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We have gathered this collection of excellent web resources to help 7-12th grade Science educators teach the Utah core. You will find high quality web sites, videos, lesson plans, student interactives, and more. Contact us if you would like to share a resource for this page.

7th Grade  8th Grade    Earth Systems    Biology    Chemistry   Physics
Science Safety, Tools, Scientific Process    Science Fairs/Competitions    Science Careers
 Professional Resources    Other Great Science Sites

 

7th Grade Integrated Science

Utah 7th Grade Integrated Science Course
Utah 7th Grade Integrated Science CourseThe Science Core describes what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course.
Student Interactives
Student InteractivesFun, educational, online games geared towards seventh through 12th grade students.
USOE's 7th Grade Sci-ber Text
USOE's 7th Grade Sci-ber Text Sci-ber text includes scientific information, activities and labs which are fun and interesting.
Climate Science
UEN's Climate Science web page provides educators and students information about the science and impacts of climate change.
7th Grade Lesson Plans
Lesson PlansLesson plans to help you teach the 7th Grade Integrated Science core curriculum.

A few of the available lesson plans:

Videos in UEN's eMedia
eMediaUEN offers access to video and other educational media for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners.

Videos include:

  • Cracking the Code: The Continuing Saga of Genetics. The Gene Machine.
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8th Grade Integrated Science

Climate Science
UEN's Climate Science web page provides educators and students information about the science and impacts of climate change.
USOE's 8th Grade Sci-ber Text
USOE's 8th Grade Sci-ber Text Sci-ber text includes scientific information, activities and labs which are fun and interesting.
Student Interactives
Student InteractivesFun, educational, online games geared towards seventh through 12th grade students.
8th Grade Integrated Science Course
Utah 8th Grade Integrated Science CourseThe Science Core describes what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course.
Videos in UEN's eMedia
eMediaUEN offers access to video and other educational media for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners.

Videos include:

  • Earth in Action. Forces Shaping the Earth

8th Grade Lesson Plans
Lesson PlansLesson plans to help you teach the 8th Grade Integrated Science core curriculum.

A few of the available lesson plans:

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Earth Systems

Utah Earth Systems Course
Utah Earth Systems CourseThe Science Core describes what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course.
Climate Science
UEN's Climate Science web page provides educators and students information about the science and impacts of climate change.
USOE's Earth Systems Sci-ber Text
USOE's Earth Systems Sci-ber Text Sci-ber text includes scientific information, activities and labs which are fun and interesting.
Student Interactives
Student InteractivesFun, educational, online games geared towards seventh through 12th grade students.
UEN's Weather Related Resources
UEN's Weather Related Resources You will find a wide variety of weather related resources, including and online games and the popular Cloud Guide.
Water Wise Utah
Water Wise UtahUtah is a desert, therefore we all must work together to conserve water. Learn how to make simple and wise water choices.
HippoCampus - Earth Science
HippoCampus Open Educational Resources for Environmental ScienceMultimedia instruction on the web to help you with your Earth Science homework and study.
Utah National Parks
Utah National ParksLearn about Utah's 5 National Parks, submit a story about one of the parks, play games, or find resources for educators.
Stream Side Science Curriculum
HippoCampus Open Educational Resources for Environmental Science11 water related activities and lesson plans developed by Utah State University, the Utah State Office of Education, and Governor Walker's Watershed Initiative.
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Digital Library for Earth System Education The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is working with educators, students, and scientists to improve the quality and quantity of Earth System education.
Videos in UEN's eMedia
eMediaUEN offers access to video and other educational media for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners.

Videos include:

  • Geography of Utah. Climate, Soil, and Vegetation of Utah.
  • Global Warming: The Signs and the Science.
  • NOVA Galileo's Battle for the Heavens.
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Biology

Utah Biology Course
Utah Biology CourseThe Science Core describes what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course.
Student Interactives
Student InteractivesFun, educational, online games geared towards seventh through 12th grade students.
Charles Darwin Resources
Charles Darwin Resources Learn about Charles Darwin's accomplishments and explore a variety of educational web sites, classroom activities and lesson plans.
HippoCampus - Biology
HippoCampus Open Educational Resources for Biology Multimedia instruction on the web to help you with your Biology homework and study.
Videos in UEN's eMedia
eMediaUEN offers access to video and other educational media for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners.

Videos include:

  • Biology Classics: Poster Image
  • Inside the Living Cell. How Cells Reproduce
  • NOVA. Life's Greatest Miracle
  • American Experience. The Monkey Trial
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Chemistry

Videos in UEN's eMedia
eMediaUEN offers access to video and other educational media for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners.

