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AIMS Education Foundation Purchase lesson plans for various content (about $2 per lesson plan)
Annenberg Media Interactives Interactive games
Answers.com A virtual library that provides definitions and explanations on more than 4 million topics from reliable, brand-name sources
Britannica Online (added April 2008) Offers encyclopedia and related materials for students of all levels
Custom Guide (added December 2008) Free online software training
Discovery School Puzzlemaker, clipart, lesson plans
Education Place Graphic Organizer Templates
Environmental Literacy Council Information on land, water, climate, ecosystems, energy, food, etc.
Everyday Mysteries by The Library of Congress (added April 2008) Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to many of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. In addition, we will introduce you to the Library of Congress' rich collections in science and technology.
Explore Learning Simulations-This program requires a subscription; however, you can view each simulation for 5 minutes at a time.
Fact Monster Information and games on various topics
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence Teaching and learning resources from federal agencies
The Futures Channel (added Dec 2008) Includes short videos clips and resources to tie curriculum to the real world
Galileo (added January 2009) Georgia's Virtual Library (if you are logged on at school you should not need a password; however, you can get the current password from your media specialist if you want to use Galileo at home)
Galileo Materials (added January 2009) List of materials and databases in Galileo
Geography 4 Kids - Real World Examples Pictures of real world examples of various social studies and science topics
Kids Know It Network Information, activities, games, songs, movies, etc. for science, math, language arts, and social studies.
Kids Konnect (added January 2009) Links to various subjects and activities in a variety of topics.
Kids Portal to the U.S. Government Offers links to government agencies, schools, and educational organizations
MIT OpenCourseWare for
High Schools
(added April 2008)
Highlights for High School has video and audio clips, animations, lecture notes, and assignments taken from MIT courses, all categorized to match Advanced Placement science and math curricula.
National Center for Education Statistics - Kids' Zone Create graphs, mind benders, Word of the Day, Quote of the Day, This Day in History
National Geographic -Education Maps, photos, news, audio/video
National Geographic Kids (added April 2008) Animals, games, stories, videos, activities, people and places
National Resources Conservation Services Conservation education materials and resources for K-12
National Science Digital Library (added January 2009) NSDL is the Nation's online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.
Pete's PowerPoint Station Collection of PowerPoints on various topics
Picnik Photo Editing (added April 2008) Free, online photo editing program that is EASY to use.
PowerPoint Games (added April 2008) PowerPoint Games from Jefferson County Schools.
ProProfs - Educational FREEway Create quizzes and flashcards that you can post on any website
Quiz Hub (added April 2008) Educational quiz games for K-12
Quizlet (added July 2008) Online quiz program where you can create and save your own list of vocabulary or matching concepts
Reading Quest Graphic organizers
Regents Exam Prep Center Tutorials and practice on all subjects areas
Sheppard Software Games and quizzes
Smithsonian Education Search for Smithsonian resources by subject and grade
Songs for Teaching Songs in all subject areas

Teacher's Domain

Multimedia resource

Teacher Tube (added April 2008) This website combines the sharing and community building aspects of YouTube with the needs of educators. Search for educational video clips on all topics.
Tech Trekers Simulations, scavenger hunts, virtual field trips
Thinkfinity Teacher and student resources on various topics
United Streaming Videos, video segments, lesson ideas, and images on all topics
Webquests Search for webquests on all topics
West Georgia ETTC Educational Technology Training Center located at West Georgia Resa
West Georgia RESA Resources (added July 2008) Authentic assessment templates, reading resources, science language list, student resources, teacher resources, etc.
Who2 Find information on famous people
Zeeks Game Listing Games of all variety (mostly for just entertainment)

General Science                                                                                back to the top

