Home & Classroom Science Resources
for Young Children
from Science Prof Online
Article Summary: Children are natural born scientists, full of curiosity! Exposing kids to fun science, at a young age, will help foster a life-long love of learning. Here are useful links to great science stuff for home study.
Links to Home Science Resources for Parents & Children
There are many excellent books full of easy, fun home science experiments. This one is available on Amazon for less than $10
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Doing science at home is a fun easy way to engage children in family activities that everyone can learn from. And you don't need to be a rocket scientist to teach kids about rocket science. There are many excellent resources for doing at-home and even home-made experiments.
Below are lists of useful science links and materials for children. Bookmark this page to keep it handy. Also check back. Additional links will be added as new resources are found.
Websites with FREE Kid Science Activities
Easy Science for Kids: Our site will help you as a parent, teacher or tutor to enhance your kids’ development with fun science facts, science activities, science videos, FREE downloadable science worksheets and interactive science quizzes. Kids.gov Science Page: A site by the US government where kids can learn stuff, play games and watch science videos. National Geographic Kids Science: Make science come alive with fun experiments and activities from National Geographic Kids magazine. PBS Kids Science Games: Encourage kids to explore early science concepts and reinforce skills such as measurement, categorization, and observation. PBS Zoom sci Page: Science activities from the PBS kids show Zoom. Parents, remember that show from when we were kids? It's back! Exploratorium: Website of the Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception. They also have a great book with more than 400 kid-friendly experiments. See image and link to the left. Education.com Science Activities and Experiments: Help show your child the fun side of learning; from easy science activities to more advanced science experiments. Science Bob Experiments: Why not try a fun science experiment right now? Here's list of great science experiments with instructions that you can do at home or school. Science Kids: Fun science and technology for kids in a variety of topics.
Websites that Sell Science Supplies for Kids
Home Science Tools: Science supplies and educational lab tools like microscopes, test tubes, kits, and more for grades K-12. The Glo Germ Kit with UV light, pictured to the left and purchased from Home Science Tools, was recently used to teach some very enthusiastic second graders about germs in Mrs. Srodulski's Mattawan classroom. Edmund Scientifics: Offers a variety of fun science products and kits for children. Loads of very cool, nerdy gifts! Online Science Mall: They promise all your Science Materials, Science Supplies, Science Supply and Kids Science on one website. Ward's Science: Supplier of curriculum materials for life science, earth science, and chemistry education. Order online or request a catalog.
How to Set Up an Inexpensive Home Science Laboratory
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If you begin to make science a regular part of your family's shared experiences, it may be fun and worthwhile to set up a small laboratory space in your home.
A metal sheet make a great lab bench surface because it can be easily cleaned and disinfected. Sheets, such as the one pictured to the right, are available at home supply stores, typically for about $25.
Good lighting is also essential. In this lab round LED lights were added on the ceiling and under the book shelf, and a goose-neck lamp allows for spotlighting.
Cupboards below, outfitted with plastic drawers and bin, keep science supplies clean and organized.
SPO SCIENCE PROJECT
We raised tadpoles and documented their metamorphosis into adult frogs! Click here to take a look!
HOME SCIENCE PROJECT
We are keeping Dugesia! These cute, cross-eyed "immortal worms" have an almost limitless ability to regenerate. Even a small piece of one can grow onto a new worm!
to meet our flatworms!
Young children are natural born scientists, full of curiosity! Join the at-home experiments and explorations of a scientist mom & her kids.
Our Fav New Kid Science App!
Free, fun and addictive, this slyly educational app teaches kids about microbes. The game takes place in a Petri dish where Phoebe the Amoeba encounters many types of protists who help her earn points.
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