Science Free Websites

FREE WEBSITES - ALL SCIENCE SUBJECTS

FREE WEBSITES - LIFE SCIENCE / BIOLOGY

FREE WEBSITES - PHYSICAL SCIENCE / PHYSICS / CHEMISTRY

FREE WEBSITES - EARTH SCIENCE AND SPACE

FREE WEBSITES - ENGINEERING AND STEM

GRADES

FREE WEBSITES - ALL SCIENCE SUBJECTS

K - 6

Learning Games for Kids

Educational games that help build skills in math, language, science, social studies, and more.

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/

K - 6

Science Castle

Contains some free resources, but most are products for purchase. Linked to the Extreme Science.com website. Provide science kits, classes, curriculum, videos, and stories.

http://www.sciencecastle.com/

K - 12

Lesson Snips

Free lessons and worksheets created by teachers to supplement the four core subject areas.

http://www.lessonsnips.com/

K - 12

SCORE Science

Schools of Science Online Resources for Education, sponsored by the Humboldt County Office of Education.

http://scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/

K - 12

Homeschool Buyer's Co-Op
Free Curriculum Websites and Resources  Provides review of various sites.

https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/free-curriculum/?c=1

K - 12

Internet4Classrooms

Web portal for free interactive websites for core subjects and electives.

Science Links for K-12 teachers,

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/science.htm

Grade level links to help students study their grade level science concepts for grades K-8, http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htm

9-12

New York Times Learning Pages

Videos, lesson plans and information on various science topics.  

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/category/science/ 


Exponential Outbreaks

Demonstration of how exponential functions can be used to model how disease spreads among a population.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/exponential-outbreaks-the-mathematics-of-epidemics/?_r=1 

K - 12

Extreme Science

In coordination with ScienceCastle.com, this site provides videos on the science behind the "extremes" in physical and life science. Categories to explore include Astronomy, Entomology, Geology, Oceanography, Seismology, and Zoology, Earth, Ocean, Animal Kingdom, Space, and Weather. The site has links to great resources such as a science dictionary.

http://www.extremescience.com/

K-12

Fun Science Demos

Presentations of science concepts form the NGSS and emphasize the big idea.

https://www.youtube.com/user/funsciencedemos 

K - 12

Discovery Education

Classroom Resources

Includes Puzzlemaker, Lesson Plan Library, and Siemans' STEM Academy, a premier online community designed exclusively to foster achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/


Home Resources/Science

Homework help for science.

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/homeworkhelp/science/science_homework_help.html

K - 12

Discovery Kids

Science games, puzzles, quizzes, and videos.

http://kids.discovery.com/

K - 12

MadSci Library

Website for exploring science resources and science careers on the WWW for all science topics.

http://www.madsci.org/libs/libs.html

K-12

Carolina Biological

Activity Pages

This is a vendor who has a wide range of experiments, activity pages and items that you can use to do experiments.

http://www.carolina.com/teacher-resources/science-classroom-activities-lessons-demos-ideas/10850.co 

K - 12

Smithsonian Science

Main Smithsonian Site

Main portal to all of the Smithsonian Museums and web sites.

http://www.si.edu/ 

Air and Space Museum

Original documents, photos, lesson plans, videos, and more.

http://airandspace.si.edu/ 

The National Museum of Natural History

Dinosaurs, plants, animals, minerals, all great things about earth.

http://www.mnh.si.edu/ 

National Zoo

Animals, live video cams, information, animal care science,  migration, and more.

http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ 

K - 12

Science NetLinks

Resources for K-12 science educators and meaningful science standards-based Internet experiences for students.

http://sciencenetlinks.com/ 

3 - 8

Brain POP

Science by topic: quizzes, activities, experiments, FYI, and Q&A's.

http://www.brainpop.com/topics/#science

4 - 9

Science News for Kids

This website is devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 14. They offer timely science items of interest to kids, suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, Web resources, and other useful materials.

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/

5 - 12

What If

Hypothetical physics questions and answers for kids.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/

5 - 12

Quiz Hub

Earth Science: Planets Quiz; Biology: Human Bones Quiz; Chemistry: Elements and Symbols Quiz; Physics: Electricity Facts Quiz, and quizzes for other subjects.

http://quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm

K-12

Teachers with Apps

Evaluations of all types of apps for teaching and learning.

http://teacherswithapps.com/ 

6 - 12

Annenburg Media - Learner.org

Free streamed videos in all of the science and subject areas.

http://www.learner.org/

Science

http://www.learner.org/resources/discipline-science.html 

Chemistry: free video streamed lessons about chemistry concepts.

http://www.learner.org/resources/series61.html?pop=yes&pid=793

6 - 12

HippoCampus

A free public website that offers free lessons for high school and college students to aid them in their instruction, studies, and homework.

http://www.hippocampus.org/

K - 12

Khan Academy

YouTube science courses on biology, physics, chemistry, organic chemistry, astronomy (much more in other subject areas such as math).

http://www.khanacademy.org/index.html

http://www.khanacademy.org/#cosmology-and-astronomy

3 - 12

The Inventive Wright Brothers

Primary documents, lesson plans, photographs, and more about the Wright Brothers.

