Early Childhood

Free 1st Grade Science Sites??

Meghan Weck posted " Hi, I am looking for free educational websites for 1st grade science students that can be accessible at home and school. Help, please?" I hope we can help her. Kathy

Kathy Renfrew
Kathleen Renfrew
33445 Activity Points

Brainpop is one of my favorite sites. They have brainpop Jr for the young students. They have a number of science topics to look at. After each short movie, there are quizzes and activities that can be done after the movie. www.brainpop.com Teacherspayteachers is also another great resource that has many ideas and lesson plans.

Lauren Bonnet
Lauren Bonnet
16050 Activity Points

I agree that brain pop is a great place and the students enjoy watching the videos provided.

Yagaira Gonzalez
Yagaira Gonzalez
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Brain pop is a great resource; however, not everything is free. Try using chem4kids for science related material. In addition, use teacher tube for various ideas. Good luck

Louis Aceituno
Louis Aceituno
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I find some of the best sites from Pinterest most of the stuff is free!

Karen Drexler
karen Drexler
1825 Activity Points

I agree that brainpop and brainpop jr have been helpful as well as discovery education

Kara Stark
Kara Stark
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This website has many resources for teaching 1st and 2nd grade students about science. It can be accessed at home or at school so both teachers and families can work with children on science. Hope it helps. http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/science/games/first-second/

Ashley Pletka
Ashley Pletka
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I would definitely go for the Brain Pop because they have quizzes and it shows a helpful information. The children can watch them as much as they want.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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In the first grade that I student teach, they were watching a brain pop about the clouds and precipitation. The teacher would have them to watch the video about 2-3 times to make sure they pay close attention before they can label the words on the picture.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

Hi! This articles might be of help. They are from a collection of preK-2 articles in the Learning Center. There are 79 articles to look at. I hope you find something useful. Adah


PreK-2 Learning Collection
(80 items)

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Science Fairs for All
     -Journal Article
Ladybugs Across the Curriculum
     -Journal Article

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
101490 Activity Points

wow that's incredible. So many resources! Thanks!

Erica Ramirez
Erica lynn Ramirez
9665 Activity Points

Added them to my library! thanks :)

Erica Ramirez
Erica lynn Ramirez
9665 Activity Points

Thank you so much! These will be so helpful in my classroom! Adding the articles to my library.

Audrey Perez
Audrey Perez
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This is a terrific collection, I was able to go through a few of them and added it to my library. I can't wait to look through all of them!

Angela Zuccarini
Angela Zuccarini
1865 Activity Points

I have already added them on my collection. Thank you so much for posting the list.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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Hi Again: Have you looked at a site called JumpStart http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/activities/grade-based-activities/1st-grade-activities PBS has the following website: http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/reading-language/reading-milestones/first-grader-language-development-milestones/first-grader-activities-games/ Here is another from Knowledge Adventure http://www.knowledgeadventure.com/grade/1st-grade-games/ Adah

Adah Stock
Adah Stock
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Hi, are these websites free?

Monica Gonzalez
Monica Gonzalez
345 Activity Points

Awesome, I am currently in first grade, so this will definitely help me out. Thanks.

Cinthia Rodriguez
Cinthia Rodriguez
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Great sites! I haven't heard of any of those. Thank you! Jennifer

Morgan Kueter
Jennifer Kueter
415 Activity Points

Adah, Thank you so much for these resources!! I am developing an online course for Prek-2 teachers and these will be a tremendous help. Betty

Betty Paulsell
Betty Paulsell
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I found some sites that may be of interest to you. http://www.turtlediary.com/grade-1-games/science-games.html and http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/activities/grade-based-activities/1st-grade-activities

Shanked Seraphin
Shaneka Seraphin
945 Activity Points

I just looked at both website and I think it is very helpful. I'm definitely going to use the website for my future teaching.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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Hope this helps! 1. PBS Kids Find all your favorite PBS characters, each with learninggames for kids to play: Clifford, Curious George, SuperWhy, The Cat in the Hat, and lots more. 2. Wonderopolis Discover a new wonder each day. Wonders are amazing facts and intriguing questions such as: Why are they called Lava Lamps? What Badger has a sweet tooth? 3. National Geographic Little Kids National Geographic Little Kids features games, crafts and recipes, science, videos, and animal information. It's perfect for the 5 and under crowd. 4. National Geographic Kids Games, videos, information, cool photos, and more will keep your kids engaged and learning on this educationalsite. 5. Fun Brain Math and reading video-like games like math baseball and Mad Libs Junior. 6. Whyville Tweens hang out in Whyville to play learning games and socialize. 7. Pottermore J.K. Rowling created this site so kids could read the books and do interactive features and games. My kids LOVE it and can't wait for all the books to be on the site. 8. Spatulatta Get into cooking on this kid-friendly cooking website with lots of videos and recipes. 9. NGA Kids This website gives users art adventures and activities from the National Gallery of Art. 10. Yahoo Kids This is the least educational of all the choices since the site includes both games and videos of all sorts. But, kids can find lots to learn on this interactive website like homework help, learning about science, and access to an encyclopedia.

