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INSTRUCTIONAL LINKS

Informational Web Sites Technology/Engineering
Earth and Space Science Instructional
Reference Essential Questions
Life Science Rubrics
Physical Science  

Informational Web-sites

Triple Beam Balances http://www.ohaus.com/products/education/weblab/TBBentry.html

Earth and Space Science

Mild Collision Spawned Earth’s Moon http://www.newscientistspace.com/article.ns?id=dn8550&print=true
Astronomy for Kids http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/
Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Earth--Atmospheric--and-Planetary-Sciences/index.htm
Ten Top Tools for Distance Learning http://www.nova.edu/~burmeist/topten_resources.html
What is a star? http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/science/know_l2/stars.html
Stars http://www.kn.sbc.com/wired/fil/pages/liststarssh1.html
The Life Cycle of a Star http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/stars/lifecycle/
Moon & Earth Phases http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/moonphase/
The Moon and Tides http://can-do.com/uci/lessons99/moon.html
The Seasons http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/time/seasons.html
The Nine Planets http://www.nineplanets.org/
The Planets http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/welcome.htm
Constellations http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/
What are Constellations? http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/extra/constellations.html
The Structure of the Milky Way http://cassfos02.ucsd.edu/public/tutorial/MW.html (suggested site to browse)
Newton's Law of Gravity http://zebu.uoregon.edu/~soper/Orbits/newtongrav.html
The Mystery of Gravity http://www.astronomycafe.net/gravity/gravity.html
Astronomy Notes http://www.astronomynotes.com/index.html
Newton's Law of Gravity   http://www.astronomynotes.com/gravappl/chindex.htm
Mass vs. Weight http://www.astronomynotes.com/gravappl/s4.htm
Kepler's Third Law http://www.astronomynotes.com/gravappl/s9.htm
How Big is the Solar System? http://www.noao.edu/education/peppercorn/pcmain.html
Windows to the Universe http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/the_universe/uts/moon2.html&edu=high  (this site is connected to PHSchool)
Online text and Prentice Hall Resources http://www.phschool.com/

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Reference and additional resource sites to explore:

Filamentality - http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/

Dictionary - http://dictionary.reference.com/

Word research - http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/index.html

Education Oasis - http://www.educationoasis.com/  (graphic organizers)

The Old Farmers” Almanac - http://www.almanac.com/rise/

RubiStar – http://rubistar.4teachers.org .


 

Life Science

CELLS alive!

http://cellsalive.com/index.htm

Inside a Cell http://gslc.genetics.utah.edu/units/basics/cell/
Tissues, Organs, & Systems http://web.jjay.cuny.edu/~acarpi/NSC/14-anatomy.htm
DNA from the Beginning http://www.dnaftb.org
What's In Your DNA http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/science/dna_interactives.htm
What is Photosynthesis http://photoscience.la.asu.edu/photosyn/education/learn.html Click on: WHY DO LEAVES CHANGE COLOR IN THE FALL?
 Interactive Body Systems http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/body/index_interactivebody.shtml
Kid friendly, body systems http://kidshealth.org/misc_pages/mybody_LP.html
Flash website about body systems http://library.thinkquest.org/C0124843/
 Human Body Adventure http://vilenski.org/science/humanbody/hb_html/map.html
 Tour of the Human Body http://library.thinkquest.org/5777/tour.htm
Travel Brochure of the Body Systems Lesson Plan with rubrics http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/ATG/data/released/0285-FayeCascio/
New classification system http://www.mycolog.com/CHAP1.htm
Taxonomy http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/animal_names/authorities.html
Classification system of organisms http://encarta.msn.com/media_461530646/Classification_of_Organisms.html
Classification of Organisms http://www.fcps.edu/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/home.htm
 Kingdom of Protists http://www.funsci.com/fun3_en/protists/entrance.htm
Species Fact Sheets http://www.fcps.edu/StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/organism_menu.htm
Scientific Names http://www.tolweb.org/tree/learn/TreebuilderTools/BuildingGuide/SciNames.html
Taxonomic/Biodiversity http://www.biocollections.org/
Ecosystems http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/halls/oceanlife/ecosystem.php
Resources on "Ecosystems" http://www.vtaide.com/png/ecosys.htm
Ecosystems http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nwepecosystems.htm
Biomes http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Biome/
Boreal Forest Species Fact Sheets http://www.hww.ca/hww.asp?id=49
Biome Links http://www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/biomes6/resources.html
 Biomes of the World http://mbgnet.mobot.org/
The Great Plant Escape http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/index.html

