Science Spotlight: Online Resources for Learning
handout of the PowerPoint presentation
2012 Science Update
at Western Illinois University is also available.
Amusement Park Physics - Explore the physics behind some of the most popular amusement park rides.
Shockwave Physics Choose an activity from their collection of 20 interactives that will allow you to manipulate variables and see the effects, such as RGB lighting.
Nobel Prize Physics Choose one of the 17 online activities to learn more about physics.
Junkyard Wars Games Build your own dragster.
Energy Quest Explore an interactive room with links to pages with energy information. Also go to the movie room for videos.
Electro City Manage your own virtual cities to learn about energy and environmental management.
Energyville - Explore how our decisions about energy impacts the earth.
iknowthat.org Optics Zap some ants, save the earth, and discover how light works!
Exploratorium Online Activities Make your own telescope, try the dot maker for music or hit a fast ball.
Little Shop of Physics Go to the resources area and check out all the activities available for physics.
FOSS Web Activities Magnetism, levers/pulleys, sound, solar energy, matter & energy.
Funderstanding - Experiment with the an assortment of variables to determine the best settings for the fastest coaster.
Toxic Mystery - Learn about toxic substances that can be found in a home.
American Chemical Society Online games and activities exploring chemistry concepts that are sure to get your students thinking!
ZOOM Kitchen Chemistry Explore the chemistry of acids and bases in a virtual kitchen.
Strange Matter Investigate various objects in close detail and learn about matter.
IPPEX Online Matter Interactive tutorial about atoms, ions, element, molecules, and more.
PhET Simulations Over 20 simulations to help you learn chemistry concepts.
Paul’s Quest (Polymers) Learn about polymers while helping Paul complete his quest.
JLab Games & Activities - Visit this website from the Jefferson Lab to explore a variety of great chemistry games and puzzles.
Earth Science Resources
Featured Sites - Weather:
Monster Storms - Students learn about hurricanes as they analyze satellite images and storm data to predict the path and magnitude of an approaching storm.
EdHeads Weather - Challenges students to report the weather and develop a forecast.
Discovery Storm Chasers Game Learn about tornadoes by playing this interactive game!
Scholastic Interactive Weather Maker Adjust temperatures and relative humidity to see how it affects the weather.
PhEt Simulations for Earth Science A dozen interactive activities to help you investigate Earth Science concepts.
Learner.org Volcanoes Combines information about volcanoes with several interactive activities and videos.
Earthquakes for Kids (USGS) Check out their animations related to earthquakes or learn about recent quakes.
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AstroVenture You are challenged to search the universes to find a planet and develop it for human habitation. NASA astronauts will teach you how to use the tools needed to complete the mission.
NASA Kid’s Club Visit the homepage for the kid’s area of the NASA website to see all the games and activities that are available.
NASA Interactive Features Archive A listing of all the interactive features available on the NASA website.
Explore the Solar System Your navigation computer has failed so you must use the onboard tools to explore the solar system and find the way home.
Ology Astronomy - Learn about space through these online activities and quizzes.
Life Science Resources
Featured Sites - Ecology & Biology:
A Walk in the Woods Take a virtual stroll through the woods and explore nature.
Great Plant Escape Learn about plants as you help Bud and Detective LePlant solve six cases.
Nab the Aquatic Invader Learn about aquatic invaders around the globe.
Ology Biodiversity Explore biodiversity with the interactive games at this site.
Science Spot: Cells & Microscope Links - Explore the sites available on this page for great interactives exploring cells and the microscopic world. A worksheet for an online scavenger hunt for microscopes and an activity page for electron microscopes are also available.
DNA from the Beginning - This site provides genetic information along with a variety of animations and problems to help reinforce student learning.Nobelprize.org - Check out all the medicine-related activities available on their website, such as Blood Typing, Pavlov’s Dogs, and DNA: The Double Helix.
GEEE in Genome Explore any of the 8 games available to learn about genetics and heredity.
Bugsville Download this game to breed ladybugs and explore the probability of spots.
Dragonfly TV Dog Breeding This activity will challenge your knowledge of dominant and recessive traits as you attempt to breed certain types of puppies.
DNA Workshop Explore this activity from PBS to learn about DNA replication and protein synthesis.
Ology Genetics - Explore genetics and heredity with the interactive games at this site.
Reconstructors Solve the three cases to learn about the helpful and harmful drugs. Teaching materials are also available for each series.
Outbreak at Waters Edge - Investigate an outbreak and determine its source to prevent others people from getting sick.
Immune Attack Download this interactive game and learn how to defend the human body against bacterial infection.
Science Pirates Play this downloadable game to learn about science and food safety.
Aspire - Explore this website for anti-smoking information and games.
Quest for the Code Learn about asthma as you explore this site and complete the required tasks.
Remission - Download this game and learn how to help the body fighting cancer cells.
BlueKids.org Choose from 7 different games to learn about the human body, nutrition, personal safety, and more!
Shodor Interactivate - A large collection of math simulations and interactive activities for every math topic!
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives One of the best resources for computer-based simulations and tutorials.
NCTM Illuminations Another great resource for quality math games!
Labyrinth - Math-based puzzles and narrative in which students work to find their lost pet.
Academic Skill Builders - A variety of math games that can be used on a computer or with an Internet connection to a Wii.
Math Playground Over 15 manipulatives for you to use with your students.
BBC Math Games Wheel A collection of 12 fun math games that your students will enjoy!
Create-A-Graph An easy-to-use online tool to make an assortment of graphs for your science labs and activities.
The Science Spot was developed in March 1999 by
8th Grade Science Teacher @ Havana Junior High, Havana, IL
Activities, lessons, & worksheets available on any page of this web site are intended for use by a single teacher in his/her classroom or to share at
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