Science Resources


Standards of Learning Resources

Grade 3 Science SOL Resources (Click for 3rd grade page)
Grade 4 Science SOL Resources (Click for 4th grade page)
Grade 5 Science SOL Resources (Click for 5th grade page)

Science Web Links

Earth Science



NASA'S NEW KIDS' CLUB WEB SITE NASA's new Kids' Club Web site features animated, colorful, entertaining and educational activities for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.Interactive games on the site include exploring and learning about space, building and launching rockets, exploring Mars, keeping airplanes on schedule and helping a comet travel through the solar system.
Chesapeake Bay 2005 Health and Restoration Assessment Today the Chesapeake Bay Program released its draft Chesapeake Bay 2005 Health and Restoration Assessment. The draft report provides watershed residents a clear and concise synopsis of Chesapeake Bay health and the on-the-ground restoration efforts taking place across its vast watershed.
Tox Town Tox Town is an interactive web site that enables students and teachers to learn about the environmental health concerns in various neighborhoods: town, city, U.S.- Mexico border, and farm. An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
The Nine Planets - A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System Good graphics and information of solar system and each planet/good for introducing or detailed information.
Welcome to the Planets Collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration programs.
Windows to the Universe Large amount of graphics/deals with earth and space science at an intermediate level/teacher resource section
Virtual Tour of the Grand Canyon Geology of the Grand Canyon/answers how, where, why, when questions
Volcano World Good source of information about volcanoes
National Earthquake Information Center U.S. Geological Survey /Information on worldwide earthquake activity, earthquake science, and earthquake hazard reduction.
UPSeis: An Educational Site for Budding Seismologists What, when, why, and how of earthquakes
FEMA for Kids Federal Emergency Management Agency/how to prepare for, prevent, and causes of disasters/elementary level
Water Science for Schools U.S. Geological Survey/information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center/elementary level

Life Science

42 Explore Science topics include earth science, life science, physical science, and air/space science.
Virginia DEQ Kid's C.A.V.E Virginia Department of Environmental Quality/Caring about Virginia's Environment for kids

National Wildlife Federation

Great resource for information about the wildlife of the world.
National Zoo Everything you need to know about the Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Journey North Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, bald eagles, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes -- and other birds and mammals, the budding of plants, changing sunlight and other natural events. Find standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context. Widely considered a best-practices model for education, Journey North is the nation's premiere "citizen science" project for children. The general public is also welcome to participate.
Zoom Dinosaurs Zoom Dinosaurs is a comprehensive on-line hypertext book about dinosaurs. It is designed for students of all ages and levels of comprehension. It has an easy-to-use structure that allows readers to start at a basic level on each topic, and then to progress to much more advanced information as desired, simply by clicking on links.
Zoom Mammals Site provides elementary students pictures and factual information about a large number a variety of mammals.
The Case of the Disappearing Frogs Students learn a wealth of information as they play detective and try to solve the case.
The Chesapeake Bay Program Resource for information about the Chesapeake Bay and the program to restore it.
Defenders of Wildlife Kids' Planet Site provides an Electronic Fact Sheet on Over 50 Species, Gives students ways to defend and enjoy the environment, Conditions of the world's Wolf Population, Wild Life Games, Cool Stuff, and  Teacher Table that includes: Wolf Curriculum, Sea Otter Unit, Florida Black Bear Curriculum, Wildlife Bibliography, and Lessons
Animal Information Database Searchable site of Animal Information
eNature National Wildlife Federation - American's Wildlife Resource
Biomes of the World Site provides information about Biomes of the World, Freshwater Ecosystems, and Marine Ecosystems
Biology of Plants Learn about how plants start to grow, plant parts, making food, pollination, seed dispersal, plant adaptations, and plants and life on earth.
Explore the Brain and Spinal Cord Neuroscience for Kids: Learn about brain basics, higher functions, spinal cord, the neuron, sensory systems methods and techniques neurological and mental disorders, methods and techniques, peripheral nervous system, and drug effects.
EE Link Endangered Species Resource provided about endangered species list; extinct species; species facts, data, and pictures; laws and policy; current news events and sources; and education and interactive kids stuff
World Endangered Species ThinkQuest This web site explains what an endangered species is, what caused it to be endangered, and what we can do to help prevent its complete extinction. Some causes for endangerment and extinction are a species' population explosion, chemical usage, hunting and trapping, and pollution. An extensive list of endangered animals and plants provides species details and maps. is dedicated to providing all the best endangered species information, links, books, and publications regarding rare and endangered species.  This site also includes information about conservation efforts and endangered species organizations that are dedicated to saving and preserving the world's most endangered wildlife and plant life.

National Wildlife Federation National Wildlife Federation inspires Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. We have been working to protect America's wildlife since 1936. We represent the power and commitment of four million members and supporters joined by affiliated wildlife organizations in 47 states and territories. We channel the energy of thousands of volunteers from all walks of life to take action because they care about wildlife.We unite Americans in their shared value of wildlife conservation.

Physical Science

Welcome to Chem4Kids! If you are looking for chemistry basics, visit this site. It has information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions and biochemistry.
ChemBalancer Chembalancer is a little online game to teach balancing equations. You type numbers in front of each molecule until there are the same number of atoms on both sides of the equation, then click the 'Balanced' button.
WebElements Periodic Table of Elements. All elements are linked to very informative informational pages.
The Particle Adventure Interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors.

General Science

American Museum of Natural History presents Ology OLogy means "the study of." And here on the American Museum of Natural History's OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies: Archaeology, Astronomy, Biodiversity, Earth, Paleontology, Einstein, Genetics, and Marine Biology.

Super Science Fair Projects

This web site offers resources to assist middle and high school school students in the process of completing a science fair project.  It provides ideas for projects, helps students develop a project timeline, keep a science log, research a project, follow and complete the six steps of the scientific method, and make a display board.

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