5th Grade - Earth Movement - April 2012
Here are some online resources to get you started with research for your "Earth Movement" unit in science. DO NOT GO TO GOOGLE or WIKIPEDIA until you have checked through ALL of these sites.

WorldBookOnline.com - the digital version of the popular encyclopedia. No password/username needed when using it from any school computer. To access from home, log in using the username and password provided by your teacher. You can also email Mrs Ng ( sng@somsd.k12.nj.us) for the access info.



Kid-friendly Search Directories - These links will search a pre-set list of sites, and can also be browsed by topic.
  • http://www.kidsclick.org - KidsClick.org is a directory of sites, checked by a team of librarians for appropriateness.
  • http://www.DeweyBrowse.org - student-appropriate sites, arranged by the Dewey Decimal System
    • Check in 551.1 and 560 for links to information about fossils
    • Check for volcanoes
    • Check for earthquakes
  • http://quinturakids.com - searches for websites using the visual cloud format
  • http://www.awesomelibrary.org/student.html - Awesome Library for Students is a K-12 appropriate search directory
  • http://www.kidskonnect.com/subject-index.html - Kids Konnect is a "safe entrance to the internet for kids". It provides links arranged by topic in a wide variety of subjects.
  • http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/ - Internet Public Library (KidSpace) - One of the oldest kid-friendly directories on the internet, it even offers an Ask-a-librarian feature.
  • http://www.teachthechildrenwell.com- Teach the Children Well is a collection of links to sites carefully selected by a teacher for students as well as their parents and teachers. The site was designed for elementary grades but many of the sites will also be of interest to older students.


FOSSILS
World Book Online (Student Edition) http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar207520&st=fossils - direct link to "Fossil" article. Name/password needed , if accessing from a non-school computer

http://www.fossils-facts-and-finds.com/

Geology.com - includes links to animations, maps, charts, graphs, etc, on various geology-related topics, such as earthquakes, fossils, volcanoes. (NOTE: Has lots of ads)

Fossils!
Learn how fossils are formed and who studies them. Discover how and why fossils are prepared. See how and where fossils are collected. Find out how scientists identify and classify fossils. Play a game with fossils.
Illustrations: many | Reading Level: 3 | Subject: Fossils
http://www.rom.on.ca/programs/activities/fossils/index.php

Links to 20+ sites related to dinosaurs and fossils - from the Internet Public Library for Kids
http://www.ipl.org/IPL/Finding?Key=fossils&collection=youth

VOLCANOES
Link to World Book Online - Student edition - article about Volcanoes (including pictures, diagrams and video clips) -
http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar587920&st=volcanoes (name/password needed when accessing this from a non-school computer)
How Volcanoes Form - from eHow.com - http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4567109_a-volcano-form.html

Geology.com - includes links to animations, maps, charts, graphs, etc, on various geology-related topics, such as earthquakes, fossils, volcanoes. (NOTE: Has lots of ads)

SUBDUCTION
From Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company - an animation of subduction
http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es0902/es0902page01.cfm
Link to World Book Online - Student edition - article about Plate Tectonics (including pictures, diagrams and video clips) -
(contains information about the subduction process) http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar434175&st=subduction

SEAFLOOR SHIFTING

EARTHQUAKES

Link to World Book Online - Student edition - article about earthquakes (including pictures, diagrams and video clips) -
http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar171680&st=earthquakes (name/password needed when accessing this from a non-school computer)

from the United States Geologic Society - The Science of earthquakes http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/eqscience.php

Geology.com - includes links to animations, maps, charts, graphs, etc, on various geology-related topics, such as earthquakes, fossils, volcanoes. (NOTE: Has lots of ads)
MOUNTAINS
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-are-mountains-formed.html



From PBS.org - from their "Savage Earth" television series http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/index.html
From PBS.org - from their "Savage Earth" television series - links to various animations
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/savageearth/animations/index.html

EarthGuide Online Classroom - ( from University of California ) - links to animationshttp://earthguide.ucsd.edu/eoc/teachers/t_tectonics/p_subduction.htmlhttp://earthguide.ucsd.edu/eoc/teachers/t_tectonics/t_tectonics.htmlhttp://earthguide.ucsd.edu/eoc/teachers/t_tectonics/p_seafloorspreading.html
Ocean Science Animations from a college textbook:http://www.wwnorton.com/college/geo/oceansci/animations.asp