General Science Websites
Join the Happy Scientist Educator Robert Krampf, “the Happy Scientist,” shows visitors to his Web site that science can be fun and understandable
Science activities that will really engage students.
Interactive Science Simulations: Might be higher than Elementary Level but you have to check out the Simulation under Electricity, Magnets & Circuits called the John Travoltage
Science to Music: Songs, tips, ideas, lyrics and sound files
Earth Science Websites
Shake, Rattle and Slide is an exceptional interactive from the University of Illinois Extension focused on volcanoes, earthquakes and glaciers.
Field Trip Earth is the global resource for teachers, students for wildlife conservation
Climate Change: The Threat to Life and A New Energy Future Kids Area
Investigate the Science of Snow - Created by the American Chemical Society, the Chemistry of Snowflakes video tracks the formation of snowflakes from their origins in bits of dust in clouds that become droplets of water falling to Earth. The video explains that when the droplets cool, six crystal faces form, because water molecules bond in hexagonal networks when they freeze. Ice crystals grow fastest at the corners between the faces, fostering development of the six branches that exist in most snowflakes. As snowflakes continue to develop, the branches can spread, grow long and pointy, or branch off into new arms. As each snowflake rises and falls through warmer and cooler air, it thus develops its own distinctive shape.
Immerse Students in an Ocean Expedition - Scientists and others are going into the deep-sea vents, and they’re hoping to bring students along for the ride. Dive and Discover, a website that provides research resources related to ocean exploration, has just begun its 15th expedition, this one exploring hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean. The 14-day journey takes place in the East Pacific Rise, an ocean ridge about 600 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico. The explorers are aboard a research vessel called Atlantis, from which pilots remotely control an underwater vessel named Jason. During the expedition, which runs until January 22, the work of scientists, ship crew members and engineers is being captured in video, photographs and daily written updates that are posted to the Dive and Discover site. Teachers and students are invited to share the classroom activities they develop around the exploration. The site also provides explanations of ocean phenomena related to the work, interactive illustrations to illuminate deep-sea features and animals, and a “Mail Buoy” that lets students communicate by email with the scientists at sea. According to expedition sponsor, The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the work being shared on Expedition 15 fits into multiple parts of the Next Generation Science Standards for grades five through high school.
Engineering Websites for Elementary
Build It & Bust It is a site about engineering. Here your students can design and test their own structures and share what they learn with others.
Cell phones, iPods, TV's, Game stations- these are items that our students use but do they really know where the energy comes from? General Motors and Discovery Education have discovered a series of lesson plans and activities to hel you explore how electricity is generated and stored and how it is poised to change how we live.
Cells Alive: An Interactive Animation of Plant and Animal Cells
The Visible Body: 3D Human Anatomy...AMAZING SITE!
Solar System and Space Websites