Blow-up or Burn-out: Virtual Science Field Trips

–Delana H. Stewart

I noticed that someone had searched The Education Cafe for a virtual field trip for electricity and magnetism.  Knowing that they did not get what they came for motivated me to do a little research. After searching dozens of links that led to dead ends (as in bad links) or to sites that required logins or to sites that were not kid-friendly (parent or teacher friendly either), I finally found some winners!

Here are some great, kid-friendly science sites that will not frustrate the parents or teachers. Most are highly interactive; many include video or podcast components. Check them out!

My personal favorite is: The Naked Scientists http://www.thenakedscientists.com/. They include articles, experiments, videos, and podcasts.

Kinetic City http://www.kineticcity.com/ is a colorful, interactive collection of games, activities, science experiments and challenges.

Try Science http://www.tryscience.org/home.html is available in 9 languages! It includes field trips, adventures, and experiments. It also offers special information for parents and teachers.

Energy Quest http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/index.html is colorful, interactive, informative.

The Miami Museum of Science presents The Atoms Family http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/ which offers interesting material for older elementary through high school.

Bill Nye the Science Guy videos and more. http://www.billnye.com/category/videos/

Science Homework Center http://www.factmonster.com/homework/hwscience.html

National Geographic Science page http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/

If you try out one of the above links, let The Education Cafe readers know your thoughts about it by clicking on the “Leave a Comment” button below.  Thanks!

See Also:

https://theeducationcafe.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/science-you-either-love-it-or-hate-it/

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One thought on “Blow-up or Burn-out: Virtual Science Field Trips

  1. Pingback: Science: You Either Love it or Hate it « The Education Cafe

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