Science WEB Links


Inventors
  1. Enchanted Learning Inventors - brief information on many inventions
  2. American Inventors and Inventions - Smithsonian collection
  3. KidInfo - History and biographies of inventors
  4. Inventors and Inventions Theme Page - curricular resources and links to instructional materials
  5. Inventors/Inventions - informational research site
  6. Textile Inventors - scroll down to find the list
  7. The Great Idea Finder - great site of information; innovation history
  8. Inventor/Invention Scavenger Hunt 1 - by Hazel Jobe
  9. Inventor/Invention Scavenger Hunt 2 - by Hazel Jobe

High School
  1. Simulations for science - http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/category/new
  2. eThemes - Categorized by subject or grade level, this site takes you to numerous Internet links to help incorporate technology into your lessons. eThemes is an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes. These resources are created for educators to use in their classrooms.
  3. Integrating Technology into the Classroom - Numerous resources involving integration.
  4. Learn Interview Skills - The Art of Interviewing Part I | The Art of Interviewing Part II
  5. License Plates of the World - Looking at Tennessee, for example, I found plates back to 1912.
  6. The Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. These materials were prepared as part of the Department of Education's International Education Initiative.
  7. Thinking Fountain is always changing and growing! You'll find: Activities and ideas, Galleries to show your work, Books you can use, and Surprises inspired by Thinking Fountain
  8. http://www.techtrekers.com/science.htm
  9. Chemistry Videos
  10. Physics Videos
  11. High School Biology Resources for Students
  12. Biology Resources for High School Teachers

Intermediate/High School
  • http://www.stolaf.edu/people/giannini/index.htm - this has animations and movies about biology - may be a little over your kids heads - but look at the animations - some of those are really clear and may be helpful.
  • http://www.sumanasinc.com/webcontent/animations/biology.html - animated tutorials about general biology
  • http://www.freezeray.com/biology.htm - A great site with good ideas about how to create activities for an interactive white board.
  • Annenberg/CPB Exhibits Collection - High school Interactive Math and Science learning exhibits inspired by the video series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection. Ten complete units in a variety of areas, with more to come.
  • @rt Junction - structured virtual environment within which teachers and students can pursue artistic and educational goals through the activities, projects, and resources offered through this site.
  • Current Projects available through NASA's Internet In the Classroom. Some examples are: Space Scientists Online, Women of NASA, Space Team Online and Aero Design Team Online.
  • The Digital Classroom - (History and Civics) - provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources .Activities and training for educators and students are also located here.
  • EASE History (created by a group at Michigan State University) - Through the prism of US presidential campaign ads, users can better understand the complexities of campaign issues and their historical context by looking at historical events, and explore the meanings of core values by examining how these values have been applied in both historical events and campaign ads.
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  • Food Timeline - Ever wonder what the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why? Food is the fun part of social studies! Explore the Food Timeline!
  • Giddyup: The World of Horses - Ready for an on-line horse ride through cyberspace? Check out these terrific sites about horse history, equestrian sports, and more. Answer the questions after visiting each site to complete the crossword puzzle.
  • Good News Bears Stock Market Project - A Web-based Interactive Stock Market Learning Project for K-12
  • The Instruction, Learning & Technology Leadership Institute Projects OnLine Page - Numerous Science interactive projects.
  • Locating climate and weather data and information from the NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center
  • Major Document Collections from the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School - A good source for Primary Sources. Look through The Federalist papers, check out the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial, or many other collections of documents.
  • More Ideas Than You'll Ever Use for Book Reports
  • National Geographic Xpeditions - This huge and growing site for geography educators and students contains more than a hundred original lesson plans and after-school activities for grades K-12, an outline map atlas with more than 1,800 free maps designed for printing or building Web sites, forums where teachers and students can discuss geography, and a 3-D virtual museum of geography built in the spirit of the game Myst .
  • Pole to Pole Project - This is a 5th grade and 6th grade report on a geography project. Students are assigned a line of longitude and report on countries that their line passes through from North Pole to South Pole.
  • Science Learning Network - Join the educators in their ongoing collaborative projects.
  • This Day in History - presented by The History Channel.
  • Travelocity - Use the Destination Guide to find a wealth of information about any country that you want to know about. You can get travel information such as Flights, Cars, and Hotels. However, you will also find a general overview of the country, plus information regarding the following: Map, Weather, Attractions, Culture, Business, Social Backroads, and Essentials. Make this site one of your stops on your next project featuring a country. Consider using the
  • Virtual field trips posted at Internet4Classrooms
  • Year of the Ocean activities and opportunities

