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Briarwood Elementary Science Resources

Natural Sciences resources for Briarwood's K-5 community.

General Science and Projects

Science Projects and General Science are in the Dewey Decimal 500-509 categories. We check out a lot of science books, so have a look at these websites.

These websites are a great place to start learning about science or to learn about science you can do at home or school. These sites help what we learn in school meet more Next Generation Science Standards. They are also listed as Great Websites for Kids by the American Library Association's Association for Library Service to Children, so we know they have been check out and are safe websites with true information.

From the DK publishing company that brings so many books to our shelves, DK Find Out! is a great place to learn.


PBS Design SquadThe PBS Kids Design Squad has videos and ideas. There are safe places to share your creations and where you can help design projects for other students. The videos are free, but check with a teacher or parent before creating an account and signing in to share.


Khan AcademyKhan Academy teaches science and more. Videos are free but saving your learning progress and quizes require logging in. Always talk to a teacher or parent before creating an account online.


The Old Farmer's AlmanacThe Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids offers facts and activities. There are webcams and daily information about weather, sunrise, and sunset, too.

Get Involved

Citizen science is sweeping the globe. Scientists in universities and labs all over the world are looking for information or computer processing time. Join scientists and add your information to citizen science projects around the world. These links can ask for many family and classroom-style activities. Maybe send in a culture sample from your shower head, find galaxies in a Hubble image, measure the rainfall in your micro biome, or count the cicadas you see this summer. Be sure to talk to your teacher or parents before contacting anyone on the internet.


These books are great resources to support your 500s exploration. These books will tell you more about general science and science projects.