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Science Resources

Animals



Creature Feature – Search for animals at National Geographic for kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature/

Wildlife Play and Learn– Click on various animal groups for more info
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/games_activities/wildlife/index.cfm

Animals- Links to Many Sites
http://www.picadome.fcps.net/technology/curriculum-links/animals

Biodiversity Slide Show - Slides of the world animals with information on each one
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/environmental/slide_show/index.cfm

Animal Kingdom – Follow the links for photos and info
http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/Science/Animals/Animals.htm

Nature Animal guide – Search by letter of the alphabet for your favorite animal.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/animal.html

Animals of the World – Games that test your knowledge
http://www.kidscom.com/games/animal/animal.html

A to Z animals – Interactive animal search for kids
http://www.kbears.com/animals/index.html


Kids Planet – Activities related to endangered animals
http://www.kidsplanet.org/

Discover the World of the Deep
http://www.kbears.com/ocean/index.html

Birds- Links to Many Sites
http://www.picadome.fcps.net/technology/curriculum-links/birds

National Geographic for Kids - Animal video clips
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals

Online Field Journal of the American Museum of Natural History - Compares animals of the same kind
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ttp://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/online_field_journal/cp/cp_menu.htm

Fossweb Animals two by two Module Grades K-2
Match baby animals with their parents

http://fossweb.com/modulesK-2/AnimalsTwobyTwo/index.html

Food Chain

Antarctic Ocean Food Web – Harcourt Science Close Up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/414/deploy/interface.html

Food Chain Movie – Learn how food chains build complex food pyramids
http://www.kidsknowit.com/interactive-educational-movies/food-chain.php


Food web – Choose from four food webs to build an interactive food chain
http://www.gould.edu.au/foodwebs/kids_web.htm

Web of Life – Story about the food chain and habitats
http://www.kidsplanet.org/wol/page_1.html

Fun with Food Webs by Harcourt
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html

Pond Food Web
http://www.eduweb.com/portfolio/earthsystems/food/foodweb4.html

Create a Food Web
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodweb.htm


Habitats

Biomes of the World
http://www.mbgnet.net/

Biomes – Habitats – Links to child friendly info
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

Mission Biomes – Investigate biomes
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Biome/

Enchanted Learning Biomes- Kid friendly links and resources
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

Beautiful Biomes- Pictures and info describe each biome
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season4/ecology/biomes.cfm

Habitats
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/habitats.shtml

Foss Tree Module Find which animals live near trees in different habitats Grades K-2
http://fossweb.com/modulesK-2/Trees/index.html


Pond Life


A Thousand Friend of Frogs celebrates frogs.
http://cgee.hamline.edu/frogs/

Ponds and Lakes – Explore various ponds and lakes
http://www.mbgnet.net/fresh/lakes/index.htm


The Weird World of Frogs- info and animations
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/frogs/quiz/index.cfm

Sing a Long at Ribbit Pond – Play a game to learn the sounds of different frogs
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/frogs/simon_game/index.cfm

Frederick Frog’s Slide Show
http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/fellow9/jun99/slideshowtest.htm

Insect Stages – An overview of pond life
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/pond/insects.html

Virtual Pond Dip
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.html?http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/ponddip/

Foss Insect Module Grades K-2
Find insects on land and in ponds.
http://fossweb.com/modulesK-2/Insects/index.html




Birds of Prey


Birds of Prey – Lists Multi Links to various sites
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season5/boprey/links.cfm

To See if a Bird is Endangered,
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
http://www.iucnredlist.org/

Avian Web
http://www.avianweb.com/birdsofprey.html

Hawk Mountain - Click “Raptors and Species Info”.
www.hawkmountain.org/

Wingmasters - Click “Specific Profiles”.
http://www.wingmasters.net/

The Raptor Center - Click “Learn About Raptors”.
Click “Information About Raptors”.
www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/

Birds of Prey Foundation – Facts on different birds
http://www.birds-of-prey.org/

Birds of Prey Website – Many links on raptors and birds of prey
http://www.jaybat.com/birdsahoy/hawks/#org


The Peregrine Fund
http://www.peregrinefund.org/Explore_Raptors/index.html


Peregrine Fund – Videos of peregrines
http://www.peregrinefund.org/videos.asp

Explore Birds of Prey – Photos and info on different birds
http://www.peregrinefund.org/explore_raptors/

Birds of Prey – Sounds of birds plus pictures and info
http://www.tulsawalk.com/birding/

