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Science Projects

Science Fair Central, Creative Investigations into the Real World -- -- Includes Soup to Nuts handbook, project ideas, links and books, and Q & A.

Links for Science Projects --

Space, Planets and Stars

NASA -- For those who love to learn about space, this site is out of this world.

Astronomy for Kids -- -- A space website with sky maps and good info on the planets and constellations.

The Nine Planets - -- This site is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each planet and the major moons in our solar system.

Windows to the Universe -- -- An extremely neat website with information about space and earth sciences, with images, movies, and animations.

The Nine Ten Planets, A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System -- --
This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each planet and the major moons in our solar system. Each page has my text and NASA's images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

The Planetary Society -- -- Numerous links to space, earth, and related topics.

Heat, Light, Sound and Magnets (Physics)

Electricity Online -- - A very cool website with information about electricity, its uses and its history.

Energy Story -- -- Everything you could possibly want to know about electricity.

Magnet Man -- -- Information and cool experiments with magnets.

Magnets - -- Information about the science and history of magnets from the Canada Science and Technology museum.

Elements and Chemistry

Chemical -- This site is good for older kids learning about the periodic table.

CHEM4KIDS! -- -- A website that teaches chemistry fundamentals. 

Rocks, Minerals and Earth Sciences

MSA for Kids - -- A "rockin" web site with lots of info about types of rocks and how they're formed.

Mineralogy Database -- -- This mineral database contains 4,339 individual mineral species descriptions with links and an image library.

Mineral Matters -- -- Answers questions about minerals, a guide to identifying minerals, and "mine" games.

Mineralogy Database -- -- Another great mineralogy database with cool pictures.

Savage Earth -- -- This site focuses on the Earth's crust, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.

USGS Learning Web -- -- A great site with paper models of earthquakes and volcanoes, and lots of links to earth science clip art and homework help.


Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page -- -- Dan Satterfield, the chief meteorologist for WHNT-TV in Huntsville, Alabama has created his own web page on meteorology. For students in grades 3-10, it has info on radar, forecasting, tornadoes, and more.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: National Weather Service -- -- The National Weather Service web site includes current radar maps, satellite images, forecasts and severe weather alerts. They also have an archive of climate data.

The Weather Channel's -- -- The Weather Channel has a top-notch educational weather site, including Interactive Weather Forecast, Ask the Meteorologist, and Backyard Observations. Students can create a weather report for their zip code, complete with maps, graphics, five-day forecast and more. Under resources, find an encyclopedia of weather-related topics.

Web Weather for Kids -- --This site is organized into four main categories: clouds, hurricanes, blizzards/winter weather, and thunderstorms/tornadoes.


Jurassic Park Institute -- -- A resource into the world of dinosaurs featuring dinopedia, dino guides, dinotainment and dino news. While Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park: The Lost World are works of fiction, the premise is grounded in scientific fact and theory. The Jurassic Park Institute will use this as its foundation and will continue this commitment to authenticity.

Science and Nature: Prehistoric Life -- -- The British Broadcasting Company presents this colorful, interactive overview of prehistoric life, with information on the age of the dinosaurs, truth about killer dinosaurs, games and quizzes, Who dung it? and more.


Biomes of the World (Missouri Botanical Garden) -- -- What's it like where you live?

Mission:  Biomes -- -- Current information from NASA, including data and images, experiments, and more.  The web site also has earth science info.

Plants and Animals

National Wildlife Federation - great site divided into age categories. Good information about the world of wildlife.

Botany for Kids -- -- Lots of information and projects about plants and plant sciences for kids.

Botany Links -- -- Links to every type of plant under the sun.

Plant Cells -- -- How plant cells work and what they do.

Photosynthesis -- -- Everything you need to know about how plants make food.

The Biology of Plants -- -- Information on plant parts, making food, plant adaptations, etc.

Animal Diversity Web  (University of Michigan Museum of Zoology) -- -- This site includes information, pictures, specimens, sounds and classification on each animal class.  Lots of fun. 

Human Body and Health

Alphabetical List of Diseases and Disorders -- -- Find information on any disease in this site

Cells Alive -- -- A cool interactive site with information about plant and animal cells, as well as cell functions and biology.

Human Anatomy Online -- -- A cool anatomy website with pictures, animations and lots of good information.

I Can Do That! -- -- Great information on cells, genes, DNA and other stuff.

Medscape - -- Find information on a whole bunch of health and disease related topics.

MEDtropolis - The Virtual Body -- -- Available in both English and Spanish, the Virtual Body is a great interactive tool for learning about the human body.  Components include the human brain, skeleton, human heart and digestive tract.  In Build a Skeleton, you can construct a human skeleton from a pile of bones.

The Family Village -- -- Informational resources on specific diagnoses and related resources.

Kids Health -- -- Devoted to the health of children and teens. The site has areas for parents, kids and teens. A section called "My Body" contains well-illustrated articles on topics such as the eye, the brain and the heart. The teen section focuses on topics such as Body Basics, Sexual Health, and Food & Fitness.

Detectives in the Classroom: An Epidemiology Curriculum for Science, Mathematics and Health -- -- This site includes five units covering why some people get sick, associations between hypothetical causes and disease, prevention options and evaluating options.



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