Unit Three: Space
http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/samoset/mathlabplanets.htm Reading Comprehension about the planets
Unit Two: Motion and DesignLearn about force, motion, velocity, and other physics concepts as you act as safety inspector at an amusement park.Experiment with multiple power sources and gadgets in a cool laboratory setting.
Unit One: Electrical CircuitsA fun way to practice using electrical components and the basic theories behind physics.Electricity Tutorial RECOMMENDED!From BBC, a great kid-friendly tutorial on electricity. Easy to read and understand; features clear pictures, some interactive bits, and an online quiz at the end. Some pages can be easily printed for study.Learn how electricity gets from its sources to your home.Series and Parallel Circuits RECOMMENDED!Interactive descriptions of these two types of circuits illustrate how the power to the bulbs increases or decreases depending upon set-up, and how the batteries will exhaust themselves quicker as they overload a single bulb on a series circuit.Electricity and Magnetism Online
Several fun sites which teach about these concepts.Electricity Links
Ton of links about electricity.Electricity Online
Detailed history of electricity, plus other cool info.Atoms Family RECOMMENDED!Cool interactive site designed just for kids; teaches about electricity and safety.Franklin's Lab! RECOMMENDED!
Experiment with Ben Franklin to learn about fuels, electricity and energy.Grade Four Science
A grade four curriculum.Grade Two Science - Magnets
A whole curriculum; activities are easily adaptable.Simulations
Site features a circuitry simulation.The Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits RECOMMENDED!
Animations, activities and quizzes on electricity and circuits.Hunkin’s Experiments with Electricity RECOMMENDED!Cool experiments to try at home which won’t blow up the house.Technology at Home RECOMMENDED!Cool interactive site shows how appliances changed in the American home over the last 100 years. As you move the slider, appliances improve or disappear, depending upon which direction you move!Easy to do experiments using common objects from around the house.Clever cartoon about bringing a monster to life helps students learn about energy wasters in the home.Cartoon animation uses water analogy to explain electricity to kids.Shows movement of electrons through cell, bulb, and body of flashlight.A cool experiment explained in words and cartoons that can be done at home.
General Science Links:Various animations and activities on a number of scientific topics, sorted by age group.
Last Modified on May 4, 2009