SDP Curriculum Classroom Technology Connections


Science Resources


CFF Wiki


Interactive Resources for Science Content


The following links are from Web 2.0 Science Tools by Laura Turner (http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/professional_development/web_2_0_science_tools)

General Science

  • EcoKids:
    • http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/games_activities/index.cfm
    • This award-winning EcoKids web site is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world. It offers topical information about the environment through interactive, fun, educational games and activities.

  • Experience Math and Science with Gizmos (3-12)
  • Exploratorium
    • http://www.exploratorium.edu
    • This site was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. This site now contains over 15,000 Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics.
  • Google Earth
  • Google SketchUp
  • Explore with Google Earth
  • Google Earth for Educators
  • Google Earth Lessons
  • GEarthHacks
    • http://www.gearthhacks.com
    • This site works in tandem with Google Earth. Overlay files can be downloaded and used with Google Earth.
  • Kinetic City (3-8)
  • MyExperiment (6-12)
    • http://www.myexperiment.org
    • The MyExperiment Virtual Research Environment enables you and your students to share digital items associated with your research — in particular it enables you to share and execute scientific workflows. You can also use myexperiment.org to find publicly shared workflows
  • Skoool
    • http://kent.skoool.co.uk/index.aspx
    • This site from England is the first resource of its kind designed specifically for the students and teachers of Math and Science. It leverages the expertise of top teachers in their fields for the development of its content.
  • Science NetLinks (K-12)
    • http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons.php?BenchmarkID=9&DocID=111
    • The Thinkfinity partnership provides free, Internet-based content across academic disciplines. Science NetLinks' role is to provide a wealth of standards-aligned resources for K-12 science educators, including lesson plans, interactive and reviewed Internet resources. Site features include Interactive Lessons, Resources, Benchmarks and Science Updates.

  • St. Louis Science Center Web Site (K-12)
  • The Yuckiest Site on the Internet. (K-8)
    • http://yucky.kids.discovery.com
    • Yucky teaching units (for grades 3-8 and K-2) correlate with the science topics that students love on the Yucky Site. They are designed to align with your curriculum's scope and sequence and with national standards.

  • The Interactive Library Applets for Math, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry & Earth Science (6-12)
    • http://edinfo.securesites.net/il/il_math.htm
    • The Interactive Library is about "real interactivity"! The database contains hundreds of activities that make use of sophisticated java, vrml and shockwave programs. Teachers can create their own activity sheet to go with the programs. Students can use these programs to supplement their classroom activities, or use one of the more advanced applets as a starting point for their science project.

Anatomy


Astronomy & Space

  • Amazing Space. (6-12)
    • http://amazing-space.stsci.edu
    • This site is by the Space Telescope Science Institute an is responsible for the scientific operation of the Hubble Space Telescope. This site provides a variety of interactive Web based space lessons and related activities.
  • American Meteorological Society - DataStreme Junction. (K-12)
    • http://www.ametsoc.org/dstreme/junction
    • DataStreme Junction is the place where information is found or can be located that promotes the use of current environmental data across the K-12 curriculum. This is portal type of site, with numerous related links.
  • Celestia
    • http://shatters.net/celestia
    • Celestia is a real-time 3D space simulation featuring a database of over 100000 stars, nearly a hundred solar system, objects, and a complete catalog You can travel throughout the solar system, to any of the over 100,000 stars, or even beyond the galaxy. Celestia comes with a large catalog of stars, galaxies, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft.
  • Cosmic Zoom. (5-12)
  • HubbleSite (4/5-12)
    • http://hubblesite.org
    • This site from the Space Telescope Science Institute, allows users to study and view the once-unimaginable celestial phenomena now made visible using Hubble’s cutting-edge technology. HubbleSite is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach.
  • Mars Quest Online (3-8)
    • http://www.marsquestonline.org
    • This site is the result of a collaboration among SSI, NASA’s Jet propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and TERC. They have developed 34 highly visual, interactive experiences that highlight the most interesting planetary features. This site has two main areas, the Tour and the Investigations. Activities in both areas have specific challenges, natural ending points, and clear measure of success.
  • Stellarium (4-12)
    • http://www.stellarium.org
    • Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in planetarium projectors. Just set your coordinates and go.
  • Virtual Solar System. (4/5-12)
  • Virtual Space Tours from Space.com

Kids’ Space Sites

  • Celestia
  • KidsAstronomy. (K-8)
    • http://www.kidsastronomy.com
    • This site is designed for students interested in astronomy. Links include Teacher’s Corner, Fun With Astronomy, Deep Space, The Solar System, Space Exploration, the Universe and more related links.
  • Space Place (1-6)

