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Science Links

 

Additional Science Education Resources on the Net:
 

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (K-12)
        http://www.avo.alaska.edu/

        AVO releases weekly Updates and periodic Information Releases describing the current state of volcanic activity along the Aleutian arc.

AMAZING SPACE (K-6)
 
      http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/amazing-space.html
       Amazing Space is a set of web-based activities in space science primarily designed for classroom use.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS TEACHERS (7-12)
       http://www.aapt.org/
       The home page for AAPT. The absolute BEST site for physics education.

AskERIC LESSON PLANS (K-12)
        http://www.askeric.org/Virtual/Lessons/
        This excellent site contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the U.S.

BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL
        http://www.batcon.org/home/default.asp

        This is the definitive website for everything you wanted to know about bats.

BELLINGHAM SCHOOL (K-6)
        http://www.bham.wednet.edu/

        Home page for the Bellingham Schools. It provides a good supply of science resources, lesson plans, and links to other sites.

BENCHMARKS ON-LINE (K-12)
        http://www.project2061.org//tools/benchol/bolframe.html
       Benchmarks is a subsequent report to Science for All Americans, which endeavored to identify what constitutes adult science literacy. Benchmarks specifies how  students should progress toward science literacy, recommending what they should know and be able to do by the time they reach certain grade levels.

BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY (K-12)
        http://nyelabs.kcts.org

        Bill Nye’s web site. A lot of cool activities and demos to do in class or at home. Principles are explained in easy to understand terms. Many good links.

BUTTERFLIES AND MOTHS OF NORTH AMERICA
        http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/
        An great website for information about the butterflies and moths of North America,

CALAVERAS BIG TREES STATE PARK (K-12)
        http://www.sierra.parks.state.ca.us/cbt/cbt.htm

        The home page for Calaveras Big Trees State Park. This site provides an abundance of information about the Sierra Redwood for teachers and students

CARRIE’S SITES FOR EDUCATORS (K-12)
        http://www.mtjeff.com:80/~bodenst/page5.html
        An excellent site that includes links to search engines and lists by subject.

CASCADES VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (7-12)
        http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Outreach/AboutVolcanoes/framework.html

        The home page for the Cascades Volcano Observatory. This page provides excellent information regarding volcanoes with specific information on each of the volcanoes that makes up the Cascade Range.

CENTER FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION (K-12)
        http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/
        Contains lesson plans and activities designed by K_12 science teachers and students.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (7-12)
        http://www.cdc.gov/

        The home page for the CDC. This page provides a wealth of information relating to human health and disease.

CORNELL THEORY CENTER MATH AND SCIENCE GATEWAY (K-12)
        http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/MathSciGateway/
        This Gateway provides links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9_12, and has won numerous awards.

CYBER-SCHOOL MAGAZINE (K-6)
        http://www.cyberschoolmag.com/
        Home page for Cyber-School Magazine. This online magazine for teachers and students provides a huge number of links to other learning sites.

DESERT LESSON PLANS AND WEB LINKS (7-12)
        http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~phale/desert.htm
        An excellent resource for anyone desiring to learn about deserts or teachers educational resources about deserts.

 DINO RUSS’s LAIR (K-12)
        http://128.174.172.76/isgsroot/dinos/dinos_home.html
        A web page designed  to promote information about vertebrate paleontology and the earth sciences over the World Wide Web.

DISCOVERY (K-12)
        http://school.discovery.com
        Discovery School site. This site provides information on programing and provides lesson plans and activities searchable by subject.

DOING SCIENCE
        http://www_hpcc.astro.washington.edu/scied/dosci.html
        This page will bring together resources to help a student to become engaged in the practice of science. It will also has a list of science and math contests.

EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS PROGRAM
        http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learning/students.php?sendLevelID=9
        A USGS maintained site designed to help students understand everything about earthquakes.

EDUCATION WORLD (K-12)
        http://www.education-world.com/
        Archive of the best educational sites on the WWW.

EETAP OVERVIEW (K-12)
        http://www.nceet.snre.umich.edu/
        A large and well put together environmental education clearinghouse, from a server at the University of Michigan, that provides K_12 teachers and other education professionals with curricula, papers and scads of other materials.

