Interactive Science Experiments and Live Cams

September 8th, 2009 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Try Science

Age Range: 5-18 (Designed for grades K-12. Young children and non-readers will need adult assistance and guidance.)

ClickScholar Deanna Germany wrote, “I am crazy about this website sponsored by the New York Hall of Science. It includes experiments, field trips and live cams. It has a great 3D online game called Power Up.”

I agree with Deanna. This terrific website provides science activities for families worldwide. If offers a search engine that helps you find local science museums, nature centers and botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, and more. Best of all, when you get to the site you can explore the three main features that include:

  • Experiments — Enjoy fun and engaging online and offline science activities in Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Space Sciences, Technology & Engineering, Chemistry, Social Sciences, Medicine and Health — and more!
  • Field Trips — Use the search engine to find science-themed field trip destinations near you. Or, take a virtual field trip to a science center by clicking on “Live Cams”. You’ll enjoy an interactive tour of exhibits at five different science museums.
  • Adventures — If your kids enjoy video games, they’ll love this feature that allows them to become virtual Star Trek cadets and explore engineering at the Starfleet Academy. They can also virtually compete in the TryScience Extreme Challenge that includes seven courses in four sports — mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing and snowboarding. Apply the science behind the sport to beat the challenge time and earn each course medal.

Be sure to click on “The Teacher Page” to get tips for using the site with students and to access “PowerUp” an environmental 3-D Game that “allows students to experience the excitement and the diversity of modern engineering while saving the earth from disaster.”

These fun hands-on science activities are based on national science and mathematics education standards to promote science literacy through four key ideas:

  1. Science education is for every child
  2. Science is around you in your life every day
  3. Parents and families can make a huge difference helping their children with science education
  4. Science is a lot of fun!

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