Science is a tricky subject for children – much like Math, Science can be a dry and irrelevant subject if kids are not shown how Science applies to everyday life. However, if given the right tools and resources, Science can be extremely fun and fascinating. If you are looking for some cool science activities for kids, check out these amazing websites.
1. Project Noah
Project Noah, in its own words, is “a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.” If your child is interested in nature, Project Noah is perfect for helping them explore and learn about creatures and plants from all over the world as well as those in their own backyard. You’ll get to take your kids out to nature reserves or parks to take photos, and learn more about various lifeforms. Definitely more interesting than reading from a textbook.
2. Biodigital Human
Biodigital Human is an interactive web app for exploring the human body. Users are presented with a 3D body and learn about different body parts, all the way from muscles to bones, the digestive system to the respiratory system, and more. The Basic package, which is free, is sufficient for elementary school or primary school children.
3. The Periodic Table of Comic Books
Can’t get your child to put down those comic books in favour of Science textbooks or encyclopaedias? Created by professors at the University of Kentucky, the Periodic Table of Comic Books is a comprehensive resource of comic book pages that teach the various properties of each chemical element. Your kids will recognise superheroes like Iron Man, Magneto, Superman, and The Avengers.
4. Science Kids
Science Kids is a huge website with hundreds of fun Science projects, experiments, and games for kids. All of the resources are sorted by topic and parents will also be able to make use of the videos, lessons, and quizzes available to inspire in your child an interest in Science. If anything, the Physics section is a most excellent resource that you must check out.
5. 100,000 Stars
100,000 Stars is the latest experiment by Google Data Arts Team: an interactive visualization showing the real location of over 100,000 nearby stars, as well as our solar system. Perfect for children who are interested in astronomy and outer space. You’ll need to download the Google Chrome browser before you start.
Have any favourite websites, apps, or online tools for letting children learn and experiment with Science? Share them with our readers in the comments!