Birds of Prey Facts
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season5/boprey/facts.cfm

The Raptor Center – Select a bird and learn more.
http://www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu/

The Owl Pages – All about Owls
http://www.owlpages.com/

The Aviary at Owls
http://aviary.owls.com/owls.html


Illinois Raptor Center
http://www.illinoisraptorcenter.org/guidecover.html

What Bird – Scroll down to search and look for your bird. Over 800 listed
http://www.whatbird.com/

Audubon Birds of America – Look under Family II for birds of Prey
http://www.audubon.org/bird/BoA/BOA_index.html

Raptor Sounds – Click to hear the bird sounds
http://www.naturesongs.com/falcstri.html#LFALC

Butterflies


All about butterflies – A comprehensive hypertext book on butterflies with diagrams
http://www.allaboutbutterflies.com/subjects/butterfly/

Butterfly School – Photographs and info
http://www.butterflyschool.org/

Exploring butterflies – Great pictures and diagrams
https://www.shrewsbury.k12.ma.us/schools/movies/butterfly/butterflies.html

Butterflies – Links to many sites
http://www.picadome.fcps.net/technology/curriculum-links/butterflies/general-links

Fossweb Structures of Life Module
Test yourself on life cycles Grades 3-6
http://fossweb.com/modules3-6/StructuresofLife/index.html

Journey North – The migration of the Monarch Butterfly
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/monarch/index.html


Billy Bear 4 Kids Butterfly site- Games, puzzles, activities
http://www.billybear4kids.com/butterfly/flutter-fun.html

Butterflies – An entire page of Butterfly Links!
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/butfly.html



Plants

Photosynthesis – Harcourt Science Close up Video for Grade 3
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/311/deploy/interface.html

Photosynthesis – Harcourt Science Close Up Video for Grades 4-5
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/512/deploy/interface.html

Plants – Links to many Sites
http://www.picadome.fcps.net/technology/curriculum-links/plants/interactive-links

Biology of plants - Watch animated video clips and learn about plants
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/

Foss New Plants Module Grades K-2
Help Farmer Jane Plant her field and watch it grow

http://fossweb.com/modulesK-2/NewPlants/index.html

Life Cycle of Plants – Animated and clickable site with good facts
http://www2.bgfl.org/bgfl2/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/plants_pt2/

Biology 4 Kids- Everything you wanted to know about plants
http://www.biology4kids.com/files/plants_main.html

Kids World – Plant Nutrition
http://www.agr.state.nc.us/cyber/kidswrld/plant/index.htm

Growing Plants- Activity where plants grow depending on the amount of water and light provided
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/science_5_6.shtml

Great Plant Escape - Help Detective LePlant solve cases and learn about plants
http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/gpe.html

Helping Plants Grow Well
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/plants_grow.shtml

What Tree is it? Identify trees by leaf, fruit, and name.

http://www.oplin.org/tree/

The Study of Plant Parts
http://www.botanical-online.com/lasplantasangles.htm

The Senses

Come to your Senses- Click on Mr. Potato Head to learn more about each sense.
http://library.thinkquest.org/3750/

Neuroscience for kids The Senses – Activities to use and test the senses
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chsense.html

Stick Out your Tongue – Learn all about your tongue
http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/body/tongue_SW.html

Amazing Animal Senses – Interesting info
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/amaze.html


Rocks and Minerals

Rocks for kids- Written for kids with Links to rock information.
http://www.rocksforkids.com/

Ology – Earth – Our World in Motion –Great site for rocks and plate movement
http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/earthh

Rocks and Minerals- An Entire Page of Links!
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/rocks.html

Rock Cycle – Harcourt Science Close Up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/506/deploy/interface.html

How Ice Cracks Rock- Harcourt Science Close up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/307/deploy/interface.html

Mineralogy Database- Pictures and descriptions of over 4,000 minerals
http://webmineral.com/

Rocks and Soils
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml

Mineralogical Society of America's. Mineralogy 4 Kids
http://www.mineralogy4kids.org/

Rocks and Minerals Thinkquest
http://library.thinkquest.org/3639/

Geo-Mysteries – Animated games and activities
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/geomysteries/index2.html

The Virtual Cave – Explore caves
http://www.goodearthgraphics.com/virtcave/index.html


Heredity



Ology - The Gene Scene - Wonderful - An entire page of kid friendly links
http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/genetics

Gene Scene - Three games to play
http://www.worldwildlife.org/fun/games/genescene/GeneActivities2.html


