Resources for Students
Carbon Cycle Game
This game by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research allows students to follow a carbon atom through the carbon cycle after it is released into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuel. The games links to more detailed explanations of the carbon cycle, provided at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. For grades 4-9.
Aimed at 16-18 year old chemistry students in the U.K., this site provides easy-to-read explanations and diagrams for a number of chemistry topics.
This site offers basic chemistry help for high school and college students in the form of short articles on various topics. Included are tips on how to survive your first chemistry course.
Energy Kid's Page
This site of the Energy Information Administration, a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, includes an energy glossary, news, facts, timelines, riddles, puzzles, a quiz, an activity book, and a scavenger hunt. Mostly for middle school and younger students.
The Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, provides lessons and study guides on coal and oil for younger students.
Interactive 3D Molecules
This site includes interactive three-dimensional models of alkanes and other molecules. Information is provided about each molecule, including its uses. Several paid advertisements appear on each page.
This site from Andrew Rader Studios helps students in grades 3-8 understand basic principles of chemistry. Topics include matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry. An "et cetera" section explains careers that use chemistry. The site includes quizzes, a glossary, and real-world examples of chemicals and chemical reactions. Several paid advertisements appear on each page.
States of Matter
This Web page from Harcourt School Publishers features an interactive animation on the states of matter for younger students.