Internet Resource Rating
Living Environment: Energy Flow
Regents of New York State.
Explains and illustrates a food chain and flow of energy.
Biomes of the World
Missouri Botanical Garden.
Take a tour of six Biomes: rainforest, tundra, taiga, desert, temperate and grasslands plus freshwater and marine ecosystems. Use the links on the left to learn about types of life and conditions in each.
Earthquake Hazards Program
U.S. Geological Survey.
Wealth of information and animated graphics on all aspects of earthquakes. The "For Kids Only" section has fabulous resources for the classroom, especially puzzles and games section.
Earth: Like a Puzzle
Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
This animated site on plate tectonics is easy for students to maneuver.
Energy Information Administration Kid's Page
Department of Energy.
Renewable and non-renewable energy resources are presented in student language with pictures and diagrams. Renewable sources are wind, hydro, biomass, solar and geothermal. Non-renewable sources are nuclear, oil, coal and natural gas. Site includes biographies of energy scientists, stat-of-the-art ideas, and a Classroom Connection section for teachers..
California Energy Commission.
Student-friendly presentation on many aspects of energy. Click the apple for teacher and parent resources. Transportation: alternative fuel vehicles. How It Works: transformers and refrigerators, Puzzles and Games, Energy Art, Energy Library.
Natural Resources Kid's Page
King County, WA.
Games and interactive lessons on Water and Watersheds, Solid waste, Hazardous waste, and Wildlife teach about what students can do to conserve resources..
SK Worm Answers Your Questions on Soil and Stuff
Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Excellent tutorial on soil, where it comes from and how to conserve it.
An Instructional Guide written by Norm McCarter, SCICON Naturalist and Astronomy Intern.
Links to Native American Astronomy and Astronomy of Pharaohs teach about how ancient people explained the cosmos. Resource section features illustration of constellations and short story. Teacher section includes lesson plans.
Windows to the Universe
University of Michigan.
This fantastic site offers illustrated constellation mythology in three reading levels along with maps and games.
Coldwater Community Schools, Michigan.
Mythology of the 88 constellations, click on the name to read the stories and see illustrations.
The Nine (8) Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
William A. Arnett.
A wealth of information presented on topics related to our solar system.
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Tulare County Office of Education
P.O. Box 339
Springville, CA 93265
Rick Mitchell, Administrator
fax: (559) 539-2643