General Science for Elementary Classes
Links added on 2/25/2017
- Activities from the Exploratorium are featured in two Exploratorium-at-home books. However, this great museum does not force you to buy the book to try the activities. More than forty neat science activities for children (of all ages) can be found here.
- Archaeology: Clues from the Past - from the American Museum of Natural History - they have an index to seven other elementary science pages
- Atoms and Molecules - a Quia review game
- Atoms, Molecules, Mixtures and Compounds - a Quia review game
- Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears - an online professional development magazine for elementary teachers which focuses on preparing teachers to teach polar science
- Black Hole Gang - Explore the site to learn about the science adventures of Matt, Wei Ling, Rosa, A.J., and Newton.
- The Body
- Bacterial Invasion - Infect your host with the Flu or Strep Throat by answering questions about the human body.
- Diagram of the Digestive System - Printable Blank Outline Diagram of The Digestive System
- Diagram of the Respiratory System - Printable Blackline Diagram of The Respiratory System
- Diagram of the Circulatory System - Printable Worksheet of The Circulatory System
- Diagram of the Human Skeleton - Printable Blank Outline Diagram of the Human Skeleton
- Diagram of the Eye - Practice Worksheet : Parts of the Eye
- The Ear - high quality transparency master
- The Eye - high quality transparency master
- Learn About the Human Body Systems - a list of links sponsored by a patient assistance site
- How Do Your Lungs Work? - Build a model of your lungs
- Human Respiratory System - information about each part of the system plus links for further information
- Human Skeletal System - good information accompanied by some great images
- Nature's Best- The Human Body - Thinkquest site
- Nurse's Guide to the Human Body - external links to many good explanations of human body systems
- Project Heart - Watch, Listen, Play and Learn; activities for the classroom. For primary and intermediate students.
- Skeletal System Game - Learn the Bones! - click and drag the names of major bones to the appropriate box.
- Tour of the Human Body - how the body works - from Kids Health
- Your Body - Crossword puzzle
- The Case of the Mystery Matter - a 3rd grade physical science WebQuest
- Chemistry Quizzes - found at Chem4Kids
- Cool Science for Curious Kids - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology.
- Dinosaur Information Sheets - from ZoomDinosaurs.com
- Dinosaur pages on a more elementary level can be found at ZoomDinosaur.com
- Dracula's Library - Learn about the properties of light, waves, and particles.
- Ecology -
- Adventures in Waste and Recycling - Web-based Lesson
- Ecology - site explores issues of sustainability and environmentalism
- Ecology - World's Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide - [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Ecosystem Flashcards - Quia Game
- Ecosystem Matching game - Quia Game
- Meet the Greens -get kids thinking about the world and their place in it; video episodes on Ecology : from WGBH Educational Foundation and PBS
- What Can Be Recycled? - a list of 200+ items and suggestions
- What's Your Footprint? - A carbon Calculator that measures how your footprint impacts the Earth.
- Einstein: Way to Go Einstein! - from the American Museum of Natural History - they have an index to seven other elementary science pages
- Experiments - Explore the fun and excitement of science and technology with these activities! Some of them are to do at home with various ordinary materials, others are interactive online activities.
- Fourth and Fifth Grade Science Resources - many links and quizzes on science.
- Genetics: The Gene Scene - from the American Museum of Natural History - they have an index to seven other elementary science pages
- Great Web Sites for Kids - their links are grade level rated (posted by the American Library Association)
- Chemistry & Physics
- General Science
- Science Experiments
- Zoos & Aquariums
- Hands-On Activities - from the Exploratorium
- Human Skeleton - identify the bones marked by number
- Interactive Body - drag parts to the right place; organs, muscles, skeleton, nervous system
- Interactive Science Lessons from the BBC - living things, materials, and physical processes
- Interactive Science Study Activities - grades 3,4,5,8 and end of course quiz. [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Land O' Dinosaurs - Learn a bit about the dinosaur from BillyBear4Kids
- Light - a Quia quiz
- Light and Sound Matching game - a Quia quiz
- The Magic of Matter - a WebQuest for elementary students [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Mass vs. Volume - a CLOZE activity
- Materials: Changing State - experiment with ice and water
- Materials: Changing State Quiz
- Matter - a Quia quiz
- Matter and Mass - list of links [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Matter match - a Quia index of four types of activities
- Matter is the Stuff Around You - from Chem4Kids
- Matter is the Stuff Around You Quiz
- Microscope - drag the names of parts of a microscope to the correct spot
- Mini-Lessons Elementary Science (K-5) text lesson plans, no illustrations
- The Mysteries of Matter - top secret mission to discover the secrets to the mysteries of matter [a WebQuest]
- Neuroscience for Kids - created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system
- Odyssey - a science magazine for young readers, ages 10-16 with the latest news in science
- One Inch Square project - Choose something interesting and look at it closely. Take your time, this is not a race
- Packing for the Park - Students group various objects using their physical characteristics.
- Paleontology: the Big Dig - from the American Museum of Natural History
- The Phantom's Portrait Parlor - Learn about the principles of atoms and matter.
- Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab - experiments sorted by category
- Recycleroom - Learn about ecology and recycling with Roscoe.
- Reversible and Irreversible Changes - this interactive site from BBC allows students to experiment and collect information
- Quiz on Reversible and Irreversible Changes
- Science4kids -Sci4Kids is a series of stories about what scientists do here at the ARS. Geared to kids about 8 to 13 years old, it is produced by the ARS Information Staff in Beltsville, Maryland. [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Science Clips - PreK-6th grade [ages 4-11] - many topics, clips have teacher resources to go along with the video, quizzes to go along with video also.
- Science Glossary - grade specific terms, an image illustrating the term, and correct pronunciation of the term
- First Grade
- Second Grade
- Third Grade
- Fourth Grade
- Fifth Grade
- Sixth Grade
- Science Toys - Make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles.
- Scientific Method - a Quia quiz
- Scientific Method: Ordering - a Quia quiz
- Sink and Float - [for ages 5-7] Digger and the Gang ask you to decide which items will float or sink
- Sink or Float - a kindergarten lesson plan
- Sink or Float - a lesson plan for grades 4-6 [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Sink or Float: The Weight of Water and You - a lesson plan for grades 4-6 from Science Fair Central [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Solid Liquid and Gas - from BBC
- States of Matter game from Harcourt Schools Publishers
- States of Matter Millionaire Game from Quia
- Those Genes - Students are introduced to genetic inheritance.
- What is Matter? - designed for 4th grade physical science
- What's the Matter - a WebQuest for middle school [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
- Yes Magazine: Canada's science magazine for kids
- More science links can be found by going to the Science Index page of Internet4Classrooms.
- Third Grade Review Quizzes | Random Review #1 | Random Review #2 | Random Review #3 | Random Review #4 | Random Review #5 | Random Review #6 | Random Review #7 | Random Review #8 | Random Review #9 | Energy Review | Energy Review
- Review Quizzes - Grade Level Not Indicated - Plant and Animal Classification | Caterpillars and Butterflies | Food Chain | Insects and Spiders | Animal Classification | | Landforms | Landforms and Natural Resources of the U.S. | Tree Life Cycle
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