Sorting Games to teach branch classification
http://www.mape.org.uk/activities/sorting_games/index.htm

Animal Branching classification Game - Use the branching tree database to guess your animal
http://www.rogerfrost.com/animaltree/index.htm

Genetics Kid Style
http://library.thinkquest.org/3696/index2.htm

Genetics- An animated tour of the basics.
http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/tour/

Matter

States of Matter – Animation from Harcourt
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/states_of_matter/

For interactive fun with Matter
http://www.strangematterexhibit.com/index.html

Foss Solids and Liquids Module Grades K-2
Watch Changes as Temperature rises and cools

http://fossweb.com/modulesK-2/SolidsandLiquids/index.html

Solids and Liquids
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/solid_liquids.shtml

Matter
http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/4gradecover.html

Matter Changes Form
http://teacher.scholastic.com/dirt/matter/whatmat.htm

Changing State- Experiment on-line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/changing_state.shtml

Changing State – Gases – Experiment on-line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/gases.shtml

Mixtures and Solutions


Mixtures- Information and quizzes
http://www.school-for-champions.com/chemistry/mixtures.htm

Chemical Solutions - Information
http://www.school-for-champions.com/chemistry/solutions.htm

Chem4Kids- Solutions and Mixtures
http://www.chem4kids.com/files/matter_solution.html

Fossweb Mixtures and Solutions Modules Grades 3-6
Find out what materials are in junk we throw out.
http://fossweb.com/modules3-6/MixturesandSolutions/index.html

Seasons

Learning About the Seasons – Great site with links and activities for each season
http://www.kathimitchell.com/seasons.htm

The Four Seasons – Games for primary students
http://www.primarygames.com/seasons/seasons.htm

The Seasons – Harcourt Science Close Up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/113/deploy/interface.html

Seasons- Links to Research/Informational Sites/Lesson Plans/Activities
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/seasons.htm

Science and nature –Space- Explains the reasons for the seasons
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/earth/solsticescience.shtml

Family Corner – Seasonal Coloring pages
http://www.familycorner.com/dir/Family/Kids/Coloring_Pages/Seasons/

Journey North – A Global Study of wildlife migration and seasonal change
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/orientation/Overview.html

Weather



What Happens During the Water Cycle- Harcourt Science Close Up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/209/deploy/interface.html

The Water Cycle - A video explaining the water cycle
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.htm

Evaporation and Condensation - Harcourt Science Close Up Sound Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/408/deploy/interface.html

Who wants to be a Millionaire- Weather Game
http://www.quia.com/rr/10062.html

Lightning Movie – Learn about lightning and how to keep safe
http://www.kidsknowit.com/interactive-educational-movies/lightning.php

Drinking Water and Ground Water for Kids – Follow links to games and activities for different ages
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/index.html

Weather- Animated weather.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/aboutweather/index.shtml

Foss Air and Weather Module Grades K-2
Help the Bear dress for the weather
http://fossweb.com/modulesK-2/AirandWeather/index.html

ETE’s K4 Earth Science Weather Game
Test your knowledge of weather
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/k4/k4modules.html

Cloud Types - PowerPoint show with photographs
http://jc-schools.net/write/sci/cloudtypes_files/frame.htm

EcoKids Be a Weather Watcher
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/weather/index.cfm

Edheads Weather – Timed game to learn how to report and predict the weather
http://edheads.org/activities/weather/

Weather Wiz Kids
Great Educational Site for Weather
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/index.htm

Daily Maps of Jet Streams and Fronts
http://wwwa.accuweather.com/maps-surface.asp?partner=accuweather&traveler=0&type=jet

Questions about the Jet Stream
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/balloon/science/jetstream.html

Cloudspeak- Learn about cloud types
http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/en/kids/cloudsat_puz2.shtml

Weather Topics
http://www.wxdude.com/basics.html

Wild Weather Game
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/goes/wwa/

Weather sources on-line
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/cgi-bin/search/hyperseek.cgi?Terms=weather&submit=Go

Weather- National Weather Service
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/reachout/info.shtml

Weather in Franklin
http://www.wunderground.com/US/MA/Franklin.html

Weather Watch- Make your own weather!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/

The Solar System


Ology - Astronomy our Place in Space- Great site with games and links
http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology

NASA Kid's Club- Games with WALL-E and Buzz Lightyear!
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

