Science Sites


Welcome!  Here are some great educational sites that can enhance your Science curriculum.    Please keep in mind that many sites cover a broad range of skills and skill levels.  If a site's title has something you are looking for, check the site out.  You may find the activities on that site appropriate for your needs.  If you have a site you want to share, please e-mail me and let me know.
 

 


Great Science Sites To Check Out
~Lots of Topics~
 

 
Brain Pop's Science Movies- a ton of topics from birds to hurricanes, insects and dinosaurs! There's bound to be a movie to fit your science curriculum.
Hands-on Science Projects-you will find science experiments and other hands-on activities to help your K-8 students get excited about learning. All of the activities are designed so that the children can do them using every day, inexpensive materials. Many of the pages that follow are designed to be photocopied and used directly by your class.
Mad Science-experiments, information, games and more links
Science WebQuests- Over 250 WebQuests!
The Yuckiest Places On Earth! -the best place for science entertainment!
University of Illinois Extension's Just For Kids Page- a variety of activities made (as the title say) just for kids.

More to come...

 

ANIMALS

Birmingham Zoo- learn about animals and their habitats, movies, pictures and more!
Paper Zoo-a fun site that gives you all the directions to create your zoo out of paper.
Print and Go-a collection of animal pictures to print provided by National Geographic
World Animal Directory- the world's largest data base of animal protection societies

 

BATS
Check out this page full of BAT resources!
 

BUTTERFLIES

Fly Away With Some Great Resources on my BUTTERFLY page!

 


 

 

ECOSYSTEMS

ENVIRONMENT

Creating a Healthy Prairie- Can you turn a barren plain into a healthy prairie?  Dr. Seuss and The Lorax Saves Trees-  Great Earth Day Site!
MOVIES- Brain Pop's Science Movies-  learn more about land biomes, underwater world, the tundra, deserts, rain forests and more  
Ecosystems and Biomes- a collection of  games that focus vocabulary- concentration, flashcards, matching and more  
 

 

 

FROGS

Look at Frogs from all over the world!
FroggyVille this site is hopping with great things to do!- games, jokes, facts and so much more!
Froggy Memory Game   
Frog Games and More- music, games, stories, reading and writing
Frog Sounds- hear what types of sounds different frogs make
Read a Frog Story- rebus type story
All About Frogs- a great collection of frog themed activities: mad libs, memory games, music, interactive games and more!
 

PLANT LIFE

4H's Children's Garden- an interactive site to help children learn more about seeds and how they spread.
Aggies Horticulture For Kids-what a fun site to explore; learn more about the healthy things in a garden, composting, and the rainbow in your own garden.
EduPlace's The Big Seed- an activity that helps kids identify seeds and learn that a seed from a plant will only grow that plant, printable resources available, as well as other links to related sites.
My First Garden- Brought to you by the University Of Illinois Extension, this fun site shows kids the basics to setting up the perfect garden. Available in English and Spanish.
Parts of A Plant
Seeds-  information on seeds and plants
The Great Plant Escape- a mystery for your students to solve through experiments
Game- Create your Own Plant- fun and easy! Drop and drag the parts of the plant to create a plant and then attach the correct labels to the different parts.
Game-Plant Builder-click on the tabs to create and name your own flower and then print your picture.
Game-Plant Life- several activities to strengthen children's ability to identify the parts of a plant-matching, flashcards, concentration and flashcards- this is more for older children as there is a lot of reading.
Game- Hello Kitty's Garden- great for little ones! Drag and drop the pictures to design  your own garden. When you are done, print your work.
 
 

Rocks and Minerals

Arthur Elementary has some great rock and mineral resources.  Make sure to check them out. Ask A Geologist- Do you have questions about rocks? Then ask a geologist for the answers. USGS sponsors this site
Edible Sedimentary Rocks- yummy and fun too!  
Geology in Michigan- The DEQ has lots of resources for Michigan teachers!  Check it out! GeoMystery- help Rex solve mysteries about rocks and minerals. Sponsored by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
Mine Games-the San Diego Natural History Museum has a few comes that will rock your socks off!  Fun! Mineral Matters- learn how to identify minerals, grow your own crystal garden, and start your own collection
Name That Rock- look at the picture and see if you can name the rock. Rocks For Kids- a site for rock lovers of all ages.  Find out where you can get more rocks, look at some super pictures of rocks, learn how to identify the rocks you already have and discover neat things you can do with rocks
Rocks and Minerals Song- a fun way to learn about how rocks are formed.  Music and Words available.  Rocks and Minerals Word Search- an online game to reinforce vocabulary
Rocks and Soils- the BBC has created some fun online games to accompany your rock unit. RockHounds- Discover how rocks are made with Rocky!
Songs:

