Science Podcasts, News, Experiments, & More!

September 24th, 2013 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

It’s Tuesday, September 24, 2013 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

The Naked Scientists

Age Range: 10 and up (with parental supervision; younger children may enjoy aspects of this site)

The name of this website, TheNakedScientists.com, alludes to the desire of a group of media-savvy physicians and researchers (from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom) to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public. The site provides free podcasts, news, and articles about every branch of science plus easy experiments you can do in your kitchen to help you enjoy science and have fun with it.

When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured resources. Click on any one of interest to jump right in and get started. Or use the horizontal menu at the top of the page that includes:

*Articles – Access interesting and informative articles that explain the science (including biology, chemistry, math, medicine, physics, technology, etc.), behind everyday things.  Read provocative titles such as:  Can a mother’s diet affect her baby’s genes?  Can my dog give me diarrhea?  A Traveler’s Guide to Bed Bugs!

*Podcasts – Listen to radio programs about science that are designed to teach as they entertain. Topics include Astronomy, Genetics, Neuroscience, and more. You can listen on the website, or download the mp3s to your computer.

*Kitchen Science – Get instructions to conduct a variety of science experiments using common, household materials that teach about chemistry, nature, physics, substances (gasses, liquids, etc.), and more!

*News – Learn about the latest discoveries and theories in every field of science.

*Questions – Get answers to intriguing questions such as: Why does the sense of smell heighten during pregnancy? Will technology increase the social divide? How much damage can a penny dropped from a height do? What is vertigo? Will listening to Mozart make you brainier?

There is a vast amount of content archived at this website. Bookmark the stie, as you’ll want to return often to explore it all.

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