General Science 2

Cornell Math and Science Gateway

This website was created by Cornell University's Department of Education to help teachers as well as students from grades 9 through 12 broaden their understanding of various math and science related subjects. This website has helpful tips for lesson planning, it provides a list of math and science links, and posts detailed information on future conferences.

Who Did It?

If you're fascinated by forensic science you might want to check out this site. You'll find a really neat lesson plan for students in grades 6-8.

Using The Web in Science Teaching

K-12 teachers attending the UCI Summer Science Institute at the University California at Irvine have developed Web Quests that engage students in on-line instruction in various science topics. Science Gems * Some of the web quests are traditional in approach, while others are more innovative and interactive in scope. * Each lesson follows a general format with links to WWW resources.

Science Experiments

Check out Fun Science Gallery to find fun, simple and inexpensive science experiments. You'll find instructions showing you how to build scientific equipment, like telescopes, microscopes, batteries, sidereal indicators, and several other instruments. *Click on ENGLISH to find the list of experiments.


This Canadian Nature Federation/Environment Canada project invites volunteers to contribute to a database to research how the climate will change in different regions of Canada, or how ecosystems will react to the change. Your class can become scientists by contributing their observations by watching for the winter "freeze up" and spring "break up" on a nearby lake, bay, or river. Their information will be entered into a database and they will be able to view a map showing their observation location and the location of other IceWatch volunteers in Canada. Cool, eh?


FrogWatch another volunteer program from CNF in which participants of all ages can help scientists monitor Canada's frog populations. A guide is being developed for grades 7-12.


WormWatch is designed to help scientists learn more about earthworm populations and distribution in Canada. This knowledge will be useful in determining the health of our soils, and in tracking changes and reclaiming degraded sites. Volunteers of all ages can help monitor Canada’s worm populations. All you have to do is find a cool, moist spot and dig in!

Science Facts

Explorit Science Center, a non-profit, independent California Corporation has put together a number of interesting and educational science facts that are worth checking out. Start your learning adventure.

Science for Kids

Find fun and interesting agricultural stories about insects, soil, plants, transportation and more. Visit the site and click on a picture to get started.

Suffering Salmon

What's to blame for the major fluctuations in population of sockeye salmon in Alaska over the past 2,200 years? Is overfishing to blame, or changes in climate? Perhaps an increase in predators? Well, a new study points a finger not at people but at climate! To learn more about this topic, read the following article featured on The Why Files.

How Birds Migrate?

Have you ever wondered or have any of your students ever asked you how birds know where they're going when they're migrating? *Be sure to click on the more link at the bottom of the page to find out as much as possible on this topic.

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