This explanation of the rows, columns, letters and numbers contained in the periodic table will help students understand why certain elements are placed in a specific location.
This periodic table webquest will help students learn about the periodic table. Students will investigate specific elements to learn more about them while creating a presentation to be transmitted into space in the hopes of attracting intelligent life.
This weathering webquest provides students with the opportunity to learn about the three basic types of weathering and how their individual choices can impact this natural process.
This webqest on Sherlock Holmes will provide enough information to students so they can design an original game with a mystery theme. Observation and deduction will be used to solve this new mystery created in the pattern of the most famous literary detective, Sherlock Holmes.
This Webquest on Australian History will allow students to design a new museum with interactive activities for adults and children. Students will create themed ‘halls’ on a variety of topics such as explorers, aborigines and colonization.
One of the most popular types of science projects is a diorama–especially of ancient reptiles and prehistoric birds! These hints will help students organize and create a diorama they will be proud to show.
This project will introduce students to the variety of animals found in oceans across the globe. Students will work in groups to create an oceanography encyclopedia of animals.
This webquest on mountains and other biomes will introduce students to the concept of a biome and allow them to explore several in depth. Alpine biomes are the focus of the second set of questions and a third section encourages students to go deeper into biomes and ecology.
This atomic structure WebQuest will introduce students to the basic vocabulary of atoms. They will research how elements combine and use the information to create an Atomic Man comic book.
This WebQuest will introduce students to the anatomy of a seed, and teach them how seeds are created and spread. Bonus questions will allow advanced students to learn about hybrid seeds.
These research questions introduce students to the basics of waves. Questions on light, sound and liquid waves help students to understand the similarities and differences in how waves behave in these mediums. Bonus questions allow students to delve more deeply into the subject.
These easy photosynthesis experiments will introduce students to photosynthesis and help them understand the importance of light in this chemical reaction. Activities involve testing a variety of colors and sources of light.
Students familiar with Bartholomew and the Oobleck can make their own with this easy recipe. They will experiment with Oobleck and compare it to Flubber to learn about states of matter.
Students explore basic geographical information on the five world oceans. Older students can explore more advanced topics to learn about several famous areas of the ocean, such as the Bermuda Triangle.
Students are introduced to the chemical process of photosynthesis with two easy experiments. They will observe how the introduction of chemicals into groundwater or pollution into the air affect the growth of plants.
Stargazing and the resulting questions begin the first time a child looks at a star. Engage your middle school science students on a webquest to learn about the stars and the place Earth holds in our solar system. Advanced students can learn about other stars as well.
This short program outlines a series of activities in fingerprinting, chemical analysis and blood spatter. The final activity is to solve a mystery using the skills acquired in the previous experiments. The program can be modified to fit a variety of age groups and skill levels.