National Geographic video on acacia ants and leaf cutter ants....

Goal 1- Interdependence of plants and animals

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers song- great! You can listen to it right on your SMART board! Eating sunlight at dinnertime! Scavengers eat dead things- Gross!

Study Jams has videos/slide shows, games, activities for biomes, symbiosis, food webs, ecosystems, etc...
Food Chains movie- Kid friendly- Food webs, producers, consumers, building food chain interaction, first, second, third level consumers...good site!

Here is another ecosystemsweb page.

Great game called walk the plank that asks lots of questions about the ecosystems. Good review game!

Here is a fox and rabbit game simuationthat helps with limiting factors.

Symbiosisgame

Here is a great website that shows easy reading information on biomes of the earth. Great for a research project.

Energy flow in an ecosystemactivity!

Virtual Pond Dip activity





Biomes of the Earth

Study Jams Biome movie- really good explanation of all 6 biomes.

Wikispace with conservation measures being explored for each biome... HUMAN IMPACT on Biomes

Biomes movie- all the world's biomes discussed along with quiz at the end. Kid friendly.

Biomes research website


Mission Biomes has information/links for all of the biomes.

The 6 major Biomes we are studying are:

Deserts
Biomes of the World - Deserts
Blue Planet Biomes - Deserts
Desert USA
Desert Habitats
Major Biomes of the Blue Planet has a Desert section.

Wikispace with conservation measures being explored for each biome... HUMAN IMPACT on Biomes


Grasslands
Forestry
Grasslands
Prairie at Blue Planet
Grassland at Enchanted Learning
Grass Biomes
Kids Do Ecology- Grasslands pageGrassland Explorer
Wikispace with conservation measures being explored for each biome... HUMAN IMPACT on Biomes



Deciduous Forest
Forests by Brain Pop Jr.
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Major Biomes of the Blue Planet has a Deciduous Forest section towards the bottom.
Deciduous Forest at Blue Planet
Kids Do Ecology- Forest page
Wikispace with conservation measures being explored for each biome... HUMAN IMPACT on Biomes

Taiga
Kids Ecology- Taiga PageThe North Pacific Coast

Wikispace with conservation measures being explored for each biome... HUMAN IMPACT on Biomes
Taiga biome
Taiga Biome Prezi

Rainforest
The Tropical Rainforest Biome facts
Major Biomes of the Blue Planet has a Rainforest section.
Kids Do Ecology- Rainforest Page
Fact Monster- Scroll down toward the bottom of the page...
Passport to the Rainforest

Wikispace with conservation measures being explored for each biome... HUMAN IMPACT on Biomes


Arctic Tundra
Major Biomes of the Blue Planet has a Tundra section.
Kid Friendly Tundra Research page
Blue Planet Biomes- Tundra- This is a page dedicated only to the Tundra.
The Tundra Biome
The Human Impact on the Tundra
Another site for Tundra that shows ABIOTIC factors and FOOD WEB

Wikispace with conservation measures being explored for each biome... HUMAN IMPACT on Biomes

Tundra Prezi


Goal 2- Landforms
Study Jams has lots of activities and videos about landforms, volcanoes, weathering and erosion.Teacher Tube has an animated video that is 2.59 min. long called Weathering and Erosion. It is good. It discusses physical and chemical weathering and how erosion works.
The Face of the Earth is Changingsong- erosion


Here is a website on glaciersand how they move.

Shake, Rattle, and Slide
site has good explanation of how glaciers move and how valleys are formed. Site also discusses Earhquakes and volcanoes.

Shape it Up activity- allows students to see virtually how landforms are shaped over time.


Goal 3- Weather and ClimateWhy does the wind blow?songStudy Jams- Water Cycle, Seasons, Clouds, all kinds of activities!Teacher Tube has a great video with a Water Cycle Music Video to the tune of I Will Survive! Really funny! Kids will love it!
Stratus and Cumulous
song

Interactive water cycleonline


Interactive Water Cycle

Water Cycle Song Video


Weather around the world
that is updated hourly. Kid friendly page.

Weather activities for your classroom -
from making acid rain, to making clouds!

The Weather

This site looks at how children monitored the weather over a few months. There are photographs of the equipment they used and also graphs that they produced. There are opportunities to use the data to answer questions about the weather.

Weather Forecast

Choose a map and add labels to make your own forecast.

Weather Wiz Kids website
Goal 4- Forces and Motion

Gravity video and activity from Brain Pop Jr. This one is free!

Webquest for Roller Coasters
Newton's Laws link
Study Jams is a great site with lots of activities for Simple Machines, inertia, gravity, forces, etc...

There is a Honda commercial on Teacher Tube that uses a Rube Goldberg machine to make the car start.

Simple Machines website

Teacher Tube has a 3.5 min. video on Newton's Three Laws of Motion- animated & lots of vocabulary!
Build your own roller coaster game
*The Gravity Song**

Sir Isaac Newton song
...1st law of motion....

Friction song...

Forces and Magnetism activities and games-
includes friction, gravity, etc...

Great

science activities
Landforms, motion & design, water cycles, levers and pulleys...

Design it- Figit!

Ed Heads
has a good site for simple machines.

Interactive Spring Scale

Great website for
design and motion. Interactive Game.

The Science of the Olympics Games

Here is a website that goes with forces and motion. It allows students to elevate a track to determine its effect on the speed of a car.

Goldburger to go has Rube Goldberg machines that are fun to watch and you can use this site to discuss cause and effect as well.


General Science Sites:
Here is a good link for lots of internet resources on Science. You will need to be choosy here. Some goals don't apply. There are some good resources for weather as compared to climate and ecosystems and forces and motion. Look at 3rd grade's page too from this site. It has information on friction and habitats.


This website has lots of interactive science activities on everything from magnets, friction, sound, circuits, conductors, Earth/Moon/Sun and others. Great website!

Science picture vocabulary cards


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