Life Science

  1. Plant and Animal Cells - Use illustrations or direct observations to compare and contrast the basic structures of plant and animal cells.
  2. Model of Cell - Create a basic model of the cell that illustrates different cell structures and describes their functions.
  3. Ecosystem - Analyze how an increase or decrease in competition
  4. or predation affects an ecosystem.
  5. Interdependency - Design a simple experiment to illustrate the effects of competition, predation, and interdependency among living things.
  6. Food Web - Create a food web that illustrates the energy relationships between plants and animals and the key issues or assumptions found in the model.
  7. Classify - Classify organisms as carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores.
  8. Energy Needs - Identify how a variety of organisms meet their energy needs.
  9. Survival - Design a simple demonstration that illustrates the relationship between reproduction and survival of a species.
  10. Life Cycle - Study the life cycles of a variety of organisms and determine whether these processes illustrate complete or incomplete metamorphosis.
  11. Physical Adaptations - Classify animals according to their physical adaptations for obtaining food, oxygen, and surviving within a particular environment.
  12. Behavior - Describe how animal behaviors such as migration, defense, means of locomotion, and hibernation enable them to survive in an environment.
  13. Tropisms - Investigate tropisms that plants exhibit in response to changes in their environment
  14. Fossil - Gather fossil information to draw conclusions about organisms that exist today
  15. Extinction - Analyze the common causes of extinction and explain how human actions sometimes result in the extinction of a species
  16. Soil Science- Fun With Drama, Volume 6- Underground World in My Garden,
4-H Virtual Forest
600 Million Years (Museum Victoria)
Age of Fossils
Animal Adaptations (UEN)
Animal and Plant Cells
Animal Cell (What 2 Learn)
Animal Cell Anatomy (Enchanted Learning)
Animal Cell Structure
Biology 4 Kids
Build a Fish
Build Your Own Caterpillar (Scholastic)
Cactus Adaptations to Arid Environments
Cell Games (Sheppard Software)
Cell Inspector (Harcourt School)
Cells 1-Make a Model Cell
Cells are the Starting Point (Biology 4 Kids)
Cells - The Units of Life (Glencoe)
Chain Reaction (EcoKids)
Classify This! (Scholastic)
The Clock of Eras and Geologic Time
Comparing Plant and Animal Cells (Teach-nology)
Comparison of Plant and Animal Cells
Complete Metamorphosis
Desert Plant Adaptations
Determining Age of Rocks and Fossils
Ecosystem (Brain Pop)
Energy and Ecosystems
Energy Pyramid (Harcourt School)
Endangered Ecosystem (Scholastic)
Exploring Ecosystems (Harcourt School)
Flamingos (Sea World)
The Food Chain (Sheppard Software)
Food Chain Game (Sheppard Software)
Food Chains (BBC)
Food Chains (National Geographic)
Food Chains (BBC)
Food Chains and Food Webs
Food Chains and Food Webs (Enchanted Learning)
Food Web
Food Web (Scholastic)
Food Webs
Fossil Gallery (Paleoportal)
Fossils, Rocks, and Time (USGS)
From Seed to Plant (Harcourt School)
Fun With Food Webs (Harcourt School)
The Geology of the Grand Canyon
The Great Plant Escape
Hibernating Animal Printouts (Enchanted Learning)
Hibernation (Think Quest)
Hibernation and Migration
Hibernation, Migration and Adaptation
Habitats (BBC)
How Do Animals Spend the Winter? (Science Made Simple)
Importance of Tropisms (Discovery Education)
Incomplete Metamorphosis
Insect Growth and Metamorphosis
Insect Metamorphosis (Edu Place)
Insects Metamorphosis (UEN)
Inside A Cell
Interdependence and Adaptation (BBC)
Jello Animal Cell Craft (Enchanted Learning)
Life Cycles
Life Cycles (Sheppard Software)
Life Cycles (BBC)
Living Things (BBC)
Making A Model Of A Cell (Think Quest)
Microorganisms at Work (Macmillan)
The Mixed Up Cells (Beacon Learning Center)
The Parts of a Flower (Botany)
Plant Cell (What 2 Learn)
Plant Cell Anatomy (Enchanted Learning)
Plant Cells and Animal Cells
Plant Cell Structure
Plant Tropic Responses (Plants in Motion)
Plant Tropism
Polar Bear Migration
Pollination (Macmillan)
The Principle of Superposition (Class Zone)
Projects To Do Together (Science Made Simple)
Relative Age
Relative Dating (Paleobiology)
Relative Time Scale (USGS)
Sea Slug Forum
Stages of Butterfly Metamorphosis (Scholastic)
The Story in the Rock (Class Zone)
Tropism (Wikipedia)
Virtual Cells
What's It Like Where You Live?
Who's On First?
World Biomes
The World Biomes
Working On The Food Chain (Ms Nucleus)

