6th- Catastrophic Events
www.stcms.si.edu/ce/ce.htm - This is the site that was developed for students by STC
for the Catastrophic Events book. It is organized into three sections – storms,
earthquakes, and volcanoes.
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/4kids/ - Students can find the latest earthquake activity from
this website. The site is age appropriate and full of neat information.
http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/ – Volcano World is an outstanding resource for kids
interested in learning about volcanoes. This website contains real-time volcano
information including an interactive clickable map of active volcanoes world-wide and
remote sensing satellite images. Topics covered at Volcano World include how
volcanoes work, submarine volcanoes, planetary volcanoes, career information on
studying volcanoes, volcanic parks and monuments and volcano, exploration on the
moon, Mars and Venus.
http://www.ncsu.edu/coast - This website contains a Carolina Coastal Photo journal
with QuickTime movies. Students can use this website to explore similarities and
differences in the amount of sand, visible waves, and plant cover between the ocean
side and marsh side of the same barrier island, and identify similarities and differences
among the three regions of the Carolina Coast.
http://kids.mtpe.hq.nasa.gov/ - This site has many interesting activities for young
students to learn about various earth science concepts. An interactive online coloring
book is a unique feature of this website.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/ - This website for kids to explore the
fascinating world of National Geographic. Interactive games and explorations make
this website very engaging for young students.
http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/ - The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites
curious kids to explore biology at the website. Activities include dust exploration,
classifying critters, microscopy, plant parts, and more.
http://www.uen.org/utahlink/pond/ - Experience a simulated pond, take a virtual tour of
an outdoor classroom, pond math and pond science activities, publish your adopted
pond online, and chat with other K-6 students interested in pond stuff.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/kids - The science behind agriculture is presented as a series
of interactive stories based on research projects featured in Agricultural Research. The
website also contains photos, graphics, trivia, and classroom connections.