Kitchen Science is a collection of activities that people can do at home, with everyday ingredients available from the supermarket or chemist. We want to show that science does not have to be done in a laboratory, by people in white coats. Instead, science is involved in all aspects of people’s lives.
There are some basic chemistry projects that are perfect for kids and Anne Marie Helmenstine has a great list of favourites from lava-filled volcanoes to liquid nitrogen ice cream to slime. Make sure to read the directions first, as some activities will require special ingredients and/or the help of an adult.
No list of science sites for children would be complete without a link to Bill Nye, the Science Guy. His website helps reinforce the lessons learned on his television show with experiments, explanations and a dose of humour as well.
How Stuff Works covers all sorts of interesting topics, but the science section includes space, earth science, life science and even paranormal science. Explore tornadoes, hair coloring, UFOs, radar and lunar landings. The site is geared more towards older audiences—the explanations may be too complex for younger kids—but it is a great resource for families.
This website educates students on science-related topics in the news. News items—such as the decline of the population of honeybees and how forensic science is used to solve crimes—are explained with kids in mind.
The site features lots of really cool experiments in biology, chemistry, maths, and engineering.
Monthly Science updates help to keep you informed of the current science activity taking place in the world.
The Topical Science Update for June. This month features an important, but topical, bit of scientific history, one of natures most amazing lifecycles and of course The Great Science Share for Schools 2020, which this year is partnering up with the Global Science Show to bring us an incredibly week of science from 16th - 19th June 2020.
May's primary science Update features Starlink, Trimeresurus salazar and the COVID19 update again. It also highlights a brilliant new resource from the Primary Science Teaching Trust called Science at Work - it's a brilliant weekly resource perfect for sharing with families learning at home.
A special article from Dr Helen Mason who is an inspirational Solar Scientist from Cambridge University. She also does a huge amount of fantastic outreach work through her Sun|trek project http://www.suntrek.org/
February's Topical Science Updates features the global Coronavirus outbreak - a topic my pupils have been asking about a lot recently. There is also an article about the new images of the sun's surface and the imminent launch of the amazing Solar Orbiter which will tell us so much more about the star that we all rely on so much.
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