Crash Course Kids
"Welcome to Crash Course Kids! We are extremely excited to announce this new channel from the creators of Crash Course. We'll be talking about 5th Grade Science to start, then adding in more subjects as the channel grows. We're so happy to have you along for the ride with us and can't wait to get started! You can expect to see videos every Tuesday and Thursday" (from the website)
Middle School Botany
Guest Hollow offers a Free Otter's Botany Curriculum which she designed for her son's middle school science. Some of the materials she scheduled are appropriate for a variety of ages though, including younger & older students. It was personalized for her son's abilities. You may need to modify portions for your own students due to their abilities and interests. The author also suggests this curriculum for a high schooler who isn't ready to take biology or who loves plants!
Applied Mechanics App
Wild Kratt's Printables
A busy blogger over at Different Dog Blog has put together a variety of printable resources and links for using the PBS Wild Kratt's Program for the spine of an elementary science program. The Kratt's videos can be found online for free and on Netflix. Enjoy this with your kids!
Steve Spangler Science Videos
Steve Spangler Science is a fascinating site that contains the Spangler Experiment Library and Sick Science!™ videos. These requires a free login process. The Spangler Effect videos on YouTube provide access to a variety of his videos without the required sign in. His site also has an attached store for purchasing science related supplies and even a monthly science club-by-mail.
Science Interactive Experiences
TryScience "...is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it's for everyone! That's why TryScience and over 400 science centers worldwide invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself. New interactive content is added regularly to these areas:
Adventure: Thematic interactive experience
Experiments: Hands-on (offline) activities with an online component
Field Trips: Interactive science center features,
Curious?: Short polls and activities based on a hot topics
Live Cams: Live views from webcams at science centers " (from the website)
Ask Smithsonian Videoclips
Ask Smithsonian provides short (1 minute videos) on a series of funny (Do animals laugh?) and serious (Why are planets round?) science topics. These are great interest grabber. They are also great prompts for a short paragraph writing exercise on a science topic. Don't miss their Weird Science and History Shorts for different topics receiving the same treatment.
Bozeman Science videos
Bozemanscience, a site created and maintained by Paul Andersen, has complete high school science classes full of videos aligned to NGSS that can support any science curriculum. He also has videos for the big overarching ideas behind the Next Generation Science Standards for the younger grades. Paul Andersen was voted "Teacher of the Year" in Montana in 2011 for his effective and innovative use of technology as a science teacher in Bozeman, MT.
Science Bob: Experiments and More
Science Bob is a free website with videos of experiments, printable experiment pages, science fair ideas, questions and answers and much more. There is even a store for the purchase of the supplies that are more difficult to find .
CSI: Forensic Science Adventures
CSI Forensic Science Adventures provides five different science cases for 7-12 students to solve. Students are immersed in qualtiy learning about forensic science, built around the theme of the science show : CSI. Put together by the National Science Foundation, students learn science, apply their learning in cases involving a chemical spill, a drug trial, a disease outbreak. and some murder mysteries. Like the TV show, some parts are graphic. Plenty of support materials are available for teachers.