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Science 3, 4th ed. Web Links

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Chapter 1: Cold-Blooded Animals

  • Reptiles—Information about reptiles and their classification

Chapter 2: Warm-Blooded Animals

  • The Cornell Lab of Ornithology—Identification of birds, sound clips of bird calls and songs, and web cams of specific birds or bird feeders
  • National Audubon Society of Birds—Identification of birds, sound clips of bird calls and songs
  • Feeder Watching—Information about the most common birds to come to a feeder; information organized by area of North America, type of feeder, or type of food

Chapter 3: Plants

Chapter 4: Ecosystems

  • Food Chain Millionaire Game—Quiz game about food chains; uses a “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” format
  • Food Chains—Basic information about the parts of a food chain and three food chains (woodland, river, and seashore) for kids to build
  • How Wolves Change Rivers—Short video showing changes in the food web and ecosystem resulting from the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone National Park

Chapter 5: Matter

  • Mass—Lesson plan on measuring mass using pennies as weights
  • States of Water—Label-the-diagram activity about the changing states of water

Chapter 6: Sound

  • Families of the Orchestra—Kid-friendly information about orchestra instruments and how sound is made; has audio clips of solo instruments and full orchestra
  • Orchestra Instruments—Kid-friendly information about orchestra instruments and music; has audio clips of some instruments
  • The Brain and Senses—Animation of sound moving through the parts of the earth

Chapter 7: Energy in Motion

Chapter 8: Soil, Rocks, and Minerals

  • Mineral Pictures—Nice mineral pictures; includes characteristics of each kind of mineral
  • Arches National Park—Information and pictures of the world's largest concentration of natural stone arches; chapter cover photo

Chapter 9: Weather

  • Weather Resources—NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) activities and printables for teachers and students
  • Sample Weather Alert Recordings—Wikipedia's NOAA Weather Radio page that includes audio recordings of weather forecasts and alerts
  • Weather Lab—Smithsonian Weather game app
  • Weather Wiz Kids—Website by a meteorologist full of information and activities about weather and meteorology

Chapter 10: The Solar System

  • The Solar System—Interactive solar system diagram with descriptions and facts about each planet
  • Solar System Primary Sources—Free Library of Congress eBook of primary sources about historical ideas of the solar system. For use with iTunes and iBooks.
  • Mars Exploration Rovers—Current NASA information and videos about the rovers and Mars exploration

Chapter 12: Skin

  • Skin—Kid’s encyclopedia article about the skin
  • Sammy the Skin Cell—Join Sammy the Skin Cell to learn about skin and skin care from the American Academy of Dermatology
  • KidsHealth—Articles, videos, interesting facts, and games about skin and other body parts
  • Lost Fingerprints—Scientific American article about causes for losing fingerprints

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