Science Links
Check out these cool science web sites!

Atomic

How do you stay in your seat when the roller coaster is upside down and going 70 MPH?  Find out how the designers of roller coasters use the laws of physics to design mind-boggling, screaming, seemingly death-defying roller coasters!

 

Explore the world of Bill Nye, the science guy!  See home demos, solve the question of the week, and look at episode guides.
 

Color Matters   

Color DOES matter!  This is where you can actually see how animals see colors, answer the age-old question of 'Why are school busses yellow?'; look inside the human eye, and understand how color influences what we wear.

 

 Cool Science for Curious Kids

This amazing website from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has an array of subjects students may be interested in like the webcasts on 'Mapping Memory in the Human Brain' and 'The Immume System'to having some of the nation's leading scientists answer the question 'What does it take to be a scientist (It's not all about brains!)' to Curious Kids, where kids ask 'Would you eat roots and stems?' and why butterflies don't look like caterpillars, but they are related.

 

Brain Pop

Another great site from Brain Pop.  This science site has movies, and you can learn about the Earth, our Solar System, our Environment, Chemistry, Energy, Ecology, and Weather.

 

Dr Bob's Interesting Science Stuff

An interactive web site where you can explore, learn and ask questions about all different kinds of science.  Don't forget to check Insect Chemical Warfare and the Mysterious Sliding Boulders!

  

Xtreme Science

Xtreme Science is the place online to find the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of extremes and learn about the science behind what makes each the most extreme example of its kind. Here you'll find world records in natural science, including earth science and the plant and animal kingdom. Not only will you find out who holds the records, but also key science concepts used to explain the story behind the record. You'll also find the most complete collection of science and technology information and resources available on the Internet, including resources for students working on science fair projects and teachers needing content for science lessons..

 

Funology

In the Weird Science section of this great website, you'll find all kinds of fun science things to read about and do!  Try the 'Tornado in a Bowl'; the 'Indoor Rainbow'; 'Color a Flower'; 'Greenhouse in a Bottle' and the amazing 'Water Drinking Candle!' 

 
Read about the things you do everyday and how they were invented.  How about a car?  Electricity?  The telephone? Computers?  Read about these 20th century inventions and learn how engineering has helped to shape the world.
 
From the worlds of science, home, animals, autos, communications, and everything else - How Stuff Works explains it all!
 
Games, Videos, and so much more, based on the research done by CalTech into the cosmos.  Don't forget to visit the Infrared Zoo!
 
Fun cartoon characters introduce kids to the three 'R's'  - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and help you think of ways you can help our planet!
 
From the 'Land Down Under', Questacon makes science fun!  Go and explore the illusions, activities, puzzles and the amazing star lab!
 
The Science Explorer The Science Explorer has lots of great at-home projects!  Use gumdrops and toothpicks to make structures and use a bottle to create a tornado!  There is even more to do with sections like 'It's all done with Mirrors'; 'Dramatic Static'; 'Hear, Hear!'; 'Taking Things Apart'; and 'Sink or Swim.'
 
Time Magazine for kids brings you this great website.  Sections are segmented by grade level.  Read interviews with your favorite authors, and explore different parts of the world!  You could even be a kid reporter!
 
Science Monster wants to unleash the science beast in you!  Explore the solar system, take a tour of Mars, monitor the earth (Where is it daytime?  Where is it Night?), and have fun learning about gravity and inertia! 
 
 
Updated September 2011 
 
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