Misc Web Links

Amazing Space - At this site, students can use Web-based activities to learn about the solar system, train to be a scientist, follow a star's life cycle, and more. Click on "For Educators and Developers" to access interactive activities, science-content reading selections, and answers to astronomy basics. There’s also helpful information on developing and funding education/public-outreach programs.

Biointeractive - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has created a marvelous site for understanding the science behind an array of topics. There is a virtual museum, where visitors can cyberstroll through exhibits on biological clocks, infectious diseases, cardiology, and neuroscience. The virtual lab series allows visitors to identify bacteria by their DNA sequences, probe the nervous system of a leech, and examine and diagnose three patients for hereditary heart disease. Classroom resources are also available on DVD.

DNA from the Beginning

Exploratorium - Established by Frank Oppenheimer, the Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception, where children and adults alike can explore science phenomena through hands-on exhibits. This site devotes a separate section entirely to educational support and resources. There are hundreds of activities and interactive exhibits about a vast array of topics, from the origins of the universe to the science of baseball.

Games & Puzzles - Collection of on-line games to help your students learn about the elements and the periodic table. Includes element flash cards, hangman, matching, crossword puzzles, and other math and science games.

Hubble Heritage Project - This site makes the most of what Hubble has to offer, with a gallery of gorgeous images, plus other art inspired by them. It also links to astronomy background resources, the news desk of Hubblesite.org. and, of course, the current month's featured image.

NASA Explores - Each week, teachers can access free weekly printable and downloadable articles and lesson plans about current NASA projects. There are loads of topics covered, from general astronomy to the specifics of space travel, with questions that draw upon math, geography, and technology. Materials are adapted to three reading levels: K–4, 5–8, 9–12.

National Geographic

Ology - What is ology? The American Museum of Natural History gives kids the answer as they learn about all sorts of "ologies," including archeology, marine biology, and paleontology. There’s a "Meet the Ologists" feature that allows kids to post their own ologist credentials, a Hall of Fame, and a collection of activities, articles, evidence, and analysis for anyone interested in teaching or learning about science.

PBS Science & Nature - Visiting this site is like being a kid in a math-and-science candy store. "ZOOMsci" offers games and experiment ideas for kids. "Science for the Classroom" not only provides hundreds of lesson plans and activities for preschool through grade 12 but also recommends books and other science links to help teach math and science.

Planetary Photojournal - The scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been creating a photo album of the entire universe. View the planets in glorious detail or look through the Hubble telescope at nebulae far beyond our galaxy. Take in a video of Mars robotic rovers or catch the latest news in space surveillance technology. Especially awe-inspiring is the Solar System Simulator, which permits visitors to view celestial bodies in a variety of perspectives: from above or below, or from an orbiting spacecraft or another planet.

Science Daily Magazine

Smithsonian National Zoological Park

The Environmental Information Portal - Information from world-renowned data sources in multiple formats

The Why? Files - This site provides the science behind the headlines, with a new story every week, and "In depth" and "In brief" features about exciting science discoveries. Teachers can delve into over 200 stories, written in an informal, friendly style, to teach their students biology, physics, geology, and much more, tagged as appropriate for grade levels 5–8 or 9–12.

 

 

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