KidsKonnect Explores a variety of subjects and provides links to reputable sites
Money Sense — Teach Your kids About Money
Google the World. Google Earth topics (and lesson plans) include exploring time zones, personal heritage, and even global economics. http://gelessons.com/lessons/
Free Map Tools Find out how far it is between places, zip codes, time zones, etc.
Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives … Provides K – 3 educators with 31 lessons to teach fundamental nutrition and physical activity concepts
Nourish Interactive – Free English/Spanish Web site provides educators tools to teach the key elements of nutrition to students and parents.
Check out the World Book Connections page for activities, information and ideas for Christmas http://www.worldbookonline.com/training/HTML_newsletter_graphics/store_newsletters/connection_12-15-12.htm
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Bill Nye the Science Guy. Peruse demos of the cool science experiments used on the show and find lesson plans.
Explain that Stuff Explain that Stuff is an online book written by British science writer Chris Woodford, with around 450 easy-to-understand articles (plus around 2000 photos and 550 illustrations), covering how things work, cutting-edge science, cool gadgets, and computers. We take the “pain” from explain and the “tough” out of stuff! There’s more information on this website than in your average expensive science book—and it’s all completely free to use!
KidsKonnect For articles about atoms
Space Weather News and information about the Sun-Earth environment
Space the Next Frontier Articles and photos of space and about the future of space travel and exploration. (has a short quiz)
NASA — Space information
I Was Wondering A lively, interactive site designed for girls, from the National Academy of Sciences.
Cornerstones of Science Connecting Children, Teens and Adults to Science
Winter Activities. Coloring pages, tracing pages, riddles, etc. http://www.dltk-holidays.com/winter/index.html
OneGeology Kids. Offers a nice overview of glaciers (and other geology terms and features) http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/earthprocesses/glaciers.html
SnowCrystals.com. Visit the gorgeous phot gallery, learn about the physics of snow, and more. http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/
Snowman probability Game. Young students dress and decorate a snowman while learning about mathematical probability http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/smanprob.pdf
SnowSchool Teacher’s Page. Suggests activities that teach about the science of snow http://www.snowschool.org/snow/teachers/science.htm
Weather WizKids. An excellent introduction to winter weather phenomena with a glossary, safety tips, and activities http://www.weatherwizkids.com/weather-winter-storms.htm