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Scientific Processes | Science Concepts
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Scientific Processes
(Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)
Internet Resources
(1)   The student conducts field and laboratory investigations using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices.

(A)  demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory investigations

(B)  make wise choices in the use and conservation of resources and the disposal or recycling of materials
(2)   The student uses scientific inquiry methods during field and laboratory investigations.

(A)  plan and implement investigative procedures including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting and using equipment and technology

  1. Collecting and Analyzing Safety Data - a 75 minute lab with an excellent table on page 22 listing the five leading causes of death, broken down by age range This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  2. Forces in Action - change track gradient and truck load as you collect data and come to a conclusion Interactive
  3. Formatting Hypotheses - information to help your students get a handle on this process skill
  4. How We See Things - Think through the assignment given, using a variety of mirrors to complete the task. Interactive
  5. Labs With Hypotheses - three sample labs
  6. Linking Conclusions to Hypotheses - examples from a biology lab
  7. Reasoning in Science - a basic introduction to the scientific method from Biology4Kids
  8. Sample Hypotheses (dependent and independent variables identified)
    1. Biology
    2. Earth & Physical Science
  9. Test Your Hypothesis - Read Jenna's Diary in this exceprt from the science fair toolkit to see an example of designing an experiment with a testable hypothesis.
  10. Towel Testing - the purpose of this lab is to practice the skills used to design experiments This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  11. Writing Hypotheses - a student lesson
(B)  collect data by observing and measuring
  1. Calculate the density of two blocks and then identify the material that the blocks are made of
  2. Changing Circuits - test a variety of materials to determine which best completes the circuit Interactive
  3. Create a New Hawaiian Island - read the page then click on the link at the bottom of the page to experiment with these local effects on climate by creating a new Hawaiian island! Interactive
  4. Density - This is an interactive Web-Lab Interactive
  5. Density Challenge Interactive
  6. Leap Frog - [this link opens on a new page] Students design an experiment to answer a question, collect information, and interpret the results using charts. (Author - Michaél Dunnivant) Interactive
  7. Mass, Volume, Density & Gravity - An interactive exercise where the user conducts experiments in weight, mass, volume, density and gravity. Interactive
  8. Mass vs. Weight Quiz
  9. Mass Volume Density Quiz (Level 1)
  10. Mass Volume Density Quiz (level 2)
  11. Reversable and Irreversable Changes - experiment with a variety of substances and conditions to determine which changes can or can not be reversed, and then take a quiz Interactive
  12. Volume, Mass and Density - a supplementary activity for students Interactive
(C)  organize, analyze, make inferences, and predict trends from direct and indirect evidence
  1. Boil Water with Shockwave - Run an experiment, changing the water amount, the starting water temperature, and the heating power. Enter how long you think it will take to boil the water. The accuracy of your guess, as a percentage of the actual time, will be displayed
(D)  communicate valid conclusions
(E)  construct graphs, tables, maps, and charts using tools including computers to organize, examine, and evaluate data
  1. Bar Graph - Enter data to create a bar graph, then manipulate the graph's maximum and minimum values
  2. Circle Graph - Enter data categories and the value of each category to create a circle graph (similar to "Pie Chart" but the user can define the data set)
  3. Create-a-Graph - lessons and activities on a variety of graphs Interactive
  4. Data Picking - students collect data, enter tally marks or numbers and then select which graph is appropriate Interactive
  5. Gere's Bike Shop - Read and Interpret Graphs at this BBC site Interactive
    1. After you finish the lesson at Gere's Bike Shop, take a test
  6. The Hot Tub - This is a fun activity where students tell the story behind a graph and relate slope to rate of change.
  7. How It All Stacks Up - [this link opens on a new page] Students interpret and compare information using a bar graph. (Author - Sandi King)
  8. Interpreting Column Graphs - students practice by answering ten questions about the graph
  9. Overview of a Bar Graph by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  10. Overview of a Line Graph by Nicole Carroll followed by a practice quiz
  11. Play Ball - [this link opens on a new page] Students collect data to put on a picture graph. (Author - Sandi King)
  12. Pie Chart - Students view pie charts (parameters: number of sectors, size of sector as a percent) Interactive
  13. Reading a Column Graph - five questions related to a graph (good real-world activity)
  14. Spy Guys Interactive - Understanding and Interpreting Graphs - Lesson 10
(3)   The student uses critical thinking and scientific problem solving to make informed decisions.

