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CHEMISTRY
 
 
A GREAT SITE to learn chemistry that is not intimidating!!:-)
 
PERIODIC TABLE QUIZ GAME
 
 
 
 
Click here for a link for THE PERIODIC TABLE. Click on EACH ELEMENT to get more details on it.
 
 
 
Here is another great site to help you become familiar with things about chemistry including the periodic table.
 
 
 
Click on this site to get some GREAT ANIMATIONS AND AN INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
 
 
 
 
       
 
        
 
 
 
WAVES
 
 
WAVE PROPERTIES/CREST/TROUGH/AMPLITUDE PICTURES
 
 
 
PRACTICE CALCULATION WAVE SPEED
 
 
 
Click here for a demo on RESONANCE OF SOUND WAVES
 
 
 
Click here to see how sound refracts through different substances. Neat!!
 
 
 
Click here to see how sound refracts through different substances. Neat!!
 
 
WAVE CHARACTERISTICS
 
Click here for a COOL SITE on simple wave characteristics
 
 
 
Click on the following link for an excellent demo of a compressional wave
 
 
 
Use the small red box on this link to program a distance. Click on the HAMMER and see the SPEED OF SOUND in SOLIDS, LIQUIDS, and GASES. COOL!! :-)
 
 
 
AMPLITUDE demos of waves COOL!! :-)
 
 
 
Go to this website and click on 'VIEW' to watch a SHORT movie on THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM. It might clear some things up for you regarding this topic:-)
 
 
 
Here is a link WITH AUDIO to give you more insight on THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM
**This is an EXCELLENT link for a good overview of radiation and the ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM! It will help out greatly with the INCREDIBLE HULK RADIATION LAB! 
 
 
 
 
This site will give you a simple picture of waves and their properties
 
 
 
Try this simulation to create your own DOPPLER EFFECT. Remember, an object coming towards you producing waves hits with with a higher 'frequency' than when it passes you.
 
 
 
This is a GREAT simulation of the DOPPLER EFFECT with an ambulance. You have probably experienced this before when an ambulance approaches you, and then passes.
 
EVOLUTION
 
 
A complex website for understanding THE THEORY of evolution.
 
LIFE SCIENCE
 
 
Click to learn about DOMINANT AND RECESSIVE TRAITS
 
 
 
Click here for a LIST of LIFE SCIENCE: DOMINANT AND RECESSIVE TRAITS
 
 
 
Click here for an entire page of learning activities on HEREDITY
 
 
 
Click here for the Wikipedia page on HEREDITY
 
 
 
Click here a nice definition of GENOTYPE and PHENOTYPE
 
 
 
Click on this website to learn about Mendel and Genetics
 

 
 
 
This site helps to guide you through topics like genetic traits that are dominant and recessive.
 

 
FORCES AND MOTION
 
 
This site takes you through laws 1-3
 
 
 
This site takes you through laws 1-3
 
 
 
This site takes you through laws 1-3
 
 
 
Learn about BALANCED AND UNBALANCED FORCES
 
 
 
This link gives you a GREAT link to FORCES and NEWTON'S LAWS!!
 
 
 
A link to help you examine the motion and forces of a simulated rollercoaster
 
 
 
Some neat animations related to Newton's Laws and physics
    
 
 
 
   THE PHYSICS OF BASKETBALL
    Try this site to take a closer look at the PHYSICS OF BASKETBALL

   THE PHYSICS OF BASEBALL    Try this site to take a closer look at the PHYSICS OF BASEBALL

    THE PHYSICS OF SURFING
    Try this site to take a closer look at the PHYSICS OF SURFING

     THE PHYSICS OF BOWLING
    Try this site to take a closer look at the PHYSICS OF BOWLING

     THE PHYSICS OF SKIING
    Try this site to take a closer look at the PHYSICS OF SKIING

    THE PHYSICS OF FOOTBALL
     Click on this link for videos and information on the science of football!
 
 
 
 
 
     CELL GAMES THAT ARE VERY COOL!

      MOMENTUM
      This link will give you an illustration and formula for MOMENTUM.
 
