Science Resources

Textbook links
 
Grades 6-8 use Glencoe Science textbooks. This site contains links to resources that will be helpful for reviewing the content covered in class.

http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078779626/index.html


6th grade General Science

http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078600499/index.html

7th Grade Physical Science
http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078600510/index.html

8th Grade Life Science
http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078617022/sitemap.html




Reviewing Concepts

khanacademy.org
Khan Academy has many short videos on scientific topics.  They can be used to review concepts that have been taught in class.  This site is particularly helpful for students taking physical science and life science.  I may post links to specific videos on my page in Google classroom.


Space

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/

Each Friday skyandtelescope.com provides sky maps and observing tips.  If you  or your child has a telescope, this is a helpful weekly guide that tells you what is visible in the night sky each week.  You can also check out the Night Sky Network at:

https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
 This website gives you a monthly calendar of what is visible at night in your part of the world.

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/index.html

The National Aeronautical and Space Agency has information on the US Space program and provides monthly videos that can help amateur astronomers.   

http://www.vofoundation.org/faith-and-science/
Our  church values scientific inquiry. The Vatican Observatory has lots of information  on science and faith. 

Weather and Climate

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/menu/weather-and-climate/

http://www.noaa.gov/education



STEM Resources
We will be doing many STEM Projects this year in grades 5-8.


http://www.stemedcoalition.org/


http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/stem-resources.html

http://pbskids.org/designsquad/

http://www.mastersindatascience.org/blog/the-ultimate-stem-guide-for-kids-239-cool-sites-about-science-technology-engineering-and-math/


Measurement Help

http://www.metric-conversions.org/

This link is particularly helpful for students in physical science.


General Science Websites for Kids


Do you have a question about science?  Check out these links.

http://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/

Ology is a website created by the American Museum of Natural History to help kids explore the different disciplines of science.

http://undsci.berkeley.edu/

http://edheads.org/

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org

https://www.scientificamerican.com/education/bring-science-home/

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks




Conservation and Wildlife


riverheadfoundation.org

The Riverhead Foundation is a non profit organization that rescues, treats, and releases stranded and sick sea turtles and marine mammals on the east end of Long Island. 
The public can attend the release of these sea creatures back into the ocean. Check the website for more information.

explore.org


This website features lots of webcams that allow you to view wildlife around the world in their natural habitats.