Friday, April 11, 2008

Website of Interest: Natural Disasters

"Humans like to think that planet Earth belongs to us. But natural disasters remind us that we're really just along for the ride. In every place humans live, the possibility of a natural disaster exists. There are wildfires in hot, dry regions and avalanches in cold, moist ones. On land, earthquakes rattle buildings and topple trees; underwater, they can trigger monster waves capable of erasing entire coastlines. Volcanoes burble up from Earth's molten core, and hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning come from the sky. Explore these powerful forces of nature." (From National Geographic's Website)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Megalodon Links!

Here are the links for extra research! Enjoy!!

Article: Does Megalodon Still Exist?

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Learn All About Electricity!

Build some background knowledge. Visit BBC's Using Electricity to start your learning!

Students, take some time to see if you can get the light bulb in the circuit to light!

See if you can get the bulb to glow more brightly by changing the battery!

Now, explore these other interactive websites!
Learn all about electrical safety, static electricity and even fruity electricity by visiting the "Atoms" Family and checking out Frankenstein's Lightning Laboratory!

Now try out the Blobz Guide to Electric Circuits!

Start Here: Build your own electric circuit online.

More Advanced: Now try your hand at making your very own complex electric circuit online!

Learn more at "Tech Topics: Electricity, Heat & Motion." You can see how electrons move, explore all aspects of electricity and let your imagination run wild in the final project, where you can build your own electronic being!

But wait! There's more! Battle Dr. Volt and save the world in Silicon Spies!

Now that you're really an expert, build your own circuit world!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Learn All About Light!

Ever wonder why light Acts the way it does? Try exploring these links about the laws of light!

Ever wonder how Fun House Mirrors work? Click here to learn about how convex and concave surfaces refract light and change your image!

Ever notice how when you close one eye what you see changes? To learn how the phenomenon of parallax causes this, explore how one odd looking alien would see our world in Alien Eyes!

Now Explore these links about Light in Color!

Made from Dots. Many printed color pictures are not solid color at all, but rather a sea of dots in three or four different colors. You will explore how the process works in this activity.

Colored Shadows (Requires Java.) Funny things happen when colored lights cast shadows. You will use a simulation of such lights to see how this works.

Stellar Spectra. Astronomers can look at starlight and tell what the star is made of. You will look at light, separated into a spectrum, and figure out the elements from the spectral lines you see.

Educational Websites About Light!

From Radio Waves to Gamma Rays, NASA's website on the Electromagnetic Spectrum lets you learn about it all! Don't worry, visible light is one of the many waves you can learn about here!

If you think you're ready to save Earth, try applying what you know about light in Alien Attack!

Or, try another rescue mission with Operation Optics!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Our Place in Space

Our first science unit is about our solar system. Enjoy the space links on the sidebar!

Can you identify these planets? They are in no particular order and not to scale. Click on a picture for it's full size.

You really want to learn more about space? Start looking for information about some of the moons of the solar system - some of these moons are even more exciting then the planets themselves!

Here are Jupiter's Galilean Moons:

Here is a poster of Saturn's Satellites and Ring Structure, along with some of it's bigger moons. You will need to click on this picture to read it.