Life Science

  1. Cells - Label drawings of plant and animal cells
  2. Cell Structures - Compare and contrast the basic structures and functions of plant and animal cells
  3. Relationships - Evaluate producer/consumer, predator/prey, and parasite/host relationships
  4. Ecosystem - Classify interspecific relationships within an ecosystem as mutualism, commensalism, or parasitism
  5. Create a Model - Create a simple model illustrating the interspecific relationships within an ecosystem
  6. Relationships in Ecosystem - Analyze basic information from a body of text to identify key issues or assumptions about the relationships among organisms in an ecosystem
  7. Effect on Environment - Create a poster to illustrate how human activities and natural disasters affect the environment
  8. Photosynthesis - Identify the cell structures that enable plants to conduct photosynthesis
  9. Food Webs - Design a graphic organizer that illustrates the difference between plants and animals in the movement of food energy through an ecosystem
  10. Genetics - Explain how genetic information is transmitted from parents to offspring
  11. Traits - Create a chart that compares hereditary and environmental traits
  12. Birthmarks - Distinguish between a scar and a birthmark in terms of their origins
  13. Classification - Classify animals according to their physical characteristics
  14. Adaptation - Design a model to illustrate how an animal's physical characteristics enable it to survive in a particular environment
  15. Fossil - Identify the processes associated with fossil formation
  16. Geologic History - Use fossil evidence to describe an environment from the past
  17. Fossil History - Use fossils to match a previously existing organism with one that exists today
Animal and Plant Cells
Animal Cells
Animal Cell Anatomy (Enchanted Learning)
Cell Function
Cell Inspector (Harcourt School)
Cell Parts (My School House)
Cell Structure
Cells Alive!
Comparing Plant and Animal Cells (Teach-nology)
Comparison of Plant and Animal Cells
Kimball's Biology Pages
The Mixed-Up Cells (Beacon Learning Center)
Plant and Animal Cell Models
Plant and Animal Cell Simulation
Plant and Animal Cell Worksheets (Teach-nology)
The Plant Cell

Coral Connections (Sea Studios)
Designer Animal/Animal Adaptations (Lesson Plans Page)
Endangered Ecosystems (Scholastic)
Endangered Species: Human Causes of Extinction and Endangerment, Why Are Endangered Species Important?
Exploring Ecosystems (Harcourt School)
Exploring the Ecosystems (WebQuest)
Global Warming (Wikipedia)
How Do We Know That the Atmospheric Build-Up of Greenhouse Gases is due to Human Activities?
Human Activities and Their Potential Impact on the Environment
Human Activity and the Environment
Interdependence and Adaptation (BBC)
Intertidal Rocky Reef
Marine Biology (OLogy)
Mutualistic Relationship
Parasitic Relationships
Phil Ganter's Webpage
Predation, Parasitism, Commensalism, and Mutualism in the Garden and the Community
Predation (Wikipedia)
Predator Prey
Predator-Prey Interactions
Predator-Prey Relationships
Symbiosis, Commensalism, Mutualism, and Parasitism (Sea Slug Forum)
Volcanoes of the Deep (PBS)
What Climate Changes Are Projected?
What Human Activities Contribute to Climate Change?
What's It Like Where You Live

Autumn Leaf Color (Science Made Simple)
Biology 4 Kids
Biology of Plants
Corn & Photosynthesis
Essay Map (Read Write Think)
Exploring Photosynthesis in a Leaf (Flying Turtle Exploring)
Food Chains: Create a Food Web
Food Web (Scholastic)
Food Webs
Forest Food Webs (Discovery Education)
Fun With Food Webs (Harcourt School)
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers (Write Design Online)
Graphic Organizers (eThemes)
Graphic Organizers (Graphic)
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizers (Enchanted Learning)
Graphic Organizers Maker (Teach-nology)
Habitats (BBC)
Illuminating Photosynthesis (PBS)
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Venn Diagram (Read Write Think)
Interdependence and Adaptation (BBC)
Interesting Facts About Food Chains
Photosynthesis (Newton's Apple)
Photosynthesis (Wikipedia)
Photosynthesis (Think Quest)
Photosynthesis (Scholastic)
Photosynthesis (Photo Science)
Photosynthesis (The Biology Place)
Photosynthesis (Biology 4 Kids)
Photosynthesis and Energy in Nature (Flying Turtle Exploring)
Photosynthesis Center (Photo Science)
Photosynthesis: Don't 'Leaf' Out Fall's Most Valuable Lesson (Education World)
Photosynthesis Keeps Life Going
Photosynthesis: Self Quiz (The Biology Place)
Photosynthesis Quiz
Photosynthesis Quiz
Photosystem 1
Plants (Glencoe)
Review Questions
Text 2 Mind Map
Using Excel for Concept-Mapping (Internet 4 Classrooms)
What is Photosynthesis?
Working on the Food Chain (Ms. Nucleus)

