Science Web Sites

 

(Updated July 28, 2005)

 

General

 

http://www.scienceonestop.com/  From the Association for Science Education, (www.ase.org.uk), the largest subject teaching organisation in the UK, has an excellent interactive web based resource for teachers.

http://school.discovery.com/teachers/index.html Commercial source of support materials, lesson plans, Discovery Channel links, free stuff, etc.

Mom's Favourite Science Sites - http://www2.arkansas.net/%7Emom/science.html  Favourite Sites for Students - Science. Some of the "big" sites with lots of information and graphics. Some of the best sites to find information and resources in science. Science Museums. Animals. The human body. Earth. Oceans. Plants and nature. Ecology. Weather. Space. Chemistry. Physics. The unseen world around us. Experiments. Science fun.

http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/thisweek.html CBC's science program "Quirks & Quarks" heard Saturday mornings

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg  A view of the whole earth at night. Excellent visual data for all sorts of inquiry.

http://www.sasksciencecentre.com The website for the Saskatchewan Science Centre (Regina). They have many classroom services that can enliven your teaching.

 

 

 

Getting Answers

 

Ask the Experts - http://www.sciam.com/askexpert/index.html  scientific explanations sponsored by Scientific American. e.g. Why do stars twinkle?

Ask Jeeves For Kids -  http://www.ajkids.com

Ask Doctor Universe - http://www.wsu.edu/DrUniverse/ interesting questions answered.

Brain POP - http://www.brainpop.com  Lots of on-line movies explaining phenomena in scientific language. e.g. Buoyancy: http://www.brainpop.com/science/forces/buoyancy/

How Stuff Works - http://www.howstuffworks.com

Extreme Science - http://www.extremescience.com      

Pop fizzing - http://www.stevespangler.com/fizz_factor.html

 

 

Science Fairs

 

http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral/ Commercial source of ideas.

http://www.science-fair-projects-online.com/                 

http://www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/ideas.html

http://www.halcyon.com/sciclub/

http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/sciencefairs/

http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/projectguide/

http://www.science-papers.com/ resources and ideas for research papers

http://othello.mech.nwu.edu/~peshkin/scifair/chias_ideas.html

http://parentingteens.about.com/library/sp/blscpro7.htm  projects about the moon

 

 

Science Education Online

 

The Science Centre -  http://science-education.org/index.html  educational resources

Math & Science Gateway -  http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway

      links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12

Science Adventures - http://www.scienceadventures.org  guide to informal science centres.

Hands-On Science Worldwide - http://www-cgi.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/mwm/www/sci.html       contains pointers to public museums with a strong emphasis on interactive science education.

The Why Files - http://whyfiles.news.wisc.edu  science behind the news.

Frank Potter's Science Gems - http://www.sciencegems.com links to great science resources.

Ask the Experts - http://www.sciam.com/askexpert/index.html scientific explanations sponsored by Scientific American. e.g. Why do stars twinkle?

Science News Online - http://www.sciencenews.org a weekly magazine of science.

      

 

Science Education Organizations and Information Centres

 

National Science Teachers Association *NSTA) - http://www.nsta.org

Science Education Associations - http://www.ericse.org/sorgan.html

Eisenhower National Clearing house for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) - http://www.enc.org

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - http://www.aaas.org

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

 

Making Rubrics for Student Assessment

 

http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/

http://www.edselect.com/rubrics.htm

http://www.lessonplansearch.com/Rubrics/index.html

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

http://4teachers.org/

 

 

Earth Day Every Day Online

 

Earth Day Network -  http://www.earthday.net

Earth Day History - http://earthday.wilderness.org/history

International Earth Day - http://www.earthsight.org

Earth Day at Kid's Domain - http://www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/earthday/indexhtml

Earth Day in Your Neighbourhood - http://kidsdomain.com/holiday/earthday/index.html

CSMEE Earth Day Companion - http://www.ericse.org/earthday/earthday1.html

Earth Day Canada - http://www.earthday.ca/EDy2k/Home/homefrm1.html

Rainforest Action Network - http://www.ran.org

Ecosystems - http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/ecosystems.htm

Rivers of Life - http://cgee.hamline.edu/rivers

 

 

Environmental Education Resources

 

EPA Environmental Education Centre -  http://www.epa.gov/teachers

EE Link -  http://www.nceet.snre.umich.edu

North American Association for Environmental Education - http://www.envirolink.org/envored

Environmental Education Network - http://naaee.org/index/htm

National Wildlife Federation - http://www.nwf.org

Worldwatch Earth Day Report Card - http://www.worldwatch.org/mag/earthday

ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education - http://www.ericse.org

Wind power in Saskatchewan - http://www.saskpower.com/environment/rpp/cypress_broch.pdf

Weather & Space - http://www.SpaceWeather.com

 

 

Kids Do Science Online!

