Science 2014-2015

“A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new.”
-Albert Einstein

Science will be taught for 45 minutes daily.

Below, find topics that we will cover throughout the year along with links related to each topic. Science BCR’s and MSA review questions will be covered with each topic.

The first week of school we will be reviewing the Scientific Method.

Unit I: Investigating Earth Changes (Earth Science)
· Topic 1: Rocks and Minerals

Interactive Rock Cycle

Interactive Rock Collection
· Topic 2: Constructive and Destructive Forces
websites:
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Discovery Kids Volcano Explorer
Volcano Lab
Volcano World
WhizKidsVolcanoes
QuizYourNoodle
NHM Volcanoes
NeoK12
Make a Quake
More Earthquakes
All about geology
Earthquakes for kids
Real-time Earthquake Monitoring
ShakeOutGame
StopDisasters

Unit II: Investigating Energy (Physics)
· Topic 1: Electricity and Magnetism
· Topic 2: Motion of Objects
· Topic 3: Forms of Energy
Kinds of Energy
· Topic 4: Light Images
websites:
Interactive physics simulations
Make Lightning Strike
Physics Games
More Physics Games
Physics of the OlympicsSimple Machines Game
Unit III: Investigating Life (Life Science)
· Topic 1: Observing Cells
· Topic 2: Diversity of Life
Animal and Plant Cell InteractiveFocusing the microscope.doc
Cell Parts GameFood Chain GameOther cool sites:
National Geographic
NASA
Science Channel
How Stuff Works
Bill Nye
About.com
American Museum of Natural History for Kids
Dino Run - Escape Extinction
Dinosaur Battle gameInteractive Solar System
Interactive Human Body Variety of virtual labs: stem cells, hip and knee surgery, machines, crash scene, brain stimulationGreen House Gas Attack GameNational Geographic Tornado MakerDiscovery Kids: Grow Your Own Tornado

STEM UNITS

HURRICANES
Outsmarting Hurricanes Webquest
Creating a Hurricane
Make Your own Hurricane

CHESAPEAKE BAY SITES

http://www.cbf.org
http://www.chesapeakebay.net/

https://climatekids.nasa.gov/ocean/