 
This link has an INCREDIBLE amount of links to PHYSICS DEMOS AND ANIMATIONS
 
Here is a calculator to help you figure out SPEED, DISTANCE, and TIME.
Remember to adjust the units to see conversions!! Pretty COOL and HELPFUL!!! 
 
Stuck on calculating ACCELERATION???  This short film will help you out!!! 
 
This site will help you calculate NEWTONS according to Newton's 2nd law!
Force = Mass * Acceleration        
Force (Newtons)  = Mass (Kilograms) * Acceleration (Meters/Second 2) 
 
This is a higher level thinking page about this law. Interesting perspective nonetheless!! 
 
 

ASTRONOMY

 
 
This site is REALLY COOL! Wonder how big the universe is?!?!? CHECK THIS OUT! It is called 'POWERS OF 10'. Start 10 million light-years from the Milky Way galaxy and wind up face to face with a proton in Florida. COOL!!! 
    
 
 
Great site for topics such as SEASONS, DOPPLER EFFECT, RETROGRADE MOTION, LUNAR PHASES,and KEPLER'S LAWS
 
 
 
Click here for info of the LIFE CYCLES OF STARS
 
 
 
Click here for a definition of HOW FAR A LIGHT YEAR IS
 
 
 
Confused about the difference between COMETS, ASTEROIDS, and METEORS? This link will help!
 
 
 
Check out this site on GRAVITY! ALL objects have it!
 
 
 
See how the earth ROTATES ON ITS AXIS to cause day and night
 
 
 
Click on this link to see an animation of what causes TIDES
 
 
 
Go to this site THEN click on OPEN THE ANIMATION to see what causes SEASONS
 
 
 
Click on this link to examine the 3 MAIN TYPES OF GALAXIES
 
 
 
This link has EVERYTHING about ASTRONOMY! Check it out! :-)
 
 
 
Some GREAT ASTRONOMY stuff here!
 
 
 
Interesting website with a wide variety of things about ASTRONOMY
 A link to a Youtube video that helps you memorize the phases of the moon, and examine why they happen
A link to a site that explains why you see the phases of the moon 
This site has TONS AND TONS of LINKS, PICTURES, and INFO ON ALL THINGS ASTRONOMY!!! 
 
EARTH SCIENCE
 
 
Click here for a COOL SEISMOGRAPH ANIMATION!
 
 
 
Click here for about 10 GREAT VIDEOS and info on SUPERPOSITION. Click on THE NUMBERS BELOW TO GET TO THE NEXT VIDEO IN THE PROCESS!! COOL!!
   Click here for GREAT INFO on the different types of boundaries with animations
 
 
Click here for a guide for EASY MINERAL IDENTIFICATION
 
 
 
 
Click here for a FULL LIST OF EASY ROCK IDENTIFICATION. Simply click on the name of the rock or mineral for a picture and description of the rock.
 
 
 
Click here to find out 4 TYPES OF FOSSILS
 
 
 
This will give you a GREAT ANIMATION of the EARTH'S INSIDE!
 
 
 
Click here to see info on EARTHQUAKES, SEISMOGRAPHS, and even TSUNAMIS
 
 
 
Go to ROCK HOUND to learn MANY things about rocks and the rock cycle!
 
 
 
Click on this link for info on EARTHQUAKES that have happened recently around the world.
 
 
 
 Sea-floor spreading occurs where oceanic plates are diverging from one another. Magma rises along a rift zone and spreads out at the surface building new sea floor. As a result, the age of the rocks increases as one moves away from the rift z
 
 
 
Click on this link for info on PANGAEA. This site might might give you helpful information on the timeline of PANGAEA
 
 
 
Click on this link to see how a VOLCANO ERUPTS. Hit CONTINUE to go to the next slide on this website
 
 
 
Click here to see the ROCK CYCLE in action and test your knowledge of identifying types of rocks.
 
 
 
Give this GAME a try to see if you can identify some common rocks created in the ROCK CYCLE
 
 
 
Animations of PLATE BOUNDARIES
 
 
 
Check out this animation of how CONTINENTS GROW
 
 
 
Great site to view a simulation of 'continental drift' theory
 
    
 
 
PLATE TECTONICS, VOLCANOES, and TONS OF EARTH SCIENCE!!
 
