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5th Grade - Social Studies: Social Systems (United States)

 

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5th Grade - Social Studies: Political Systems (United States)

 

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3-5 Science - Engineering Design

 Engineering Adventures  Boston Museum Activities
 RubeGoldberg  Official Rube Goldberg Site, Iformation, Ideas and Game
 Trap-O-Matic  Game, build a machine with a mousetrap to catch a mouse
 Goldburger To Go  Rube Goldberg type game from PBS
 Engineering for Kids  Several different games related to engineering topics
 Exploratorium  Lots of Info, activities, and games
Ask Dr. Universe  Answers to lots of engineering questions
How Stuff Works  Lots of Info, Activities, great pictures, and more
Simple Machines - Label game  Label the parts of a Rube Goldberg-like machine.
Junk Box Wars  Project worksheets, checklists, rubric, and more to help you coordinate a Junk Box War; includes a library of goals
   

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5th Grade- Science - Earth and Space Systems

(gravity, gravitational force, sun, stars, planets, satellite/moon, shadows, day and night, stars and seasons, geosphere,
biosphere, 
hydrosphere, atmosphere, ocean and ecosystems, landforms and weather, earth's resources)

 

EARTH TOPICS  
Water in Earth's Spheres Activities for water in the 4 spheres & good powerpoint for teacher to use
Earth's Water from Space Satellite images of Earth's water systems
Ecosystems Dirtmeister's how does acid rain effect an ecosystem?
Ecosystem Kids can learn about the causes and effects of climate change
Environmental Kids Club How to take care of planet Earth
Environmental Education for Kids Facts and activities on everything environmental from the Wisconsin DNR
Environmental Kids Club How to take care of planet Earth
Eco-Kids Several fun eco games for learning about our environment
Earth Day for Kids Activities and games for Earth Day
Energyville Create your own virtual city and decide how to power it by using solar, wind, coal, and other resources
Ecosystem Kids can learn about the causes and effects of climate change
Energy Quest Energy Quest's interactive site: Movie Room, Energy Vampires, Time Machine, Solar Facts, Jigsaw Puzzles, Change a Light, Change the World, News
The Water Cycle Interactive Water Cycle Diagram

 

SPACE TOPICS  
Amazing Space Video, images and articles about everything space related
Hubble Site Extensive Hubble site with links to the News Center, Gallery, Discoveries, Telescope, Astronomy, Museums and Reference Desk
Interactive Eclipse Diagram Students can label the diagram of both a solar and lunar eclipse
McDonald Observatory Shadows, stars, and moon activities
Moon and Tides ZOOM: Moon and Tides from Enchanted Learning
NASA NASA's official home page
NASA for Students NASA's site for students: Picture Dictionary, Play and Learn, Find It Fast, Stories, Career Corner, In the Spotlight, Kids Club
NASA Kids Club NASA's Kids Club with information and activities
Neave Observatory Interactive star map you can set to your location
Peoria's Astronomical Society News, Archives, Learning Topics, Calendar, Downloads, Gallery, and Links
Planet Tac Toe Trivia questions tic tac toe from Star Child
Planet Weight Find your weight or the weight of any object on any of the planets
Planets Exploring the Planets: National Air and Space Museum provides links to planets, asteroids, comets, tools of exploration, Voyager and more
Smithsonian: Air and Space Online exhibits from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Solar System Simulator Choose your vantage point and space object to see where it is right now
Solar Views Information about our solar system: planets, comets, asteroids, meteors and history of space exploration as well as lesson plans and activities
Space Camp Programs, Information, Museum and Links
Star Child A learning center for young astronomers
Sun ZOOM Sun from Enchanged Learning
Universe Explore the Universe, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Windows to the Universe Our Planet, The Solar System, Astronomy & the Universe, Space Weather, Space Missions, Images and Multimedia

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5th Grade- Science - Matter and Its Interactions

(Matter, particles, gases, states of matter, properties of materials, chemical changes)

