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 Insects - Grade 1

 

1. Foss web site on Insects

URL: http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/Insects/index.html

2. A Virtual Field Trip to an Apiary in Texas
URL: http://www.vftn.org/projects/bryant/navbar_pages/apiary_3.htm
See how honey is produced and extracted from commercial beehives.
Module: Insects

3. Bug Club
URL: http://www.ex.ac.uk/bugclub
The website for young entomologists. The Bug Club offers an on-line newsletter, information on the care of bugs, a simple bug classification guide, "ask-a-scientist," and the opportunity to have Bug Club pen pals with students in England.
Module: Insects

4. Bug Fun
URL: http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/ythfacts/bugfun/bugfun.htm
Includes collecting and caring for insects, insect crafts and projects, games, and insect jokes. Brought to you by the University of Kentucky.
Module: Insects

5. Bug Identification
URL: http://www.ex.ac.uk/bugclub/bugid.html
Step-by-step key to identify insects.
Modules: Insects, Diversity of Life

6. Bugscope
URL: http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/
The Bugscope project is an exciting opportunity for classrooms to remotely operate a scanning electron microscope to view their chosen specimens! The microscope is remotely controlled in real time from your classroom computer over the Internet using a web browser. Check out their photo archive for some fascinating images of insect structures up close. The Bugscope project is an educational outreach program for K–12 classrooms.
Module: Insects

7. Butterflies
URL: http://www.butterfliesstartingpage.nl/
Many links to all aspects of butterflies, butterfly gardens, supplies, and photos are listed here.
Module: Insects

8. Cambodian Handicrafts Silk Cultivation
URL: http://www.cambodia.org/clubs/khemara/
This site tells the story of silk production–from the mulberry harvest, to the spinning and weaving of thread. It is well illustrated with photographs.
Module: Insects

9. Center for Insect Science
URL: http://insected.arizona.edu/
The Center of Insect Science at the University of Arizona provides extensive resources for using insects in the elementary classroom.
Module: Insects

10. Cool Science
URL: http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/butterfly/index.html
Directions for making a paper-tube larva that turns into a butterfly.
Module: Insects

11. ENature
URL: http://enature.com/
This site features complete field guides to animals and plants. The regional search feature allows you to find species in your region.
Modules: New Plants, Insects, Animals Two by Two, Trees, Environments, Structures of Life

12. Insectlorepedia
URL: http://www.insectlore.com/xlorepedia_stuff/lorepedia_index.html
Find out more information about a variety of insects. Each entry in the Insectlorepedia features a close-up image of the insect.
Modules: Insects, Diversity of Life

13. Journey North
URL: http://www.learner.org/jnorth
Join classroom teams around the world in entering data on the signs of spring, such as the first sightings of hummingbirds, earthworms, robins, or butterflies.
Modules: New Plants, Insects, Animals Two by Two, Air and Weather

14. Making Silk in Lam Dong
URL: http://www.thingsasian.com/goto_article/article.702.html
Find out how silk is made in Vietnam. This site includes pictures of the process.
Modules: Insects, Fabric

15. The Saskatchewan Aquatic Insects Page
URL: http://www.usask.ca/biology/skabugs
This site from Saskatchewan, Canada, offers one of the best visual keys to identifying aquatic insects. As they say, "Take your waders off, wring out your socks, and stay awhile!"
Module: Insects

16. USDA's Insect Site for Kids
URL: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids/insects/insectintro.htm
Among the USDA's many offerings, you can find out why bugs are so important in so many ways.
Module: Insects

 

 

  Pebbles, Sand and Silt - Grade 1

 

1. Foss web site on Pebbles, Sand and Silt

URL: http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/PebblesSandandSilt/index.html

2. Ask a Geologist
URL: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/ask-a-geologist/
USGS earth scientists provide a limited service in which you may ask scientific questions about geology, geophysics, and geochemistry. You can e-mail any questions you have about earth science to geologists at this site, and you can browse through their frequently asked questions.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth History, Planetary Science

3. Association Of American State Geologists
URL: http://www.kgs.ukans.edu./AASG/
Includes links to websites and information from the various state geological surveys.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth Materials, Landforms, Earth History

