Educational Web Sites
The addresses on these sites are checked just one time per year – some may have changed
Curriculum Area Activities:
1. www.bigchalk.com - activities for Elementary, Middle & High School in areas of the curriculum – “Homework Subjects”, “Study Helpers”, “Interactive”, & “Fun to Learn”
2. www.surfnetkids.com - syndicated newspaper columnist, mother, wife and Net surfer supreme has listed her site recommendations for kids and families
3. http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/ - activities for Elementary, Middle & High School in areas of the curriculum
4. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ - Enchanted Learning produces children's educational web sites and games which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.
5. http://marcopolo-education.org/- MarcoPolo is a partnership between MCI WorldCom and seven renowned educational organizations. The web sites are geared primarily toward K-12 teachers and has some family activities.
6. http://edservices.saskschool.ca/curr_content/onlineteach/inderectinstruction/readingformeaning.htm - tons of neat web quests in all areas of the curriculum.
7. http://www.stufun.com - Stufun is a site for elementary kids working on grammar. It provides grammar games, puzzles, and printable worksheets to use with students.
8. www.aaamath.com – great for basic to advanced math skills – all levels
1. http:/atozteacherstuff.com - A to Z Teacher Stuff - Created by a teacher for teachers -- This site was designed to help you find online lesson plans and teacher resources more quickly and easily. Online since 1997, the site has grown to thousands of pages.
2. http://www.askeric.org/ Resources & Lesson Plans
3. http://subscribe.eb.com/freetrial/ Encyclopedia Britanica free 14-day trial
4. http://kids.mysterynet.com/ Solve a mystery - reading comprehension
5. http://www.awesomelibrary.org/ Lots of information geared toward special education.
6. http://www.healthteacher.com Complete lesson plans for all grades on a variety of topics.
7. http://www.nwf.org Excellent site for information about keeping wildlife in our world - lots of links.
9. http://www.yucky.com fun, but vulgar human anatomy information.
10. http://www.aimsedu.org/ This is great site for puzzles and solutions, as well as sample activities in math in science.
11. www.howstuffworks.com This site provides simple explanations of how hundreds of things work (cell phones, credit cards,etc.)
More Teacher Web Sites
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
http://www.eb.com Encyclopedia Britannica
http://www.globalschoolnet.org/Well Connected Educator
http://www.education.umn.edu/CAREI/Reports/Rpratice/Fall99/web66.htm WEB66: K12
World Wide Web Project
http://www.askeric.org Ask Eric Education Information
http://www.puzzlemaker.com Puzzlemaker (On line)
http://www.lightlink.com/bobp/wedt The Wordsmyth English
http://quizplease.com Online quiz maker
http://www.teachercreated.com Teacher Created Materials
Science and Math Related Web Sites (50+ SITES)
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/mathmagic Fun site for math problem-solving activities online and projects to join.
http://www.c3.lanl.gov/mega-math There are interesting lessons on this site that are fun.
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/teachers Another part of the site for math that has lesson plans and ideas.
http://www.eia.doe.gov You can access lots of materials out of this site for energy studies.
http://www.webcom.com/wcwww Good learning resources on whales and wildlife.
http://www.bev.net/education/SeaWorld Cool site to access lots of materials or information on sea animals.
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild Starchild has great astronomy activities and information.
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/interactive This site is filled with many resources and lesson plans are usable.
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/ This site has visual images and terrific graphics to compliment the lessons in the site above this one.
http://www.hcc.hawai.edu/dinos This site is very interactive and has great pictures of dinosaurs. Real pictures of dinosaur skeletons are there to view.
http://www.volcano.und.nodak.edu Another great site from NASA. This site can be utilized for independent research, anything you want to know about volcanoes. It has a map of volcanoes around the world that are currently active.
http://www.enter.net/~holostudio This takes awhile to load, but is well worth it. There is a neat holography project going on with the Titanic. The site has won all kinds of awards.
http://www.mtlake.com/cyberkids This is an online magazine for kids and mine love it.
http://www.jumbo.com/ This is a shareware/freeware site and is like a bigggggg department store.