(A)  analyze, review, and critique scientific explanations, including hypotheses and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and information

(B)  draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services
(C)  represent the natural world using models and identify their limitations
  1. Boil Water with Shockwave - Run an experiment, changing the water amount, the starting water temperature, and the heating power. Enter how long you think it will take to boil the water. The accuracy of your guess, as a percentage of the actual time, will be displayed
(D)  evaluate the impact of research on scientific thought, society, and the environment
(F)  connect Grade 7 science concepts with the history of science and contributions of scientists
(4)   The student knows how to use tools and methods to conduct science inquiry.

(A)  collect, analyze, and record information to explain a phenomenon using tools including beakers, petri dishes, meter sticks, graduated cylinders, weather instruments, hot plates, dissecting equipment, test tubes, safety goggles, spring scales, balances, microscopes, telescopes, thermometers, calculators, field equipment, computers, computer probes, timing devices, magnets, and compasses

(B)  collect and analyze information to recognize patterns such as rates of change
  1. Devices Used To Make Weather Measurements - links to information about how the weather instruments work from USA Today Weather
  2. Make Your Own Weather Station - You can become an amateur meteorologist by building your own weather station and keeping a record of your measurements.
  3. Make Your Own Weather Instruments - try this at home
  4. More Weather Instruments to Build
  5. Weather Instruments - Meteorologists need many kinds of data before the weather can be predicted.
  6. Weather Instruments and Clouds - a matching game from Quia [select the list of terms for a quick review]

Science Concepts
(5)   The student knows that an equilibrium of a system may change.

(A)  describe how systems may reach an equilibrium such as when a volcano erupts

  1. Discover Our Earth: Volcanoes - a fantastic new site posted by Cornell University Cornell University. This is part of a Geoscience Information Project funded by the National Science Foundation
  2. The Mighty Volcano is an Internet Field Trip put together by Scholastic.
  3. Volcano World - The Web's Premier Source of Volcano Info. This site is hosted by the University of North Dakota.
  4. Volcanoes: Can We Predict Volcanic Eruptions? - A complete volcano unit from Annenberg/CPB
  5. Volcanoes: Nature's Fury - from National Geographic
  6. Volcano Resources for Educators - from the USGS.
  7. Volcanoes Page from the Michigan Technological University
(B)  observe and describe the role of ecological succession in maintaining an equilibrium in an ecosystem
  1. Plant Adaptations in Arid Environments - The plants that grow in the arid eastern region near the Columbia River and the Columbia Basin have a number of traits which help them to be successful in the desert.
  2. How Cactus survive in the desert
(6)   The student knows that there is a relationship between force and motion.

(A)  demonstrate basic relationships between force and motion using simple machines including pulleys and levers