Vanessa Fonte
Vanessa Fonte
625 Activity Points

Thanks! I can't wait to try these out!

Erica Ramirez
Erica lynn Ramirez
9665 Activity Points

This is great! Thanks!

Hilary Eesley
Hilary Eesley
1465 Activity Points

Vanesa- Thanks. This is a great collection of resources. All the best, Naomi Beverly

Naomi Beverly
Naomi Beverly
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Thanks for posting these websites, cant wait to use them.

Cinthia Rodriguez
Cinthia Rodriguez
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PBS kids and brain pop jr. is my 2 favorite resource. It keeps the students more engage.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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All of these seem like they would be very helpful, and will probably be used in my classroom one day.

Theresa Skwiat
Theresa Skwiat
575 Activity Points

I definitely agree

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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I am a preservice teacher and these websites really helped me a project! Thank you for posting this topic!

Amber Magee
Amber Magee
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I'm very happy to have found this topic. I recently got hired as an aide for a first grade classroom and was told I'd be in charge of science a couple days a week. I'm always looking for good resources online, and these look terrific. Thanks for the suggestions!

Jeffrey Lind
Jeffrey Lind
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Meghan, There are also Apps out there that might satisfy what you are needing/wanting. Our young students are very capable of using a tablet as an additional tool in your teaching tool belt.

Sue Garcia
Sue Garcia
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There are some great resources here! I'm in my final semester of student teaching and am in a 1st grade classroom for the first time. I can't wait to check out some of these sites!

Tammy Perez
Tammy Perez
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One of the places that I always go look first is Pinterest. Many teachers are posting a lot of information on Pinterest for first graders. Teachers pay teachers also have some good resources. Sometimes you can find things for free! Tiffany

Tiffany Williams
Tiffany Williams
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I definitely agree. I looked into the pinterest and they have so many cool stuff to teach students for science lesson.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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Thank you all for posting these wonderful resources

Ashley Brooks
Ashley Brooks
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A great website students can use both at school and at home would be brainpopjr.com or brain pop.com depending on the students grade level. They can access videos, comments, questions, and do a lot of studying too if needed!

Azo O
Ashley Osborn
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There is a lot of free websites for first grade lessons and ideas. You should try pinterest and this blog. http://fun-in-first.blogspot.com/ There's a ton when you search first grade lessons or education on pinterest, it'll really narrow down what you're looking for. Hope that helps.

Samira Parhizkar
Samira Parhizkar
1930 Activity Points

That is very helpful

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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This is good stuff. Thanks!

Claudia Rex
Claudia Rex
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BrainPop has a lot of videos, games and quizzes for children of all ages. I use this in most of my lessons for the students to get a variety of learning tools.

Lauren Bonnet
Lauren Bonnet
16050 Activity Points

Brain pop jr. is good for 1st grade. Another resource you can use is PBS kids.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

Thanks for the suggestions!

Amber Culpepper
Amber Culpepper
4355 Activity Points

Thank you all for all the great ideas!

Adriana Lopez
Adriana Lopez
2655 Activity Points

A fun website I like is called The Molecularium Project its an awesome site for kids. http://www.molecularium.com/

Tegan Collier
Tegan Collier
5475 Activity Points

I think the website is very interesting. I'm going to look into it

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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A fun website I like is called The Molecularium Project its an awesome site for kids.I had a Professor show me this site. http://www.molecularium.com/

Tegan Collier
Tegan Collier
5475 Activity Points

These are great! Thanks!

Zeinab Kobeissi
Zeinab Kobeissi
1185 Activity Points

You can go to teacherspayteachers.com and they have several FREE activities that you can choose from. I go there and get several ideas from it and you can access it anywhere. Hope this helps :)

Katelyn Pages
Katelyn Pages
795 Activity Points

At first, I thought it is for us to pay, but once I look into the website and you're right. The activities is absolutely free. I will definitely use this for my future teaching.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

Linda, It's easy to find one you absolutely LOVE, and then be heartbroken to see it costs money. It's just something you have to pay attention to carefully. Regardless, you might be inspired by one of them and create your own activity from an idea you saw! This site is great for all subjects! (:

Samantha Coyle
Samantha Coyle
2245 Activity Points

NSTA's SciLinks has lists of reviewed websites for both teachers and students, organized by topic and grade level (in this case K-4). You need to register or log in as "Guest" but it's free.

Mary Bigelow
Mary Bigelow
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I think the link is useful. Thank you!

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

This is great! I'm in a 1st grade class currently and will have to teach a science lesson in the near future, and have seen very little science teaching in my field experience so far.

