Introduction to Science

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Science Resources: Guidance for Students and Teachers

Science extends beyond classrooms and laboratories; it surrounds us always. The Internet has a vast number of science resources covering the basics of science, scientific concepts and the latest advances in our knowledge of the world.

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Introduction to Science

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.

Insights for an Introduction to Science

  • 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.

Top Sites for an Introduction to Science


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Science for Kids

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.

Insights for Science for Kids

  • 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.

Top Sites for Science for Kids

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Teaching Science

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.

Insights for Teaching Science

  • 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.

Top Sites for Teaching Science

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Science News

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.

Insights for Science News

  • 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.

Top Sites for Science News

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