Videos include:

  • Chemistry: Reactions and Energy Changes
  • The Annual Faraday Lecture 2001
  • The Ascent of Man. The Hidden Structure
Chemistry Lesson Plans
Lesson PlansLesson plans to help you teach the Chemistry Core Curriculum.

A few of the available lesson plans:

Carbon: Structure Matters

Isotopes of Pennies

Frosty the Snowman Meets His Demise

Splitting the Atom

Acid Stomach

Finding the Toxic Dose

Carbon: Structure Matters

Utah Chemistry Course
Utah Chemistry CourseThe Science Core describes what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course.
Student Interactives
Student InteractivesFun, educational, online games geared towards seventh through 12th grade students.
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Physics

Videos in UEN's eMedia
eMediaUEN offers access to video and other educational media for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners.

Videos include:

  • Going, Going, Faster: The Science of Speed!
  • Just Where Is That Zero-G Room?
  • Fastballs, Flips, and Physics: Science on the Sandlot.
  • The Elegant Universe. Einstein's Dream
  • NOVA. Newton's Dark Secrets
  • American Experience. The Wright Stuff
Utah Physics Course
Utah Physics CourseThe Science Core describes what students should know and be able to do at the end of each course.
Student Interactives
Student InteractivesFun, educational, online games geared towards seventh through 12th grade students.
HippoCampus - Physics 
HippoCampus Open Educational Resources for Physics Multimedia instruction on the web to help you with your Physics homework and study.
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Science Safety, Tools, Scientific Process

Science Videos from Annenberg Media
Intel International Science and Engineering FairAnnenberg Media's multimedia resources help teachers increase their expertise in their fields and assist them in improving their teaching methods.

 

Videos include:
Videos in UEN's eMedia
eMediaUEN offers access to video and other educational media for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners.

 

Videos include:

  • The Chem Lab: Safety in Every Step
  • Digital Science Online: Lab Equipment Safety
  • Digital Science Online: Safety in Science
  • Digital Science Online: The Microscope
Science Education Safety
Intel International Science and Engineering FairThe Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) created some helpful science safety guidelines for educators and students.
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Science Fairs/Competitions

Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair
Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering FairThis fair is an annual science competition for students in grades 5-12. Students involved in science fairs improve their communication, decision making and critical thinking skills.
Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
Intel International Science and Engineering FairThe Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. More than 1,500 high school students participate annually.
US FIRST: For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology
U.S. First: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and TechnologyFIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology.
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Science Careers

Videos in UEN's eMedia
eMediaUEN offers access to video and other educational media for Utah's educators, students and citizen learners.

Videos include:

  • It All Begins in Biology Class. (careers in the Health Sciences)
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Professional Resources

Science Mailing List
Science Mailing ListIf you are interested in learning more about Utah science events and professional development, subscribe to the mailing list.
Utah Science Teachers Association
Utah Science Teachers AssociationInformation intended to assist Science teachers in the state of Utah.
USOE Science Page
USOE Science PageUtah Science Home Page for Utah State Board of Education.
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Other Great Science Sites

Utah’s Online Library
Utah's Online Library Utah’s Online Library provides electronic resources such as professional journals, encyclopedias, videos, photographs, maps, charts, and graphics.
  • Digital Science Online
  • Science Now and Write Now writing prompt videos in eMedia

Utah Instructional Media - Science
Utah Instructional Media - Science Instructional media available on UEN-TV, KUED, and UEN's eMedia.
Videos from NPR Science Friday
Videos from NPR Science FridayVideos From Science Friday: Must-See Science
Science NetLinks
Science NetLinks Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.
NPR Science Friday with Ira Flatow
NPR Science Friday with Ira FlatowScience Friday is a weekly science talk show, broadcast live over public radio stations, including Utah's KUED and KCPW.
PopSci Archives
NPR Science Friday with Ira Flatow PopSci, Popular Science magazine's web page, now has 137-years of archived editions online for you to read, absolutely free.
UEN SciFi Friday
UEN SciFi Friday UEN SciFi Friday offers a weekly science fiction feature film. Watch the movie and then listen to the podcast where Utah experts discuss topics from the movie.
EarthSky, A Clear Voice for Science
Earth Sky, A Clear Voice for ScienceEarthSky brings the voices of scientists to a billion of people around the globe. Visit the web site and listen to the daily Science podcasts.
Sports 'n Science
NPR Science Friday with Ira Flatow This web site demonstrates how science can deepen our understanding and appreciation of sports.
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