Searching on the internet for some illustrations I am working on, I bumped into what seems to be a fantastic and fairly new science website for kids: Science News for Kids.
ScienceNews has been arriving weekly in this house since the pre-history of our family life, and it provided interesting reading material for many of those seemingly endless nursing hours. Now this website has the same professional production quality and fascinating vignettes of news from the world of science. There are many categories to choose from, such as agriculture, animals, chemistry, earth, behavior, physics, weather and more.
The online subscriptions are free and easy to submit. Also, there is a teacher zone with resources for each article.
There are also some fun activities on the top bar: puzzle zone, gamezone, SciFizone, and even a Science fair (with reports on real science fair projects) and lab zones. These are fun, educational games for kids with no innapropriate content.
Click on it this week to read (and see pictures) on the recently discovered 10th planet, the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco earthquake and Saturn’s Strangely Warm Moon.
Happy Science learning!