 

Star Child - http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov

Yuckiest Site on the Internet - http://www.yucky.com

Children's Butterfly Site - http://www.mesc.nbs.gov/butterfly/Butterfly.html

Neuroscience for Kids - http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html

Wonder Net - http://www.acs.org/wondernet Wonder Science type stuff, by the American Chemical Society.

Kid's Valley Webgarden - http://www.raw?connections.com/garden/ tips on gardening of interest to children.

The Microbe Zoo - http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo to discover the many worlds of hidden microbes.

Windows to the Universe - http://windows.engin.umich.edu

Sandlot Science .com -  http://www.sandlotscience.com

Exploratorium Science Snacks - http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/snacksbysubject.htm

 

 

Astronomy

 

http://www.nineplanets.org/ a visual tour of the solar system, including the moon, lots of information.

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/ The Voyager mission, now in its 25th year, continues its quest to push the bounds of space exploration. The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft opened new vistas in space by greatly expanding our knowledge of Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 then extended the planetary adventure when it flew by Uranus and Neptune, becoming the only spacecraft ever to visit these worlds.

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/ tables of data on the moon etc.

http://capes.usask.ca/ccstu/units/night_sky.html an astronomy unit designed for Canadian Aboriginal students. Developed in La Loche, Saskatchewan. Must download a pdf file. See Appendix A for

      Saskatchewan Aboriginal names (Cree and Dėne) of the 13 moons.

http://members.tripod.com/~PHILKON/moons.html for Aboriginal names of 12 of the 13 moons. For 13 moons of an Ontario First Nation, see:

      http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/onyota/moon-e.html

http://www.kstrom.net/isk/stars/starmenu.html Aboriginal star knowledge

http://www.googol.com/moon/ for moon phases each month

http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/. Lots of astronomy information.

www.nationalgeographic.com/ A tour of the solar system

www.astro.uva.nl/demo/sun a tour of the sun, with video shots, birth/death cycle of stars

http://phtojournal.jpl.sasa.gov/ NASA's photos from space explorations

http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/latest.html latest Hubble space telescope observations

http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/moonbig.html  tidbits of information

http://www.sandlotscience.com/Moonillusion/moonillusion.htm  information about the moon

http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/  activities and information from Berkeley University

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/index.html  Make a scale model of the Solar System

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/  an interesting commercial source.

http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/   Find your weight on moons and planets and stars.

http://www.aao.gov.au  Great star images.

http://noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/ml/genlsatl.html Views of earth from space.

http://noaasis.noaa.gov/NOAASIS/ml/education.html A homework helper for students.

http://imp.mcmaster.ca/images/ Excellent images from deep space.

http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/javalabs/java102/hess/index.htm Cosmic rays activities for students.

http://www.SpaceWeather.com  Northern lights seen from space, plus explanations.

http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/java/MoonPhase.html. Interactive animated site to see moon phases.

http://www.geocities.com/ljacoby_2000/moonlog.html. Blank moon log for children.

http://www.earthsky.com/skywatching/. Lots of visual information on moon and planets. Current sky chart.

http://www.weatheroffice.pyr.ec.gc.ca/skywatchers/index_e.html. Lots of data on tonight’s sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Videos About Space

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/

http://earthsunmoon.ginger.com/default.cfm   An interactive site. Great.

http://parentingteens.about.com/library/sp/blscpro7.htm  projects about the moon

http://wires.news.com.au/special/mm/030811-hubble.htm   Shows galaxies and nebula in space.

 

 

 

 

 

Butterflies & Other Insects

 

http://www.expandtheworld.com/html/wings_and_things.html information on many insect topics

http://butterflywebsite.com/ everything you wanted to know

http://naturepark.com/pladyinf.htm information on painted lady butterflies

 

     

Social Contexts and Issues

      

The atomic bomb - http://www.lehigh.edu/EnolaGay

 

 

Light Source Synchrotron -- University of Saskatchewan

 

These posters are designed to provide some information on each of several areas of research that are conducted at the synchrotron such as Agriculture; Biotechnology; Engineering at CLS; Careers at CLS; Health and Safety at CLS; Forensics; Medical Applications; Metals; Pharmaceuticals; and Polymers. http://www.lightsource.ca/education/poster.php