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/flight/ 

K - 12

Movie Sheets

Teacher created worksheets to accompany popular science-themed videos and films.  

http://moviesheets.com/ 

4 - 12

NOVA virtual labs

Videos and labs on: Sun, Energy, Cloud, RNA, Cybersecurity, and more coming

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/labs/ 

3 - 5

Shout Science!

An app in iTunes for free comic books on Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, Maria Sibylla Merian, James Hutton.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shout-science!/id672884678 

6 - 8

Step by Step

20 Science experiments for middle school age students.

http://www.stepbystep.com/science-experiments-for-middle-school-students-8078/ 

6 - 12

Crash Course

YouTube Channel of 10-15 minute videos organized into playlists by topic.  Their philosophy is that learning should be fun!

http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

GRADES

FREE WEBSITES - LIFE SCIENCE / BIOLOGY

3-12

Alternatives to Dissection

PowerPoints, models, and items to demonstrate the internal organs without actual dissection of an animal.

http://www.bioleap.org/ 

9-12

Bear Trust International

A site all about bears, lesson plans, movies, live lessons, recorded lessons, conservation, facts, and more.

http://beartrust.org/ 

K - 12

Cornell Ornithology

Nestwatch - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

NestWatch is a National Science Foundation funded, continental, citizen based, nest-monitoring project. developed in collaboration with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. Learn all about nest boxes: How to construct, monitor, and register your nest box.

http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nest/home/index


Merlin Bird ID

Database of over 400 of the most common birds in North America.  Also an app for iOS and Android devices.

6-12

Digital World Biology

Computational tools to understand biology.

http://digitalworldbiology.com/dwb/ 

5 - 12

Plant Resources

Photosynthesis defined:

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/glossary/photosynthesis.html

Ms. Frizzle reviews photosynthesis:

http://scholastic.com/magicschoolbus/games/frizfreshfacts/index.htm

Plant parts diagram:

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1m1app.html

5 - 12

Plant Leaf Keys

http://www.cas.psu.edu/docs/CASDEPT/Hort/LeafID/Default.html

5 - 12

Plants

Plant parts: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/index.html

Plant structure: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts1a.html

Roots: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2a.html

Stems: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2b.html

Stems: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts1a.html

Seeds: http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/nttidb/lessons/cb/plantcb.html

Seeds: http://www.theseedsite.co.uk/seedparts.html

Seeds: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2e.html

Leaves: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2c.html


Leaves
 http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plants/leaf/label/simpleleaf/

Leaves: http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/leaves.html

Other

Flowers: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts2d.html

Edible Parts: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1f-ans.html

Adaptation: http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/rforest/plants/adapt.htm

Adaptation: http://mbgnet.mobot.org/sets/desert/index.htm (click on Plants of the Desert)

Life Cycle: http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/gpe/case1/c1facts1b.html

Life Cycle: http://www.arboretum.fullerton.edu/grow/primer/cycle.asp

Botanical Terms, http://www.theseedsite.co.uk/botany.html

Biomes of the World, http://www.mbgnet.net/index.html 

6 - 12

Plant Cells

Onion cells:

http://www.biology.arizona.edu/cell_bio/activities/cell_cycle/cell_cycle.html

Plant cell anatomy:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/plahttp://www.cellsalive.com/cells/plntcell.htm

See the anatomy of a plant cell, then scroll down to see a magnified view of each organelle:

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/cells/plantcell.html

TK - 12

Teach UNICEF

Units, lesson plans, stories, videos, and multimedia on a range of topics.

http://teachunicef.org/ 

GRADES

FREE WEBSITES - PHYSICAL SCIENCE / PHYSICS / CHEMISTRY

K-12

Algodoo

Two-dimensional simulation software to experiment with forces and physical systems like fluids, springs, hinges, gears, ropes, and chains.

www.algodoo.com 

6 - 12

Kiwi Web - Chemistry & New Zealand

Explains the major branches of chemistry.

