Resource: Explore The Science Castle
Provider: The Science Castle
Summary: This ingenious and quirky website offers a virtual castle in which each of the many rooms contains FREE science experiments, science projects, news, chats, recommendations for science textbooks, and free science webcasts.
Description: The webcasts allow you to interact directly with the educator-performers during the LIVE scheduled broadcasts. Webcasts are archived so that you can view them at any time. (The site also offers science books for sale from their Amazon affiliated library.) You must register (free) in order to access the free resources.
When you get to the site, you will see a welcome message. Below it are some of the archived webcasts that you can watch online (once registered), as well as links to various resource pages within the site. Above the welcome message you will see a map. Use it to register, so that you can easily access the free materials here. To register, click on the word "Admission" on the right-hand side of the map. Then, use the map to explore the rooms in the castle that include:
-Chemistry Wing with Labs
-Arts & Culture Gallery
-and much more!
In each room you will find information, experiments and projects. Again, you must be registered to access them. Once registered, simply click on the experiment and a new page opens with complete instructions, illustrations, etc. Registered students can add their own submissions to this site - which is why I found it a bit quirky. You may find several very logically presented projects and then find one that seems disorganized or chaotic. (This may simply be a matter of perspective.
Anyway, because users can add content, PARENTS, AS ALWAYS, SHOULD PREVIEW THE CONTENT TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY. There is lots here, so bookmark the site to fully explore it.
The Science Castle's free resources, and in particular the free webcasts, introduce you to new topics and information to help further your scientific knowledge of the world.