4. J. C. Duff Sand & Gravel Limited
URL: http://www.jcduff.com/
An exciting virtual tour of a gravel pit, from the comfort of your computer desktop.
Module: Pebbles, Sand and Silt

5. Mineral Database
URL: http://www.mindat.org
Mindat.org is the largest mineral database on the Internet. It was started by Jolyon Ralph in 1993 as a PC mineralogy software package for his own use - and was launched for free on the web in October 2000. Currently there are 11,201 different minerals, varieties, and synonyms listed, and information on 164,151 mineral occurrences worldwide, from 31,135 different sites. You can even add your own mineral information and photos to the database.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth Materials, Earth History

6. Natural Gemstones
URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/gemstones/
This pamphlet from the U.S. Geological Survey includes useful information and terms concerning natural gemstones. For example, a natural gemstone is a mineral, stone, or organic matter that can be cut and polished or otherwise treated for use as jewelry or other ornament. A precious gemstone has beauty, durability, and rarity, whereas a semiprecious gemstone has only one or two of these qualities. A gem is a gemstone that has been cut and polished.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth Materials, Earth History

7. Rock Around the World
URL: http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/rockworld/
Mars scientists are asking students from around the world to help them understand the Red Planet. Send in a rock collected by you or your classroom from your region of the world, and they will use a special tool like the one on the Mars Rover to tell you what it is made of. Then everyone can compare their rocks to the ones found on Mars.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth Materials, Earth History, Planetary Science

8. Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, Vermont
URL: http://www.rockofages.com/quarry.htm
Founded in 1885, Rock of Ages has grown to include dozens of quarries producing the highest combined volume of dimensional granite in North America. From Barre Gray Granite, the finest gray granite available, to the unrivaled purity of Bethel White, Rock of Ages has very high standards for the granite it quarries and delivers.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth Materials, Earth History

9. Sand Castle Central
URL: http://www.sandcastlecentral.com/
Check out their tips and tricks to building great sand castles, and see the incredible photos of sand-sculpture competitions.
Module: Pebbles, Sand and Silt

10. Sands of the World
URL: http://www.ed.uri.edu/homepage/projects/ocean/Sand.html
This successful interactive project was initiated by a fourth-grade teacher in Rhode Island involved in a multiple-intelligences program. Students in grades 3–12 from around the world send in samples of sand for the class to analyze and photograph under microscopes. Check out the sand sampler for a collection of beautiful photos, or listen to the sounds of "singing sand."
Module: Pebbles, Sand and Silt

11. The Learning Web
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/education/
Explore things on, in, around, and about Earth, such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps. Shows how biology, geology, hydrology, and geography help us understand our changing world.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth Materials, Landforms, Earth History

12. USGS Publications Online
URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/products/books/
Provides access to a variety of electronic documents from the U.S. Geological Survey. Includes the Geologic Time and Fossils, Rocks, and Time brochures.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth Materials, Landforms, Earth History

13. Women Who Walk Through Time
URL: http://www.mines.utah.edu/geo/about_ES/video/
Encourages young women to consider the earth sciences as a career. Includes a variety of activities, information, project ideas, and links related to earth science. A companion piece to the Women Who Walk through Time video.
Modules: Pebbles, Sand and Silt, Earth Materials, Landforms, Earth History

 

 

 

 

 

 Solids and Liquids - Grade 1

 

1. Foss web site on Solids and Liquids

URL: http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/SolidsandLiquids/index.html

2. Archkidecture: About Structures
URL: http://www.archkidecture.org/index.html
A website for students who want to learn more about architecture, including projects you can build yourself.
Module: Solids and Liquids

3. Building Big
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/index.html
Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, Web site from WGBH Boston. Explore these structures: bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams, and tunnels.
Modules: Solids and Liquids, Models and Designs

4. Exploratorium Snacks
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/giant_sieve_sorter/index.html
Create a giant sorter for separating solids, simply using screens and a clear plastic tennis-ball tube.
Module: Solids and Liquids

5. How Fire Works
URL: http://science.howstuffworks.com/fire.htm
Find out where fire comes from and see why it behaves the way it does at this How Stuff Works website.
Modules: Solids and Liquids, Mixtures and Solutions, Solar Energy

 

 

 

 


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