Science - Gr.5 Online Interactives

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TED: What's the difference between weather and climate? site description for TED: What's the difference between weather and climate?
This Crash Course Kids video describes the differences between weather and climate. Learn why it's important to understand both weather and climate. 
https://ed.ted.com/featured/jyOdrQUt

 
Why do clouds stay up? site description for Why do clouds stay up?
This 5-minute video explores the science of clouds. Why don't they fall out of the sky? 
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/why-do-clouds-of-its-okay
-to-be-smart/why-do-clouds-of-its-okay-to-be-smart/

 
NASA: What causes the seasons? site description for NASA: What causes the seasons?
Check out this NASA link that explains why we have seasons. It's all about Earth's tilt. You can also learn why Earth is tilted. 
https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/seasons/en/

 
CBC Kids: Everything you need to know about hurricanes site description for CBC Kids: Everything you need to know about hurricanes
This CBC Kids article explains what a hurricane is, how it is named, how it is measured, and the possibility of hurricanes in Canada. 
https://www.cbc.ca/kidscbc2/the-feed/everything-you-need-to-know-ab
out-hurricanes

 
DK Find Out: Hurricanes site description for DK Find Out: Hurricanes
What is a hurricane? Read this short article to learn about hurricanes. Click on the link to learn about "the eye of the storm". 
https://www.dkfindout.com/us/earth/weather/hurricanes/

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Severe Storms site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Severe Storms
This slide show has images and information about different kinds of severe storms. Watch the show and then test yourself with the quiz. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-
climate/severe-storms.htm

 
Hurricanes site description for Hurricanes
On this site, there are two videos to learn about hurricanes (cyclones) and their global impact. In addition, check out the activities on the right side. 
http://noaacontent.nroc.org/lesson14.html

 
Make a Hurricane site description for Make a Hurricane
Drag the red hurricane over the map and drop it into a circle to find where sea surface temperature, moisture in the air, and wind conditions will make the storm stronger. Make sure your audio is turned on to hear the feedback. Click the small maps to see how conditions change. 
https://scied.ucar.edu/make-hurricane

 
How Hurricanes Form site description for How Hurricanes Form
This animation from NASA demonstrates the conditions necessary for the creation of a hurricane. 
https://www.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/ess05.sci.ess.watcyc.hurr
life/how-hurricanes-form/#.Wa7Lfyh97NA

 
Science in Motion: Solar Energy and the Water Cycle site description for Science in Motion: Solar Energy and the Water Cycle
View the two animations about the water cycle and the sun as the source of solar energy, then do the quiz. 
https://macmillanmh.com/science/2011/student/na/scienceinmotion/Com
mon/SIM.html?Module=../Grade6/Chapter6-SolarEnergyAndTheWaterCycle/

 
Scholastic Study Jams: The Water Cycle site description for Scholastic Study Jams: The Water Cycle
Play this video to learn more about the water cycle, the constant movement of water around Earth and the atmosphere. Test yourself with the quiz after you watch the video. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-
climate/water-cycle.htm

 
The Chemistry of Snowflakes site description for The Chemistry of Snowflakes
This two-minute video explains the chemistry of how snowflakes form, "from their origins in bits of dust in clouds that become droplets of water falling to Earth". 
https://science360.gov/obj/video/39857f05-a4c6-4227-b0e8-719e2b437a
72/chemistry-snowflakes

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Lithosphere-hydrosphere-atmosphere site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Lithosphere-hydrosphere-atmosphere
Check out this slide show about the three major layers that make up our Earth and the living conditions and resources that we have. There's a quiz for after the slide show. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/rocks-minera
ls-landforms/lithosphere-hydrosphere-atmosphere.htm

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Weather and Climate site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Weather and Climate
What is the difference between weather and climate? Check out this video and then try out the quiz. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-
climate/weather-and-climate.htm

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Clouds and Precipitation site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Clouds and Precipitation
This slide show has information and images of different types of clouds. Move the slide show with the orange arrows or just let it change pictures itself. When you're done, test yourself with the quiz. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-
climate/clouds-and-precipitation.htm

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Weather Instruments site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Weather Instruments
Check out this slide show with images and information about different weather instruments, such as thermometers and barometers. Test yourself with the quiz. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-
climate/weather-instruments.htm

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Air Masses and Fronts site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Air Masses and Fronts
Learn about the four different air masses on Earth and how they meet to make a front. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-
climate/air-masses-and-fronts.htm

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Air Pressure and Wind site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Air Pressure and Wind
Play this animated video to learn about air pressure, the Coriolis effect and wind. Try out the quiz to see how well you do. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-
climate/air-pressure-and-wind.htm

 
Scholastic Study Jams: Earth's Atmosphere site description for Scholastic Study Jams: Earth's Atmosphere
Play this animated video to learn more about the atmosphere - including all of the different layers of gases. There is also a quiz to test yourself. 
http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-
climate/earths-atmosphere.htm

 
TED: How did clouds get their names? site description for TED: How did clouds get their names?
This video tells the story of Luke Howard, "the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity‚Äôs understanding of these changeable, mysterious objects." Learn about different cloud types and how they were first classified. 
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-did-clouds-get-their-names-richard-ha
mblyn

 
Weather Lab site description for Weather Lab
"What happens when ocean currents and air masses interact? Find out in the Weather Lab. Take on the role of a meteorologist by predicting spring weather and how people should dress for it in particular regions." (site) 
http://www.ssec.si.edu/app/weather
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