Third Grade Links

Many of the web sites listed below will be used in class.  Other sites have been provided to help students further their discoveries or to practice various skills. 

Author Websites

 

Links on Photography

Information about the camera obscura and early photography.http://historyforkids.utah.gov/photohistory.html

Has links to 12 photo related sites:  http://cybersleuth-kids.com/cgi-bin/search/hyperseek.cgi?Terms=camera&submit=Go

History of cameras- this is written at a high reading level:   http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blphotography.htm

More about the camera obscura-may be difficult to read:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/society_culture/art/vermeer_camera_01.shtml

Site from a PBS series about the history of American Photography and the role the camera has played in capturing history.   http://www.pbs.org/ktca/americanphotography/

Links to many sites with information about cameras:  http://dmoz.org/Kids_and_Teens/Arts/Photography/Cameras/

Pictures and information about 100 old cameras:  http://210.226.164.37/camera/index_e.html

Site on the history of photography and the camera:  http://210.226.164.37/camera/index_e.html

 

Links on Yahooligans to information on Sounds: http://www.yahooligans.com/science_and_nature/physical_sciences/physics/Sound/

Rocks and Minerals

 United States Geological Services:  http://geology.usgs.gov/index.shtml

 http://www.ivyhall.district96.k12.il.us/4th/kkhp/RocksandMinerals/rocks.html

Ask a geologist:  Do you have a question about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers?  You can email earth science questions at this site.  http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/ask-a-geologist/

This site is for kids of all ages who love rocks. Here you will find out stuff about rocks & minerals and where to go to find out more.  Also has pictures and descriptions to help identify different rocks and minerals.   http://www.rocksforkids.com/

 Has animations that show how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are formed.  http://sln.fi.edu/fellows/payton/rocks/create/

 Explains the difference between rocks and minerals.  Great additional information about different rocks and minerals.  http://www.rocks-and-minerals.com/

Information about starting a rock collection:  http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/collect1/collectgip.html

Rocks and minerals information-more complicated.  

http://www.design-training.com/art/rockin-rock-resources.html

Explains the hardness scale:   http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/hardness1.html

links to pictures and descriptions of rocks and minerals:   http://www.casdn.neu.edu/~geology/department/staff/colgan/iceland/rocks.htm

Canada’s Earth Science web-magazine for schools, beginners, and educators.  Also has information on fossils. http://www.canadianrockhound.com/junior/index.html

On-line geology word find:  http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow4/nov98/games/wordfind/wordsearch4.html

Movie that explains how rocks are formed:   http://www.brainpop.com/science/earth/rockcycle/index.weml?&tried_cookie=true

High School Earth Science: Rocks and Rock Collections - link was given to us by Ms. McKnight's class, thanks!

 

 

Water Links

Links to a lot of information about water:  http://www.epa.gov/water/kids/waterforkids.html

Water science for schools:  http://wwwga.usgs.gov/edu/

Water cycle:  http://www.mos.org/oceans/planet/cycle.html

Information about groundwater:  http://www.groundwater.org/KidsCorner/kidscorner.htm

 

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