BIOLOGY

  • Biology 4 Kids. (3-8)
    • http://www.biology4kids.com
    • This site contains basic biology information and is not just biology for kids, it's for everyone. It has information on cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics.
  • The Biology Project. (9-12)
  • Biology Simulations
  • BioInteractive Lab. (9-12)
    • http://www.biointeractive.org
    • This site is from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Links include a cardiology lab, other virtual labs, related animation clips, a click learn section, a related virtual museum, cool science for kids and related teacher resources.
  • Cells Alive. (4/5-12)
  • FreezeRay (4-12)
    • http://freezeray.com/index.html
    • This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity.
  • The Interactive Library Applets for Math, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry & Earth Science
    • http://edinfo.securesites.net/il/il_math.htm
    • The Interactive Library is about "real interactivity"! The database contains hundreds of activities that make use of sophisticated java, vrml and shockwave programs. Teachers can create their own activity sheet to go with the programs. Students can use these programs to supplement their classroom activities, or use one of the more advanced applets as a starting point for their science project.
  • The Visible Human Project. (9-12)
    • http://madsci.org/~lynn/VH
    • This site allows students to view the human body. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female bodies has been completed.
  • World of Teaching. (K-12)
    • http://www.worldofteaching.com
    • This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish.

CHEMISTRY

  • Chem Buddy (9-12)
    • http://www.chembuddy.com
    • Every chemist occasionally has to do some simple calculations, like concentration conversion, finding pH, or solving a complicated stoichiometric problem. When these problems are easy, they are waste of time. When they are harder, quite often they get too difficult to solve on paper - that is especially true in case of pH calculations involving several dissociation equilibria. This is when software can save you time and frustration.
  • Chem4Kids. (4-8)
    • http://www.chem4kids.com
    • CHEM4KIDS.COM also has KAPILI.COM. Kapili now has tutorials, an extensive library, experiments, over fifty activities, and downloads like flash cards and workbooks.
  • FreezeRay (4-12)
    • http://freezeray.com/index.html
    • This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity.
  • The Interactive Library Applets for Math, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry & Earth Science
    • http://edinfo.securesites.net/il/il_math.htm
    • The Interactive Library is about "real interactivity"! The database contains hundreds of activities that make use of sophisticated java, vrml and shockwave programs. Teachers can create their own activity sheet to go with the programs. Students can use these programs to supplement their classroom activities, or use one of the more advanced applets as a starting point for their science project.
  • Periodic Table of Comic Books (5-12)
    • http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/
    • This site covers a number of elements from oxygen to the Metal Men (Gold, Tin, Mercury, Lead and Platinum) to molybdenum. A search engine lets you quickly mine the periodic table of comics.
  • ph Meter
  • Web-based High School Chemistry Simulations
    • http://cse.edc.org/products/simulations/catalog.asp
    • This site has provides teachers with links to chemistry simulations, organized by which McREL standard (and in some cases, national science education standard) to which they correspond. You can view the site either through Simulations Aligned to the Standards or you can view the complete list of simulations in our Catalog of Simulations
  • World of Teaching (K-12)
    • http://www.worldofteaching.com
    • This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish.

EARTH SCIENCE

  • Earth Cams for Kids
  • The Interactive Library Applets for Math, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry & Earth Science
    • http://edinfo.securesites.net/il/il_math.htm
    • The Interactive Library is about "real interactivity"! The database contains hundreds of activities that make use of sophisticated java, vrml and shockwave programs. Teachers can create their own activity sheet to go with the programs. Students can use these programs to supplement their classroom activities, or use one of the more advanced applets as a starting point for their science project.
  • Journey North - A Global Study of Wildlife and Seasonal Migration (6-12)
    • http://www.learner.org/jnorth
    • Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration maps, pictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context.
  • Windows to the Universe (K-12)
    • http://www.windows.ucar.edu
    • This site provides a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data that explore the earth and space sciences. 


PHYSICS

  • Fear of Physics (K-12)
    • http://www.fearofphysics.com
    • This is an interactive, highly visual, and non-technical way for students of all ages to learn about the laws of physics in action.
  • FreezeRay (4-12)
    • http://freezeray.com/index.html
    • This site offers a growing bank of imaginative, highly visual teaching-aids developed for use with interactive whiteboards in schools. The resources are designed to be used as rich sources of visually stimulating material, making use of both animations and drag and drop interactivity.
  • The Interactive Library Applets for Math, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry & Earth Science
    • http://edinfo.securesites.net/il/il_math.htm
    • The Interactive Library is about "real interactivity"! The database contains hundreds of activities that make use of sophisticated java, vrml and shockwave programs. Teachers can create their own activity sheet to go with the programs. Students Use these programs to supplement your classroom activities, or use one of the more advanced applets as a starting point for your science project.
  • My Physics Lab
    • http://www.myphysicslab.com/
    • This site, created Eric Neumann, contains a number of interactive physics simulations. Also included are the math components of the simulations.
  • PhET (Physics Education Technology) (9-12)
    • http://www.colorado.edu/physics/phet
    • This site from the University of Colorado has fun, interactive simulation of physical phenomena that make bridges to the real world. A collection of 40 Java applications for introductory physics is available.
  • World of Teaching (K-12)
    • http://www.worldofteaching.com
    • This site contains a variety of PowerPoint teaching presentations in Biology, Chemistry, Math, English, History, Physics, Geography and Spanish.