SIX SCIENCE RESOURCES
Science - Diversity of Living Things
Physical Science - Understanding Electricity
Physical Science - Principles of Flight
Earth and Space Science - Our Solar System
Diversity of Living Things
and Non-living Things
- a web page outlining the difference between living and
non-living organisms plus a list of the seven characteristics
of living things
Anatomy and Physiology - an explanation and links on
the topics of what makes up life and how the parts work
together to enable the individual to live and survive in
its environment. Includes links to information on the cell,
microworlds, and plant life.
of Living Things - an explanation of the survival needs
of living things.
Facts About Fungi - Two links about fungi. One delivers
the information in games and experiments and the other through
Zoo - This site has specimens of different microbes
and articles about microbes in the environment.
Life Identification Kit - A simple guide to small and
microscopic pond life
Explorer Web Quest - A Web Quest which allows pupils
to do a virtual exploration of the animals living in a pond
World's Biomes - Major types: Freshwater,
Planet Biomes - World Biomes
- Explore the Tundra,
Biomes - from NASA; Coniferous Forest, Temperate Deciduous
Forest, Desert, Grassland, Rainforest, Shrubland, and Tundra.
Gives basic information for each biome and also includes
some useful charts and graphs.
Graph Match : Mission: Biomes - Analyze temperature
and precipitation graphs from different cities and trying
to match them up to the correct biome where they would be
located. Beginner and Advanced users activities.
or Not To Plant : Mission: Biomes
- Plant each specimen in the best possible biome.
Floor Biomes - Arctic Tundra, Deciduous Forest, Desert,
Taiga, Tropical Rainforest, and Tropical Savannah. Information
about the climate and the adaptations of flora and fauna
(plants and animals).
to Biomes - Good informaton for food webs and energy
Communities - Provides a starting point by defining
and locating the biome and introducing plant and animal
It Like Where You Live? - Provide good basic information
on biomes with a good explanation of adaptations.
Biomes Webquest - Create an informative and visually
attractive form of advertising that will encourage clients
to visit these unique biome destinations.
Five Kingdoms: Taxonomy - Information on the five kingdoms
Monera (Prokaryota), Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia.
or Animals -
Information on The Five Kingdoms of Living Things
Space Science Education Resource Directory - The Space
Science Education Resource Directory is a convenient way
to find NASA space science products for use in classrooms,
science museums, planetariums, and other settings.
Kids - This site offers exciting activities for children
to explore space
- Here is a lesson plan which challenges students to build
and present a simple astronomical telescope using magnifiers
found in most school science labs.
Nine(8) Planets - The Nine Planets is an overview of
the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge
of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each
page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most
provide references to additional related information.
and Telescope Magazine - This site displays current
information about astronomy including: star maps, information
on astronomical tools, news items and lesson ideas. It is
current, up to date and accurate.
- This is an excellent site for children to use on their
own. It offers information on the solar system and the universe
on two levels and includes some "space goodies. This
site includes a teacher's center with lesson plans.
This site is teeming with space activities for children.
It also has a teacher's site with lesson plans.
System Trading Cards - Students can learn about the
solar system by answering questions and earning solar system
trading cards for correct answers on this site.
Check Out This 'Cool Stuff':
the World's Largest Model of the Solar System
Space Science Data Center Photo Gallery
Propulsion Laboratory -- Welcome to the Planets
of the Solar System
Space Agency - This is the web site for the Canadian
Space Program. This site offers up to date information on
Canada's astronauts and Canada's contribution to space.
Space - Visit Online Explorations, read new Star News,
explore the Cosmos and connect with the Teaching Tools for
Science - This site offers many links to space and
earth science topics.
Human Space Flight - Information on: Project Mercury,
Project Gemini, Project Apollo, Space Shuttles and Space
of Space Exploration
- The history of rocketry and space exploration organized
in a time-line chronology. Excellent research resource
Rocket Engines Work - From the "How Stuff Works"
site, this page explains the basics of rocket engines.
Probe - Encyclopedia article on space probes.
'R' Us! - Geo-stationary orbit and polar orbit explained
and shown in an animation.
and Space Probes - Expert answers to kids' questions
about satellites and space probes
from Space - More than 20 things originally developed
for use in the space program, play a spin-off memory game.
- In this web spage, students will find various related
to our Space Future, including space tourism, future missions,
as well as links to other web sites dedicated to the future
of space exploration
Astronomy Links - a comprehensive list of Canadian Astronomy
Web Sites. The list is organized by subject and place. Each
entry is annotated with a sentence or two rating the site
and usually includes a quote from the site itself.
to the Universe
- An excellent internet site that includes a rich array
of documents, including images, movies, animations, and
data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and
the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration,
and the human experience. It is written in three reading
levels approximating elementary, middle school and high
school reading levels. These levels may be chosen by using
the upper button bar of each page of the main site.
Spin-offs: Technology Derived from the Space Program
- These sites describe materials, technology, and products
that were invented as a result of the space program. Items
range from body imaging scans to satellite television to
the Nerf glider toy. Learn how NASA technology has benefited
our everyday lives.
- These sites are about space exploration and the various
technologies that have made this possible. Learn about satellites
and spacecrafts. See photographs and videos of various launches
and space explorations. Also, tune into real time images
of the Kennedy Space Center.
Lesson Plans - Grades 6-8
- from discoveryschool.com come these excellent lesson plans
for teaching astronomical concepts and space science in
the classroom. Some lesson plans include suggestions for
adaptations for older or younger audiences.
Astronomy/Space Lesson Plans - from teach-nology.com
come more excellent links to lesson plans for teaching astronomical
concepts and space science in the classroom. These lesson
plans are for a variety of age levels but most are middle