Christopher Essex offers tips for parents to help engage
their children in the world around them.
Activities for parents to support their child's development
in exploring, investigating, and talking about scientific ideas.
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.
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
A variety of information and activity resources for chemistry.
A to Z Home's Cool offers these ideas for chemstry experiments.
Experiments to be done with adult supervision from HyperChemistry
on the Web.
Learn about the chemical transformation of leaf pigments
in the autumn.
and Using Your Own Acid-Base Indicator
Follow directions to make an indicator for acids and
bases of substances and then experiments to explore and compare your
The American Chemical Society provides an educational
resources, Your Science Place in Cyberplace, which include activities
for elementary students that need to carried out with proper adult supervision.
The Field Museum of Natural History provides a wealth
of information about butterflies as well as sampling of their moth and
Information on how to raise mealworms.
Information on how to raise butterflies and moths in
Raising and Caring for Mealworms
Description of how to care for mealworms.
Information on how to raise silkworms.
Life Cycle information and a simple art project for children.
Instructions on how to make weather tools to help measure
wind, air pressure, moisture and temperature.
Chemistry experiments do be done with adult supervision
from HyperChemistry on the Web.
Science projects and energy activities for K-12 students
from the US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Division. Some activities will require help from an adult
Presents basic steps for doing a science project.
A miniature version of some of the most popular exhibits
at the Exploratorium. Provides instructions, hints and advice for making
use of common inexpensive, easily available materials.
Janice Van Cleave offers suggestions on how to get started
on a science fair project. Supported by the Carolina Biological Supply
Suggestions and resources for parents to help their child
to organize and develop a science fair project.
Provides science "build it" projects, science
fair idea exchange and other science fair resources.
Project suggestions that are safe, inexpensive, and
interesting from Dr. Bob.
Innovative Teaching offers resources for how to get
started on science fair projects, information on the scientific method
and data and resource links for project ideas.
Over 30 fun family experiments from the world famous Exploratorium.
Simple science experiments that use common materials.
Energy Quest provides a number of science projects and
activities for students in grades K-12, some of which require adult
A-Z alphabetical listing of activities and ideas for science
YES Magazine provides wonderful science projects to do
Online Science Museums and Centers
Interesting and thought provoking nline 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 online exhibits include Sue, the larges most complete
best preserved T.rex., Lions of Tsavo, Sounds from the Vaultsw, Underground
Adventure, Anthropology Collection, 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.
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
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.
The Online Exhibits include: The virtual Fish Tank, Secrets
of Aging, Secrets of the Ice, Messages, Everest, Leonardo, Oceans Alive,
Scanning Electron Miscroscope, Theater of Electricity, Dance of Chance,
and Big Dig Archaeology.
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago offers virtual
The National Science and Technology Centre has exhibitions
and activities for parents, teachers and students.