• Content Standards and Objectives: Science Content Standard)
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    ASTRONOMY
    Identify Components of the Solar System
    THE NINE PLANETS History, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies.
    SOLAR SYSTEM DIAGRAM Label the Sun and planets.
    Starchild:
    THE PLANETS
    Information and pictures of the 9 planets
    SC-06-01-02 Identify Other Space Bodies
    ASTRONOMY CCSD's Astronomy page with links
    Starchild:
    THE SOLAR SYSTEM
    Information and pictures of asteroids, comets, and meteoroids
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    GEOLOGY
    Identify Changes in the Surface of the Earth
    EARTH FLOOR: PLATE TECTONICS Understand the theory of plate tectonics and you'll understand how the Earth works.
    EARTH'S CONTINENTAL PLATES All About Plate Tectonics: Earth's Plates and Continental Drift
    EARTHQUAKES
    Teacher recommended!
    Earthquake simulator from the Learning Channel. Includes a list of the top ten quakes, technology, cities at risk, gallery of devastation, and "As the World Churns."
    EARTHQUAKES FOR KIDS Includes games, puzzles, science fair project ideas, facts, images, and more
    EARTHQUAKE SHAKE! What are earthquakes? Why do they occur? and Why can't we predict them?
    EARTHQUEST VULCANOS For the first time an EarthQuest or WebQuest?  Learn about Volcanoes using Google Earth.
    FANTASTIC JOURNEYS: YELLOWSTONE Explore Yellowstone National Park, a place unlike any other on earth.
    FEMA FOR KIDS Federal Emergency Management Agency teaches kids about what causes natural disasters and offers stories, games, pictures and homework help.
    GEOLOGY A variety of activities that can be used separately or together to help students learn about geology.
    A CCSD Standards-based unit for SixthGraders*
    *For best viewing of lessons: Use option key to download. Open Appleworks 6, then open lesson.
    GLACIER Helps you learn about glaciers, weather, and oceans by examining the ice-covered continent of Antarctica.
    PANGAEA Features two animations: one showing the break-up of Pangaea, and the other showing continental drift from 800 million years ago up to today. (Enchanted Learning)
    PLATE TECTONICS
    Teacher recommended!
    This activity lets you manipulate tectonic plates. Pull the plates apart and push them together and watch what happens to the Earth. (Requires Shockwave)
    PLATE TECTONICS QUIZ Zoom Astronomy Activities:
    Plate Tectonics Puzzle - An interactive quiz about plate tectonics
    Savage Earth (PBS) With stunning visuals and a focus on volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, students learn just how fragile the earth and its crust are.
    WEATHER: TSUNAMIS

    Tsunamis and Earthquakes U.S. Geological Survey site contains a number of computer models of hypothetical tsunamis on the West Coast of the United States. Be sure to check out the Life of a Tsunami page!

    Tsunamis from Enchanted Learning Information, major tsunamis, quizzes and activities.

    Waves of Destruction: Tsunamis PBS site describes the science behind tsunamis in easy-to-understand language. The Tsunami Attack Animation shows how a tsunami grows, while a video of a survivor of a 1946 tsunami in Hawaii offers a unique look at the frightening phenomena.

    Volcanoes of the World USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory gives information on all the volcanoes
    Volcanoes on line Information on the structure, types and eruptions of volcanoes
    Volcano World  Updated! Brings modern and near real-time volcano information to school kids.
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    METEOROLOGY
    Explore the Phenomena of Weather
    CNN WEATHER Current weather information from CNN
    DAN'S WILD, WILD WEATHER PAGE Weather-related resources, classroom units, and activities
    EDHEADS-Activate your Mind Weather: Learn how to report and predict the weather.
    FEMA FOR KIDS Federal Emergency Management Agency teaches kids about what causes natural disasters and offers stories, games, pictures and homework help.
    FRANKLIN'S FORECAST Links to websites on weather from the Franklin Institute Science Museum.
    HURRICANE:STORM SCIENCE From the Miami Museum of Science an information center for kids on hurricanes
    INTEGRATED WEATHER UNIT A complete weather unit w/ Math, Science, Reading & Writing and more!
    ONLINE METEOROLOGY GUIDE Information on Clouds and Precipitation, Forces and Winds, Severe Storms, Hurricanes, Weather Forecasting
    Tree House Weather Kids Helps you understand such things as why the weather changes, how we predict the weather, and how weather causes great destruction
    Tornadoes Images of 32 different shapes, sizes, and images
    THE WEATHER INSTRUMENTS Learn about thermometers, barometers, psychrometer, anemometer, and more!
    See the CCSD Standards-based lesson for this site!
    THE WEATHER LESSON PLANS Background information on weather instruments and scales
    THE WEATHER CHANNEL Current weather information from the Weather Channel.
    THE WEATHER RESOURCE PAGE New! No matter where you live, weather is all around you; just watch and learn every day.
    WEB WEATHER FOR KIDS Through a series of simple experiments using ordinary materials, students are able to make a thunderstorm and create lightning or a tornado.
    SC-06-03-02 Identify Cloud Types
    CLOUDS Cloud types with pictures and information on precipitation, temperature and weather prediction.
    CLOUDS/PRECIPITATION Online meteorolgoy guide
    Teacher recommended!
    Cloud Types: High, middle and low-level clouds, vertically developed clouds, plus some less common cloud types. Precipitation: Rain, snow, hail, sleet and freezing rain.
    OBSERVING CLOUDS Basic information on cloud types with pictures
    WHAT KIND OF CLOUD IS THAT?
    Teacher recommended!
    This site is also wonderful because there is an online quiz the students can take to see what they know about cloud types.
    SC-06-03-03 Identify the Weather Processes
    Observing Water Observing fog, mist, frost and dew
    WATER PROPERTIES Properties of water including condensation and evaporation
    SC-06-04-01 Analyze the Interaction of an Ecosystem 
    BIOMES Biomes are classified in various ways. This page will group biomes into five major types: Aquatic, Deserts, Forests (tropical, temperate, boreal forests (taiga) , Grasslands, and Tundra
    See CCSD Sixth Grade Standards-based lesson using this website!
    BLUE PLANET BIOMES--WORLD BIOMES
    This world map is color coded to show the different biomes found on Earth.  Each section covers animals, plants and climate.
    ELECTRONIC ZOO This site has information about nearly every animal you can name!

