Grade 5
People and Places


Unit: A; B; C; D; E

Unit A: Systems in Living Things

The Oakland Zoo in Knowland Park
Arlyn Christopherson
Educational Director
9777 Golf Links Road
P.O. Box 5238
Oakland, CA 94605
Tel: (510) 632-9525, ext. 121
Fax: (510) 635-5719


United States National Arboretum
3501 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-1958
Tel: (202) 245-2726
Fax: (202) 245-4575


Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Tel: (480) 941-1225


Unit B: The Solar System and Beyond

National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
A Guide to NASA Educational Programs

NASA Headquarters
Mail Code P
300 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20546-0001
Tel: (202) 358-0000

Space Telescope Science Institute
Hubble Space Telescope: Public Information

3700 San Martin Drive
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus
Baltimore, MD 21218
Tel: (410) 338-4700

National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
Multimedia Space Educators' Handbook

Johnson Space Center
Houston, Texas 77058


Unit C: The Nature of Matter

The American Chemical Society
The Best of WonderScience: Chemistry activities for kids, parents, and teachers
1155 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
Tel: (202) 872-4600
Tel: (800) 227-5558


North Carolina State University
The Science House: Countertop Chemistry
909 Capability Drive, Suite 1200
NC State University Centennial Campus
BOX 8211
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8211
Tel: (919) 515-6118
Fax: (919) 515-7545


The Exploratorium
Science Explorer: Exploratorium-At-Home Books
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
Tel: 415-EXP-LORE


Unit E: Weather and Climate

National Severe Storms Laboratory
1313 Halley Avenue
Norman, OK 73069


National Weather Service, NOAA
1325 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Webmaster: Jim Fenix


Science Learning Network
Miami Museum of Science: Explore Our Resources


The Weather Channel Education Department
300 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339
Lara Buss
Education Coordinator,

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