 Chem4Kids  Good explanation of the  states of matter
 Elephant's Toothpaste  Easy and fun experiment to show an exothermic reaction, video instructions included
 Kid Safe Chemical Reactions  Several experiments, games and puzzles
 Blobs in a Bottle  Experiment about molecular polarity, video included
 Properties of Materials  Kid cyber: list of many materials and their properties
 States of Matter  Experiments, puzzles, and games about the states of matter
 Science Kids: Properties of Materials  Games, projects, quizzes on properties of materials
 Science Online Matter  Many activities and lessons on interactions of matter
 What is Chemistry?  Physical and Chemical Changes
 States of   Matter,  How Stuff Works  Many activities and projects on matter
 States of Matter Archive, Steve Spangler  A plethora of science experiments on matter, complete with pictures and video
 Dirtmeister's Changes in Matter  Lesson and activity on changes in matter 
 Better Lesson  Activities on gravitational force

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5th Grade- Science - Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

(Plants needs, photosynthesis, plant life cycle, energy flow in an ecosystem)

 Flow of Energy in an Ecosystem Good diagrams and video about energy flow in ecosystem
 Life Cycle of a Plant Interactive game about the life cycle of plants
 Photosynthesis For Kids  Diagrams, pictures and explanation of photosynthesis in kid friendly format
 Plant Life Cycle: PBS Plant life cycle activity
 Putting Together with Light  Good diagrams and explanation of photsynthesis and energy flow
 What Plants Need?  BrainPop game and quiz about plant life cycle
   
   
   

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5th Grade- Science - Miscellaneous

Science Bob Lots of simple experiments on many topics with video instructions
Several Sites for Kids Many different websites with interactive capabilities.
Spangler Experiment Archive Step by step directions with pictures and video for many experiments.
Hooked on Science Experiment archive connected to NGSS.
Science A-Z Some free samples of science activities, subscription is $99
Bozeman Science Videos, cards, and posters related to NGSS
Bill Nye  The Bill Nye official website with Science Fair ideas and videos
Gizmo Explore learning,GREAT interactive site that you can use for 30 days free
Discovery Education: Connect with Weather Get a behind the scenes look at the Weather Channe
Earth in Motion Interactive activity from the Adler Planetarium explains why Earth experiences seasons and has users properly place Earth in its orbit for particular seasons
Kidstorm Kids site from Illinois about Illinois weather conditions includes links for other weather sites
National Weather Service NWS storm prediction center
Tree House Weather Information and activities for students to learn about weather, climate, air pressure and all things related to those topics.  Very colorful and informative.
Weather Wiz Kids

Weather facts, diagrams, and much more good for student research

Weather Works How Stuff Works site on weather, lots of articles on specific weather conditions (tornados, flooding, etc) and videos as well
Web Weather Learn about thunderstorms, hurricanes, blizzards, types of clouds and much more; games to test your weather knowledge
What forces affect our weather? What affects our weather; links to The Atmosphere, The Water Cycle, Powerful Storms, Ice and Snow, Forecasting and Our Changing Climate

 

 BBC School Science Activities on a variety of science topics including Sun and the Earth and Life Cycles 
Educational Videos and Games Videos, activities, and games of many different science topics
Fact Monster Fact Monster – Reference to find information about science topics
Harcourt Science Our science text at Harcourt School Publishers
Learning Science Science interactives and resources for teachers and students over many topics
National Geographic Kids Games, puzzles, videos, and more are on this great kids science site (use Firefox)
Physics 4 Kids Facts on motion, thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, light & optics and modern physics as well as Chemistry 4 Kids and Cosmos 4 Kids
Science News for Kids Written in kid friendly format, this newspaper contains fascinating information on many different science topics.
Science Spot Resource for teachers and students including Daily Science Trivia, Puzzle Corner, Nature Center, Idea Factory and Mrs. T's Tech Corner
Science Monster Several activities on different topics
Scientific Method Video and quiz over the scientific method and its steps
Zoom: Kitchen Chemistry

Learn about acids and bases with this fun interactive game

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