Science Learning Links
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The following website has vocabulary review for many of the chapters and units we will be studying this year, as well as online games.
Scroll down to the chapter you would like to view.
Chapter 5: Water
Study guide for Chapter 5
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapter 5
The water cycle including terms: condensation, precipitation, evaporation
A video to learn about hydroelectric power-using the force of water to make electricity (2 minutes 10 seconds)
A Lego model of a waste water treatment plant narrated by a young boy- So cute! (4 minutes)
Chapter 6: Weather
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapter 6
A great resource website to help you learn about temperature, climate, wind, clouds, different types of instruments, different types of storms, weather safety, weather flashcards, and weather forecasting.
Weather Instrument and Uses—lyrics to the tune of Nikki Minaj song,“Starships”
Hurricanes and Tornadoes Song -lyrics to the tune of Train song "Sister, Sister"
Bill Nye video on wind (23 minutes)
What is a meteorologist? (15 min.)
NASA Connect: Difference between climate and weather - (4 min. and 37 sec.)
NASA Connect: Predicting Weather Using Satellites and Clouds (6 min.)
Types of Clouds Powerpoint
Bill Nye Video: Storms (22 min.)
Lightning Safety Tips and Myths Video -Canadian Meteorologist (2 min. 28 sec.)
How to Survive a Lightning Storm Video Clip (2 min. 7 sec.) --Cartoon
Tornado Safety Tips Video (4 min.)
Chapter 7: Rocks and Soil
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapter 7
A short fossil powerpoint
Rock Cycle & kinds of rock video (5 min. 32 sec.)
Rock song - (1 min 52 sec)
cks and Minerals PowerPoint
This cutaway view of Earth shows where some common rock-forming processes occur. Embedded animations will illustrate the path of a rock moving through the rock cycle.
The Rock Cycle
Learn about rocks and minerals and their uses.
Rock Hound Quiz
Here is a mineral gallery to show you various minerals.
Do some cyber prospecting on this site!
What kind of soil is good for growing plants? This video link will help you find the answer!
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapter 8
Review Earth’s layers with Wiz Kalifa song parody by Mr. Lee
A rap song to review weathering
Various Earthquake sites
How much do you know about volcanoes? Take this quiz!
Video Clip: What are natural resources? (10 minutes 33 seconds)
Video clips to review the concepts from Chapter 9
(McKnight no longer has a subscription for this site, so you would need to register for a membership for brainpop.)
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Song - gives example of each type
This is a video of two young girls making paper
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle!
Pictures of items being reused
Video clip: What is pollution and how can we prevent it? (7 minutes 49 seconds)
Use these cards to sort pictures of renewable and nonrenewable resources
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapter 10
A periodic table chart to learn about the elements and how they are organized
Steve Spangler’scornstarch and water experiment from the Ellen DeGeneres show—
(Non-NewtonianFluid—solid when punched due to pressure/force, but liquid when poured)
Density experiment -Density Tower
Density experiment with an egg and saltwater
Song for properties of a solid, liquid, or gas
Chemistry for Kids
Dirtmeister's Science Lab on Matter
States of Matter
Chapter 11: Changes in Matter
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapter 11
Watch this video to view examples of physical and chemical changes.
Quiz: Is it a physical or chemical change?
Make a chemical change by making your own marshamallows!
Learn about the different types of simple machines using this site. It is great for interactive whiteboards or for students to play individually or with a partner. As you play the game, record information you learn about the simple machines.
Six simple machines
Examples of simple machines
Simple Machines Quiz
Simple and Compound Machines
Dirtmeister's Simple Machines
Chapter 13: Energy
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapter 13
Chapter 14: Sound
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapter 14
Chapter 15: Patterns in the Sky and Chapter 16: The Solar System
A great website to review vocabulary and concepts for Chapters 15 and 16
A great demonstration of the cause for the phases of the moon
A song by Mr. Parr to review the phases of the moon
A video demonstration shows how the moon’s shape changes as it
revolves around the Earth
Learn about the space rover "Curiousity" which was sent to Mars on November 26, 2011 and will reach "the red planet" sometime in August of 2012. It is supposed to gather information as to whether there has ever been life on Mars, or if the planet could ever have life on Mars!
New planet discovered -Kepler 22b--It is very Earth-like but it is not in our solar system -Check out the report (Dec. 2011)
Use this site to play games to review information for the sun, moon, and Earth!