Science Textbook Supplemental Resources for Seventh-day Adventist Schools Grades 5-8
Internet Web Sites: The links provided below can be used to supplement your science class instruction. Please visit web sites to assure they are appropriate for your curriculum needs before directing student access. This page leads to resources for both students and teachers. The Pacific Union Conference is providing these links to you as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by PUC.
Click on the textbook picture to access chapter by chapter resources for each book.
Circle is a Seventh-day Adventist clearinghouse for curriculum and other instruction resources. Listed below are some great links to science content.
Earth Science ; Physical Science; Life Science; General Science K-8
WebQuests are an easy way to integrate technology into your science curriculum. Listed below are WebQuest resources for each chapter of our science textbook series. Click on the book and scan down the list for correlated chapter webquests.
- WebQuests are inquiry-oriented activities that use mostly online resources.
- WebQuests: Over 250 science created by other teachers are listed here in alphabetical order by title.
Environmental Issues:Worldwide Problems:
Environmental Educational Information - Answers some of the most commonly asked questions about climate change, including whether the Earth has warmed, which human activities are contributing to climate change, what further climatic changes are expected to occur, and what effects these changes may have on humans and the environment.
Global Environmental Issues - Environmental issues that affect all of us.
Environmental Resources - The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change - Thematic guides offer overviews of some of the key topics and issues that pertain to human interactions in the environment and global change.
Ozone Depletion - Selected key documents that pertain to the issue of ozone depletion: causes, human and environmental effects, and policy responses.
Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources Global Environment - Major Limited Area Search Engines, Directories, Portals, and Bibliographic Articles.Global Climate Change:
EPA's Global Warming Site - Accurate information on the very broad issue of climate change and global warming in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society.
Global Climate Change – Global warming basics.
US Global Change Research Program – The best possible scientific basis for documenting, understanding, and projecting changes in the Earth's life-support systems.
Global Climate Change Explorer - Explore scientific data relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains.
New Scientist Climate Change – Climatologists reporting for the UN document global warming
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
Habitat Destruction and Loss of Biodiversity:
Wildlife and Habitat Destruction - Habitat loss and degradation is the leading threat to species.
How to Stop Habitat Destruction - We need to stop invasive species right in their tracks.
Habitat destruction is the largest of the many threats to biodiversity - Humans cause the majority of threats to species, sites and habitats.
Rates of Rainforest Loss - Earth's ancient forests are disappearing at alarming rate. Find out why and what you can do.
Habitat Loss – How to resolve emerging ecological and environmental dilemmas.
Overpopulation - The relationship between human population and its environment.
World Population Growth, 1750–2150 - Fundamentals of Growth Population Growth and Distribution.
Human Population Growth - The world's population has been growing exponentially.
Human Population through History Maps - Human population through history 1 A.D. to 2020.
World Population Information - World population information.
World Population Links - The world population links (see bottom of linked page).
Suggested Web Sites:
- Interactive Activities for Students - One stop science web site that has just about everything.
- Excellent Basic Resources - Basic Resources, Science Fairs and Alternatives, Biology, Natural Environment, Outer Space, Other Science.
Thematic Units - Teacher resource for science and health thematic units.
- BrainPop.com: This site features short animations or movies that explain many science, biology and technology subjects and corresponds to the National Science Education Standards for grades 5-8.
Exploring Planets in the Classroom: K-12 hands-on activities from NASA.
- The Digital Anatomist We are the web's top ranked interactive anatomy education site, visited by thousands of medical students around the world, every day.
- The Educator's Reference Desk - builds on over a quarter century of experience providing high-quality resources and services to the education community.
Excellent Science Teaching Resources - Incredible Links!
HowStuffWorks.com - Teacher's corner for lesson plans, activities, and more.
- Great Images in NASA: A searchable database containing hundreds of photos from scientific to historical that you can use in projects, reports, presentations, etc.
Virtual Frog Dissection: A Virtual Frog Dissection Kit!
- Water Science for Schools: The U.S. Geological Survey's information on many aspects of water, pictures, data, maps, quizzes, etc.
ChemTutor.com: Basic chemistry help for high school and college students.
- Creating Rubrics: If you use rubrics to assess lab reports and group projects, visit this free site supported by the US Department of Education.
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