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Science WebSites

The sites found on this page have been compiled by those students enrolled in EDU 4303, EDU 5223, and EDU 5903 at Tarleton State University since January 2000.  The students have provided the evaluations of each site.

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Colors [WHICH COLOR IS THE COOLEST IN THE SUN] (http://www.pacificnet.net/~mandel/Science.html)
I have used this website before and was surprised it was not on your list.  It has updated ideas for science projects.  Teachers contribute to the
website with cool ideas they try in their classrooms.  If you search for Teachers Helping Teachers it has links for Math, Special Ed, English, etc.
I love it!

Bessie Delany (http://www.cnn.com/US/9509/bessie_delany/index.html)
Bessie died at the age of 104, leaving behind a sister presently 106.  Bessie was respected by many, including the Clintons.  She was the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York State.

Earth Day (http://www.earthday.wilderness.org)
Here is one that is great for Earth Day! The Wilderness Society's Earth Day site is a good starting point for kids interested in the environment.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis: For Educators and Students (http://www.seps.org/earthquakes_and_tsunamis.htm)
Information on earthquakes and Tsunamis that is useful for teachers and students.  Has many links to other related sites too!

Education World - Science Center (http://www.education-world.com/science/)
This is an excellent resource site for all teachers regardless of your subject or grade level.  It contains links regarding school issues, curriculum, special themes, site reviews, plus links for all subjects.  Check it out!

Energy Quest (http://www.energy.ca.gov/education/index.html)
Information (some in game format) for teachers, parents, and students regarding energy.  Interesting site!

Explorer (http://explorer.scrtec.org)
This web site has lots of math and science lesson plans.  It is very easy to use because you can click whether you are interested in math or science.  Then select the topic you need.  It will give you a whole list of lesson ideas to look through.

Exploratorium (http://www.exploratorium.edu)
Take your time and explore this site.  The Exploratorium is a real place in California. It has a weath of educational ideas with a science theme.  The site includes a "Learning Studio" with good information.  Also, the site includes online exhibits, and how to make exhibits at home or school.  Really neat!!!!

Fish FAQ (http://www.wh.whoi.edu/faq.html)

InScight (http://www.apnet.com/inscight)
It contains daily science news from Academic Press and Science Magazine.

Lawrence Hall of Science (http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/)
Great resource for teachers.  Order teacher resource books on line and much more!

LEGO (http://www.lego.com)
This site has products, games, and links for parents and educators.  The educators site has several ideas for activities to use in the classroom.  Also, if you follow the "Where to Buy" link and click on "USA", there is a site (http://www.pitsco-legodacta.com/) which allows teachers to write grants for Pitsco Lego Dacta products for use in the classroom.

Global Hydrology and Climate Center  (http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/skeets.html)
This site includes pictures of lightning taken from the space shuttle that are incredible.  It also has an education link that has maps and information that could be used to make up lessons.  There is an updated global weather news that was interesting.

Miami Museum of Science ( http://www.miamisci.org/)

National Science Teachers Association (http://www.nsta.org)
Keep apprised of developments with the NSTA.  Listings of upcoming educational workshops.  Major headings include membership, publications, online resources, programs/projects, and legislative updates.

Newton's Apple (http://www.eeircir.syr.edu/projects/Newton)
Although this site is designed to accompany an education television show, it contains a plethora of science lessons and science "try its" that can be used independently in the classroom.

Playground Physics (http://lyra.colorado.EDU/sbo/mary/play)

Resources for Chemistry Teachers (http://rampages.onramp.net/~jaldr/chemtchr.html)

Science Learning Network (http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes)
This site contains links to other science sites, news about science, museum links, and information about six Science Learning Network Schools in the United States.

Science Lesson Plans and Resources (http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edsci.htm#environment)
Lots of science ideas and lesson plans.

Science Magazine (http://www.sciencemag.org/)
This one is pretty cool.  It is a science magazine that features daily news about the latest science news, book reviews,etc.  It has really good information about anything dealing with science.