http://isteonline.uoregon.edu/ Long load time, but has lots of online teaching information.
http://www.pacific.net.net/~mandel This is a neat site because it is a teacher-idea exchange. First year teachers can get good solid information from veteran teachers and there are good lesson plans. This is a teacher to teacher site.
http://www.gsh.org/ Project registry caught my eye. The site is well organized.
http://www.ceismc.gatech.edu/BusyT/TOC.html You have to really look around in this site, but every subject you could want is represented and there are lesson plans.
http://faldo.atmos.uiuc.edu/TUA_Home.html This site is interesting and also has lots of interesting lesson plans for K-12.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/kids Just in case you want kids to write the President for some reason this site gives the way to do it.
http://www.nara.gov/ Good genealogy site for identity units, genetics, etc.
http://www.seds.org More space science. Very cool tour the galaxy and planets stuff. Very good visuals.
http://www.nj.com/yucky/body Just what the kids talk about, yucky stuff. The human body eye goo, burps, etc. are found here and even sound to go with it.
http://www.geologylink.com/ Great virtual field trips and geological information. Large site.
http://www.nationgeographic.com/main.html Excellent site and geographically loaded with info. The jason Project is listed here.
http://webdirectory.com/ Great info site for things you might want to look at or hard to find stuff.
http://www.acs.org American chemical society site and has K-8 chemistry activities.
http://www.iawq.org.uk/ Excellent site to link to others, like the best water sites on the net.
http://wn.apc.org/afwater/index.htm Culturally applicable for African connections. This site is like taking a journey to Africa and taking a look at what the water problems, etc. are in Africa. It is really interesting.
http://nps.gov This is the National Park Service site and has good information to be downloaded. Teachers may use it to get to the water resources division and access partnership possibilities.
http://iflowers.com/ This is a virtual flower bouquet site. Socialization can be enhanced if students want to send flowers to someone.
http://webcrawler.com/select/sci.earth.html Nice curriculum materials in earth sciences. The maps have great graphics and very usable materials.
http://www.eric.ed.gov/ This is a very good site for parents and teachers. It is loaded with information.
http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/eek/ This is Wisconsin's Division of Natural Resources site and has a great informative kids section.
http://www.petersononline.com/ THE bird site and great for research projects.
http://cmex-www.arc.nasa.gov/ Live from Mars site. Career interest web chat.
http://www.perp.com/whale The exploding whale site. It takes awhile (30 mins) to download the actual video of the scene.
http://www.glacier.rice.edu/ Teachers in the Antarctic CUCME. It is cool to visit and great for research.
http://www.telescope.org/education.php Another WOW WEE site Bradford robotic telescope.
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/ Great current weather maps and info.
http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/ UW Madison gradschool research site. Info site for space science/engineering.
http://www.atmos.uiuc.edu/ University of Illinois geosciences weather maps and weather. Good site for weather news and accessing info.
http://www.greatlakesed.org/ Water site for great lakes and is full of usable information. I may try to get our Liquid Survival site linked there.
http://epa.gov/ Excellent environmental site and resource accessing. Great site for Kids off of main page.
http://www.aip.org/ Wow! Physics issues, education, whatever is offered here. I like the career section.
http://www.flash.net/~scitech/links.htm This is an information site linking professional science organizations and is very information laden.
Science Web Sites by Units
INTERNET SITES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL USING CORE CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK
PROPERTIES AND FORMS OF MATTER
ATOMS AND MOLECULES
TYPES OF ENERGY, HEAT AND TEMPERATURE, FORCE AND MOTION, CONSERVATION AND TRANSFER OF ENERGY, AND SIMPLE MACHINES
ABIOTIC SITES LANDFORMS AND CHANGE
EARTH'S MOTION and SPACE
ROCKS AND MINERALS
CLASSIFICATION OF LIVING THINGS AND MICROORGANISMS
ECOSYSTEMS, BIODIVERSITY, AND PLANTS
HUMAN STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS AND MICROSCOPY
REPRODUCTION AND HEREDITY