FOSS (Full Option Science System) is an inquiry-based K-8 science curriculum
developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at
Berkeley. FOSS is also an ongoing research project dedicated toimproving the
learning and teaching of science.
The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art and human perception
Students can find information about light color, sound, music, motion,
animal behavior, electricity, heat and temperature, language, patterns,
hearing, touch, vision, waves and weather at this website.
Cool Science for Cool Kids
Cool Science is a fun site that helps students appreciate science. For Kindergarten+.
Creature Feature Archive
Browse animals by species or habitat to access NGK's in-depth Creature Features. Gr. 3-8.
Video of some of Earth’s endangered animals.
Exploring the Planets
Exploring the Planets is a simulated research center at the National Air and Space Museum that illustrates how
scientist explore planets that are millions of miles away. Students can choose to log in, enabling
them a chance to save their work. There are three levels for grades 5-8, grades 6-8, and grades 7-9.
Amazing Space is a collection of interactive activities designed to teach students about black holes, collect
solar system trading cards, and more. Each activity includes high quality graphics and animation. Grades 3+.
A series of learning modules inspired by the crash of comet
Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter. The comet's demise
was at the hands of gravity. Students will investigate how
the gravitational force of a large body, such as
Jupiter, affects the path of a smaller body, such as a
comet. Supported by the Space Telescope Science Institute. Grades 5-8.
Solar System Trading Cards
The students will collect solar system trading cards by playing
an interactive card game. They will identify the sun, planets, comets,
asteroids by answering questions about them. Students will learn
facts about the solar system presented with amazing pictures taken by
Hubble Space Telescope and various NASA missions. Grades 3-6.
Earth and Moon Viewer
View either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions
at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side
Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude,
longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above
various cities around the globe. Grade 3+.
A fantastic site from National Geographic with a vast amount of
information about our solar system. With the Viscape SVR plug-in
students can take a fly-by tour of the sun and each planet, but even
without the plug-in the site is a must-see. Grades 3-8.
Inner Body: Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online
Welcome to inner exploration of Human Anatomy. Each topic has
animations, 100’s of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links.
Study the anatomy of the human body. It’s fun, interactive, and an
ideal reference site. Grade 5+.
The largest virtual zoo in the world with hundreds of animal pictures and facts
ARKive: Images of Life on Earth
ARKive provides many thousands of wildlife videos, images and fact files. Students can search
by species or geography.
Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards.
A good introduction to the scientific method.
Extreme Science is the place online to find the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of extremes and
learn about the science behind what makes each the most extreme example of its kind.
BBC Cool Science Clips
Flash science activities for Kindergarten and First Grade.
BBC KS@ Bitesize: Science
Interactive science sites for the intermediate grades including sections on living things, materials, and physical
Free & fun Science resources for children, young people, teachers and parents.
Move objects in sequence to let energy flow. Grades 3-6.
American Museum of Natural History’s interactive website.
The pH Factor
The pH Factor is designed as a resource to help elementary and middle school teachers introduce acids
and bases to their students. Materials are organized using a conceptual framework called the Seven E's:
Excite, Explore, Explain, Expand, Extend, Exchange, and Examine.
Hurricane Storm Science
Welcome to the storm center. CLICK on any title above to find out more about hurricanes.
The titles include Healing Quilt, Weather Instruments, Inside a Hurricane, Survivors, and Killer Storms.
Wild Weather Adventure
Play the Wild Weather Adventure game. Your weather research blimp
will explore Earth and its weather. With luck,
skill, and strategy, you will race other weather research blimps to
be first to travel all the way around the world and win the game.
Jefferson Lab Science Education: The Student Zone
An interactive site for students that has information about atoms
and the Table of Elements. Students can submit questions and receive
answers. There is a virtual tour of the laboratory. Games and
puzzles are included. Grades 5 and 6.
The Atoms Family
Welcome to The Atoms Family, a Science Learning Network resource based on The Atoms Family exhibit at the Miami
Science Museum. This resource contains educational activities relating to different forms of energy,and are being presented
by famous gothic horror characters.
This website contains real-time volcano information including an interactive clickable map of active volcanoes
world-wide and remote sensing satellite images. Topics covered at VolcanoWorld include how volcanoes work, submarine
volcanoes, planetary volcanoes, career information on becoming a volcanologist, volcanic parks and monuments and
volcano,exploration on the moon, Mars and Venus.
Take a virtual tour of a pond. Includes lesson plans and links to teach pond science.