Age Range: 8 and up (non-readers will need assistance)
ClickScholar Maureen Morales suggested this website that provides kids (of
many ages) with an introduction to geography through earth sciences.
This is brought to you by the geniuses who developed Chem4Kids and
Biology4Kids, that we've featured previously on ClickSchooling.
When you get to the site, read the introduction as it contains good info on
where to start and how to navigate for best use. To get started scroll to
the bottom of the page and click on the "Next Stop On Site Tour" arrow, or
use the site map http://www.geography4kids.com/map.html
that lists all of
the topics, or use the menu to explore:
*EARTH ENERGY - Explore global Geometry, electromagnetic radiation, waves
and particles, solar energy, atmospheric interaction, and temperature
including Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin scales.
*EARTH STRUCTURE - Learn what the Earth is made of including the plates,
mantles, the liquid inner core, the magnetic fields, rocks and minerals, and
discover what tectonics has to do with earthquakes and volcanoes.
*ATMOSPHERE - Find out what composes the atmosphere, thermosphere,
stratosphere, and troposphere. Learn about temperature and air pressure,
altitude, the Coriolis Force, and the Greenhouse Effect.
*HYDROSPHERE - Discover how all kinds of water moves through the world
including freshwater, seawater, and groundwater. Learn about wetlands and
aquatic biomes. Learn how to identify cloud types.
*BIOSPHERE - Investigate Earth's Biosphere and learn about ecosystems, food
chains, natural resources, and recycling.
*BIO-GEO-CHEMICAL (BGC) CYCLES - Learn about the interactive cycles of our
ecosystem that include carbon, water, oxygen, nitrogen, Iron, Phosphorus,
You'll also find information on climatology, weather, seasons, hurricanes
When you are through exploring each section of the site, you can take
interactive quizzes to test your knowledge. A bonus feature is that this
site provides links to its "sister" sites for further study in the fields of
biology, chemistry, and the cosmos.
This is a terrific resource. I recommend you bookmark it to return often.
Diane Flynn Keith
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