  1. Forces in Action - change track gradient and truck load as you collect data and come to a conclusion Interactive
  2. Inclined Plane - This Java applet demonstrates a motion on an inclined plane with constant velocity and the corresponding forces. Interactive
  3. Lever - attach a new mass piece or put it to another place with pressed mouse button Interactive
  4. Machines Make Life Easier - a set of lessons and activities about simple machines
  5. Move Our Principal - [this link opens on a new page] Students learn about the six simple machines then use their knowledge to assist their principal. (Author - Sandi King) Interactive
  6. Pulley - Investigate mechanical advantage of a pulley with this interactive java applet Interactive
  7. Pulley System - (raise or lower the load with the mouse) If you click on the mouse button, a spring balance will appear showing the tension in the string. Interactive
  8. This is a PowerPoint showSimple Machines - a 26 slide show written by Tom Benson (NASA)
  9. This is a PowerPoint show Simple Machines
  10. Simple Machines - An excellent overview from the Franklin Institute On-Line
  11. Simple Machines Activities: Learn about simple and compound machines while you explore the House (simple machines) and Tool Shed (compound machines) at E-Heads! Interactive
  12. Simple Machines game from Harcourt School Interactive
  13. Simple Machines Construction Site - work your way through a set of learning activities Interactive
  14. Simple Machines Made Simple - [this link opens on a new page] an introduction to the six simple machines (Author - Sandi King) Interactive
  15. This is a PowerPoint show Sunken Millions - a Simple Machines review game
(B)  demonstrate that an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed and in a straight line if it is not being subjected to an unbalanced force
  1. Experiment with falling objects using a Shockwave simulation of objects falling in a vacuum tube and in air. Interactive
  2. The Galileo Games - In this PBS feature, you'll get a sampling of Galileo's thought experiments and conduct virtual versions of his experiments, including those using an inclined plane and a pendulum. Interactive
  3. An index of Newton's Laws animations from the Physics Classroom
  4. An index of Newton's laws tutorials from the Physics Classroom (a total of 16 separate lessons)
  5. Kinetic Energy - more good diagrams and 4 practice problems
  6. The Law of Action-Reaction (Revisited) Interactive
  7. Mass, Force and Acceleration - Watch as you fill out the chart to see how mass, force, and acceleration are related. When you are done, see if you can write a rule. Interactive
  8. Momentum - "mass in motion" Interactive
  9. Momentum and Impulse Connection - this tutorial includes a large number of practice questions to check understanding Interactive
  10. Motion with Constant Acceleration - This Java applet shows a car moving with constant acceleration Interactive
  11. Newton's Second Law Experiment - During movement a red point in the t-s-diagram (time - displacement) indicates the present time and the covered distance. This Java applet allows students to collect data for graphing. Interactive
  12. Objects falling to Earth from a variety of locations Interactive
  13. Potential Energy - excellent diagrams and 3 practice questions
  14. QuickTime movie showing the motion of a roller coaster car down a vertical drop, through two vertical loops, over a small hill, and to the end of the track. The animation portrays the relative amounts of kinetic energy, potential energy, and total mechanical energy of the car as it moves along the track.
  15. Recognizing Forces - The purpose of this activity is to practice an understanding of the various types of forces
(C)  relate forces to basic processes in living organisms including the flow of blood and the emergence of seedlings
  1. The Heart: an Online Exploration - Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander through the web-like body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart's health. Look back at the history of heart science.
  2. Heart Animation - you can select external or internal view
(7)   The student knows that substances have physical and chemical properties.

(A)  identify and demonstrate everyday examples of chemical phenomena such as rusting and tarnishing of metals and burning of wood

  1. What is the difference between chemical and physical change?
  2. Physical and Chemical Changes - Quiz 1 - The difference between physical and chemical changes
  3. Physical or Chemical Change? - Determine if each is a physical or chemical change. (a quia quiz)
  4. Physical or Chemical Change? - test your knowledge
  5. Physical vs Chemical Change - an interactive lesson Interactive
  6. Physical and Chemical changes quiz
(B)  describe physical properties of elements and identify how they are used to position an element on the periodic table
  1. 1001 Periodic Table Quiz Questions - Over 1300 free science and chemistry questions per age and topic for school, college and university students
  2. The Catalyst has an extensive list of periodic table links
  3. has a nice table with Internet links to sites about the elements. Interactive
  4. Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev - We will never be able to attribute to a single individual the development of the basic building blocks of writing. Yet we do know the name of the man who devised the method of classifying the basic building blocks of matter. Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev!
  5. Flash version of the table - Move your cursor over an elements for information. Interactive
  6. Periodic Table of the Elements Interactive
  7. Periodic Table from ChemiCool Interactive
  8. Periodic Table - This common chemistry tool is presented as a PowerPoint show with web links to pages about each element. Invisible buttons are used on slide 2. (There are 109 invisible buttons on one slide.) Download the show and take a look!
  9. A small Periodic Table of the Elements with limited information about each element. This site loads quickly.
  10. Proton Don - a FunBrain game using a periodic table that contains the elements' symbols and their periodic numbers. Interactive
  11. Visual Elements offers two versions. One requires the Shockwave plug-in Flash, and the other is an HTML document Interactive
(C)  recognize that compounds are composed of elements
  1. Element Flash Cards - a student is given an element and they must then supply the element's chemical name, symbol or atomic number Interactive
  2. Element hangman Interactive
  3. Element math game Interactive
  4. Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
  5. Elements, Compounds & Mixtures - posted by Purdue University
  6. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds - a quiz with pull down choices
  7. Molecular structure animation of four common substances
(8)   The student knows that complex interactions occur between matter and energy.

