Matter, Water Cycle,
is Matter. Very precise
definition of matter. Good definition of solids, liquids, and
gases. Includes the properties of each state.
and Liquids Simple changes in
matter. Very interactive. A Foss website.
Liquids, and Gases. Flash
animation. Cartoon format. Includes dissolving, reversible, and
irreversible changes. Each button has a different subject. Each
button takes about 45 seconds to load. Go back to the main menu to
load a new one. Can turn off music. Reading level grade 3+ A UK
School Science site.
of Matter. Gas, liquid, and
solid. Virtual demo of the molecules in the various states. A
Harcourt Science site.
of States of Matter. Good simple
virtual demo at the top of page, but not interactive. Very very
clear explaination of how each looks in a cube and the
characteristics each state has. Top part reading level is grade
3+. NASA site. The bottom part of the page is difficult reading.
of States of Matter. Good virtual
demonstration. One page explanation of the words used to describe
the states of the molecules in solids, liquids, and gases. Will
need an explanation of the words such as vibrate, compressed, and
particles. Reading level high grade 3+ Purdue chemistry
Very interactive. Simple explanations includes activity and
worksheet. a BBC site. Reading Level 3+
Around Us. Heat and cool gases to
see change. Sort materials into solids, liquids, and gas. Includes
a quiz. A BBC site. Grade 3+
and Irreversible Changes in Matter
Virtual experiment to change
matter. Very interactive. Change sugar, sand, coffee, flour.
Includes a online quiz. A BBC site. Grade 3+
Matter Exhibit Transform matter
with heat it, beat it, treat it. Can also Zoom Inside Stuff and
Improve Stuff. Grade 3+ to transform stuff. Reading level grade
high grade 3+ for additional information blurbs. An Ontario
Science Site supported by the National Science
Liberty. See irreversible changes
in matter. Click to see the Fireworks. Grade 1 + No reading. Not
much to do, but fun. A Kids Konnect site.
Simulation of an atom orbit. Little reading on the first page, but
more as students have to go through the web site. First and 2nd
page good for 3rd grade. The rest is grade 4+. Fear of Physics
Very detailed colorful one page format. Students will need
vocabulary development before reading. Includes atoms,
elements, compounds, and mixtures. Excellent large animation
of solid, liquid, and gas molucules. Cool interactive site in the
gas section where students can change the volume and temperature.
Cycle 1. Good flash demonstration
of the water cycle. No audio. Not much useable reading. Beginning
site. Grade 2+
Simple description of the evaporation and condensation processes
for reading. Kid Friendly drawings and reading. Grade
on the Move, the Water Cycle.
Very interactive Water Cycle Stages. Click to learn. Includes a
question on each cycle. Includes an interactive water puzzle
(game) and water on the move a flash movie. Grade 3+ From the kids
zone of the Ferguson Foundation.
Cycle from Earth Floor. Simple
colorful diagram. Grade 2+
Water Cycle. Colorful flash
detailed information on the water cycle. From the government EPA
for kids. Has complete audio for each section. Grade 2 +
Drop down menu to complete the sentences on the water cycle. Good
followup to instruction. Includes diagram. Jefferson lab. Grade
Cycle USGS. The complete water
cycle. Diagram can be changed to many languages such as Tongan,
Vietnamese, Punjabi, Pushto, Khmer, Thai etc. United States
is Energy. Clear explanation of
energy. Includes the Nuclear World, which has infomation about
atoms and matter. Electric Avenue explains how electricity works
and how water and nuclear reactors create energy. Game section not
good. Reading level grade 3+
Ant. Sources of energy all listed
on the first page. Energy games, online coloring book. Includes a
quiz, history, and biographies of famous people in energy. US gov
site. Grade 3+
is Energy with Tiki the Penguin.
Colorful cartoon format. Lots of reading. Discusses fossil fuels,
pollution, and the Greenhouse effect. Good section on renewable
energy. Very long but can divided into sections for younger
students to read. Reading level grade 3+
Constructor. Build a robot with
various energy sources. Put your robot into different enviroments
and see if it survives. Many environments to try. A United Kingdom
site. Grade 3+
the waves. Facts about light. A
spectrum to activate to see the colors of the rainbow. A virtual
demo shows the waves of water, sound, and light.
Refraction. Experiment online
with a prism. The angle and width of the beam of light can be
adjusted. Very interactive. A Molecular Expression site. Little
Energy. Takes a long time to
open. Good colorful explanation of How Energy is Generated. The
rest of site not as effective. Power Struggle is a game. Takes a
long time.A Seattle Power site.
Hog. Children's game site to
learn how to improve the use of energy in the home.
Includes a movie room with a
choice of energy related movies. Energy Vampires show how energy
is wasted. A Jeopardy type game "Watts That" and some online
jigsaw puzzles. Super Scientists biographies and photos. Has many
chapters of the Energy Story (TV) for additional information.
Movies are grade 4+ State of California site.
Smarts. Test your energy smarts
by trying these interactive games and quizzes: Energy In Motion
Wind Power Game, Storm Smarts Game, Meet the Line Mechanic, Indoor
Electric Safety House, Outdoor Electric Safety House, Natural Gas
Safety House, Energy-Smart House.
of Energy. Welcome to the world
includes three sections: Energy Efficiency World, Energy Safety
World, Natural Gas Safety World. Each section very comprehensive
but not interactive. The games are not good. Does include
certificates. Lots of reading. Good site for teacher information.
Grade 4+ Site sponsered by the National Grid which include power
companies in Northeastern USA.
Fun Science Sites
Driving in traffic with a variety of vehicles. Change the road
conditions, Miles per hour, and braking range. Can you stop in
time to avoid a crash. Grade 4+ A Fear of Physics
a Roller Coaster. A complex site
for building. Need points to get to each level. The physics of g
forces and velocity come into play here. No loops in the this
coaster. A United Kingdom site.
Word Search. Online search. Good
terminology. Colorful site. A one page reading site on each topic.
Not very intereactive, however all the words in color have an
illustrated dictionary featuring the wizard to explain the
terminology. Sites also on electricity, energy and matter, heat
and optics, and light and sound are child friendly with colorful
children's drawings to illustrate the reading. Reading level Grade
4+. An elementary Thinkquest site, Phocus on Physics.
Science 101. Put together all the
parts of the rocket to make it blast off. There are 4 different
rockets to choose from. Takes some time. Low band width so adding
some pieces may be slow. Rocket goes into orbit if you complete
the tasks. A Nasa site. Grade 4+
Science Faire volcano. Easy steps for building a play dough
volcano using a plastic bottle for the liquids. Good
Build a Volcano for your science fair. Most have directions. The
simplest one is out of Play Dough. Photos will give you some
Includes many games and interactive learning actitivies. Robot
Factory is fun. Phases of the Moon is very interactive and
instruction is audio. Activities are slow loading. Good
explanations of why things work. Click on the satellite to get the
menu. Science Alberta Foundation of Canada. Grade 4+
on Your Mind. A monster castle
game about electricity.
©2007: Sharon Chambers, MLIS
Last Modified Feb 2007