Earth & Space Science Interactives!

June 14th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »
Hi!  It’s Tuesday, June 14, 2011 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!
Recommended Website:
Windows To The Universe
Age Range: 9 and up (Approximately, with parental guidance. Younger children may enjoy aspects of this site.)
The National Earth Science Teachers Association sponsors this website that offers comprehensive, multi-media information to encourage learning Earth and Space science as well as a range of other related sciences for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students.
When you get to the website you’ll see a sliding panel featuring several of the science presentations in the archives. You can click on any one to jump right in, or take some time to explore the menu and see what’s available including:
  • Sun — Explore the closest star to Earth including sunspots, solar flares, and coronal mass ejections.
  • Solar System — Discover planets, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, the heliosphere, and interstellar space.
  • Space — Study stars, galaxies, and other mysterious objects in our Universe.
  • Sciences — Learn how Earth and Space sciences are interconnected with geology, physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • Culture — Browse a collection of myths, folk tales, and stories about the Earth and sky. Check out artwork, poetry, books, and movies that portray the natural world.
  • People — Access biographies of scientists who made science history!
  • Games — Enjoy scientifically themed crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and concentration. Play interactives about the carbon cycle, planets, space, and more! Enjoy coloring pages and paper activities.
  • Space Weather — Learn about radiation, fluctuating magnetic fields, solar wind and the complex ways they interact with Earth’s magnetic field, including disruption of cell phone communication.
  • Multimedia — Get links to all sorts of pictures, animations, videos, podcasts, and interactive multimedia that are on the “Windows to the Universe” website.
  • Postcards — Read collections of virtual postcards from scientists doing field research around the world with sharks, penguins, ice, rocks, the atmosphere, and the ocean.
  • Citizen Science — Find out about science projects where the public can get involved in scientific research and data collection.
You’ll also find news, research information, and tips for teachers.
Note: This ad-supported site is free, however, you can purchase a membership to access the site ad-free, along with some other interactive features.

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