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 Magnetism and Electricity - Grade 3

1. Foss web site on Magnetism and Electricity

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

2. Little Shop of Physics
URL: http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/
This site contains online experiments that can be done using household items or using the computer.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

3. Sticky Tape
URL: http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/Stick.html
Static charge is experienced using strips of clear tape and a computer monitor.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

4. Antisocial Balloon
URL: http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/ASBalloon.html
This is an interesting experiment using a balloon and a computer monitor.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

5. Chronology: Bell Labs
URL: http://www.att.com/attlabs/reputation/timeline/
Time line of technologies pioneered at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories, beginning with the telephone in 1876 and continuing through 1993. Covers such innovations as electronic recording, sound motion pictures, transatlantic telephone services, stereo recording, transistors, the solar cell, and cellular phones.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Physics of Sound, Electronics

6. Electric Power Companies
URL: http://dir.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Business_to_Business/Energy/Electricity/Utilities/
Lists companies around the world.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

7. How Stuff Works
URL: http://www.howstuffworks.com
How Stuff Works is a great place to learn about the way all kinds of things function in the world. Learn about everything from guitars, to cruise missiles to the cells in your own body!
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

8. Toshiba NSTA ExploraVision
URL: http://www.toshiba.com/tai/exploravision/
From the site: "ExploraVision is a competition for all students in grades K–12. It is designed to encourage students to combine their imagination with their knowledge of science and technology to explore a vision of the future. Teams of students select a technology, research how it works and why it was invented, and then project how that technology may change in the future. They must then identify what breakthroughs are required for their vision to become a reality and describe the positive and negative consequences of their technology on society. Winning ideas have focused on things as simple as ball-point pens and as complex as satellite communications."
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Electronics, Force and Motion

9. AC/DC: What’s the Difference?
URL: http://
Find out about AC (alternating current) and DC (direct current) and why both are used at this PBS American Experience website, Edison’s Miracle of Light.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

10. 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

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. How Computer Monitors Work
URL: http://www.howstuffworks.com/monitor.htm
What is inside the black box known as a computer monitor? Check this How Stuff Works website to find out.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

13. How Does An Electric Circuit Work?
URL: http://www.connected-earth.com/Journeys/Howitworks/Telegraph/Wiresandcircuits/Howdoesanelectriccircuitwork/howdoesanelectriccircuitwork.htm
Find out how an electric circuit works and more at this Connected Earth site.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Electronics

14. How Electricity Gets to You
URL: http://www.srpnet.com/power/delivery/default.asp
Electricity is a precious resource. But have you ever wondered where electricity comes from, and what makes it all possible? There are many steps involved in delivering the final product, electricity, to you. Check out this website to find out.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

15. How Electromagnets Work
URL: http://science.howstuffworks.com/electromagnet.htm
The basic idea behind an electromagnet is extremely simple: By running electric current through a wire, you can create a magnetic field. Explore the devices that use electromagnets and try some electromagnetic projects for yourself.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

16. How Solar Cells Work
URL: http://science.howstuffworks.com/solar-cell.htm
Find out how solar cells convert the sun’s energy directly into electricity.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Solar Energy

17. How Speakers Work
URL: http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/speaker2.htm
Find out how a speaker (or headphone) translates electrical signals and translates them back into physical vibrations to create sound waves that you can hear.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Physics of Sound

18. How Television Works
URL: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/tv1.htm
Check out this website from How Stuff Works to find out how a television works, from what has to happen in your brain to the cathode ray technology that creates the image.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Models and Designs

19. More about Magnets
URL: http://www.scienceplace.org/science/magnet.shtml
Discover the history of magnets, how they work, how we use them and more. Information included about how magnets are used in televisions and other devices.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

20. The Animated Internet
URL: http://www.learnthenet.com/english/animate/animate.htm
Discover how the Internet really works. with less than 50 clicks of your mouse.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Models and Designs

21. The Internet
URL: http://www.bonus.com/bonus/scooter/scooterize.htmp?loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ebonus%2Ecom%2Fcontour%2Fbeakman%5Fjax%2Fhttp%40%40%2Fwww%2Ebeakman%2Ebonus%2Ecom%2Fbeakman%2Finteract%2Finter%2Ehtml&useragent=Mozilla%2F4%2E0+%28compatible%3B+MSIE+5%2E23%3B+Mac%5F
Find out how the Internet works by playing this interactive game with Beakman and Jax. The game requires the appropriate Shockwave plug-in and works best with a fast connection.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Models and Designs

