60 Second Science.  This site had explanations of breaking scientific news ad describes how these developments can change the environment, technology and health. American Field Guide (K-12) INTERACTIVE.  This guide features more than 1,400 video clips of outdoor programming from public television stations around the country.  The eight major categories range from animals to earth and space. Ask Dr. Universe (K-12) INTERACTIVE.  You can ask Dr. Universe almost anything! She’ll go to Washington State University’s great team of researchers for her information.  She’ll follow then out to the field,  or into the laboratory or library, to find the answers.  Ask A Scientist. (K-12) INTERACTIVE  This site allows students to formulate good questions and research the basics first and then include that information in the ‘question’ which is forwarded to the appropriate prominent scientific educator or research scientist that is cooperating in the project.  There are also links to science teacher resources and lesson plans for secondary school sciences. Best Children's Books   Created by teachers to help you find the perfect book!  We love using children's books when we teach, so we created this site to help fellow teachers or parents to quickly and easily find the best children's books for a given topic and reading level. We don't include ALL books written on a given topic. To make this site most helpful, we only include highly rated & award winning books.  We know from experience how hard it can be to find an excellent book on a specific curriculum topic.  The MSS BIg Date Teacher Guide Welcome to the supplemental teacher guide to The MMS Big Data student guide to NASA’s MMS Mission. There is  a PDF copy of the student guide for use with your students.  In this guide, as noted by the graphics below, we provide: 

Instructions to complete each of the student activities.
Enrichment activities for students.
Connections to characteristics of computational thinking

Connections to the ISTE Standards for Students
Connections to the Next Generation Science Standards BBC Science (4-12).  This site has tons of information and animations on the smallest atoms, the largest planets, the most ferocious dinosaurs, the human body, and other science topics. Cheminnovation Software, Inc. ChemSW   CIESE (Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education) (K-12) Helping teachers and administrators realize the benefits of integrating technology into the curriculum in order to more effectively engage students in learning and improve student achievement, particularly in science and mathematics, is CIESE's core mission. Digital Frog Interactive Dragonfly TV (6-8) INTERACTIVE.  This site provides and interactive content provides a collection of real-life scientific puzzles for middle
school students to explore the “Know How” section.  There are also experiments on this site. EarthWeek -A Diary of the Planet NTERACTIVE (6-12)  This is a site that give information about the planet for the current week. EHow - How to Do Just About Anything  What would you like to do? Tie a tieKiss on a dateLose weightNegotiate a raiseWin Every Time in Monopoly? The eHow™ database of over 100,000 articles can help you. It's the world's most popular place to find clear instructions on how to do just about everything.Every month, over 8 million people visit our site. We have more than 100,000 articles that are professionally written with clear and concise directions on how to do things. eMints - eThemes. eThemes is an extensive database of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes. These resources are created for educators to use in their classroomsAlthough only teachers approved by the eMINTS program (official eMINTS teachers and participants in the eMINTS4All program) may make resource requests, all educators are encouraged to search our extensive database of existing eThemes. Currently, more than 1,000 eThemes are available — on topics ranging from Africa to Yellowstone National Park. eNature.  This site, from the National Wildlife Federation, has over 5,000 types of wildlife with pictures, descriptions, and related information. ExploreLearning.(6-12)  ExploreLearning offers a catalog of modular, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 6-12. We call these simulations Gizmos. Gizmos are fun, easy to use, and flexible enough to support many different teaching styles and contexts. Our Gizmos are designed as supplemental curriculum materials that support state and national curriculum standards; in addition, Gizmos help teachers bring research-proven instructional strategies to their classrooms. Embryology. (K-12) INTERACTIVE This site is from University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension in Lancaster County for 4-H and deals with the science of Embryology.  Check out the egg cam. Evolution Entrance. (6-12)  This site outlines the contributions of major scientists between the 15th and 20th centuries in developing the theory of evolution.  These exhibits trace evolutionary thought as it has developed over time, pausing to ponder the contributions of scientists and thinkers including Aristotle, Darwin, Wallace, and many others.  Extreme Science.  This site has all kinds of topics under the science realm for students to investigate.  It also has a video feed for science news.  Students can also enter contests that this website provides. Forestry Images INTERACTIVE.  This site provides a large archive of 4,500 high-quality images related to forest health and silviculture, with particular emphasis on educational applications.  Frank Potter’s Science Gems. (K-12) INTERACTIVE  This site contains hundreds of science resource sorted by category, topic and grade level Forensics in the Classroom (7-12) INTERACTIVE is a web site designed for science educators who have or are looking to integrate forensic science into their programs at school.  Our goal is to provide you with a valuable resource that will help your programs evolve and run smoothly. This site is still being developed and we appreciate your patience as we complete work on other pages. Explore Learning Gizmos  Gizmos are interactive math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Over 400 Gizmos aligned to the latest standards help educators bring powerful new learning experiences to the classroom.
