On-line Resources

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Primary Science

Kindergarten

Grade 1

  • Senses– Interact with Sid, the kid from PBSKids as he talks about our senses.
  • Living Things– Is a penguin a bird or a mammal? Explore all animals, large and small at Kid’s Corner.
  • Seasonal Changes– Learn about the seasons with many pictures and activities.

Grade 2

Grade 3

  • Plant Growth and Changes-ScienceKids investigates the plant world using videos, pictures. Try a quiz or an experiment.
  • Exploring Soil-Get the dirt on soil.  Check out the soil safari at Discovery Education.
  • Magnets -Test the magnetic properties of wood, metals and plastic.
  • Materials and Structures-Learn about building structures and even becomg an architect at ArchKIDecture

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Elementary Science
Grade 4
  • Habitats–  Discover habitats and food chains with Cricketweb.
  • Light-Read about light and watch some videos.
  • Sound– Watch a video about the human ear, change sounds, construct balloon speakers.
  • Rocks, Minerals and Erosion– Dig deep to find facts about fossils, the earth and earthquakes.

Grade 5

  • The Body Click through the skeletal and digestive systems at the Children’s University of Manchester.
  • Properties and Changes in Materials– Harcourt School Publishers create a make-believe lab so that you can test properties of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Forces and Simple Machines– Neo12 gathers diagrams, puzzles, videos and provides explanations of simple machines.
  • Weather-Forecast the weather with ScienceKids. 

Grade 6

  • Diversity of Life– Browse animalia at the Museum of Biology at the University of Michigan.
  • Electricity-ScienceKids showcases interesting topics about electricity including  an electric eel! 
  • Flight– read about the history of dynamics, aeronautics and engines at The UEET, Ultra-Efficient Engine Technology 
  • Space– Meet NASA astronauts and look into the solar system and look back onto earth.