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Science becomes even more fun when you add in a bit of technology.  Look below to find a site Science site that even Einstein would enjoy.  =)
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Amazing Animal Webcam LiveBinder http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=66972 Karen of KB...Konnected has some amazing LiveBinders, but this one has to be one of the best for this time of the year...Amazing animal webcams. Some of these might be fun to use in your classroom, especially if you are doing an animal unit. 
ARKive http://www.arkive.org/ Learn about all kinds of plants and animals by watching videos, viewing pictures and reading information about them 
BBC Schools Science Clips http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/index_flash.shtml Check out these great online activities/experiments from BBC Schools. The experiments are organized by age and cover a large range of topics. The Science Clips would be good to use as a review at a computer center or whole class using an interactive whiteboard. 
Build a Body http://www.spongelab.com/slxdev/interactives/buildabody/en/whole/index.html Build a Body is a free interactive site that allows the user to drag and drop organs, bones, and muscles into a virtual body, building it system by system. Could be fun to use in a biology class. 
Build Yourself Wild http://www.buildyourwildself.com/ Make yourself into a crazy wild animal with different parts of different animals and learn all about the parts you choose; great for K-5 
Cells Alive! http://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm A cool, interactive site all about cells. When you move your mouse over a part of the animal or plant cell, it tells the name of that part. You can click on the part to get a description of what it does. This would be a great site to use on an interactive whiteboard. Neat for upper elementary and middle school students.  
ChemCollective http://www.chemcollective.org/ Free online resources for teaching and learning chemistry 
Chem Ed DL http://www.chemeddl.org/ A free site that is chock full of chemistry resources including games, tutorials, textbooks and more! 
Converticious http://converticious.com/databyte Online unit converter Can convert temperature, volume, distance, weight, area, speed and time. It even does data bytes for all you techies out there. Great for Math and Science teachers and students. 
Cosmos4Kids http://www.cosmos4kids.com/index.html  A website for kids all about space and what's in space 
Discovery Kids: Build a Coaster http://Scholastic has a neat Book Wizard that helps you determine the level of your books in your classroom library. After your students have a good concept of forces and motion, gravity and friction, have them put it all together and design their own roller coaster. Here is a site from Discovery Kids that let's them do just that. They will especially love the screaming when the coaster is set in motion. 
Edheads- Simple Machinces Activities http://edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.htm A site about simple machines. There are several different games that kids can play to discover and learn about how everyday items are simple machines. Good to use on an interactive whiteboard or in a computer lab set up. 
Engineering Interact http://www.engineeringinteract.org/interact.htm Fun Science site that deals with many different Science topics including light, sound, forces and motion and electricity. 
Eyes on the Solar System http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/ Very cool interactive website that lets you explore the solar system from the point of view of the Juno spacecraft 
FOSSweb: Find Earth Materials Game http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/PebblesSandandSilt/activities/findearthmaterials.html Search each scene to find all the items made with 8 different Earth materials; good as a review game after studying Earth materials 
Funderstanding Roller Coaster Simulation http://www.funderstanding.com/coaster Another build your own roller coaster site, but it's a bit more involved than just dragging and dropping pieces. Users must adjust the hills, loops, speed, gravity and friction to make the coaster as fun as possible but not allow the coaster cart to fly off the track. Fun and challenging!  
Georgia Museum of Natural History: Education, Habitats of Georgia http://museum.nhm.uga.edu/index.php?page=content/education/habitats/habitats Online slideshows about Georgia's habitats including piedmonts and swamps 
How Do Snowflakes Form? http://twig-it.com/free-video.php?id=425 A short video about how snowflakes form; links at the bottom include science activities to go along with states of matter 
Howtoons http://www.howtoons.com/ Learn science with cartoons! 
Kids Astronomy.com http://kidsastronomy.com/ A fun website to learn all about planets, stars and the solar system. Games, teacher resources and more! 
Learning Circuits http://www.learningcircuits.co.uk/flashmain.htm A fun site about electricity and circuits that could be done with the whole class on an interactive whiteboard or with 1, 2, or 3 students at a time. There are 6 different interactive games for students to complete all the while learning about electricity and circuits. Fun for grades 3-5. Middle schoolers might like it too. 
Museum of Science and Industry Simple Machines http://www.msichicago.org/online-science/simple-machines/activities/simple-machines-1/ A cool way for kids to learn about forces, levers, pulleys and axles  
NASA for Educators http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html A great resource for science teachers 
National Geographic http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ Share beautiful pictures of our world to inspire learning through nature 
Periodic Videos http://www.periodicvideos.com/index.htm View short videos about every element on the periodic table; extra science videos also included 
PhET http://phet.colorado.edu/ This is a neat site that has free science simulations of different science topics ranging from Kindergarten level to grad school. You do have to have Java on your computer to run the sims, but Java is a free download.  
PlanetInAction http://planetinaction.com/installgoogleearth.htm View the Earth in 3D; super cool and great to use on an interactive whiteboard 
Science for Kids http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/ Experiments, games, facts, quizzes, lessons, images, videos, and jokes all for the sake of learning about science 
Science Gnus http://sciencegnus.com/ Find jokes, activities, links and information about all types of science stuff 
Science Museum http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ A great resource for all sorts of science units 
Science News for Kids http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/ Tells science news in a kid-friendly way 
Science on the Simpson http://www.lghs.net/ourpages/users/dburns/scienceonsimpsons/clips.html Short clips from the Simpsons that relate to science; a fun way to teach difficult to learn science concepts 
Science Resources http://teach.fcps.net/trt9/science.htm Tons of links to Science resources; web page created by a District Technology Resource Teacher in Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, KY 
Solar Scope System http://www.solarsystemscope.com/ An interactive 3D model of the solar system 
Stellarium http://www.stellarium.org/ A planetarium for your classroom courtesy of your computer; requires a free download 
The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits http://www.andythelwell.com/blobz/guide.html This interactive guide teaches groups of students about the intricate networks of circuits 
The National Science Digital Library http://www.nsdl.org/ The nation’s online library for "education and research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics" 
The Scale of the Universe http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.html Super cool site...The Scale of the Universe. Wait for it to load and then use the scroll bar under the picture to scroll in and out to the smallest and largest things in our universe. Wow!!! 
The Why Files http://whyfiles.org/ A site that explores the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to presents those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner 
Understanding Science http://undsci.berkeley.edu/index.php The mission of Understanding Science is to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works. 
Wonderville http://www.wonderville.ca/ Encourages science exploration using games, activities, videos and comics 
Zoom.it http://zoom.it/ Cool site that lets you zoom in on any image on the Internet. Just copy and paste the link to it. Examples can be seen on the right side of the site. 
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