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5th Grade Science

[Mixtures and Solutions] [Landforms] [Variables] [Environments]

 

 

 Mixtures and Solutions - Grade 5

 

1. Foss web site on Mixtures and Solutions

URL: http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/MixturesandSolutions/index.html

2. CHEM4KIDS
URL: http://www.chem4kids.com/index.html
This site includes a variety of information, activities, and a glossary relating to chemistry.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

3. Chemical Elements
URL: http://www.chemicalelements.com/
Up to date periodic table created especially for K-12 students.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

4. Comic Book Periodic Table
URL: http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/
Click on an element in this table and see full, referenced comic book pages and covers involving that element. See how comic book heroes have been influenced by chemistry.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

5. Ask a Scientist or Engineer
URL: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/events/estme/ask.htm
Each year the National Science Foundation invites kids of all ages to ask questions and then they find experts to answer them. This site allows you to browse through or search previous years' questions.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

6. Bill Nye's Online Labs
URL: http://www.nyelabs.com/
This site contains Bill Nye the Science Guy's online labs which contain chemistry experiments.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

7. Grow a Borax Snowflake
URL: http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/boraxsnowflake.htm
Follow these instructions to create a borax crystal snowflake.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

8. 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

9. Interactive Periodic Table
URL: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~chem/web-elements/
Welcome to WebElements includes an interactive and clickable periodic table. You can access information about the different elements by clicking on their symbol on the table.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

10. Science of Candy: Rock Candy Recipe
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/candy/recipe-rockcandy.html
Find out about the science of candy and how to make rock candy at this Exploratorium website.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

11. The mineral borax
URL: http://www.borax.com/borates1.html
This site explains what the mineral borax is, and where it is mined and refined.
Module: Mixtures and Solutions

12. Tryscience.org Field Trips
URL: http://www.tryscience.org/fieldtrips/fieldtrip_home.html
Use an interactive map of the world to find and explore a science and technology center or museum near you. You can also find online adventures and field trips, ideas for experiments at home, plus live webcams. TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. TryScience is brought to you through a partnership between IBM Corporation, the New York Hall of Science (NYHOS), the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), and science centers worldwide.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Measurement, Physics of Sound, Variables, Mixtures and Solutions, Ideas and Inventions, Models and Designs, Electronics, Force and Motion

 

 

 

 

 Landforms - Grade 5

 

1. Foss web sites on Landforms

URL: http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/Landforms/index.html

2. American Experience: Hoover Dam
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/hoover/
Rising more than 215 meters (700 feet) above the raging waters of the Colorado River, it was called one of the greatest engineering works in history. This PBS website includes information about the film, people and events, a timeline, maps, and a teacher guide that supports the film.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Landforms

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. Color Landform Atlas of the United States
URL: http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/states/states.html
This site includes a number of downloadable maps and satellite images for each state.
Module: Landforms

5. Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles: EROS Data Center
URL: http://edc.usgs.gov/bin/searchengine/search/search.pl
Search for digitized aerial photographs for your area, using either a map, key word, or with latitude and longitude
Module: Landforms

6. Digitally-shaded Relief Map of the United States
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/reports/misc/Misc._Investigations_Series_Maps_(I_Series)/I_2206/usa_dem.gif
This black-and-white map of the lower 48 states of the U.S. is a digitally enhanced, shaded relief map showing many of the significant landforms and physiographic provinces. You can download more information and a digitized version from
Module: Landforms

7. Earth from Space/Water Habitats
URL: http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/efs/
Search this NASA website for images and information about Earth's various water habitats. Photos are aerial views taken from the Space Shuttle.
Module: Landforms

8. EROS Data Center
URL: http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/
Information about maps and aerial photographs of the U.S. that are available for purchase.
Modules: Landforms, Earth History

9. Get Lost: The Compass Game
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/everest/earth/lost.html
This PBS/Nova site includes an interactive game that lets you find your way with a compass. You can play it online if you have right plug-ins or download a Mac or Windows version.
Module: Landforms

10. Grand Canyon Explorer
URL: http://www.kaibab.org
A large resource of information about the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas.
Module: Landforms