(A)  illustrate examples of potential and kinetic energy in everyday life such as objects at rest, movement of geologic faults, and falling water

  1. Build Your Own Roller Coaster - experiment with "g" force while you ride the coaster
  2. Potential Energy - excellent diagrams and 3 practice questions
  3. Kinetic Energy - more good diagrams and 4 practice problems
  4. QuickTime movie showing the motion of a roller coaster car down a vertical drop, through two vertical loops, over a small hill, and to the end of the track. The animation portrays the relative amounts of kinetic energy, potential energy, and total mechanical energy of the car as it moves along the track.
(B)  identify that radiant energy from the Sun is transferred into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis
  1. Cell Organelles: The Chloroplast
  2. Corn and Photosynthesis - efficient photosynthetic system and a long period of seasonal growth allow corn to produce high yields (reading level is a bit high, but this is short and succinct)
  3. Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis - from the Lab Bench at Prentice Hall - several chapters, each with excellent animations Interactive
  4. Photosynthesis - a large document with lots of good illustrations
  5. Photosynthesis - the process by which plants use energy from sunlight to produce sugar (high reading level, but a large number of really good illustrations)
  6. Photosynthesis: How do plants make food? - a Teacher's Guide to show number 907 in the Newton’s Apple series.
  7. Photosynthesis animation
  8. Photosynthesis - how life keeps going...and going...and going...
  9. Photosynthesis: Don't "Leaf" Out Fall's Most Valuable Lesson! - (a lesson planning article from Education World) They have raked up a pile of activities for you to "leaf" through.
  10. Photosynthesis Study Guide - No answers, but good review questions to test your knowledge.
  11. Transpiration - transfer of water from plants to the atmosphere
  12. Virtual Photosynthesis Experiments - on-line virtual experiments with Dr. Gene Splicer which show some of the ways scientists study photosynthesis Interactive
  13. Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? - To answer that question, you first have to understand what leaves are and what they do.
(9)  The student knows the relationship between structure and function in living systems.

(A)  identify the systems of the human organism and describe their functions

  1. Basic Anatomy - Tissues & Organs
  2. The Heart: an Online Exploration - Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander through the web-like body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart's health. Look back at the history of heart science.
  3. Human Anatomy On-Line: fun, interactive and educational views of the human body.
  4. Neuroscience for Kids - The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!! Explore their activities to learn more about this part of you.
  5. Organ Systems of the Human Body - Challenge your knowledge with this Quia quiz Interactive
  6. Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World is an excellent set of short in-depth discussions about how these three senses function. The site is a report from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  7. Virtual Body - select English of Spanish and explore body systems Interactive
  8. The Visible Human Project - Start with this page for a guided tour of the Visible Human project. Interactive
  9. Your Body's Systems - from Fact Monster
(B)  describe how organisms maintain stable internal conditions while living in changing external environments
  1. Cooling of the Human Body - a simplified model of the process by which the human body gives off heat
(10)   The student knows that species can change through generations and that the instructions for traits are contained in the genetic material of the organisms.

(A)  identify that sexual reproduction results in more diverse offspring and asexual reproduction results in more uniform offspring