Amber Chambers
Amber Chambers
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Take a good long look at this blog for quality early childhood resources that are respectful of what young children can do, and guide educators in facilitating an atmosphere that allows for children to investigate their world. It is much better than a lot of the "science for amusement and showmanship" that serves to entertain rather than nurture budding scientists. http://nstacommunities.org/blog/2014/10/11/observe-everythin...in-nature/

Beth Van Meeteren
Beth Van Meeteren
920 Activity Points

Hi! The PBS website has very useful games and even videos where children can watch them with their parents at home! Here is the link to some videos http://www.pbs.org/topics/science-nature/ Hope this helps! -Viki

Virginia Herbert
Virginia Herbert
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At my field placement that I'm doing my student teaching at, I saw the first graders students uses the PBS resource to play the game. I can tell that they are really into it.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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I am currently a student teacher in the first grade. Many of these resources look fantastic to use! Thanks for the suggestions. This will definitely help me out.

Najwa Al-Mohamed
Najwa Al-Mohamed
4280 Activity Points

I have used PBS kids website for science. My students loved it. I also have used brainpop. These two websites are wonder and kid friendly.

Jesus Medina
Jesus Medina
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I think both of the resource is really good

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

Brain Pop is a great resource.

Micola Mitchell
Micola Mitchell
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I just posted on another post about how great brain pop is!! I will definitely be using brain pop in my future classroom!!

Kourtney Fyffe
Kourtney Fyffe
1185 Activity Points

Great for elementary students! http://www.timeforkids.com/

Martalicia Becerra
Martalicia Becerra
1795 Activity Points

I am definitely going to use them to look into them. I can see that they have a lot of interesting articles

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

I love brain pop and so does my students. They like to do the "test" after they have watched a video. Brain pop was used to get the students interested in the activity.

Erica Preston
Erica Preston
2010 Activity Points

Yes. They do. The video is very helpful to memorized what they learn before they take the test/quiz

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
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As a student, I recall always enjoying BrainPOP (https://www.brainpop.com/) like a lot of individuals have mentioned. Back then I do not think they had BrainPOP Jr. (https://jr.brainpop.com/), which is targeted towards the K-3 grade levels. This would probably be a better fit, as it would have videos more on the appropriate age level. PBS Parents (http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/science/games/first-second/) also has some engaging games the students could work on during centers, or possible together during whole group. I think this is a good option because the students are probably familiar with the characters from the tv shows, but they are also practicing and learning. I really like this one!

Samantha Coyle
Samantha Coyle
2245 Activity Points

I like both of those resources as well.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

Thanks! I think they would work great in the classroom or as an at home activity. Great practice for kids to be able to extend on a lesson you may have just taught. Very engaging too!

Samantha Coyle
Samantha Coyle
2245 Activity Points

http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ The Science Explorer is a great website that has a number of science activities. Site visitors can investigate interesting and unusual scientific topics. This is a fun-filled science site that explores energy and other basic scientific principles. http://www.sciencemadesimple.com This site has science projects for kids, science articles and ideas, topics & instructions for great experiments.

Ashmara Williams
Ashmara Williams
2235 Activity Points

I think both of the site is very useful

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

In my field classroom, I have noticed my CT showing videos such as the Magic School Bus from a Discovery Channel website. They appear to be free, and could serve as an end of the week fun segment! Something I think is worth looking into! (:

Samantha Coyle
Samantha Coyle
2245 Activity Points

I think having students watch Magic School Bus is very helpful for them to learn. It is science related

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

Nova is a good one. You can also get some through nsta and partners like nasa. Nasa has lots of cool activities for kids.

Daniel Carroll
Daniel Carroll
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Daniel Carroll
Daniel Carroll
18550 Activity Points

I agree brain pop and brain pop Jr are great resources. Pinterest is also an awesome site to find and share lesson activities.

Lucerito Gutierrez
Lucerito Gutierrez
2445 Activity Points

I also agree with the pinterest part. They showed some cool activities that we can teach to students.

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

During my student teaching in 1st grade, I had taught about 4 types of clouds. Now I am having difficulty of how exactly I'm going to demonstrate the lesson. Is there any hands on activities beside making "Our favorite cloud graph?"

Linda Ngo
Linda Ngo
2735 Activity Points

I agree Brain Pop is a good one and I really like to use the EdHead website that gives me activities to use with the students. If you are looking for lesson plans/worksheets and activties to expand your collection I really enjoy the teacherspayteachers website but you have to pay for the really good ideas. I download the free ones and then alter them or create extensions to them in order to make them more beneficial to my students.

Lori Gillespie
Lori Gillespie
3030 Activity Points

I agree with most of the posts, Brainpop is an awesome website that the kids enjoy! It has interacting videos and they are actually funny for the students, so they are very engaged. This is another website for students to use depending on the topic, it is also very engaging for students! http://interactivesites.weebly.com/science.html

Maria Martinez
Maria Martinez
1555 Activity Points

These are all awesome resources to use in the classroom. I heavily rely on PBS Kids.org. The websites are free, easy to use, and safe for all learners. http://pbskids.org/games/science/

Erika Jackson
Erika Jackson
1690 Activity Points

Superteacherworksheets.com has some free worksheets for all subject areas including science . A subscription isn't too expensive. (Get a few teachers to go in on it together and share the password). Pinterest also has tons of creative ideas and is usually free!

Nicole Bristol
Nicole Bristol
585 Activity Points

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