Jul 312013
 
Weather for Homeschooling Science Curriculum

EPA’s Global Warming Kids Site – Climate and the greenhouse effect are the primary topics covered by this EPA site. Vocabulary pop-ups and pronunciation guides are wonderful additions which let students accurately learn about weather concepts. Graphic drawings aid visual learners with comprehension. Animations are available too, but require that you have a Macromedia Flash [...]

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Venomous Marine Animals Lesson Plan

Venomous Marine Animals Lesson Plan 1) Purpose: Students will learn about venomous sea creatures, the nature of venom, and the treatment of envenomation. They will conduct an experiment to learn / demonstrate how proteins such as venoms can be denatured and will explore venomous creatures through research and reporting. 2) Goal(s): Students will be able [...]

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USGS Water Science for Schools – A complete guide for studying everything about water. From the chemical make-up of water, to rivers and streams, experiments, water supplies, and water usage, this site contains virtually everything your child will want to know about the water supply on Earth. BBC’s Rivers and Coasts – The water cycle, [...]

Jul 312013
 

NASA – Complete Space Exploration site. This site could fit into multiple categories for astronomy, discovery, weather, etc. There are grade-leveled teaching resources and information on NASA explorations. Videos requiring RealPlayer or Quicktime are offered. These are either exploration videos or similations (as in the Mars Rover landing on Mars). We’ve used this site for [...]

Jul 312013
 

New Hampshire Public Television’s Plants – Learn about different categories and species of plants. Information about structure, growth, habitat, species diversity are provided through the linked page and the main menu. Although the site primarily has animal information, information on the plant kingdom is a great beginning for any student learning about plant life. University [...]

Jul 312013
 

Our Oceans – A fascinating area of study that applies directly to our whole earth. The oceans cover 3/4ths of the world and affect climate zones across the globe. Oceans are a critical element in our world that require good care from every person on Earth. Learn more about our fascinating oceans. NASA Oceanography Ocean [...]

Jul 312013
 

My Physics Lab – Not actually MY physics lab, but that is the name of the site. This site has some explanatory content, but is primarily comprised of java animations of motion using various objects like springs, pendulums, roller coasters, and molecules. The similations include a point graph to demonstrate the pattern of movement within [...]

Jul 312013
 

An Elemental Lesson Plan 1) Purpose: Provide students with an understanding of elements, atoms, molecules, and of the energy potential contained in atoms. 2) Goal(s): Students will be able to explain why vinegar and baking soda, when mixed, can pop open a film canister [energy is released from atoms when electrons rearrange themselves and create [...]