This 1st quarter in science, we will be exploring constructive and destructive forces and the ways they shape our earth. This is an exciting unit of study in which the students learn how natural forces such as volcanoes, geysers, earthquakes, erosion, weathering, and deposition both destory and create landforms. The following list includes many websites students can explore to learn more about these concepts.
An interactive site that helps students explore earthquakes and volcanos.
An interactive site where students investigate plate tectonics and volcanoes.
Simple website that allows students to visit volcanoes and other unique landforms around the world through virtual reality. Contains other valuable resources related to volcanoes as well.
A simple, interactive, and organized site that allows students to explore the latest research.
Directory page for kids from U.S. Geological Survey that includes opportunities for students to locate the most recent earthquakes in their area and “Ask a Geologist” among others.
Directory webpage from NOVA that includes opportunities to for students to read and interact with some of the most dramatic landforms and forces that shape the earth.
Excellent website that explores a wide variety of topics from standard S5E1. Simple, easy to read text, and supporting graphics make this a great site for students to read and conduct research.
Quality, media enhanced online activities that illustrate the forces of volcanoes and earthquakes. Includes atomospheric hurricanes and tornadoes.
A website that explores the landscapes of