11. Hoover Dam: A National Historic Landmark
URL: http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/
This website about Hoover Dam is sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). It includes the Story of Hoover Dam, Education Information, and notes about visiting Hoover Dam.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Landforms

12. Learning Web:U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/education/
The Learning Web is a portion of the USGS web dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps. Learn how Biology, Geology, Hydrology, and Geography can help us understand our changing world.
Modules: Earth Materials, Landforms

13. Making 3D Glasses
URL: http://terraweb.wr.usgs.gov/TRS/kids/glasses.html
This site from the USGS includes directions for making your own pair of glasses for viewing special stereo images in three dimensions.
Module: Landforms

14. Park Geology Tour of National Parks
URL: http://www2.nature.nps.gov/geology//tour/
This site includes information about the geology of many U.S. National parks. Includes a geology photo database.
Module: Landforms

15. Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University Of Texas Library Online
URL: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/
Includes a great variety of digitized maps from around the world, including national parks and state maps.
Modules: Landforms, Earth History

16. River of Resource
URL: http://cgee.hamline.edu/rivers/Resources/index.html
River of Resource is a place where students can find a variety of information about rivers from around the world.
Module: Landforms

17. TerraServer
URL: http://terraserver.microsoft.com/
This site allows you to view images from the earth taken during the past 30 years. Go see if your city is listed.
Module: Landforms

18. TerraWeb for Kids: U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://TerraWeb.wr.usgs.gov/TRS/kids/
A set of images, activities, and interactions dealing with remote sensing and image processing.
Module: Landforms

19. The Colorado River in Grand Canyon: How Fast Does It Flow?
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/fs/FS-168-97/
Opening the jet tubes at Glen Canyon Dam on March 26, 1996, released from Lake Powell a controlled flood of water that traveled down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. How fast did the water move? How long did it take for water to reach a particular point along the river?
Modules: Landforms, Earth History

20. 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

21. U.S. National Parks Page
URL: http://www.us-national-parks.net/
Provides information on all U.S. national parks. Includes information that will be of assistance in planning a trip or obtaining data about a park.
Modules: Earth Materials, Landforms, Earth History

22. 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

23. USGS Topographic Maps
URL: http://topomaps.usgs.gov/
The USGS sells nearly 70,000 topographic map titles. Find maps for your area by browsing the following website:
Module: Landforms

24. Virtual Field Trips
URL: http://www.desertusa.com/qtvr/du_qtvr.html
This site includes a virtual field trips with Quicktime VR for a number of national parks and other sites of geological interest.
Module: Landforms

25. VolcanoWorld
URL: http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/
A great resource for information about volcanoes.
Module: Landforms

26. 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

27. Yellowstone National Park
URL: http://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
Find loads of information about Yellowstone National Park at this National Park Service website. Topics include nature and science, for kids, education, and facts.
Module: Landforms

 

 

 

Variables - Grade 5

 

1. Foss web site on Variables

URL: http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/Variables/index.html

2. Amusement Park Physics
URL: http://www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics/
What variables and laws of physics affect amusement park ride design? At this website, you'll find out by designing your own roller coaster and experimenting with bumper car collisions.
Module: Variables

3. Cannon Investigation
URL: http://jersey.uoregon.edu/vlab/Cannon/index.html
Experiment with variables that affect the trajectory of a cannonball. You can vary the cannon angle, speed of the cannonball, wind factors, and more. After you shoot off the cannon, you can see the path the cannonball took on a background graph.
Module: Variables

4. How Airplanes Work
URL: http://travel.howstuffworks.com/airplane.htm
If you have ever wondered what allows a 747 -- or any airplane for that matter -- to fly, then read on! You will read about the theory of flight and talk about the different parts of a standard airplane, and more.
Modules: Variables, Levers and Pulleys, Ideas and Inventions, Models and Designs

5. How Does a Catapult Work?
URL: http://science.howstuffworks.com/question127.htm
Read text and view pictures to find out how a catapult works at this HowStuffWorks website.
Module: Variables

6. How Gliders Work
URL: http://travel.howstuffworks.com/glider.htm
From paper airplanes to the space shuttle during re-entry, there are many types of gliders. Find about the most common type of glider, often referred to as a sailplane.
Modules: Variables, Ideas and Inventions, Models and Designs

