Amazing Science Experiments, Live Cams, and More! (CSAW)

August 21st, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:

TryScience.org

Age Range: All (Grade Range: K-12, although the site looks like it
was designed with elementary/middle school in mind.)

TryScience.org provides online and offline science activities that
the whole family will enjoy! Over 400 science centers worldwide have
pooled their resources and invite you to investigate, discover, and
try science yourself. They’re hopeful that you will enjoy these
science activities so much, that you will want to visit a science
center near you.

When you get to the site you will see two illustrated menus. The one
on the left offers:

  • Experiments – There are over 40 science experiments archived
    covering earth science, biological sciences, mathematics, physical
    sciences, space science, technology and engineering, chemistry,
    social sciences, medicine and health, and more. Project titles
    include Amazing Robots, DNA Detective, Mummy Magic, Musical Coat
    Hangars, Seafood Surgery and more.
  • Field Trips – This is a goldmine. You can take virtual field trips
    to 11 different science centers and museums worldwide and explore
    their virtual exhibits that include all kinds of interactive
    displays. What fun!
  • Adventures – This section offers a couple of interactive online
    games that explore engineering and the science of sports.

The menu on the right includes:

  • Now In Focus – Join “Citizens for Planet Earth” or just explore this
    section featuring “Journey To Planet Earth” that includes ideas for
    field adventures the whole family can participate in to instill
    environmental awareness and global stewardship.
  • Live Cams: What a treat for everyone in the family! See live views
    from webcams at science and technology centers worldwide including:
    The Taronga Zoo, The Hudson River, Penguins at the Montreal Biodome,
    Ant Cam at the Museum at Bristol, and the Butterfly Cam at North
    Carolina Museum of Life and Science.
  • Curious About – Explore a variety of interesting topics through
    short polls, quizzes and activities, plus related news links.

Want more? Click on “Parents” on the menu bar at the top of the
screen for info and tips on learning about science. You can click on
the “Family Guide to Science” and download listings for science
centers and museums, nature centers and botanical gardens, zoos,
aquariums, local parks, and science organizations and schools in your
area. You can also order a hard copy of the guide for free. There is
also a “Teachers” section with info on integrating a science
curriculum in the classroom.

TryScience.org gets a ClickSchooling Award for Excellence. Bookmark
it, as there is no way to see it all in one visit. :)

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