Have you ever wondered where ice cream cones, can openers, bubble gum, or fly swatters come from? The world is full of inventions. How did these things come to be? Who invented them? In this elective we will discover as much as we can about some of the things that we use every day, the people who created them, and how they have made our lives better. We will think cooperatively and creatively about objects around us. If you like to read and listen to interesting stories, then this elective is the one you want to take! Day 1: What is an invention? Day 2: Who is an inventor? Link one Day 3: What inventions did you find? Use links from yesterday if necessary. Day 4: Top 10 inventions. Link one Day 5: Think like an inventor. If you finish early, here is a site to go to. Day 6: Famous inventors Day 7 More inventors: African American Women Hispanic Day 8: Making things better Link Day 9: Advertising Day 10: What did I learn?
Ecosystems
Meet the Greens A site for kids about looking after the planet.
Biomes Pick a biome and learn about the animals and plants in that biome.
Science Learning Find out more about ecosystems, biomes, and habitats.
NatureWorks An overview of ecosystems.
Recycling
Recycle City Visit Recycle City and learn how the people of Dumptown turned their city around. Learn how to recycle, reduce, and reuse.
Rocks
Rocks & Minerals Lots of research and informational sites.
Rocks for Kids
Animals
Electronic Zoo A vast amount of resources and links to the study of the animal kingdom as well as the environments in which they live.
Kidwings This site has background information, activities, photographs, bird calls, and poetry about birds. It also has a virtual owl pellet dissection.
The Adventures of Herman The autobiography of Squirmin' Herman the Worm.
Worm Songs/Poems Try a few...fun!!!
Light
Star Light, Star Bright Students can explore the EM spectrum.
Laws of Light Try these activities.
EM Spectrum Learn about the elecromagnetic spectrum.
Light Visit here if you want to read about light.
Insight into Eyesight This program will help you find out more about how your eyes work and how to care for them.
Your eyes Find out about your eyes.
Cow's Eye This website shows photos and videos of a cow's eye dissection.
Weather
Global Warming Learn about global warming, the water cycle, and the carbon cycle.
Water Learn the steps of the water cycle.
Water Cycle Watch and learn about the water cycle.
Windows Learn more about climate, weather, and the carbon cycle.
Data Use this site to collect data on the weather.
Challenging Activities Choose from several activities on weather.
Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Activities
Insects
Let's Talk About Insects Listen & learn all about insects.
Insects Home page Read interesting facts about insects.
Birds
All About Birds Look here to find out about birds.
Bones & Muscles
This site will teach you more about these important body parts. (Plus links to other topics.)
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Sound
Explore Try these online activities about listening.
Find Sounds Explore a wide variety of sounds.
Bubble Gum
History
Nutrition/ Health
Super Kids Nutrition Learn about eating the right foods to stay healthy.
Solar System
Kid's Astronomy Learn about the sun, planets, moons, asteroids and comets.
Game Can you put the planets in the correct order?
More Games Put together puzzles, play a memory game, or play shuttle tac toe.
Windows Choose from several activities on space.
Our System Visit links to the Sun, and visit the planets and other bodies in the Solar System.
Switch-a-Roo! Do you know your planets and moons? Try this!
Space Place Choose from activities to learn.
Science Websites
Facthound This site helps you find information on several topics.
Study Jams
EEK! Environmental Education for Kids (Gr 4-8). Lots of activities and info.
NASA for Kids
BB C Science
Bitesize Science This site covers Living Things; Materials; & Physical Processes.
Science Bob Choose from a wide variety of experiments.
Hypermedia Textbooks This web site contains online textbooks for students of grades 3, 4, & 5 to learn about water, matter and energy, and atoms and molecules.
National Geographic Interactive games and explorations for kids.
Chem4Kids This is an excellent tutorial on scintific concepts. There are no hands-on activities, so the student has to have a genuine interest in the topic!
Science Book Site This site has more info about what you are studying in class.
Visual Dictionary
Geography4Kids Learn about ecosystems, food chains, erosion, soil and lots more!
Learning Science Click on the area of science you are interested in, then click on the topic!
Physics4Kids Includes motion, heat, electricity & magnetism, & light.
PBS Kids Reinforces problem solving and science.
Zoom from PBS Kids Try some of these virtual experiments.
ZoomBuild You can try these activities from the show.
Land Use/ Soil
Earth Science
Just for Kids Soil info for kids.
Dirtmeister's Erosion Investigate, observe & record, report, or learn about erosion.
Geography for Kids Several earth topics.
Weathering Learn more about this natural process.
Plants
Powerpoints There are several to choose from to learn about plants.
The Great Plant Escape This site has several activities.
Flowers
Biology4Kids Lots of information on plants.
Biology of Plants This site contains information like how to start plants, parts, making food, pollination, seeds, and adaptations.
Plants Information, quizzes, links, and activities.