600 Million Years (Museum Victoria)
Adaptations and Survival (Skoool)
Age of Fossils
Amber: Window to the Past
An Inventory of My Traits
Animal Adaptation E-Safari (FEN)
Animal Adaptations (Ecokids)
Birthmarks (Kids Health)
Birthmarks/Causes (Skin Patient Alliance)
Camouflage Field Book (Harcourt School)
Classify Insects: Classify This! (Scholastic)
Classify Insects: Name-a-Bug (Scholastic)
The Clock of Eras (Fossils-Facts-And-Finds)
Crystals, Minerals and Fossils
Determining Age of Rocks and Fossils
Dinosaur Floor
Dominant and Recessive Traits
Dominant vs Recessive Traits (Think Quest)
Endangered Species Field Trip
Examples of Dominant and Recessive Alleles (Microbiology Procedure)
Exploring Evolution
Fantastic Fossil Finds
Finding Fossils?
Fossil Horse Cybermuseum
Fossil Lesson Plans (Fossils-Facts-And-Finds)
Fossils: Clues to the Past
Fossils Geological Time and Evolution (Fossil Museum)
Fossils of Iowa
Fossils Rock! (Fossils-Facts-And-Finds)
Fossils, Rocks, and Time (USGS)
Scrap Equipment, Appliances
The Geology of the Grand Canyon
Getting Into the Fossil Record
Graphic Organizers (Graphic)
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizers (Enchanted Learning)
The Great Habitat Match (Scholastic)
Gregor Mendel
How Fossils Form (Enchanted Learning)
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interdependence and Adaptation (BBC)
Investigate and Report on Animal Adaptations (Scholastic)
Life Has A History
Living Things: Families
Micro-Organisms (BBC)
Observe How Fossils Can Form (Class Zone)
Paleontology: The Big Dig (OLogy)
The Paleontology Portal (Paleoportal)
Prehistoric Life (BBC)
The Principle of Superposition (Class Zone)
Relative Age
Relative Dating (Paleobiology)
Relative Time Scale (USGS)
Spot the Hare (Nature)
The Story in the Rock (Class Zone)
Structural and Behavioral Adaptations
Survival of the Fittest? (National Geographic)
Things That Have Backbones (Science Netlinks)
Trilobite Cookies (George Hart)
Using Excel for Concept Mapping (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Vertebrates/Invertebrates (Glencoe)
What are Birthmarks?
What is a Birthmark? (Discovery Fit & Health)
What is a Fossil Anyway? (Fossil-Facts-And-Finds)
Who's On First? A Relative Dating Activity

Earth Science

  1. Planets - Develop a chart that communicates the major characteristics of each planet
  2. Star Patterns - Use images of the night sky to identify different seasonal star patterns
  3. Star Charts - Research a star pattern using a chart
  4. Geologic Events - Create a model to illustrate geologic events responsible for changes in the earth's crust
  5. Tectonic Events - Prepare a chart to compare how volcanoes, earthquakes, faulting, and plate movements affect the earth's surface features
  6. Oceans Affect Climate - Compare the climates of coastal and inland areas at similar latitudes to demonstrate the ocean's impact on weather and climate
  7. Mountains Affect Climate - Use land maps to demonstrate how mountain ranges affect weather and climate
  8. Weather Maps - Use weather maps of the United States to graph temperature and precipitation for inland and coastal regions
  9. Weather and Climate - Use local environmental information to analyze how weather and climate are affected by landforms and bodies of water
3D Solar System Simulator (ForgeFX)
The Animated Virtual Planetarium
Astronomy and Space Exploration (Fact Monster)
Astronomy for Kids
Astronomy: Our Place in Space (OLogy)
Crystals on a String
Earth and Space Quiz
Earth Sky: Tonight
Earth, Sun and Moon (BBC)
Examine Earth From A New Perspective (Class Zone)
Exploring Planets in the Classroom
Field Guide to the Universe
How to Use a Star Map
Interactive Night Sky Map
The Night Sky on Paper
Nine Planets
Order It Up: Solar System Edition (Windows 2 Universe)
Our Solar System (Kids Astronomy)
Planetary Orbits
The Planets
Pluto's Demotion Not a Cause for Classroom Panic (CNN)
The Size Of Our World
The Space Hopper Game (Fun Brain)
Solar System (Learn English)
Solar System (National Geographic)
Solar System (National Geographic)
The Solar System
Space and Astronomy
Space Chase (Scholastic)
Space Station (PBS)
Space Quiz (Scholastic)
The Space Quiz Game (Prongo)
Star Journey (National Geographic)
Super Comet Crosses Earth's Path (Harcourt School)
Using a Naked-Eye Star Map (Sky and Telescope)
Using a Star Chart
Views of the Solar System (Solar Views)
Welcome to the Planets (NASA)
Your Sky

