Web Page Sites for Montessori Students


Galapagos Movie

Volcano ResearchPlate TectonicsThe Solar System

GalaxiesPhysical ScienceRocks

The Timeline of LifeDinosaurs

Animal ClassificationPlantsFungi

BiomesVertebratesInvertebrates

The Early Humans Horizontal Vertical History The History of Writing

The History of Mathematics Cartography History Book Club

These are sites that I have found for my students. A short review of each site is included. I welcome any suggestions from students or teachers who have found other sites. (e - mail: bdubinsky@flxent.com.) Have a good time!!


Volcanoes

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu

What's new? Find out what the current eruptions are,

Volcano of the week: every week a new volcano is described.

Volcano starting points: your fun begins here. Explore the world of volcanoes.

http://www.geo.ntu.edu/volcanoes/

The Earths active volcanoes are listed by geographic regions. Each active volcano can be clicked on and various news articles on the eruptions are listed by dates. There is a lot of good information that could be graphed (even money damages - an interesting way to compare the effects of a volcano.)

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/volc/types.html

Learn about the four main types of volcanoes.

http://www.field-trips.org/tours/sci/volcano/_tourlaunch1.htm

Go on a trip to Hawaii.

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Plate Tectonics

http://www.dinosauria.com/dml/maps.htm

See how the world has changed through the eras.

http://zebu.uoregon.edu/disted/ph123/pth.html

History of plate tectonics.

http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/public/

http://www.scotese.com/earth.htm

See how the continents of Earth have changed positions through time.

Earthquake myth and folklore.

http://www.EnchantedLearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/continents.shtml

Good explanation of plate tectonics.

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The Solar System

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/

This site allows you to build a solar system to scale

http://www.windows.ucar.edu

A good site for the solar system.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/index.html

Learn what you would weigh on other solar systems.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Look at the astronomy picture of the day.

http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html

Easy reading for young students interested in the planets.

http://www.psi.edu/projects/planets/planets.html

Where did all the planets come from?

http://www.superstringtheory.com/cosmo/cosmo1.html

Learn how the universe began.

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Galaxies

http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/public/gal_home.html

Good pictures and explanations.

http://zebu.uoregon.edu/disted/ph123/galaxies.html

Scroll down to the simple explanations of each galaxy. This site also goes through the process of stars making elements.

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Physical Science

http://www.jetpunk.com/tags.geography.php

Thank you, John, for suggesting this great challenge)

http://appliancehelp.com/resources/Simple-Machine-Lesson-Plans.aspx

Thank you Jackie for suggesting this page on simple machines)

http://www.chromebattery.com/battery-kids/

Thank you Shaina for this site on batter experiments)

http://www.mapmsg.com/games/statetris/

Statetris is an interesting game mixing aspects of the popular game 'Tetris' and geography.
Instead of positioning the typical Tetris blocks, you position states/countries at their proper location.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com

Fun chemistry and geography work

http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html

Powers of 10. Thanks to Don Jennings of Moteaco.com for finding this wonderful site.

http://www.museum.state.il.us/exhibits/ice_ages/index.html

In honor of Koichi who asked "Why?" The answer to your question is here.

http://zebu.uoregon.edu/disted/ph123/images/earthstruc.gif

A picture of the Earth showing the various depths of the Earth's layers.

http://dmns.org/main/minisites/iceage/index.html>

Learn about the ice ages.

http://www.quia.com/custom/29gate.html

A matching game on the Earth's physical features.

http://www.quia.com/custom/407gate.html

A matching game on geography term.

http://www.quia.com/custom/512gate.html

A matching game on Earth's surface features.

http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/hyd/home.rxml

The Water Cycle and more...

http://www.webelements.com/webelements/scholar/index.html

Explore the periodic table!

http://chemicalelements.com/index.html

Learn about the elements.

http://www.ps.uci.edu/~superk/significance.html

So, you wondered about neutrinos...

http://www.mikids.com/Smachines.htm

Fun activities about simple machines and surgery...

