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Grade 6
Scientific Reasoning
FOSS Scientific Reasoning Strand
Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley

Awesome Library

Earth/Space Systems
Awesome Library

What Is Photosynthesis?
University of Arizona:  Center for the Study of the Early Events in Photosynthesis

Environmental Microbiology:  Experiments for Middle and High School
Christine L. Case, Skyline College

Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems
How Much Would You Weigh On Distant Planets?
NASA/MSU-Bozeman CERES Project

Life Science
Plant Cell Components
Brigham Young University

Advertising for Cells' Organelles
Grace Lisenby, Carroll Junior High School, South Lake, TX

What Is Photosynthesis?
University of Arizona: Center for the Study of the Early Events in Photosynthesis

Environmental Microbiology: Experiments for Middle and High School
Christine L. Case, Skyline College

Desert Ecosystems Resource Page
Arizona State University

David J. Bogler, Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Phototropism Example
Ed Byrnes, Kensington Academy Science

Finding the Light
Indiana University Biology

Box Turtle Habitat
With the Grain, Mattawan, Michigan

EUTROPHICATION:  A Lesson in Environmental Science
Eric Coady, University of West Florida

A Science Odyssey:  DNA Workshop

QUIZZES:  Life Sciences and DNA
Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts

Spiders, The Scientific Method, Classification System, Cells, Microscopes

Physical Science
International System of of Units
The International System of Units
Frank Wolfs, Rochester

Periodic Table
Web Elements
Mark Winter, University of Sheffield, England

Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
SparTech Software

Electromagnetic Spectrum
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Bill Blair, Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope

Electromagnetic Spectrum
Brian M. Tissue, Science Hypermedia, Inc.

Chemical Changes
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
Steel Wool Generating Heat

A Homemade Hearing Aid
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab

Good, Good, Good, Vibrations
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab

Have You Lost Your Marbles?
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab

Potential and Kinetic Energy

Mechanical/chemical/electrical energy

Freezing Point/Boiling Point/Melting Point

Absolute Zero
Nuclear reaction (fusion and fission)
Physical changes

Earth Science

Earth from Space


Geography from Space

The World Factbook of Geological Data
Central Intelligence Agency

Maps on Us

Star Charts
Star Charts For Northern Hemisphere
University of North Florida

Down Under Star Charts
The Astronomical Society for South Australia

Direction measurement/Distance measurement on Globe
Plate tectonics
water (all three states)
Position of Earth in solar system
Fossil fuels, minerals, rocks, water, and vegetation
Virginia's resources
Physiographic provinces of Virginia
Coastal Plain
Blue Ridge
Valley and Ridge
Appalachian Plateau
faulting, folding, volcanism, metamorphism, weathering, erosion, deposition, sedimentation
Tectonic processes
Soil Development
Karst topography
Groundwater zones (water table, zone of saturation, zone of aeration
Tides, waves, currents, sea level, ice cap variations, upwelling, salinity concentrations
Features of the sea floor (continental margins, trenches, mis-ocean ridges, abyssal plains
Public policy issues concerning the oceans
Atmosphere Weather
Solar System
Space program
Big Bang






Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

Mr. Donn's Site

Smithsonian Education on the Web

Encarta Lesson Collection Online


Library of Congress

Homework Central


The Busy Teachers' Web Site

Teachers First

Barbara's Lesson Plans in Science
Talented and Gifted Specialist, New York City Public Schools

Science Media

Virginia Standards of Learning Sites

University of Richmond

Commonwealth of Knowledge

Frog Dissection Kit (Explore anatomy of the frog without dissecting a real animal)

Dinosaur Exhibit (dinosaur fossils)

Hurricane Storm Science Kit (Miami Museum of Science hurricane exhibit and lessons)

NASA Education Outreach site (Star Child, Universe, and other NASA education projects)

Directory of Hands-On Science Centers (storehouse of science activities)

Volcano Systems Center (University of Washington resource site on volcanic activity in the world currently)

The Smithsonian (visit our national museum and see what is available online)

The Why Files (science ideas and news)

EarthWatch (Weather on demand)

Museum of Science (exhibits, kits, lesson ideas)

Sea World/Busch Gardens (Educational resources )

Yuckiest Site on the Internet (Science ideas and  projects)

Wolf Studies Project  (data, information about project to save the wolf)

Astronomy (amateur astronomy)

Nine Planets

Planetary Society

Center for Disease Control

Scribbs Institute of Oceanography Library

Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute

American Chemical Society

Chemistry Resources

Physics News (Links to sites dealing with Physics)

Globe Program (NOAA managed education program on the weather and environment)

NOAA (Links to environmental data, weather, etc.)

Space Planetary Data System (maintained by MIT)

NASA's Planetary Exploration Program (Basic Information from NASA)

Learning Station (Exploratorium site with lab ideas, lessons)

Space Science and Engineering Center (U of Wisconsin)

Dept. of Atmospheric Science (U of Illinois--weather information)

Weather Satellite Images from Europe (University of Nottingham)
Cascades Volcano Observatory

U.S. Geological Service Homepage  (mapping, water, biology, geology)

Periodic Table for the Web

WebStars (Astronomy links)

Weather today (USA Today weather page)

Weather glossary   (dictionary of weather terms)

National Weather Daily by Netguide 

National Hurricane Center

Storm Encyclopedia

Franklin Institute Science Museum
From Stargazers to Starships (NASA)

Science for the Millennium 

Space Weather

Microsoft's Terra Server (Biggest database of satellite imagery)

Nova Easter Island 

Nova The Brain Eater

Solar System Simulator

Dino Sound


Scientific American

Albert Einstein 

Wild Weather Page 

Great Plant Escape

This page was updated on:  04/10/02