http://www.chemistry.co.nz/what_is_chemistry.htm

9-12

Cavalcade o’ Teaching

Explanation for chemistry, theory and what to do about bad chemistry teachers.  

https://chemfiesta.wordpress.com

6 - 12

Rader's CHEM4KIDS

Categories include matter, atoms, periodic table, elements 1-36, reactions, biochemistry, et cetera.

http://www.chem4kids.com/index.html

9 - 12

Interactive Science Simulations

Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.

http://phet.colorado.edu/

4

Speedometry

Use Hot Wheels to learn about velocity, gravity, and kinetic energy.  There are even family centered pages.

http://www.hotwheels.com/en-us/speedometry.html 

6-8

NGSS Chemistry Ideas

GRADES

FREE WEBSITES - EARTH SCIENCE AND SPACE

K-12

EU Universe Awareness

Many languages are represented on this site, photos of the universe, activities, booklets, and more.

http://www.unawe.org/resources/images/

K - 12

NASA

Main NASA portal

The entrance to all of NASA

http://www.nasa.gov/ 


NASA for Students

The main page for all ideas about students.

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/#.VNOwLp3F81I 


NASA for Eudcators

The main page for educators.

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/#.VNOwLp3F81I 


NASA Kids Club

The main page for the Kids Club.

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html#.VNOxNp3F81I 

6 - 8

Glencoe Science - Online Activities

Focus on Earth Science, CA Edition, Grade 6: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078741831/student_view0/unit1/chapter1/

Focus on Life Science, CA Edition, Grade 7: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/007874184x/student_view0/unit1/chapter1/

Focus on Physical Science, CA Edition, Grade 8: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078741858/student_view0/unit1/chapter1/

Biology: The Dynamics of Life, CA Edition, 2005: http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078665809/student_view0/unit1/chapter1/

Earth Science: Geology, the Environment, and the Universe, 2008 (national edition): http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078664233/student_view0/unit1/chapter1/

Glencoe Chemistry: Matter and Change, 2008 (national edition):

http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078664187/student_view0/chapter1/

Glencoe Physics: Principles and Problems, 2009 (national edition): http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0078458137/student_view0/chapter1/

6 - 12

Lesson Planet - Astronomy Lesson Plans

http://www.lessonplanet.com/lesson-plans/astronomy

6 - 12

Rocket STEM

Student Spaceflight Program, history of space flight, new experiments.

http://www.rocketstem.org/ 

TK - 3

Space Racers

Games, activities, lessons about space, astronomy, and rockets.

http://spaceracers.org/ 

6 - 12

Earth Science Website Links

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/earthquakes/index.html a really fun site on earthquakes

http://www.geography4kids.com/ This is an earth science site and not really a geography site

http://www.amazingcaves.com/fset_learn_guide.html ok, I loved this site when I found it and spent a couple of hours on it just for fun.

http://www.amazingcaves.com/Caves%20Teachers%20Guide.pdf very nice study guide PDF to go with the amazing caves website

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/ USGS site for kids to learn about earthquakes with a lot of games

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/ USGS site about astronomy also with a lot of games

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Projects/BrowseTheSolarSystem/ nice little site with facts about each planet in the solar system

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/dynamic.html this is a site on earthquakes and volcanoes

http://education.usgs.gov/primary.html How to Build a Model Illustrating Sea-Floor Spreading

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/2005/17/gip-17.pdf This is a teacher’s guide on rocks and minerals with a ton of fun and easy experiments you can do at home

http://geomaps.wr.usgs.gov/parks/rxmin/index.html rock and mineral introduction

http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Photo/volcano_cams.html cameras on active volcanoes around the world

K - 12

Soil Science

Soil Science for Teachers

Lessons, fact sheets, career profiles, and posters about soil science.

http://www.soils4teachers.org/ 


Soil Science for Kids

Dig deeper with online games, soil experiments, and career information in soil science.

http://www.soils4kids.org/ 

GRADES

FREE WEBSITES - ENGINEERING AND STEM

K-12

Gamestar Mechanic

Teaches how to design games, make a story line, and to write a creative game.  Lesson plans, and suitable for home schoolers, specifically.

https://gamestarmechanic.com 

4 - 11

Atlantis Remixed

Atlantis Remixed (ARX) is an international learning and teaching project that uses a 3D multi-user environments to immerse children, ages 9-16, in educational tasks.  ARX combines strategies used in commercial games with lessons from educational research on learning and motivation. Students use gaming technology to develop their problem solving skills in various science 'worlds'.

http://atlantisremixed.org/

K - 12

STEM Teaching Tools

A teacher site on how to teach the STEM way.

http://stemteachingtools.org/