Teachers' Domain An online library of free multimedia resources as well as professional development courses developed by WGBH - Boston's PBS station - that help teachers enhance their students' learning experiences and advance their own teaching skills using media from NOVA, Frontline, American Experience, and other public broadcast programming.
Producers, Consumers, Decomposers What is a producer, consumer, and decomposer? These are sites about these different kinds of organisms and how they interrelate to one another in food chains and food webs. There are experiments, games, other interactive features, and suggested classroom activities.
Astronomy Picture of the Day Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe Badheera endangered species Basic Science for Kids: Children's science projects & experiments: Kids learn science the fun & easy way with Science Made Simple. Great science projects and experiments, clear detailed answers to children's science questions .
Bat Thematic Unit BATS: A resource for educators creating and delivering a thematic unit on bats. Many pages for students as well. Learn all you can about bats.
Biomes Biomes Scientists have developed the term Biome to describe areas on the earth with similar climate, plants, and animals.
Brain Channels Brain, Evolution and Memory: Takes the visitor on a journey to discover the mysterious nature of the human brain, its evolution through time, and how human memory works. Cells Alive Jim Sullivan's visual tour of cells: their life, death and interaction.
Clouds and Precipitation: Online meteorology guide: Introduces high, middle and low-level clouds, vertically developed clouds, plus lifting mechanisms and processes
Pest World for Kids Pest World for Kids explores pest ecology as the intersection between human-created habitats and animal needs for food and shelter. The site is designed for elementary teachers and students and offers information resources, interactive learning games, and lesson plans that support National Science Standards
Stalking the Mysterious Microbe Switcheroo Zoo Switcheroo Zoo uses Flash technology to allow students to start with one animal and switch body parts until your own unique creation is finished. Interspersed throughout are animal facts of interest .
TREES ARE TERRIFIC: Early elementary students will learn all about the parts, functions, and requirements of trees in this online, interactive learning adventure. A Teacher's Guide is also included, along with further activities to extend the learning opportunity and to apply the new knowledge to Arbor Day or Earth Day practices.
Oceanography These sites include information on the topography of the ocean floor and life in the ocean. Sea floor spreading, plate tectonics, and underwater volcanic activity are topics found on several of the sites. Many sites have photographs, maps, and videos. Included are two eThemes resource sites for younger grades, one on the geography of the ocean and the other on creatures of the ocean.
The Owl Pages About Owls - photos, calls, books, art, mythology and more. Everything to do with owls. Detailed descriptions of different species, including photos and sounds. Also includes mythology, art, books, etc.
USGS: Ask-A-Geologist Ask-A-Geologist Do you have a question about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers?
WhaleNet WebNet is an interactive educational project sponsored (whale, seal, dolphin, porpoise and turtle data) What's It Like Where You Live? Biomes of the World Freshwater Ecosystems Marine Ecosystems Inquiring Minds Features an introduction to elementary particles and forces in our universe, physics questions answered by Fermilab scientists, an interactive timeline illustrating the history of high-energy physics, links to other high energy physics sites, and more. It is maintained by Fermilab, the high-energy physics lab devoted to studying the universe
Properties of Matter Find out how properties of matter describe its various states. Discover the states of matter that exist on our planet and in the universe. Includes experiments with different states of matter and observing the changes as well as animated movies, lesson plans, worksheets, and online quizzes. Several sites have lesson plans for teachers. There is a link to an eThemes on gases, liquids, and solids.
Searching for the Building Blocks of Matter Looks at Fermilab's search for the smallest building blocks of matter. It also describes the accelerator & detectors needed for the discovery of these building blocks (quarks, leptons & bosons), spin-offs along the way, and continuing efforts to reveal the basic particles & forces of nature.
Visit the Hubble Space Telescope, with live webcasts from Mission Control and the Exploratorium. See how Hubble's pictures change our ideas about the universe; meet the people who keep the telescope up and running 370 miles above the earth.
Your Weight on Other Worlds Ever wonder what you'd weigh on Mars? Or may be the moon? Here is your chance to find out. Your Weight On Other Worlds
Apollo 13 Encyclopedic overviews and historic accounts and recordings of the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission in 1970. BUILD A SOLAR SYSTEM Students in the elementary grades often make a classroom model of the solar system using peas and ping-pong balls, or circles on a poster. This single-page Website (from San Francisco's Exploratorium Museum of Science) uses the interactivity of the Web to do it differently: students enter a diameter for a model Sun, say 40 millimeters, and the Web page calculates how big to make the planet models and how far away from the model Sun to place them.
2001: Destination Space Behind all good science fiction is real science fact. By presenting a realistic picture of the future, science fiction inspires those who are creating the real future. A new online exhibition, developed by The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA, explores this premise through streaming video, discussion forums, interactive presentations and an online art gallery. The online exhibition, 2001: Destination Space, is an extension of the physical installation of 2001: Destination Space at The Tech Museum's San Jose facility.
THE PARTICLE ADVENTURE: How small can we get in discussing fundamental matter?Enter the fascinating world of quarks, dark matter, and particle detectors... This interactive tour is from Lawrence Berkeley National Laband answer formats with side pop-ups and "Did-you-know's?" keep the journey interesting.
The Amazing Human Body Interactive games about the brain, the digestive system, the skeleton, and sensory organs. Quia: Science Quizzes Online quizzes about plants, geology, animal classifications, ecosystems, forces and motion, and body systems.