Plate Tectonics
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Plate Tectonics

Matter & Energy
  Earth's History
  Landforms & Change
  Rocks & Minerals
  Weather & Climate

  Space & Astronomy

  General Science

Plate Tectonics
Plate Tectonics Learn about layers of the Earth, plate boundaries, plate movements, and earthquakes.
More Plate Tectonics Learn about evidence supporting the theory of plate tectonics.
Mountain Makers & Earth Shakers PBS website about plate tectonics. Includes people and discoveries leading up to the theory of plate tectonics.
Hong Kong Observatory Could there be a significant earthquake in the Hong Kong area???? See what's going on with plate tectonics around us!
Puzzles of the Earth This Thinkquest site has everything from information about the layers of the earth to interactive activities. Some games require Java.
ZOOM Plate Tectonics
From Pangaea to Present Look at how Earth's surface has changed over time.
Geology This website was created by UC Berkeley and contains information about the history of plate tectonics. It also includes Quicktime animations to help you visualize events taking place in the Earth.
Savage Earth PBS site about planet Earth and the violent processes that take place here. Many animated interactive pages to help understand processes that take place within the Earth.
USGS Earthquake Information Center Very cool site! You can look up current earthquakes. They update this site regularly. It is very interesting.
Volcano World Explore the world of volcanoes including watching a video of a volcano blowing!
Volcano Website Assignment Use this website to complete your volcano assignment.
Volcanoes Online Plate Tectonics, Volcanoes, Games, Comics, and More!
Volcanoes of China There are volcanoes in China??? Where are they? Are they active? Find out here.
Volcanoes of the World Find out where volcanoes are located in your region of the world. Cool maps that clearly show the ring of fire!
Cascade Volcano Observatory See what's going on with volcanoes Oregon! Mount Bachelor and Mount Hood are volcanoes???
Volcano Field Trip Take a virtual field trip to learn more about volcanoes. Very cool!!
Matter & Energy
Mass, Volume, & Density Forget how to find mass, volume, or density? Look at this site for some extra practice.
Using a Triple Beam Balance Online tutorial for using the triple beam balance. Practice your skills at home.
Heat Transfers Interactive site for understanding conduction, radiation and convection.
Beat the Heat Another resource for the 3 types of heat transfer. Plus has a word game to reinforce some of the vocabulary words.
Earth's History
Interactive Geologic Time Tour
Tour of Geologic Time
Geologic Timeline This is a great site for learning about the history of the Earth. You can investigate the timeline and learn about different organisms that lived throughout history. This site is VERY cool!
Earth's History Look at what scientist believe the Earth looked like millions of years ago. Then look and see some predictions for the future.
Earth Science Explorer Choose either the dinosaur floor or the earth floor. On the Earth floor you can learn about geologic time, plate tectonics, cycles in nature and more.
Dinosphere Site Virtual museum tour.
Smithsonian Dinosaurs Dinosaurs This site contains just about everything you might want to know about dinosaurs.
Discovery Dinosaurs Learn about dinosaurs with the Discovery channel.
Landforms & Change
All About Glaciers Learn about glaciers, how they form, where they occur, weather patterns, and more!
Virtual Cave If you have never had the opportunity to go caving here is a chance to see what you are missing.
Illustrated Landform Glossary Look up types of landforms and see a picture of each.
Face of the Earth Learn about landforms, the rock cycle, Earth processes, and structure of the Earth. Even has some games to help you remember what you learn.
World Landforms Interactive map of world landforms.
Rocks & Minerals
Understanding the Rock Cycle Interactive activities to help you understand the 3 types of rocks and the rock cycle.
Rock Cycle Interactive map to help you understand processes that occur during the rock cycle.
Mineralogy 4 Kids This rockin internet site teaches you about the rock cycle, properties of minerals, common minerals in your home, and all about crystals.
Rock Hounds with Rocky Learn how different rocks are made and how to create your own rock collection. Play some pebble puzzles, look at pictures of different rocks, and try the rock quiz. Good luck!
This Planet Really Rocks! Are you ready to ROCK? Are you ready to RUMBLE? This website is dedicated to all the "junior rockhounds" and "want-to-be rockhounds."
  Weather & Climate
Web Weather For Kids Learn all about weather. What causes thunder, lightening, blizzards, hurricanes, and more. A good place to begin learning about all about weather. Once you think you have mastered the topic you should use your knowledge to try to forecast some weather.
Weather Gone Wild Learn about the water cycle, fronts and air masses, and extreme weather. Another great thinkquest site.
National Weather Service Page Get weather forecasts from throughout the U.S. including satellite maps, jet streams, storm warnings, etc.
Geography for Kids This great site will help explain the atmopshere and how it affects weather. It has topics such as the electormagnetic spectrum, heat transfers, greenhouse effect, all explained in easy, kid-friendly language.
Weather Stations Get instruction on how to make your own weather instruments at home.
Water Cycle Models Get instruction on how to make a water cycle model.
National Severe Storm Laboratory
Cloud Types Ever wonder what those big puffy clouds are called? Find out here as well as learn how to predict the weather by identifying different types of clouds.
Weather Underground Look up local weather forecasts before you make plans for the weekend. Check out the weather throughout the state before planning that skating road trip, or check out the weather across the country before your big family vacation. This site is easy to use and up-to-date.
Air Masses and FrontsWhat is an air mass? What are weather fronts? How do these affect our daily lives? Find out here.
Understanding Our Atmosphere This site is written for kids and covers all topics related to the atmopshere, global warming, uneven heating and more! Great site.
Understanding the Electromagnetic Spectrum This is a page by NASA to help explain the electromagnetic spectrum.
Weather Folklore Check to see if Mrs. Page is telling the truth or telling you some common folklore.
Space & Astronomy
NASA Space Site This is a great site that could take days to thoroughly explore. Look at photos of space as well as pictures of earth taken from satellites.
Visible Earth See images of Earth from space. Includes amazing images of weather patterns, city lights, storms, etc. Simply amazing!
Starchild A site for beginning astronomers. Available in five different languages. Has beginning level or more advanced level.
Planet Earth Start on Earth and then travel to other planets. Another great Thinkquest site!
Views of Our Solar System Look at pictures of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more
Aliens: World of Possibilities Could there be aliens out there? Could life exist in space? What planets might be able to support life? Do scientists think aliens have visited Earth? Here is a page to start looking at these questions.
General Science Sites
Ology This site was created by the American Museum of Natural History. They state that "an ologist is anyone who follows thier curiosity about something and keeps at it until they get answers." If this describes you then this is your kind of site. Explore the Earth, Archaeology, Astronomy, Biodiversity, Einstein, Genetics, Marine Biology, or Paleontology.
World Records in Earth Science Do you know where the coldest place on earth is? the driest? deepest cave? Find out all the facts here.
Gizmos Earth Science Interactive games to help understand many different Earth science topics. Requires shockwave.