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]

Giant Pandas

Giant Pandas

The giant panda is a bamboo-eating bear, native to China. Because of deforestation and other habitat destruction, the panda is endangered. However, conservation efforts such as Chinese nature reserves and captivity breeding have been having some success. Additionally, scientists have …[Continue]

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Named from two Greek words meaning “terrible lizard,” dinosaurs first appeared about 220 million years ago, and then disappeared rather suddenly 63 million years ago. Dinosaurs capture our imagination in many different ways. Their tremendous size, their fearsome looks, and …[Continue]