22. The Magnetic Earth
URL: http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/educator/Earth79.html
Here´s a website to begin learning about the Earth´s magnetic field. This NASA website includes information, movies and pictures about magnetism, the magnetosphere and how Earth´s magnetic field shields the planet from solar storms.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

23. Theater of Electricity, Boston Museum of Science
URL: http://www.mos.org/sln/toe/toe.html
This site from the Boston Museum of Science includes load of information about their amazing Theater of Electricity. You can find information about the history and construction of the theater and its world´s largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator, Tesla coils, and lightning, plus photos, movies, and teacher resources.
Module: Magnetism and Electricity

24. Transistorized!
URL: http://www.pbs.org/transistor/album1/index.html
This brief introduction outlines personalities and organizations involved in the history of the transistor.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Ideas and Inventions, Electronics

25. 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

26. U.S. Wind Energy Projects
URL: http://www.awea.org/projects/index.html
Click on a shaded state to access information on existing and planned wind energy projects
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Solar Energy

27. What is Maglev?
URL: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blrailroad3.htm
Discover how maglev (magnetic levitation) is being used in the design of new transportation systems, such as railroads.
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Models and Designs

28. Wind Energy Fact Sheets
URL: http://www.awea.org/pubs/factsheets.html
These fact sheets are presented by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and include these topics and more:

How Wind Works
Wind Energy Potential -- Top 20 U.S. States
Economics and Cost of Wind Energy
Economics of Wind Energy Comparative Costs of Wind and Other Energy Sources
Modules: Magnetism and Electricity, Solar Energy, Weather and Water

Structures of Life - Grade 3

1. Foss Web site on Structures of Life

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

2. All About Snails
URL: http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Snails/
Learn about the snail, coloring activities, worksheets, clip art, stories and Internet-based lesson.
Modules: Animals Two by Two, Structures of Life, Diversity of Life

3. California Carnivores
URL: http://www.californiacarnivores.com/
Everything you ever wanted to know about carnivorous plants.
Modules: Structures of Life, Diversity of Life

4. Cool Science
URL: http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/vegquiz/veggie.htm
Match plants to the names of the plant parts in a salad that includes delicious stems, leaves, fruit, flowers, and roots.
Modules: New Plants, Trees, Structures of Life

5. Deep Ocean Creatures
URL: http://www.extremescience.com/DeepestFish.htm
Scientists are finding out more about the amazing creatures that live in the deepest parts of the ocean. Find out more about the creatures and how scientists study them.
Modules: Structures of Life, Diversity of Life

6. 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

7. Growing a Pineapple
URL: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/fruit/pineapple.html
Getting a pineapple top to take root is no mystery once you follow these instructions.
Module: Structures of Life

8. Kidsgardening
URL: http://www.kidsgardening.com/
The National Gardening Association provides parents and educators with ideas, resources, and information. Check here for grants for school garden projects.
Modules: New Plants, Trees, Structures of Life

9. KinderGarden
URL: http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/kindergarden/Child/Cgintro.htm
This site includes information and resources for growing and maintaining school gardens plus information about botanic and community gardens.
Module: Structures of Life

10. NOAA's Ark
URL: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/animals/index.html
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: Structures of Life

11. Plant Propagation Contest
URL: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/plant.html
There are lots of ways to get new plants from old ones. These instructions for a plant propagation contest sponsored by the National Junior Horticultural Association guide young learners in propagating plants via six methods of cuttings, as well as grafting, air layering, and division (not to mention seeds and fern spores).
Module: Structures of Life

12. Plants and Youth: Design and Build a Terrarium
URL: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG356
With this illustrated online guide from the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, students can have a great time designing and building simple terrariums using quart jars or goldfish bowls. (Note: A warm terrarium is perfect for sprouting as many grapefruit seeds as you have room for.)
Module: Structures of Life

13. Teaching about the Rainforest
URL: http://www.accessexcellence.org/AE/AEPC/WWC/1991/rainforest_tips.html
These nine ideas for learning about the rainforest involve students in classroom projects and field trips that enlarge their understanding of the importance of soil, seed dispersal, and growing conditions. The site includes a list of resources for such things as banana seeds, books, and software. (i unapproved this because as far as i can tell this page no longer exists)
Module: Structures of Life

14. USGS Biological Resources Division
URL: http://biology.usgs.gov/
This site includes a photo gallery, kid’s corner, education links, special interest stories, plus other information concerning the Biological Resources Division.
Module: Structures of Life

 

