Grade 4 Science

The magazine "Time" is presented for Grades K-6 teachers.
"Time" for Kids

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Choose to play an interactive, online scientific mystery, search the database for grade and subject appropriate activities, or view graphics and animations. This is a large website with a lot to offer!

Access Excellence Activities Exchange

All About Cells

Great lessons and interactive activities from "Centre of the Cell" Visitor Centre in London.  There are many games that can be used on an interactive whiteboard, such as "What organs do you need?" and "How many cells do you make in a minute?".  There is also a teacher page that lists classroom resources and links and gives teachers an opportunity to register their classes for online quizzes or cell-based research.

Hundreds of activities for your students.  Both online and printable options available.

Animal Pictures, Games, Flashcards, etc.

Welcome to Ask A Scientist! Our service has been in operation since 1991. We have already compiled answers to more than 20,000 questions - and this site now receives more than nine million hits each month!

If you have a question, first check our Archives to see if it has been asked and answered before. Ask A Scientist includes Archives containing questions that our volunteer scientists have answered since our service began. And since 1991, questions have come from every country on the planet!

Ask a Scientist Service

The BBC has a terrific site for English, Math and Science learning.  The activities are highly interactive and engaging!

BBC BItesize KS2 Links

Bubbabrain is a question and answer review game that would work very well on an interactive whiteboard.  You can either choose from user-created questions or create your own.  Both words and images are supported.

Bubbabrain

This site has activities and daily news.

CBC for Kids

Do a search for "Lesson Plan Ideas" for various levels and subjects, including Simple Machines, Space Exploration, Structures and Shapes, Sound.

Canada Science and Technology Museum
This section of sci-ber text is designed to help you learn how the energy found in food and other fuel sources helps keep things moving on earth. In addition, you will experience how the energy is changed between various forms on earth! 

The Children's University of Manchester is an interactive, online learning site for grades 2-6.  There are mostly science topics here but you can also learn about Ancient Egypt, Textiles, and Words.

Children's University of Manchester

Saskatchewan people will now be able to find climate change information more easily, understand climate change and learn what to do to lessen its effects.  There are many links on this site for educators, along with some Mini-Units based on the Saskatchewan's K - Grade 12 Curriculum (although these units do not reflect the recent renewal of curricula).

Climate Change Saskatchewan

This is one cool site for all elementary students. There are informative videos, articles, interactive activities and games.
Discovery Kids: Home Page

Explore the World of Earth Science. An incredible site with interactive visualizations and investigations about all topics of Earth Science.

Earth Science
On these pages information is presented on investigating changes in the earth's crust and climate. This includes information about the rock cycle, dating rocks, climate and variables that affect the climate, and other processes that change the earth's crust.

Earth's Changing Surface

Eduweb develops award-winning digital learning games and interactives about art, history, science, and technology.  Their mission is to "create exciting and effective learning experiences that hit the sweet spot where learning theory, digital technology, and fun meet." 

 

Eduweb Interactive Learning Games

Contact the GSCS Resource Center to order.

 

Electricity Kits

You must combine batteries and coils to pick up the correct number of paper clips in this great little game!

Electro-magnet game

Everything you need to know about Energy!  Topics include Energy Sources, Using and Saving Energy, History of Energy, and Games and Activities.  There is a teacher area with lesson plans.

Energy Kids

Explore science topics with our fun, interactive, on-line games. Iinspired by well-tested, hands-on classroom activities from our Engaging Science teacher workshops. Topics to learn about include Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, and Life Science.


Engaging Science Online Activities

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources bring an electonic magazine about the great outdoors to kids in grades 4-8.  There are teacher pages to help facilitate learning on this site.

Environmental Education for Kids (EEK)

The Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco has compiled a collection of "snacks", or miniature experiments of popular exhibits at their facility.  These are perfect for classrooms!

Snacks about Reflection

The Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco has compiled a collection of "snacks", or miniature experiments of popular exhibits at their facility.  These are perfect for classrooms!

Snacks about Refraction

The Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco has compiled a collection of "snacks", or miniature experiments of popular exhibits at their facility.  These are perfect for classrooms!

Snacks about Life Science

The Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco has compiled a collection of "snacks", or miniature experiments of popular exhibits at their facility.  These are perfect for classrooms!

Snacks About Heat

The Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco has compiled a collection of "snacks", or miniature experiments of popular exhibits at their facility.  These are perfect for classrooms!

Snacks about Magnetism

Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Our site now contains over 15,000 Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. 

Exploratorium: the museum of science, art and human perception

This exciting site has much to offer the sciene teacher.  Browse through the "Web-based Classroom Projects" for a variety of elementary, middle and high school projects.