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Rocks

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html

Simple rock cycle information

http://www.rocksandminerals.com/rockcycle.htm

A more detialed explanation of rocks, minerals and the Earth and how they all interact.

http://www.theimage.com/mineral/minerals1.html

Pictures and descriptions of minerals.

http://minerals.net/mineral/index.htm

Minerals and gems are classified and dxecribed.

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Timeline of Life

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/help/timeform.html

WOW! This is just like the timeline - more information then there's time to learn. Lots of good information and pictures of the different periods of the Earths history. The pictures are slow to download so be patient. The links at the bottom go to other neat stuff. The Any Taxon link is great for phylum work. See where it takes you. The reading is not easy, but you can understand most of it.

http://www.talkorigins.org/origins/geo_timeline.html

This site has a wonderful evolutionary timeline.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleo/fossils/

So, you want to see what the Silurian Period was like? Go here.

http://www.devoniantimes.org

Hear ye, hear ye. Tetrapods have landed. It's the Devonian Period.

http://www.lifethroughtime.com/
http://www.globalcommunity.org/wtt/walk_menu/index.html

Photo journeys of Earth's history.

http://www.paleoportal.org/

Good information on North America.

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Dinosaurs

http://www.kidsdinos.com/

Learn everything about dinosaurs.

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/diapsids/dinosaur.html

More about dinosaurs.

http://www.ZoomDinosaurs.com/subjects/dinosaurs/mesozoic/

The dinosaurs roamed the Earth in the Mesozoic Era.

http://www.imagixdental.com/the-dental-features-of-dinosaurs/

Sent to me by one of my young users. Thank you Zelda for the suggestion.

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Animal Classification

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/Fossil_Halls/cladistics.html

Learn what a cladogram is.

http://www.discoverlife.org/nh/

Good photos showing the diversity of life.

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Fungi

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fungi/fungisy.html

Neat fungi research.

http://herbarium.usu.edu/fungi/FunFacts/factindx1.htm

Great photos and descriptions.

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Plants

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/plants/plantae.html

The history and classification of plants.

http://www.gardendigest.com/timegl.htm#Start

A history of the cultivation of plants.

http://share4.esd105.wednet.edu/kteske/gottier/index.htm

Learn about plant classification.

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Biomes

http://desertusa.com/life.html

Learn about the deserts of the American Southwest.

http://worldbiomes.com

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/

Learn about the biomes of our Earth

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html

Learn about the climates of biomes and how it affects the animal and plant life

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Horizontal Vertical History

http://home.freeuk.net/elloughton13/vikings.htm

Fun with vikings.

http://csis.pace.edu/grendel/projs3h/castles.htm
http://www.chronique.com/Kids/crusader.htm

Two great sites on medieval history.

http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/index.html

Learn about the Roman empire.

http://www.time.gov/exhibits.html

A great page for the history of time, clocks and calendars.

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today

What happened in history today.

http://www.flagco.com/flags/worldflags/index.shtml?gclid=CNedxLyUs6oCFUID2godsHsMKw

The flags of every country are shown as well as facts about the country.

http://www3.kumc.edu/diversity/
http://the-north-pole.com/around/

Holidays for every month

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History of Writing

http://www.historian.net/hxwrite.htm

A good site to learn about how writing changed through time.

http://www.eyelid.co.uk/hiero1.htm

A Great Hieroglyphic translator. Translate your name or your message to egyptian hieroglyphs.

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History of Mathematics

http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm

Biographies of Women in Mathematics.

http://archives.math.utk.edu/topics/history.html

A very comprehensive site covering the history of mathematics.

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Cartography

Still researching...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/animations/map_making/index.shtml

Interactive maps.

http://academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/map/h_map/h_map.htm

Explore ancients maps.

http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/AncientWebPages/Ancient1.html

More ancient maps.

http://time.gov

Find out about the time zones of the USA

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The Early Humans

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/cavemen/chronology/contentpage1.shtml

Learn about our own evolution.

http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en/

Cave painting at its best!

http://www.mnh.si.edu/anthro/humanorigins/index.htm

Scroll to the bottom for a site map and have fun!

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