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A Student's Guide to Butterflies - Costa Rica

Astronomy for Kids - basic astronomy for young learners

Bizarre Stuff You Can Make In Your Kitchen

Butterflies - Ecology

Children's Butterfly Site

Chem 4 Kids - chemistry obviously!

Clipart - for science

Cody's Science Education Zone Lesson plans for science

Cool Science for Curious Kids

Crazee Chemical Experiments

Doc Atom

Earth's Birthday Project Homepage

Earth Science Classroom Activities - activities and links to other sites

Earth Science Hands-On Learning Activities and Lesson Plans- activities, articles & more

Earth Science World- activities, articles & more

Earth Science Sites - list of links for online earth sciences (lots of lesson ideas)

Edible/Inedible Experiments Archive

Elementary Links For Science - interactive activities for older kids

Exploring Planets in the Classroom - More than 25 hands-on science activities are provided in classroom-ready pages for both teachers and students for exploring Earth, the planets, geology, and space sciences

Franklin Institute - activities for bioscience, communication, earth science, computers, energy, math, oceanography, physical science, space and transportation

Frog Dissection Online

How Everyday Things Are Made

Human Body Tour

Human Anatomy - It has clear, kid-friendly diagrams of the major body systems (skeletal, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, etc), along with explanations and interesting facts for each system.

Home Experiments

HowStuffWorks - resources, science stuff, good links list, etc.

Junior Rockhound - all about geology

Mad Science

NASA Science/Space

Neuroscience for Kids - great site!

Plane Math Enterprises - online activity for kids to make their own plane & learn about tyhrust, lift, drakg & weight

Sandlot Science

Scholastic Teacher Resource - list of activites, online resources and books searchable by topic & age

SciEd Science & Math Education Resources - good list of links for educators

Science Club...good place to start & it's part of a webring so you can meander thru the ring for science info

Science Fun - projects, news, e-zine, word of the day

Science Explorer

Science Experiments - using live insects in the elementary classroom

Science Is Fun

Science Lesson Plans - for K - 2

Science Links

Science News for Kids

Solar System Model - hey, just use grapefruit & candy...what a blast!

Solar System Model to scale

Solar Energy lessons - cool

Space Education Electrified- list of space sites for kids

Space Hopper - learn & identify constellations

Stargazer Map

This Planet Really Rocks! All about rocks & minerals

Telescope - illustrates the power of 10

Visualizing Earth Lesson Plans & Activities - activities for highschool+

Weather Eye - weather projects

The Weather Unit - weather projects

ThinkQuest Library - links for science, geology, environment

Virtual Field Trip. Each week a new virtual field trip link is sent.

YES Mag's Projects - Canada's science magazine for projects

Science Activities

Build a Blood Cell!

Materials needed:
ziplock baggie
some kind of cooking oil
cranberry jelly or red gelatin
a dark button
about 10-12 grains of rice

Put all of the ingredients into the ziplock baggie and squish around to mix. The oil will separate and show blobs here and there. Those represent the white blood cells, the cranberry or gelatin is the blood, the button is the cell nucleus and the rice represents platelets.

Have the kids draw what they see and label all the parts.

Look up in the discovery website for a lesson on blood cells to go with your experiment and you are all set. Be sure to remind the kids that what you are looking representational and that a true blood cell is thousands of times smaller in your body.




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