Science Links:

General

Answering Kids' Questions: Tips for Parents of Curious Kids

Christopher Essex offers tips for parents to help engage their children in the world around them.

Fun Science Activities to Do At Home

Activities for parents to support their child's development in exploring, investigating, and talking about scientific ideas.

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.


Chemistry

Chemistry: About.com

A variety of information and activity resources for chemistry.

Chemistry Experiments

A to Z Home's Cool offers these ideas for chemstry experiments.

Chemistry Experiments You Can Do at Home

Experiments to be done with adult supervision from HyperChemistry on the Web.

The Chemistry of Autumn Colors: Chemical of the Week

Learn about the chemical transformation of leaf pigments in the autumn.

Making 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 findings.

Wondernet

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.


Life Cycles

Butterflies at the Fields Museum

The Field Museum of Natural History provides a wealth of information about butterflies as well as sampling of their moth and butterfly collection.

Darkling Beetle / Mealworm Rearing

Information on how to raise mealworms.

Raising Butterflies and Moths

Information on how to raise butterflies and moths in a jar.

Raising and Caring for Mealworms

Description of how to care for mealworms.

Rearing Silkworms

Information on how to raise silkworms.

Where Do Butterflies Come From?

Life Cycle information and a simple art project for children.


Weather

Weather Tools

Instructions on how to make weather tools to help measure wind, air pressure, moisture and temperature.


Science Fair

Chemistry Experiments You Can Do at Home

Chemistry experiments do be done with adult supervision from HyperChemistry on the Web.

Energy Science Projects

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

Experimental Science Projects: An Introductory Level Guide

Presents basic steps for doing a science project.

Exploratorium Science Snacks

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.

Fun Science Fair Projects

Janice Van Cleave offers suggestions on how to get started on a science fair project. Supported by the Carolina Biological Supply Company.

Parents Get Involved: Helping Young Scientists

Suggestions and resources for parents to help their child to organize and develop a science fair project.

The Science Club

Provides science "build it" projects, science fair idea exchange and other science fair resources.

Science Fair Mania

Project suggestions that are safe, inexpensive, and interesting from Dr. Bob.

Science Fair Resources

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.

The Science Explorer

Over 30 fun family experiments from the world famous Exploratorium.

Science Mini-experiments

Simple science experiments that use common materials.

Science Projects

Energy Quest provides a number of science projects and activities for students in grades K-12, some of which require adult supervision.

Thinking Fountain A-Z

A-Z alphabetical listing of activities and ideas for science projects.

YES Mag

YES Magazine provides wonderful science projects to do at home.


Online Science Museums and Centers

Exploris

Interesting and thought provoking nline exhibits and activities about how the world works and our part in it.

Exploratorium

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 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.

Geology Museum

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 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.

Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago offers virtual exhibits.

Questacon

The National Science and Technology Centre has exhibitions and activities for parents, teachers and students.


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