Abpi Resources for Teachers (added April 2008) Interactive content, resource library, and curriculum links on science topics
Annenberg Media Interactives Interactive science games as well as other subjects
Bitesize Revision (BBC) Simulations, tutorials, and quizzes on various science topics
Enchanted Learning (added Dec 2008) Resources on various science topics
Environmental Literacy Council Information on land, water, climate, ecosystems, energy, food, etc.
Everyday Mysteries by The Library of Congress (added April 2008) Everyday Mysteries will help you get the answers to many of life's most interesting questions through scientific inquiry. In addition, we will introduce you to the Library of Congress' rich collections in science and technology.
Exploratorium (added April 2008) Hands-on activities, online exhibitions, science news, etc.
Explore Learning Simulations-This program requires a subscription; however, you can view each simulation for 5 minutes at a time.
The Futures Channel (added Dec 2008) Includes short videos clips and resources to tie curriculum to the real world
Geography 4 Kids - Real World Examples Pictures of real world examples of various science topics
Glencoe Online Learning Centers Resources for main areas of science
Jefferson Lab Science Education Teacher resources, games, puzzles
Kids Know It Network Information, activities, games, songs, movies, etc. for science, math, language arts, and social studies.
Kids Konnect (added January 2009) Links to various subjects in science. Links are categorized by science topics and types of information.
Middle School Activities Lesson plans and activities on various science topics
Middle School Science Lesson plans, activities, resources for science
MIT OpenCourseWare for
High Schools
(added April 2008)
Highlights for High School has video and audio clips, animations, lecture notes, and assignments taken from MIT courses, all categorized to match Advanced Placement science curricula.
NASA Quest (added April 2008) NASA Quest connects K-12 classrooms with people, research, and science through mission-based interactions and activities.
National Center for Education Statistics - Kids' Zone Create graphs, mind benders, Word of the Day, Quote of the Day, This Day in History
National Geographic -Education Maps, photos, news, audio/video
National Geographic Kids (added April 2008) Animals, games, stories, videos, activities, people and places
National Resources Conservation Services Conservation education materials and resources for K-12
National Science Digital Library (added January 2009) NSDL is the Nation's online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.
NSTA - Outstanding Science Trade Book Lists Lists by year of trade books identified by the National Science Teachers Association as outstanding books for science
Quia - Class Science Games Quia science games created in several science topics
Quiz Hub (added April 2008) Educational quiz games for K-12
Regents Exam Prep Center Tutorials and practice on all subjects areas
Science Gems On-line science resources categorized by subject and grade level
Science Misconceptions List of misconceptions in science in various topics
Science NetLinks (added April 2008) Internet-based learning activities, interactive activities, and resource links on science topics.
Science Niche (added April 2008) Educational resources for science teachers and students
Science Spot Lesson plans, activities, resources for science
SciLinks from NSTA (added April 2008) List of science links from the National Science Teachers Association
Sheppard Software Games and quizzes
Singing Science Records Variety of science songs
Skoool - Learning and Teaching Technology Lessons and simulations on electricity and magnetism, forces and motion, light and sound, the earth and beyond
Smithsonian Education Search for Smithsonian resources by subject and grade
Songs for Teaching Songs in all subject areas

