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General Science for Elementary Classes

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General Science


  1. 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.
  2. Archaeology: Clues from the Past - from the American Museum of Natural History - they have an index to seven other elementary science pages
  3. Atoms and Molecules - a Quia review game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Atoms, Molecules, Mixtures and Compounds - a Quia review game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears - an online professional development magazine for elementary teachers which focuses on preparing teachers to teach polar science
  6. Black Hole Gang - Explore the site to learn about the science adventures of Matt, Wei Ling, Rosa, A.J., and Newton.
  7. The Body
    1. Bacterial Invasion - Infect your host with the Flu or Strep Throat by answering questions about the human body. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
    2. Diagram of the Digestive System - Printable Blank Outline Diagram of The Digestive System This link includes something for the teacher to print
    3. Diagram of the Respiratory System - Printable Blackline Diagram of The Respiratory System This link includes something for the teacher to print
    4. Diagram of the Circulatory System - Printable Worksheet of The Circulatory System This link includes something for the teacher to print
    5. Diagram of the Human Skeleton - Printable Blank Outline Diagram of the Human Skeleton This link includes something for the teacher to print
    6. Diagram of the Eye - Practice Worksheet : Parts of the Eye This link includes something for the teacher to print
    7. The Ear - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    8. The Eye - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
    9. Learn About the Human Body Systems - a list of links sponsored by a patient assistance site
    10. How Do Your Lungs Work? - Build a model of your lungs A lesson plan can be found at this site
    11. Nature's Best- The Human Body - Thinkquest site
    12. Project Heart - Watch, Listen, Play and Learn; activities for the classroom. For primary and intermediate students.
    13. Skeletal System Game - Learn the Bones! - click and drag the names of major bones to the appropriate box.
    14. Tour of the Human Body - how the body works - from Kids Health This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    15. Your Body - Crossword puzzle An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. The Case of the Mystery Matter - a 3rd grade physical science WebQuest
  9. Chemistry Quizzes - found at Chem4Kids
  10. Cool Science for Curious Kids - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology.
  11. Dinosaur Information Sheets - from ZoomDinosaurs.com
  12. Dinosaur pages on a more elementary level can be found at ZoomDinosaur.com
  13. Dracula's Library - Learn about the properties of light, waves, and particles.
  14. Ecology -
    1. Adventures in Waste and Recycling - Web-based Lesson
    2. Ecology - site explores issues of sustainability and environmentalism
    3. Ecology - It's a Green Life - game format; students answer questions to become Environmental experts.
    4. Ecology - World's Shortest Comprehensive Recycling Guide -
    5. Ecosystem Flashcards - Quia Game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    6. Ecosystem Matching game - Quia Game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
    7. Meet the Greens -get kids thinking about the world and their place in it; video episodes on Ecology : from WGBH Educational Foundation and PBS
    8. What's Your Footprint? - A carbon Calculator that measures how your footprint impacts the Earth.
  15. Einstein: Way to Go Einstein! - from the American Museum of Natural History - they have an index to seven other elementary science pages
  16. 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.
  17. Fourth and Fifth Grade Science Resources - many links and quizzes on science.
  18. Genetics: The Gene Scene - from the American Museum of Natural History - they have an index to seven other elementary science pages
  19. Great Web Sites for Kids - their links are grade level rated (posted by the American Library Association)
    1. Animals
    2. Astronomy
    3. Biology
    4. Chemistry & Physics
    5. Dinosaurs
    6. General Science
    7. Geology
    8. Science Experiments
    9. Zoos & Aquariums
  20. Hands-On Activities - from the Exploratorium
  21. Human Skeleton - identify the bones marked by number
  22. Icky Experiments - Fun activities for children
  23. Interactive Body - drag parts to the right place; organs, muscles, skeleton, nervous system This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  24. Interactive Science Lessons from the BBC - living things, materials, and physical processes This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  25. 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.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  26. Land O' Dinosaurs - Learn a bit about the dinosaur from BillyBear4Kids
  27. Light - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  28. Light and Sound Matching game - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  29. The Magic of Matter - a WebQuest for elementary students [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  30. Mass vs. Volume - a CLOZE activity This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  31. Materials - an index of interactive activities, lessons, and quizzes from the BBC This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data and This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  32. Materials: Changing State - experiment with ice and water This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. Materials: Changing State Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  33. Matter - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  34. Matter and Mass - list of links [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  35. Matter match - a Quia index of four types of activities This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  36. Matter is the Stuff Around You - from Chem4Kids
    1. Matter is the Stuff Around You Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  37. Microscope - drag the names of parts of a microscope to the correct spot This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  38. Mini-Lessons Elementary Science (K-5) text lesson plans, no illustrations A lesson plan can be found at this site
  39. The Mysteries of Matter - top secret mission to discover the secrets to the mysteries of matter [a WebQuest]
  40. Neuroscience for Kids - created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system
  41. Odyssey - a science magazine for young readers, ages 10-16 with the latest news in science
  42. One Inch Square project - Choose something interesting and look at it closely. Take your time, this is not a race
  43. Packing for the Park - Students group various objects using their physical characteristics. This resource includes voice instructions for students
  44. Paleontology: the Big Dig - from the American Museum of Natural History
  45. The Phantom's Portrait Parlor - Learn about the principles of atoms and matter.
  46. Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab - experiments sorted by category
  47. Recycleroom - Learn about ecology and recycling with Roscoe.
  48. Reversible and Irreversible Changes - this interactive site from BBC allows students to experiment and collect information
    1. Quiz on Reversible and Irreversible Changes This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  49. 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.]
  50. 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. A video is available through this link
  51. Science Glossary - grade specific terms, an image illustrating the term, and correct pronunciation of the term This resource includes voice instructions for students
    1. First Grade
    2. Second Grade
    3. Third Grade
    4. Fourth Grade
    5. Fifth Grade
    6. Sixth Grade
  52. Science Toys - Make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles.
  53. Scientific Method - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  54. Scientific Method: Ordering - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  55. Sink and Float - [for ages 5-7] Digger and the Gang ask you to decide which items will float or sink This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  56. Sink or Float - a kindergarten lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  57. Sink or Float - a lesson plan for grades 4-6 [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  58. 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.] A lesson plan can be found at this site
  59. Solid Liquid and Gas - from BBC This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. Changing State Quiz - 10 multiple choice questions
  60. States of Matter game from Harcourt Schools Publishers This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  61. States of Matter Millionaire Game from Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  62. Those Genes - Students are introduced to genetic inheritance. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  63. What is Matter? - designed for 4th grade physical science
  64. What's the Matter - a WebQuest for middle school [this expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  65. Yes Magazine: Canada's science magazine for kids
  66. The Yuckiest Site on the Internet (requires Flash)
  67. More science links can be found by going to the Science Index page of Internet4Classrooms.
  68. 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
  69. 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
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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