Rock Cycle Song
(Sing to the tune of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")

SEDIMENTARY rock
Has been formed in layers
Often found near water sources
With fossils from decayers

Then there's IGNEOUS rock
Here since Earth was born
Molten Lava, cooled and hardened
That's how it is formed

These two types of rocks
Can also be transformed
With pressure, heat and chemicals
METAMORPHIC they'll become.
 

I am not sure where this came from. It was passed along to me. If you know where is originated, please let me know,

Rocks and Minerals for Kids- cool stuff to purchase- check it out! The Adventures of Mineral Man- There are fun puzzles for you to solve, interesting photos, pictures, and interviews with real rock experts: geologists and earth science professionals.
Thinkquest- has some really cook rock activities. I gathered a lot of things while visiting this site.  
More to come... Soon, I will be adding my own lesson plans.
   
 

SPACE SITES

Johnson Space Center- learn more about astronaut, space exploration, the space shuttle, missions and more!
K-12  Exploring Planets in The Classroom- More than 25 hands-on science activities are provided in classroom-ready pages for both teachers and students for exploring Earth, the planets, geology, and space sciences.
The Life of A Star-"This site (as the title says) is all about the life of a star. It will show all the stages that a small star, and a massive star have to go through during their lifetime. We have all sorts of pics and links for you to look at and explore when you are just about ready to receive that vast information that we have kindly put together."
NASA for Kids- stories, photos, art and more, check out the teacher's corner
Science With NASA-learn more about space and science through articles, pictures,  journals and more!
Star Child- A learning environment for young astronomers, informational reading, games, classroom activities and more!
The Planets of The Sun- a great site that highlights each planet and has related activities
Zoom Astronomy-Enchanted learning provides " 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, simply by clicking on links."
 

WEATHER

Cloud WebQuest- explore the world of clouds with this WebQuest, geared fir 3rd grade but could be used with any
Clouds-What Are They Made Of? A page from Scholastic that explains what clouds are made of, provides activities, and additional resources
Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page- NEWS CHANNEL 19's, Chief Meteorologist Dan Satterfield has created a great website for kids 6-16, their parents and teachers too!
The Weather Channel
Weather Underground- weather maps, phases of the moon and more
Weather Maker- a Scholastic site that lets you create your very own weather scene! Very Cool!
Weather Movies- includes other science related movies as well
Weather Watch- a Scholastic site, interactive, informative text and more
WeatherBug-free download gives you a complete weather station on your computer
Weather WizKids-Developed by  meteorologist, Crystal Wicker, this site is designed especially for kids to allow them to learn more about the fascinating world of weather. Itís also a wonderful educational website for teachers and parents that gives them the right tools they need to explain the different types of weather to children.
 

VIRTUAL SCIENCE FIELDTRIPS

2-6+ California Academy of Sciences- a great site that includes a natural history museum, aquarium, and planetarium.  This site has a web cam to add to the fun.
2-6+ The Galapagos Islands- daily reports and photos taken by a naturalist aboard a ship in the Galapagos Islands.  Learn how the islands were formed from volcanoes. Also learn more about the native plants and animals
2-6+ Amazing Netscape Fish Cam- this site provides real-time of a 90 gallon tank filled with a variety of sea creatures.  Enjoy real fish without the mess. 
K-6+ Birmingham Zoo-this site has web cams so that you can observe the animals in the zoo, also includes video clips of past events and animal observations
2-5 Sea World-includes tours, web cams experiences, lesson plans and more!
K-1 Discovery Cams- a web cam site that focuses on a mole rate, a shark, ants, orangutan, penguins, cheetahs, and more.  Check out the schedule of events.
K-1 Panda Central- watch lovable pandas through the use of web cams
1-12 Tramline's Virtual Field Trips- many great places to visit.
Passport To Knowledge-great series of interactive learning adventures connecting children to Life, Space, Earth and Physical Science.
Mammoth Cave- explore the world's longest cave system!
Glacier Park-discover the wondrous beauty of this park
Rain Forest-explore the rain forest without getting wet
Tour The Universe
 


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Last Updated on 11/19/2009