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Complete list of Science & Math web sites


  • Count On
    • This site uses colorful games (Who Wants to be a Mathonaire?), interactive activities (Sudoku) and demonstrations to explore math skills ranging from problem solving to the changing shapes of geometry.
  • AAA Math
    • Find explanations of mathematical topics, practice problems, and challenging games organized by topic and grade level.
  • Math Dictionary for Kids
    • An animated, interactive dictionary for students which explains over 500 common mathematical terms using simple language and visual examples.
  • Figure This! Math Challenges for Families
    • Want to know why a man-hole cover is circular rather than square? This site created by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics provides great fun for the family that challenges you to figure out everyday math and spatial problems.
  • Fun Brain
    • Who ever thought learning math could be so much fun? Test your math skills with these fun and interesting games. Inlcudes some teacher and parenting resources.
  • The Mint
    • Learn about money: earning it,saving it, spending it, investing it, tracking it and safeguarding it. This site has information for teachers and parents as well.
  • Savings Quest
    • Go on a savings quest. Pick a character, pick a job, set up a budget, and then try to reach yoursavings goal. It’s a fun way to learn about budgeting and savings.

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  • Science News for Kids
    • A collection of the latest science news articles from around the globe.
  • Ology
    • Sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History, the Ology website is a playground for children interested in all areas of science. Some of the subjects covered include dinosaurs, marine biology, genetics, and astronomy. Games, crafts, experiments, and interviews with scientists are all part of the variety of activities included.
  • The Why Files
    • A project of the National Institute for Science Education, this site offers well-researched and clearly written investigations of current topics in science; a new story is posted every other week. The site also includes a small but worthy collection of scientific images.
  • Catch the Science Bug
    • Solve science puzzles, do your own scientific investigations, or learn more about what scientists do on the job.
  • NASA
    • The definitive site for all things related to space by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Marc’s Observatory
    • This fun, interactive, and eclectic mixture of facts about space, the Milky Way, moon phases, and even constellations with Harry Potter connections, is sure to stimulate the stargazer.
  • Animal Diversity Web
    • A collection of pictures and information about animals. Accounts of individual species include information on distributions, natural history, conservation, and economic importance, along with pictures and sounds if available. There are even short movies.
  • Earth Science Explorer
    • His name’s Explorasurus, and here is the deal: He’ll teach you of Earth when the dinos were real. We’ll travel the world, and we’ll travel through time. We’ll find out the dinosaur’s reason and rhyme. This is a virtual earth science museum.
  • Natural History Museum
    • Play games, learn about animals and dinosaurs, learn how to become a scientist, submit your art for display, and check out the nature cams at the Natural History Museum site for kids.
  • Dinosauria
    • The University of California has created this fascinating look at dinosaurs complete with timeline, tree of life systems and pronunciation guides.
  • Periodic Table of the Elements
    • Maintained by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, this site provides basic information about chemical elements and the periodic table.
  • Bill Nye - The Science Guy
    • Nye applies his entertaining approach to science to the Web, with a Demo of the Day, highlights from the day’s television episode, and a chance to e-mail your own query.
  • National Geographic Kids
    • National Geographic’s site for young readers is one of the best resources for information on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine on-line, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.
  • Discovery Kids
    • Play games, watch videos, and visit the yuckiest site on the internet on this page from the Discovery Channel.  Includes a link to Ready Set Learn for preschoolers.
    • Kids Health has accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments.
  • Exploring Nature
    • A natural science reference site for students and educators. The site includes resource databases in the areas of wildlife, biomes, adaptations, environment, trees and flowers, human anatomy, farm animals and space.
  • 4-H Virtual Farm
    • Everybody needs to know where their food comes from, so take a tour of several different farms with the 4-H.
  • My First Garden
    • This "guide to the world of fun and clever gardening" offers information and hands-on guidance about flowers, vegetables and the principles of horticulture.

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  • IPL Science Fair Project Guide
    • An easy guide to help you follow your Science Fair project through all the steps and stages, developed by the Internet Public Library.
  • Exploratorium: Science Snacks
    • Science experiments in 16 categories sponsored by the San Francisco Exploratorium: the Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception.
  • Hands-On Science Experiments by Age
    • Great ideas, lesson plans for preschoolers through high school and background on how to use your noggin' to answer science fair questions.
  • Science Buddies
    • Need help coming up with a science experiment? Visit this website to learn how to do a science experiment and to find many ideas for science experiments. All of the science experiments are rated on a scale of 1-10 according to difficulty.

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  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    • Find games, science, stories, coloring pages, songs, and riddles on this site from NIEHS.
  • EPA Environmental Kids Club
    • The Environmental Protection Agency’s Kids Club includes everything from science experiments to coloring books for all ages.
  • Kids Be Green
    • Take the “3R’s Most Extreme Challenge”, visit Vermi the Worm and get some tips on composting at this fun, interactive site sponsored by the Integrated Waste Management Board.
  • Kids’ Planet
    • Learn about endangered species on this site for kids from Defenders of Wildlife.
  • Pew Center Global Warming Kids Page
    • Learn the basics of global warming and climate change and what you can do to help.

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