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Student/Learner - Science

This section provides learners with good resources for exploring the world and for learning about science. The websites are organized into eight sections from the National Science Education Standards. The Science test of the Certificate of General Educational Development (GED) uses these sections to organize its test questions.

First, take a look at some interesting websites that will get you started on this learning adventure:


Online Observations–just for curiosity:


Screen shot from siteUnifying Concepts and Processes
This section gives us the big picture of scientific ideas. We learn about the systems and processes of the natural world. Find out about the jet stream, evolution, and the visual Earth.


Screen shot from siteScience as Inquiry
Scientific inquiry means asking questions, planning investigations, gathering data, and thinking critically. Scientists use inquiry to investigate the universe. Try these resources to practice inquiry. Also, learn about Antarctica, cloning, mountain gorillas, or Rift Valley Fever!


Screen shot from sitePhysical Science
Learn about energy, the water cycle, Earth’s elements, and the science of baseball, hockey, and skateboards. Physical science explores energy, motion, force, light, heat, electricity, and properties of matter.


Screen shot from eNature.comLife Science
Learn about prairies, animals, plants, and biomes. Life science explores habitats, ecosystems, and the life cycles of plants and animals.


Screen shot from siteEarth and Space Science
Do you wonder about volcanoes, planets, and tsunamis? Earth and space science explores the Earth system, the solar system, Earth’s history, and the weather.


Screen shot from siteScience and Technology
Find out how satellites help us understand our world. These websites show connections between the natural world (science) and things designed by humans (technology).


Screen shot from siteScience in Personal and Social Perspectives
What is the connection between science and everyday life? Learn about health, pollution, and natural resources.


History and Nature of Science
What is science? How have scientific ideas changed over time? This section looks at the history and the human side of science.

To submit ideas and resources for this section, please contact Susan Cowles.