Teacher's Domain

Multimedia resource

Teacher Tube (added April 2008) This website combines the sharing and community building aspects of YouTube with the needs of educators. Search for educational video clips on all topics.
Tech Trekers Simulations, scavenger hunts, virtual field trips
Thinkfinity Teacher and student resources on various topics
United Streaming Videos, video segments, lesson ideas, and images on all topics
Webquests Search for webquests on all topics
West Georgia ETTC Educational Technology Training Center located at West Georgia Resa
West Georgia RESA Resources (added July 2008) Authentic assessment templates, reading resources, science language list, student resources, teacher resources, etc.
West Ga. Youth Science & Technology Center Wide assortment of equipment, kits, and multimedia to assist in the classroom
Who2 Find information on famous people
Wired for Science (added April 2008) The PBS television series offers online web exclusive stories, additional video, blogs, columns, interviews, a discussion area, and regular contests.
General Earth Science                                                                     back to the top
Astro-Venture - NASA (added April 2008) Interactive, multimedia web environment where students role play a NASA scientist and search for and build a habitable planet.
Athena-Earth and Space Science for K-12 Lessons and activities
Classzone - McDougal Littell Teacher and student resources including virtual labs, practice tests, activities, etc. for earth science
Earth Guide Diagrams Diagrams and animations of various events on the Earth
Earth Observatory - NASA (added April 2008) Data, images, features on the atmosphere, oceans, land, life on Earth, heat and energy, remote sensing
Exploring Earth Visualizations - McDougal Littell Visualizations and resources for every aspect of Earth science
Exploring the Environment (added April 2008) Modules and activities on topics such as hurricanes, weather, rainforest, coral rifts, rift valley, global climate change, etc.
Kids Know It Network Links to sites for studying the Earth, atmosphere, geology, and astronomy
Know H2O (added April 2008) Interactive, educational website that allows students and educators to learn about the world's water crisis
NASA Homepage (added April 2008) Links to all of NASA's topics and resources
NASA ISS EarthKAM (added April 2008) ISS EarthKAM is a NASA sponsored program that provides stunning, high quality photographs of our planet taken from the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. There is an image library and resources for educators and students
NASA Multimedia (added April 2008) Images, videos, podcasts, etc.
NOVA Teachers - Earth Science (currently unavailable) Activities, resources, and interactives on various earth science topics
The Encyclopedia of Earth (added April 2008) Electronic reference about the Earth
Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences Earthquakes, global warming, simulations, etc. on earth science.
Windows to the Universe Teacher resources for teaching Earth science
Astronomy                                                                                          back to the top
An Atlas of the Universe There are nine main maps on this web page, each one approximately ten times the scale of the previous one. The first map shows the nearest stars and then the other maps slowly expand out until we have reached the scale of the entire visible universe.
Amazing Space (added April 2008) Online explorations about comets, galaxies, gravity, etc.
Arty the Astronaut (added Dec 2008) Explore the planets with fun facts, actions, and games
Astronomy Picture of the Day Each day a different image of the universe appears with a written explanation from a professional astronomer
At Home Astronomy (added May 2009) Resources and activities on astronomy
BNSC - Earth and Moon (added May 2009) Diagram and information showing the Earth and the Moon
BNSC - Mission Resources (added May 2009) There's still a lot to learn about our Universe, which is why space missions remain very important. The UK is currently involved in many exciting missions. This part of the site looks at four of the most significant, and offers useful learning materials.
Comparing Earth's Atmosphere with Other Planets Interactive lab comparing the Earth's atmosphere with other planets
Discover Education: Curriculum Center - Solar System (added Dec 2008) Resources such as quick facts, project ideas, experiments, word play, quiz, etc. on the solar system
Discovery Education: Curriculum Center - The Universe (added Dec 2008) Resources such as quick facts, project ideas, experiments, word play, quiz, etc. on the universe
Earth's Daily Rotation Animation (added June 2009) McDougal Littell animation of the Earth's daily rotation
Evidence of the Earth turning on an axis (added June 2009) McDougal Littell animation showing evidence of the Earth turning on an axis using a pendulum
Exploratorium Find out your age on another planet
Exploratorium - Build a Solar System (added May 2009) Build a Solar System Activity
Exploratorium Observatory (added May 2009) Images of various astronomical events
Exploring Origins - NASA (added April 2008) By exploring ideas about the origins of the solar system held by various cultures throughout the ages, students will gain an understanding that the Genesis mission is providing data to answer age-old questions: How did the solar system come to be as we see it today? How did the Earth, sun and other planets form?
Exploring the Planets Information on planets, comets, and explorations. Links to some activities
Galaxies Galore, Games and More Astronomy games
Hubble Site (added April 2008) The universe holds many mysteries. Explore some of the marvels that lie within our cosmic neighborhood and beyond.
Keith's Moon Phases (added May 2009) Animation of moon phases
