Science       

 

 

Animals         

 
 

 

Sheppard Software

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/kidscorner3.htm

Kidsbiology.com - Animal Database

http://www.kidsbiology.com/animals-for-children.php

KidSpace @ The Internet Public Library (Animal Website Listing)

http://www.ipl.org/kidspace/browse/mas4500

Animal Allsorts: An A - Z of Animal Facts (For young readers)

http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/animalallsorts.htm

National Geographic Creature Feature
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature

Enchanted Learning

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/coloring/

Animal Bytes

http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/animal-bytes/index.htm

Peoples Trust for the Environment  - Animal Facts

http://www.ypte.org.uk/animal-facts.php

Animals from biomes around the world

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/biomes/

Animal Inquiry Graphic Organizer
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/animal-inquiry/

Buttonwood Park Zoo
http://www.bpzoo.org/

Animals - National Geographic

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/

Animal Infobooks

http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/index.htm

Natural History Notebooks on Animals

http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/mon2.htm

Oakland Zoo - Animal Information

http://www.oaklandzoo.org/animals/

Indian Tiger Welfare Society

http://www.indiantiger.org/

 

 

Endangered Animals  

  

 

 

BBC Revisewise Bitesize Science

 
 

 

 

 

Magnets                       

 
 

 
 

 

 

Volcanoes                    

 
 

 

 

 

Electricity                      

 
 

 

 

 

Estuaries                    

 
 

 
Grade 2 Estuaries:
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA)

http://www.estuaries.gov/

United States Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/owow/estuaries/kids/index.htm

Massachusetts Bays Program
http://www.mass.gov/envir/massbays/
 

 

 

MCAS Science Release Questions





Multiple Choice Questions

2005

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2005/release/g5sci.pdf

2006

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2006/release/g5sci.pdf

2007

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2007/release/g5sci.pdf

2008

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2008/release/g5sci.pdf

2009

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2009/release/g5sci.pdf

2010

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2010/release/g5sci.pdf

Open Respone Questions & Rubric Scored Responses

2010

Question20 (Earth & Space Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2010/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionID=12000

Question 21 (Physical Sciences)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2010/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionID=12001

2009

Question 18 (Technology & Engineering)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2009/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=6527#

Question 19 (Life Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2009/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=6528

2008

Question 18 (Earth & Space Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2008/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=5629

Question 19 (Earth & Space Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2008/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=5630

Question 37 (Life Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2008/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=5648

Question 38 (Technology & Engineering)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2008/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=5649

Question 39 (Physical Sciences)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2008/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=5650

2007

Question 18 (Earth & Space Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2007/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4782

Question 19 (Technology & Engineering)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2007/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4783

Question 37 (Physical Sciences)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2007/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4804

Question 38 (Earth & Space Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2007/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4805

Question 39 (Life Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2007/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4806

2006

Question 18 (Physical Sciences)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2006/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4073

Question 19 (Earth & Space Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2006/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4074

Question 37 (Physical Sciences)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2006/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4092

Question 38 (Technology/Engineering)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2006/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4093

Question 39 (Life Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2006/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=4094

2005

Question 18 (Life Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2005/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=3340

Question 19 (Physical Sciences)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2005/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=3341

Question 37 (Earth & Space Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2005/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=3342

Question 38 (Technology/Engineering)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2005/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=3343

Question 39 (Life Science)

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2005/question.aspx?GradeID=5&SubjectCode=sci&QuestionTypeName=&QuestionID=3344


 

 

Solar System & Space             






 

KidSites - Links to Astronomy Websites

http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/space.htm

Kid Info - Astronomy Reference Resource

http://www.kidinfo.com/science/astronomy.html

4 2 explore - Topic; Astronomy

http://42explore.com/astronomy.htm

American Library Association (ALA) Astronomy and Space Websites

http://www.ala.org/gwstemplate.cfm?section=greatwebsites&template=cfapps/gws/displaysection.cfm&sec=27

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Zoom Astronomy - All About Space (Enchanted Learning Website)

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/


Zoom Astronomy - Our Solar System(Enchanted Learning Website)

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/solarsystem/index.shtml


Zoom Astronomy - The Planets (Enchanted Learning Website)

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/


The Nine (Eight) Planets - For Kids

http://kids.nineplanets.org/


National Geographic - Science, Space, Planets

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/planets


All Grade Levels: Solar System NASA StarChild- a student website sponsored by NASA
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/shadow/StarChild.html


StarChild Glossary (NASA) - A Dictionary of Astronomy Terms 

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/glossary_level1/glossary_text.html#mass


Arty the Part Time Astronaut

http://www.3pounds.com/artyastro/


Ask An Astronomer For Kids

http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_kids/AskKids/index.shtml