Water - Grade 3

1. Foss web site on Water

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

2. A Primer on Water Quality
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/pubs/FS/fs-027-01/index.html
Is the water safe for drinking? Can fish and other aquatic life thrive in streams and lakes that are affected by human activities? What is the water quality? To answer these questions, check out this U.S. Geological Survey site to find out what water quality means, how it is determined, and the natural processes and human activities that affect water quality.
Module: Water

3. EPA-Teachers-Waters Curriculum Resources
URL: http://www.epa.gov/teachers/curric-water.htm
Useful site with lesson plans, activities, and parent/teacher resources.
Modules: Water, Weather and Water

4. Global Warming Kids Site
URL: http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsors this global warming site just for kids. Includes information about weather and climate, what people do that affects climate, and how kids can make a difference.
Modules: Water, Weather and Water

5. Importance of Groundwater
URL: http://pasture.ecn.purdue.edu/~agenhtml/agen521/epadir/grndwtr/title.html
A hyptertext tutorial on the water cycle, water usage and water conservation.
Module: Water

6. National Weather Service Homepage
URL: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/
The home page for the National Weather Service.
Modules: Air and Weather, Water, Solar Energy, Weather and Water

7. Properties of Water
URL: http://www.omsi.edu/visit/physics/ww/background/science/basics/Properties.html
Find out the properties of water.
Module: Water

8. South Pole Research Station.
URL: http://astro.uchicago.edu/cara/vtour/pole/
Take a virtual tour of the South Pole. Learn about the history of exploration of the South Pole, learn about life there and concerns of living at the South Pole.
Module: Water

9. The Water Cycle
URL: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle.html
Very comprehensive U.S. Geological Survey website about the water cycle. It includes an interactive diagram and lots of photos. Available in 36 languages.
Modules: Water, Weather and Water

10. Water around the World
URL: http://windows.engin.umich.edu/cgi-bin/tour.cgi?link=/earth/Water/overview.html&sw=false&sn=531948&d
From the Windows to the Universe web site, this section describes our planet Earth and explains why water is so important to this planet and life itself. Find out Amazing Water Facts and how the Water Cycle works.
Module: Water

11. Water Cycle Overview
URL: http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hyd/smry.rxml
This site from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne includes a nice animation of the water cycle including various processes such as evaporation and condensation along with maps and photographs to illustrate them.
Module: Water

12. Water Cycle: Follow a Drip
URL: http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/followdrip.html
This site is part of the USGS Water Science for Schools web pages. Follow a drip through text and graphs as it travels around the water cycle.
Module: Water

13. Water Science for Schools
URL: http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/index.html
The U.S. Geological Survey maintains this site which includes information about various aspects of water, activities, images, and links.
Module: Water

14. Water Science for Schools
URL: http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/
The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site offers information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
Modules: Water, Weather and Water

 

 Measurement - Grade 3

1. Foss web site on Measurement

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

2. History of Measurement
URL: http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/CS255/JONIEMI/metricsystem.html
Learn about the history of measurement
Module: Measurement

3. How Many?
URL: http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/index.html
A dictionary of units of measurement.
Module: Measurement

4. 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

5. Metric Numbers to Remember
URL: http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/numbers.htm
This table contains numbers that people often memorize. Many of these are nicer round numbers, and easier to remember, in metric units than in old-fashioned units.
Module: Measurement

6. National Institute of Standards and Technology/Metric Program
URL: http://ts.nist.gov/ts/htdocs/200/202/mpo_hom2.htm
This page sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology is a good resource for information about transforming the United States into a 'Metric America.'
Module: Measurement

7. Reading a Min/Max Thermometer
URL: http://www.explorescience.com/activities/Activity_page.cfm?ActivityID=16
This Shockwave interaction challenges you to read a minimum/maximum thermometer.
Module: Measurement

8. Surveyor's Basic Tools
URL: http://www.surveyhistory.org/the_surveyor's_basic_tools.htm
One of the main tasks of a surveyor is to measure the surface of the Earth. Check out some early tools used by the surveyor and find out about their purpose and uses.
Module: Measurement

9. The Weather Channel
URL: http://www.weather.com/
Another site that gives recent weather reports around the world.
Module: Measurement

10. 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

11. Weather Underground
URL: http://www.wunderground.com/
Get the latest weather and historical weather data from around the world. See the static and moving satellite maps of regions all over the world.
Module: Measurement

12. World Factbook
URL: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html
The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency for the use of US Government officials, and the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements. This site includes climate information for different countries.
Module: Measurement

13. WorldClimate
URL: http://www.worldclimate.com/
WorldClimate.com contains over 85,000 records of world climate data (historical weather averages) from a wide range of sources.
Module: Measurement

 

 

 


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