Online Science Resources  

" Students more easily master subject matter when they engage in scientific reasoning and grapple with how the natural world works." Educational Leadership December 2006 / January 2007

NEW! http://nckidscience.com/ 

This website features lessons for grades 3-5 that are based on NC Standards.

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/
NASA's unique research and missions have allowed NASA Education to produce educational materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering and math. NASA's goal is to create educational materials that are educationally sound, scientifically accurate and matched to national education standards. To further the quality the education community has come to expect from NASA, beginning in 2005 an expanded educational review process will be implemented for all newly developed materials to ensure they meet these goals. The online versions of the educational materials may be printed and copied as needed.

http://www.pbskids.org/eekoworld/index_flash.html
Eekoworld, a PBS website that lets children ages 6-9 explore ecosystems, environmental issues, and conversation while playing two interconnected online games. This site features animated tours of ecosystems-from problems and solutions to actions kids can take - as well as animated demonstrations of recycling, water cycles, and plant/animal food chains.

http://www.fossweb.com/
This is the official site for the inquiry-based FOSS Science curriculum. Support, resources, and fun activities can be found on this site.

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/index.cfm
This site provides a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators. At the heart of Science NetLinks are standards-based lesson plans that incorporate reviewed internet resources, and can be selected according to specific benchmarks and grade ranges. The lessons are written for the teacher but include student-ready materials.

http://www.ncsu.edu/coast
This web site contains a Carolina Coastal photo journal with QuickTime movies. Students can use this site to explore similarities and differences in the amount of sand, visible waves, and plant cover between the ocean side and marsh side if the same barrier island, and identify similarities and differences among the three regions of the Carolina Coast.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
This web site is for kids to explore the fascinating world of National Geographic. Interactive games and explorations make this web site very engaging for young students.

http://www.nsta.org/main/news/stories/science_and_children.php?news_story_ID
=52412

From Science and Children


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" To develop competence in an area of inquiry, students must have a deep foundation of factual knowledge, understand facts and ideas in the context   . . .and organize knowledge in ways that facilitate application."

How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom from the National Research Council