ENTOMOLOGY (INSECT) RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET (7-12)
        http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/Entomology/ent.html
        A huge collection of Entomology links maintained by Colorado State University.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION DATABASE (K-12)
        http://www.einet.net/hytelnet/FUL008.html
        A joint project of the Colorado Alliance for Environmental Education and the Colorado Department of Education. DEER includes Colorado and regional agencies, organizations, companies, groups, and individuals who disseminate environmental education resources. Enter and search.

EXPLORATORIUM (K-12)
        http://www.exploratorium.edu

        The San Francisco Exploratorium Site. Lots of info on useful science activities and Exploratorium publications. Also a free downloadable copy of the Exploratorium Science Snackbook!

FRANKLIN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE (K-12)
        http://sln.fi.edu
        The Franklin Institute of Science Museum. This site has an abundance of useful science activities and lesson plans.

FUN SCIENCE FOR KIDS (K-6)
        http://www.llnl.gov/llnl/001index/03ed_index.html
        An excellent site developed by Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory. This page includes links to Laboratory and other scientific resources and institutions in fields such as astronomy, nature, biology, chemistry, and computers. Featured virtual field trips from the Antarctica to the Amazon can become kids’ passport to knowledge.

FWS – ABOUT THE GUIDE (K-12)
        http://riceinfo.rice.edu/armadillo/Endanger/about.html
        An educational guide developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Provides lesson plans and a guide to endangered species.

GLOBE PROGRAM (K-6)
        http://www.globe.gov/
        The Globe Program home page. Thousands of K-12 science classes from around the world post environmental data here for use by researchers.

GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER (K-12)
        http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/education/education_home.html
        Goddard Space Flight Center Space Science Education page. Lots of neat stuff on NASA and space, complete with activity descriptions and curriculum material.

GOLDMINE (K-12)
        http://goldmine.cde.ca.gov/

        California Department of Education’s Goldmine.

GORP WILDLIFE (K-12)
        http://www.gorp.com/gorp/activity/wildlife.htm
        A good page done to encourage you to wonder at the natural world and force you to go out and do things in the fresh air. Links on anything from the US Forestry Service to paragliding to the oceans. They cover the whole world.

GREAT OUTDOOR RECREATION PAGES (K-12)
        http://www.gorp.com/gorp/resource/us_nwr/ca.htm
        Provides a listing of California National Wildlife Refuges/Marine Sanctuaries with web pages. Provides links to all listed areas.

HANDS ON SCIENCE CENTERS WORLDWIDE (K-12)
        http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mwm/sci.html
 
        This site provides links to international science sites with an emphasis on interactive activities.

ISU PHYSICS (K-6)
        http://www.physics.isu.edu/~shropshi/roadshow-index.html

        ISU Physics Demonstration Roadshow. A site devoted to supplying teachers with useful science education information and materials. This site is currently under construction, so watch your step!

JOURNEY NORTH (K-12)
        http://www.mpls.k12.mn.us/wmep/wmetro_jn/background.html
        Interactive explorations watching for migratory animals, noting signs of spring and charting changes in temperature and day length.

LAWRENCE HALL OF SCIENCE (K-12)
        
http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/EdResources.html
        An outstanding resource for K-12 science education that emphasizes hands-on learning.

LEARN THE GREAT BASIN (7-12)
        
http://learnthegreatbasin.net/
        An outstanding resource on the biology, ecology, geology and natural history of the Great Basin created by the students and teachers of the Washoe County Schools in Reno, Nevada.

LIVE SCIENCE
        http://www.livescience.com/

        This website provides interesting and informative information on groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, and the environment.

MAD SCIENTIST NETWORK (K-6)
        http://www.madsci.org/experiments
        A fun and stimulating science website for kids from Washington University, St. Louis.

MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM (K-12)
        http://www.mbayaq.org
        This home page contains visitor information, virtual tours, educational resources and related information. Many useful links to marine biology and oceanography sites.

MYKOWEB.COM (7-12)
        http://www.mykoweb.com
        Welcome to MykoWeb, a page devoted to mycology and mushrooming. Mykoweb is produced by Michael Wood, past president of the Mycological Society of San Francisco. This outstanding site provides descriptions of over 210 species, includes more than 700 photographs, and links to other related web sites.

NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY (K-12)
        http://www.audubon.org/educate/index.html
        Contains information about this national nature organization. Includes virtual field trips and educational material for students and teachers.

