Topics include:

  • General resources
  • Convection
  • Electricity
  • Human Body
  • Matter
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Science Fair
  • Space and the Solar System

General resources:

BrainPOP – Science-related movies and links to information.

Educators National Science & Standards Lesson Bank – Standards-based science lesson plans, with step by step directions. (Need to create your own user name and password)

Elwha River Education – Resources, links, and lessons about the Elwha River (on the Olympic Peninsula) and all the implications of restoring the watershed to its original state.

How-toons – 1-2 page science experiments written as comics.

Ice Hotel Canada – Home – Website of the Ice Hotel in Quebec, Canada.

Miracle of Fall – Why do leaves change color? Fall-related foliage and other activities.

Nastic Movement (Plants in Motion) – Shows the nastic movements of plants, which are plant movements that occur in response to environmental stimuli but unlike tropic movements, the direction of the response is not dependent on the direction of the stimulus. Some of the most spectacular plant movements are nastic movements. These include the closing of the carnivorous Venus Flytrap leaf when it captures prey or the folding of the mimosa leaf when it is disturbed.

NDBC Science Education Pages – Answers to common questions with graphs and other illustrations to support the data.

Nobel Prize – You don’t have to be a genius to understand the work of the Nobel Laureates. These games and simulations, based on Nobel Prize-awarded achievements, will teach and inspire you while you’re having FUN.

NPS: Nature & Science – Information about endangered species, ecosystem management and restoration, and other biological issues in the National Parks.

Ology (National Museum of Natural History) – The museum’s Science website for kids…

Outside Still Open – The outdoors can also offer plenty of opportunities for learning activities—both inside and out. Though you may not be able to explore our national parks this season, you can still bring the science and wonder of the natural world right into your home. Our insightful and knowledgable educators compiled their favorite lessons and modified them for home just for YOU! These hands-on, interactive lessons will ensure that kids can continue to do what they do best: remain curious and explore the natural world.

Scientific method – An excellent lesson plan for teaching the Scientific Method.

Smithsonian Learning Lab – A free interactive platform for learning with all of the resources available through the Smithsonian.

Stories for Students – Thought-provoking stories on what’s happening in the world around you and features written for educators with lesson ideas, activities, links, and much more in a variety of subject areas.

Tool Index – Scientific interactive lessons that are arranged by grade levels.

U.S. Geological Survey – Links to scientific information regarding geology, mapping, and water.

Yuckiest Site on the Internet! – Interesting and disgusting facts about various topics. 


Convection – A diagram and explanation of convection.

Exploratorium: Science Snacks: Convection Currents – A simple experiment/demonstration to show convection currents in water.


Static Activities – Activities to explore static electricity. 

Human Body:

Build Your Wild Self – Create a new You! What would have to happen for us to adapt   (body part) ?

How the Flu virus works – A 3 minute video from NPR showing how a virus works and gets into our system.

Longevity Game – How life expectancy is affected by lifestyle habits.


Case of the Mystery Matter – An online investigation into matter (with presentation suggestions).

CELLS alive! – Information about cells, including humor and vivid pictures and illustrations.

Guess What?! – An experiment to see how scientists guess what atoms look like.

Kinetic Molecular Theory with Popcorn – A 15-minute edible lesson that teaches about heat, states of matter, and the kinetic molecular theory.


Dole 5 A Day – Easy-to-understand nutrition facts, charts, pictures, lessons, and activities.

Fit 4 the Classroom – On this site, you will find a series of elementary lesson plans with engaging activities and videos that can tie into your math, science and other subjects and demonstrate the importance of a balanced daily life. 


Amusement Park Physics – How do amusement park rides work? What physics are involved? What is their history? This site answers all these questions and more…

Science Fair:

Elmer’s Science Fair Central – A complete guide to science fair projects. There is even a link to send questions about projects.

Science Fair Primer – A site to help students get started and run a science fair project.

Science Fair Projects – Extensive and detailed step-by-step guide to doing a science fair project.

Space and the Solar System

Apollo 11: First Men on the Moon – Article with photos about the first steps by humans on the moon.

Apollo 11 – Audio and Video – Images and video from the Apollo 11 space mission

Mars Exploration videos – Videos sent back by the rovers on Mars.

Spooky Sounds from Across the Solar System – Have you ever wondered what space sounds like? This Soundcloud playlist takes you to space. Listen and find out what happens when scientists convert radio emissions to sound waves. Spoiler, the results are eerie to hear.