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Amazing Space


Build Your Own Rollercoaster

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Design Squad Video

Astronomy Quiz

Lab Safety

Dish it Out!



Physics of Sound

Hands-on Astronomy

Periodic Table

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More Science Resources

 Exploring Earth

Exploring Earth offers investigations of almost every Earth science topic imaginable. Using imagery and visualizations, this site supports the unit and chapter headings of the Spaulding/Namowitz Earth Science textbook, offering interactive explorations to complement the topics. The scope is extensive, covering dynamic Earth processes, atmospheric science, and ocean science. The site was developed through a partnership between TERC and McDougal Littell and it is an integral part of the McDougal Littell Earth Science program.


PALS is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks. The tasks are indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and other standards frameworks and are collected from numerous sources. They include student directions and response forms, administration procedures, scoring rubrics, examples of student work, and technical quality data calculated from field-testing. On-line rater training packets have also been created for some tasks.


Bridge: Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center

Bridge is a growing collection of on-line marine education resources. It provides educators with accurate, useful, content-correct and content-current marine and data information on global, national, and regional marine science topics, and gives researchers a contact point for educational outreach. The Resource Pavilion provides links to lesson plans and curriculum units for K-12 classrooms, while the Data Port section provides links to on-line data sets, including tips on how to use these data in the classroom. Specific classroom activities using data are detailed and updated on a monthly basis. A communication section provides access to listservs and ask-a-scientist services. Ocean science information sites are linked by discipline or topic, including biology, chemistry, physics, marine geology, ecology, atmosphere, and human activities. Current on-line expeditions and event-specific activities are highlighted on the front page.


The Global Warming Project

 Students in grades 7-10 learn about the scientific factors that contribute to the controversial global warming debate. The project places students as advisors to the heads of state of several different nations, prompting them to learn about the issue as they respond to the various questions and concerns of the leaders. As expert scientists on the issue, the class will need to understand and be able to explain to the heads of state what forces affect climate and what global warming actually means. Once they do this, they will need to help the different nations of the world understand how global warming will affect them and what they can do about it. Each team of students is responsible for advising one country and will ultimately need to present a proposal that offers a set of solutions addressing the concerns of their country. The unit utilizes the visualization software Worldwatcher ( to explore concepts of temperature, population density, and carbon emissions as they relate to the warming of the Earth.


  Mission Geography

 The Mission Geography curriculum support materials link the content, skills, and perspectives of Geography for Life: The National Geography Standards with NASA missions, research, and science. The project uses existing NASA data and images to engage students in active, hands-on inquiry, modeling the scientific method and developing students’ understandings of environment-society relations and Earth science. Grade level-specific modules are available to download on a variety of topics, including volcanoes, remote sensing, water resources, and human interactions with the Earth.


 Endangered Species Field Trip

This tutorial on endangered animals provides a list of some endangered species of the world, an interactive U.S. endangered species map, and species fact sheets. The tutorial explains the causes of past extinctions and how endangered species are affected by human destruction of habitats, illegal hunting, pollution, and introduced species. Reasons why we should protect endangered species are given as well as opportunities to take action, such as online petitions to save wildlife. The endangered animals featured here include orangutans of Indonesia and Malaysia, manatees, African elephants, and Yellowstone wolves. There is information on the satellite tracking of endangered species, the careers of Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey, Koko (the western lowland gorilla who learned sign language), and the effect of the pesticide DDT on the bald eagle. The tutorial concludes with a short quiz.