Where can you take a ride in a nanotube, climb the Periodic Table and build an atom in its simplest form? In NanoSpace, the Molecularium® Project’s online science “theme park,” where kids in 5th-8th grades are finding that science can be fun – and fascinating. The leading scientists from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that brought us the memorable characters Oxy and Hydra in the Molecularium® Project’s Molecules to the Max! and Riding Snowflakes have just unveiled NanoSpace. This interactive, fun online environment is easily accessible for both the kids who play within it and the teachers who use the free educational curriculum in the classrooms. More than 25 games and animations entice kids to learn more about atoms and molecules in NanoSpace. Visitors can try to beat the clock in “Periodic Memory Game” and click-and-drag atoms to construct molecules in “Build’em.” Answer multiple-choice questions in Who wants to be a Quidecillionaire?, and hope the answer is correct before you fall down to the bottom rung again. Five new animations feature the Molecularium computer “Mel” talking to his young friends about atoms and molecules, polymers, and even understanding DNA as “The Software of Life.” NanoSpace is much more than a website; it is an online theme park designed to increase science literacy in children with all interests and backgrounds – not just those who have an existing passion for science. As our country faces a “quiet crisis” with STEM-related workforce development shortages, the Molecularium® Project’s latest initiative fosters new ways of teaching science to kids through engaging games and activities.
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Science Lessons Online
September 18, 2012 -- Submitted by Dr Science, a teacher from London, who is affiliated with the site.
Audio visual science tutorial lessons for high school chemistry and physics courses. Easy to understand concept explanations and worked examples that clearly explain how to apply chemistry and physics theory concepts to correctly answer problem solving questions. Excellent free learning resource for studying, revising and exam preparation for all high school chemistry and physics courses.
March 8, 2011 -- Submitted by Dan Fullerton, a teacher from Rochester, NY, who is affiliated with the site.
APlusPhysics.com is a website designed and created by several area teachers and students as a resource for junior high and high school introductory physics students. The site includes a discussion forum, student and educator blogs, physics project, a detailed tutorial covering the entire NY Regents Physics (basic intro physics) curriculum, integrated quizzes with a question bank of over 500 standardized questions, a podcast in which students interview authors and actors in the world of physics, as well as student videos demonstrating physics in the world around them. Everything is free, with resources targeted for 8th grade physical science students all the way through AP-level juniors and seniors.
Physics 4 Kids
July 8, 2010 -- From an anonymous reader.
It’s a really great site with awesome info
Project Tuva: Feynman Lectures
July 31, 2009 -- From Barbara, a parent from San Diego, CA, who is not affiliated with the site.
Seven videos of Richard Feynman speaking at Cornell on physics in 1964. Courtesy of the Gates foundation
Teaching Physics Using YouTube Videos
January 8, 2009 -- From Andrea, a teacher from Torino, Italy, who is not affiliated with the site.
A collection of YouTube videos selected by a physics teacher for their educational value.
Online science game
June 22, 2006 -- From Mark, a reader, from United States, who is affiliated with the site.
Wonder Whiz Kids helps your kids improve on basics, a grasp on fundamental concepts of science in an interactive
and collaborative environment.