Science Interactive Sites for Smartboard Use – Grades K - 5

Please note that in visiting these links, you are leaving the Plattsburgh City School District website. These sites are on external servers, and are not under the control of the Plattsburgh City School District. The Plattsburgh City School District can assume no responsibility for the accuracy or content of these external sites.

Adaptation and Survival**

Animated tutorial - Primary/Intermediate Level

Air and Weather

Cold, hot, warm, cool, what does the temperature mean to you? - Primary Level

Animals

How animals meet their needs - Primary Level

Balance and Motion

Find out lots more about how things balance and how things move! - Primary Level

Bee Anatomy

Interactive schematic of internal/external bee - Intermediate Level

Bunny Balance

Lets kids experiment with balance – Primary

Butterfly Life Cycle

Life cycle of a butterfly - Primary/Intermediate Level

Carl and the Canon

Exploring force and motion - Intermediate Level

Chain Reaction

Food chain lesson- Primary/Intermediate Level

Changes in Materials

4 activities - Primary/Intermediate Level

Changing Shapes of Materials

Activities that show that forces affect different materials in different ways- Primary/Intermediate Level

Changing State

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Changing State of Water

Drag and Drop diagram of changing state of water - Primary/Intermediate Level

Characteristics of Materials

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Circuits

Tutorial, activity and quiz on circuits - Primary/Intermediate Level

Circuits and Conductors

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Dino Reserve

Interactive site about dinosaurs - Primary/Intermediate Level

Dinosaur Quiz

Interactive visit the dinosaur museum - Primary/Intermediate Level

Dry Bones Connected

Music Cartoon Video that illustrates the skeleton - Primary Level

Earth from Space

 

Earth, Sun and Moon

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Earthquakes*

Nice animation about how earthquakes happen - Intermediate

Earth's Resources

Interactive site that teaches about resources and conservation - Primary/Intermediate Level

Electricity

Which things use electricity? - Primary Level

Electricity

Introductory lesson on using electricity - Primary Level

Electricity

Experiment with different simple circuits - Primary/Intermediate Level

Electricity

Interactive lesson on circuits - Primary/Intermediate Level

Electricity

Guide to electric circuits- Primary/Intermediate Level

Electricity

Video introducing electricity - Intermediate Level

Electricity - Light it Up

Interactive activity on the lightbulb - Intermediate Level

Endangered Animals

Videos and info on Earth's endangered animals - Primary/Intermediate Level

Enter the Hive

Learn about the daily life of a honeybee - Primary/Intermediate Level

Environments & Habitats

Interactive that teaches about world environments and habitats - Primary/Intermediate Level

Exploring Fossils and Fossil Records

Interactive that teaches about fossils and fossil records - Intermediate Level

Fern Life Cycle

Life Cycle of a Fern - Intermediate Level

Floating and Sinking

This activity recreates an experiment that can be difficult to carry out in the classroom because of the expense and mess. - Primary/Intermediate Level

Food Chains

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Food Chains

Drag and Drop activity - Primary/Intermediate Level

Forces in Action

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Friction

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Gases, Liquids, and Solids

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Great White Shark Quiz

Test your knowledge about the Great White - Primary Level

Health and Growth

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Health Network

Video about the human body - Primary Level

Helping Plants Grow

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Human Body

Drag and drop to label parts of the body - Primary Level

Human Body

Interactive tutorial about the internal organs and body systems  - Primary/Intermediate Level

Human Body

Interactive that gives basic information about the body - Primary Level

Human Body

Drag and drop to label parts of the body - Primary Level

Human Body Quiz

Interactive quiz - - Primary/Intermediate Level

Human Body Systems

Great interactive about the internal organs and body systems  - Primary/Intermediate Level

Hurricanes*

Nice animation about how hurricanes develop - Intermediate

Identifying Forces

Identify which type of force is needed to perform certain tasks. - Primary Level

Insects

All about insects - Primary Level

Inside a Flower

Tutorial on flower parts - Intermediate Level

Insight to Eyesight

Wonderful interactive tutorial on the human eye  w/worksheets - Primary/Intermediate Level

