Science

Bill Nye the Sciece Guy

BrainPop

Coral Reef Interactive  This role-playing activity allows students to see how choices that are made by the human community impact the health and stability of a coral reef community. It offers a look at how making informed decisions can reduce the threat to the environment while supporting the local economy.

EdHeads 

This site will let you perform knee and hip replacement surgery! These are free and interactive online games including car crash, where you investigate the cause and forces involved in a two car accident, simple machines, use trigonometry, geometry and physics. Edheads has been recognized by almost every major award on the Web for excellent educational content!

The Encyclopedia of Life A new project to create an online reference source and database for every one of the 1.8 million species that are named and known on this planet. Over the next five years, the EOL aims to:

  • Generate a million species pages, most of which will be authenticated by experts
  • Digitize a large portion of biodiversity literature
  • Generate educational materials for students, schools and universities
  • Use the EOL resource to generate new synthetic knowledge about the world's biodiversity

Google Earth

This is one of the best programs you will ever download. Free for Mac or Windows. Includes satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings Users can create cool stuff to share with others.

  • Fly to your house. Just type in an address, press Search, and you’ll zoom right in.
  • Search for schools, parks, restaurants, and hotels. Get driving directions.
  • Tilt and rotate the view to see 3D terrain and buildings, or look up to explore the sky
  • Save and share your searches and favorites.

Since Google Earth was launched, users have been exploring our world and creating content overlays (KML files) to share their explorations with others. We're now highlighting user-created KML files each week in the new Google Earth Gallery.

Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body  The whole thing. Online.

Multimedia Physics Studio 

These multimedia animations help you visualize and understand major physics concepts. The animations cover common physics principles discussed in a first year physics course. 

Museum of Science and Industry

Can't get approval for a field trip? The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has a virtual tour kids can take online. There are online activities, exhibits and links to other sites.

National Digital Science Library

NSDL was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2000 as an online library which directs users to exemplary resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and research. NSDL provides an organized point of access to STEM content that is aggregated from a variety of other digital libraries, NSF-funded projects, and NSDL-reviewed web sites.

NetFrog

Quake Catcher Network 

Be part of the network that tracks earthquakes. Download the software (available for Mac and PC) and join other schools accross the country. With your help, the Quake-Catcher Network can provide better understanding of earthquakes, give early warning to schools, emergency response systems, and others. The Quake-Catcher Network also provides educational software designed to help teach about earthquakes and earthquake hazards.

Periodic Table of the Elements

Science Fair Central

Sign up for a free DVD with Science Fair activities. A comprehensive guide to creating your science fair project

Science Museum of Minnesota

Playful Invention and Exploration Network, Simply Science, When Crocodiles Ruled, Habits of the Heart, Tissues of Life, Wild Music and more...

Science NetLinks 

This site is well organized and easy to find stuff on. There is a section with lesson plans and hands-on activities. The resources are organized by subject and by grade level, and there are direct links to state standards.

TryScience

 
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