Earth Science

  1. Eclipses - Chart the movements of the sun, moon, and earth to develop an explanation for the phases of the moon and solar and lunar eclipses
  2. Moon Phases - Sequence the major phases of the moon during a lunar cycle
  3. Weathering - Prepare a demonstration to illustrate how wind and water affect the earth's surface features
  4. Erosion and Deposition - Design an investigation to demonstrate how erosion and deposition change the earth's surface
  5. Earth Material - List factors that determine the appropriate use of an earth material
  6. Resources - Use data from a variety of informational texts to analyze and evaluate man's impact on non-renewable resources
  7. Water Cycle - Prepare a model that illustrates the basic features of the water cycle
  8. Weather and Climate - Use long term weather data to distinguish between weather and climate
  9. Affect on Water Cycle - Use an illustration to predict and draw conclusions about how weather and climate affect the water cycle
Are You A Water Wizard?
Astronomy Picture of the Day/8/10/03 (NASA)
Astronomy Picture of the Day/11/7/03 (NASA)
Astronomy Picture of the Day/11/22/03 (NASA)
A WebQuest for 5th Grade Science
Build a Model of the Water Cycle
Creative Climates (National Geographic)
Current Moon Phase
Droplet and the Water Cycle (NASA)
Earth, Sun and Moon (BBC)
Earth, Sun and Moon (BBC)
Eclipse Interactive (McGraw Hill)
Eclipses and Moon Phases Simulation in 3D
Energy Kids
Erosion (Rocks for Kids)
Erosion and Sedimentation
Erosion and Sediment Control: Measure
Erosion/Sediment Control
Examine the Phases of the Moon From Earth and Space (Class Zone)
Flex Your Power/Challenge
Follow a Water Drop Through the Water Cycle (USGS)
How Can the Little Moon Hide the Giant Sun? (Eye on the Sky)
Inexhaustible and Renewable Energy Resources (Glencoe)
Frank's Watershed
Igneous Rocks Formation (Macmillan)
Interactive Weather Maker (Scholastic)
Introduction to Climate
Lunar Cycle Challenge
Lunar Lander
Lunar Phases
Lunar Phases (Sun Shine)
Mechanics of Lunar Eclipses
Mechanics of Solar Eclipses
Mineral Resources (Glencoe)
Moon Light Madness (Star Child)
Moon Phases (Star Date)
Moon Phases
Moon Phases Images (USNO)
Moon Year
Natural Resources/Can We Use Them Forever?
Nonrenewable Energy Resources (Glencoe)
Observe an Animation Showing the Formation of an Unconformity (Class Zone)
Observe a Raindrop Traveling Through Various Paths of the Water Cycle (Class Zone)
Observe Images of Different Climate Zones (Class Zone)
Observe Lunar Eclipses (Class Zone)
Observe Solar Eclipses (Class Zone)
Phases of the Moon
Phases of the Moon (Harcourt School)
Phases of the Moon (Explore Learning)
Phases of the Moon (School Tube)
The Phases of the Moon (Enchanted Learning)
The Phases of the Moon (Teacher Vision)
Phases of the Moon Demo (NOAO)
Renewable Energy and You
Renewable Energy Fact Sheets
Renewable Energy Sources and the Environment Quiz 1 (Quiz Tree)
Renewable Energy vs Fossil Fuels (Energy Quest)
Soil Erosion (Glencoe)
Soil Horizon (Macmillan)
Solar Eclipses
Sediments on the Move (Windows to the Universe)
Stages of a River (Teacher Vision)
Test Your Energy IQ/1 (Energy Quest)
Test Your Energy IQ/2 (Energy Quest)
Volcano Formation (Macmillan)
Water (Foss Web)
Water Cycle
Water Cycle
Water Cycle (Pro Teacher)
Water Cycle (Earth Guide)
Water Cycle (Discovery Education)
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle (Enchanted Learning)
The Water Cycle (Scholastic)
The Water Cycle (USGS)
The Water Cycle (BBC)
The Water Cycle Building Instructions
Water Science for Schools (USGS)
Water Shed Game (Bell Museum)
Weathering & Erosion (Science Class)
Weathering and Soil (Glencoe)
Web Weather for Kids
What is the Difference Between Weather and Climates? (
What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate? (NASA

