Web Sites

 GENERAL

KidsKonnect  Explores a variety of subjects and provides links to reputable sites

Guinness World Records 

25 Manners Kids Should Know

Money Sense — Teach Your kids About Money

Raising Responsible Kids

GEOGRAPHY

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.

 

HEALTH

KidsHealth

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.

 

HOLIDAYS

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

 

[TIPS FOR] LEARNING

How We Learn Quiz

 

SCIENCE

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!

Science News for Kids

KidsKonnect   For articles about atoms

Space Weather  News and information about the Sun-Earth environment

Climate Change Information

Global Chemistry Eexperiment – Water: A Chemical Solution

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

the Transit of Venus — webcast from June 2012. Also check out www.astronomerwithoutborders.org

4,000 Years of Women in Science

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

Periodic Table of Elements

 

 WINTER

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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