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10 Free Resources for Learning Chemistry
Category: Science
Tags: chemistry for kids chemistry of matter chemistry experiments science experiments for kids

Explore chemistry concepts using a variety of free resources, including video lessons and demos, labs and activities, worksheets and games: 

1. American Chemical Society has lesson units and activities for elementary, middle school, and high school chemistry that can be downloaded for free:

  • Inquiry in Action: Elementary through middle school students learn key concepts through a series of activities. 
  • Middle School Chemistry:  Six chapters of lesson plans can be downloaded covering matter, changes of state, density, the periodic table and bonding, the water molecule, and chemical change. Each chapter includes animations and activities.

2. GPB EducationGeorgia Public Broadcasting provides free fundamentals of chemistry and physics courses for high school students. The content is delivered through 30-minute video lessons, and accompanying note-taking guides and worksheets.

3. Creative Chemistry: This site provides PDF worksheets and guides, and PowerPoints on a number of chemistry topics. There’s a molecules section that allows you to view and manipulate molecular models, and a section with chemistry games and puzzles.

4. Chemistry Now: A weekly, online video series that explores the science of the everyday. The short (5-minute) programs explain the chemistry behind ordinary objects and occurrences, such as cheeseburgers and chocolate, changing leaves and the fear response. The series also takes a look at chance discoveries in chemistry (like Kevlar) , and the work of today’s top scientists.

 

5. Heating PlasticsLearn more about plastics with this interactive game. 

6.   Periodic Table of Videos: As its name implies, this site is a modern version of the Periodic Table of Elements, with short videos explaining each element’s significance and how they’re used. 

7. goREACT: From the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, this site lets you create virtual chemical reactions by dragging elements from the periodic table to a “reaction area." 

8. Chemical Symbols Game: This game is designed to help players identify the first 92 elements by their symbols. Players must combine the correct elements in the "reactor" to make various compounds. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more links on chemical equations and the periodic table.

9. AP Chemistry Videos: This comprehensive collection is found at Curriki.

10. Chemistry GamesInstructions and patterns for making and playing several card and board games to teach chemistry topics. 

Free Readers: 

Why Do Leaves Change Color?
Category: Science
Tags: why do leaves change color fall foliage autumn foliage why leaves change color

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The following video's from the crew at Untamed Science where you'll find lots of free science videos. Check this site's Science page for additional science resources including blog posts, free downloads, and links to free science courses and learning material. 

And enjoy the beauty and splendor of autumn with some additional free resources: 

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Body Systems and other Health Topics
Category: Science
Tags: body systems for kids human body systems body systems worksheets body systems and organs

At KidsHealth there are a number of health lessons, games, and worksheets for pre-school through high school, covering topics on the human body, personal health (fitness, nutrition, hygiene, etc.), and health problems. There are: 

Other Sites:

Build A Body: Drag and drop body parts into the correct positions.

GetBodySmart: Organ Systems Interactive

BBC Human Body Interactives

Energy Balance Pre-K: Downloadable lessons about nutrition and physical activity.

Teen Health Literacy: CK-12 Flexbook on nutrition, physical activity, drug abuse and reproduction.

Human Body Textbook: Teacher's site with online sections of Prentice Hall textbook; Powerpoints; and assignments.

Harcourt Health Diagrams: Grades K - 6

Health Interactives: e-lessons from e-Learning for Kids.

GetBodySmart: Animations on human anatomy and physiology.

Web Adventures - Drugs: Effects of substance abuse on the body.

Web Adventures - Alcohol: Effects on body systems.

Downloads:  

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