  Hands on Plastics.  (K-12) INTERACTIVE This site contains everything you will need to lead your students through a thorough and engaging investigation into the chemistry and characteristics of plastics Homework Helper.  (Under construction) This site provides on-line homework help in all of the sciences.  This Web site also provides links to the NASA homepage.  How Stuff Works. (4/5-12) An excellent site to find out how just about anything works.  Many subject areas with hundreds of timely articles. How Things Work (6-12).  This site explains a wide range of physics concepts and laws involving seesaws, copy machines, tape recorders, roller coasters, and superconductors – using everyday life examples.  Kids @ National Geographic. (K-6) INTERACTIVE National Geographic’s site for kids   Inner Learning Online. (4/5-12) INTERACTIVE This site allows students to explore Human Anatomy and Automobiles. Each topic has animations, 100’s of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links. Journey North  (4/5-12)  INTERACTIVE Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robinshummingbirdswhooping cranesgray whalesbald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration mapspictures, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context. Widely considered a best-practices model for education, Journey North is the nation's premiere "citizen science" project for children.   Instructables  Howtoons are cartoons showing kids of all ages "How To" build things. Each illustrated episode is a stand-alone fun adventure accessible to all. Our Howtoons are designed to encourage children to be active participants in discovering the world through Play-that-Matters -- fun, creative, and inventive -- and to rely a lot less on mass-consumable entertainment. Interactive Websites (K-12) INTERACTIVE Interactive Websites provide standards-based cross curricular web resources designed to enhance online learning opportunities.  These sites interact with the user usually through either a text-based or graphical user interface.  Categories include Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Assessment. Interactives. INTERACTIVE (1-8) Interactives" provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas including Math, Science, Language, History and Arts. Interactive Physics Landmarks for Schools.  This Web site is dedicated to the idea that the very nature of information is changing, practically before our eyes. It is changing in what it looks like, where we find it, what we look at to view it, what we can do with it, and how we communicate it. Here you will find information and tools designed to help us redefine literacy for the 21st Century. Learning Science (K-12) This site is dedicated to sharing the newer and emerging "learning tools" of science education. Tools such as real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, micro-worlds, and imaging,  among others, can help make teaching science an exciting and engaging endeavor. These tools can help connect students with science, in ways that were impossible just a few years ago.  Learning This site is  dedicated to sharing the newer and emerging "learning tools" of science education. Tools such as real-time data collection, simulations, inquiry based lessons, interactive web lessons, micro-worlds, and imaging,  among others, can help make teaching science an exciting and engaging endeavor. These tools can help connect students with science, in ways that were impossible just a few years ago. Legos for Education   Los Alamos National Laboratory Advanced Computing Lab's Web Site. (9-12)  The Magic School Bus Site. (K-6) INTERACTIVE  The Mad Scientist Network. (6-12) INTERACTIVE Welcome to the MAD Scientist Network. We use the web to unite hundreds of scientists in a forum where people can ask questions and learn more about the world around them. The accumulating body of information is maintained as a searchable resource on the WWW. We provide many ways to navigate through the information on our site. Files may be organized by subject, grade, keyword, or at random.  A great resource for science teachers.  Mammoth Site of Hot Springs SD.  (K-8) This is the Mammoth Site Museum site which houses one of the world’s great fossil treasures on permanent display. MazeFire Digital Maze Games  (Interactive) MazeFire games lead students to do something they are not asked to do enough: figure things out on their own. It is a Northeastern University spin-out providing a uniquely engaging learning environment that motivates students as well as boosts knowledge acquisition & retention through reflective learning. Microwolds: Exploring the Structure of Materials (9-12).  This is an interactive tour of current research in the materials sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Advanced Light Source Division.  MiddleSchoolScience. (5-8) This is a comprehensive site that has everything science as it related to middle school science   Miss Maggie’s Earth Adventure.(4-6) INTERACTIVE  A wonderful resource for teachers of 4-6th grade who are interested in environmental education. Miss Maggie will not only teach but also will "reach" children by bringing real world issues of concern into the classroom through her exciting animated adventures. Each "mission" addresses a different ecological concern, helping children make positive changes in the world, and promotes an interest in learning about math, science, geography, conflict resolution, problem solving and other critical skills. Model Science Software  Nanospace Online Science Theme Park The Molecularium project, from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a new online resource, NanoSpace which promotes science literacy in children of all interests and backgrounds.  This 'Park' has over 25 games and animations that entice students to learn more about atoms and molecules. National Science Digital Library  National Geographic’s Web Site. (4/5-12) INTERACTIVE The National Wildlife Federation. (K-12) This site has information on numerous environmental topics.  There are lesson plans and activities just for kids.   