 
SOIL VIRTUAL LAB # 2..........Link to work on exploring the science of soil 
 
 
 
VARIOUS SCIENCE STUFF
 
 
CLICK HERE FOR PLAIN DEALER VIDEO ON TOYS IN SPACE
 
 
 
COOL STUFF FOR FANS OF SUPERHEROES! Written by James Kakalios; a university physics professor with a PHD
 
 
 
A GREAT SITE TO GIVE YOU IDEAS ON YOUR WATER BOTTLE ROCKET PROJECT!
    WATER BOTTLE ROCKETRY
    ANOTHER GREAT SITE TO GIVE YOU TONS OF IDEAS ON WATER BOTTLE  ROCKETRY!
     WATER BOTTLE ROCKETS MADE EASY
      A THIRD SITE TO REALLY HELP YOU OUT WITH WATER BOTTLE ROCKET DESIGN!
 
 
This site may give you some ideas and review on DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS
 
   
    LEARNING TO GRAPH
     This site will give you an intro to graphing 
 
 
 
 
 
VISIT THIS SITE TO FIND OUT HOW JUST ABOUT ANYTHING WORKS!!!
 
 
 
Here are some great ideas and links for the science project at the beginning of the year as well as projects for extra credit and mandatory assignments. :-)
 
  
    THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
 
 
 
 
SMITHSONIAN ANTHROPOLOGY EXPLORATION
As part of a POSSIBLE 8th grade interdisciplinary unit, you will be examining topics in anthropology. Feel free to explore this web site. You will not look at skeletons in the same way again!
 
 
GIVE THIS A TRY!!! A FUN GAME to practice MEAN, MEDIAN, and MODE!!! It is in the form of 'WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?'
 
 
 
This site will SHOW YOU HOW TO CALCULATE MEAN, MEDIAN, MODE, and RANGE
 
 
 
Click here to get practice on this site with mass, volume, and density!
 
 
 
 
 
Look here to see important SAFETY TIPS!
 
 
 
We have learned the steps include PROBLEM, HYPOTHESIS, EXPERIMENT, DATA, and CONCLUSION. This site explains those steps and expands on them
 
PRACTICE 8th GRADE OHIO ACHIEVEMENT TEST
 
 
Scroll down to HALF LENGTH PRACTICE TEST. THE ANSWERS TO THE MULTIPLE CHOICE ARE ON PAGE 10 OF THE 'ADMINISTRATION MANUAL'. GOOD LUCK! This is an actual OAT test from a few years ago.
   ACTUAL RELEASED QUESTIONS FROM OAT/OAA
     Click on this link and the correct grade level to try your skill at solving ACTUAL   OAT/OAA questions from past tests.  This will help you prepare for your upcoming OAT/OAA test! 
VIDEO OF OUR SCIENCE CLASS :-) by THE PLAIN DEALER
 
 
VIDEO OF OUR SCIENCE CLASSROOM by THE PLAIN DEALER
 
PROGRESSBOOK ONLINE GRADING
 
 
CLICK TO GO TO MY GRADING PROGRAM :-)

SMART BOARD SITE #1
   This site is FOR TEACHERS :-) It is a link to SMART BOARD INTERACTIVE SITES that you can immediately open and use.

STUDY ISLAND
   STUDY ISLAND
   This is a great site to review for the O.A.T.  You will LOVE the games!!
 
EGG DROP
The sites below will help you formulate a successful egg drop!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GENETICS AND HEREDITY
 The sites below will help you get a handle on things related to GENETICS AND HEREDITY
 
 
 
 

***SCIENCE CURRENT ARTICLE WEBSITES*** 

LINKS TO SCIENCE ARTICLES # 1
 
 
 
 
THE METRIC SYSTEM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STATES OF MATTER  
 
 
 
States of Matter Lab 2  (Shows how temperature helps substances dissolve)
 
States of Matter Lab 3 (*Click on 'States of Matter when you get to this site)
 
 
 
 
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