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Activities - Sid the Science Kid - The "Sid the Science Kid" Web site is designed to further develop children's natural wonder and build a strong foundation for early science exploration.  Complementary online and offline activities motivate children to practice and internalize scientific methodology: "Observe! Compare! Contrast! Describe!"   The site is crafted to support a collaborative learning experience between child and adult and offers features that help adult mentors to support and participate in the child's learning process.

Activities - Build Your Wild Self is from NY Zoos and Aquariums.  Children can build their wild self using parts of all kinds of animals.  Then they can visit the virtual museums. 

Activities - LEGO Education is a site where students can participate in an annual Lego Smart creativity content for school students.

Activities - Who Pooped Kids look at animal scat and try to work out who left it behind. It's great to get kids observing and thinking about what they see around them outside, and this site might nudge them in that direction. The title is also bound to nudge them into giggles.

Curriculum/Biographies - The Web site iWASwondering.org is a project of the National Academy of Sciences intended to showcase the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and to highlight for young people the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists.

Resources - Kids.gov is a site hosted by the Federal Government with resources for grades K through 8 in art, technology, money, careers, math, health, social studies, science, language arts and more. 

Simulations - Virtual Dinosaur Dig is from the Smithsonian Museum and gives students a chance to learn about paleobiology.

Videos -
100 Best Science Videos on YouTube - By now, YouTube’s value in the classroom should be rather self-evident. No matter the subject or grade level, the website offers up excellent videos to supplement lessons and provide windows into different facts and concepts. Science teachers especially have plenty to love and appreciate with this valuable resource. Everything from microbiology to astrophysics makes an appearance through a channel operated by a museum, university, educator, professional or interested individual. Because so many of the sciences require visual aids to really open up and explain their very cores and valuable applications.
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