6th Grade Science Website-




7th Grade Science Website-





I am very excited about the year to come and hope to bring my love for science to the classroom.  Should you need to reach me, you can either call the school or email me directly at mdidomenico@brigantineschools.org.



Maria DiDomenico


Study Jams Matter Song and Video


States of Matter with Heat


Which Are a Solid, Liquid, Gas? Interactive

What Happens When You Add Heat? Interactive

What Is Water?

Water in the Air

States of Water - Solids, Liquids, Gases

All About Physical and Chemical Changes

Why Leaves Change Color

Why Leaves Change Color with Experiments

Water Review

What Is Matter?

States of Matter

Matter Review

Interactive Water Cycle Quiz

All About the Water Cycle

States of Matter Video & Song

Water Cycle Video

Water Cycle Song

Read about Matter and Take a Quiz

NASA - Droplet and the Water Cycle Game (you will need to download this)

States of Matter




Earth Science1

I can explain that air surrounds us, takes up space, moves around us as wind, and may
be measured using a barometer.

Wind Energy This site will go into detail on questions and answers on many topics.

NASA. This site will allow you to see many photos of different clouds, storms, land mass with tremendous views for extremely high altitudes.

The Weather Channel. This sight will allow you go travel to many different areas of Air wind and pressure.

Barometer Using winds and a barometer to make forecasts

Atmosphere This fantastic site has loads of information on the atmosphere, wind, air pressure, air pollution, and air composition. Included are online lessons, pictures, diagrams, labs, a dictionary, a review test, and a printable teacher guide in Acrobat format.

Hurricane Power Point

Franklin's Forecast This website contains many ideas surrounding the weather.

Educator's Bridge to Science This web page will illustrate many connections for teachers and students.

National Center for Atmospheric Research This website will present an almost all inclusive study of the weather.

Kids Crossing Discover weather with a quick visual learning tool.

Weather animation Comprehensive This website will allow the teacher to present and the student to view many if not all different forms or weather.

Hurricanes Interact with many hurricanes. Discover how they moved and much much more this is a must see site.

Meteorology This web page will take you to many different areas of the weather.

TyphoonsThree different typhoons were spinning over the western Pacific Ocean on August 7, 2006, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASAs Aqua satellite acquired this image. Great image to show your class.

Earth This spectacular blue marble image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet.

Waterspouts & Whirlpools Power Point

Seasons: Why do we have them? Learn why the temperature in the summertime is higher than it is in the winter by studying the amount of light striking the Earth. Experiment with a plate detector to measure the amount of light striking the plate as the angle of the plate is adjusted (and then use a group of plates placed at different locations on the Earth) and measure the incoming radiation on each plate

Min/Max Thermometer A min/max thermometer is a common device for recording daily temperatures. While observing a thermometer, the current, minimum, and maximum daily temperatures are determined in a quiz type setting.

Relative Humidity Measure the temperature on both a wet and dry bulb thermometer to determine the relative humidity over time. The two thermometers show the temperatures as time passes on a clock, and the temperature of a bucket of water can be adjusted to learn about the dew point, condensation, and saturated air.

Grow Your Own Tornado This website will allow you to see the difference between different levels of tornados.

Earth Quake simulatorview the different types of earth quakes and how they affect buildings.

Erosion of the earth Flash video many examples

Erosion different forms (abrasion, attrition, hydraulic action, solution)

Glaciers and Landscapes

Watershed and you

Using Amphibians and Indicators

Erosion There is a lot going on in Stormville today

Processes of River Erosion, Transport, and Deposition

Video-1 Erosion

Video-2 Land displacement

Video-3 3D Scientific Animation Geology Volcano and Magma



Earth Science 2

I can identify how water is in the air in different forms (e.g. in clouds, fog, rain, snow and

Read About Clouds

Read About Wind

Read About Rain

Read About Climate

Cloud Matching game

Fog how to create your own fog

Clouds and Precipitation This site will show you many different forms of clouds and


Weather and USA today This site will give you current and up to date information on weather and forms of clouds and precipitation.

Clouds From Space Many different views of earth and clouds from outer space.


The Parts of the Water Cycle

Earth Science 3

I can investigate how water changes from one state to another (e.g. freezing, melting,
condensation and evaporation).

Are you a water wizard? - Do you have a fountain of knowledge when it comes to water? Well, dive right in and test your knowledge of water with these Water Wizard quizzes.

Click and Drag Water Cycle Components - place the first step anywhere you wish and then put the other steps in order

Create a model of the water cycle - lesson plan from Oceans Alive

Follow a drop through the water cycle - water science for schools from USGS

How You Can Make a Model of the Water Cycle - print this to give to your students

Ideas for teaching about the water cycle - from Pro Teacher

Introduction to the water cycle

Water Wizard quiz - Test your Water Awareness. Click on the best answer to each question below and find out if you are a Water Wizard!

