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]

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, known as one of the greatest scientists of all time, was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. The following sites explore his life and his work – and what struck me most was how accessible Einstein’s …[Continue]

Jungle Animals

Jungle Animals

Today’s safari looks at jungle animals, with lots of crafts, coloring, and interactive fun. Although today’s topic is primarily for preschoolers and early elementary grades, there is one video resource that will interest readers of all ages….[Continue]

Bald Eagles

Bald Eagles

The Bald Eagle is a North American bird of prey, and it is both the national bird and national animal of the United States. As an American symbol, the Bald Eagle can be seen on the President’s Seal (look for …[Continue]