Sea and Sky - Wonders of the Universe - Games and Photos
http://www.seasky.org/

Zoom Astronomy - An Entire page of links
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/

Full Moon to New Moon – Harcourt Science Close Up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/410/deploy/interface.html

Phases of the Moon – Harcourt Science Close Up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/509/deploy/interface.html

NASA Space Place for Kids
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/

Space Shuttle Movie – Learn how the space shuttle takes off and lands
http://www.kidsknowit.com/interactive-educational-movies/space-shuttle.php

Planet Facts
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season7/planets/facts.cfm

Planet Links
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season7/planets/links.cfm

All About our Solar System – Complete site with games, and reading selections with questions
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/samoset/3boltonss.htm

The Earth and the Planets – Information and photos
http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/Science/Space/Space.htm

Star Child The Planets – Kid friendly
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/solar_system_level1/planets.html


Astronomy for Kids – Easy to read and understand
http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html

Starchild Learning Center for Young Astronauts
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Space Patrol – A game with true and false questions about space as the planet is defended from asteroids.
http://funschool.kaboose.com/globe-rider/space/games/game_space_patrol.html

Toon University – Space animation
http://www.toonuniversity.com/planets_demo.html


Earth Sun, Moon
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/earth_sun_moon.shtml

Our Solar System from Kids Astronomy
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/solar_system.htm

Astronomy for Kids
http://www.kidsastronomy.com/

NASA Kids – Online books and activities
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/home/index.html

Windows to the Universe
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/


Electricity

Physics 4 Kids- Everything you wanted to know about Electricity and Magnetism
http://www.physics4kids.com/files/elec_intro.html

The Electricity Book – Brightly colored, interactive
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/science/electricity_book1/index.htm

Electric Circuit – Harcourt Science Close Up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/203/deploy/interface.html

Electricity and magnetism – Links to many sources
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/electric.html

Foss Magnetism and Electricity
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MagnetismandElectricity/index.html

The Blobz Guide to Electricity
http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/

Experiment using electricity
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/electricity.shtml

Circuits and Conductors – Can you make an on-line circuit?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/circuits_conductors.shtml

Changing circuits – Can you make the circuits work?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/changing_circuits.shtml

Frankenstein’s Lightning Laboratory
http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/frankenstein/

Sound

Who wants to be a Millionaire? – Sound game
http://www.quia.com/rr/11534.html

How Sound reaches You – Harcourt Science Close Up Video
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/science_up_close/521/deploy/interface.html

Fossweb Physics of Sound Grades 3-6
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/PhysicsofSound/index.html

Sound in the air and in the Orchestra
http://library.thinkquest.org/5116/

Neuroscience for kids – Hearing Experiments
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/chhearing.html

Changing sounds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/changing_sounds.shtml

Magnetism


Facts about Magnetism with printable worksheets
http://www.zephyrus.co.uk/magnets.html

Magnets-Try your skill
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/magnets_springs.shtml

Foss Magnetism and Electricity
http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MagnetismandElectricity/index.html

Simple Machines


Simple machines- Explore the house and the tool shed. Learn about simple and compound machines.
http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/

Fossweb Levers and Pulleys
Build a Rube Goldberg Machine Grades 3-6
http://fossweb.com/modules3-6/LeversandPulleys/index.html

MI Kids Simple Machines- Photos and activities
http://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htm

Simple Machines – Animated examples
http://www.cosi.org/files/Flash/simpMach/sm1.swf

Simple Machines and the Rats of NIMH
http://library.thinkquest.org/J002079F/sub3.htm

Simple Machines Learning Site – Learn about simple machines and take the sample quiz.
http://www.coe.uh.edu/archive/science/science_lessons/scienceles1/finalhome.htm

Simple Machine Pop up quiz
http://www.quia.com/pop/36483.html

Simple Machines Game from Harcourt
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/machines/simple_machines.htm

Simple Machines – Links to games and the history of simple machines
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season7/simplemachines/links.cfm

Simple Machine – More Links that describe each simple machine in colorful detail
http://www.idahoptv.org/dialogue4kids/season7/simplemachines/facts.cfm

MCAS - Science

MCAS Sample work and Scoring Guides
http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/

MCAS test items from previous years
http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/testitems.html

Science practice quiz – Select Science 5
http://education.jlab.org/solquiz/index.html

Fifth Grade Performance Skills Practice
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skills_5th.htm#math

Open Response Questions


Open response – Click on Science
http://nes.pulaski.net/nancy_elementary/Academics/open_response.htm

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