NetLogo NetLogo is a programmable modeling environment for simulating natural and social phenomena. It was authored by Uri Wilensky in 1999 and is in continuous development at the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling.  NetLogo lets students open simulations and "play" with them, exploring their behavior under various conditions. It is also an authoring environment which enables students, teachers and curriculum developers to create their own models.   The Natural World of North America. (6-12) INTERACTIVE Nearctica brings you the best of the natural world on the web combining links to other sites with original material. Only the most useful sites are listed and we tell you what to expect when you get to them.  Everyone will find something for interest; students, the family, scientists, and decision makers  Neuroscience for Kids (K-8) INTERACTIVE  This site was created by  Professor Eric Chudler of the University of Washington.  It is designed to help students learn more about the nervous systems.  Topics include information about the brain, the spinal cord, the neuron, the senses.  Also included are a coloring book, activities and games and printable brain worksheets and lessons  NOAA Arctic. (7-12) This site has provides access to widely distributed Arctic data and information for scientists, students, teachers, academia, managers, decision makers and the general public Nobel Prize  Welcome to, the official web site of the Nobel Foundation. Providing a wealth of background to every Nobel Prize since 1901, the site presents Nobel Lectures, biographies, interviews, photos, articles, video clips, press releases, educational games and a great deal more information about the Nobel Laureates and their work. Ology from the American Museum of Natural  History.  OLogy is a totally free Web site for kids. It offers a unique Museum experience for kids through stories, games, and activities based on their interests in specific OLogies. Phil Tulga -Music through Curriculum (3-8) This site from Phil Tulga, contains a large number of free music activities and arts integration lessons that connect music to reading, math and science.  In addition, he posts information on his latest music education products.   Physics Demos and Science Exhibits Designs. (9-12) This site has many links for physics demo and other related sites for many science project ideas.   PlanetPals EarthZone. (K-6) INTERACTIVE This is an interactive resource that teachers about ecology, natural resources and the planet Earth and its care.  Many related links for students and teachers PLATO Physical Science Science Spot. (6-12) This site is a resource for nearly every category of Science an can be used by both teachers and students. Science Friday (7-12).  This site focuses on news and discussion on the latest happenings in science – from edible vaccines, the science of chocolate, and genes for forgetfulness, to Internet software, nuclear waste storage, and human cloning.  Science Made Simple.  (3-8) INTERACTIVE Kids learn science the easy, hands-on way with Science Made Simple. Get fun science projects & great experiments using household materials.  This site has provided clear, detailed answers to children’s science questions. Links include Science projects, Topics, The Science Store, Metric Conversions and more. Science NetLinks.  Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.   Science Resource Center. (9-12)  This site was created by Patrick Gormley and offers high school science teachers demonstrations, laboratory investigations and teaching tips for chemistry, biology, life science and physics  Science Update by Year (6-12) INTERACTIVE  This site provides news and information on hundreds of science topics for the last 15 years   Scientific American (9-12)  This site provides enhanced version of print articles, explorations of recent developments in the news, interview, ask the experts and other related links.  SciTech Daily. (7-12)  This site has intelligent, informed science and technology coverage and analysis you can find on a daily basis, sourcing a huge range of great writers and excellent publications.  A sister site to Arts & Letters Daily, but this site is dedicated to scientific and technological articles and information. How to Turn Your Classroom into a CSI Lab Science Made Simple (K-12) Get home & school science project ideas & experiments  Find science fair projects and instructions  Kids learn science the easy, hands-on way. Get answers to your questions.  Read science articles and news. And more! Science NetLinks.  Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students. Science Toys Scratch  This is as an electronic tool kit that allows student to create their own games, animated stories, and interactive art.  This program features 2D and 3D graphics, images, text, web pages sound, video and more. TI-84 Plus Silver Edition   SimScience.  (K-12) INTERACTIVE This site provides multimedia-learning modules using computer simulations for grades K-12. Songs for Teaching. Creative teachers can use music to teach content across the curriculum -- to students of all ages. A host of educational experts brings you tested ideas for using the magic of music in your lesson plans.     This site contains thousands of pages for you to peruse -- many with lyrics, sound clips, and teaching suggestions. Squeak Etoys (4-12)  This site has an open source, free downloadable software program that supports inquiry learning and problem solving by elementary through high school students, especially in math and science. Teacher Vision.  TeacherVision® is dedicated to helping teachers save time. Find 17,500 pages of classroom-ready lesson plans, printables, and resources. US Geological Survey Photographic Library Web Site Virtual Field Trip Site Xplorer GLX WISE Web-Based Inquiry Science Environment. (5-12) Harness the power of the Internet... wisely. WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine real world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Our curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current science curriculum, and your grade 5-12 students will find them exciting and engaging.