Dynamic Earth
Earth Floor
The Earth's History WebQuest
Earth Quiz (Scholastic)
Earthquakes for Kids (USGS)
From Pangea to Present
Gems (Scholastic)
Geo Mystery
Geology: Plate Techonics
How Diamonds Work (How Stuff Works)
How Plates Move
Observe Animations of Processes That Occur Along Plate Boundaries (Class Zone)
Observe the Break Up of Pangaea (Class Zone)
Palomap Project
Plate Tectonic Animations
Plate Tectonic Reconstructions at UTIG
The Rock Cycle and the Earth's Surface
Shake Zones
Structure of the Earth
Tramline Volcano Field Trip
Underground Igneous Rock Formations (Teacher Vision)
Volcano Explorer (Discovery)
You Try It: Plate Tectonics (PBS)

The Adventures of WeatherLizard (Scholastic)
Biomes: How to Read a Climograph (Earth Floor)
Climate (Edu Web)
Climate (Infoplease)
Climate Information Retrieval (NRCS)
Forecast: Moderate Coastal Climates, Variable Temperatures Inland
How Does Geographical Features Affect Climate In Juneau, Alaska (Wiki.Answers)
Interactive Climate Map
Interactive Weather Maker (Scholastic)
Koppen's Climate Classification
Landforms in the Continental United States (Teacher Vision)
Make the Earth's Weather (PBS)
Understanding: Oceans (Discovery Education)
U.S. Climate at a Glance (NCDC)
U.S. Climate Page (ESRL)
Weather and Climate Basics
Weather Dog (Fun Brain)
The Weather Game
Weather Watch (Scholastic)
Weather Wiz Kids
Web Weather for Kids
Wonders of Our World/Weather
World Climate

Physical Science

  1. Chemical Properties - Compare the simple chemical properties of common substances
  2. Change of State - Investigate how different types of materials freeze, melt, evaporate, or dissipate
  3. Evaporation and Condensation - Use data from a simple investigation to determine how temperature change affects the rate of evaporation and condensation
  4. Potential and Kinetic - Design and conduct an investigation to demonstrate the difference between potential and kinetic energy
  5. Explaining Energy - Create a graphic organizer that illustrates different types of potential and kinetic energy
  6. Heat Transfer - Describe the differences among conduction, convection, and radiation
  7. Forms of Energy - Create a poster to illustrate the major forms of energy
  8. Energy Transfer - Demonstrate different ways that energy can be transferred from one object to another
  9. F=MA - Predict how the amount of mass affects the distance traveled given the same amount of applied force
  10. Mass, Force, and Distance - Prepare statements about the relationship among mass, applied force, and distance traveled
  11. Experiment with Motion - Design and conduct experiments using a simple experimental design to demonstrate the relationship among mass, force, and distance traveled
  12. Force at a Distance - Explain and give examples of how forces act at a distance
  13. Air Resistance - Demonstrate how the shape of an object affects how it falls toward the earth
  14. Gravity - Design and explain an investigation exploring the earth's pull on objects
All About Atoms
Atoms Family
Boil Water with Shockwave!
Changing State (BBC)
Chemical and Physical Changes
Chemical Elements
Evaporation (Wikipedia)
Evaporation and Condensation (Youtube)
Evaporation and Condensation (USA Today)
The Elements
The Elements
Elements and Compounds
Element Lab (Fun School)
Freezing (Wikipedia)
How Things Combine
Interactive Practice on Physical vs Chemical Properties (Teacher Bridge)
It's Elemential/Element Concentration Game
It's Elemential/Element Flash Card Games
It's Elemential/Element Hangman
It's Elemential/Element Matching Game
It's Elemential/Element Math Game
Keep-A-Cube (PBS Kids)
Melting (Wikipedia)
Melting and Boiling (Harcourt School)
The Mixture Lab (Harcourt School)
Periodic Table
Periodic Table Game (Fun Brain)
The Periodic Table of the Elements in Picture
Physical and Chemical Properties and Changes
Physical and Chemical Properties Changes of Household Substances
Physical Science
Reversible and Irreversible Changes (BBC)
Properties and Changes
Solar Cooker (PBS Kids)
States of Matter (Classroom Connection)
States of Matter
States of Matter
States of Matter (Harcourt School)
The Water Cycle: Condensation (USGS)
The Water Cycle: Evaporation (USGS)
Web Elements
What is the Difference Between Chemical and Physical Change?
Where Do I Find Compound Properties on the Web?