  1. An index of Mitosis/Meiosis animations
  2. Asexual Reproduction from the New York Regents Test prep site
  3. Meiosis tutorial - This exercise is designed to help you understand the events that occur in process of meiosis, which takes place to produce our gametes.
  4. Multiple choice quiz on Asexual Reproduction [6 questions]
  5. Multiple choice quiz on Sexual Reproduction [8 questions]
  6. This is a PowerPoint show Pollination Methods
  7. Sexual Reproduction from the New York Regents Test prep site
  8. Sexual Reproduction from the New York Regents Test prep site
  9. Stages of meiosis in animated gif format
(B)  compare traits of organisms of different species that enhance their survival and reproduction
(C)  distinguish between dominant and recessive traits and recognize that inherited traits of an individual are contained in genetic material
  1. Dominant and Recessive Characteristics - Characteristics in the left-hand column dominate over those characteristics listed in the right-hand column.
  2. Dominant and Recessive Traits - a worksheet
  3. Dragon Genetics. This activity explores the relationship between genotype and phenotype, using both sex-linked and autosomal dominant and recessive traits. By manipulating alleles (genotype), you create corresponding changes in the dragon's physical appearance (phenotype). Interactive
  4. Greenomes - laboratory and bioinformatics exercises to introduce students to modern plant genetics Interactive
  5. Heredity and Genetics - Determining Your Genes
  6. This is a PowerPoint showHuman Genetics – a PowerPoint show on dominant and recessive traits by Timothy G. Standish, Ph. D.
  7. Learning Activity - students pair off and work with a normal male and female karyotype
  8. Mendel's Peas Web Lab - The Princess and the Wrinkled Peas. Interactive
  9. Mendel's Monohybrid Cross
  10. Monohybrid Cross Problem Set - The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem.
  11. Monohybrid Cross - an interesting interactive site Interactive
  12. Model For A Monohybrid Cross Exhibiting Simple Dominance
(11)   The student knows that the responses of organisms are caused by internal or external stimuli.

(A)  analyze changes in organisms such as a fever or vomiting that may result from internal stimuli

(B)  identify responses in organisms to external stimuli found in the environment such as the presence or absence of light
  1. Abiotic factors in a freshwater community - the non-living components that effect the living organisms
  2. Abiotic factors in a freshwater community - how water conditions effect living organisms
  3. Albuquerque 's Environmental Story - the natural environment, abiotic and biotic profiles
  4. Biotic vs. Abiotic - from Regents Prep Living Environment section on Ecology
    1. Multiple choice quiz to follow up this topic [2 questions]
    2. Quizzes on other Ecology topics [also 2 questions each]
  5. Consideration of Abiotic and Biotic factors
  6. Ecology - Abiotic vs Biotic - a Quia quiz to help you practice differentiating between biotic and abiotic [10 questions]
(12)   The student knows that there is a relationship between organisms and the environment.

(A)  identify components of an ecosystem

(B)  observe and describe how organisms including producers, consumers, and decomposers live together in an environment and use existing resources
  1. Chapter 9 - Examples of mutualism and commensalism
  2. Chapter 12 - Examples of parasitism
  3. Interactions - Examples of parasitism, mutualism and commensalism and allelopathy
  4. Mutualism and commensalism - simple definitions and a list of links to use
  5. Symbiosis - background information on symbiosis, mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism
  6. Symbiosis and Commensalism from the Sea Slug Forum
  7. This is a PowerPoint showTypes of ecological interactions - this show has a large number of images
(C)  describe how different environments support different varieties of organisms
(D)  observe and describe the role of ecological succession in ecosystems
(13)   The student knows components of our solar system.

(A)  identify and illustrate how the tilt of the Earth on its axis as it rotates and revolves around the Sun causes changes in seasons and the length of a day

