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Science: Master the Basics

Science is part of the world all around us.

On this page, you will find resources to help students connect science content to things they can see and experience. Videos, Interactive Explorations, and Interactive Videos engage students and encourage them to explore more on their own with your help.

Earth Science: Waterways

  • Water Cycle
    Use this exploration to talk about where the water comes from that goes into your local waterway. Use the Student Sheet for record-keeping and answering questions about the water begins and ends. [Exploration]

Physical Science: Chemical Changes

  • The Chemistry of Fireworks
    July 4 fireworks are really all about chemistry. Investigate with your child what goes into making the "rocket's red glare" on Independence Day! [Video]
  • The Chemistry of Crime Solving
    Take a look at how a simple home chemistry set was used to solve a complex crime involving forgery and murder. [Video]
  • Acids and Bases
    Learn about the difference between acids and bases and what their common uses are. Use the pop-up button to click on the live screen to get more information. [Interactive]

Life Science: Backyard Habitat

  • City Birds
    Summer is a perfect time to learn about the different species of birds. Whether you live in the city, country, or suburbs, you can turn your backyard into a place that attracts many different kinds of birds. [Video]
  • Organism Needs
    Help your child learn about what habitats are, using the Exploration, Organism Needs. [Simulation]

Web Resources

Discovery Channel Science Search
Fascinates students with high-quality video content from the Discovery Channel covering topics in physics, biology, space, technology, meteorology, and much more. Games and podcasts entertain students while news articles keep them up-to-date on scientific discoveries.
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Bill Nye the Science Guy
Amazes students with fun science experiments easy enough to try at home. Bill Nye’s laboratory offers thorough explanations of the science behind each demonstration as well as help with elementary school science projects.
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My Reference Desk- Science
Explores exciting aspects of science including forensics, engineering, space exploration, geology, biology, physics, the human body, and much more. With overone hundred links to Web sites focusing on science and technology, this site offers a wealth of information to help with homework.
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Interactive Math, Chemistry, and Physics Textbooks
Integrates the study of math, chemistry, and physics with practice problems and exercises designed to increase understanding.
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Eric's Treasure Trove of Scientific Biography
Explores exciting aspects of science including forensics, engineering, space exploration, geology, biology, physics, the human body, and much more. With over one hundred links to Web sites focusing on science and technology, this site offers a wealth of information to help with homework.
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Helping Your Child Learn Science
Creates worksheets on math topics for grades K-8, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, order of operations, fractions, rounding, averages, factorials and exponents.
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