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THE K - 8 CURRICULUM
Habitats:

Forest
Desert
Aquatic
Early Earth

Great Scientists

Chemistry
Earth & Space
Life Science
Physical Science

Human Body:

Body Systems
Health and Nutrition
Genes and Inheritance

Space:

Moon
Constellations
Our Solar System

Earth Science:

Geology
Oceans Weather

Physical Science:

Position and Movement
Energy and Electricity
Properties of Objects

LESSON PLANNING


Articles
Use It or Lose It: Puzzles to Exercise the Brain
Energize your students with some brainteasers.

Straight From the Heart
A "hearty" collection of activities for children.

Children Act Fast....So do Poisons -- a reminder to educators that we must "act fast" to teach poison prevention.

Photosynthesis: Don't Leaf Out Fall's Most Valuable Lesson!  Fall's colors provide the perfect motivation for teaching about photosynthesis across the grades.

On-Line Lesson Plans: Fresh Approaches for Tired Topics  A tour of some of the best on-line sources for creative lesson plans and other classroom activities.

Internet Scavenger Hunt: Inventors and Inventions
Have your students surfing the best on-line resources for famous and not-so-famous inventors and inventions.



Reviews
Turtle Trax   This site is devoted to the promotion and preservation of the marine turtle. It includes videos, essays, general information, and photographs.

Alfy: The Web Portal for Kids Alfy is an entertaining and educational site for kids Pre-K-3.

ES2000 - Endangered Species of the Next Millennium  This ThinkQuest entry is a comprehensive site on endangered species created by students for students.



Related
Links

The PBS Teaching Source for Science and Technology Search for lessons and activities by grade level and topic

The Science Learning Network Inquiry resources developed by each museum in the Science Learning Network.

The Science Spot Cruise through a sampling of science activities adapted for use in the middle school classroom with the Prentice Hall science series.

TEACHING THEMES


Articles
On the Lighter Side:  Simple Science - Ann Landers recently published student responses to some simple science questions.

'Down to Earth' Web Sites   Resources to Help Students Learn About Our Planet.

Growing Bigger Brains: Research Affects How Teachers Teach  Take a look at the results of some of the most recent brain research and explore the implications for you and your students.

Multiple Intelligences: A Theory for Everyone  This theory is changing the way some teachers teach.

Germs Spread Into School Curriculum: Handwashing Saves the Day!

Technology, Teachers, and Tiny Tots --- A Great Combination!   Technology is not necessarily reserved for the fully literate -- little kids can benefit from it too!



Reviews
Funology.com -- The Science of Having Fun    Funology.com delivers just what the name implies -- FUN! The site offers a large selection of activities for kids and promises to be the "one place where you'll never be bored!"

4000 Years of Women in Science  Contributions and discoveries made by women working in the field of science. Grade 3-12

The Tech Museum of Innovation: Online Exhibits  Let your students build satellites, climb Mount Everest, explore color theory, and lots more!

Exploratorium  This site will give teachers and students alike ideas, lessons, and information galore.

Science Learning Network   SNL's goal is to examine new approaches to inquiry science education.

You Can With Beakman and Jax This site has interactive demos, questions, images, and other science information for kids.



Related
Links
UTAHlink...educations connection to excellence  A list of science curricula for all grades.

K - 8 SCIENCE STANDARDS

National Standards Sciences K-4
Sciences 5-8
 
State Standards