Vegetables Find out about what you planted.
Flowers Find out about the flower you planted.
Learn2Grow Helping you become a more successful gardener.
National Gardening Assoc. When you garden, you grow.
Garden Guides Your guide to everything gardening.
About Ideas, tips, & advice.
The Flower Expert Find out abut flowers from this online encyclopedia.
Microscopes
The Microscope Learn about the parts and functions of the microscope.
Micro Angela See pictures taken with a scanning electon microscope (SEM).
Computation & Basic Facts
Color Quiz Solve simple addition problems correctly to color a picture.
Numbers Knowing simple sums & learning calculations can help you every day! This site covers every operation!!!
Fun4theBrain A fun way to practice your facts.
Crossnumber Find the sum of 5 digit numbers to complete a crossnumber puzzle.
Number Cruncher Add, subtract, multiply, and divide your way to the reward screen, but beware of the chicken!
Time Challenge See how quickly you can use your math facts.
Kidsnumbers This site has a lot of activities to choose from. All oerations are available.
EMR See how quickly you can add, subtract, multiply, or divide mentally. There are 3 levels of difficulty.
Speed Math Choose the operation and see how many problems you can answer correctly in three minutes.
Tackle Math Ball Rumble down the field by answering math facts in a given time. On defense, you stop the opponent when you click on the math problem that matches the answer. That Quiz Choose your operation, the number of problems, and the amount of time you want to use to practice your math.
Fill In the Chart One way to practice the times tables is to fill in this chart with missing numbers.
Farm Stand Solve these two step money problems to find your total.
Math Is Fun Practice your multiplication tables at this site.
Flashcards Practice all your facts with these flashcards.
Quickflash Another site to practice your times tables with flash cards.
Division Machine Choose a level of division facts andtry to get a score of one hundred.
Asteroid Division Solve the division problems to avoid being destroyed by asteroids.
Addition Attack You must add single-and-double-digit numbers together while shooting spaceships trying to invade Earth.
Math Magician See if you can add 20 questions in 1 minute.
Multiplication Applet Click on two numbers and SEE the product.
Jungle Jim Drums Choose the X fact you want to practice. Hit the drum with the correct answer.
Doubles Practice your addition double facts.
Goodies This multiplication activity from Harcourt School's Mighty Math Calculating Crew asks you to multiply using regrouping.
I Know That Solve problems with Leon
Word Problems
Mixed Quiz Solve a variety of story problems. Answers are multiple choice.
Short Answers There are many chances to practice solving word problems here!
Math Playground Great interactive word problem site. Choose difficulty level and operations.
Thinking Blocks Use visual models to solve story problems.
Quia Story problems with mixed practice.
Kids Math Word Problems Choose a category that uses only one operation or choose a mixture.
Strategies See an example of 7 strategies here
Aunty Math Try these daily challenges.
MathCounts Try this each week...challenging!
Gamequarium Try some of these!
RHL School Some more problems to solve.
Fractions
Shade Shade in the correct amount to show the fraction.
Equivalent Fill in the blanks to make equivalent fractions.
Equivalent 2 Put numbers in the boxes to make equivalent fractions.
Fishy Fractions Choose from a variety of activities and levels to practice your fraction skills.
Quiz Tree 1 What do you know about improper fractions? Take the quiz!
Quiz Tree 2 Another chance to try your best on improper fractions.
Quiz Tree 3 Reduce fractions on this quiz!
Quiz Tree 4 What is 2/3 of 8? Do you know how to do this problem? Try and see!
Visual Fractions A tutorial that models fractions with number lines or circles.
Inequality Compare two fractions or decimals in this quiz.
Fraction Quiz Fill in the blanks to name the shaded area as a fraction.
Fraction Practice Choose your operation on this very challenging site.
Decifractator Convert fractions to decimals.
Cookies This is an interactive site.
Decimals
Math Mastery Check out these tutorials to sharpen your skills.
Logic/ Strategy Websites
Add 'Em Up Eliminate tiles on a grid by finding numbers that, when added, result in a target number. Griddlers: Logic Puzzle site. Click on Kiddlers for student puzzles. Students are also able to create their own puzzles.
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Brain Teasers Use logic to solve these story problems. Hints and solutions are available.
Shape Sudoku Fill all of the empty squares in the grid with a picture. Each picture may appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 grid.
Place Value
Place Value Pirates Fight the pirates by identifying place value.
Place Value Puzzler Reveal the picture by finding the correct place value number.
Place Value Click on the correct answer.
Total Value Choose the right one!
Toon University This game will test your understanding of place value to thousands.
Game Create the largest possible numbers from the digits the computer gives you.
Playoff Choose from four activities about standard form and expanded form.
Zone Choose from several place value activities.
Scientific Notation
Three sites to help you learn about expressing numbers in this form.
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Three
Big Numbers Use this site to help you read and write really big numbers.
