Science Day: Online Resources


Science List of Stuff

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Features many fun different science experiments.

BrainPop – Science Units and BrainPop Junior – Science Units
A graphically easy way for students to explore different areas for their science projects. BrainPop Junior is appropriate for grade K-3 students. Bowen students have access to both sites; check the Bowen Library Passwords bookmark or ask Ms. Riordan if you need help accessing these sites.

BrainPop – Scientific Method
BrainPOP movie which walks students through the steps of the scientific method, which can be used to design any kind of experiment.

Construction & Building Projects for Kids
Put down the screens and get yourself busy with construction and building projects that you’ll love working on. You’ll have so much fun, you’ll forget that you’re learning too. These STEM projects will help you practice science, technology, engineering, and math while having fun with hands-on building projects.

Claire’s Corner
15 awesome science experiments for children to try at home. Each one of the experiments listed is designed to excite curiosity, produce some amazing outcomes, create lots of laughter and introduce some science facts they’ll never forget. Elementary School Science Fair
Extensive database of project ideas that can be filtered by grade level and subject area.

Energy Kids (US Energy Information Administration)
A wide range of science experiments related to energy consumption and efficiency.

Georgia Aquarium Webcams
The Ocean Voyager gallery is home to whale sharks, manta rays and thousands of other fascinating fish.

Helping Your Child Learn Science
A great reference for every day science projects and explorations which can be done at home.

Home Advisor – A Handyman’s Guide to Tinkering
Tinkering is a hands-on form of open-ended exploration to learn about how things work, how to improve them, and how to build new things. This article links to many online resources about tinkering, simple electronics, simple machines and more.

Hour of Code
Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.

How to Make Rock Candy!
Rock candy is a deliciously fun way to learn about how yummy science can be while exploring concepts such as evaporation and crystal formation.

Mr. Nussbaum – Science Topics for Kids in Elementary and Middle School
Many games and interactive learning modules covering a wide range of scientific topics.

NASA Weather Science Fair
Interactive games, hands-on activities, and engaging articles that make climate science accessible and fun.

National Energy Education Development Project
Provides project ideas related to energy efficiency and consumption.

National Geographic for Kids
Video library providing a wide variety of science experiment ideas.

National Weather Service – Weather Science Content for Kids and Teens
A listing of weather and meteorology sites geared towards kids. Includes weather school, modelling tools, games and a reference of summer camps for budding meteorologists.

NOAA SciJinks
A fun weather and earth science site for kids with project ideas and help, and a scientific method explanation:

PBSKids Zoom Activities
Provides project ideas under the categories of Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, Art, Nature, Human Biology. Has many activities, videos and games to explore.

Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words
An interactive periodic table of elements. Click on an element to see its everyday use and learn a little more about each one!

Periodic Videos
The team at Periodic Videos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. Click on an element and watch a video to learn all about it!

Router-Network – Kids’ Coding Activities Guide
Learn how to program with games and puzzles. Explore paid and free apps and websites intended for both kids and teens!

San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Webcams
Take an online visit to the zoo to see what elephants, giraffes, condors, koalas, apes and so many others are up to at the San Diego Zoo.

Science Buddies
Provides science project ideas and a Topic Selection Wizard in the areas of Physical Science, Biology or Life Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, and Engineering or Invention. All projects are divided into three categories (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and you can choose the amount of time you have from less than a day, a few days, a few weeks or more than a month.

Sick Science with Steve Spangler
Videos of some easy experiments.

Science Experiments Around the Home
For many children, a science lesson is a chance to indulge in curiosity and conduct experiments. Armed with a variety of essential household items, you can enjoy all manner of educational fun.

Title Pro’s Tinkering Guide
A tinkering guide and covers simple electronics, simple machines, engineering, coding, and more

Water Science Projects and Experiments (Submitted by Hannah & the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, 2021)
Water is everywhere! Water is in every part of our everyday lives, including inside our bodies. We drink water, we cook with it, and we swim and bathe in it. But how much do you actually know about water?

Wristband Resources – The Science Behind Glow in the Dark Toys and Materials
What makes things glow in the dark? The science behind luminescence is explained and a long list of “Glow-in-the-Dark Activities” is provided for some fun.






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