Matter and Energy – 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
BBC Bitsize
URL:  Links to videos on various science topics
Bill Nye's Online Labs
URL:  billnye.comDescription:  This site contains Bill Nye the Science Guy's online labs which contain chemistry experiments.
URL:  www.chem4kids.comDescription:  This site includes a variety of information, activities, and a glossary relating to chemistry.
Chemical Elements
URL:  www.chemicalelements.comDescription:  Up-to-date periodic table created especially for K-12 students.
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,
Energy Kids Page
URL:  www.eia.doe.govDescription:  This site contains activities, games, glossary, energy history and links to other resources.
Engineering Games
URL:  engineering-games.netDescription:  This site provides links to a variety of engineering games, culled from different sites.
Engineering Interact
URL:  Interactive science and engineering for 9-11 year olds
Exploratorium: Engineering and Tinkering
URL:  www.exploratorium.eduDescription:  View engineering and tinkering websites, projects, and videos on the Exploratorium website.
Fun Science Demos
URL:  Over 150 science demos for every important idea in science
History of Measurement
URL:  www.historyworld.netDescription:  Learn about the history of measurement.
How Many?
URL:  www.unc.eduDescription:  A dictionary of units of measurement.
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.
Kids and Energy
URL:  Student-friendly site includes energy definitions, activities and resources.
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.
Matter and Energy
URL:  kidskonnect.comDescription:  Student-friendly explorations of matter and energy.
Metric Measures (NIST)
URL:  www.nist.govDescription:  Metric activities for kids from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Next CC
URL: offers activities across nine scales —nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region, and world— to introduce design and its importance.
Learning Games for Kids
URL:  www.learninggamesforkids.comDescription:  Games on a variety of topics
Little Shop of Physics
URL:  littleshop.physics.colostate.eduDescription:  This site contains online experiments that can be done using household items or using the computer.
Navy STEM for the Classroom
URL:  www.navystemfortheclassroom.comDescription:  STEM related fields and information from the US Navy
Online Learning: Fun with Physics
URL:  online.maryville.eduDescription:  This Maryville University site contains links to the physics subjects of motion, heat and thermodynamics, light, electricity and magnetism, and gravity.
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.
PhET Interactive Simulations
URL:  phet.colorado.eduDescription:  Simulations developed by Univeristy of Colorado, Boulder for all grade levels and genres
URL:  www.physics4kids.comDescription:  This site includes an overview and information about radiation, visible light, light structure, reflection, refraction, lenses, and lasers.
States of Matter
URL:  www.chem4kids.comDescription:  A introduction to the five main states of matter. Solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, and Bose-Einstein condensates are all different states of matter.
Teachers Try Science – Kid Page
URL:  www.teacherstryscience.orgDescription:  Links to various hands-on experiments for students
Try Engineering
URL:  tryengineering.orgDescription:  Resources for learning more about engineering
Try Engineering Games
URL:  tryengineering.orgDescription:  Games to get students interested in engineering.
URL:  wonderopolis.orgDescription:  Explore the world of wonders. Each day a question is posed and is explored in a variety of ways.
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.