    HABITAT: An Overview

    A resource of numerous websites that cover the different ecosystems on our planet. Find out how these biomes differ, what characteristics make them unique, and where they are located. Links for Ponds and Lakes, Deserts, Grasslands, Forests, Rainforests, Tundras, Wetlands and Mountains.

    MAKE IT A HABITAT
    From Discovery School. Looks at the major characteristics of the biomes or ecosystems of this planet.
    MYSTERIOUS JOURNEY: Mysterious Journey is a ThinkQuest site that provides information written by and for students about rain forests, deserts, and grasslands.
    THE VIRTUAL ZOO-HABITATS Habitats and Biomes of the world
    THE WATER CYCLE
    Summary of the water cycle from USGS
    See CCSD Sixth Grade Standards-based lesson using this website!
    WHAT'S IT LIKE WHERE YOU LIVE? Learn about the rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, temperate deciduous forest, and grassland habitats, freshwater and marine Ecosystems
    SC-06-04-02 Identify Adaptations of Plants and Animals
    INTERDEPENDENCE AND ADAPTATION
    Adaptation Experiment

    Online science experiment to learn about interdependence. BBC Schools Science Clips
    See CCSD Sixth Grade Standards-based lesson using this website!
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    PROPERTIES OF ENERGY
    Explore the Energy of Static Electricity
    BASICS OF STATIC ELECTRICITY What causes static electricity? How can we detect static electricity? How can we control static electricity? Take the Mini-quiz to check your understanding
    SC-06-05-02 Describe Effects of Concave and Convex Lenses
    HOW WE SEE THINGS
    Eye Experiments
    Online science experiment to learn about how we see things. BBC Schools Science Clips
    See CCSD Sixth Grade Standards-based lesson using this website!
    MAKE A SPLASH WITH COLOR This exhibit has three main sections: Talking about Color, The Lighter Side of Color, and An Eye on Color.
    OPTICS FOR KIDS Site contains information about light basics, controlling light, lenses and more.
    SC-06-05-03 Identify the Parts of the Eye and Their Functions
    COW'S EYE DISSECTION The Exploratorium's Cow's Eye Dissection
    DIAGRAM OF THE HUMAN EYE

    Basic anatomy of the eye. Additional info for each labeled part
    See CCSD Sixth Grade Standards-based lesson using this website!

     

    AN EYE ON COLOR

    Inside Your Eyeball, How We See, How Do Animals See Color?

     

    Neuroscience Resources for Kids-VISION Vision-Parts of the eye includes an interactive quiz about the eye, a crossword puzzle about vision and an interactive word search game about the eye.
    VIRTUAL EYE DISSECTION Perform a virtual eye dissection as you learn the anatomy of the eye. Whiteboard friendly!
       
    SC-06-06 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTION (Content Standard)
    THE AMAZING ENVIRONMENTAL DIRECTORY Earth's Biggest Environment Search Engine
    EEK! ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOR KIDS Information and activities on plants, animals, and the world around us. Also learn about the environment and environmental issues.
    PLANET PALS EARTHZONE Activities, crafts, games, puzzles, lesson plans, quizzes about Earth, weather, conservation, Earth Day, and more!

    GENERAL SCIENCE RESOURCES

    • BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY
      Here you will discover great science links, simple demonstrations, and all kinds of fun ideas.

    • EARTH SCIENCE EXPLORER
      Earth systems for the Middle School: Adaption, Spheres, Biomes, Plate tectonics, more!

    • GEOGRAPHY4KIDS.COM
      Geography4Kids explores the physical side of geography or earth science. It is divided into six main areas: Energy, Sky, Land, Earth, Water, and Climate

    • SPACEKIDS
      Site that includes movies, photos, interactive games, space facts, and space mission news. Flash and Shockwave required

    • SCIENCEMASTER
      The site devotes an entire section to each of the five areas of science: Earth, Space, Life, Physical, and Technology.

    • SCIENCE-TOP 20 FROM QUIA
      Games for science topics. Slow to download games, but once downloaded play is quick.