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Science

Updated 6-7-16

Here is a list of websites I and my PLN use in classes that support the inquiry into science. They’re K-8, so check them out to be sure they’re age-appropriate before opening them on your class screen:

Animals

  1. 3D Toad—3D science study1395108_robot
  2. A Collection of Virtual Field Trips
  3. Animal games
  4. Animals
  5. Classify animals
  6. Expedition Insects–interactive book from Smithsonian
  7. Food Chains
  8. Google Mars
  9. Google Moon
  10. Google Sky
  11. Virtual Cockroach

Chemistry

  1. Periodic Table of Comic Books–comics dealing with each element

Earth Science

  1. About Rivers
  2. Adventure Island
  3. Antarctic Environ—find the animals
  4. Colorado River
  5. Cyber Prospecting
  6. Deserts
  7. Dynamic Earth–interactive
  8. Earth alerts
  9. Earth Science Digital Library
  10. Explore the Colorado
  11. Geography Games
  12. Geography Quiz Game
  13. Geologic movies–great and fun
  14. Geology
  15. GeoNet Game
  16. Google Earth—African Animals
  17. Google Earth—endangered animals
  18. Google Earth—free download site
  19. Mapping Game
  20. Mt. Everest–fun video for kids
  21. Nature—explore it
  22. Nova video programs
  23. Observe Different Climate Zones
  24. Planet in Action via Google Earth
  25. Riding the Wind with Kalani
  26. Rivers Seen from Space
  27. Savage Earth
  28. Wonderville
  29. Zambezi River Tour

ecology edEcology/Earth Day

  1. Breathing earth–the environment
  2. My Garbology

Electricity

  1. Electric Circuits Game

Habitats/Biomes/Landforms

  1. Animal homes
  2. Biomes of the World
  3. Build a habitat
  4. Build a habitat II
  5. Frog habitat
  6. Habitat Game
  7. Habitats—match them
  8. Landform Detectives—cool game
  9. Landforms
  10. Landforms make a greeting
  11. Landforms—matching games, etc.
  12. Lifestyles
  13. World’s Biomes

Lesson Plans

  1. Complete and varied science curriculum
  2. Keyboarding and the Scientific Method
  3. K-8 lesson plan bundle for STEM
  4. Rainforest Journey

life cycleLife Cycle

  1. Life cycle of a frog–scroll to Ch 2
  2. Life cycle of a snake
  3. Life cycle—potatoes
  4. Life Cycles

Machines

  1. 507 Mechanical Movements
  2. Animated Engines
  3. Fantastic Contraption
  4. Simple machines

Matter

  1. Changing States of Matter
  2. Matter
  3. Molecularium
  4. Periodic Table–amazing interactive resource
  5. Periodic Table of Videos
  6. States of Matter Game

Natural Disasters

  1. Avalanches
  2. Earthquake simulations
  3. Earthquakes
  4. Earthquakes for Kids
  5. Earthquakes–USGS
  6. Hurricanes
  7. Natural disaster videos
  8. Natural disasters—National Geographic
  9. Storm Chasing
  10. Tornadoes
  11. Tornadoes II
  12. Tsunamis
  13. Volcano Underwater
  14. Volcano videos
  15. Volcanoes

Oceans

  1. Ocean Currents—video from NASA
  2. Ocean Explorations—life
  3. Ocean Waves–video
  4. Virtual tour–undersea

Physics

  1. HoodaMathlots of math and physics games; search by grade level or subject or category
  2. Physics games–for HS
  3. Roller coaster simulator

plantsPlants

  1. Plant games
  2. Plant life cycle
  3. Rainforest Websites Videos
  4. Redwood Forests video

Rocks

  1. Rock Cycles
  2. Rocks

Science Miscellaneous

  1. Ask Smithsonian–a collection of quick, interesting science videos
  2. Bill Nye, the Science Guy
  3. Bright Science–short videos on various science topics
  4. Crash Course–short videos on varied science topics
  5. Dreanwork’s School of Dragons–science projects, study, and more
  6. Ology Sites
  7. Reactions–short videos on chemistry topics
  8. Science 360–videos on lots of science topics
  9. Science activities for the mind
  10. Science games
  11. Science games I
  12. Science Games II
  13. Science Games–Bitesize
  14. Science info websites
  15. Science stories—video
  16. Science Stuff
  17. Simulations–varied
  18. Smithsonian Museum
  19. Smithsonian 3D Models
  20. Vocabulary–Science Hangman

STEM

  1. K-8 lesson plan bundle for STEM
  2. Design Squad–videos about science activities and teacher resources
  3. eGFI–engineering activities for all ages
  4. HoodaMathlots of math and physics games; search by grade level or subject or category
  5. Instructables–anyone can post how-to directions for any activity
  6. Kinetic City–lots of great science activities that can be done online–lots of great science activities that dcan be done online
  7. National STEM Center
  8. Science Snacks–activities that the museum had available at one time
  9. Science Sparks–science activities for all ages (especially younger)
  10. STEMfinity–free and fee resources
  11. Zoom Science–lots of options

Videos

  1. SciShow–lots of scientific principles made simple (Golden Rule, etc)
  2. YouTube Science videos–100 best

water cycleWater Cycle

  1. How the water cycle works
  2. Water Cycle
  3. Water Cycle–from the EPA
  4. Water Cycle–very visual; good tool for lower grades
  5. Water cycle–interactive
  6. Water cycle—label diagram
  7. Water Cycle video (BrainPop)

Weather

  1. Virtual weather, machines and surgery
  2. Weather Websites
  3. Wild Weather Adventure

Miscellaneous

  1. Sparticl–easy-to-use science information with news, data, games

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