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Science Resources

Science Resources

 

    

 

Louisiana Science Teachers Association(LSTA) 
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
Harcourt Science  
 

General Sites                          

  • Parts Geek - Understanding Motors - How to make a simple motor at home. (Link provided by an enthusiastic student from Pennsylvania)
  • AIMS Education Foundation  Pre-K - 2 integrated science and math lessons.
  • Black Hole Gang Web Site  Created by teacher and author Stephen Kramer, this site introduces four kids and a dog named Newton who are crazy about science, and points kids and their teachers to some of the best kid-friendly science on the web.
  • Cool Science for Curious Kids This site features activities adapted from science and children's museums.
  • DragonFly TV From PBS. A great site for young kids. Learn how to conduct science investigations, discuss your findings and share your results via the scrapbook. This site provides lots of fun and challenging science experiments and also lets you submit your own.
  • Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) Online  Clearinghouse for science and math - rich resources!
  • Franklin Institute of Science Museum A wealth of fun, educational and exciting information from the famed Philadelphia museum. Visit the online exhibits.
  • Lawrence Hall of Science Play online science games, download activities to do at home, and more cool stuff.
  • Leveraging learning Make the most of the Web's potential to maximize learning with these online science units. Included with each unit are hands-on investigations that provide links to related Internet resources. Embedded assessments help track student progress.
  • Magic School Bus Page Find out what Ms. Frizzle and her class are up to now.
  • Region V Science Fair A wealth of resources available for students, teachers, and parents.
  • Science Fair Links Many links here! (Check the "Student Resources" page for more science fair sites).
  • Science Fair Organizer. Find a wealth of resources for a successful science fair, from getting kids on track to judging the final experiments.
  • Science Fair Preparation
  • Science Fair Project Resource Guide An excellent resource from the Internet Public Library that links kids to all sorts of exceptional resources for their projects.
  • Science Fairs More science fair resources.
  • Science Learning Network This site has links to other resources, articles, and exhibits.
  • Science NetLinks From the American Association for the Advancement of Science A comprehensive "homepage" for K-12 science educators.
  • Score Science - Kids Corner Interactive science for kids
  • The Why Files Check out science behind the news by using current science occurrences. The site is broken down into grades and science standards.

Life Science                                 

  • All About Bats - Print out bat anatomy pages, learn about bat habitats and feeding habits.
  • Animal Cams Links to live cameras in zoos, aquariums and animal shelters feature ant farms, penguins, bats, sharks and more.
  • Animals of the World - Many activities geared for elementary students.
  • Bagheera: In the Wild This site spotlights topics for the classroom concerning endangered species, as well as animals that have become extinct.
  • Children's Butterfly Site  Wonderful butterfly site contains a coloring page showing the life cycle of the Monarch, sites with photographs of butterflies, moths, and other insects, and links to other butterfly sites.
  • Echo and the Bat Join Echo the Bat on his online adventures, encouraging comprehension, communication, and further research about this unique animal.
  • Estuary Field Trip 
  • Explore the Fantastic Forest This site offers a panoramic view of the forest. Students click and explore plants and animals of the forest.
  • Frogland !!! A great site to study about various types of common frogs and toads. The site is designed for both young and older students. Includes great links!
  • Froguts Virtual dissection without the blood! Warning - images of real specimens are used, so this site may not be appropriate for young children.
  • Great Plant Escape Help Detective Le plant and his partners, Bud and Sprout, unlock the amazing mysteries of plant life.
  • The Great Plant Escape Students can go on a fun, interdisciplinary adventure in botany. Designed for grades 4 and 5.
  • Mr. Bones - Have your students do the Human Skeleton Assembly Activity for teaching the skeletal system. Hands-on and fun!
  • National Agricultural Library Kid's Science Page A wonderful site for children of all ages to learn more about science. Students can learn interesting things about animals, nutrition, plants and the environment as well as how to do a science project.
  • National Rainforest Week: Prek-4 Lesson: Rainforests are one of the world's largest natural resources. This site seeks to educate people of every age about the importance of the rainforests. Links are provided for older students.
  • Plants and Our Environment Information on plant life and student activities are rooted in this site created by elementary students.
  • Virtual Birder Go birding without wading through swamps, getting up early or fighting mosquitoes. This interactive, beautifully photographed site will help students learn about different types of birds, their habits and habitats.
  • Virtual Zoo  This site was designed to bring a virtual zoo to anyone with access to the Internet, regardless of their location.

Earth & Space                           

Physical Science                       

  • The Atoms Family Interactive animations demonstrate concepts related to energy, light, electricity, matter, and energy transfer.
  • CLN Theme Page: Electricity  Community Learning Network has outstanding theme page resources.
  • Color Theory for Kids This site examines the color wheel, mixing, schemes and mood. An interactive site with activities, vocabulary, puzzles, and quizzes.
  • Energy Quest - Energy Education  Energy-related educational materials for students, teachers, parents.  Games, puzzles, science project experiments, and more
  • Instructional Materials in Physics  Theme Pages are a mix of links providing curricular content with web sites that offer instructional resources.
  • Levers From Beakman & Jax. Play and experiment with levers.
  • Little Shop of Physics Fun and educational. Choose from non-computer experiments using common household items, experiments you can do via computer, or Shockwave experiments.
  • Marvelous Machines This website provides a series of experiments about simple machine: levers, wheels and inclined planes.
  • Physics Life Did you know that physics is at work on the playground? Learn all about the science that surrounds us every day through a fun, interactive site.
  • Simple Machines This site houses a collection of over seventy photographs of common, everyday simple machines.
  • Simple Machines WebQuest  Investigate various compound and complex machines and locate examples of each simple machine defined. This information will enable you to create a new compound machine to solve a problem.
  • Sound Theme Page  Many resources for the K-12 student and teacher including tutorials, lesson plans, teaching units, demonstrations, and student activities.

Chemistry                                  

Environment                             

  • Captain Planet This site includes ecology tips for children and educational games with an environmental focus.
  • Eco Kids Online Discover cool things about science and nature, wildlife, environmental issues and more through games and activities.
  • Environmental Education for Kids! (EEK!) Lots of information and ideas about the earth, animals, and other neat stuff including what kinds of jobs are available for people interested in the environment.
  • The Green Squad Maintained by the Natural Resources Defense Council, this site helps kids to understand environmental and health issues as they relate to their schools.
  • Kids Do Ecology Use this site to study marine ecology and basic science with activities, projects, data, and graphing lessons.
  • LACoast Find information on the Louisiana Coastal Wetlands and the serious plight of the "Fragile Fringe"
  • National Wildlife Federation The Kids Page features articles from Ranger Rick, the environmental magazine for children, a homework help section, and briefings on issues such as the wetlands, endangered animals, water quality and more.
  • Planet Pals This resource teaches about the planet earth, natural resources, ecology and its care. Also, free recycling kits are offered.
  • Play a Recycling Game You have more than one to choose from--pick and choose or try them all!
  • Recycle City From the Environmental Protection Agency. Learn how recycling reduces waste and saves money. Find out where all the garbage goes. Also play the "Dumptown Game".
  • This Old Habitat  Visit habitats and learn about ecology.
  • Virtual Field Trips  Each nature field trip covers a single topic such as salt marshes or volcanoes.  Sites are arranged in sequential order with several "stops" and teacher's guides. 
  • Ways of Knowing Take an environmental adventure with four local children through the Ituri Forest in central Africa.