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Physical Science

Webelement http://www.webelement.com/
Super Scientists http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientists/
Changes in Matter http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ScienceMDChangeMatterChocolate57.htm
Matter http://chem4kids.com
The History of Chemistry http://www.woodrow.org/teachers/ci/1992/
DENSITY Liquids & Solids http://www.elmhurst.edu/~chm/vchembook/124Adensityliq.html
Planetary matter, density http://www.spacegrant.hawaii.edu/class_acts/Density.html
Density and Buoyancy http://tlc.ousd.k12.ca.us/~acody/density1.html
Mass - Volume – Density http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/mass_volume_density.htm
  http://www.edinformatics.com/math_science/gates_project/integrated_activity.htm
Density http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listdensitymr1.html
Mass/weight http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/weightvmass.html
  http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_tech/node25.html
The pH Factor http://www.miamisci.org/ph/
Atoms and Molecules http://education.jlab.org/atomtour/
Web Elements Periodic Table http://www.webelements.com/
Periodic Table http://www.vanderkrogt.net/elements/
Physics 2000 http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl
Beginner’s Guide to Physics: Fizzics Fizzle

http://library.thinkquest.org/16600/beginner/

Aerospace Activities and Lessons http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/aeroact.htm
Amusement Park Physics http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/coaster.html
Physical Science Hotlist http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/hotlists/physical.html
The Physics Classroom http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/1DKin/U1L1e.html
Roller Coasters http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/projects/yep/coasters/rcstupa.html
Wikipedia article on temperature http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature
History of temperature http://thermodynamics-information.net/
Topics related to heat and temperature http://www.eo.ucar.edu/skymath/tmp2.html
Heat Transfer http://www.school-for-champions.com/science/heat_transfer.htm
how temperature (K) affects practical movement http://intro.chem.okstate.edu/1314F00/Laboratory/GLP.htm
Forms of energy http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/science/formsofenergy.html
Heat and energy http://www.dcn.davis.ca.us/go/anhance/science/energy.html
Detailed Graphic Organizers on Heat and Temperature. http://cmapsnasacmex.ihmc.us/servlet/SBReadResourceServlet?rid=1025201681771_233882570_2319&partName=htmltext
  http://cmapsnasacmex.ihmc.us/servlet/SBReadResourceServlet?rid=1025201703693_27708533_2338&partName=htmltext

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Technology/Engineering

Springfield Public Schools Technology Department

Informational and Instructional Technology Services

INSTRUCTIONAL LINKS

http://www.nasa.gov

http://glef.org/index.html

http://hubblesite.org/newscenter

http://www.isu.edu/~trinmich/Oregontrail.html

http://www.smithsonian.org

http://www.davidrumsey.com/gis/3d.htm

http://www.learner.org/jnorth

http://cast.org/udl/index.cfm?i=1300

http://www.thinkquest.org/programs.html

http://cast.org/udl/UniversalDesignforLearning361.cfm

http://www.ifigure.com/math/help/help.htm

http://www.gutenberg.org

http://www.visualthesaurus.com/index.jsp

http://www.readplease.com

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook

http://www.hprtec.org

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=literate

http://trackstar.hprtec.org

http://www.webelements.com

http://webquest.sdsu.edu

http://davidsaccess.com/confusing_words

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/eval.html
http://www97.intel.com/education/index.asp http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/college/help/critical
http://www97.intel.com/scripts-seeingreason/index.asp http://library.usm.maine.edu/guides/webeval.html
http://www.ozline.com/learning/theory.html http://www.cast.org/teachingeverystudent/ideas/tes

