MCCPTA - On-Line Resources for Science (K-5)
The following WWW sites are a compilation of a bit of research related to some
inservice days that were focused upon science and the WWW, with some additions
since then. I have tried to only include those sites that directly relate to
the relevant science subjects, lesson plans, or curriculum topics, with the
majority selected primarily for the K-5 grade subjects-although I did notice
that there were lesson plans or curriculum units on science topics that were
intended for the 6-12 grades at these same sites, and I have included a number
of particular higher grade sites under the Environmental sciences area. In any
session on Web training, I have tried to stress that using jumping off points
like these are often much more rewarding than diving into the major search
engines for a particular topic or issue, and then having to sort through pages
of hits that often prove to be noninformative. Any of these sites will have
multiple pages (and some do have a LOT of information) but the number of levels that need to be perused is greatly reduced and simplified by the organization
and links of most of these sites. The listings at the end are general ones
for science education that, with examination, will also reveal some very useful
gems which I am sure to have missed.
WWW Sites for Science in the Curriculum
Global SchoolNet's Internet Projects Registry
The Visible Human Project A jumping off point for all the different data
sources on human anatomy.
- The Visible Heart: an
from Exploratorium, explains physics of skateboarding tricks, and includes
several experiments to try at home.
Kids Web - Physics
Hands-On Science Centers Worldwide - a comprehensive index.
Star Trek Interactive Have your questions answered by Lawrence Krauss the
author of 'The Physics
of Star Trek'. Read the answers to other people's questions such as, could
Warp speed be possible? What about transporters? Deflector shields?
Plants and Animals
General Sites for Finding Even More Science/Curriculum Links
A word about URL syntax: sometimes we misspell the address, either because it
was written down incorrectly, or because it was entered incorrectly;
the DNS lookups for these addresses are somewhat finicky, and you often get
back the message "Host unknown" or some such message.
For these long addresses, I often advise people to try the first (long) one,
and if it fails, try shortening the address to the first part that gets
you to the home page, and then clicking down a link to the exact file space
you are seeking. For example, the Hands On Science Centers Worldwide
site above can be reached by typing, http://www.cs.cmu.edu/ and once there,
you can find the link for those science centers. I will apologize in
advance for any errors on my part, the combination of bad glasses, and
volume of sites means that I may have overlooked a critical character in
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Last Updated on February 10, 2000
Links to websites which no longer exist were removed on August 28, 2008