Air and Weather – Recommended Websites

FOSS has developed a list of recommended resources for each module. These resources include listings for nonfiction and fiction books for students, resource books for teachers, websites, images, videos, and local resources that extend the hands-on science activities in each module.
Resources intended for teachers only are labeled with yellow: Teacher-only Resource
Resources intended for students are labeled in blue: Student Resource
All websites are appropriate for students except for those marked as teacher-only.
10 Resources for National Engineers Week
URL:  blogs.kqed.orgDescription:  Links to interactive STEM and science websites with real-world applications of physics and engineering
A Teacher's Guide to Water Related Lesson Plans and Materials
URL:  www.seametrics.comDescription:  A list of various teaching tools including lesson plans, web quests, activities, and handouts to help teach students all about water. Materials from a variety of sources are included in a list by categories, such as lesson plans, web quests, activities, projects and handouts.
Alien Assembly Required
URL:  pbskids.orgDescription:  Featuring the characters from the cartoon "Arthur", students engineer robots based on what they'd like it to do and look like.
BBC Bitsize
URL:  Links to videos on various science topics
Disaster Supply Kit
URL:  www.wunderground.comDescription:  This site provides information on how to create your own disaster supply kid for your family and your pets.
Disaster Preparedness for Pets
URL:  www.aspca.orgDescription:  Information on how to prepare for natural disasters for your pets
Cat in the Hat Knows about That
URL:  pbskids.orgDescription:  Games and videos with Cat in the Hat characters
URL:  pbskids.orgDescription:  Games, Videos, and activities on science and engineering
eGFI Dream Up the Future
URL:  teachers.egfi-k12.orgDescription:  Teacher site for links to student engineering projects and teacher professional development,
Engineering Games
URL:  engineering-games.netDescription:  This site provides links to a variety of engineering games, culled from different sites.
Exploratorium: Engineering and Tinkering
URL:  www.exploratorium.eduDescription:  View engineering and tinkering websites, projects, and videos on the Exploratorium website.
How Do Rainbows Form?
URL:  www.wrh.noaa.govDescription:  Find out how rainbows form on this colorful website from NOAA.
Hurricanes for Kids – Safety Resources, Facts & Projects
URL:  www.homeadvisor.comDescription:  Hurricane safety information, facts, and projects for kids
I Know That: Science Lab
URL:  streaming.discoveryeducation.comDescription:  This is a great site for activities, animations, simulations and other resources related to the human body, sounds, matter the solar system, weather and other science topics to supplement sound.
Learning Games for Kids
URL:  www.learninggamesforkids.comDescription:  Games on a variety of topics
NASA Kids Club
URL:  www.nasa.govDescription:  Games and information to learn about NASA
National Severe Storms Laboratory Photo Album
URL:  www.photolib.noaa.govDescription:  The National Severe Storms Laboratory is one of NOAA’s internationally known research laboratories, leading the way in investigations of all aspects of severe weather. Headquartered in Norman OK, the people of NSSL, in partnership with the National Weather Service, are dedicated to improving severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage. This site has an impressive collection of photos of tornadoes, weather instruments, hail, clouds, and lightning.
National Weather Service Homepage
URL:  www.nws.noaa.govDescription:  The home page for the National Weather Service.
National Weather Service: Lightning Safety
URL:  www.lightningsafety.noaa.govDescription:  Check this site for handouts, indoor and outdoor safety tips, medical facts, history, survivor stories, photos, teacher tools and more.
Parachute History
URL:  www.parachutehistory.comDescription:  Although the Historical Review page is written for adult readers, it includes a variety of parachute designs that fascinate young students, from the earliest attempts to cutting-edge parachute designs.
PBS Kids Sci Girls
URL:  pbskids.orgDescription:  Website designed to especially engage girls in science.
PBS Learning Media
URL:  pbslearningmedia.orgDescription:  PBS Learning Media Library offers a variety of resources for science and engineering subjects.
Peep and the Big Wide World
URL:  peepandthebigwideworld.comDescription:  Games and videos on a variety of science concepts for younger children.
PhET Interactive Simulations
URL:  phet.colorado.eduDescription:  Simulations developed by Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder for all grade levels and genres
Science Kids Engineering for Kids
URL:  Discover the world of engineering with a range of free games, science fair projects, experiments, interesting facts, videos, quizzes, worksheets and more.
Sesame Street: STEM
URL:  sesamestreet.orgDescription:  Games and videos using Sesame Street characters on STEM topics
Teachers Try Science – Kid Page
URL:  www.teacherstryscience.orgDescription:  Links to various hands-on experiments for students
The Cloud Appreciation Society
URL:  www.cloudappreciationsociety.orgDescription:  The folks who belong to the Cloud Appreciation Society love clouds and want to help you to love them, too. The society is based in the United Kingdom, and their website includes an abundant amount of information about clouds, as well as an amazing gallery of cloud photographs. Make sure you check the link to "clouds that look like things."
The Weather Channel
URL:  Another site that gives recent weather reports around the world.
URL:  www.ready.govDescription:  Information on what to do during a tornado watch or warning.
Try Engineering
URL:  tryengineering.orgDescription:  Resources for learning more about engineering
Wind Mapping with Bubbles
URL:  www.tryscience.orgDescription:  This activity from the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History describes how to use bubbles to map your local winds! This activity is part of the collection from the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC).
Weather Underground
URL:  www.wunderground.comDescription:  Get the latest weather and historical weather data from around the world. See the static and moving satellite maps of regions all over the world. View the weather forecast to help plan night sky viewing.
USA Today Weather
URL:  www.usatoday.comDescription:  This USA Today site provides weather forecasts and a variety of information about weather and how it works.
URL:  wonderopolis.orgDescription:  Explore the world of wonders. Each day a question is posed and is explored in a variety of ways.
Next CC
URL: offers activities across nine scales —nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region, and world— to introduce design and its importance.
Fun Science Demos
URL:  Over 150 science demos for every important idea in science
URL:  new.learningscience.orgDescription:  This site currates the best online science simulations, visualizations, websites, and videos from around the world. Made for K–12 teachers and students, all resources are NGSS-aligned and free.