 NATIONAL AIR & SPACE MUSEUM (K-12)
        http://ceps.nasm.edu
        Home page for the National Air and Space Museum. An excellent resource for stimulating student research in aeronautics and space technology.

NATIONAL NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM (K-12)
        http://nmnhwww.si.edu/nmnhweb.html
        Home page for the National Natural History Museum. An excellent resource for stimulating student research in natural history.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION HOME PAGE (K-12)
        http://www.nwf.org/home.html
        An excellent resource providing valuable information on endangered species, land stewardship, water quality, wetlands, and habitat conservation. Provides many useful links.

NATURAL PERSPECTIVE (7-12)
        http://www.perspective.com/nature/index.html
        This site is dedicated to the beauty and science of nature and to the joys nature brings to those who explore it. The material here is organized according to the biological principles of taxonomy.

NEWTON’S APPLE (K-12)
        http://www.pbs.org/kcta/newtons
        Newton’s Apple home page. This site provides lesson plans, discussion materials, good questions to ask, experiments and activities. A useful site when developing new lessons.

NOAA OCEANOGRAPHIC RESOURCES ON THE INTERNET (K-12)
        http://www.esdim.noaa.gov/ocean_page.html
        A comprehensive listing of oceanographic resources on the internet.

NOVA
        http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

        The website for Nova a popular science television series from the U.S. produced by WGBH Boston that won a variety of major television awards for excellent science programming.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCIENCE EDUCATION
        http://www.seattleu.edu/~khouston/science.html 
        A terrific site built by grad students in the MIT program at Seattle (Washington) University, it offers many links to attract teachers and students. Check out local/regional science resources, a library of effective lesson plans and demonstrations, info on how to get government grants and other useful road maps.

PARK NET (K-12)
        http://www.nps.gov/index.html
        A one stop center for National Park Service information. Includes information related to preserving America’s cultural heritage and natural heritage. Also includes information designed for student research.

PBS ONLINE (K-12)
        http://www.pbs.org/
        Public Broadcasting System’s home page. This site provides overviews of PBS programs, videos available for purchase, teacher aids, and useful links to other educational resources.

PHYSICS INSTRUCTION RESOURCE ASSOCIATION (7-12)
        http://cavern.uark.edu/depts/pira/
        Physics Instruction Resource Association home page. Very good source of information on literature available on laboratories for introductory physics.

PHYSICS ON THE ROAD (7-12)
        http://www.physics.purdue.edu/OUTREACH/POTR.html
        Information on the Physics on the Road program at Purdue. Some descriptions of good demos for large audiences.

PHYSICS TOYS (7-12)
        http://www-d0.fnal.gov/~raymond/physicstoys.html
        The Physics Toys home page. Good information on the use of toys in physics. Descriptions of toys and places to buy them.

PUZZLES OF THE EARTH
        http://library.thinkquest.org/17701/high/index.html
 
        A comprehensive website dedicated to teaching the relatively young geography theory of Plate Tectonics which is responsible for many of the geographical features and events found in our lives.

QUEST! (K-12)
        http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/
        Award winning home of NASA’s K_12 internet initiative.

SAFE AND SEARCHABLE WEB RESOURCE SITE (K-12)
        http://www.salkeiz.k12.or.us/cgi-bin/sqlrsrc.disp_topics.pl
        A collection of web resources that are safe for students to use. The sites are listed by level: elementary, middle school, high school. Once a level is selected a discipline menu directs the searcher to the desired information.

SCIENCE EDUCATION ON THE WORLDWIDE WEB (7-12)
        http://magus.physics.georgetown.edu/~jkg/carhart/educ.html
        Science Education on the Worldwide Web provides more useful science education hyperlinks.

SCIENCE LEARNING NETWORK (K-12)
        http://www.sln.org/
        Science Learning Network home page. Online activities and teacher resources from museums in the network.

 SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE (K-6)
 
       http://www.sciencemadesimple.com

SCIENCE FRIDAY – KIDS CONNECTION
        http://www.kidsnet.org/sfkc/
 
        An educational resource based on National Public Radio’s award-winning radio program, Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, hosted each Friday afternoon by veteran science journalist and author, Ira Flatow

SCORE SCIENCE (K-12)
        http://scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/fast/teachers/frame.htm

        The home page for the California’s Science Framework. A useful resource when creating or evaluating science curriculum.

