Mr. Thompson's Fourth Grade Class
Study Jams Matter Song and Video
States of Matter with Heat
Which Are a Solid, Liquid, Gas? Interactive
What Happens When You Add Heat? Interactive
What Is Water?
Water in the Air
States of Water - Solids, Liquids, Gases
All About Physical and Chemical Changes
Why Leaves Change Color
Why Leaves Change Color with Experiments
What Is Matter?
States of Matter
Interactive Water Cycle Quiz
All About the Water Cycle
States of Matter Video & Song
Water Cycle Video
Water Cycle Song
Read about Matter and Take a Quiz
NASA - Droplet and the Water Cycle Game (you will need to download this)
States of Matter
I can explain that air surrounds us, takes up space, moves around us as wind, and may
be measured using a barometer.
Wind Energy This site will go into detail on questions and answers on many topics.
NASA. This site will allow you to see many photos of different clouds, storms, land mass with tremendous views for extremely high altitudes.
The Weather Channel. This sight will allow you go travel to many different areas of Air wind and pressure.
Barometer Using winds and a barometer to make forecasts
Atmosphere This fantastic site has loads of information on the atmosphere, wind, air pressure, air pollution, and air composition. Included are online lessons, pictures, diagrams, labs, a dictionary, a review test, and a printable teacher guide in Acrobat format.
Franklin's Forecast This website contains many ideas surrounding the weather.
Educator's Bridge to Science This web page will illustrate many connections for teachers and students.
National Center for Atmospheric Research This website will present an almost all inclusive study of the weather.
Kids Crossing Discover weather with a quick visual learning tool.
Weather animation Comprehensive This website will allow the teacher to present and the student to view many if not all different forms or weather.
Hurricanes Interact with many hurricanes. Discover how they moved and much much more this is a must see site.
Meteorology This web page will take you to many different areas of the weather.
TyphoonsThree different typhoons were spinning over the western Pacific Ocean on August 7, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Aqua satellite acquired this image. Great image to show your class.
Earth This spectacular blue marble image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet.
Waterspouts & Whirlpools Power Point
Seasons: Why do we have them? Learn why the temperature in the summertime is higher than it is in the winter by studying the amount of light striking the Earth. Experiment with a plate detector to measure the amount of light striking the plate as the angle of the plate is adjusted (and then use a group of plates placed at different locations on the Earth) and measure the incoming radiation on each plate
Min/Max Thermometer A min/max thermometer is a common device for recording daily temperatures. While observing a thermometer, the current, minimum, and maximum daily temperatures are determined in a quiz type setting.
Relative Humidity Measure the temperature on both a wet and dry bulb thermometer to determine the relative humidity over time. The two thermometers show the temperatures as time passes on a clock, and the temperature of a bucket of water can be adjusted to learn about the dew point, condensation, and saturated air.
Grow Your Own Tornado This website will allow you to see the difference between different levels of tornados.
Earth Quake simulatorview the different types of earth quakes and how they affect buildings.
Erosion of the earth Flash video many examples
Erosion different forms (abrasion, attrition, hydraulic action, solution)
Erosion There is a lot going on in Stormville today
Video-2 Land displacement
Video-3 3D Scientific Animation Geology Volcano and Magma
Earth Science 2
I can identify how water is in the air in different forms (e.g. in clouds, fog, rain, snow and
Read About Clouds
Read About Wind
Read About Rain
Read About Climate
Cloud Matching game
Fog how to create your own fog
Clouds and Precipitation This site will show you many different forms of clouds and
Weather and USA today This site will give you current and up to date information on weather and forms of clouds and precipitation.
Clouds From Space Many different views of earth and clouds from outer space.
TROPICAL CYCLONES Power Point
Earth Science 3
I can investigate how water changes from one state to another (e.g. freezing, melting,
condensation and evaporation).
Are you a water wizard? - Do you have a fountain of knowledge when it comes to water? Well, dive right in and test your knowledge of water with these Water Wizard quizzes.
Click and Drag Water Cycle Components - place the first step anywhere you wish and then put the other steps in order
Create a model of the water cycle - lesson plan from Oceans Alive
Follow a drop through the water cycle - water science for schools from USGS
How You Can Make a Model of the Water Cycle - print this to give to your students
Ideas for teaching about the water cycle - from Pro Teacher
Water Wizard quiz - Test your Water Awareness. Click on the best answer to each question below and find out if you are a Water Wizard!
