Lots of activities here without having to download the trial version!
Lots of links to follow for video tutorials, worksheets and word problems on all different types of shapes. So be sure to scroll down!
Identify Geometric Shapes (Game)
Triangle Sort (Crickweb)
• All About Triangles (2:14)
All About Polygons (1:53)
Angle Measure (Interactive White Board)
Alien Angles (Game)
Baseball Geometry (Several Games)
All About Lines & Angles (4:13)
How to Measure Angles (3:11)
What Are Angles? (3:14)
What Are Circles? (Video: 10:36)
• Multiplication Facts •
* Decimals *
with Decimals (Video)
• Builder Ted - put decimals in number order
• Computation Castle - rounding decimals
• Death to Decimals - decimal value of
• Decifractator - fraction to decimal
• Decimals - many different lessons on decimals
with opportunity to practice & play on each by
clicking appropriate link at the top of each page
• Equivalent Decimals - match
• Fruit Shoot - fractions to decimals
• Hotel Decimalfornia - adding & subtracting
Decimal Practice - scroll down and click
• Base Blocks Decimals (add / subtract)
• E-Lab: Elapsed Time (Need to print recording sheet)
Sound / Heat / Light / Electricity / Magnetism
• How Do Plants Get Energy? (Lesson Plan with Video & Interactive)
• Life Cycles (Plants)
Many things here! Have fun.
• Label Plant Parts (IWB)
• Parts of a Plant (Scroll down for diagram and activities.)
• Plant Activities (Many interactive)
• Animal Groups (Coming Soon)
• Animal Classification (Sheppard)
• Classifying Animals (BrainPop)
• Classification (variety of activities)
• Animal Classification Activity (prep needed)
(Scroll down. Game is on the right.)
• Amphibians: Frogs, Toads, Salamanders (11:54)
• All About Amphibians (2:52)
• Amphibians (23:06) Click on Play It.
• Encyclopedia Britannica:
Amphibians (:27) General features
• NeoK-12: Amphibians (Several links here)
• Amiable Amphibians (UEN Lesson Plan)
Includes several useful PDFs.
• A Thousand Friends of Frogs (Click Science)
• Amphibians for Kids (Several links here)
• Amphibians (video)
• Reptiles & Amphibians (includes Games)
Animal Adaptation, Ecosystems
How fast can you match up animals' adaptations?
After presenting information, this site provides a link to a place where you can create your own food web.
• National Geographic: Food Chains (Video)
Choose between a meadow, arctic, or pond food web.
• Make Your Own Food Web (Scholastic)
• Producers, Consumers, Decomposers (Game)
Click on Food Chains & Food Webs.
Click on Habitats & Ecosystems.
Click on Adaptations & Survival.
Use your Iowa AEA Online username and password.
Click on Bio Balance, Feeding Time, Chain of Life.
Rocks & Minerals
Atomic Learning Videos
• The Rock Cycle (2:32)
• Metamorphic Rock (2:22)
• The Rock Cycle and Fossils (10:27)
• Rock Cycle: Igneous Rocks (5:25)
• Geology (9:49)
See how forces of nature change rocks, minerals, and soil. Trace the steps of sedimentary rock formation. Watch lava form igneous rock and learn how great pressure forms mountains. Consider how fossils tell the history of rocks.
• Rock Cycle: Sedimentary Rocks (6:26)
• Real World Science: Rocks & Minerals (15:42)
Describes what rocks are and how they are formed.
• Sedimentary Rock (3:11)
• The Changing Earth 2 (34:08)
Program shows weathering; weather and gravity; sediments; landforms; rock cycle and igneous rock; sedimentary rock; metamorphic rock; fossils.
Rocks and minerals change over time through weathering, rain, rushing rivers and streams and wind. The rock cycle shows how the different types of rock can change.
• The Rock Cycle (10:03)
• Way Cool Science: Rockfinders (26:45)
• What Good Are Rocks? (12:32)
Wondercat the curious kitten asks the title question when he trips on a rock. Take a closer look at rocks to learn what they are, what we use them for, how they're different, and why some people, called rock hounds, enjoy hunting and collecting them.
• What Are Rocks & Minerals? (2:59)
Explains what rocks and minerals are and what their properties are, as well as gives examples of how they are used.
• Exploring Rocks & Minerals (7:16)
Uncover the rocks that are all around us. Get tips on places to look for rocks. Find out how common building materials like steel, concrete, and glass all came from rocks. Learn about the properties of minerals, and see salt, diamonds, silver, and gold in their natural states.
