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Below you will find links to great websites for science on the Internet.  Many of these sites are interactive and are great for use with a projector or SmartBoard.

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Nova Interactive Archive View Interactive Science demonstrations, photos and ideas that could enhance a science lesson especially for Grades 4-8.
School Science Clips Lower Grades interactives for science:

Science Monster:

Good information for a space unit.

Edible/Inedible Experiments:

Experiments which demonstrate concepts in science.

AskERIC Lesson Plans:

Science lesson plans

Explore Mars Now:

Provides a sneak peek at the types of technology likely to sustain early colonization on Mars.

Teacher's Domain:

Collection of digital resources and tool spertaining to the life sciences.(You must register, but it's free!)

Educational Hotlists:

Hotlist of science resources

Science NetLinks:

Provides resources for K-12 science educators for standards-based Internet experiences for students.

Windows To The Universe:

All about earth and space. (Spanish too)

Views of the Solar System:

Photos, facts, videos and graphics about space. (Spanish too)

Make a Quake:

Earthquake Simulator interactive. (Lesson idea)

Flying Pig:

Show students of six types of motion and the mechanisms used to convert them.
An Insect's Perspective Webquest : A great webquest on insects
The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Included in the site are more than 12,000 Web pages and many sound and video files, exploring hundreds of different topics.
Check out this site to view the latest images from the Mars Rovers, along with the Educators tab for lesson ideas and worksheets linked to standards, streaming video footage archived from NASA-TV, as well as an amazing online Rover simulation plus much more!! The section for Kids has games and activities. The Student tab asks students to participate in discussions with scientists or to even send in their rocks to be analyzed.
This week’s site is filled with amazing pictures of the planets, self-check quizzes on the solar system, solar system glossary, phases of the moon, links to other solar system sites and more!!
This site includes interactive games, maps, mini-movies, virtual tours, and more activities for classroom enrichment or remediation and lesson planning resources!!
The Official U.S. Time What's the official time any place in the United States? Just click on a shaded time zone to see the current hour, minute, and second. Then visit Time Exhibits for a history of timekeeping from ancient to modern times; when and why we change our clocks for Daylight Saving Time; calendars through the ages; and learn what's inside a wristwatch.
This site provides a fascinating virtual dissection online. It uses a Flash movie and allows students to dissect the frog, while providing various information about the frog. It also comes with a teaching guide!
How Stuff Works is a great place to come to learn about how things work in the world around you. Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works, how cell phones work, or what makes the inside of your refrigerator cold? Topics such as Engines and Motors, Electronics, Around the House, and Things You See in Public are explained. The Inside Series, another large part of this site takes you inside real devices that you find around your house! This is a definite site for those curious about the world in which we live.
Get Body Smart
Interactive Quizzes and tutorials on the human anatomy and physiology.
Snag Films
Videos to browse for Science use
Science Links
Science interactives for the younger grades.
 Discovery Education  Engage with digital. That’s the hallmark of Discovery Education Techbook. Standards-based with content that is relevant and dynamic, Techbook helps teachers differentiate and improve achievement with easy-to-use tools and resources.