The Science Place (http://www.scienceplace.org)
Looks like a really cool site!!!!

Science Power 2000 for teachers and students (http://www.luc.edu/schools/education/science/zscience.htm)
Lesson Plans and Activities along with general science sites and information.

Scientific American (www.sciam.com)
A site from the Scientific American.  Answers to a wide range of science, math, and technology questions are found here.  You can submit a question of you own on behalf of your class.  Easy to use.

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition ( http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html)
Ocean Planet -This is a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition of the ocean.  It is a great site for getting a totally immersed experience of the ocean.  It also helps us to think about what everyone can do to conserve the Ocean Planet.

Spider Resources (http://www.indirect.com/www/dhixson/spiders.html)
It contains sites with rich information about spiders.  It also has spider lessons and activities for the classroom.  Perfect for October!

Stardust (http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/)
This site gives celestial wonders and a pictorial view for touring the solar system, including documentation and images of all planets.  It gives information on temperature, mass, atmospheric components, distance from the sun.

STARPORT (http://www.starport.com/)
This site deals with space and has interactive games that one can play.

Texas Instruments Calculators (http://www.ti.com/calc)
Get information on all types of calculators that are available from Texas Instruments.  Great math and science information, activities, newsletter, and conferences

Texas Parks and Wildlife (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/edu/edu.htm)
This is a great science and social studies site.  It has information about Texas Wildlife and endangered species.  It also has lesson plans and classroom activities for most subjects.  There are maps, pictures, radio programs.  There are links to other wildlife resources and a schedule for different types of workshops.

The Thinking Fountain (http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/sln/tf/nav/tfatoz.html)
The Thinking Fountain was the best site I have ever seen for Science. The ideas on this site were original, interactive, and creative.  For many of the activities classes had sent in their results and students had responded.  Even if you don't find the subject you're looking for, you will enjoy the visit.

Try Science (http://www.tryscience.org/)
This is a cool science website for teachers or students.  It has experiments that can be done at home, school, or online.  There is a section for children to respond to the experiments so teachers can see if students will enjoy the experiments before they decide to teach them. Teachers can also find information about places to go on field trips, contact information, and prices.

Virtual Cell (http://ampere.scale.uiuc.edu/~m-lexa/cell/cell.html)

Weather Underground (http://groundhog.sprl.umich.edu/)
Created by the University of Michigan.  Interactive weather maps to use in the classroom.

Whelmers - McREL's Accessible Science Series (http://www.mcrel.org/whelmers)
This site is a wonderful resource for teachers. It has  science activities for students from K-12, including methods for assessment. These activities are based on Steven "Whelmers." He claims that these activities will "catch the eye and mind of even the most indifferent student."

Women in Developmental Biology (http://web.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/org/w/womens-studies/www/dev-bio)
Offers background information on women who have contributed to the study of biology.

Woodka Web (http://www.sdsc.edu/~woodka/donna.html)
This site was created by Donna Woodka, focuses on connecting girls with math, science and technology.  It helps parents and teachers encourage girls interest in math, science and technology.  This site also contains connections to other sites relating to math, science, technology, and equity issues.

All Level Science Websites

Amazon Interactive (http://www.eduweb.com/amazon.html)
This site is loaded with great information concerning the Amazon.

ASK DR. SCIENCE  (http//www.ducksbreath.com)
This site is a fun way to learn little known scientific facts.  Each day a question is posted and Dr. Science has the answer for it.  You can even look
back at the past questions he has answered or ask your own.  If you sign up on the mailing list, you can receive a question and answer every day.

The Atoms Family (http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln)

Bill Nye The Science Guy (http://nyelabs.kcts.org)
Lots of information regarding science experiments.

BrainPop (www.brainpop.com)
It is an internet site that has movies over science and health.  It is real cute and easy to use.

Dinosaurs (http://www.cfsd.k12.az.us/~vvwww/vvlibrary/claudia/main.html)
This site provides a realistic picture, detailed description, interesting facts, and fun activities for twenty-five different dinosaurs.  The material is written on a second to third grade level and would be the perfect resource for a dinosaur report or project.

