Scientific Data & Analysis
Data collection and analysis underlies this suite of topics. Students use a variety of sensors, instruments, simulations, and software to collect, organize, and interpret data. The resources provided allow students to ask and answer questions of personal and societal importance. This collection lets students explore the cosmos using online telescopes, perform scientific experiments with electronic sensors, or use GIS to combine information and location to investigate geographic or demographic questions.
Climate Change, Extreme Weather, & Monster Storms
NOAA/NASA: Whirlwind Disaster - Rescue letters before they get sucked into the eye of the hurricane!
NOAA/NASA: Wild Weather Adventure - Pilot your blimp around the world. Be first to complete your mission.
Weather Lab - from the Smithsonian; explore weather patterns and variables that influence our weather and climate
The Stacks: Interactive Weather Maker - try to make the right conditions for various weather events.
NOAA: Severe Weather Preparedness Adventure Game - A simulation game in which you must plan for and endure a major weather event.
NOVA's Cloud Lab - Classify clouds and the impact the role they play in large storms.
NASA's Climate Kids: OFFSET! - a game based on the carbon cycle and how we can better use resources to eliminate our carbon footprint
NASA's Climate Kids: The Climate Time Machine - Travel back and forward in time and see the effects of climate change.
NASA's Climate Kids: Climate Trivia - test your climate IQ!
NASA's Climate Kids: Meet the Greenhouse Gases - Get to know what's good and bad using these cards.
NASA's Climate Kids: Coral Bleaching - Learn what factors lead to coral bleaching
Exploring Our Earth's Geography
GeoGeussr - use clues from your surroundings to try and figure out where on earth you are - uses Google Maps.
Kinetic City: Shape it Up! - A simulation game involving erosion.
Ocean Challenge Puzzle - How much do you know about the world's oceans? Challenge your ocean knowledge with this fun game.
Investigating the Scientific Method
Study Jams: Investigations to Collect Data - learn how scientists collect data through observations and measurements to make accurate and informed conclusions.
Study Jams: Scientific Methods - learn how scientists use a process to better understand the world around them.
Study Jams: Identify Outcomes & Make Predictions - learn how outcomes from repetitive experiments can help scientists make predictions.
Study Jams: Scientific Theory & Evidence - a scientific theory is a proposed description, explanation or model of something. They must be tested using the scientific method to be accepted.
NASA Science: What is Science - Curiosity is the key! Find out how science works to answer questions.