Week 1: Earth Science

Wind Videos
Magic School Bus Kicks up a Storm

Extreme Weather Clips at ScienceKids.com

National Geographic Kids Daily Vids

Blowin' in the Wind, PBSKids, SciGirls

Interactive: Wind from Watch Know Learn

Rocks Videos
Bill Nye Rocks and Soil
Magic School Bus Rocks and Rolls

Online Rock Testing

For Dad

Frame a Father’s Day Questionnaire/Make your own questionnaires in

word, print in color: Question Ideas


Dad Rocks

1. Create interview questions to ask your dad. 
2. Interview him.
3. Publish interview via Word.
4. Print, add to Father's Day gift. 

Gynzy https://api.gynzy.com/en/#!/lesson_plans/815?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=email1370 ---Ongoing brainstorming board: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle


PHOTOSYNTHESIS/PLANTS How Plants get food: Slide Show



Life Cycles


Recipes, recipe searches, make menus in word


NUTRITION: Abs are made in the kitchen

-Create nutrition jingles

Ocean Games

Create an Aquarium

Fish Food

Sea Hero (Pollution)

Egg & Spawn Race

Ben 10

Primary Games: Ocean Games

Wild Kratts: Ocean Habitat

Sea & Sky’s Sea Games


Links verified 12/26/2014

  1. Pebbles, Sand, and Silt - find out how earth materials are used all around us This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Rock Database - select a category of rock or mineral, or use the drop down menu to get information about a specific rock or mineral
  3. Rocks and Minerals - from The Franklin Institute
  4. Rocks and Soils - perform virtual experiments at this BBC interactive site This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  5. Sand - This web site is all about sand. It is a place where you can learn about sand, see a variety of different kinds of sand, and look at sands from different places around the world.
  6. Sands of the World - an interactive earth science project
  7. Soil Science and Worm Composting - lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  8. Soil Science Basics - links to other resources (some links are to dead pages)
  9. Soils of North America - high quality transparency master An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format



Links verified 12/26/2014

  1. Cloud Boutique - explanations of and access to detailed pictures of some basic cloud forms provided by the Plymouth State Meteorology Program
  2. Cloud Clues - How to forecast the weather by studying clouds
  3. Cloud Forecasting - Clouds can tell you many things about what the weather will do.
    1. Use what you learned to make a forecast for your DadThis site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    2. Help Dad plan the rest of your tripThis site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Compare and contrast warm and cold fronts - excellent animations of each type of front A video is available through this link
  5. Cloud Matching Game - Drag the photos of clouds on left to the correct name for that cloud on the right. Wrong matches will snap back! Right matches will stick! This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Clouds and Precipitation - The purpose of this module is to introduce a number of cloud classifications, different types of precipitation, and the mechanisms responsible for producing them A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Cloud Quiz - ten pictures with multiple choice questions
  8. Cloud Types - this page provides information about each cloud group and any cloud classes associated with them
  9. How to be a Storm Spotter - clouds and the weather associated with them
  10. National Severe Storms Laboratory Photo Album - use these to ask students about types of weather associated
  11. Radar Loop of the last 2 hours covering the contiguous United States. This Doppler radar site indicates clouds, rain and snow with different colors, and refreshes 4 times per hour. Radar Site which allows you to zoom in
  12. Satellite Movies of Air Masses Moving across North America A video is available through this link
  13. Tips for Forecasting the Weather - step-by-step process including links to real time weather data
  14. Weather Associated with Cloud Types - Caution! The background of this page is horrible. The easiest way to make the page easier to read is to select all text. Hold down the Ctrl key (or the Apple key) and tap the A key one time.
  15. A PowerPoint show related to this standardWetter or Better? - this twelve-slide show presents cloud types and asks students to make a forecast