Atmospheric Processes: Conduction
Atmospheric Processes: Convection
Atmospheric Processes: Radiation
Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven
Changing Circuits (BBC)
Circuits and Conductors (BBC)
Convection, Conduction, and Radiation
Electric Circuits
Energy Kids
The Energy Story (Energy Quest)
Geothermal Energy
Goldburger to Go! (PBS Kids)
Graphic Organizers (Graphic)
Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers (Write Design Online)
Graphic Organizers (Enchanted Learning)
Graphic Organizers (Edu Place)
Graphic Organizers (eThemes)
Graphic Organizers Maker (Teach-nology)
Graphic Organizers Templates (Education World)
Heat Transfer Game (Harcourt School)
How to Make Classroom Posters (eHow)
How We See Things (BBC)
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Graphic Organizers
Interactive Venn Diagram (Read Write Think)
Light and Dark (BBC)
Light and Shadows (BBC)
Light Vocabulary
Kinetic Energy (Physical Classroom)
Kinetic Energy Calculator
Make a Poster With Excel (Education World)
Physics of Skateboarding Tricks (Exploratorium)
Potential and Kinetic Energy Experiment (Vision Learning)
Potential Energy
Potential Energy
Potential Energy (Physical Classroom)
Roller Coaster Animation (Physics Classroom)
Text 2 Mind Map
Using Excel for Concept Mapping (Internet 4 Classrooms)
Watt's That? (Energy Quest)

Experiment Two
Forces (BBC)
Forces and Motion
Forces and Movement(BBC)
Friction (BBC)
Identifying Forces
Newton's Second Law of Motion (Physics Classroom)
Pushes and Pulls (BBC)
Song: Sir Isaac Newton (Kids Know It)
The Zoom Pendulum (PBS Kids)

The Apple, the Moon, and the Inverse Square Law (Physics Classroom)
Build Your Own Coaster (Discovery)
Design a Roller Coaster
Digger and the Gang/Stuck on Tracks (BBC)
Elephant and Feather: Air Resistance (Physics Classroom)
Falling For Science
Falling Objects with Air Resistance (NASA)
Free Fall and Air Resistance (Physics Classroom)
Gravity Concepts and Applications (Hyper Physics)
Gravity Definition Page (Windows 2 the Universe)
Gravity is More Than a Name (Physics Classroom)
The Gravity Story (Think Quest)
How Does Gravity Work? (How Stuff Works)
Make Tracks
The Motion of Falling Objects
Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation (Physics Classroom)
Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster Simulation (Funderstanding)
Sir Isaac Newton: The Universal Law of Gravitation
Teacher Resources (Adler Planetarium)
Understanding Gravity (Instructor Web)
Your Weight on Other Planets
Your Weight on Other Worlds (Exploratorium)
What Does Gravity Do? (OLogy)
What Would Happen If the Force of Gravity Were Turned Off? (OLogy)

Embedded Inquiry

  1. Investigations - Identify specific investigations that could be used to answer a particular question and identify reasons for this choice
  2. Tools - Identify tools needed to investigate specific questions
  3. Record Results - Maintain a science notebook that includes observations, data, diagrams, and explanations
  4. Communicate Findings - Analyze and communicate findings from multiple investigations of similar phenomena to reach a conclusion
An Introduction to Microscopy
Astro-Venture (NASA)
British and Metric Conversions
Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius
Density of a Liquid
Did You Know You Were a Scientist?
Glossary (Harcourt School)
How Does My Garden Grow? (Read Write Think)
How to Find the Mass of an Object
Mass Volume Density
Measure It (Fun Brain)
Platform Scale (Visual Fractions)
Platform Scale/Addition (Visual Fractions)
Platform Scale/Subtraction (Visual Fractions)
Solar Cooker (PBS Kids)
Student Designed Investigations Part 1: Observations
Student Designed Investigations Part 2: Testable Questions, Predictions, Materials and Procedures
Student Designed Investigations Part 3: Collecting Data and Drawing Conclusions
Teaching Measures
Using a Triple-Beam Balance (Teacher Vision)
Vocabulary (Foss Web)
Virtual Electron Microscope (Discovery Education)

The Physics Classroom
Resources for Learning Science
Science Netlinks
Science Fair Project Ideas (Try Science)
Science Toys
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
The Lawrence Hall of Science
Dare to Compare (NCES)
Science Fair Central (Discovery Education)
Science Fair Sanity
Wonders of Our World
Brain Teasers and Puzzles
Science Zone
Dichotomous Key Activity