Jul 312013
 
Weather Science for Kids : Homeschool Science

Whether your child loves learning about weather or you want your child to study weather science, I hope your child will love these sites. Exploring weather science through these sites can teach your child about weather in a fun, interactive way. The sites below are ideal for auditory, visual, or audio-visual learners. However, the interactive sites should also work well for kids who are tactile learners. Weather Science Sites for Kids to Explore: EPA’s Global Warming Kids weather science site – Climate and the greenhouse effect are the main topics covered by this EPA site. Vocabulary pop-ups and pronunciation guides […]

Jul 312013
 
Venomous Marine Animals Science for Kids : Lesson Plan

Venomous Marine Animals Lesson Plan 1) Purpose: Students will learn about venomous marine animals, the nature of venom, and the treatment of envenomation. Students 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) Venomous Marine Animals Science Goal(s) Students will be able to name at least six venomous marine animals, with at least three being sea creatures, and will be able to name the animal habitats and geographical locations. Students will be able to define coagulate, denatured, envenom, protein, toxicologist, venom. Students will be […]

Jul 312013
 
Water Cycle Science for Kids : Homeschool Science

The Water Cycle for Kids : Options for homeschool science USGS Water Science for Schools – A complete guide for studying everything about water including the water cycle. 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 cycle and water supply on Earth. BBC’s Rivers and Coasts – The water cycle, how rivers and coasts change, and the affect of rivers and coasts on the lives of people. There are printable worksheets and some animated graphics, but the site […]

Jul 312013
 
Solar System Science for Kids : Homeschool Science

Solar System Science options for homeschooling your learning abled kid. The solar system is a great, hands on science topic. From magnetic planets like those pictured, to full-fledged solar system models, whether your child is a visual, hands on, or kinesthetic learner, there are great resources for teaching your child. NASA – Complete Space Exploration site. This site could fit into multiple categories for the solar system, 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 […]

Jul 312013
 
Plant Kingdom Science for Kids : Homeschool Science

Plant Kingdom Online Science studies for homeschooling your learning abled kid. New Hampshire Public Television’s Plants – Learn about different categories and species of plants. Information about structure, growth, habitat, and 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 of Illinois Extension Great Plant Escape – A detective adventure for elementary students to help locate missing plants. This is a GREAT option for teaching about the plant kingdom in a fun way. […]

Jul 312013
 
Oceanography Science for Kids : Homeschool Science

Oceanography Sites and teaching tools for your Learning Abled Kids 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. The links below were gathered by our boys during their Ocean Odyssey First Lego League Robotics quest. It was a fun study! Use the resources below to teach your learning abled kid about Oceanography. All about oceans and […]

Jul 312013
 
Physics Science for Kids : Homeschool Science

Physics and motion websites and learning kits for teaching your learning abled kid. My Physics Lab – Not actually MY physics lab, but that is the name of the site. This site has some physics 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 the object. The navigation is particularly nice because your child can page through the demonstrations by using a “next” button in the upper left corner. Your Weight on Other Worlds – […]

Jul 312013
 
Elements and Molecules on the Move : An Elementary Study

An Elemental Elements and Molecules Lesson Plan 1) Elements and Molecules Unit Study Purpose Statement: Provide students with an understanding of elements, atoms, molecules, and of the energy potential contained in atoms. 2) Elements and Molecules Unit Study 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 new molecules with new characteristics]. Students will identify the primary categories of elements [alkali metals, non-alkali metals, noble gases, etc]. Students will diagram the structure of basic atoms [protons, neutrons, electrons]. […]