Web Sites of Interest
Here are some great websites to help you out during your study of Magnets and Motors. Be sure to explore the sites identified as student-friendly before you send your students there.
Student Friendly Sites
Get the Latest Dirt on …Soils: Thinkquest
Site gives background information about soil types and formation. Gives several soils investigations and links to other kid-usable sites.
Soil Science Education Home Page
Site has quite a bit of reading for younger kids but some great photos. Opportunity for classes to submit local soil photos and participate in some soil projects.
Discovery School.Com: The Dirt on Soil
Information on how soil is different at differing depths, what lives in soil, how soil is formed. Good information on how to identify soil types. An exploration for kids in a game format.
NIEHS Kids pages: Vermicomposting
Facts about composting and worms. Has a simple game and a song with musical accompaniment.
MSN Kidz: Worm World
Video clips of a worm emerging from an egg, a worm's heart beating. Information about worm body parts and their use in composting. Information about other types of worms.
Teacher Friendly Sites
Natural Resources conservation Service
Links to question-and-answer sites. Some related lesson plans and investigations.
Underground Adventure Just for Teachers
Gives teachers background and a variety of investigations to be done to examine soil.