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Science Resources

Look here for physical (matter, forces, energy), life (plants, animals), Earth, and space science websites.  You'll find tons of free resources helpful for both homeschooling parents and students. For retail curriculum products and non-free resources, see our science curriculum section.

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24/7 Science
24/7 Science, brought to you by the Lawrence Hall of Science, a public science center of the University of California, Berkeley, is an awesome interactive resource for online science games and activities.
Atomic Emporium
Look here for an interactive Periodic Table.
Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life.
The BioKIDS/DeepThink research group is engaged in educational research to improve science learning in high-poverty, urban, elementary and middle school classrooms, with particular focus on the Detroit Public Schools, and it is also a great resource for homeschoolers. Students can learn about common animals found in Michigan and their tracks, markings, homes, and things they leave behind.
bj's Science
Find tons of free printable middle school science worksheets and lesson plans. This is a great free resource!
Butterfly Metamorphosis
Watch the transformation of a monarch butterfly from egg, caterpillar, chrysalis to butterfly in detail by many different series of photos at this wonderful website offered by David Britton.
California Department of Conservation
California Geological Survey (CGS) believes that there is a need to increase public awareness and understanding of the importance of the earth sciences in our lives, that is why CGS provides educational resources for teachers and others who are interested with the hope to make earth science learning more meaningful.
Canadian Museum of Nature - Games and Activities
Explore nature and science even while you have fun with games and interactives from the Canadian Museum of Nature web sites.
Center of Science and Industry (COSI)
Perform total knee replacement surgery; run a farm; manage a bakery; learn about simple machines, acceleration, and the speed of light; and more a COSI's online activities page.
Chemicool - Periodic Table and Chemical Elements
Award winning periodic table, with user-friendly element data and facts. Cool, online chemistry videos, dictionary, tools and forum.
Cool Science for Curious Kids
The goal of this project is simple: to help your child appreciate science. HHMI looked at some of the best science projects from some of the best museums in the country. Then they adapted them for the Web. Some of these activities are entirely electronic. Your child will do everything on screen. Others require you to go to your kitchen or backyard. They are designed for students in kindergarten through second or third grade.
Cool Science Resources from HHMI
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute offers a database that contains a wide range of resources—from lesson plans and detailed curricula to tutorials, animations and laboratory exercises—for educators at all levels. You can search these resources by topic, type, or target audience.
Cosmic Quest
Cosmic Quest, by the Children's Museum Indianapolis, is where kids can explore the universe and learn about how astronauts survive in space. Design a space station, learn about the solar system, read about astronomers, and more.
Creative Chemistry
Creative Chemistry offers full-color worksheets and teaching notes for fun activities suitable for a chemistry club, and around three hundred pages of question sheets and practical guides for GCSE and A Level Chemistry. You will also find fun chemistry puzzles, interactive revision quizzes and molecular models.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | Science Bites
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has launched a brand new video series called Science Bites! Their scientists explain the how and why behind headline news, as well as the science you see in your own backyard.
E=McQ - The Lab of Mr.Q
A science teacher by day, homeschool helper by night! Mr. Q offers a 36-week Life Science Textbook that you can download for free! He also offers courses year-round to teachers and homeschool families, and graduate school credit is available for all courses. (Be sure to sign up for his free monthly newsletter!)
Earthquakes for Kids
U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program
Edheads - Activate Your Mind
Edheads helps students learn through free educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards.
EHP Science Education
Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) is the leading environmental health journal in the world. It is published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. EHP provides the most current and credible peer-reviewed original research and news articles on the effects of the environment on human health. It is an open access journal, meaning the contents of EHP are available online for free to anyone. The mission of EHP is to educate, inform, and enlighten by disseminating the best environmental health research and information throughout the world.
The Exploratorium stands in the vanguard of the movement of the "museum as educational center." It provides access to, and information about, science, nature, art, and technology. Look here for links to online exhibitions and activities.

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