Physical Science

  1. Physical Properties - Use appropriate tools to measure and compare the physical properties of various solids and liquids
  2. Physical Changes - Compare the causes and effects of various physical changes in matter
  3. Investigate Energy - Design an investigation to demonstrate how different forms of energy release heat or light
  4. Reflected, Refracted, or Absorbed - Design an experiment to investigate how different surfaces determine if light is reflected, refracted, or absorbed
  5. Translucent, Transparent, or Opaque - Gather and organize information about a variety of materials to categorize them as translucent, transparent, or opaque
  6. Reference Point - Identify the position of objects relative to fixed reference points
  7. Motion - Design an investigation to identify factors that affect the speed and distance traveled by an object in motion
  8. Relative Position - Complete a coordinate graph to describe the relative positions of objects
  9. Friction - Plan and execute an investigation that demonstrates how friction affects the movement of an object
  10. Investigate Motion - Design and implement an investigation to determine that the speed of an object is equal to the distance traveled over time
  11. Electrically Charged - Explore the interactions between an electrically charged object and other materials
  12. Electromagnet - Design an experiment to investigate how a simple electromagnet affects common objects
  13. Circuit - Describe how electricity passes through a simple circuit that includes a battery, wire, switch, and bulb
Atmospheric Processes/Conduction
Atmospheric Processes/Convection
Atmospheric Processes/Radiation
British and Metric Conversions (Interactives)
The Broken Pencil (Physics Classroom)
Build a Coaster (Discovery)
Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven
Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversion
Chemical vs Physical Changes (Chem4Kids)
Circuit Builder (BBC)
Circuits and Conductors (BBC)
Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius (Interactives)
Density of a Liquid
"Distance" Word Problems (Purple Math)
Egg-Citing Science (Scholastic)
Electrical Circuits (BBC)
Electrical Conductors (BBC)
Electric Circuits
Electricity and Magnetism
Electro-Magnet (Harcourt School)
Energy and Motion (Edu Place)
Finding the Mass of an Object
Forces (BBC)
Forces in Action (BBC)
Friction (BBC)
Friction (BBC)
Friction Experiment (Fear of Physics)
Heat Transfer
How a Generator Works (Macmillan)
How Can You Force a Physical Change in Matter? (Scholastic)
Image Formation for Plane Mirrors (Physics Classroom)
The Law of Reflection (Physics Classroom)
Length, Weight and Capacity (BBC)
Lenses (Physics Classroom)
Let There Be Light
Light Quest (Ology)
Light Refraction
Magnetic Field (Wikipedia)
Magnetic Field of a Bar Magnet
Magnetic Forces
Magnet Man/Cool Experiments with Magnets
Magnets (Teacher Vision)
Materials (BBC)
The Mummy's Tomb (Miami Museum)
One Dimensional Kinematics (Physics Classroom)
Parallel Circuits (Macmillan)
Phases of Matter (Miami Museum)
Physical Processes (BBC)
Physics (Freeze Ray)
Platform Scale (Visual Fractions)
Platform Scale/Addition (Visual Fractions)
Platform Scale/Subtraction (Visual Fractions)
Power Play
Refraction and the Ray Model of Light (Physics Classroom)
Refraction of Light (Physics Classroom)
Reflection and Refraction of Light Waves
Reflection and the Ray Model of Light (Physics Classroom)
Speed and Velocity (Physics Classroom)
Sound and Light
Teaching Measures
Translucent, Transparent, and Opaque Objects (ALEX)
Transparent, Translucent, and Opaque (Teacher Files)
Travel Graphs
Using a Triple-Beam Balance (Teacher Vision)
Using Electricity (BBC)
Watt's That? (Energy Quest)

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. Science Notebook - 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
Astro-Venture: Astronomy Mission Activity (NASA)
Class Capacity (Teaching Measures)
Collecting Data and Drawing Conclusions
How Does My Garden Grow? (Read Write Think)
How to Find the Mass of an Object
Introducing the Process of Investigative Science Using Worms
Investigating Evidence
Mass Volume Density
Poster Presentations/Science Fair
Teaching Measures
Testable Questions, Predictions, Materials, and Procedures
What's My Length? (Teaching Measures)

Embedded Technology and Engineering

  1. Inventions - Explain how different inventions and technologies impact people and other living organisms
  2. Design a Tool - Design a tool or a process that addresses an identified problem caused by human activity Young Engineer's Club - hundreds of exciting games, activities, and science experiments posted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  3. Evaluate Solution - Determine criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of a solution to a specified problem
  4. Improve Design - Evaluate an invention that solves a problem and determine ways to improve the design

Young Engineer's Club

The Physics Classroom

Science Websites and Blogs
Virtual Microscope