SEYMOUR CENTER
        http://www2.ucsc.edu/seymourcenter/

        The Seymour Center is dedicated to educating the public about marine science and ocean conservation.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION HOME PAGE (K-12)
        http://www.si.edu/newstart.htm
        This site provides access to a gold mine of  resources available through the Smithsonian Institution.

STARDATE ONLINE
        http://stardate.org/
        StarDate is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. They offer a wide variety of resource for students, teachers, and the general public.

TEACHER’S NETWORK (K-12)
        http://www.teachnet.org/
        Teacher’s Network home page. Lists and descriptions of a host of classroom projects and activities.

THE CYBERSPACE MIDDLE SCHOOL (5-8)
        http://www.scri.fsu.edu/~dennisl/CMS.html
        Dr. Larry Dennis at Florida State University operates this “school” designed for 6th_9th grade students using the Web to get an education and working on science fair projects. It is a terrific resource for teachers.

THE FROGGY PAGE (K-6)
        http://frog.simplenet.com/froggy/
        Billed as the link to froggy things from various places on the Net the Froggy Page is a fun, educational Web site students of all ages and grade levels will enjoy.

THIS PLANET REALLY ROCKS
        http://library.thinkquest.org/J002289/index.html

        This website is dedicated to all the “junior rockhounds” and “want-to-be rockhounds.”

THE IDEA BOX (K-12)
        http://www.theidea

THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
        http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/

        An excellent site for great information relating to marine mammal biology, natural history and conservation

THE NATIONAL SCIENCE TEACHER ASSOCIATION (K-12)
        http://nsta.org
        The home page for NSTA. They offer science education material for sale and some information on science activities and lesson plans.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA¹S ONLINE MUSEUM OF PALEONTOLOGY (K-12)
        http://ucmp1.berkeley.edu/
        The University of California¹s online Museum of Paleontology is an interactive natural history museum kids will love.

UC BERKELEY DEMONSTRATION SITE (7-12)
        http://mip.berkeley.edu/physics/physics/html

        University of California at Berkeley physics demonstration page. Lots of GOOD stuff.

 UCMP SUBWAY (7-12)
  
       http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/subway/subway.html
        The UCMP Subway will take you to many internet destinations.

VOLCANO WORLD (K-12)
        http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/
        Perfect for any level studying volcanoes, NASA’s Volcano World contains timely updates about volcanic activity worldwide, historical eruption reports, information on how volcanoes work, and guidance regarding becoming a volcanologist.

WEBELEMENTS (7-12)
        http://www.shef.ac.uk/~chem/web_elements/
        Created by the University of Sheffield in England, WebElements is a World Wide Web periodic table of elements with links to the first 109 elements.

WINDOWS TO THE UNIVERSE
        http://www.windows.ucar.edu/windows.html
        Windows to the Universe is a user-friendly learning system covering the Earth and Space sciences for use by the general public. Their goal is to build an internet site that includes images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences.

WINGS GROUP HOME PAGE (K-12)
        http://w3.maine.com/wings/Welcome.html
        Business counseling for The Wings Group has nothing to do with sitting around a table in a suit. It’s Experiential Training and Outdoor Leadership, Adventure Based Team Building, Wilderness Education and Outdoor Leadership. Appropriately, they do this in Standish, Maine.

WOLF STUDIES PROJECT (7-12)
        http://www.wolf.org/
        Hundreds of Minnesota teachers and students in Minnesota use this site to enhance their study of wolves, while also acting as a catalyst for their further instructional use on the Net by teachers worldwide.

WOMEN IN PHYSICS (K-12)
        http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/
        Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics.

WOMEN IN SCIENCE (K-12)
        http://www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/
        One of the best sites providing information on women in science.

WONDERS OF PHYSICS (7-12)
        http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/wop.htm
        Wonders of Physics site. Information on the public science demonstration shows presented by Dr. Sprott at the University of Wisconsin.

YAHOO SCIENCE EDUCATION PAGE (K-12)
        http://www.yahoo.com/science education/k_12/

        Over 200 hyperlinks to educational resources and information, and online science activities. This site is continually growing and being updated.