Science News for Kids is a:
“Web site devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 13. [Their] goal is to offer timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, Web resources, and other useful materials.”
This week, the site features articles on topics as diverse as mosquitoes and how monkey’s perceive color. You can search the article archives by topic using the links on the left of the screen (or by using the search window in the top right hand corner of the screen) or by week.
Check out the PuzzleZone, GameZone and LabZone for weekly science-themed puzzles, games and activities. The SciFiZone offers recommendations for Science Fiction. Check out the ScienceFairZone for “science fair tips, topics, news, student profiles, winning projects, and more.” There is even a TeacherZone with “science materials and resources for teachers and parents.”
(discovered via Ms. Frizzle’s blog)
At Joey Green Mad Scientist, you will find a plethora of science experiments that you can do with commonly found household ingredients. For example you can learn how to:
Make your own anti-gravity machine (an optical illusion)
Turn milk into “plastic”
Write a secret message inside an eggshell.
The Joey Green site also has weird facts about and wacky uses for many “well-known products.”
I’m back. I have spent the last month and a half teaching two condensed summer laboratory courses at the community college where I will be teaching full-time starting this fall. It was fast paced and pretty hectic, but it gave me a good feel for what teaching full-time at GPC will be like. Now I am working to get my syllabi and lectures ready for the Fall semester, which starts on August 23rd.
I apologize to anyone who has e-mailed me and hasn’t gotten a response yet. I am notoriously bad about replying to anyone’s e-mail when I get swamped at work.
Although the Fall semester will be busy, I am going to try to post more regularly to the website. I definitely don’t want to stop working on this blog.
See you soon!