Discovery Channel's Human Body (http://www.tlc.discovery.com/tlcpages/human/explore.html)
This site is not only great for finding useful information on all sorts of animals and program listings on educational shows, but it is also a great interactive site.  This exact site shows a picture of the human body and you can click on different parts of the body and it will not only show you really cool pictures, but it will give you a write up of factual information.

Earthquakes and Tsunamis: For Educators and Students (http://www.seps.org/earthquakes_and_tsunamis.htm)
Information on earthquakes and Tsunamis that is useful for teachers and students.  Has many links to other related sites too!

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC) (http://www.enc.org)
Nationally recognized information source for K-12 math and science teachers-lesson plans and projects.

Energy Quest (http://www.energy.ca.gov/education/index.html)
Information (some in game format) for teachers, parents, and students regarding energy.  Interesting site!

Exploring Planets in the Classroom (http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/SPACEGRANT/class_acts/)
This sight is to cool.  The students explore the solar system and can do hands on activities.

Funology (http://www.funology.com)
The science of having fun!  This user-friendly, colorful site intrigues you with its fun facts, brain drains, and wacky experiments.  It is fun for all ages.

Magellan (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/magellan)
Magellan Mission to Venus with beautiful images of volcanos and text about the mission.  When you click on the picture you get the full screen image.  COOL!!

Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks (http://www.howstuffworks.com)
This site provides large amounts of information about how everything works from diamonds & cells to bug zippers and lie detectors.  It has numerous links with a question of the day site.

Monica the Monarch (http://www2.cybernex.net/~dbenz/monarch.htm)
This is a wonderful site about how to raise monarch butterflies.  Developed by a high school student to educate the world about monarch butterflies.  This is accomplished through pictures and sound effects.  I highly recommend this web site.

The Museum of Paleontology (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu)
At this site much information can be used including a student level web site presenting information  on the fossil record.  Check it out and have fun browsing through the many linked sites.

NASA (http://www.nasa.gov)
This is the starting point for NASA. It includes recent news and a searchable directory for NASA sites. Of interest to science teachers includes hyperlinks to educational resources, space science, earth science, and a kids page.

National Science Foundation (http://www.nsf.gov)

The Periodic Table of Elements for K-12 (http://www.chemicalelements.com)

Project Smart96 (http://www.ed.uri.edu/SMART96/projects.html)
Rhode Island Teacher Projects Integrating Technology Into the Math and Science Curriculum.  Lots of Activities!

San Diego Zoo (http://www.sandiegozoo.org)

Science Connection (http://www.sciconnect.com/index.html)
This website is a very useful place for teachers to browse for fun science lessons!  This site has lessons developed by science connectors and links to other lesson plans on the internet.

Science Experiments (http://www.energy.ca.gov/education/projects/projects-html/projects.html)
This one is my favorites. There are several really neat science projects and energy activities found on this site.  The projects are for students from K-12.  Each project has a short description on the home page and then a link to the actual activity.  New projects and activities are added periodically.  Check it out!

Science Museum of Minnesota (http://www.smm.org/home_zones/smm_home.htm)
Lots of science activities-have fun searching!

Sea Turtle Restoration Project (http://www.seaturtles.org/)
Educational material and information about joining the fight to save sea turtles.

Sea World/Busch Gardens (http://www.buschgardens.org)
This site includes a teacher guide for lessons from K-12 integrating science, mathematics, geography, art, and language.  It also has information on instructional field trips and teacher seminars.  Don't forget to check out Julie Scardina's (SeaWorld/Busch Gardens Animal Ambassador) journal filled with stories from the road!

Try Science (http://www.tryscience.org/)
This is a cool science website for teachers or students.  It has experiments that can be done at home, school, or online.  There is a section for children to respond to the experiments so teachers can see if students will enjoy the experiments before they decide to teach them. Teachers can also find information about places to go on field trips, contact information, and prices.

