Funky fossils. Sick salmon. Shy squid. The world of science can be full of strange discoveries. read more
Scientific Discoveries Science Surprises
Scientific Discoveries Discoveries in Science
Giant germs, planetary pals, how well do you know your science news? Take our quiz. read more
General Science Science Quiz
Do you consider yourself a science whiz? We challenge you to discover your Sci-Q! read more
- Research materials
- Drawing supplies
Is your child eager to demonstrate his or her scientific knowledge? Why not organize an at-home science fair and invite everyone in the family to participate?
Scientific Discoveries Flashback to 90s Science
See how much you know about the latest Everest discovery, a lost space capsule, and a formerly extinct animal. read more
Scientific Discoveries Science on the Edge Quiz
Science snoops have found bug genes and fossil giants. How science-savvy are you? Take our quiz. read more
Science and Health in Kindergarten
Young children are naturally curious and inquisitive, always delighted to explore the world around them. The main role of the science curriculum in kindergarten is to support and encourage this curiosity.
Living things: Children explore the nature of plants and animals -- their growth patterns, their uses, and the care they require. Children learn to describe and care for plants and animals, recording their findings in science journals through pictures, dictation, or kindergarten-style writing.
Elementary Science for Homeschoolers
Scientific Discoveries Science Discoveries II Quiz
How much do you know about recent science discoveries? read more
Scientific Discoveries Science Surprises II Quiz
See what you know about some of the surprising discoveries scientists have been making. read more
Scientific Discoveries Science Surprises III Quiz
See what you know about some of the surprising discoveries scientists have been making lately. read more
Preparing for College Don't Shortchange Math and Science
It's important to take all required math and science courses, even though they may not be required for your field of interest. read more
Scientific Talents Is Your Child a Science Star?
Want to find out if your child has a knack for science? Take this quiz! Then explore some ways you can nurture her scientific talents. read more
Sixth Grade Science and Health
Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade four and after. This happens, in part, because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Positive attitudes about science -- from teachers and parents as well as students -- are vital.
Fifth Grade Science and Health
The goal of science study
Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade 4 and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important.
In this article, you will find:
What's so great about science fairs?
All About Science FairsIt's a curious thing: even though American scientists are valued and respected in American society, fewer and fewer American students are pursuing the sciences beyond minimum graduation requirements. What can we do to reverse this trend? How can science transcend the classroom and transport kids to new dimensions of discovery and invention? For starters, consider the science fair.
Fourth Grade Science and Health
The Goal of Science Study
Children's interest in science often seems to decline in grade four and after. I suspect that this happens because science study is too often textbook-driven, passive, formal, and narrow in its scope. But the major goal of science study in these grades should be to keep children interested in science and cause them to believe that they can be successful science students. Not an easy task -- but one that is critically important.
Third Grade Science and Health
What your child should learn in Science
The natural world is the basis of most science study in the third grade, just as it was in the earlier years. The teacher's primary goal is to foster the children's sense of curiosity about the world and their skills of inquiry. Teachers will make frequent use of questions that stimulate the critical thinking of the children: Why is that? How does that happen? What if...?
Science for Students: Newton's Law of CoolingDelve a little deeper into the science of temperature changes! This investigation will provide data that will allow you to examine Newton"s Law of Cooling.
For this investigation, you will need:
- One small container
- An insulator such as cotton, wool, cardboard, or newspaper
- Two thermometers
- Hot water
Now it's time to set up your investigation:
Kindergarten Social Studies Science and Social Studies in a K/1 Classroom
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Math and Science Do Matter for Girls
Throughout the past decades, society has expected boys to excel in the "harder" classes (science and math) and girls in the "easier" ones (language and social studies). The fact is all areas of study can be hard or easy, depending on the individual child and her attitude. Another fact is that when it comes to the job market, college graduates with a math or science background can usually find better-paying jobs in more abundance.
Advice from a Science-Fair Judge
John Douglass,* a neurobiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, has judged both grade-school and high-school science fairs, local and international. Here are his pointers for parents: