FOSS is a research-based science curriculum
developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University
of California at Berkeley. Grades K-8
Interactive quizzes on topics of solar system, Earth
science, electricity, simple machines, and changes of state.
An interactive adventure that helps students learn
about marine ecology. Grades 4-7
The virtual kitchen to perform online
experiments, solve a puzzle, and get a reward. Grades 4-6
From the University of Arizona, the Biology Project
site is an interactive online resource for learning
biology. The site includes tutorials, problem sets,
activities, and other resources.
The Exploratorium is a collage of 650 interactive
exhibits in science, art, and human perception.
Students can explore any of these subject: light
color, sound, music, motion, animal behavior, electricity,
heat and temperature, language, patterns, hearing,
touch, vision, waves and weather.
Cool Science is a fun site that helps students appreciate
science. Covered: Observation skills, plants, animal
classifications and metamorphosis. Grades K-3
A collection of language arts, math, science, and
social studies. Grades PreK-6
This site contains a variety of edu-taining
activities covering areas of math, language arts,
social studies, and science. Grades K-6
This is a fun educational site for audiences as
young as preschool. Some of the areas covered:
science, language arts and geography.
(Not all pages are interactive.) Grades Pre-K-3
HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
provides activities and tools for students.
There is also a section for teachers Grades 9-12
Audio and video clips help students learn
about featured animals. Grades 3-8
Students can view images and movies of beetles,
ticks, lice, and lots of other creepy crawling insects!
Grades 3 and up
Students explore videos of endangered
animals from the Bagheera site. Grades 2-6
Explore videos of an amoeba eating and moving
through different environments. Real Player needed.
View video clips of an actual doctor
performing cardiac bypass surgery. Learn
health, and careers in the health care field. Grades 3+
There are plenty of interesting things to read
at Popular Science Magazine's web site. Articles
on science, space, the Internet, computers, and
more. Grades 3+
Exploring the Planets is a simulated research center
at the National Air and Space Museum that illustrates
how scientist explore planets that are millions of miles
away. Students can choose to log in, enabling them a
chance to save their work. There are three levels for
grades 5-8, grades 6-8, and grades 7-9.
Discover the fierce force of gravity and pelt
poor Jupiter with a comet! Teacher Tips included. Grades 5-8
NASA needs your help in planning a Hubble Servicing
Mission. Join the team! Teacher Tips included. Grades 6-8
Statistically speaking, this cosmic photo shoot is
out of this world! Students construct and interpret
frequency tables, demonstrate knowledge of simple
random samples, define range, mean and median as
they apply to statistics, and demonstrate knowledge
of min/max plots. Teacher Tips included. Grades 10-12
Galaxy construction timeline: billions of years.
For you: ten minutes. Teacher Tips included.
An opportunity for students to research the
fascinating topic of black holes and to examine
the concepts of escape velocity, gravity, mass,
and the speed of light as they apply to black holes. Grades 8-12
students will collect solar system trading cards
by playing an interactive card game. They will
identify the sun, planets, comets, and asteroids
by answering questions about them. Students
will learn facts about the solar system presented
with amazing pictures taken by the Hubble Space
Telescope and various NASA missions.
Explore the nature of the electromagnetic spectrum.
In this lesson, students will identify the different
properties of waves and the relationship that exists
between energy, wavelength, and frequency.
Students will correlate images taken by the Hubble
Space Telescope and other astronomical instruments
to the wavelength, color, and temperature information
that can be found in the spectrum. Grades 6-9
Join Professor WifPic in examining the Hubble Deep
Field image and simulate the process astronomers
have gone through to count, classify, and identify
objects in the image as well as estimate their distances
from Earth. The lesson is modular so that all or part of
it may be completed using computers and the Internet. Grades 6-8
At Funology find fun facts, experiments, crafts,
recipes, magic tricks, jokes, and a whole lot more.
Students can study the anatomy of the
human body or learn about the inner
workings of an automobile. Each of the
detailed graphic images has 'hot spots'
that interact to provide more information.
Created by the makers of CoolMath, this
site entertains with information about our
solar system. Students can take a star tour, see
how gravity and inertia work, and play a fun lunar
landing game.Grades 2-5
Amazing Space is a collection of interactive
activities designed to teach students about
black holes, collect solar system trading
cards, and more. Each activity includes high
quality graphics and animation.
View a map of the Earth showing the actual
day and night regions at this moment. You
can also view it as currently seen from the Sun,
Moon, orbiting satellite, or from above a variety of cities.
Start the countdown and blast-off for fun
and learning at this stellar site! Take a virtual
tour of the solar system, play games, view
space pictures and movies, get up-to-date
space news, and more.
A fantastic site from National Geographic
with a vast amount of information about our
solar system. With the Viscape SVR plug-in
students can take a fly-by tour of the sun and
each planet, but even without the plug-in the
site is a must-see for space buffs. Grades 3-8
Explore educational activities about energy
concepts, the power of the sun, energy
conservation, energy transformation,
electricity and fossil fuels being presented
by famous gothic horror characters.
Is it acid or base? Use the ph factor
resource to find out. Grades 6-8
Interactive activities related to
weather instruments and storms.
is a an interactive resource for students allowing
them to select and submit their answer. The site
also provides games and puzzles. Grades 5 and Up
An interactive skeleton that assist the
learner in identifying specific bones.
An online physics tutorial written
for high school physics students.
Science Basic Skills and Games