Volcano World (http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/)
High quality remote sensing images, other data, and interactive experiments, virtual field trips, e-mail questions for real volcanists.

Welcome to Whalenet (http://whale.wheelock.edu/)
This site gives students, teachers, and the public information about whales.  The site allows students to do research.  Teachers can use the site as a wonderful resource.  Welcome to Whalenet is sponsored by Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts with support from the National Science Foundation.

Welcome to the WhaleTimes™ SeaBed! (http://www.whaletimes.org)
This site will take you on an adventure to the ocean.  You can find out how your favorite animals survive in the sea-what they eat, where they live and much more!

Whale Times (http://www.whaletimes.org)
This site will take you on an adventure to the ocean.  You can find out how our favorite animals survive in the sea, what they eat, where they live, and much more.

Whelmers - McREL's Accessible Science Series (http://www.mcrel.org/whelmers)
This site is a wonderful resource for teachers. It has  science activities for students from K-12, including methods for assessment. These activities are based on Steven "Whelmers." He claims that these activities will "catch the eye and mind of even the most indifferent student."

High School Websites

Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in your Kitchen (http://freeweb.pdq.net/headstrong/control.htm)
This is a fabulous site of cool experiments that can be done with simple things around the house.  The ideas are taken from the 1930s to 1960s.  Great site!

Chem Center (http://www.chemcenter.org/ncw)

Environmental Chemistry.com - Periodic Table of Elements ( http://environmentalchemistry.com/yogi/periodic)
This site has extensive information on each element on the periodic table, including electron shell modules.

Excel Interactive Science Museum (http://excel.org/)
Connection to other science and math sites, subscribe to electronic newsletter, and more.  Check it out.  It is really cool.

FAQ's About Physics (http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/physoc/physics_faq/faq.html)

The Franklin Institute Online (http://sln.fi.edu/weather/todo/todo.html)
Students can make their own weather station and keep record of their measurements in their weather journals. This site gives specific directions on how to make; barometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, weather vane, and compass.

Fun with Agriculture in the Lone Star State (http://agweek.tamu.edu)
Texas Agricultural Extension Service

Inventors (http://www.inventors.about.com)
At this site you can find biographical information on inventors

Inventors Museum (http://www.inventorsmuseum.com/women.htm)
At this site you can find background information on women inventors

Kansas Tornado Chasers (http://www.tornadochaser.com/2000projects.htm)
This website explains the hows and whys of weather.  There are links to rainbows, tornados, weather projects and much more.  Check this website out!

LIFTOFF to space exploration (http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/)
Explore NASA News, Spacecraft, Human Journey, The Universe, The Earth, and Track Satellites and Spacecraft.

OceanLink (http://www.oceanlink.island.net/)
This is a really cool web site all about the ocean and the animals that live there.  Students can ask a scientist a question and also obtain answers to previously asked question.  There is an ocean information page where students can hear sounds of the ocean.  For those that are concerned about endangered places there is information on those locations.  This is a great web site and I feel students will really enjoy it.

SELTZER TABLET ROCKET (http://education.lanl.gov/?RESOURCES/Science_at_home/SAH.rocket.html)
A cool science experiment using items you have at home.

Solar System Simulator (http://space.jpl.nasa.gov)
This program allows you to create a color image of planets and satellites as seen by various spacecraft.  Can actually see the real planets at different angles on any given day.

Think Quest (http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110230/index.htm)
Great ideas for math and science.

Middle School Science Websites

Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page (http://wildwildweather.com/)
Weather page for kids by Dan Satterfield.  Lots of topics!

The Franklin Institute Online (http://sln.fi.edu/weather/todo/todo.html)
Students can make their own weather station and keep record of their measurements in their weather journals. This site gives specific directions on how to make; barometer, hygrometer, rain gauge, weather vane, and compass.

