PARENT RESOURCES

Besides a dedicated teacher, involved parents are recognized as imensely important factor in helping their children succeed in school.  I personally welcome parents to become involved in our classroom. There are many different ways you can do that. We can get together and discuss how you can present your work experiences and how you use some  of the topics that we learn in your everyday job.  You can also volunteer during school field trips, or tutoring other students afterschool. In addition, you can directly work with your child and help him or her identify areas that need to be relearned.  When your child is preparing for the exam there's a plethora of webisites some of which are listed bellow that can help you support your child while he or she is reviewing the information. Sometimes, in order to support our children we must be willing to learn the information along with them. 

HAVE FUN WITH YOUR CHILD HELPING HIM OR HER LEARN SOME IMPORTANT SCIENCE TOPICS

Get familiar with the Science topics for this stage and their corresponding learning targets that your child needs to master

9th GRADE SCIENCE TOPICS

List of some sites that you can use to help your child learn:

 

Science


http://www.newscientist.com/

Forces of Nature: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Hurricanes,Tornados
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/forcesofnature/

Exploratorium-Great projects to do at home and help your child learn
http://www.exploratorium.edu/

National Geographic for Kids-Fun and inexpensive home science experiments
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/activities/funscience/

On FIRE! A virtual combustion lab.
http://www.healthyteeth.org/tobacco/index.html

National parks
http://www.nps.gov/learn/distance.cfm

Virtual Lab Simulation - RUN FROM WEB
The Virtual Laboratory allows students to select from hundreds of 
standard reagents and manipulate them in a manner that resembles 
that of a real lab. It allows students to design and perform 
diverse experiments in acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, 
solubility, and redox chemistry.
http://www.chemcollective.org/vlab/vlab.php

Access Excellence @ The National Health Museum
News, Science Updates, Resource Center, Graphics Gallery, 
Activities Exchange, Mystery Spot, Health Headquarters, Health-
Science-Society, Let's Collaborate, and Findings
http://www.accessexcellence.org/

Perform virtual surgery!
Ed Heads

MyPhysicsLab - Physics Simulation with Java
http://www.myphysicslab.com/

NASA Quest Archived Events - Questions and Answers
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/hst/QA/index.html

Mad Sci Network - The 24-Hour Exploding Laboratory
http://www.madsci.org/

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for Kids
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

3D Simulation of the parts of the cell.
Plant & Animal Cells

See how Force, Load, Materials, and Shape can change.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/lab/forces.html

Science Resources
http://www.awesomelibrary.org/scienceg.html

Marble Drop Challenge: Use your knowledge of geometry and physics 
to get the marble to its destination.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/creativity/challenge/marbledrop.html

U.S. Department of Energy
Visit the Dept. of Energy's student site to learn how to do a 
Home Energy Checkup!
http://www.energy.gov/forstudentsandkids.htm

Food Pyramid
Compare your eating habits to recommended foods for a healthy you!
http://www.mypyramid.gov/kids/index.html

Science Activities by age group. Select your age group to begin 
exploring!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/science_5_6.shtml

Science Activities (K-2)
http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/index.html

Science Kids
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

About Fall Color
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/fallcolor/about.cfm

Science Topics for Kids
http://urbanext.illinois.edu/kids/

The Big Oil Spill 
Ranger Rick answers your questions
http://www.nwf.org/Kids/Ranger-Rick/People-and-Places/Ranger-Rick-on-the-Big-Oil-Spill.aspx

Stopping the Gulf Oil Spill
Time for Kids
http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/kids/news/story/0,28277,1989750,00.html

Gulf of Mexico Oils Spill Response Resources
http://www.wsre.org/OilSpill/teachers-students-kids.asp

Got Milk? Get the Glass!

Explore the Land, Water, Sky, and Life of Our Amazing Planet!
http://www.ouramazingplanet.com/

Spider Myths
http://www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/spidermyth/

Dinosaurs- Museum of Natural History

See the size and scale of a cell in relation to common objects. 
Use the slide-bar below the picture to zoom to see other items.
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/begin/cells/scale/