Science Resources: Guidance for Students and Teachers
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Has it been a while since that chemistry class you took in high school? Looking for a site that will get your kids interested in science? These sites provide an introduction to science from a variety of disciplines, and help make learning science fun and easy for people of all ages.
- Many children's science sites require the installation of media players. Before you let your child use one of them, review the sites and download the software in advance so that your child can enjoy the multimedia experience.
- Most of the sites on science for kids also have sections for parents and teachers; take a look at them if you're allowed a turn at the computer.
Struggling with science homework? The Internet is full of information and advice that you can't find in your textbook. Online resources on science for kids can help you grasp important scientific concepts and move to the head of the class.
- Many colleges and high schools give students access to online databases that are only available to the general public through paid subscription. Visit your school library's Web site or ask your librarian for access to some of the useful databases not listed here.
Students aren't the only ones who'll find helpful science resources on the Web. Teachers can find science lesson plans and science fair projects online. Teaching science has never been easier with help from the Web.
- Input from fellow teachers is extremely important for determining what concepts work well and which ones can be improved upon. Many of these sites include content and feedback posted by other science teachers.
The world of modern science is fast moving, boundary pushing and sometimes just downright bizarre. These science news sites will help you keep up with the latest scientific discoveries and learn what could be in store for the future.
- Take note of whether a science journal is "peer-reviewed." Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated by experts in their fields to ensure credibility and accuracy. Articles in these journals are intended for readers who are very knowledgeable in the field of science, whereas articles in non-peer-reviewed journals are intended for the general public.
- Most of these sites, even if much of the content is accessible only to paying subscribers or members, offer a free e-newsletter so you can have the latest headlines delivered to your inbox.