Guess Try and guess the number using clues.
Game Try this place value game.
Time
Time Match the clock face with the digital.
Just In Time Lesson plans for teachers. Activities for students.
Telling Time Several activities.
Choose Time Choose the correct time.
Time Clock Set the hands on the clock.
Bang On Time Try to stop the hands on the correct time. Elapsed Time Given a start time and an end time, find the elapsed time.
Elapsed Time 2 These elapsed time questions are in story problem form.
Geometry
Shapes, Space, and Measures Find out about angles, lines, & graphs.
Angle Math Pick the congruent angles.
Geopictures Match the geometry term with the correct illustration to reveal a picture.
Math Lab A tutorial on angles is followed by a chance to practice identifying angles.
Hangman Play hangman with geometry terms.
Net Hangman Identify what shape the net would make.
Geometry Gives a visual and a definition of terms. Quizzes also!
Terms & Illustrations This site might make all those words easier to understand.
Symmetry Online Practice making and completing symmetrical patterns.
Plane Symmetry Learn about the 4 types of symmetry.
Symmetry Webquest Learn all about symmetry.
Figures & Polygons This site gives definitions & examples.
Using Protractors
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These sites have virtual protractosr to measure angles
Graphing
Handling Data This site covers Interpreting data; Mode, Median, & Mean; & Probability
Zone Get practice reading a bar graph.
Billy Bug Graph these number pairs.
Graphs Create frequency tables, bar graphs, and pictographs.
Create Make a graph of your own! Choose from Bar, Line, Area, Pie, or XY.
Goodies See several line graphs and answer some questions!
Using Data See examples displaying and using data.
Tables & Graphs Information on types of tables & graphs. Quizzes!
More Tables & Graphs Types of as well as graphics & quizzes.
Even More Tables & Graphs Learn about all kiinds of graphs.
Circle Graphs
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General Math Websites
Math Mastery This site has tutorials for all areas of Mathematics.
Kids' Math Games For a variety of activities go to this site.
Math Goodies Interactive math lessons by Mrs. Glosser.
Math online Pick from several subjects for an extra tutoring session.
Math is Fun Need I say more?
MathWizz Lessons about a variety of topics.
Math Magician: Are you a math magician? Answer 50 questions in 2 1/2 minutes.
A Plus Math Get ready to practice your math skills.
Max's Math Adventure: Use your math skills to complete these mathematical adventures!
Math Hunt: Get ready to explore amazing facts and fantastic math.
Absurd Math Use your problem solving skills to complete this adventure.
Elementary Math Many links to activities.
Maths MagNet
AAA Math
Online Tangram Puzzles
Math Playground
AIMS Puzzle Corner
King's List of On-line Math Activities
Bright Sparks Difficult interactive problem solving/critical thinking games.
Math Slice Interactive math site with fun activities and practice tests.
Interactivate: High level math activities
Interactive Fun Puzzles
Super Thinker
More General Math Sites
Fun to Play Lots of different skills to review
Helping With Math Choose from many topics or grade levels. Some interactive.
Math Try these activities that are fun! Fun! Fun!
Math Dictionary for Kids See animated definitions and examples of math terms.
Rain Forest Maths Interactive math for K-6.
Student Web Lessons Use these videos to learn about a wide variety of concepts.
Number Nut Choose a topic and let the computer help you practice. Enough math can make anyone nutty!
Great Practice Site Use this site to improve your skills! Inspired by the author Greg Tang.
Rounding
Puzzle Round the number correctly to reveal the puzzle.
AAA Learn about, practice, and play with rounding.
Flashcards See how you do!
Half Court Round the number correctly and your character will make the basket!
Quiz Round ten numbers for a score.
Memory Match the tiles of the number & the number rounded to the nearest tenth.
Decimal Quiz Round 10 random numbers to the nearest hundredth.
Money
Mr. Anker's Tests Use this site to count up the dollars and cents and pick your answer.
Set 1
Set 2
Set 3
Money to Build a Robot Use this to identify coins. Flashcards Get practice totalling bills and coins.
Counting $ Try this activity.
Money Learn about money.
$ Try this to practice money.
Change Maker Get money in your piggy bank by figuring out the correct change.
Drill Games Choose from Money Math, Money Count, Making Change, Spending Money, or Piggy Bank Breakin.
H.I.P. Pocket Change Choose from several money games.
$ Games 18 Money games.
Skillwise Eight money games.
Measurement
Centimeters Practice measuring in centimenters here.
Patterns
4th grade practice for Math CRT 4-07.
# Sequence
# Patterns
Missing #s
Other pattern sites:
Colors
Lesson
Teacher Sites
Free Worksheets
Drills
Kidzone
SuperTeacher
SuperKids
General Sites...all content areas!!!
Sites for Teachers
Power Points
MathWire
Student Sites
Pearsonmath
MegaMath
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