Fermilab Science Education

Have the students delve deeper into the world of fossils by completing the webquest.

Fossils - A WebQuest

Choose your grade level and subject to access flashcards to test your knowledge of that area.  This is an American website so you may have visit other grade levels for any Saskatchewan subjects that are not listed for your grade level.

Select the appropriate age of your students and choose from a variety of Mathematics, Geography, Art, Science, Language Arts, etc. games.

FunBrain Game Finder

Gizmos are online simulations that power inquiry and understanding.  You can browse for math or science gizmos for students from Grade 3 to Grade 12.  These are great for whiteboard use!

Gizmos

This site features resources (units and internet sites) that support the Saskatchewan Science Curriculum objectives grades 1-9.

Grade Specific Science Resources

As you read and learn about Canada's vanishing natural heritage, you might want to know what an individual can do about it. Well, you've come to the right section, because we've included many practical and doable ideas that you can begin implementing to help Canada's wildlife right now. So, whether you just start out by making your own backyard nature-friendly, or take on a bigger project including your whole community, we know that you'll enjoy the sense of accomplishment you get from making the world a better place for wildlife.

 

Action and Awareness

Here are some links that can be powerful whole-group instructional tools when used on an interactive whiteboard.  These are grouped by subject area and subdivided by grade levels.

Interactive Whiteboard Links
Explore the playful side of invention and the inventive side of play in this website.  Learn how play - the ordinary and everyday "work of childhood" - connects to the creative impulse of both historic and contemporary inventors.

Invention at Play

Play, learn and have fun using science.  Learn more about Canadian Women Inventors.

Inventive Kids

A template for collecting and displaying different types of leaves.  You can customize the information that the students need to include based on their ability.

Leaf Collecting

No matter what your grade level or subject area, Learn Alberta's website has many resources for you.  You can find resources by grade, subject, keyword, media type, audience, language or learning resource type. 

LearnAlberta

The Center for Innovation in Science Learning (CISL) at The Franklin Institute is a premier center for science learning research, program development, and educational services.  Choose "Curricular Companions" to show how Grade 4-8 teachers can integrate lessons like "Ecosystems", "Sound and Light", or "Introduction to Matter" into their unit plans.  The topics do not follow the Saskatchewan Science Curriculum but you can find something at every level.

Learn at The Franklin Institute Online

Developed for teachers and students, learningscience.org finds the best science interactives and resources in the world.  Choose an area of science to discover and find resources for your grade level.

Learningscience.org
You may wonder why your body wants to "slide" to the side of the car as you go around a tight turn in the road? Has your stomach felt queazy on a roller-coaster ride? Why should you not be riding in the back of a pickup truck while going around a curve traveling too fast? All of these questions and experiences deal with the force that this chapter deals with.

May the 'Force' Be With You
The McGraw-Hill Companies have compiled a list of grades 3-6 Science lessons that correspond with their textbooks.  Even if you do not use these particular textbooks in your classrooms, there are still great ideas for every science class!

McGraw-Hill Science Resources

This method of research is used to walk an entire class through the research process at the beginning of the year.

Micro-Research Model

Make your SmartBoard more interactive with these Flash animations.  Simply download one of the mini-movies for science or math and use them on your interactive whiteboards.

Mister Teacher

Ce site Web des modules de science a été crée pour les élèves et les enseignants de la 1ère à la 5e année du programme de français immersion.

Page d'accueil

Activities, Experiments,Games, Stories, News, Animals, Pictures ~ all are found on this site.

National Geographic Kids

This site has been categorized by grade to make your search easier. The lessons are online based and weave nicely with the curriculum in both science and social studies.

Lesson Plans and Activities

NetVet Veterinary Resources / Electronic Zoo Animal Species. The title speaks for itself. Everything one wanted to know about animals ... and then some.

NetVet Veterinary Resources / Electronic Zoo Animal Species

Energy, and the essential role it plays in today's society, is a complex topic for elementary school children. Our theme - save energy, save nature - provides a practical introduction to the subject. It can be used to help kids understand the relationship between energy production and use and environmental problems such as smog and climate change.

Kids Club

Busy teachers are always looking for new teaching ideas and ways to save time. The Saskatoon Public Schools OLC has compiled a list of online resources that their teachers have created or recommended. 

Online Learning Centre Resources 

Language Arts, the Arts, Math, and Social Science games for Pre-K - Grade 5 are offered to help make your whiteboard lessons fun and educational!

PBS Kids Interactive Whiteboard Games

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.


Pics4Learning - Tech4Learning

Free & fun science resources for children, young people, teachers and parents.

Planet Science

Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.  Math, science, art, ELA, P.E., music and more are available here!