7. How to Think Like a Scientist
URL: http://science.discovery.com/convergence/roughscience/think/think.html
Find out what scientists do, what their responsibilities are and how you can think like a scientist.
Modules: Measurement, Variables, Models and Designs

8. To Fly Is Everything!
URL: http://invention.psychology.msstate.edu/air_main.shtml
This site is the Virtual Museum of the Invention of the Airplane. It includes a restoration of the movie of the Wright Brothers first flight, plus a interactive simulation of the 1903 Wright Brothers flight, 3-D models of early aircraft, a photo and movie gallery, a digital library, a plane database, and an Inventors Gallery.
Module: Variables

9. Tryscience.org Field Trips
URL: http://www.tryscience.org/fieldtrips/fieldtrip_home.html
Use an interactive map of the world to find and explore a science and technology center or museum near you. You can also find online adventures and field trips, ideas for experiments at home, plus live webcams. TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. TryScience is brought to you through a partnership between IBM Corporation, the New York Hall of Science (NYHOS), the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), and science centers worldwide.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Measurement, Physics of Sound, Variables, Mixtures and Solutions, Ideas and Inventions, Models and Designs, Electronics, Force and Motion

10. What's Inside a Computer?
URL: http://homeschooling.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kids-online.net%2Flearn%2Fc_n_l.html
Explore the inside of a computer with this interactive page at About.com.
Modules: Variables, Models and Designs

 

 

 Environments - Grade 5

 

1. Foss web site on Environments

URL: http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/Environments/index.html

2. Ask Doctor Global Change
URL: http://gcrio.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/gcrio.cfg/php/enduser/home.php
A reference service provided by Global Change Research Information Office (GCRIO) that assists in finding information and data relevant to global environmental change. Provides students with a searchable collection of answers to questions about issues related to climate change and students can submit questions of their own and explore related links
Modules: Environments, Diversity of Life, Populations and Ecosystems, Weather and Water

3. Bell Live! Online Eco-games
URL: http://www.bellmuseum.org/ecogames.html
From the University of Minnesota and the Bell Museum, online activities include Build-A-Prairie and The Watershed Game.
Modules: Environments, Populations and Ecosystems

4. Biosphere 2
URL: http://www.bio2.com/gallery.html
Take a virtual trip to Biosphere 2, a 204,000 cubic meter (7,200,000 cubic foot) sealed glass and spaceframe structure. It includes elements from the original Biosphere 1. Inside the structure you'll find seven wilderness ecosystems, including a rainforest and a 3,400,000 liter (900,000 gallon) ocean, as well as a human habitat which now houses interactive exhibits.
Module: Environments

5. 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

6. Environmental Defense Fund/Scorecard
URL: http://www.scorecard.org/
Find out how your community rates on the pollution scorecard. All you need to know is your zip code and you will get a report of the major polluters that affect your area.
Module: Environments

7. Environmental Explorers' Club
URL: http://www.epa.gov/kids/
This site is presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It includes several "rooms" in which you can explore the air, your environment, reycling, science, art, and plants and animals. Each area includes activities and resources to explore.
Module: Environments

8. EPA Student Center
URL: http://www.epa.gov/students/
Designed for older students, this site includes activities and resources dealing with the following topics: air, water, human health, waste and recycling, conservation, and more.
Module: Environments

9. Frogland
URL: http://allaboutfrogs.org/froglnd.shtml
This site is everything you always wanted to know about frogs.
Module: Environments

10. Kid's Corner
URL: http://biology.usgs.gov/features/kidscorner/kidscrnr.html
Explore the USGS Biological Resources Division for kids.
Module: Environments

11. NOAA's Photo Library
URL: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov
This collection of images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) includes many wonderful pictures of both land- and ocean-dwelling creatures, including bears, whales, birds, and walruses.
Module: Environments

12. The Nature Conservancy
URL: http://nature.org
This site is the home page for The Nature Conservancy, an environmental organization whose primary concern is preserving natural habitats for endangered species.
Module: Environments

 


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