Hi! It’s Tuesday, February 8, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)
This website is part of the 4Kids series of sites (some of which have been featured on ClickSchooling previously). This one, Biology4Kids is an ad-supported site that offers engaging information, activities and resources for learning Biology.
When you get to the site, directly below the headline, you’ll find a menu of the general categories that will take you to active learning pages and quizzes that include:
*Studies – Discover the Scientific Method, Logic & Reasoning, Animal Kingdoms, Taxonomy, Species and more.
*Cell Structure & Function – Learn about Membrane Proteins, Cell Walls, Chromosomes, Mitochondria, Vacuoles and find out the meaning of Passive Transport, Active Transport, Pinocytosis, Mitosis and Meiosis.
*Plants – Explore the anatomy of a plant and learn about Photosynthesis, Reproduction, Mosses & Liverworts, Ferns & Horsetails, and more.
*Activities – Take quizzes to see what you’ve learned, and watch informative slide shows and videos.
*More Topics – This section contains a menu of everything available on the site as described above, plus information about:
- Microorganisms – Check out microscopic images of Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi, Lichen, Microbes and more.
- Invertebrates – Get an overview of spineless critters such as Sponges, Starfish, Jellyfish, Round Worms, Insects, Spiders, Scorpions and more.
- Vertebrates – Learn about Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals.
- Animal Systems – Explore the Skeletal, Muscular, Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Reproduction, and Nervous systems.
In each section of this website you’ll find information, illustrations, and diagrams along with quizzes, slideshows and videos to enhance learning.
If it’s all a little confusing, simply follow the “On Site Tour” by clicking on the button near the bottom of each page. It will take you through all of the material on the site in a prescribed order.
While most of the links on this site work, I did run across a few that didn’t work. However, by clicking around a bit I could find my way to the page that the link referenced.
IMPORTANT: It is very easy to mistakenly click on random Google Ads that are sprinkled throughout the text/pages on the site and wind up off site. It happened to me a couple of times. Therefore, AS ALWAYS, parents must preview and supervise use of the site at all times.
Diane Flynn Keith