Kids Astronomy Information, diagrams, animations, games, etc. on the universe, solar system, planets, etc.
Measuring the Atmosphere: Temperature, Pressure, and Ozone Interactive lab to determine the relationship between atmospheric pressure and altitude;
determine the relationship between temperature and altitude; and determine the location of ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Meteoritics (added May 2009) Information on comets, meteors, and asteroids
Moon Phases (added May 2009) Moon phase animation
Mr. Eclipse (added May 2009) Resource for eclipse photography
Nasa for Kids Games, art, stories, and activities
NASA & MSU Project on Astronomy An extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy
NASA Pathways to Astronomy Education Resources (added April 2008) The Universe is a very big place...and there are many ways to explore it. In this Section of Imagine the Universe!, we will provide you with the pathways to other World-Wide Web sites, posters, books, magazines, slide sets, movies, and whatever else we could find that we think you'll find useful.
NASA - The Space Science Education Resource Directory (added April 2008) The Space Science Education Resource Directory is designed for educators seeking NASA's space science educational resources. It will help you locate Internet-based resources, such as Web pages and Portable Document Format (PDFs).
Naval Oceanography Portal - Phases of the Moon data (added May 2009) Data services for phases of the moon
The Nine Planets (added May 2009) An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
Origin of the Solar System Animation (added June 2009) Animation from McDougal Littell showing the origin of the solar system
Project Astro Tucson - Phases of the Moon Demos (added May 2009) Video clips and an animation demonstrating the phases of the moon
Schlumberger - SEED Design your own universe virtual lab
Schlumberger - SEED Build your own star virtual lab
SDSS Skyserver (added April 2008) The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is an optical survey of the northern sky that collects data to create a 3-D map of the universe. This site has online visual analysis tools, lesson plans, and student activities.
Solar System Exploration by NASA (added April 2008) Multimedia and resources for educators and kids on the solar system
Solar System Lithographs from Nasa (added April 2008) Documents showing colorful images, general information, significant dates, and interesting facts about comets, asteroids, the sun, and various planets.
Solar System Small Bodies (added May 2009) Questions and Answers on comets, meteors, and asteroids
Space.com - All About Eclipses (added May 2009) Information and pictures of eclipses
Space Day Resources for participating in Space Day or classroom teaching
Star Charts (added April 2008) Free pdf versions of star charts from SFA that can be downloaded
The Space Place Games, animations, projects, and facts about Earth, space, and technology
U.S. Naval Observatory Astronomical Applications Department Data Services (added December 2008) Data on phases of the moon, celestial objects, earth and solar system bodies, etc.
Voyage of Discovery - A Scale Model of the Universe Activity (added May 2009) Students will explore the size and distance relationships of the Sun and planets of the Solar System, using a model of the Solar System at one ten-billionth of its actual size.
Windows to the Universe (added May 2009) Resources and activities on the Universe
Worlds of David Darling - Comets, Meteors, and Asteroids (added May 2009) Information about comets, meteors, and asteroids from David Darling's book series Discovering our Universe
Energy                                                                                                back to the top
CASEnergy Classroom (added December 2008) Explore the world of nuclear energy and how it plays a vital role in America
Energy Quest Energy education website
Energy for Kids Facts, history, games, and activities on energy
Environmental Literacy Council Information on land, water, climate, ecosystems, energy, food, etc.
NEI Science Club (added December 2008) Nuclear Energy Institute's science club with information, projects, and games on nuclear energy
Sustainable Choices from Stanford University (added April 2008) This guide presents environmentally conscious suggestions for changing behaviors at home, in stores, and on the road.
NRC Student's Corner (added Dec 2008) The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Student corner with information on nuclear energy
Geology                                                                                               back to the top
Annenberg Dynamic Earth Interactive (added April 2008) Tutorial and interactive quizzes on the earth
Annenberg Interactive Rock Cycle (added April 2008) Tutorial and interactive quizzes on rocks
Common Objects Made of Minerals (added June 2009) McDougal Littell - pictures of minerals with images of common objects made from those minerals.
Discovery Channel - The Dirt on Soil (added December 2008) Learning adventure on soil
Kids Geology Information, pictures, songs, games, etc. on geology
Metamorphic Rock Forming Animation (added June 2009) Animation from McDougal Littell showing the formation of metamorphic rock
National Resources Conservation Services Conservation education materials and resources for K-12 (soil education and investigations)
PBS Savage Earth Animations (added June 2009) Animations on events such as tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanoes
Schlumberger - SEED Earthquake epicenter and Geologic History of the Earth virtual labs
Sediments are Deposited Animation (added June 2009) Animation from McDougal Littell of sediments being deposited
Sedimentary Rock Formation Animation (added June 2009) Animation from McDougal Littell of sedimentary rock forming
Rock Hounds Lesson plans, ideas, and animations to discover how rocks are formed