Water Cycle Animation - Observe a raindrop traveling through various paths of the water cycle. In this visualization, the blue raindrop shows where water is. The red arrows show the processes that could move it to another place.
The Water Cycle Lesson Plan - five activities in one
Water Cycle - lesson plans frolm Science NetLinks
The Water Cycle - US Geological Survey's Water Cycle - one of the most complete explanation of the cycle
Water Science - US Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! They offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
Water Cycle - a slide show by Soo Park, Alex Reynolds, Kate Schmidt, Connie Woo, and Christine Zackrison
Water Cycle Lesson Plan - from Planet H2O
Water Cycle WebQuest - [ designed for 5th grade ]
The Watershed Game - Many things happen in a watershed that affect the quality of the water we rely upon . Examine the issues in each area of the watershed, then see the impacts of your choices.
Weather in the Science Lab - Select Weather in the list of labs. The illustration shows a water cycle. Move your cursor around the image for more information. Click on The Weather Maker near the top of the weather window. Set the temperature of two air masses and the relative humidity, and then see what weather develops. Click on the book in the bottom left corner to read about weather. [ this link opens on a new page ]
Condensation Condensation is the process whereby water vapor in the atmosphere is returned to its original liquid state
Frost Power Point
Blizzards Power Point
Freezing Point of Salt Water Control the temperature of a beaker of water. As the temperature drops below the freezing point, a transformation of state will occur which can be viewed on a molecular level. Salt can be added to the water to see its effect on the freezing point of water
4. I can describe the weather using temperature, wind direction, wind, precipitation and
5. I can record local weather information on a calendar or map and describe changes over a
period of time (e.g. barometric pressure, temperature, precipitation symbols and cloud
6. I can trace how weather patterns move from west to east in the United States.
7. I can describe how the different clouds affect the weather.
a. Cumulus - fair weather;
b. Cumulonimbus - cause rain and thunderstorms;
c. Cirrus- freezing rain;
d. Stratus - rain or snow.
8. I can describe how wind, water and ice shape and reshape the Earth's land surface by
eroding or wearing away rock and soil and depositing them in other areas forming
landforms (dunes, deltas and glacial moraines).
9. I can identify and describe how freezing, thawing and plant growth reshape the land surface by causing the weathering of rock.
10. I can describe the difference between slow processes (weathering, mountain building,
deposition) and rapid processes (volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides) to describe
changes on the earths surface.
Life Science 1
I can compare the life cycle of different plants, including germination, maturity, reproduction and death.
Life Science 2
I can relate plant structures with their functions (e.g. growth, survival and reproduction).
Plant Parts - Structure and Function (from Ohio State)
Kids Port. Great site to assist in all areas
Comparing plant and animal cells - Teachnology has a worksheet to print to help your students get ready for the activity above
Review cell structure and function (plant and animal)
Inside a Cell - select each part of the cell to see its function
Quiz on Cell Parts - instructions included
Life Science 3
I can classify common plants according to their characteristics (e.g. tree leaves, flower seeds, roots and stems).
Plant Parts - In this game you will try and match up the plant parts with the correct definition.
Identify flower parts by dragging them to the right box at this site from BBC. When you finish, try the quiz.
Animal and Plant Cells - first select Similarities and then select Differences from the index on the left at this page.
Life Science 4
I can observe and explore that fossils provide evidence about plants that lived long ago and the nature of the environment at the time.
Life Science 5
I can describe how organisms interact with one another in various ways (e.g. many plants depend on animals for carrying pollen or dispersing seeds).
Biomes of the World - The Earth has many different environments, varying in temperature, moisture, light, and many other factors. Each of these habitats has distinct life forms living in it.
Habitats/Biomes - The Earth has many different environments, varying in temperature, moisture, light, and many other factors. (from Enchanted Learning
Introduction to the Biosphere - Characteristics of the Earth's Terrestrial Biomes
Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet
Interdependence and Adaptation - Use this BBC site to review living things, then take a quiz about interdependence and the food web
ROCKS AND LAND FORMATIONS UNIT
Read About the Rock Cycle with Animation and Take a Final Quiz
Read About the Rock Cycle
Match the Pictures to the Rock Cycle - 2 level test
Read About Minerals and Then Take a Quiz
Read About Fossils
Interactive Rock Cycle
Maps of the Earth's Changing Surface Over Time - Pangaea and Into the Future
Animation of the Continents Moving 100 Million Years into the Future
Read About Volcanoes
Read About Earthquakes
Read About Soil
Mr. Thompson's Fourth Grade Class