Astronomy for Kids
http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html


Kid Astronomy

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/


Science Monster (by Coolmath.com)
http://www.sciencemonster.com/


Astronomy for Kids - Thinkquest
http://library.thinkquest.org/3645/


Cosmos4Kids

http://www.cosmos4kids.com/


European Space Agency (ESA) Kids

http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/index.html


Astronomy for Kids (Astronomy Magazine)
http://www.astronomy.com/asy/default.aspx?c=ss&id=127

A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System: One Star, Eight Planets, & More 

(Bill Arnett)

http://www.nineplanets.org/

Thinkquest - The Sun, Man's Friend and Foe

http://library.thinkquest.org/15215/

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Solar System Vacation Web Quest, Gr. 4-5
http://www.anderson.sh/INST6031/WebQuest/1.htm

Solar System Web Quest, Gr. 4-5
http://users.zoominternet.net/~eanderson/webquest/

 

Plants                       





Crickweb - Plant Life Cycles

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/assets/resources/flash.php?&file=lcycles5b

Teacher's Domain (Inside a Seed)

http://www.teachersdomain.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.stru.insideseed/

Biology of Plants (Excellent site with info on all facets of plants)
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/

The Great Plant Escape (Great plant glossary in teacher's guide)

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/index.html


Plants in Motion (time lapse photography)

http://plantsinmotion.bio.indiana.edu/index.html


http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/StructuresofLife/index.html

Strange Plants
http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00134/indexx.html

Carnivorous Plant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

http://www.sarracenia.com/faq.html

Carnivorous Plants
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/Science/Plants/Carnivorous_Plants/index.htm

Venus Flytrap
http://www.botany.org/bsa/misc/carn.html

Meat-Eating Plants
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Stories/AnimalsNature/Meat-eating-plants

Includes information about aquatic plants & plant life in the major ecosystems (biomes) of the world; rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, temperate, and grassland    
http://www.mbgnet.net/      ;

Illustrated glossary of plant terms
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plants/    ;

The National Biological Information Infrastructure
(Info on plants and habitats)

http://www.nbii.gov/portal/server.pt

Botanists-In-Trainind Dictionary
http://www.rbg.ca/cbcn/en/cbcn4kids/kid_word.htm

Michigan 4-H Children's Garden (Kid's Tour)

http://4hgarden.msu.edu/kidstour/tour.html

Smith College Botanic Garden - Kids Corner

http://www.smith.edu/gardens/kidscorner/index.htm

BBC Bitesize Biology - The World of Plants

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/biology/world_of_plants/index.shtml

Super Plant Trivia

http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/p-triv.html

Wayne's Word  - All About Plants

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/trmar98.htm

Wayne's Word on Carnivorous Plants

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/carnivor.htm

 

Butterflies                  





 

Science Activities and Websites





 

Sheppard Software - Variety of Topics

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/science.htm


Rochester (NY) for Kids - Links to Science Websites

http://www.rochesterforkids.com/#science


The Yuckiest Site on the Internet

http://yucky.discovery.com/flash/


KidSites.com - List of Science Websites

http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/science.htm


Funology - The Science of Having Fun

http://www.funology.com/laboratory/


Science Monster

http://www.sciencemonster.com/


Wayne's Word - Online Textbook of Natural History

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/bio100.htm


Crickweb - 11 Key Stage 1 Interactive Resources for Primary Grades

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html


Crickweb - 7 Key Stage 2 Interactive Resources

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html


Fact Monster Science

http://www.factmonster.com/science.html


Extreme Websites

http://www.extremescience.com/index.html


Games, stories, news, animals, pictures, postcards
http://nationalgeographic.com/kids/



The web site of the National Geoographic Society
http://nationalgeographic.com/



Virtual Zoo - Animal Pictures and Facts

http://www.thebigzoo.com/zoo/



Teach the Children Well
http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com/science.html


Official Site for Foss Science  -  A Place for Support, Resources, and Fun Activities (All Levels)

http://www.fossweb.com/

 

The Rainforest           





Rainforest Webquest
http://www.misterteacher.com/rainforestwebquest.html

Rainforest info & video
http://christiananswers.net/kids/vidclips.html

Rainforest Animals
http://www2.lhric.org/kat/3rain.htm

Rainforest Animal info
.
http://www.mbgnet.net/sets/rforest/index.htm

Slide show with pictures and info on rainforests.

http://www.rainforestheroes.com/kidscorner/rainforests/slideshow/

Enchanted Learning
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/rainforest/animals/Rfbiomeanimals.shtml

