Hi! It’s Tuesday, February 7, 2012 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Science News for Kids
Age Range: 9-14 (with parental supervision; young children may enjoy aspects of this site)
The Society for Science & The Public in Washington, D.C., sponsors this free, ad-free, award-winning online publication for kids. It offers current and interesting science news stories accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities and resources for further learning.
When you get to the site, you’ll see some featured science news stories. Use the horizontal menu at the top of the screen to explore:
*Atoms & Forces – Read an assortment of fascinating articles that teach about chemistry, physics, and light and radiation. Topics cover: Self-cleaning clothes, why DEET confuses
mosquitoes, the speed of neutrinos, and much more!
*Earth & Sky – Learn about the Earth, environment, pollution, space, and weather. Discover a “ghost lake,” find out how scientists are mapping dark matter, and learn about the link between air pollution and rainfall.
*Humans & Health – Find out how genes help to explain the loss of ancient civilizations, learn about brain behavior and how babies “read” lips, and discover why fats encourage overeating.
*Life – Discover urban agriculture, learn about the amazing things animals do, explore dinosaurs and fossils, enter the weird world of microbes, fungi and algae, and find out how plants “talk”.
*Tech & Math – Be amazed at the science game-changers in computers and electronics, find out how many times to shuffle a deck to improve the odds of winning “Old Maid,” discover how
lasers can identify the country where a gemstone was mined, and see the cars of the future.
Don’t’ miss the mini vertical menu on the top right side of the home page. Click on “Educators,” “Parents,” or “Kids” to find many more helpful resources and activities.