  1. Animation of Earth's yearly revolution around the sun - In order to illustrate how much sunlight different parts of Earth receive through the year, this model shows our planet much larger and closer to the sun than it actually is.
  2. Do Shadows Change With The Seasons? - a worksheet to print and use with your class This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  3. How Does Sunrise and Sunset Change with the Seasons? - a worksheet to print and use with your class This is an Adobe Acrobat document
    1. Closure activity to use with the seasons lesson plan This is an Adobe Acrobat document
  4. Observe seasonal changes in the amount of sunlight reaching locations on Earth - This animation shows a satellite view of Earth every day for a year. Examine the sunlit side of the globe to recognize the continent of Australia and peninsulas and islands of Southeast Asia.
  5. Reasons for the Seasons - includes some excellent illustrations
  6. The Reasons for the Seasons – This lesson plan is actually three activities in one to be conducted over a three-day period (one day in the fall, one in the winter, and one in the spring).
  7. Seasons - explanation from MSN Encarta
  8. Seasons Reasons - What is the cause of the seasons? This explanation features an animation of the earth’s movement during a year. [careful, you may get seasick watching it!]
  9. The Seasons - very good diagrams
  10. What causes Earth’s seasons? - Our planet's tilt dictates cycle of spring and fall
(B)  relate the Earth's movement and the moon's orbit to the observed cyclical phases of the moon
  1. Earth and Moon Matchup - phases and other earth/moon terms are in this Quia Quiz
  2. Moon Phases Java Applet - Select "both" for the point of view and run the simulation to see the cause of moon phases. Stop the animation and use their chart to see the name of the moon phase. Interactive
  3. Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures - You can view the phase of the Moon for any date and time [1800-2199 A.D.]. Interactive
  4. Phases of the Moon - a very good diagram and a listing of the phases in order.
  5. Earth-Moon-Sun system with Moon phases animation - The Sun is to the right of the Earth and Moon. (The animation is near the bottom of this page)
  6. Eclipses
    1. Animation of a Lunar Eclipse
    2. Animation of a Solar Eclipse - simultaneous animation of total, partial, and annular eclipses
    3. Mechanics of Lunar Eclipses - great diagrams | Lunar Eclipses occurring between 1999 and 2020
    4. Mechanics of Solar Eclipses - great diagrams | Solar Eclipses occurring between 1999 and 2020
    5. Moon and Sun - A solar eclipse composite photo
    6. Solar Eclipses through Space and Time - this 41 slide show is filled with information, images and movies
  7. Moon Phase Calendar - shows the moon phases for each day of the current month. Interactive
  8. Moon Phases - Excel workbook to use with interactive whiteboard or projection - let students drag phases to the correct position
  9. Phases of the Moon Quiz
  10. Phases of the Moon Activity (from Newton's Apple)
  11. Phases of the Moon - from Harcourt School (short, simple, well done) Interactive
  12. Moon Phase Applet - use this page to see the phases of the moon for an entire year (from 1973 to 2107) Interactive
  13. The Phases of the Moon - from Enchanted Learning
  14. Phases of the Moon - This is one of the best animations for explaining moon phases. (from the Science Alberta Foundation) Interactive
  15. Put the Moon's Phases in Correct Order - a Quia quiz
  16. What Our Moon Looks Like During a Complete Lunar Cycle - from the Astronomy Picture of the Day
  17. Phases of the moon from Earth and space - For each phase, examine how the view from Earth is related to the view from space.
  18. Worksheet to use with Moon Phases - One sheet gives students places to draw and name the phase, the other worksheet asks students to identify positions of the moon and earth in relation to the sun for each of the eight phases
(14)   The student knows that natural events and human activity can alter Earth systems.

(A)  describe and predict the impact of different catastrophic events on the Earth

(B)  analyze effects of regional erosional deposition and weathering
  1. Acid Rain - from the US Environmental Protection Agency
  2. Ozone Depletion - from the US Environmental Protection Agency
  3. Global Warming - from the US Environmental Protection Agency
  4. Toxic Air Pollutants - from the US Environmental Protection Agency
(C)  make inferences and draw conclusions about effects of human activity on Earth's renewable, non-renewable, and inexhaustible resources
  1. Animation showing how coal (nonrenewable) forms Interactive
  2. Classify Resources - Click on Resource ID in the yellow Activities box to take a quiz.
  3. Diagram Listing Energy Types - Caution: None of the links on this page work, but the diagram is really good.
  4. Energy Kids - energy facts about various forms of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources
  5. National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  6. Natural Resources - Can We Use Them Forever?
  7. Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources – a quiz written by Kathy Tucker
  8. Renewable Energy and You - some things that everyone should know about renewable energy
  9. Renewable Energy Fact Sheets - there is a section of fact sheets for kids and one for adults
  10. Renewable Energy Policy Project - from the Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology
  11. Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels - Suggestion: create a Pro and Con list for each energy source. That will give you a a way to compare the various energy resources.
  12. Renewable Energy Web Links - from the Texas Solar Energy Society (whose slogan is, “The Solution Comes Up Every Morning!”).
  13. Renewable Resources in Saskatchewan - a long set of web links to use with the topic
  14. Virtual Field Trips - In this investigation, you'll take virtual field trips to several protected places. Explore the Web site of each place to discover the unique features that make it worth protecting. Interactive

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