Background Links

The following links provide interactive lessons and activities on matter and other science concepts.
Interactive Period Tables
The following links are interactive Periodic Tables. They vary in complexity and are primarily for teacher background information.
Chemicool Periodic Table Of The Elements
An Interactive Periodic Table of the Elements
Interactive Table of the Elements (developed by high school students)
A Periodic Table
The Chemical Elements
Additional Science Sites
Some of these sites have materials to support the matter unit, and some are examples of good online science resources and lessons
Miami Museum of Science
The Museum promotes science literacy and serves as a catalyst for continued science exploration by providing science education in a stimulating, enjoyable, non-threatening environment. The activities of the museum include many online learning experiences.
Science Learning Network
Online Educational Resources (SLN) SLN is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education. The project incorporates inquiry-based teaching approaches, telecomputing, collaboration among geographically dispersed teachers and classrooms, and Internet/World.
General Chemistry Online
This rich resource for students and teachers of introductory chemistry includes interactive course guides and tutorials, an exam survival guide, reference tables, self-grading quizzes and exams, a searchable glossary, a question & answer board, answers to over 300 frequently asked questions,and a chemical trivia quiz. Created by Dr. Fred Senese, chemistry professor at Frostburg State University in Maryland.
The Exploratorium
Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits.
The Explorer
The ExplorerTM is a collection of educational resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans, student created materials ...) for K-12 mathematics and science education. Many resources are available in the Adobe Acrobat format that is readable by Macintosh, Windows and other OSs. The Explorer is being developed jointly by the Great Lakes Collaborative and the University of Kansas UNITE group to involve educators and students in creating and using multimedia resources for active learning and "on time" delivery. The U.S. Department of Education OERI office has supported the Explorer research and development efforts.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum
This is a collection of science resources and some online activities.
You Can With Beakman and Jax
This is Beakman Place and Jax Place's place on the World Wide Web. This online site is an extension of the television show Beakman's World. It includes online science explorations as well as answers to many science questions.
Cool Science for Curious Kids
The goal of this project is simple: to help children appreciate science. We looked at some of the best science projects from some of the best museums in the country. Then we adapted them for the Web. Some of these activities are entirely electronic. Others require the use of the kitchen or backyard. They are designed for students in kindergarten through second or third grade.


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