Science Web Sites


(Updated July 28, 2005)


General  From the Association for Science Education, (, the largest subject teaching organisation in the UK, has an excellent interactive web based resource for teachers. Commercial source of support materials, lesson plans, Discovery Channel links, free stuff, etc.

Mom's Favourite Science Sites -  Favourite Sites for Students - Science. Some of the "big" sites with lots of information and graphics. Some of the best sites to find information and resources in science. Science Museums. Animals. The human body. Earth. Oceans. Plants and nature. Ecology. Weather. Space. Chemistry. Physics. The unseen world around us. Experiments. Science fun. CBC's science program "Quirks & Quarks" heard Saturday mornings  A view of the whole earth at night. Excellent visual data for all sorts of inquiry. The website for the Saskatchewan Science Centre (Regina). They have many classroom services that can enliven your teaching.




Getting Answers


Ask the Experts -  scientific explanations sponsored by Scientific American. e.g. Why do stars twinkle?

Ask Jeeves For Kids -

Ask Doctor Universe - interesting questions answered.

Brain POP -  Lots of on-line movies explaining phenomena in scientific language. e.g. Buoyancy:

How Stuff Works -

Extreme Science -      

Pop fizzing -



Science Fairs Commercial source of ideas.          resources and ideas for research papers  projects about the moon



Science Education Online


The Science Centre -  educational resources

Math & Science Gateway -

      links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12

Science Adventures -  guide to informal science centres.

Hands-On Science Worldwide -       contains pointers to public museums with a strong emphasis on interactive science education.

The Why Files -  science behind the news.

Frank Potter's Science Gems - links to great science resources.

Ask the Experts - scientific explanations sponsored by Scientific American. e.g. Why do stars twinkle?

Science News Online - a weekly magazine of science.



Science Education Organizations and Information Centres


National Science Teachers Association *NSTA) -

Science Education Associations -

Eisenhower National Clearing house for Mathematics and Science Education (ENC) -

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) -

National Science Foundation (NSF) -


Making Rubrics for Student Assessment



Earth Day Every Day Online


Earth Day Network -

Earth Day History -

International Earth Day -

Earth Day at Kid's Domain -

Earth Day in Your Neighbourhood -

CSMEE Earth Day Companion -

Earth Day Canada -

Rainforest Action Network -

Ecosystems -

Rivers of Life -



Environmental Education Resources


EPA Environmental Education Centre -

EE Link -

North American Association for Environmental Education -

Environmental Education Network -

National Wildlife Federation -

Worldwatch Earth Day Report Card -

ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education -

Wind power in Saskatchewan -

Weather & Space -



Kids Do Science Online!


Star Child -

Yuckiest Site on the Internet -

Children's Butterfly Site -

Neuroscience for Kids -

Wonder Net - Wonder Science type stuff, by the American Chemical Society.

Kid's Valley Webgarden - http://www.raw? tips on gardening of interest to children.

The Microbe Zoo - to discover the many worlds of hidden microbes.

Windows to the Universe -

Sandlot Science .com -

Exploratorium Science Snacks -



Astronomy a visual tour of the solar system, including the moon, lots of information. The Voyager mission, now in its 25th year, continues its quest to push the bounds of space exploration. The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft opened new vistas in space by greatly expanding our knowledge of Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 then extended the planetary adventure when it flew by Uranus and Neptune, becoming the only spacecraft ever to visit these worlds. tables of data on the moon etc. an astronomy unit designed for Canadian Aboriginal students. Developed in La Loche, Saskatchewan. Must download a pdf file. See Appendix A for

      Saskatchewan Aboriginal names (Cree and Dėne) of the 13 moons. for Aboriginal names of 12 of the 13 moons. For 13 moons of an Ontario First Nation, see: Aboriginal star knowledge for moon phases each month Lots of astronomy information. A tour of the solar system a tour of the sun, with video shots, birth/death cycle of stars NASA's photos from space explorations latest Hubble space telescope observations  tidbits of information  information about the moon  activities and information from Berkeley University  Make a scale model of the Solar System  an interesting commercial source.   Find your weight on moons and planets and stars.  Great star images. Views of earth from space. A homework helper for students. Excellent images from deep space. Cosmic rays activities for students.  Northern lights seen from space, plus explanations. Interactive animated site to see moon phases. Blank moon log for children. Lots of visual information on moon and planets. Current sky chart. Lots of data on tonight’s sky.








Videos About Space   An interactive site. Great.  projects about the moon   Shows galaxies and nebula in space.






Butterflies & Other Insects information on many insect topics everything you wanted to know information on painted lady butterflies



Social Contexts and Issues


The atomic bomb -



Light Source Synchrotron -- University of Saskatchewan


These posters are designed to provide some information on each of several areas of research that are conducted at the synchrotron such as Agriculture; Biotechnology; Engineering at CLS; Careers at CLS; Health and Safety at CLS; Forensics; Medical Applications; Metals; Pharmaceuticals; and Polymers.