Interactive Tour of the Atom (http://www-pdg.lbl.gov/cpep/adventure.html)

Inventors (http://www.inventors.about.com)
At this site you can find biographical information on inventors

Kansas Tornado Chasers (http://www.tornadochaser.com/2000projects.htm)
This website explains the hows and whys of weather.  There are links to rainbows, tornados, weather projects and much more.  Check this website out!

LIFTOFF to space exploration (http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/)
Explore NASA News, Spacecraft, Human Journey, The Universe, The Earth, and Track Satellites and Spacecraft.

OceanLink (http://www.oceanlink.island.net/)
This is a really cool web site all about the ocean and the animals that live there.  Students can ask a scientist a question and also obtain answers to previously asked question.  There is an ocean information page where students can hear sounds of the ocean.  For those that are concerned about endangered places there is information on those locations.  This is a great web site and I feel students will really enjoy it.

SELTZER TABLET ROCKET (http://education.lanl.gov/?RESOURCES/Science_at_home/SAH.rocket.html)
A cool science experiment using items you have at home.

Think Quest (http://library.thinkquest.org/J0110230/index.htm)
Great ideas for math and science.

The Yuckiest Site On The Internet (http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/)
If you want something that grabs the students' attention, this site will. There is enough grotesque trivia about worms for 6th graders, body parts for the middle schoolers, and much more that will hold these students' attention for awhile. Students will devour all of the science based activities, creepy games, revolting recipes and icky experiments. There are also mounds of info and activities for teachers to use in the classroom.

Elementary Science Websites

About Science & Nature for Kids (http://kidscience.about.com/kids/kidscience/)
This is a site full of articles, activities, games, and links to other related sites. There's lots of interesting stuff for kids and teachers.

Animal Land (http://www.animaland.org)
Students can read about their favorite animals and learn what they can do to
help protect them. Sponsored by the American Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), this Web site offers kids the opportunity to play
interactive games, vote in online polls, enter contests, learn responsible pet
care and more.
Source: ASPCA Animal Watch

The Blackhole Gang (http://www.blackholegang.com)
Created by teacher and author Stephen Kramer, this site introduces four kids and a dog named Newton who are crazy about science, and points kids and their teachers to some of the best kid-friendly science on the web.

Challenger Center On-line (http://www.challenger.org/)
"Capture the magic of space explorations ability inspire."

Chaos Kids Kid SITINGS (http://chaoskids.com/SITINGS/sitings.html)
This site lists links to lots of other cool websites that are kid friendly.  Sites are broken down into categories: Science, Space, etc.

Cool Science for Curious Kids (www.hhmi.org/coolscience/)
www.hhmi.org/coolscience/ is a web site for curious kids!  Children can get to this web site to explore such things as how your salad is made up of roots and stems, what is in the air we breath, why snakes are like lizards and monkeys are like moose, and why butterflies don't look like caterpillars?  Very Cute Web Page!!

Discovery Kids (http://www.kids.discovery.com/KIDS/home.html)
Here is the website I think might be of use in the Science category.  It is especially for kids and is actually a link off of its mother page.  It has a search box to look for specific items of interest, as well as several little subjects that seemed really neat for children who are interested in Science. They can log on and talk about their experiments and adventures.  Some of the subjects are as follows:
-new feature topic each week with information links-Teams: join w/other kids who love science and exploring nature and talk about
it online-AAPP Automatic Adventure Personality Profile for kids to find their reading and match up with others of the same interest and reading-Boards: place to share stories of explorations and disasters, compare notes on adventures...boards are anonymous-Tons More!

Eclipse '99 (http://www.nmsi.ac.uk/on-line/eclipse/)
This site is a museum on eclipses.  It features history about them, labs, links, and safty info. It is very interesting!

Enchanted Learning (http://www.EnchantedLearning.com)
Enchanted Learning produces children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture
the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment. Ease of use is a hallmark of our software. Children need the clearest, simplest computer interface, and our material is created so that the navigation and controls are intuitive. Our mission is to produce the best educational material, emphasizing creativity and the pure enjoyment of learning.