 

Technology Lessons

http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/technology.html

Taking Apart Electrical Appliances -

http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/appliances.html

The Design Process -

http://www.teachersdomain.org/6-8/sci/engin/design/desprocess/index.html

Teachers’ domain: need to be registered and signed-in

Challenge of Materials

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/on-line/challenge/index.asp

Build an Earthquake Proof Bridge

http://www.newbaybridge.org/classroom/

Bridges

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/bridge/index.html

Beginners Guide to Aeronautics 

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/index.html
  http://www.sps.springfield.ma.us/tech/links.asp

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Instructional Links for Lesson Plans

Here are some sites that have lesson plans or links to lesson plans that you can use. A few of these sites also include multi- or interdisciplinary units or lessons. Again, a few of them offer samples of worksheets but for a yearly fee you can get the complete program (i.e. EdHelper). To access these sites place your cursor on the site, hold down the control key and left click on the mouse.

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/6-8.html

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/it/projects/Museums/Teacher_Guide/Science/home.html

http://www.ehhs.cmich.edu/~tvantine/edlesson.html

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/Science67.htm

http://www.edhelper.com/Science.htm

http://www.col-ed.org/cur/science.html#sci2

http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/all.html

http://www.galaxy.net/~k12/matter/

http://www.middleschoolscience.com/planbook03-04.htm

http://www.middleschoolscience.com/

http://www.kidzonline.org/LessonPlans/

http://www.serve.com/chunter/

http://www.middleschool.net/

http://www.coaleducation.org/lessons/middle.htm

http://www.teachersfirst.com/matrix.htm

http://www.middleweb.com/CurrScience.html

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/lesson-plans/lesson-9152.html

http://www.microsoft.com/Education/LessonPlans.aspx

http://www.eduref.org/Virtual/Lessons/index.shtml

http://www.sitesforteachers.com/

http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/

http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/archive.html

http://www.marcopolo-education.org/

http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/lesson.html

http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/

http://www.cloudnet.com/~edrbsass/edres.htm

http://www.esl-lounge.com/

http://dir.yahoo.com/Education/K_12/Teaching/Lesson_Plans/

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Library/Materials_Search/Lesson_Plans/Lesson_Plans.html

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/

http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/

http://www.education-world.com/a_tsl/

http://www.adprima.com/lesson.htm

http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/lessons/index-e.html

http://student.biology.arizona.edu/sciconn/lessons.html

http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/

http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/LessonPlansOnline.htm

http://iteslj.org/Lessons/

http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/staff/visitors/kenji/teacher.htm

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Sites for Essential Questions

http://mathstar.nmsu.edu/exploration1/unit/content_questions.html

http://www.biopoint.com/ibr/askquestion.html

http://www.washington.edu/uwired/outreach/teched/using/mod2less2quest.html

http://magnet.sandi.net/workshops/informationquest/essential.html

http://www.k12.hi.us/~dtisdell/webquest/ssessques.htm

http://www.tnellen.com/alt/essential.html

http://members.tripod.com/~ozpk/0000000EQ

http://www.myprojectpages.com/support/mypp_essential_questions.pdf

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Rubric Internet Sites

http://teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/general/

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/teacher/rubrics.html

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

http://www.cse.ucla.edu/CRESST/pages/Rubrics.htm

http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/assess.html

http://712educators.about.com/od/rubrics/

http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/ho.html

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/triton/july/rubrics/Rubric_Guidelines.html

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/rubrics/weblessons.htm

http://www.aea267.k12.ia.us/cia/framework/rubrics/

http://www.middleweb.com/rubricsHG.html

http://www.tlt.ab.ca/projects/Div3/Grade9/diversity/report-rubric2.html

http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/

 

Rubrics Maker  

http://www.bestteachersites.com/web_tools/rubrics

Rubrics in the classroom (also talks about teaching strategies) 

http://www.aea267.k12.ia.us/cia/framework/rubrics/

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