Rock Examination from McDougal Littell (added June 2009) Examine rocks from the view of a satellite all the way down to a microscopic view
University of Alabama Science Arcade Games Identification game on rocks
U.S. Geological Survey multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water. Studies the landscape, our natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us.
Volcano Explorer by Discovery Channel (added April 2008) Tutorial on plate tectonics, volcanoes, and an interactive volcano builder
Hydrology & Meteorology                                                                back to the top
Aim a Hurricane (added June 2009) Game where you can see how winds work together to determine the path of a hurricane
Create a Cane (added June 2009) Game where students manipulate factors to create a hurricane
Cycles Facts about various cycles with places to go, people to see, and things to do
Discovery Education: Curriculum Center - Weather & Climate (added Dec 2008) Resources such as quick facts, experiments, project ideas, word play, quiz, etc. on weather and climate
Earth's Dynamic Atmosphere Animation (added June 2009) Animation that illustrates the Earth's atmosphere
Eds Heads Learn how to report and predict the weather at the underground W.H.E.D. weather caves!
EPA Kids Site This site contains an interactive lesson on global warming, the water cycle, and the carbon cycle.
Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network (added May 2009) Resources and data on weather and climate
Glacier Bay National Park Animated photos of glacier evolution
Global Climate Animations Global energy balance, temperature, global water balance
Hurricanes by Science Netlinks (added April 2008) Animated tutorial of how a hurricane forms, continues to grow, and the type of damage it causes
KidsGeo Learn about the world around you. Geography is the study of the Earth as it exists today, focusing on the surface, the atmosphere, the oceans, as well as the distribution of plants, animals, and people.
NASA Earth Observatory (added May 2009) Image of the Day, Articles, Natural Hazards, and animated Global Maps
National Climatic Data Center Archive of world climate data
National Hurricane Center (added June 2009) Resources on hurricanes
National Weather Service Online School for Weather (added June 2009) Information and resources on weather events
NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (added June 2009) NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory studies severe and hazardous weather processes and develops tools to help National Weather Service forecasters, and federal, university and private sector partners use weather information more effectively.
NOAA Storms (added June 2009) Four lessons on storms
S.W.I.R.L. - Storm Chaser Test (added December 2008) Severe Weather Institute Research Lab Storm Chaser Test activity
TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) NASA Problem-based classroom modules and educational videos
USA Today Weather (added June 2009) Weather maps and resources
USGS Natural Hazards (added June 2009) Information and resources on natural hazards
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Drinking Water & Ground Water Kids Stuff (added May 2009) Resources for kids and teachers on water
USGS Water Science for Schools: The Water Cycle (added Dec 2008) Information and diagrams on the water cycle
The Weather Channel Local weather news and maps
The Weather Dude Information about various weather events, weather maps, songs about weather
Weather Wiz Kids (added June 2009) Information on weather topics for students and teachers
Wild Wild Weather (added Dec 2008) Information and resources on weather
Oceanography                                                                                    back to the top
Discovery Education: Curriculum Center - Oceans (added December 2008) Resources such as quick facts, project ideas, experiments, word play, quiz, etc. on oceans
Ocean Explorer NOAA Explorations, videos, resources on oceanography
Savage Seas (added April 2008) (currently unavailable) Information and animations about surviving in the abyssal zone of the ocean.
Safety                                                                                                  back to the top
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia - Environmental Health & Safety (added September 2008) Resources and training on environmental health, safety, and hazardous materials
Environmental Education in Georgia (added September 2008) Lessons, resources, information on environmental issues in Georgia
Greening Schools (added September 2008) The purpose of the project was to help schools provide a safe and healthy environment. The project was also designed to provide teachers with standards-based tools to introduce the concepts of waste reduction and pollution prevention to students.
Journal of Chemical Education (added September 2008) Online resource for chemical safety
The Power of Green Purchasing - Duke University (added September 2008) Information on purchasing environmentally friendly materials for science
Vermont Safety Information Resources, Inc. - Siri (added September 2008) Safety information and searchable Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) database
Reduce/Reuse/Conserve                                                                back to the top
Peak Students (added August 2008) Energy challenge, games, and quizzes on conserving electricity
The Greens (added August 2008) The GREENS is a site for kids from WGBH about sustainability and green living. It includes short episodes with animations and resources.
Testing Resources                                                                             back to the top
SCASS Assessment Questions (added December 2008) Database of assessment questions (Username: gasci Password: 8g4a2)


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