Elementary:
  1. 100th Day of School Additional Web sites Posting Activities for 100th Day - Suggested Activities
  2. Alta Vista's Photo Finder is a picture resource (If a content filter blocks image search at your school, take a look at our list of photo sources .)
  3. @rt Junction - structured virtual environment within which teachers and students can pursue artistic and educational goals through the activities, projects, and resources offered through this site
  4. Check sheets from Project Based Learning - Creating guidelines can be time-consuming, so PBL has made a way for you to do it in no time! To make a project checklist for your students, first choose the grade level for the type of project you want your students to do.
  5. Creative Country Reports created by Rachel Murphy, 6th grade teacher. Some good ideas on putting together a report on a state or country.
  6. EduHound - Everything for K12 Education. They tracked it down so you would not have to.
  7. Eduweb Adventures - Art, Science, History and Geography- interactive site that lets children create their own art projects online, go undercover to expose illegal trade of tiger parts, time travel to the Renaissance, design space stations and many other exciting activities.
  8. How to Create a Virtual Tour - Welcome to this tour-within-a-tour! Here, you'll learn all the exciting ways to create, edit, enhance, and otherwise beautify and perfect your Virtual Tour. Dive in!
  9. Integrating Technology in your Curriculum - This resource page includes project-based units along with tutorials for applications, curriculum integration links and ideas, and teacher sites.
  10. Internet Field Trips are guided tours to the best of classroom-appropriate Web sites. Each field trip provides quick suggestions for using targeted Web sites to teach a specific topic. Within each area you'll find field trips in an alphabetical list of the following topics: Children's Literature, Language Arts, K-2, Math , Science, and Social Studies.
  11. Landmarks for Schools - This web site is dedicated to the idea that Information will be the raw material that drives the 21st century, and that today's students should be learning to BUILD with information.
  12. Pics4Learning - a categorized list of photos found in the Pics4Learning photographic library collection.
  13. Pop-Ups - Create your own pop-up cards with these step-by-step directions from Joan Irvine.
  14. Scholastic provides an index of all of their on-line projects at this site.
  15. School Gardens - Gardens are being integrated into the educational curriculum to teach children not only about plants, nature, and the outdoors, but other subjects as well. If you are considering this excellent way to promote project based learning (K-12) go here to find information on what others are doing. Other ideas on school gardens from the University of California
  16. Science Learning Network - Join the educators in their ongoing collaborative projects.
  17. Weaving The Internet Through Your Elementary Literacy Curriculum
  18. West Elementary Internet Projects - These are Internet projects and activities developed by the staff and students at Loogootee Elementary West.
  19. Virtual Field Trips - See an Internet4Classrooms collection of virtual field trips
  20. http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/systems.html - help Arnold find his organs systems


