Spaulding Memorial School

Science Links

Animal

The Brain

Health

 Matter

Space and Earth

The Rainforest

  Rocks, Minerals and Volcanoes

Salmon Project

Simple Machines


http://www.engineeringinteract.org/
Interactive science and engineering for 9 - 11 year olds.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/Science/index.html
This site has many interactive online science games as well as other interactive science activities. Much of the curriculum is covered!
  

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml
Many online science activities.....worth taking a look at!

http://mhschool.com/index.html
Use this link to access many activities directly related to what you are learning in school!

http://www.brainpop.com
BrainPOP
the more you know, the more you know!® The site features Science, Math, English, Health and Technology topics that correspond to National Science, English and Math Standards for 3-8 grades. Each subject contains a 2-4 minute Animated Movie, an Interactive Quiz, an Experiment, a Comic Strip, a How-to hands on application, a Timeline and a print-able Activity Page.

 

 

Animals

 

 

Whales

http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~ssilverman/whaletales/activities.htm
Online whale activities.

http://www.whalesounds.com/
Listen to whale sounds!  

 

Birds

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search.aspx//
Search for bird by entering name, description, key words. All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

http://birds.audubon.org/
National Audubon Society

 

Penguins

http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/penguins/index.htm
You'll find many penguin activities here.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/science.html#animalclassification
Free elementary science activities

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/default.cfm
Take a tour of the Smithsonian National Zoo.

http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/mammals/
Much information here about mammals!

http://animal.discovery.com/
The official site of the Animal Planet TV show.

http://www.yahooligans.com/content/animals/
Facts and pictures for hundreds of species of mammals, insects, reptiles, fish, birds, and amphibians!

http://www.enature.com/
Bring nature to your computer by exploring info and photos of almost any North American plant or animal. Check out diverse habitats, get tips from Audubon experts, and more!

http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirtrep/animal/invest.htm
Animal adaptations project

http://www.pbs.org/kratts/world/content.html
Creature World.....use with Animal Adaptations activity

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/

 

Habitats  

http://www.switcheroozoo.com/games/habitatgame.htm
Build an online habitat!

http://www.activescience-gsk.com/games/index.cfm?module=2
Play the habitats game.

http://42explore.com/animhom.htm
Animal homes

http://www.cap.nsw.edu.au/bb_site_intro/stage1_Modules/shelter/mixmatch.html
Mix 'n Match  

 

The Brain

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/introb.html#bb
A whole list of brain things to read and do!

http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/lobe.html
This is from the above link...The lobes of the brain...a coloring activity and online quiz   

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Electricity

 

 

http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/topics/10a.html
An on line exhibit that teaches all about electricity.

http://www.warrinerprimaries.com/Topic/circuits.htm
This site lists several resources and activities pertaining to electricity.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/Science/electricity.htm
You'll find many electricity activities here!

http://www.engagingscience.org/games/
Current Affairs. Explore the conductivity of everyday objects.

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Engineering

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/
Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston.
Here are the main features of the site:

Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels.

The Labs
Try your hand at our interactive engineering labs.

The Challenges
Take on the challenges of building big.

Wonders of the World Databank
Explore our databank of big structures.

Local Wonders
Investigate big structures near you.

Who Builds Big?
Find out what's cool about being an engineer.

About the Series
Learn more about the shows, and see a chat with David Macaulay.
Educators' Guide

How to use the Web site, with hands-on activities.

http://www.eweek.org/site/DiscoverE/activities/archive.shtml
You’ll find many resources here for both students and teachers to celebrate National Engineers Week.

http://www.discoverengineering.org/
A site for kids…Included you’ll find the following:

About Engineers
Cool Stuff
Games
Idea Center
FAQ
Downloads……with video clips
Links…several activities can be found here
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http://www.omsi.edu/explore/online.cfm
Many online science activities offered by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

http://www.engineeringk12.org/
“Where to go for K – 12 engineering education.”
You’ll find many links and resources for both students and educators. There’s also a free monthly e-newsletter that explores how teachers can make mathematics and science “come alive” for students. Quite an extensive web site.

http://pbskids.org/zoom/activities/sci/#engineering
A list of engineering activities for kids from the Zoom site. Some of the games also involve engineering concepts.

