Gr. 5-8. Hakim opens the new Story of Science series with
a book guaranteed to kick the history of science up a notch.
Dividing the text into manageable sections with zingy titles
("Why Mars Is a Little Loopy"), she livens the writing
with questions, asides, and changes of tense; recaps, restates,
and refers back to important points; strews color illustrations
with substantial captions thickly throughout; and sprinkles it
all with fresh insights. Best of all, she respects the ability
of young readers to absorb difficult ideas--whether that's early
developments in physics, or the discovery and refinement of mathematics
Science Experiment Report For Kids
A guide to planning my experiment, thinking about what I'll learn from it, reporting what I observed and what I learned from doing the experiment.
Written by a preschool teacher who specializes in early childhood science, these easy-to-do ideas are fun ways for you and your kids to learn simple science concepts. Each activity extends the science ideas of each PEEP and the Big Wide World story.
This site is an ever growing warehouse of the kinds of projects
some of the more demented of us tried as young people, collecting
in one place many of the classic, simple science projects that
have become part of the collective lore of amateur science.
Dancing Raisin's Science Project
Kid bored out of his gourd? Add a little snap, crackle, pop to his dull afternoon with water, baking soda, white vinegar and raisins in this kitchen chemistry experiment.
Join in with real kids doing their own science investigations
of their favorite activities. A PBS series with programs and
experiments outlined here.
Daphne The Science Guinea Pig
If you have a Science question you can Ask Daphne! Daphne is known for her creativity and resources! If she can't find an answer she'll tell you that, but when she does, she'll supply the resource, (if possible) as well.
The articles and podcasts are by scientists and cover interesting and varied topics. In general the articles are suited for around 8 and up and the podcasts for 12 and up.
Cool cartoons that will have you experimenting with food, light,
sound, clothes, and a whole lot more! Hundreds of cartoon
experiments from cartoonist, broadcaster and engineer Tim Hunkin.
From the Natural History Museum in England, lead you through
the actual steps naturalists use to classify and identify objects
found in nature.
Mentos Geyser - Diet Coke Eruption
The simple experiment that became an Internet sensation. Mentos + Pop = Fun. Words cannot begin to describe the awesome eruption that is created from adding Mentos candies to a 2-liter bottle of soda. The eruption is enormous... and so is the learning if you consider the chemistry. More science experiments from Steve Spangler's favorite Science Experiments.
Mad Scientist Lab
Science experiments for children of all ages. Kick off your shoes.
Pull up a chair. Make yourself comfortable Oh yeah, did we mention
that protective goggles are required.
Robert Krampf, The Happy Scientist
Robert Krampf offers to email you a wide variety of experiments that are unusual, safe, dramatic, cheap, and fun. His new site here provides ways to follow him on Twitter and "friend" him on Facebook.
Santa Barbara Science
We went to Brian Rich's seminar on homeschooling science at the
Home=Ed Conference. Advice and experiments.
Supercharged Science Homeschool Science Activity Manual & Video Guide
This is a collection of easy - but really cool - science experiments, AND includes step-by-step videos that show you exactly how to do them. Plus learn the 3 keys to teaching homeschool science the easy way. Do activities like making plasma in your microwave, building an electrostatic motor, creating speakers that can play music from your ipod and more. Also, learn how as a parent you can teach science more effectively AND more easily too.
Double Helix Science
Club members do heaps of their own cool experiments, get the
chance to work with some of Australia's leading scientists doing
Schlumberger Science Lab
Scientists and engineers share their expertise with learners
from around the world. It is a place dedicated to science educationa
source of knowledge for teachers and students. Global in scope,
and in many languages.
Society for Amateur Scientists
A resource for young and old alike who do science on their own.
If you enjoy the art of science, this organization is also for
Ages 9-12. It is remarkable, and very gratifying to see nanotechnology
and immunology linked, to find logic and word puzzles essential
to advancement of the plot, and to find biology, chemistry, physics,
and anthropology as features of every conversation."
~American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Science
Books & Films"
The Homeschooler's Guide to Science Fairs
Practical information for event planners, home education parents & students
by Dr. Marie-Claire Moreau Ed.D.
Essential guide to developing a science fair project from beginning to end. From topic selection to building an award-winning display, it's all in here.
Your kitchen will be transformed into a laboratory worthy of a mad scientist as you make startling discoveries
about how cabbage can detect acid, how bacteria makes yogurt, and how decomposed sugar turns to caramel.
The Science Teacher's Book of Lists
by Frances Bartlett Barhydt, Paul W. Morgan
Covers all major areas of the curriculum, including plant science, animal science, health and nutrition, chemistry, physics, earth
science, meteorology, air and space science, scientists and their contributions, measurements and number systems, science education resources, and more.
The Book of Totally Irresponsible Science
64 Daring Experiments for Young Scientists
by Sean Connolly
Introducing 64 valuable science experiments that snap, crackle, pop, ooze, crash, boom, and stink!