Science Websites: Real-Time Data Sources

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/rt
USGS Stream Flow Conditions-Images & Data
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/home.rxml
UI Weather World 2010 Project – TONS of weather related data and resources.
http://www.gomoos.org
Up to date information on weather and oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of Maine.Some of the resources available are: Hourly Buoy Data, Fishery Gulfwatch, Oceanic Plant Life
http://www.k12science.org/realtimeproj.html
Use hands-on activities and real-time data investigations to study factors that affect weather and climate.
http://www.k12science.org/collabprojs.html
Collaborative Projects to connect with other classrooms around the globe:
Global Water Sampling, Human Genetics, International Boiling Point
www.rap.ucar.edu/weather
National Center for Atmospheric Research
www.unb.ca/passc/ImpactDatabase/index.html
The Earth Impact Database comprises a list of confirmed impact structures from around the world.
www.globe.gov
measurements in the fields of atmosphere, hydrology, soils, and land cover/phenology - depending upon their local curricula, report their data through the Internet, publishing their research projects based on GLOBE data and protocols, create maps and graphs on the free interactive Web site to analyze data sets, and collaborate with scientists and other GLOBE students around the world.
http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
Custom images of the Earth or Moon from various perspectives at specified times of day.
http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/data#rtsat
Real-Time Satellite Images from the Space Science and Engineering Center of UWM
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/index.html
Real-Time data from NASA
http://odin.gi.alaska.edu/RealTime.html
Links to Real Time Geophysical Data covering: Aurora, Indices for Geomagnetic Activity, Ionosphere, Magnetometers (ground based), Magnetosphere, Solar Observations, Solar Wind, and Space Weather
  1. Antarctic meteorological data in real-time
  2. Area Vibes - everything you need to know about (almost) every city in the United States
  3. Census Data - from the U S Census Bureau
  4. City Data - data from numerous sources creating as complete and interesting profiles of all U.S. cities as possible - tens of thousands of city photos, hundreds of thousands of maps, satellite photos, stats about residents and much more
  5. Data from the County and City Databooks - this resource provides WWW access to the electronic versions of the 1988 and 1994 County and City Data Books. You can customize your search for a large variety of types of data for many cities.
  6. Data Library at Math Forum - collaborative projects, data sets, and other sources of data
  7. Earth Cam - a reference directory for locating live video cameras on the Internet
  8. Earth Science Data Tools and Web Sites
  9. FedStats: A to Z Topical List - the window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government.
  10. Finding Data on the Internet - You'll soon be checking facts and downloading reputable data on everything from public safety to education to agriculture to crime to economics ... you name it. This site is intended as a resource for journalists, but why not make this a source for projects. Your students can find raw data related to: aviation, demographics, weather, energy, health, immigration and more.
  11. Gasoline Prices - U.S. retail gasoline prices (weekly U.S. retail gasoline prices, regular grade dollars per gallon, including all taxes)
  12. New York Gas Prices - lowest and highest prices for regular grade in the last 36 hours
  13. Toronto Gas Prices - lowest and highest prices for regular grade in the last 36 hours (in liters)
  14. Global Change Master Directory - a directory to Earth science data and services ( from the Goddard Space Flight Center )
  15. Global Grocery List Project - How much does food cost in your town? Collect a grocery list of prices from the stores. Post the prices on the web and then compare your prices to prices around the world.
  16. Human Space Flight - real time data (NASA TV offers real time views from space occasionally)
  17. Images and Data - The Space Science and Engineering Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison has links to real time satellite images, real time products, and other data sources.
  18. Internet Crossroads in Social Science Data - contains over 825 annotated links to data-related resources on the Internet
  19. Map Stats - Find out the latest census information for a state, city, or town. State & County QuickFacts provides quick , easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.
  20. National Atlas of the United States of America - the single best Federal source for national maps and geographic information on the Web
  21. National Space Science Data Center - general public page
  22. Ocean World - real time data index
  23. On-Line Data - links to numerous real-time data sets which can be incorporated into your lesson plans
  24. Plot and follow cargo ship as they make their way across the ocean. A great way to collect real world data
  25. Primary Resources and Real-World Data - The Internet provides access to a wide range of primary resources such as letters, diaries, journals, logs, data, documents, speeches, and videos.
  26. Primary Sources On The Web - list of web sites containing primary source materials.
  27. Quantitative Environmental Learning Project - a rich source of data based projects
  28. Real Data - a list of data sources posted by Whatcom Community College's Online Math Center
  29. Real Time Data Projects - from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
  30. Real Time Data Sites - also from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
  31. Real Time Geophysical Data - listing of links
  32. Real-Time Science Data - access page
  33. Real Time Weather Data - from National Center for Atmospheric Research
  34. Ship Mates - Explore the Gulf of Maine as oceanographers do, using online research data
  35. Social Sciences Data Collection - posted by the University of California San Diego
  36. Space Science and Engineering Center - real time data
  37. Statistics Canada - Canadian data resources for students
  38. Sunspot Numbers - raw data of the daily number of sunspots from 1818 to the present. Is there a project here?
  39. Tables of Physical Data - thirteen categories of data
  40. USGS Real Time Data - water related data for the entire US
  41. U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget
  42. United States Historical Census Data Browser to find raw data for projects. You may search census data by decade from 1790 to 1970. There is a wealth of information here.