Surfing the Net: Science
Surfing the Net: Science

Computers are in every classroom and almost every home, yet many schools and parents only use preselected programs for instruction. Consequently, many students do not know how to research information using the largest information source in the world—the Internet.The Surfing the Net: Science activities are designed to teach students how to use the Internet to research Grades 3-6 science concepts based on standards found in most states. Students who complete this book will learn Grades 3-6 science, but more importantly how to gather information from the Internet.

Before beginning Surfing the Net: Science activities, teachers are strongly advised to use the lesson on search engines and key word searches.



Note(s): The information below is for book version 03.15. The pdf icon links you to the revised page or worksheet from the ones in your 03.15 version book.

- Revised Pages / Worksheets

 

How to Do Basic Internet Searches (video)

 

Links for Section 1 – Animals

 

Links for Section 2 – Atmosphere

 

Links for Section 3 – Ecosystems and Habitats

 

Links for Section 4 – Energy

 

Links for Section 5 – Geology

 

Links for Section 6 – Plants

 

Links for Section 7 – Space

 


Section 1 – Animals

Animals Intro
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals
http://animal.discovery.com
updated - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/videos/50-birds-50-states/#new_york.mp4

 

Amphibians
updated - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuWo_kWMihs
http://www.mydoctorgames.com/dissect-a-frog/game

 

Animal Cells
http://www.cellsalive.com/mitosis.htm

 

Birds
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/browse.aspx

 

Fish
http://www2.sd35.bc.ca/uconnect/salmon/DissectionGame.html
updated - http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/multimedia/surveys-and-quizzes/2013/whats-your-shark-personality  Revised Worksheet

 

Insects
http://www.mnh.si.edu/education/exhibitions/insectzoo.html
http://www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/permanent-exhibits/insect-zoo
http://www.keywestbutterfly.com

 

Invertebrates
http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/dl/free/0078617022/167348/00038301.swf

 

Mammals
updated - http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/videos
http://www.worldwildlife.org

 

Reptiles
updated - http://www.wired.com/2013/12/the-creature-feature-10-fun-facts-about-the-tuatara-or-just-the-tuatara-of-us  Revised Worksheet
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/16/video-from-the-field-anolemageddon


Section 2 – Atmosphere

Atmosphere Intro
updated - http://www.education.noaa.gov/Weather_and_Atmosphere
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/edures.shtml
http://www.weather.gov/education
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/topics/weather/?ar_a=1

 

Climate
http://www.epa.gov/climatestudents/impacts/index.html

 

Clouds
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-clouds.htm
http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/cloud2.html

 

Precipitation
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_aquifer.html
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/encyclopedia/precipitation/?ar_a=1
updated - http://wateruseitwisely.com/kids/games/
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/msac.html  Revised Worksheet

 

Severe Weather
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365036901
http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climateweather/atmospheric/barometer.htm
http://youngmeteorologist.org/game/game.html

 

Weather Instruments
updated - http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/for_fun/BuildyourownWeatherStation.pdf  Revised Worksheet
http://scijinks.jpl.nasa.gov/wild-weather-adventure

 

Weather Forecasts
http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/show/forecasting.html
http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/weather-sailor.html
http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-forecasting.htm
http://www.weather.com/forecast/commuter?layers=traffi c,radar

 

Winds
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/whatisweather/aboutweather/windforce.shtml
http://www.windfinder.com


Section 3 – Ecosystems and Habitats

Ecosystems and Habitats Intro
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/why-ocean-matters/?ar_a=1
http://disney.go.com/disneynature/oceans
updated - http://education.nationalgeographic.org/topics/ecosystems
http://study.com/academy/lesson/food-chains-trophic-levels-and-energy-flow-in-an-ecosystem.html

 

Deserts
http://www.digitaldialects.com/geography/physical_geography.htm
http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/habitats/desert-profile
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/media/gobi-desert/?ar_a=1
updated - http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/mali_malidesert
updated - http://easyscienceforkids.com/sahara-desert-facts-for-kids-video  Revised Worksheet
updated - http://player.discoveryeducation.com/views/hh_httpView.cfm?guidAssetId=3CD21212-F173-4532-855A-9F8FCD9E0CA5  Revised Worksheet

 

Food Webs
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/animaldietgame.htm
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/producersconsumersgame.htm
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm

 

Forests
http://www.americanforests.org/discover-forests/forest-facts
http://www.smokeybear.com/kids/default.asp?js=1
http://www.scholastic.com/growgreen/virtualforest

 

Grasslands
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=6521&CategoryID=2313
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/quizzes/kidscorner/animal_games_african_sav_large.html
updated - http://www.npss.sk.ca/games/?p=build-a-prairie
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/humanplanetexplorer/environments/grasslands#p00f0xy8

 

Oceans
http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/Water/marine_ecology.html
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/habitats-environment/habitats-oceans-env/coral-reefs/?videoDetect=t%252Ct
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/deep-ocean-mysteries-andwonders
updated - : http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/animals/hubs/fish

 

Rainforests
http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/multimedia/treehouse
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/canada_canadianrainforest
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/habitats/Tropical_and_subtropical_moist_broadleaf_forests
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/destinations/costa-rica-dest

 

Taiga and Tundra
updated - http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/video/13562
updated - http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/tdc02.sci.life.eco.arctic/arctic-tundra


Section 4 – Energy

Energy Intro
http://energy.gov/science-innovation/science-education
updated - http://www.pbs.org/video/2365153297
http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/activity/geography-oil-drilling-gulf-mexico/?ar_a=1
http://video.pbs.org/video/980039287
http://www.eia.gov/kids
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/physics/windenergy.html
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/roofus/pizza_box.html
http://www.sparkenergy.com/blog/build-a-solar-powered-oven-with-your-kids
http://education-portal.com/academy/lesson/food-chains-trophic-levels-and-energy-flow-in-an-ecosystem.html