World Rainforest Info. Port., animals hotlist

http://www.rainforestweb.org/Rainforest_Information/Animals/

Jaguar information and pictures
http://www.rainforest2reef.org/research_wildlife.html?_kk=jaguar%20animal&_kt=47085227-5ff5-40ef-837d-195c7c9316ec&gclid=CPG41YqG7o8CFQ1kWAodZkJtMQ

abcteach site, basic facts
http://www.abcteach.com/RainforestFacts/Rainforestfacts.htm

http://www.livingrainforest.org/for/kids/

http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/

Hotlist of Rainforest Sites
http://www.rainforestweb.org/Rainforest_Information/Sites_for_Kids/

http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/rforest/animals/

http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~edtech/rainfor/

http://www.srl.caltech.edu/personnel/krubal/rainforest/Edit560s6/www/animals.html

http://www.rainforestheroes.com/kidscorner/

http://www.savetherainforest.org/

http://www.rainforestlive.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=474

http://www.ran.org/

http://www.rainforestanimals.net/

www.rainforesteducation.com

http://www.belizezoo.org

http://www.pbs.org/journeyintoamazonia/

Links to various sites

http://www.picadome.fcps.net/lab/currl/rainfor/default.htm

 

National Geographic





National Geographic Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

 

Weather & Natural Disasters         






Scholastic.com

Great for exploring and interacting with weather topics.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/winter_storms/index.htm


FEMA for Kids (Hurricanes & Tornadoes)

http://www.fema.gov/kids/herman/beach.htm


The Weather Channel Kids

http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/


Kidstorm Sky Diary - Facts about Tornadoes, Lightning, Hurricanes, and Storm Chasing

http://skydiary.com/kids/


ThinkQuest - Weather (links to weather related sites)

http://www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/f?p=52300:30:1360559783122563::::P30_CATEGORY_ID:CPJ_WEATHER


Tornado information and interactive activity to create tornado.
http://whyfiles.org/013tornado/3.html


Weather Wiz Kids

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/


National Geographic

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/

Enchanted Learning - Weather Related Themes

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/weather.shtml

Make your own snowflakes, patterns. Links to other snowflake sites.
http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dstredulinsky/patterns.html

Edheads - Weather

http://www.edheads.org/activities/weather/

Blizzard of 1978 info.
http://www.answers.com/topic/northeastern-united-states-blizzard-of-1978


Origins of the Bread & Milk Mania!
http://www.quahog.org/factsfolklore/index.php?id=63

Forces of Nature Web site
http://library.thinkquest.org/C003603/english/multimedia.shtml?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0613


Natural Disasters
http://library.thinkquest.org/10136/afront/front.htm


National Weather Service
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/

Meteorology Guide
http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/home.rxml
National Weather Service
Playtime for Kids
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/reachout/kidspage.shtml

SciJinks Weather Laboratory
http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/weather/

The Weather Channel
http://www.weather.com/
Web Weather for Kids
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/

Wild, Wild Weather

http://www.wildwildweather.com/

Tsunami  Information (Natural Disaster)


NOAA Tsunami Information

http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/


FEMA Tsunami Information

http://www.fema.gov/kids/tsunami.htm


National Geographic - Tsunami Information

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tsunami-profile/


 

The Magic School Bus                    





Scholastic's The Magic School Bus

http://www.scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/

 

Discovery Kids





Discovery Kids

http://kids.discovery.com/

 

Rocks and Minerals               





 

Earth Science & Geography               





Geography 4 Kids

http://www.geography4kids.com/

Geography World

http://geographyworldonline.com/

Geospy - National Geograophic

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/geographygames/geospy/

GeoBee - National Geographic

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/

World Atlas - Geographic Records & Info of All Kinds

http://www.worldatlas.com/geoquiz/thelist.htm

Geokids.com

http://www.kidsgeo.com/

Geography - Social Studies for Kids

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/geography.htm

Ducksters - Geography for Kids

http://www.ducksters.com/geography/

 

Whales, Marine Mammals, & Marine Animals  






Enchanted Learning - All About Whales

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/

How Whales Work

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/whale.htm

Gray Whales - Journey North for Kids

http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/gwhale/jr/JnKidsOverview.html

PBS Nature - Sperm Whales; The Real Moby Dick

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/spermwhales/

Alaska Fisheries Science Center

http://www.whaleguide.com/data/blue01.htm

Discovery Education - Blue Whales

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/planetocean/bluewhale.html

Marine Photography - Pictures of Whales

http://www.earthwindow.com/blue.html

Blue Whale Photographs

http://www.oceanlight.com/html/blue_whale.html

Learn about Marine Mammals
http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/

Whale Sounds

http://www.whalesounds.comContact Page

Links to lots of Aquariums

 

Simple Machines                


Edheads

http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/


ASPIRE Simple Machines

http://sunshine.chpc.utah.edu/javalabs/java12/machine/stdntovrvw.htm


Museum of Science - Elements of Machines

http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html


Simple Machines Learning Site

http://atlantis.coe.uh.edu/archive/science/science_lessons/scienceles1/finalhome.htm


Scholastic Internet Field Trip - Simple Machines

http://teacher.scholastic.com/fieldtrp/science/simpmach.htm

















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