GRADE SIX SCIENCE RESOURCES

Life 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

Understanding Electricity

Principles of Flight

Our Solar System

  • NASA 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.
  • NASA Kids - This site offers exciting activities for children to explore space
  • Building a Telescope - Here is a lesson plan which challenges students to build and present a simple astronomical telescope using magnifiers found in most school science labs.
  • The 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.
  • Sky 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.
  • StarChild - 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.
  • Spaceplace. This site is teeming with space activities for children. It also has a teacher's site with lesson plans.
  • Solar 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':
    • Moon Calendar
    • NASA's Planetary Photojournal
    • Tour the World's Largest Model of the Solar System
    • National Space Science Data Center Photo Gallery
    • Jet Propulsion Laboratory -- Welcome to the Planets
    • Views of the Solar System
  • Canadian 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.
  • Amazing Space - Visit Online Explorations, read new Star News, explore the Cosmos and connect with the Teaching Tools for teachers.
  • Extreme Science - This site offers many links to space and earth science topics.
  • NASA Human Space Flight - Information on: Project Mercury, Project Gemini, Project Apollo, Space Shuttles and Space Stations
  • History of Space Exploration - The history of rocketry and space exploration organized in a time-line chronology. Excellent research resource
  • How Rocket Engines Work - From the "How Stuff Works" site, this page explains the basics of rocket engines.
  • Space Probe - Encyclopedia article on space probes.
  • Orbits 'R' Us! - Geo-stationary orbit and polar orbit explained and shown in an animation.
  • Satellites and Space Probes - Expert answers to kids' questions about satellites and space probes
  • Inventions from Space - More than 20 things originally developed for use in the space program, play a spin-off memory game.
  • Space Future Guide - 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
  • Canadian 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.
  • Windows 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.
  • Space 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.
  • Space: Exploration - 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.
  • Astronomy/Space 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.
  • More 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 years.

 


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