans, are titled for easy selection
  • Ace on the Case - SecretsAtSea: This free site leads Grade 4-7 students through a fun story while teaching concepts in ocean science such as ocean foodwebs, tides, currents, and mapping skills.
  • Acid Rain Project - choose to be a specialist in a specific field and research information in your field, compile data, analyze the data, and then meet with others in your group for their input. Students will then write a report on their topic.
  • Aerodesign Team Online - home of the Wright Flyer Online covering all aspects of aerodynamics; great interactive opportunities to learn and ask questions with actual aerospace engineers!
  • Africam - live images are captured every 30 seconds from cameras located at two waterholes in the Djuma Game Reserve, and a remote cam is constantly moved to other areas of interest.
  • Alfy - The Web Portal for Kids. A fun, entertaining and educational free mega site for children worldwide, with lots of interesting activities, games and cool links for kids and teenagers, teachers and educators.
  • Airnow - real-time air pollution data with ozone maps, state by state information, and archives; brought to you by the EPA.
  • Amusement Park Physics - (SOL 8) students design their own roller coasters to discover how physics laws affect amusement park ride design.

Animals

  • Animal Bytes (SOL 5) - Sea World site, Animal Bytes were specifically designed to help you quickly find information about some of the unique creatures found in the animal kingdom. Most files include the scientific classification, fun facts, and biological value.
  • Bat Conservation International - information on bats including species, echolocation. Teachers in lower grades will find sample activities for kids at Educators Page which includes crossword puzzles; benefits of bats; and mother/baby interactions.
  • Cow's Eye Dissection - step-by-step online dissection of a cow eye.
  • Dinosaur Eggs - National Geographic presentation allowing the viewer to hunt for eggs, hatch them, and examine models of what the offspring may have looked like; the culminating event is a virtual museum.
  • DoScience - Want to know what to do with that plastic straw from your soda while you're waiting for your cheeseburger? This site has a great archive of hands-on science activities.
  • Polar Pairs - Match up the animals and learn all about their habits and habitat. It might get a little chilly, so keep your nose warm!
  • Sea Turtle Conservancy - information on sea turtles, plus an adopt a turtle program, and the sea turtle satellite tracking program.
  • ARS Science 4 Kids - learn what scientists do at the Agricultural Research Service (a division of the USDA); a searchable data base which includes Animals, Aquaculture, Environment, Farming, Insects, Nutrition, Plants, Soil, Water, and Weird Science.
  • Atoms Family - atomic theory brought to you by every ghost, ghoul, monster and zombie looking for work - student will love this site!
  • Bad Science - (9-12) dedicated to seeking out and correcting Scientific misinformation.
  • Bat Quest - In search of Stellaluna (2-4) This WebQuest is based on the literature book Stellaluna by Cannon. Students should have read the story or be in the process of reading the story. In English and Spanish.
  • Beakman's Electric Motor - directions on how to build a functioning electric motor and using inexpensive household materials.
  • Biology Lessons - quality Biology lessons from San Diego State University.
  • Biology Project - biochemistry, cells, chemicals, immunology, genetics, and human and molecular biology.

Biomes (SOL 5)

  • Biomes in a Box - a good ecology lesson plan appropriate for grades 5 on up in which students will construct a model of a biome which will illustrate the various biotic and abiotic factors unique to that biome.
  • Biomes of the World - students will group biomes into five classes aquatic, deserts, forests, grasslands and tundra.
  • Prairie Home Network - devoted to preserving the prairies one of the most threatened biomes. Good site to show organizational activities; lots of prairie links; newsletter, other information.
  • Tour of Biomes - this site contains a virtual tour of a tropical rain forest, tropical Savannah, mid latitude deciduous forest, desert, sub arctic taiga and polar tundra.
  • Black Hole Gang - this is online science fiction with built-in Science applications. It includes hidden links about Einstein, bats and rainforests
  • Botany Glossary - database search of 2308 terms relating to botany, gardening, horticulture and landscape architecture.
  • Build A Bridge - sponsored by NOVA-online, this site requires participants to study bridge structures and determine the strengths and weaknesses of each before playing on interactive game.
  • Butterflies in Education - the most complete information on butterfly gardening, farming, ecology and education.
  • California State University Biological Sciences WWW Server (K-12) - this site contains a directory of Web biology resources that focus on education and research. Also provides teaching materials and great images.
  • Cell Intelligence - (9-12+) this site includes the intricate workings within cells - contains superb information and pictures.
  • Cells Alive - this site includes animated images of bacterial and viral infections, parasites, and other small celled living things with detailed information.
  • Chesapeake Bay Boiled - (9-12) the most dramatic geological event that ever took place on the Atlantic margin of North America occurred about 35 million years ago - what impact did this have on the formation of the Bay?
  • CEA Education HomePage - a great site for lesson plans.

Chemical Sciences

  • Chemtutor - Are you in need of a chemistry tutor? Then you have come to the right place. Browse through topics such as Elements, States of Matter, Compounds, Reactions, and Acids and Bases.
  • Chem 4 Kids! - Learn about the states of matter; the periodic table; the structure of atoms; formulas and symbols; and reactions (acids and bases). Refer to the glossary for definitions and try a quiz.
  • Chemistry Drills - Test your knowledge of the Periodic Table of Elements with this self-correcting quiz.
  • Schoolchem.com - Use the index or browse through the contents to learn about Elements, Compounds, Mixtures, Atomic Structure, Acids and Alkalis, Rates of Reaction, and Catalysts.
  • Resources for Chemistry EducatorsA selective, annotated collection of the best Web links for Chemistry teachers and course developers
  • Comic Book Periodic Table - creative combination of comic book heroes paired with elements on an interactive periodic table and includes solid fact.
  • Class Insecta- photos galore and info to match on insects of all shapes and sizes - nicely done.
  • Climatic Research Unit - online archives of publication keeping track of monthly data on Earth's weather and climate.
  • Coal Education Lesson Plans - Middle School Level - a nice variety of lesson activities related to coal.
  • Coal Education Lesson Plans - Secondary School Level - a rich resource of plans and information related to coal.
  • Cody Science Lesson Plans Oakland Unified School District Science lesson plans
  • Cool Science For Curious Kids - (4-8) biology presented by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • Cosmic Baseball Association - this site uses the records of hurricanes and tabulates and compares them as baseball stats.
  • CyberSleuthKids: Science Resources - Internet Search guide for the k-12 student
  • Dinosaur Eggs - this National Geographic site allows students to hunt for eggs, hatch them, and examine models of what the offspring may have looked like. Your students can also visit a virtual museum
  • Discovery of the Electron -(7-11) online exhibit of the work of J.J. Thomson who in 1897 conducted experiments which led to the electron's discovery.
  • Doscience- Want to know what to do with that plastic straw from your soda while you're waiting for your cheeseburger? This site has a great archive of hands-on science activities.
  • Earth Matters - from CNN, this site has a lot of links dealing with global warming.
  • Earthquakes - USGS site on studying earthquakes, safety precautions, and the latest updates on earthquake activity.