Wood and Paper – 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
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
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.
Fun Science Demos
URL:  Over 150 science demos for every important idea in science
Gilmer Wood Company
URL:  www.gilmerwood.comDescription:  Check out their astounding collection of unusual wood samples from around the world at Wood Sample Images.
How Paper Is Made
URL:  www.idahoforests.orgDescription:  Find out how paper is made from wood pulp and recycled material. View a short video that shows how tissue paper is made. This site has a “Forests Are For Kids” link.
Learning Games for Kids
URL:  www.learninggamesforkids.comDescription:  Games on a variety of topics
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.
Next CC
URL: offers activities across nine scales —nano, pattern, object, space, architecture, neighborhood, urban, region, and world— to introduce design and its importance.
Oriland Origami Studio
URL:  www.oriland.comDescription:  Choose from several origami projects, from very simple to elaborate.
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 Wisconsin Paper Council
URL:  wipapercouncil.orgDescription:  Take a tour of the paper-making process from trees to paper, learn paper facts, play games, and learn how to make your own paper. This site also has a “Fun & Learning” link.
Try Engineering
URL:  tryengineering.orgDescription:  Resources for learning more about engineering
URL:  wonderopolis.orgDescription:  Explore the world of wonders. Each day a question is posed and is explored in a variety of ways.