Science Resources

 

  • Science Review Games
    How about a fun way to review for science tests (physics, nature of science, meteorology, living environment, geology, earth science, chemistry, biology, and astronomy)? This site has it all. Teachers can also create their own games on the site for their students.
  • Teaching Science to English Language Learners
    Critical instructional approaches to help English Language Learners with interesting Science lessons. Instructional support in Spanish and English.
  • Connecting Concepts
    Welcome to Connecting Concepts: Interactive Lessons in Biology, a series of interactive web-based lessons designed to give introductory undergraduate biology students opportunities to connect biology concepts. Click on any lesson below to begin, or navigate using the links above to find out more about the project.
  • Sky and Telescope
    News, observing tips, how-to advice, and more! Excellent resource, but no lesson plans.
  • Organisms and their Environments (K-4)
    Fun site for grades K-8. Could also be used for ELLs at the high school level in SDAIE classes. Site is easy to navigate and provides positive feedback as student attempts to navigate the lesson/activity.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology.
  • Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
    You can interactively disect a digitized frog named Fluffy, and play the virtual frog building game.
  • Exploratorium
    If getting kids to love science is your goal, this is your site. Here you can build a solar system, find your age on other worlds, see the human body from the inside, calculate the aerodynamic drag and propulsive power of a bicyclist, etc. You will find hours of activities here that will fascinate your students.
  • OLogy
    The American Museum of Natural History. Pick a science that interests you and explore. Students of all ages will truly enjoy any time they spend here.
  • Science Kids
    Here students of all grade levels will learn about science through fun experiments, cool facts, online activities, videos, and much more.  I enjoyed the videos the most because they were well done and easy for my students to follow.  The games were interesting also in that academic was covered in a format that kept my students on task and loving every minute of it.
  • Agriculture and Kids
    Even if your students are not formally studying agriculture, this site could still be incorporated into a general science class.  The site addresses animals, plants, nutrients, and just about anything else related to agriculture.  Amazing photos also!
  • Science News for Kids
    Archive covers everything from agriculture to weather.  You will also find a SCIFI zone which was a first for me.  I am quite please that scientists are now seriously entertaining exobiology themes.  Of course, you will also find puzzles, online games, lab experiments, and more.
  • Dragonfly Inquiry based learning for children. “Our primary mission is to provide a national voice for young investigators and the opportunity for them to interact with experienced researchers.”
  • Chemistry for Kids Excellent resource for K-12 resources, essentials, activities, lessons, quizzes.
  • Creative Chemistry
    This is a British based site, and as such, makes reference to their high stakes tests occasionally, but everything else would work for us—fun chemistry puzzles, interactive revision quizzes, and molecular models.  What is there not to enjoy!
  • Arctic Alive!
    Are your students studying life science, biology, environmental science, etc.? If so, you may enjoy this site. It is an ongoing expedition in the Arctic.
  • The Forensic Teacher 
    This is an new, interesting way to approach science instruction
  • National Geographic
    Lessons for teachers and links to nature and the world.
  • Discovery Education
    Powered by the number 1 non-fiction media brand in the world, Discovery Education transforms classrooms and inspires teachers with engaging content and services that measure and improve student achievement.
  • Biology in Motion
    Welcome to Biology In Motion. Original and entertaining biology animations and interactive activities, available for free on the Web.
  • The Astronomy Net
    “The Astronomy Net contains articles, forums, clubs, vendors, manufacturers and other resources important to those interested in Astronomy.
  • Cycles of the Earth and Atmosphere
    Atmospheric science exploration.
  • NASA Space Place for Kids This NASA site should inspire many kids to want to think about becoming space explorers! It is also in Spanish. You will find GAMES, PROJECTS, ANIMATIONS, COOL SUBJECTS, AMAZING FACTS and FRIENDS SHARE (lots of information on community groups and what they are doing to prepare for space exploration).
  • N.A.S.A. (for kids of all ages)
    NASA offers a wealth of information on everything space related. Even the non-astronomer will find poking around the site irresistible. The student site has videos with closed captioning. Closed captioning is a must for ELLs. ELLs need the language support.
  • N.A.S.A. (for educators)
    NASA offers a wealth of information on everything space related. Even the non-astronomer will find poking around the site irresistible.
  • Whyville
    Science games in a virtual world. Originally developed to get girls interested in science.
  • Cool Science
    In his site, questions of all kinds are addressed (students are encouraged to write to scientists for information on topics of interest to them).  Cutting edge topics are covered here for high school and college.  Science teachers are provided with the latest data in their specific areas of expertise.  Students are actively encouraged to think like a scientist in the hopes that one day they might just decide to pursue a career in one of the sciences.
  • Physics
    This link is a resource for students enrolled in physics classes or just interested in it.  From this link, you can jump to many other sites related to physics.
  • Physics Forum
     This is another physics site which offers a physics forum where students may pose questions they have on I area of physics.  All areas of physics are addressed here in a student friendly format.
  • Chemistry
    If you have ELLs in your classrooms, you will definitely want to bookmark this site since you can translate everything on it in anyone of close to 20 languages.
  • Chemistry Through Song
    Have you ever heard of teaching chemistry through songs?  Check out this link (one of many on this site) and enjoy the experience!