Enchanted Mind (http://enchantedmind.com)
There is much interesting data about the brain and creativity here.  There are also some cool java puzzles to enhance creativity here including Rubik's Cube, Tangrams, and Pentominoes.  This is a fun site and also a good one for kids to use to play around with puzzles like this.

Froggy Pages (http://www.frog.simplenet.com/froggy/)
I am so glad you ask!  I have the neatest site.  Everything you wanted to know about frogs can be found here.

Inventors Museum (http://www.inventorsmuseum.com/women.htm)
At this site you can find background information on women inventors

Kids Almanac (http://www.kids.infoplease.lycos.com/ipka/A0769137.html)
This page lists many facts about the universe and contains links to stars and planets.

Kids Astromony.com - A Universe of Discovery (http://www.kidsastronomy.com)
This site is a science fantasy come true.  Every thing about the universe is at your finger tips.  Enjoy!!!!!!!!

Kids Dig Reed (http://www.kidsdigreed.com/)
Cool Site!  Reed Farmstead Archaeological Site

Kids Health (http://www.kidshealth.org)
This site is a well-organized resource with hundreds of articles for parents and kids about health.  This is very useful to create a unit on health topics.

NASA KIDS (http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov)
NASA website for kids.  Explore space, rockets, airplanes, pioneers, and astronauts.  Space projects and games also available.

National Wildlife Federation  (http://www.nwf.org/kids/)
It is from the National Wildlife Federation and it has so many neat things for kids to do in science.  It has games to quiz yourself on your knowledge of wildlife, links to children's magazines, and virtual environmental and habitat tours.  Really neat!!!

Penguin for Kids (http://www.oneworld.net/penguin/index.html)
Through the view of a penguin, Tiki, children learn about how to live life without ruining and wasting the Earth.  Discusses environmental and social issues, relating to children well.  Also includes facts, links, and ideas on how to make the world a better place one person (penguin) at a time.

PlanetPals EarthZone (http://www.planetpals.com/)
Planetpals adorable characters teach kids to love our planet and everything in it in a fun way though activities, crafts, games, fast facts, and a monthly newsletter.

Sci4Kids (http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/)
Contains a lot of interesting science facts.  Also contains teacher-ready activities.  Geared to kids 8 to 13 years of age.

School House Rocks (http://genxtvland.simplenet.com/SchoolHouseRock/index-hi.shtml)
Do you remember this famous cartoon aired on Saturday mornings on ABC? This site has lots of cool information for science, math, social studies, and grammar. It has information that has been previously aired. It has neat songs to remember important content area information.  Have fun reliving some of your favorite memories!

Smokey Bear (http://www.smokeybear.com)
This is a great science site.  It includes information on forests, forest fires, camping, and even bears.  This site also includes games, coloring sheets, and a place to generate stories.  From this site you can even join the Smokey the Bear Club and receive e-mail from Smokey.  I believe this is a good site for kids because not only can they learn about preventing forest fires, camping, bears, etc, they can also do fun things as they learn.

Space (http://www.nuttinbutkids.com/space.html)
This site has space poems, space songs, space activities, and recipes for "space food" for the primary grades.  It is a really good site.  I used information from
this site to help me with my space unit.

Vicki Cobb's Kids Science Page (http://www.vickicobb.com)
This is a science site with neat experiments and lots of ideas for teachers.

Yahooligans (http://www.yahooligans.com/Science_and_Nature)
This is a wonderful site for ideas and experiments for any grade level.  It also has several links that can take you to other science sites.  Links to nature pictures and more!  Looks like a wonderful site!

The Yuckiest Site On The Internet (http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/)
If you want something that grabs the students' attention, this site will. There is enough grotesque trivia about worms for 6th graders, body parts for the middle schoolers, and much more that will hold these students' attention for awhile. Students will devour all of the science based activities, creepy games, revolting recipes and icky experiments. There are also mounds of info and activities for teachers to use in the classroom.


If there are any sites that no longer work, please e-mail me and let me know.  THANKS!!!!!