• The Structure of the Earth (1:27)
• Types of Rocks and Fossils (9:25)
Go deep inside the Earth, and look at its layers. Understand how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are formed. See paleontologists at work, and learn how body fossils and trace fossils are formed. Have fun with an activity that shows how to make a fossil of your own.
• Fascinating Fossils (10:31)
PowerKids: Earth & Space Science (several sections on rocks and minerals)
BBC: Rocks & Soils (properties) - interactive
One Geology (for Kids)
Soil, Sand, Pebbles, Silt (several activities)
Pebbles, Sand & Silt (FOSS) - click on Find Earth Materials
Earth Materials (FOSS) - click on
• Rock Database
• Mohs' Drill & Castle of Doom
• Puzzlers -- Word Match
• Explore the Web -- GeoMysteries
• Explore the Web -- Interactives, Dynamic Earth - Earth's Structure
• Puzzlers -- Word Match
• Explore the Web -- DragonFly TV: Real Scientists
• Explore the Web -- Rocks in Your Cabinet
• Explore the Web -- Igneous Rocks
• Explore the Web -- RocksforKids
BookFlix - Dinosaur Teeth (fossils)
• Rock Creations - How Rocks Are Formed
Dynamic Earth (Smithsonian Interactive)
Geology for Kids (an online geology textbook for kids)
• Chapter 1: Examining the Soil
• Chapter 2: Earth, Rocks, and Landforms
• Chapter 3: The Earth Inside Out
• Chapter 4: An Introduction to Erosion
• Chapter 5: Erosion by Water Processes
Windows to the Universe: Metamorphic Rocks
Windows to the Universe: Igneous Rocks
Windows to the Universe: What Is a Sedimentary Rock?
Educational Song: The Rock Family
* Note: Click on Geology to see other songs that might apply to your unit
Identifying Minerals (links to vocabulary such as luster, streak, etc.)
NeoK-12 - Types of Rocks
Various quizzes, online games, and puzzles as well as videos.
• Rock Cycle (2:07)
• Lots of links if just type in Rock in search box
Constellations - Mrs. Gobble Explained
Bill Nye Outer Space (Full Episode) - AEA Digital Library
Other Places to Visit
SNAP! (videos and eBooks)
Video: Constellations (2:10)
Details what stars are made of, identifies some famous stars and constellations, as well as presents video quizzes for students.
Video: Stories of the Origins of Constellations (5:55)
Details mythological explanations of the constellations along with some historical events involving the stars.
Video: Ancient Legends of the Night Sky (4:51)
Click on the Article link.
Windows to the Universe: Constellations Scroll down and click on Myths about the constellations. Be sure to follow the links!
This Learning Material has some good links on page 4. Mrs. Gobble may want you to do these activities!
Constellation Hunt (Game)
Virtual Telescope (Constellations & Planets)
Stars & Constellations (Scroll down for other great links, such as photos, various constellations, etc.)
Astronomy for Kids: Constellations Again, scroll down for more good links.
Constellations (Buzzle.com) Includes myths and facts about each of the 18 constellations listed.
What's Common? What's Proper? (Game) Match the common name of constellation with its proper name.
Space Ace (Game)
Video: The Phases of the Moon (5:12)
Video: Phases of the Moon (4:09)
Video: Different Looks of the Moon (3:31)
The Moon (BookFLIX) On the left, click on Explore the Web and check out the links, especially the last one!
Earth, Sun & Moon (Interactive)
Lunar Cycle Challenge (Game)
Phases of the Moon (Label - Drag & Drop)
Moon Phases: Demonstration
Phases of the Moon (Harcourt)
Quiz Your Noodle: The Moon (Game)
Discover the characteristics of various materials and what those materials are used for. Quiz
Find out the melting and freezing points of materials. Quiz
See what happens when you cool and heat water. Quiz
See what changes are reversible and which ones are not reversible.
ABPI Resources for Schools
See how molecule changes at different temperatures.
• Learn about Matter
• Solid, Liquid or Gas?
• Changing Matter
StudyJams! Solids, Liquids & Gases(Scholastic)
Kids discover what antimatter and matter are and what happens when they meet.
Iowa AEA Online - World Book Web
Article: Matter has an appropriate video "Change of Phases of Matter"
Although designed for grades 6-8, some of the materials in the following lessons may be appropriate for grade 4 depending on your objectives.
The purpose of this lesson is to help students understand that particle movement changes as substance changes from one phase to another.
Teacher Tip Sheet (Background on Solids, Liquids, and Gases)
The purpose of this lesson is to determine the affect of temperature on the motion of particles.