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Environment

Consumers, Producers, and Decomposers

 

http://www.emints.org/ethemes/resources/S00001674.shtml
Organisms: Producers, Consumers, Decomposers

eMints Description: What is a producer, consumer, and decomposer? These are sites about these different kinds of organisms and how they interrelate to one another in food chains and food webs. There are experiments, games, other interactive features, and suggested classroom activities. Included is an eThemes resource on food chains and food webs.

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html
Fun with food chains.

http://www.cas.psu.edu/DOCS/WEBCOURSE/WETLAND/WET1/main.html
Food Chains: Prey and Predators. Online activities and information.

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/worms/index.html
The Adventures of Herman the Worm! Earthworms are the Kings of Decomposers. In this fun site all about worms, students can explore the links to discover the parts of a worm, where worms originated from, and what worms eat. Includes an interactive quiz on a worm's anatomy and the food worms eat. On the home page, click on "Teacher's Bin" and find out how you can request a poster of Herman.

 

 Health

Teeth

http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/abyss/games/quizeng4.htm
See what you know about teeth. Take a 20 question quiz The Five Senses

http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefMedList.aspx?refid=761561931
Watch a multimedia slide show all about teeth.

http://freda.auyeung.net/5senses/
The Five Senses!  

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Matter

 

 

http://www.strangematterexhibit.com/
Discover the secrets of everyday stuff!

http://scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/fast/teachers/Matter/matter.htm
The Case of the Missing Matter: An investigation into matter

http://www.thinkquest.org/library/site_sum.html?tname=J001539&url=J001539/matter.html
Bubbling over with fun ways to learn, this site explores the basics of Chemistry. Compare the properties of solids, liquids and gases. Find out more about the elements that make up our world with simple and fun experiments. Visit Chemistry!

http://www.chem4kids.com/matter/index.html
Matter and States of Matter: This section covers states of matter from solids and liquids to gases and plasmas. We also have information on solutions and mixtures. This is the place to start.

http://www.chem4kids.com/files/elements/index.html
Elements list

http://www.chemicalelements.com/
Interactive periodic table

http://school.familyeducation.com/periodictable.php
Interactive periodic table

http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/topics/50a.html
Welcome to Matter  

http://www.thetech.org/exhibits/online/topics/51k.html
What am I ? Worksheet

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Space and Earth

 

 

 

 

 

WebQuesttoSpace

 

Inner Planets of the Solar System

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/
Astronomy just for kids

Phases of the Moon

http://www.engagingscience.org/games/
It's Just a Phase! Uncover what causes the phases of the moon.

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/moon/phases.html
Information and activities about the phases of the moon.

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/moon/moon_challenge/moon_challenge.html
Lunar Cycle Challenge! Drag the moons to the correct place in the lunar cycle.

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/earth_and_space/eng/Introduction/default.htm
Earth and Space: Great activities for moon phases.

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/planets_moons_dk_sides/eng/Introduction/default.htm
Planets, moons and their dark sides....many activities here also for whiteboards and individual use.

 

Planets  

http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~abranch/itec815_project/index.html
What Makes Earth Special? How is Earth like other planets in our solar system?
How is it different?

Use the links on the Resources page to gather information about Earth and another planet in our solar system. Compare and contrast that planet with Earth. How is Earth like your planet? How is it different? When your research is complete, create a Kid Pix slide show. Present your slide show to your classmates and other students.

A research worksheet and rough draft sheets for the slide show are available, as well as a rubric.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/earth/index.shtml
A Travel Guide to the Solar System. Use this as a resource for you KidPix slideshow! This has much information about the planets, constellations, and the solar system as well as games and activities.

http://www.artyastro.com/main.htm
Take off for fun and adventure with Arty, the part-time astronaut. Nice animation guides you through this site as you learn about our solar system, and play online games and activities. Includes a printable teacher's guide for use at home or in the classroom.

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/index.html
A NASA site dedicated to kids of all ages! Learn about space, rockets, and astronauts, color pictures, play games, look at space art, and read stories by other kids.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu
Welcome to Windows to the Universe! Our purpose is to develop a fun and different Web site about the Earth and Space sciences. Windows to the Universe is graphics intensive! 

http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/astronomy/
Zoom Astronomy is a comprehensive on-line site about space and astronomy. You'll find lots of information about the planets and the solar system as well as classroom activities and fun things to do.

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/resources/explorations/index.shtml
Amazing Space...online explorations

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html
Starchild: A learning center for young astronomers.