Water Cycle Animation - Observe a raindrop traveling through various paths of the water cycle. In this visualization, the blue raindrop shows where water is. The red arrows show the processes that could move it to another place.

The Water Cycle Lesson Plan - five activities in one

Water Cycle - lesson plans frolm Science NetLinks

The Water Cycle - US Geological Survey's Water Cycle - one of the most complete explanation of the cycle

Water Science - US Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! They offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.

Water Cycle - a slide show by Soo Park, Alex Reynolds, Kate Schmidt, Connie Woo, and Christine Zackrison

Water Cycle

Water Cycle Lesson Plan - from Planet H2O

Water Cycle WebQuest - [ designed for 5th grade ]

The Watershed Game - Many things happen in a watershed that affect the quality of the water we rely upon . Examine the issues in each area of the watershed, then see the impacts of your choices.

Weather in the Science Lab - Select Weather in the list of labs. The illustration shows a water cycle. Move your cursor around the image for more information. Click on The Weather Maker near the top of the weather window. Set the temperature of two air masses and the relative humidity, and then see what weather develops. Click on the book in the bottom left corner to read about weather. [ this link opens on a new page ]

Condensation Condensation is the process whereby water vapor in the atmosphere is returned to its original liquid state

Frost Power Point

Blizzards Power Point

Freezing Point of Salt Water Control the temperature of a beaker of water. As the temperature drops below the freezing point, a transformation of state will occur which can be viewed on a molecular level. Salt can be added to the water to see its effect on the freezing point of water

The Parts of the Water Cycle

4. I can describe the weather using temperature, wind direction, wind, precipitation and
barometric pressure.
5. I can record local weather information on a calendar or map and describe changes over a
period of time (e.g. barometric pressure, temperature, precipitation symbols and cloud
6. I can trace how weather patterns move from west to east in the United States.
7. I can describe how the different clouds affect the weather.
a. Cumulus - fair weather;
b. Cumulonimbus - cause rain and thunderstorms;
c. Cirrus- freezing rain;
d. Stratus - rain or snow.
8. I can describe how wind, water and ice shape and reshape the Earth's land surface by
eroding or wearing away rock and soil and depositing them in other areas forming
landforms (dunes, deltas and glacial moraines).
9. I can identify and describe how freezing, thawing and plant growth reshape the land surface by causing the weathering of rock.
10. I can describe the difference between slow processes (weathering, mountain building,
deposition) and rapid processes (volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides) to describe
changes on the earths surface.




Life Science 1

I can compare the life cycle of different plants, including germination, maturity, reproduction and death.


Life Science 2

I can relate plant structures with their functions (e.g. growth, survival and reproduction).

Native Plant List
Learn about Plants
Plant Kingdom Slide Show

The Great Plant Escape - Learn About Plants While Solving Cases Like a Detective

Plant Parts - Structure and Function (from Ohio State)

Kids Port. Great site to assist in all areas

Online Venn diagram generator

Comparing plant and animal cells - Teachnology has a worksheet to print to help your students get ready for the activity above

Review cell structure and function (plant and animal)

Cell Structure and Function Quiz

Inside a Cell - select each part of the cell to see its function

Quiz on Cell Parts - instructions included

How Cactus survive in the desert

Difference Between Plant and Animal Cells  (found by Room W-117 of Green Mountain Christian School) :) Thanks


Life Science 3

I can classify common plants according to their characteristics (e.g. tree leaves, flower seeds, roots and stems).

Plant Parts - In this game you will try and match up the plant parts with the correct definition.

Identify flower parts by dragging them to the right box at this site from BBC. When you finish, try the quiz.

Animal and Plant Cells - first select Similarities and then select Differences from the index on the left at this page.


Life Science 4

I can observe and explore that fossils provide evidence about plants that lived long ago and the nature of the environment at the time.

Life Has a History


Life Science 5

I can describe how organisms interact with one another in various ways (e.g. many plants depend on animals for carrying pollen or dispersing seeds).

Biomes of the World - The Earth has many different environments, varying in temperature, moisture, light, and many other factors. Each of these habitats has distinct life forms living in it.

Habitats/Biomes - The Earth has many different environments, varying in temperature, moisture, light, and many other factors. (from Enchanted Learning

Introduction to the Biosphere - Characteristics of the Earth's Terrestrial Biomes

Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World - (from National Geographic) information and images for all 867 land-based ecoregions on the planet

Interdependence and Adaptation - Use this BBC site to review living things, then take a quiz about interdependence and the food web





Read About the Rock Cycle with Animation and Take a Final Quiz

Read About the Rock Cycle

Match the Pictures to the Rock Cycle - 2 level test

Read About Minerals and Then Take a Quiz

Read About Fossils

Interactive Rock Cycle

Maps of the Earth's Changing Surface Over Time - Pangaea and Into the Future

Animation of the Continents Moving 100 Million Years into the Future

Read About Volcanoes

Read About Earthquakes

Read About Soil