Keeping Healthy

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Keeping Warm

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Labeling Materials

Interactive about materials and properties - Primary/Intermediate Level

Life Cycles

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Life Cycles

Very primary activity

Life Cycles of Plants & Animals

Life cycle of plant, frog, human are illustrated - Primary/Intermediate Level

Light

Identify the sources of light - Primary/Intermediate

Light and Dark

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Light and Shadows

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Light and Sight

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Living Things**

Interactive activities about living things - Primary Level

Lunar Cycle Challenge

Game about the lunar cycle- Primary/Intermediate Level

Lunar Cycles

Printable chart of main phases and lunar cycle - Primary/Intermediate Level

Magnet and Springs

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Magnets

Explore magnetic and non-magnetic objects - Primary Level

Microorganisms

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Moving and Growing

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Optical Illusions

Spiral Pinwheel

Optical Illusions

Rotating Gears

Optical Illusions

Pseudo Motion Illusion

Paint Splat

Mixing Colors - Primary

Parts of a Plant

Label the parts of a plant – Primary Level

Parts of a Plant**

Introduces parts of plant - Primary/Intermediate Level

Photosynthesis Pt. 1                         Photosynthesis Pt. 2

Nice explanation of photosynthesis - Intermediate Level

Photosynthesis Pt. 1
Photosynthesis Pt. 2

Nice explanation of photosynthesis - Primary Level

Plant Life Cycle

Life Cycle of Plants from Seed to Dispersal

Plant Life Cycles**

Animation of plant life cycle and activities - Intermediate Level

Plant Parts

Parts of a flower - Primary Level

Plant Parts Concentration

Concentration game focusing on plant vocabulary - Primary Level

Plant Parts Concentration

Concentration game focusing on plant vocabulary - Intermediate Level

Plant Reproduction

Investigates plant reproduction through a series of whiteboard activities. - Intermediate Level

Plant Reproduction

How seed plants reproduce - Intermediate Level

Plants and Animals

Learn to grow flowers and feed the animals - Primary Level

Plants Life Cycle

Smartboard lessons on life cycle of plant - Primary/Intermediate Level

Pollen Park

Explains plant reproduction in a straightforward manner

Power Play

An activity about capturing power -  - Primary Level

Predators and Prey

Find out how predators and prey are adapted to help them survive - Primary

Pushing and Pulling

Explore the effect of the strength of a push on how far an object will travel - Primary Level

Reversible & Irreversible Changes

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Rocks

Slideshow about rocks - Primary/Intermediate Level

Rocks and Soils

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Science World

Interactive site including observatory, microscope, greenhouse, space travel, mineralogy - Primary/Intermediate Level

Seed Germination Lab

Germinating seeds - Primary Level

Solar System Game

 

Solids and Liquids

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Solids and Liquids

How can you change a liquid into a solid or a solid into a liquid? - Primary Level

Solids, Liquids and Gases

Cartoon animations explain in simple terms why different materials have different properties and how they change on heating and cooling. Other animations cover separating solids from liquids and show what happens to a solid when it dissolves in a liquid. - Primary/Intermediate Level

Sound

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Spinning Moon Globe

 

Squish the Fish

Life on a coral reef - Primary Level

States of Matter

Animated model of a solid changing to a liquid and then into a gas

Storms

Video that talks about different types of storms - Primary Level

Storms

Severe weather videos - Primary/Intermediate Level

Teeth and Eating

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

That Water Cycle

Animation - Primary/Intermediate

The Balance of Nature

Chief Seattle's words in video - Intermediate Level

The Bone Blaster

Fun way to introduce vertebrates and invertebrates

The Eye

Interactive diagram of the eye

The Planets

Tutorials and animations about the solar system - Primary/Intermediate

The Teeth

Interactive that includes information pane, teeth ID diagram and tooth structure diagram - Primary/Intermediate Level

The Water Cycle

Animation - Primary/Intermediate

Tornadoes*

Nice animation about how  tornadoes develop - Intermediate

Trees are Terrific

Movie and tutorial on trees - Primary Level

Tsunami*

Animated guide that shows how tsunamis are formed - Intermediate

Variation

Tutorial, activity and quiz - Primary/Intermediate Level

Variation in Living Things

Sorting plants and animals according to attributes/comparing and contrasting. - Primary/Intermediate Level

Vascular Plants

Tutorial about vascular plants - Intermediate Level

Volcanoes

Amazing videos of volcanic eruptions- Primary/Intermediate Level

Volcanos*

Animated guide that shows how volcanos are formed - Intermediate

Water Cycle

TeacherTube Video on water cycle - Primary Level

What is Wind?

Illustrated/Animated book that explains what causes wind - Primary Level

Where on Earth*

game show format where the aim is to guess the habitat using the least amount of clues. -  Primary/Intermediate Level

Where’s Quack

Playing with sound – Primary

Why do Leaves Change Colors?

Illustrated/Animated book that explains why leaves change colors - Primary Level

Why does it Snow?

Illustrated/Animated book that explains why it snows - Primary Level

Why Does the Sky Look Blue?

Illustrated/Animated book that explains why the sky looks blue - Primary Level

Why is the Grass Green?

Illustrated/Animated book that explains why grass is green - Primary Level

Why Plants Grow

factors affecting plants - - Primary/Intermediate

Human Body

Student produced electronic book about the human body – Primary Level

Volcano

Wonderful volcano movie clips from Hawaii

Volcanoes

There are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they will erupt? ( upper grades)

Rock Cycles

Learn how to distinguish between types of rocks and discover how rocks change over time. ( upper grades)

Science Storybooks

These free animated electronic storybooks help teach science in a fun and entertaining manner

Plant Life Cycle

Animation of plant life cycle

Science Fair

Science project ideas, questions/answers, how-tos ranging in difficulty from grades K to 12.

Pollen Park

This is an engaging interactive activity that help kids aged 7 - 11 learn about plant reproduction

Engineering Interact

The resource provides fully interactive, engaging game environments and high-quality learning material covering light, sound, forces and motion, earth and beyond, and electricity.  GREAT SITE!

Skeletal System Game

Learn the bones

Science Up Close

HMS School Publishers – Grades K-6 – Videos for all science topics