Posts tagged "science"

8 awesome science websites for kids, budding scientists or not

The Smithsonian Institution's <a href=" http://ocean.si.edu/">Ocean Portal</a> has the tagline Find Your Blue. It's a beautiful site tat is lovely to look at, but also packed full of information on topics including ecosystems, the history of the sea including information on what ancient oceans were like, and conservation success stories.
Science is awesome, and the internet can be awesome. Put them together, and you have some wonderful resources for tweens who are budding scientists. Even if your tween is not asking for a lab coat, these science websites are fun and engaging and may just get them excited about science. Most of these sites also... Read more »

Celebrating Women's History Month with biographies of female scientists

Celebrating Women's History Month with biographies of female scientists
Happy March, and happy Women’s History Month! This year’s women’s history month theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” Yea STEM! That theme makes me want to kick off the month reading some great biographies of women in math and science with my tween daughter. After having... Read more »

MSI's Summer Brain Games fight brain drain

MSI's Summer Brain Games fight brain drain
With only six weeks remaining until school begins again for my tween, we’ve been fighting the summer brain drain and the summer slide.  Both terms describe how students lose skills and knowledge during extended time away from the classroom.  My tween has been doing reading activities and math worksheets, but I’m sad to say that... Read more »
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