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6th Grade Science

GENERAL LINKS

OCEANOGRAPHY

METEOROLOGY

EARTH MATERIALS

EARTH IN SPACE

INTERACTIONS--HUMAN IMPACT ON THE EARTH

ENERGY SOURCES

Evaluating Scientific Credibility

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson1139/evaluating_scientific.pdf

 

Note: If links aren't working, use this website  

 

Global Warming Discussion Guide

http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson1139/representing_discussion.pdf

 

Persuasive Writing

http://www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us/yorba/persuasive_writing.htm

We will need access to each website listed.

 

Comic Strip Link

http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/

 

Printing Press Link

http://interactives.mped.org/view_interactive.aspx?id=110&title=

 

Carbon Cycle Diagram

http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/carbon_cycle_version2.html

 


7th Grade Life Science

http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html  This site is the Smithsonian's traveling ocean exhibit, Ocean Planet. Ocean Science link can be used to explore the deep sea.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Parthenon/1020/biome.html
Climatogram lab
http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Biome
Information on biomes.
http://www.accuweather.com
Information about weather and related links.
http://ericir.syr.edu/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Ecology/ECL0200.html  (introduction to ecosystems; activity includes stations to help students determine characteristics of an ecosystem; ask ERIC lesson plan) http://www.blm.gov/education/00_resources/articles/understanding_ecosystem_management/classroom.html  (introduction to ecosystem management; includes list of activities for exploration of concepts; published by Bureau of Land Management)
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/biodiversity  (habitat-diversity study of plant biodiversity; activities include examining ecological plots; published on Discovery.com website) http://www.up140.jacksn.k12.il.us/MediaCenter/pathfinder8.htm  (pathfinder to resources for creating a schoolyard habitat)
http://www.rubistar.com
Easy format for making rubrics

www.mobat.org/MBGnet/
Biomes of the world
http://www.bigelow.org/edhab/fitting_algae.html
Fitting Algae Into the Food Web
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html
Fun with food webs
http://www.gould.edu.au/foodwebs/
Activities on food webs
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorer/ecosystems/be_an_explorer/map/form_wildcats.htm
Build your own food web
http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm
All about food chains and food webs
Beast Feast!  Explore the diversity of the animal diet

www.cellsalive.com  General resource all about cells
http://peer.tamu.edu/curriculum_modules/Cell_Biology/Module_1/index.htm  “Cells Are Us”
www.exploratorium.edu/traits/cell_explorer.html  Microscope Imaging Station
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu  Introduction to the cell structure
http://www.dccc.edu/departments/biology/virtuals/virtualmicroscope/VMPage/very1st.htm  Virtual Microscope
http://enchantedlearning.com/subjects/animals/cell/jello  3-D animal cell craft
http://www.ology.amnh.org/genetics/index.html “The Gene Scene”
http://www.fairchildgarden.org/EduProfDev/Leaf_anatomy.html  Leaf structure and anatomy
http://www.botany.uwc.ac.za/sci_ed/grade10/cells/index.htm  Structure and Function of Cells
http://www.biologylessons.sdsu.edu/classes//lab7/altern.html  misconceptions

http://yucky.kids.discovery.com/noflash/body/pg000146.html
www.dinoheart.org/
www.innerbody.com

DNA Interactive (Scholastic)

DNA Replication (Detailed):  http://www.lewport.wnyric.org/jwanamaker/animations/DNA%20Replication%20-%20long%20.html

DNA Replication (In Motion) http://biotech-adventure.okstate.edu/low/basics/dna_replication/replication4/animation/

DNA Replication (-ases) http://www.stolaf.edu/people/giannini/flashanimat/molgenetics/dna-rna2.swf

www.k12science.org/curriculum/genproj/index.html
World Genetics Project
http://www2.edc.org/weblabs
Web Labs on Genetics
http://newscientist.com/hottopics/cloning/
Site contains various articles related to genetics and heredity.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/baby/divide.html
Cell Division
http://www.pbs.org/safarchive/4_class/45_pguides/pguide_602/4562_food.html
A simulation of hybrid vigor
http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu
Genetics interactive site
http://www.worldwildlife.org/fun/games.cfm
Interactive site with genetic/heredity games
http://genetics-education-partnership.mbt.washington.edu/download/toothpickfish.pdf Genetics project from University of Washington—Tooth Pick Activity

Powerpoint Adaptations (Jennifer McAuley)

Understanding Evolution for Teachers http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evohome.html
Evolution of Flight in Birds
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/education/explorations/reslab/flight/index.htm
Teaching Evolution/ National Center for Science Education http://www.ncseweb.org/
PBS on Evolution http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution
A Fish with Fingers http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1180415,00.htm
Horses - http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/horses/horse_evol.html#part1
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/natsci/vertpaleo/fhc/firstCM.htm
http://www.txtwriter.com/Backgrounders/Evolution/EVpage03.html
Elephant - http://elephant.elehost.com/About_Elephants/Stories/Evolution/evolution.html
http://allelephants.com/allinfo/evol.php
Whales - http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/allabout/Evol.shtml
http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eensiweb/lessons/whale.ev.html
http://www.neoucom.edu/DEPTS/ANAT/Thewissen/
http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/11/01/html/ft_20011101.4.html
Plants - http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/plants/plantaefr.html
Bulldog - http://www.americanbulldog.org/history.htm
http://www.bulldoginformation.com/
Giraffe - http://www.whyevolution.com/giraffe.html

http://natureinstitute.org/pub/ic/ic10/giraffe.htm
Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils Websites
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/rocks-layers.html
http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/csp/roc.html
http://fossils.valdosta.edu/
http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/fossils/contents.html
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/8147/#FamousFossils
http://www.cretaceousfossils.com/
http://members.cox.net/jdmount/paleont.html
Other cited references:
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Science/Animals/ANM0116.html

Additional Resources:


8th Grade Science

THE PLANETS

www.school.eb.com (Encyclopedia Britannica Online)

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/index.cfm (NASA's site)

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/our_solar_system/solar_system.html

http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/

http://www.nineplanets.org/

Energy Links

http://www.fi.edu/guide/hughes/energychanges.html

  • reading material with links – need to click on “Energy Change Game” to download the game ….. it will download to desk top.

 

http://phet.colorado.edu/new/simulations/

  • click on “Work, Energy, Power” to use ‘Skate Park’

  • click on “Electricity, Magnets, Circuits” to use ‘Balloon and Static Electricity’, ‘Circuit Construction Kits (DC only)’, ‘Charges and Fields’, ‘Ohm’s Law’, ‘Battery Voltage’, and ‘Battery and Resistor Circuit’.

 

http://electronics.howstuffworks.com

 

http://ippex.pppl.gov/interactive/electricity/

 

http://education.jlab.org/vocabhangman/electricity_05/11.html

 

http://gprime.net/game.php/magnetism2


Careers in Science

www.nal.usda.gov/kids/careers.htm
http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/archive/career/index.html
http://www.sciencespot.net/Pages/kidzone.html
http://www.realscience.org/
http://www.marinecareers.net/
http://www.pbs.org/safarchive/5_cool/53_career.html