Science: Grades 3-5

Below are interactive, tech-enhanced online resources to help students practice the skills they will need for next generation assessments.

If you know of other appropriate resources, please submit them through our form here. Submissions will be reviewed and added to the collection.

Sample Assessment Items

Ohio Sample Assessment Items
  • Link - Ohio Training Test for Science and Social Studies
  • Link - Ohio Sample Assessment Items
Other Sample Assessment Items
  • Link - Edcite - Use, copy, or modify thousands of user-created next generation assessment items, or create your own. Includes support for technology-enhanced question types including ELA passage highlighting, dynamic Math graphs, image labeling, and many more.

Resources by Topic and Tool
    Content Area Reading Comprehension
    • Link - Newsela - Daily nonfiction news articles, each available at multiple lexile levels, with associated Common Core aligned quizzes. Teachers can also assign and track student articles.
    Simulations
    • Link - Cracking Concrete - predict the effect of freeze/thaw cycle on a concrete sidewalk - Requires Flash
    • Link - Here Comes the Sun - predict path of the sun and number of daylight hours to determine best planting location - Requires Flash
    • Link - Mystery Plants - Determine optimum amount of light an nutrients for plant growth - Requires Flash

    General Interactive Resource Sites
    • Link - Annenberg Learner Interactives
    • Link - The Concord Consortium STEM Resource Finder
    • Link - Interactive Sites for Education
    • Link - PhET Interactive Simulations - Some require Java
    • Link - ScienceNetLinks Tools Search