6th - 8th Grade Social Studies: Geographic Representations

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6th - 8th Grade Social Studies: Finding and Evaluating Sources

 
   

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Science - Engineering Design

Architecture of the Arch Information about the construction of the Arch and the architect who designed it including a slide show of the building of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
Bridge to Classroom For use with Design and Modeling unit; includes Quake Country, Engineering for Earthquakes and Two Miles & 2,000 Hands
Building Big Explore large structures and what it takes to build them.  This site includes an interactive engineering lab, a databank of large structures, a local wonders segment, various challenges to complete, and a section all about engineers.
Building From Directions Practice with visualization of a design and communicating a design mathematically
Design Squad Nation Design Squad videos, hands-on engineering projects, and games
Discover Engineering This site allows you to try engineering activities, learn about various types of engineering jobs, and introduces you to real engineers.
Engineer Girl This site is all about engineering and includes fun facts, information on engineering careers, biographies on famous women engineers, and cool links.
Engineer Your Life This site showcase engineering careers and illustrate that an education in engineering is both desirable and within your reach.
Engineering Go For It This is an interactive website committed to promoting and enhancing efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education.
Engineering Interact Interactive site investigates the science of forces & motion, sound, light, & electricity.
Fantastic Contraption Fun, online physics puzzle game.
Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th  Century This site will help you explore the top 20 achievements and learn how engineering shaped a century and changed the world
How Everyday Things Are Made Explains the science behind everything from candy to airplanes
Incredibots Interactive site for building robots
Innovation HQ Travel through time, meet 3M scientists, and explore innovation.
Interactives- Amusement Park Physics  Interactive site exploring the physics behind amusement parks.
Interactive Sites for Education- Physics Interactive sites all about forces and motion
Kidsconnect Simple machines
MIKIDS.com Simple machines examples, lessons, interactives
Kismet Robotics
Math o This site is a great way to review geometric terms necessary for creating and reading sketches and designs.
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology This site features frequently asked questions about engineering, fun & exciting facts about engineering, and a glossary of engineering disciplines.
The Physics Front Physics & physical science resources for middle school
The Ruler Game This interactive game will allow you practice reading an English ruler.
Try Engineering Resource including the descriptions of the lifestyles and experiences of engineers, and on the different disciplines within engineering along with hands-on experiments and activities
Try Science Engineer it with try science- Field trips, experiments, and adventures

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6th Grade Science - Natural Selection and Adaptations

(Fossil records, lifeforms throughout history, anatomical similartities and differences among organisms, genetic variation in populations, animal adaptations)

   
   

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6th Grade Science - Interactions within an Ecosystem

 (Cause and effect relationships, interaction of biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems, predatory and mutually beneficial relationships in an ecosystem, food webs)

   
   

 

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6th Grade Science - History of Earth

(Rock strata, fossil record, formation of land forms, extinction, minerals, rocks, soil, water, properties of earth's materials, volcanoes, continental drift, plate techtonics, natural hazards, renewable and non-renewable resources)

   
   

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6th Grade Science - Weather and Climate

(Water cycle, interaction of air masses changing weather, weather patterns, climate, ocean currents)

   
   

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6th Grade Science - Miscellaneous

Bill Nye Broad collection of information and activities
Branches of Science Links Links to information on the branches of science
Cyberchase Interactive site including games, videos, and activities to  help kids develop strong problem-solving skills
Ecology Links Links to information on ecology
Edheads Edheads provides free, educational online games focused on science, math, and critical thinking!
Funology: The Science of Having Fun! Funology is the best place on the Web to find things to do. Not just while you're sitting at the computer, but anywhere.  It will teach you a million and one ways to make things, explore the world, and discover skills you never knew you had. You'll use words, numbers, facts, ideas, and objects you find around the house.
Future Channels Videos and information on math and science subjects
Gamequarium This site is for students and teachers of all ages who are in pursuit of fun, interactive learning experiences. The games, videos, and activities are arranged by subject to allow for ease of navigation.
Games and Quizzes: Many topics Games and quizzes on a variety of topics
Hot Science from PBS Nova Interactive archive on many topics

How Stuff Works

Short video clips on all topic areas
Lab Safety Links Links to information on lab safety
Lab Tools Links Links to information on lab tools
Life Science Links Links to information on life sciences
Learning Science Interactive games on many topics
Mad Science Network Informative, interactive site on all topic areas
Museum of Science and Industry Interactive exhibits and experiences on all topics
National Geographic Kids Short National Geographic videos, games, stories, and activities on a variety of topics
NIEH’S Kids Page Games, Activities, Riddles, Brainteasers, and more
Oceans Links Links to information on oceans
Oops!  Science & the Net Sites, experiments, and resources on a variety of science topics
Puzzle Palace This site is a huge collection of interactive logic puzzles.
School Time Games- Science Land Online science games
Science Crosswords Interactive science crosswords
Science Daily Source for latest research news
Science Games: Apples 4 the Teacher Interactive science games on a variety of topics
Science at PPPST General: power point presentations, games, wrkshts
Science of Everyday Enter a world of cool science through brain boggling games and virtual investigations.
Science Monster Lessons, games, and apps on Astronomy, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, and Technology.
Scientific Processes Links Links to informatin on scientific processes
StudyJams- Science Information, songs, games, and activities on various science topics
U.S. Dept of the Interior Kids Resources Kids resources for learning about the power of science, different cultures, history, and the outdoors.
Who Wants to Win a Million Dollars Interactive math, science questions

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6th Grade Science - Miscellaneous

   
   

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Creatures of the Deep Links to information on organisms that live in the deep sea biome.
Enchanted Learning:  All About Oceans Information, diagrams, and resources on ocean life.
Extreme Science Find the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of ocean extremes and learn about the science behind what makes each the most extreme example of its kind.,
Immersion Interactive site with ocean resources.
Marine Biology Informative site on marine biology
Missouri Botanical Garden Research Marine Ecosystems
National Geographic- The Ocean Explore the underwater world.
 
PBS: Secrets of the Ocean Realm This site includes all you ever wanted to know about sea life in the from of information, activities, broadcasts, photographs, quizzes and more.
Scuba Doc Information on Sea Snakes and other marine life that poses hazards to humans.
Sea & Sky Explore the Sea
The Sea Otter Dive site reviews, video clips, and a marine index archive including over 200 marine species.
Shark Friends This site is dedicated to educating visitors about sharks and other ocean organism.  It will dispel the myths and highlight the truths about animals that swim our oceans!
Whale Net

This site focuses on whales and marine research. It is sponsored by Wheelock College in Boston Massachusetts with support from the National Science Foundation. This site offers information for students, teachers, and the public.

Windows to the Universe This site is a rich array of documents, including images, movies, animations, and data sets, that explore the Earth and Space sciences and the historical and cultural ties between science, exploration, and the human experience