Science

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

Physical Fitness

Physical fitness

Attention! Because most kids aren’t getting the recommended daily amount of exercise, I’ve arranged to shut down the Internet in twenty minutes. Now you’ll have no more excuses. Just push yourself away from the computer, and go outside to play. …[Continue]

Penguins

Penguins

What is it about penguins that makes them so adorable and so popular? Is it their dapper tuxedo coloring, their upright stance, or their amusing waddle? Whatever the reason, here’s the best of what the Web has to offer penguin …[Continue]

Nutrition

Nutrition

As my kids were growing up, I went through various cycles of nutrition nagging (“Drink your milk!”) and nutrition bribing (“I’ll trade you one cookie for four green beans.”) To those of you on the front line today, fighting the …[Continue]

Color Vision

Color Vision

Color vision is our brain’s response to light reacting with our eye’s cone cells. Humans have three types of cone cells, each reactive to a different color: red, green, or blue. But color perception is subjective, and different people see …[Continue]

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]