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/activity.html
Multidisciplinary Activities on the Solar System

http://www.smplanet.com/planets/planetintro.html
Small Planet's exploration of our solar system. You'll use the internet to find out more about our solar system.

http://www.scu.edu.au/schools/edu/student_pages/Sem2_2001/MESKE/activity%202.htm
Information and activities about the planets.

 

Constellations

http://www.funbrain.com/constellation/index.html
Learn about the constellations then identify the constellation from a picture and some background information, in this game with different difficulty levels.From FunBrain.com.  

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Rainforest

 

 

 

 

http://www.msu.edu/user/urquhart/tour/index.htmlA virtual tour of the rainforest....a great slideshow.

http://ran.org/get_involved/resources/kids_and_educators/
Welcome to the Rainforest Action Network Kid's Corner...Kid's taking action for rainforests.

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest
All about rainforests.

http://www.animalsoftherainforest.com/frames1.htm
At this site you'll find much information about animals of the rainforest and many links.

http://search.yahooligans.yahoo.com/search/ligans?p=rainforest
Search results from Yahooligans with many links.  

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Rocks and Minerals

 

 

http://www.whps.org/school/websterhill/library/scavenger%20hunts/Rocks%20and%20Minerals%20Scavenger%20Hunt.htm
Welcome Rock Hounds!!! You are going on a scavenger hunt looking for rocks and minerals. The following websites will help you to find what you're looking for. Enjoy your adventure!!!!

http://www.lewiston.k12.id.us/dkuntz/WebQuest/html/questions.htm

http://elu.digitalbrain.com/dbmaterial/web/learning%20objects/ls/Year%203%20Science%20Rocks/home/?backto&verb
ROCKS - In this unit children will find out about the three different groups of rocks and look at what different types of rocks are used for. This includes a pretest, online lesson, and whiteboard lesson.

http://www.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/index2.html
Rock Hounds! Get your hard hats on and let's go digging for some fun and facts!

http://www.brainpop.com/science/theearthsystem/rockcycle/
Click here to play a movie about the rock cycle. There are also other movies about rocks.

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/index.html
This Planet Really Rocks: All About Rocks and Minerals

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/rocks/eng/Introduction/default.htm
Interactive whiteboard activities and worksheets

 

 

Volcanoes

 

 

http://www.kidscosmos.org/kid-stuff/kids-volcanoes-types.html

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/mountains/volcanoes.htm
Information about volcanoes

http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/pompeii/interactive/interactive.html
Virtual volcanoes

http://dsc.discovery.com/beyond/?dcitc=w13-502-ah-0000&bclid=16893721
Volcanoes on Video. Explore footage of volcanoes from Ecuador to Alaska.

http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/kids/kids.html
Kids Door...information, games, activities about volcanoes.

http://volcano.und.edu/
Volcano World....you'll find entire lessons here!    

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Salmon Project

http://library.thinkquest.or/C001424/html/fishfacts.htm

http://dnr.metrokc.gov/wlr/waterres/salmonch.htm

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Simple Machines

 

 

http://www.edheads.org
Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We partner with various school systems in the United States, which help us research, design and test our activities every step of the way

http://www.geocities.com/tonyswebquests/webquest_machines
Simple and complex machines: a web quest. You'll find worksheets here that accompany the Edheads website.

http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/machines/
Stuart Little and Simple Machines

 

 

Sound

 

 

http://whyfiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/kids/D_Lab/acts_sound.html
NASA Sci Files: Many hands on activities about Sound can be found here.

http://www.asij.ac.jp/elementary/Lessons/sound/sound.htm
Here you'll find 3 sites to help you learn about sound.

http://marg.mhost.com/quizes/Sound/soundwaves.htm
Take this 5th grade science of sound quiz!

http://www.quia.com/jq/55783.html
A quia quiz about sound...20 questions

http://www.studystack.com/menu-11451
Study about sound here!

http://www.engagingscience.org/games/
Make a note! Experiment with sound.

 

 

Weather

 

 

http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=210&title=
Weather Sayings

http://www.kidsclick.org/

http://www.factmonster.com/

http://www.askkids.com/

http://achieve.weatherbug.com/Registration/login.aspx
WeatherBug Achieve!

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/Weather%20Folklore.htm
Weather Folklore and lots of information about weather

http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/weather_proverbs.htm
Weather proverbs explained

http://newman.needham.k12.ma.us/learningmaps/weather%20folklore_marino/folklore_main.html
Weather Folklore...Fact or Fiction?

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