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The Science Machine

Here in The Science Machine you will find links to three dozen online resources that will help you teach and reinforce important science skills. Search the list below for resources you might use with your whole class in your schools computer lab. Or you might schedule students to use these activities on computers in your classroom computer center. These resources make great reward time activities too. While you are checking out our Science Machine resources, be sure to explore the additional resources listed in the sidebar on this page.

Cell Models
Science Topics: cell types and structure, meiosis, mitosis (Grades 5-12)

The Virtual Body
Science Topics: biology, the human body (Grades 4-12)

Tonight's Sky
Science Topics: astronomy, constellations, space (Grades 3-12)

Science Topics: environment, climate change, energy (Grades 3-12)

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Flower Pollination
Science Topics: biology, flowering plants (Grades 3-12)

Amusement Park Physics
Science Topics: physics, forces (Grades 3-12)

The Periodic Table
Science Topics: chemistry, elements (Grades 6-12)

KODAK: Close to Perfection
Science Topics: biology, insects, nature, photography (Grades K-12)

Air Junk
Science Topics: biology, air quality, health (Grades 3-8)

Cyber Tiger
Science Topics: zoology (Grades 1-4)

Energy Vampires
Science Topics: energy, electricity (Grades 2-6)

Science of Music
Science Topics: sound, music (Grades 3-8)

Geyser Surpriser
Science Topics: earth science, geology, geysers (Grades 1-6)

Measure Yourself
Science Topics: health, biology, measurement (Grades 4-6)

Science Topics: technology, biology, health (Grades 3-12)

Science Topics: eyes, vision, biology (Grades 2-6)

Microbe Zoo
Science Topics: biology, microbes (Grades 3-12)

Sharks: Myth and Mystery
Science Topics: biology, sharks (Grades K-12)

Solids and Liquids
Science Topics: states of matter (Grades K-2)

Gummy Greenhouse Gasses
Science Topics: chemistry, environment (Grades 3-8)

Thrown for a Curve
Science Topics: physics (Grades 4-8)

Dancing Penny
Science Topics: heat, energy, air pressure (Grades K-12)

Science Topics: states of matter (Grades K-6)

Eeko World
Science Topics: environment (Grades K-4)

Metals and Magnetism
Science Topics: chemistry, magnetism (Grades 1-4)

Feel the Heat
Science Topics: heat, energy, engineering (Grades K-8)

Kinetic City
Science Topics: biology, the body, fitness, health, energy, forces (Grades 3-5)

Coal Flowers: An Historic Craft
Science Topics: properties of matter, chemistry (Grades K-8)

Tongue Map
Science Topics: sense of taste (Grades 4-8)

Everest: Roof of the World
Science Topics: geology, physiology (Grades 6-12)

Rainbow Flowers
Science Topics: plants, biology (Grades K-4)

Oil Spill
Science Topics: oil spills, oceans, the environment (Grades 2-6)

Plane Smarts
Science Topics: aeronautics, chemistry (Grades 2-6)

Geodesic Dome
Science Topics: material strength, architecture (Grades 3-6)

Star Finder
Science Topics: astronomy (Grades 4-8)

Kinetic Sculpture
Science Topics: engineering, art (Grades 3-8)