Pure Substances and Mixtures Heat Strength & Stability Earth's Crust
Biodiversity Performs! - Learn more about some of the "secret services" that ecosystems and the species within them provide. This activity is adapted from the World Wildlife Fund's "Biodiversity Basics"--a teaching module for middle school educators focused on biodiversity.
Biodiversity 911- from the World Wildlife Fund
Math Hunt Game - Rainforest - explore five web sites about this fascinating environment. At each stop use the facts you find to solve a math question.
- Can you turn a barren plain into a healthy prairie? -
developed by Bell LIVE! and Educational Web Adventures
What's It Like Where You Live? The Missouri Botanical Garden's web site on habitats, biomes and ecosystems.
Earth on Edge -
Ecosystems - from the PBS program - includes the following
ecosystems; Agro, Forest, Freshwater, Grassland, Coastal, Urban
Living Things Divided into sections on "Individuals", "Families", "Neighbourhoods" and "The Circle of Life"
THE GREENS - a site for kids about looking after the planet. Explore green living - sustainability, ecology, environmental care and social equity (from PBS)
Welcome to Recycle City! "There's lots to do here - people and places to visit and plenty of ways to explore how the city's residents recycle, reduce, and reuse waste. When you leave this place you'll leave knowing much more about what you can do to help protect the environment."
Why Composting? Composting is a topic of growing interest in schools throughout the country.
Waste - waste management in the "household ecosystem" - from
the American EPA and Perdue University
What are Materials Made Of? The e-source is split into 4 units: 1. Solids, liquids and gases 2. When materials mix 3. Separating material mixtures 4. Elements and compounds
Mixtures - from Chem4Kids
- from Chem4Kids
Energy (Heat and Temperature) - Topics include Convection, Conduction and Radiation; How atoms and molecules are affected by heat; Real-life applications and examples (by a Science teacher at Mansfield Middle School, Connecticut.)
Concept of Temperature - from NASA
States of Matter - from Chem4Kids
Heat: An Agent of Change - a NASA science module about heat and its effects on space flight - teacher's guides and student support materials
Boil Water with Shockwave A controlled, water heating experiment without a lab or hot plates!! Run this experiment, changing the water amount, the starting water temperature, and/or the heating power. Enter how long you think it will take to boil the water. The accuracy of your guess, as a percentage of the actual time, will be displayed.
Pollution - a ThinkQuest web site
Super Bridge (from
NOVA Online) How would you span a freeway? A canyon? A river? Or an ocean
waterway? Learn about the four major types of bridges and then test your
knowledge by matching the right bridge to the right location.
A web-based student learning activity using this web site.
Building Big Explore large structures and what it takes to build them. Try your hand at the interactive engineering labs. Take on the challenges of building big.
Build a Tipi! In
this Science Alberta Foundation resource, a young First Nations girl explains
the steps involved in erecting a Cree tipi. With the girl’s coaching, students
select materials, place poles, and insert stakes leading to the completion of
The Great Buildings Collection documents hundreds of buildings and leading architects with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, plus commentaries, bibliographies, and web links, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.
Natural Hazards - from a Canadian point of view
Natural Hazards of Canada Map (version française)
National Earthquake Hazards
Program - Natural Resources Canada - Canadian earthquake
information including maps, reports, FAQs, etc.
The Savage Earth from PBS Online An interactive, well-designed site addressing many of the expectations of the curriculum.
The Dynamic Earth - from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Earth an interactive Web site where you can learn about the
structure of the earth, the movements of its tectonic plates, as well as the
forces that create mountains, valleys, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
Virtual Earthquake is an interactive computer program designed to introduce you to the concepts of how an earthquake "epicenter" is located and how the "Richter magnitude" of an earthquake is determined.
Volcanoes of Canada - Natural Resources Canada - Canada has examples of almost every type of volcano. Although none are erupting now, at least 3 did in the last few hundred years and numerous others have the potential to erupt in the near future. (version française)
Volcanoes - Can We Predict
Volcanic Eruptions? This is another excellent interactive site from the
Earthforce in the Crust from The Franklin Institute Science Museum
Mountain Maker, Earth Shaker This activity lets you manipulate tectonic plates. Pull the plates apart and push them together and watch what happens to the Earth. - from PBS
Plate Tectonics - explanations of the processes of plate tectonics including faults - includes a quiz and word search
Riverdeep EarthScience Center - an online scientific
research center for studying information about and gaining understanding of the
major physical events that impact our changing Earth.
Fossils Cyber-Display from the Discovery Centre of the ROM
Soil School - from Soil-Net.com, an environmental Internet resource providing teachers and students extensive curriculum-based information about soil.
Utah Soils - simple explanations on various soil topics such as what soils are, how they are formed, and the different soil horizons
Dirt on Soil - from DiscoverySchool.com
Soil: The Fundamental Resource of Civilization
The Rock Cycle