Science

This category is further divided into: Animals, Earth Sciences, Experiments, More Science, Pets, Scientists, Space, Weather, Your Body.

Static Electricity

Static Electricity

Has your hair ever stood out from your head after pulling off a wool cap? That’s the result of static electricity. In their usual state, the atoms are electrically neutral because they contain an equal number of positive protons and …[Continue]

Apollo 8

Earthrise from Apollo 8

Apollo 8 launched December 21, 1968 as part of President Kennedy’s space challenge to put a man on the moon in the sixties. Apollo 8 was the first human space flight to leave Earth’s orbit and to reach and orbit …[Continue]

Science Fair Project Ideas

Science Fair

Fretting over your science fair project? Having trouble coming up with an idea that interests you? Jump start your creative thinking by browsing through these science fair sites that list hundreds of projects, along with tips on choosing one that’s …[Continue]

Koalas

Koala

Although often called koala bears because of their resemblance to cuddly teddy bears, koalas are marsupials, not bears. Koalas are native to Australia and related to kangaroos and wombats. Learn more at these adorable koala sites….[Continue]

Meteor Showers

Meteor Showers

Meteor showers are cyclical, predictable events because they are formed from the icy rock debris shed by comets as they pass the Sun. The following sites explain why they happen, when they occur, and offer tips on how to best …[Continue]

The Ocean

The Ocean

Although it covers nearly three-quarters of Earth, scientists call the ocean our planet’s last frontier, and say that we know more about the moon then we do the sea floor. While oceanographers are racing to learn more about the deep …[Continue]

Bugs

Bugs

Why do kids love bugs? I don’t know, but parents seem to fall into two camps: those that tolerate bugs for science’s sake and those that don’t. The latter are always apologetic. They know bugs are a part of nature …[Continue]

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the chemical process used by plants (and a few other organisms) to convert sunlight, water, and air into the energy needed for the plant to grow and survive. Learn more with today’s crop of website picks….[Continue]

Botany

Botany

Botany is the branch of biology that specializes in plant life.  Botanists study nearly 400,000 species of life, including flowers, vascular plants, fungi and algae.  And because plants are inexpensive and easy to grow, they are frequently a topic for …[Continue]

Neptune

Neptune

Neptune is the farthest planet from the Sun, with a huge orbit compared to ours. It takes Neptune approximately 165 Earth years to complete a single trip around the Sun. Neptune is one of three blue planets (Earth and Uranus …[Continue]