Primary Resources

An excellent collection of free science sites!  There are five fields of study, with many topics in each field.  You will find student-friendly articles and activities for a multitude to topics.  The fields include:

Astronomy (Universe, Galaxies, Stars, Systems, Solar Systems, Exploration)
Biology (Cell Structure, Cell Function, Microorganisms, Plants, Scientific Study, Invertebrates, Vertebrates, Animal Systems)
Chemistry (Matter, Periodic Table, Elements, Atoms, Reactions, Biochemistry)
Earth Science (Earth Energy, Earth Structure, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, Climates, BCG Cycles)
Physics (Motion and Mechanics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Light and Optics, Electricity and Magnetism, Modern Physics). 
A list of experiments on topics such as "Inertia", "Floatation", and "Cohesion".

Reeko's Bag of Tricks

Online resources to support the "Rocks and Minerals" kits of Saskatoon Catholic Schools as well as information as to how to book the kits.

 

Rocks and Minerals

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Browse and download lessons and demonstrations made for the Smartboard!

SMART Exchange

A collection of lesson plans and experiments for all grade levels.

San Diego Zoo Resources

This series of webpages was created by a retired teacher in Regina.  It includes pages on Canada, Space, The Arctic, Animals, Winter, Pioneers, Saskatchewan, Plains Indians, and more.

Saskatchewan and Canada Information

Teaching Resources, Student Activities, Reproducibles, and more!


Scholastic.com | Teachers

A list of science resources that are appropriate for K to Grade 2 (cycle #1), Grades 3-4 (cycle #2), or Grades 5-6 (cycle #3)

Science Activities and Printouts

The brain teasers on this site require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.  Suitable for grades 4-8.

Science Brain Teasers

The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education.  There is a list of resources developed by SLN museums.

Science Learning Network: Home

Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.  Search the lesson plans, use intereactive sites, and support your students' learning.

Science Netlinks

Short movie and animated clips that help to illustrate science topics.  Over 100 clips to choose from.

Science Up Close
Secrets @ Sea is a curriculum-based adventure story for grade 4-7 students on the World Wide Web. This engaging website game complements ocean-theme units of study in the classroom and enhances students learning experiences using the Internet.

Secrets@Sea
Lessons and activities that focus on soil.

Soil Erosion Activities
Investigate wavelengths (light and colour) in these 4 modules.  Choose "Back to the Lesson" button to see the student-friendly pages.

Star Light, Star Bright

Some really easy science demonstrations for younger audiences.

Super Simple Science Experiments

Great for Smartboard users!  Create seating plans, make jeopardy-style review games, make board games and more.

SuperTeacherTools
This teacher has gathered some Notebook 10 games and demonstrations for a variety of upper elementary classrooms.

Teachers Love Smart Boards
Students find out that plants are an important part of their lives by finding clues, doing experiments and solving problems about plant life.  There are 6 cases to solve, along with a teacher's guide for you to help your students get the most out of this opportunity.

The Great Plant Escape
Physics Front editors have chosen the materials on this website as exemplary resources within their categories.  One category is Physical Sciences K-8 for pre-high school physics concepts like conservation of energy, wave energy, astronomy, light, and more.

The Physics Front
Perfect for Science or Health classes!  This high-interest site explains everything dandruff to worms!

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
Are you ready to rock?  This website is dedicated to al the "junior rockhounds" and "want-to-be rockhounds".  Learn about the types of rocks, the rock cycle, the hardness scale and more!

This Planet Really Rocks!
An overview of the major organelles of a cell. Users can zoom in on specific organelles to learn more.
Trees are Terrific... Travels with Pierre is designed to help young children (5-8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees
Trees are Terrific

The U.S. Geological Survey provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and college inquiry and research.

USGS Education

Get an up-close view of a cell.  Zoom in on specific organelles to learn more.  There are worksheets for teachers to print off and a virtual textbook with animations on a variety of topics.

The Virtual Cell


A series of weather related questions to answer as you play this game!

Weather Dog

Rotating weather kits you can book from GSCS.

 

Weather Kits

Choose your grade level (Kindergarten to Grade 8) to explore daily weather patterns and extreme weather conditions.

Weather Watch Activities
Just as the title suggests, this is a site to narrow down the search for webquests.  There are a variety of webquests, all categorized to correlate with the Ontario Curriculum in 2007.

Webquest Locator
Welcome to The World Almanac for Kids Online!

Millions of kids read The World Almanac For Kids every year. Now the bestselling book has a companion Web Site -- The World Almanac For Kids Online. So dive in and explore. You might even get smarter.


World Almanac for Kids

Established in late 2004, e-Learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12. This site offers free activities in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and they're building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

e-Learning for Kids

GSCS Global Resources Search

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