Science Resources

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/blog/exploring-the-big-questions-of-the-universe/
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

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 biology.  I will post links to specific videos on my page in Google classroom.


STEM Resources

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


http://stem-works.com/

http://www.stemcoalition.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.

Textbook links

Grades 6-8 use Glencoe Science textbooks. This site contains links to the interactive textbooks that we will be using this year.

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

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.