Technology and Science

Technology and Science


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Find a Standard


Background Ideas and Information

Aiming for HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills)

Bloom\'s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally.pdf


21st Century Skills Roadmap





KQED Quest- lessons and videos tied to Northern California science


Teachers' Domain- you'll need to create an account, but there are many well organized resources here.


National Geographic for Kids


Bill Nye's Site


Untamed Science- Focused on biodiversity; includes video podcasts.


USGS Resources




Science Interactives for Elementary


Yucky, Cool Gross Body Site


Mr. Hand's Science Site- This is a site with student projects. Just let your mind take in all of the amazing projects here...


PORTS- California State Parks Units


Life Science

Centre of the Cell-

Virtual Cell-




More Biomes-


Earth Science


Geography4Kids- (really earth science)-

Dinosaur Floor- All aspects of dino life-

Plate Tectonics-

NASA for Educators-


Physical Science





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6th Grade Science Blog- Scroll down to the experiements and the Element of the Day






Genetic Disorders Wiki- 7th grade students researched genetic disorders and developed wiki pages about them. The content may be advanced for your students, but think about the core idea, and how it can be used to differentiate instruction and make it engaging for students who can choose their own topic.

Code Blue Medical Wiki- a 6th grade wiki devoted to researching medical problems. Students used images and information to create. Again, think about the core idea, if not the specific content.

Village Wiki- a wiki for a K-6 school that includes student projects. Think about how you could step up the collaboration aspects

More wiki ideas- from Teachers First

Using wikis in Science- short article with ideas for using wikis with science classes





How to use iPods for Flashcards- Instructions for using PowerPoint and an iPod to make digital flashcards.



Science on the Wild Side- Facts and news about science, with a song every time! Definitely for elementary.

Also available on iTunes

Rick Quarles - Science On The Wild Side Podcast - Science On The Wild Side Podcast


The Dolphin Podcast- all about dolphins.  Some are young student-friendly, others are a little more complex.┬žionid=7&id=48&Itemid=286


Science Friday Video Podcast- Short videos on a range of science topics, showing science at work in the real world. 


Middle School

USGS CoreCast- USGS podcast about geology in the news.  A great way to show the relevance of geology and begin a discussion.


USGS CoreFacts- One minute answers to science (mostly geology) questions.  Could work with 4th and 5th grade as well.


Bytesize Science- 2-3 minute attention grabbing science updates.  It says it's for younger students, but it is probably best for 5th grade and up. Starry Night Podcast and Videocasts- shows what's in the sky right now. 


Discovery Files- From the National Science Foundation, under 2 minute blurbs about science in the news.


Scientific American 60 Second Science



Digital Storytelling


Here are some examples of digital storytelling tied to Science.


Island Movies- These movies were part of a contest for students in Hawaii. Many are tied to science standards. You will need to right click on the movie title and choose "Save Target As" in order to view them. There is an environmental theme in many of the movies.


Should You Be Afraid of Snakes?- An 8 year old shares his knowledge.


Granny Smith- A third grader brings to life the world of an apple, with a thick southern accent.


Sanford Middle School Student Projects- Click on the teacher's name to get to the student projects. These were tied to a partnership with the zoo. You will need to Right Click and choose Save Target As to download and view the movies. Also, you may not be able to view them on a Mac because they are in Windows Media Player format.