kids science

Snow Days

Snow. I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow… Yeah, no, not especially. I’m not a big fan of snow. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, we certainly had our share of it. Of course, we had fun as kids doing all the things kids do — the sledding, the snowball fights, …

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Glencoe Science Units

Glencoe Science Modules covering topics in Life Science, Earth Science, Physics, and Chemistry. Besides the primary topics, each title includes a science skills handbook with explanation of the scientific method, try-at-home labs, and math skills review. The modules: The Nature of Matter: Atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures; states, properties and changes of matter; the periodic …

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Buggin’ Out

For budding entomolgists and nature detectives, these free insect investigations help take the learning outside:  Field Guides: Essential for comparing illustrations with actual crawlies and flying beasties discovered, and for learning fast facts. Here are a couple you can download for free: Orkin Guide: Has color photos and basic information on common insects, like bees, …

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Electricity and Magnetism

These free resources for learning about electricity and magnetism combine visual lessons with hands-on activities:  Energy Kids: Provides information on how electricity is generated and measured, and how it relates to magnetism. Includes experiments and games. Science Matters: Here, you’ll find an entire fourth grade unit on electricity and magnetism, with 12 lessons and several …

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All About Cells

Science-Class.net: Many free science resources for elementary and middle-school grades. The section on cells features activities and labs, slideshows, games and quizzes, and links to interactives and other resources.  Biology Corner: Another site with many lesson plans, worksheets and activities focusing on anatomy, biology and physics. The section on cells features lab activities, study guides, …

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