Science Links


Introduction to Science

Understanding Science was developed by the University of California Museum of Paleontology and funded by the National Science Foundation.

The Scientific American is now online.

100 Top Science Web Sites

The Franklin Institute Science Museum has at-home activities for the pandemic.

Frank Potter's Science Gems is a great resource of science resources from K-12 on the Internet.

Science Daily Magazine -- Your link to the latest research news



Fox Domestication

See how wild behavior in foxes is changed by humans.

Animal WebQuests There are 820 WebQuests about animals.

PBS Nature
Use this site to research one animal.

Journey North tracks animals and insects in the spring. Students are encouraged to participate in this citizen-study.

National Wildlife FederationFind information about squirrels for your squirrel report.

Spiders and Scorpions are arachnids. Those are animals, right?


Optical Illusions

Lilac Chaser is made by Jeremy L Hinton and posted on the web site of Michael Bach.



Rader's Cosmo for Kids is one of six web sites created by Andrew Rader Studios.

The Space Place   is created by NASA and available in both English or Spanish

Shadow and Substance has an excellent rendition of the penumbral eclipse of the moon.

The Space Station comes together.

Astronomy Picture of the Day is a great place to get wallpaper for your computer.



Water Science for Schools is made by the USGS for three different age levels.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has webinars for kids!


Ecology, my favorite science.

Sierra Club Environmental Education " Through its environmental education programs, the Sierra Club nurtures caring, leadership skills, and critical thinking, and draws people of wide-ranging ethnic groups, cultures, and abilities into efforts to protect our environment."

Earth Day Network has activities for everyone.


Horace Mann Insurance was recommended by a member of the AERA-K listserv. It has lesson plans in most subject areas.

VIS Satellite Loops are available for the Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Gulf, and upper and lower Florida. Created by Penn State Department of Meteorology.

National Weather Service is a fountain of information about U.S. weather.

I have always loved Sea and Sky.


What's It Like Where You Live? shows what life is like in different biomes. From the Missouri Botannical Gardens.


Energy Quest is for grades 6-8.

Butterfly Links

Peggy Notebart Nature Museum has a lovely butterfly room.

the butterfly collection at the field museum

The Butterfly WebSite

American Museum of Natural History Butterfly Conservatory

Welcome to Fermilab Butterflies!
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House & Education Center is at Missouri Botannical Gardens.


Updated 4/16/20.
Linda Wallin