Children are born true scientists. They spontaneously experiment and experience and re-experience again. They select, combine, and test, seeking to find order in their experiences – “which is the mostest? which is the leastest?” They smell, taste, bite, and touch-test for hardness, softness, springiness, roughness, smoothness, coldness, warmness: they heft, shake, punch, squeeze, push, crush, rub, and try to pull things apart. -Buckminster Fuller

Applied Sciences

Architecture

bulletMOMA – Tall Buildings: http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2004/tallbuildings/main.html

Mathematics

bulletBBC Math: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

Programming

bulletKhan Academy: http://www.khanacademy.org/hour-of-code/hour-of-code-tutorial/v/welcome-hour-of-code

Veterinary Medicine

bulletSmithsonian National Zoological Park – Vet Stories: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Audiences/Kids/VetStories/

Astronomy

Outer Space

bulletNASA for Kids: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html

Biology

Botany – Plants and Growing

bulletMy First Garden: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/firstgarden/index.cfm

bulletThe Great Plant Escape: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/gpe.html

bulletA Kid’s Guide to Parts of a Flower: http://www.avasflowers.net/kids-guide-to-the-parts-of-a-flower

Conservation Science and Endangered Species

bulletKids Planet Endangered Species Fact Sheet: http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html

bullet*Oregon Zoo – Species Recovery and Conservation: http://www.oregonzoo.org/conserve/species-recovery-and-conservation

Ecology – Environmental Education

bullet*Portland Parks and Recreation – Environmental Education: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/38295

Entomology – Insects

bulletLet’s Talk About Insects (English and Spanish): http://urbanext.illinois.edu/insects/

Ornithology – Birds

bulletAudubon At Home: http://athome.audubon.org/

bulletCornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/search

bullet*Portland’s Migratory Birds: http://www.portlandonline.com/portlandmigratorybirds/index.cfm?c=32956&

Paleontology – Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

bulletPrehistoric Life: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/prehistoric

Zoology – Animals

bulletThe Cornell Lab Elephant Listening Project: http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp/elephant/

bulletNational Geographic for Kids – Animals and Pets: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/

bulletNational Wildlife Federation: http://www.nwf.org/wildlife.aspx

bulletNatureworks: http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/nw4.htm

bulletNatureworks full episodes: http://video.nhptv.org/program/natureworks/

bulletSmithsonian National Zoological Park – A to Z Animals: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/AnimalIndex/

bulletUnique Australian Animals: http://australian-animals.net/

Chemistry

bulletChemistry For Kids: http://www.chem4kids.com/map.html

bulletThe Periodic Table of Elements: http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/

Earth Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences – Weather

bulletEarth Wind Map: http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/1000hPa/orthographic=-88.17,12.57,336

bulletWeb Weather for Kids: http://eo.ucar.edu/webweather/

bulletWind Map: http://hint.fm/wind/

bulletA Student’s Guide to Global Climate Change: http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html

Geology and Volcanology

bulletDiscovery Kids: http://kids.discovery.com/games/build-play/volcano-explorer

bulletOne Geology Kids: http://www.onegeology.org/extra/kids/what_is.html

bulletThe Smithsonian – The Dynamic Earth: http://www.mnh.si.edu/earth/main_frames.html

Oceanography and Limnology – Oceans and Rivers

bulletJean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society: http://www.oceanfutures.org/learning/kids-cove/creature-feature

bulletOceana – Marine Animal Encyclopedia: http://oceana.org/en/explore/marine-wildlife

bulletThe All Star River Explorers: http://urbanext.illinois.edu/rivers/index2.html

Physics

Electricity and Energy

bulletEnergy Kids: http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=1

bulletWatchKnowLearn.org: http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Video.aspx?VideoID=193

Experiments to try at home

Steve Spangler/Sick Science videos

bulletChanging Milk Science: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T3C-0-Djas

bulletDry Ice Bubble: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM9mi-5t_Ug

bulletMoss Graffiti: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBsIljmgm7o

bulletRed Cabbage Chemistry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYYowXOEZZE

More

bullethttp://www.youtube.com/user/SteveSpanglerScience/videos?view=0

bulletHow to Make a Solar Pizza Box Oven: http://thephysicscafe.com/resources/how-to-make-a-solar-oven/

Famous Scientists

bulletScience Kids: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/scientists.html

General Science

bulletBBC Science: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/

bulletDragonfly TV: http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/show/index.html

bulletThe Khan Academy: Math, Science and much more (advanced): https://www.khanacademy.org/#library-section

bulletBudding Scientist: Everything you wanted to know about raising science-literate kids: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/budding-scientist/

bulletScience Kids: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts.html

bulletBiology4Kids: http://www.biology4kids.com/index.html

Videos

bulletScience Friday: http://www.sciencefriday.com/video/#page/full-width-list/1

bulletScience Literacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFLYe_YAQYQ

More Science Websites For Kids

bullethttp://onlinenursepractitionerschools.com/100-best-science-sites-for-kids/

bullethttp://stemoregon.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/STEM_WeekToolkit-with-Logo-and-Links.pdf

*Local and State Ecology

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