This site offers wonderful, free games that can be used by kids, teachers and parents to increase literacy in science in a fun, interactive and educational way. NanoSpace has more than 25 games and activities in an amusement park setting that keeps kids engaged while learning about science. Teachers can also find free resources including lesson plans and age appropriate worksheets in the Educator Resources of The Molecularium Project website.
January 14, 2013 -- Submitted by Rachel Tringali, a reader from New York, NY, who is affiliated with the site.
Calling all SciGirls…! Every girl can be a scientist, tech guru, engineer or mathematician with the interactive SciGirls website that aims to transform the way tween girls look at science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM)! The fun, informative and very engaging site works hand-in-hand with the groundbreaking, Emmy Award-winning SciGirls TV series airing on PBS stations from coast-to-coast. Today, it’s especially important to foster girls’ interest in STEM since total employment in science and engineering occupations will increase at nearly double the overall growth rate for all jobs between 2004 and 2014. Sadly, women currently represent only a quarter of the college-educated workforce in science and engineering positions (even though they comprise nearly half of the workforce with degrees!).
January 26, 2011 -- Submitted by Justin Spahn, a reader from CA, who is affiliated with the site.
Our science career profiles are designed to engage students by providing them with:
examples of the type of work someone might do on the job; detailed information about the career (including salary, economic outlook, degree requirements, etc…); links to interviews; videos showcasing the work or an individual on the job.
October 18, 2010 -- From Austen, a reader from St Augustine Florida, who is not affiliated with the site.
ScienceFairGirl is a website with free resources for science fair students. There are separate sections for middle and high school aged students to best help each group. The site gives lessons on basic principles critical to science fair type projects and empowers kids to excel in educational ventures.