Using the Internet
Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet
A list of many sites to guide you if your child is using the Internet.
Parent's Guide to the Internet
Helpful information is available in this guide provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Many sites of journal articles and resources to help motivate parents to use technology to improve student achievement.
Cool Science for Curious Kids
Activities for parents and children to explore together.
Help Your Child Explore Science
National Science Teachers Association focuses on parent involvement in a child's science education. They provide tips on how to encourage scientific thinking, set high expectations, support school science, myths about science and where to go for help.
Helping Your Child Learn Science
Suggestions from the U.S. Department of Education to help interest your child in science. The site also includes tips for informal science experiences in the community and activities that can be done at home.
In-Home Education for Children: Science Experiments
Helpful explanations for parents to understand the importance of doing science in the home as well as suggestions for in-home experiments.
Parent as Teacher
Working with your child in science presents many links for general science resources including chemistry, life cycles, weather, science fair ideas, and online science museums.
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
Sources of free science experiments for parents, teachers, and children of all ages.
Science at Home for Parents
Link to a wealth of resources to help you assist your child in various science content areas.
Science Fair Central
Parents can help their children prepare for an upcoming science fair by investigating this site from Family Education.com. Preparation ideas are listed as well as project proposals with instructions.
Science Made Simple
Children's science experiments, simple science projects, and kids science questions are answered here.
Scientific American Frontiers
Award-winning series of science TV programs hosted by Alan Alda on PBS. Check for local programming, download activities and projects, search past programs.
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General Resources for Parents
A list of numerous helpful parenting organizations along with interesting articles and research.
Get involved in your child's education with these helpful ideas and resources.
National PTA Website
A large collection of information resources for parents.
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Online Science Museums and Centers
Interesting and thought provoking online exhibits and activities about how the world works and our part in it.
The Exploratorium makes available excellent exhibits and activities for science, nature, medicine, technology, art and culture.
The Field Museum
The online exhibits include Sue, the largest most complete best preserved T.rex., Lions of Tsavo, Sounds from the Vaults, Underground Adventure, Anthropology Collections, Butterflies at the Field Museum and Life Over Time.
The University of Wisconsin Department of Geology and Geophysics' Geology Museum.Explore the museum, take a virtual tour , or browse the collections.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Enjoy a photo rich and informational tour of the zoo. Choose a live camera to visit the Lion's Den, Great Ape House or Swan Pond.
Miami Museum of Science
The Science Learning Network makes available inquiry-based teaching approaches that include activities and projects developed by students for Ecolinks. Also included on the site is the Atoms Family and Hurricane: Storm Science.
Museum of Science: Boston
The Virtual Exhibits include: Ancient Egypt, Secrets of Aging, Secrets of the Ice, Messages, Everest, Leonardo, Oceans Alive, Scanning Electron Microscope, Theater of Electricity, Dance of Chance, and Big Dig Archaeology.
Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago offers virtual exhibits.
The National Science and Technology Centre has exhibitions and activities for parents, teachers and students.
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