 

Electromagnetism
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/i-didnt-know-that/idkt-magnets
updated - http://www.energyedcouncil.org/PowerBandit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/changing_circuits.shtml
http://www.learningcircuits.co.uk

 

Energy and Conservation
http://www.neok12.com/php/watch.php?v=zX0a7f7a41717c595f787f0a&t=Law-of-Conservation
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index

 

Fossil Fuels
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=30456
updated - www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbMo3ZsXZv4

 

Hydroelectricity
http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html
http://www.usbr.gov/lc/hooverdam/educate/kidfacts.html
http://www.hydroquebec.com/games/network/flash.html

 

Nuclear Energy
http://www.opg.com/generating-power/nuclear/how-it-works/Pages/how-it-works.aspx
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/17/134568383/japan-three-mile-islandchernobyl-putting-it-all-in-perspective
http://www.nuclearpowersimulator.com

 

Solar and Wind Energy
http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=solar_home-basics
http://shows.howstuffworks.com/stuff-to-blow-your-mind/51308-stuff-to-blow-your-kids-mind-solar-power-video.htm
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/energy-environment/solar-power
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/energy-environment/wind-power
http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,27456914001_1907002,00.html


Section 5 – Geology

Geology Intro
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/31883-howstuffworks-show-episode-4-power-of-water-erosion-video.htm
http://www.sdnhm.org/archive/kids/minerals/collection1.html
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dynamicearth/plate2.html
http://www.heritagekids.info/school/Science/Plate Tectonic Game Show Flash.html
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/volcanoes-101
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HQwYbwmyaY

 

Erosion and Weathering
http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/dsc/externalApplications/interactiveVideos/index.html?vid=32
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/ES08/ES08.html

 

Minerals
http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/ES03/ES03.html
http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/minerals/define/cake.htm
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/34880-howstuffworks-show-episode-6-dangers-of-lead-mining-video.htm
updated - http://www.gold.org/research/modern-day-gold-mine-video

 

Rocks
http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar
http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/rocks/cycle/index.htm
http://www.schooltube.com/video/1db4b49ffe290cd8fd16/Igneous-Rock-Formation

 

Plate Tectonics
http://news.discovery.com/earth/videos/why-tell-me-why-why-pangea-broke-apart.htm
http://www.teachersdomain.org/asset/ess05_int_shake
http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/greatest-discoveries/videos/100-greatest-discoveries-plate-tectonics

 

Earthquakes
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/environment-natural-disasters/earthquakes/earthquake-101/
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/japan-tsunami-2011-vin
http://www.stopdisastersgame.org/en/playgame.html
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

 

Volcanoes
updated - http://www.neok12.com/video/Volcanoes/zX06694e581a074f6e005367.htm
updated - www.discoverykids.com/games/volcano-explorer


Section 6 – Plants

Plants Intro
http://plants.usda.gov/java
http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/videos/nature.html
http://www.knowplants.org/Know_Plants/Home.html

 

Plants
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/gpe.html
http://www.ncagr.gov/cyber/kidswrld/plant/nutrient.htm
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/videos?videoGuid=e77720bf-85ea-45b8-89da-c06b40067c91

 

Plant Cells
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/health/anatomy/cell/plant_cell_tutorial.htm
http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=20219
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/plants/photosynthesis.htm

 

Flowering Plants
http://www.mnh.si.edu/museum/news/firstflower
http://www.neok12.com/Pollination.htm

 

Non-Flowering Plants
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/non-flowering-plants-list.html
http://www.ehow.com/video_4774756_do-non_flowering-plants-reproduce_.html

 

Fruits and Vegetables
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/places/countries-places/united-states/us_cranberries
http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,658160623001_2030619,00.html
http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/basics/how-to-practise-crop-rotation/94.html
http://www.unitedstreaming.com/videos/dsc/externalApplications/virtual_labs-es/Plants/index.html

 

Trees and Shrubs
updated - http://www.neok12.com/video/Plants/zX7e51775c5a076043404102.htm
http://www.arborday.org/trees/wtit
http://www.arborday.org/Shopping/Trees/shrubs-bushes-and-hedges.cfm


Section 7 – Space

Space Intro
http://www.space.com
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
http://www.planetary.org
http://ncesse.org
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

 

Our Solar System
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/science/space-sci/solar-system/solar-system-sci
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/science/space-sci/solar-system/transit-venus-sci
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/space-technology-news/mars-curiosity-rover-lands-vin
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/news/space-technology-news/nasa-juno-spacecraft-vin
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/solar-system-explorer

 

The Sun
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/science/space-sci/solar-system/sun-101-sci
http://missionscience.nasa.gov/sun/sunVideo_01spaceweather.html
http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-for-kids/0019-the-revolution-of-the-earth.php

 

The Moon
http://www.neok12.com/Moon.htm
updated - http://airandspace.si.edu/explore-and-learn/topics/apollo/apollo-program
http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/phases-of-the-moon

 

Constellations and Stars
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa/stars/lifecyclestarsrev1.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/add_aqa/stars/planetsstarsandgalaxiesact.shtml
http://www.neok12.com/Stars.htm

 

Space Exploration
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/ops/research_student.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSTp2KOxlOM
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/mars-adventure2

 

Asteroids, Meteors, and Comets
http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/29130-fireballs-from-space-the-asteroid-belt-video.htm
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2013/26feb_russianmeteor
http://hubblesite.org/reference_desk/faq/answer.php.id=22&cat=solarsystem
http://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/solar-empire-shorts-origin-of-comets.htm
updated - http://www.space.com/19878-halleys-comet.html  Revised Worksheet