Summary: TryScience.org provides online and offline science activities that the whole family will enjoy! Over 400 science centers worldwide have pooled their resources and invite you to investigate, discover, and try science yourself. Description: They're hopeful that you will enjoy these science activities so much, that you will want to visit a science center near you. When you get to the site you will see two illustrated menus. The one on the left offers:
*Experiments - There are over 40 science experiments archived covering earth science, biological sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, space science, technology and engineering, chemistry, social sciences, medicine and health, and more. Project titles include Amazing Robots, DNA Detective, Mummy Magic, Musical Coat Hangars, Seafood Surgery and more.
*Field Trips - This is a goldmine. You can take virtual field trips to 11 different science centers and museums worldwide and explore their virtual exhibits that include all kinds of interactive displays. What fun!
*Adventures - This section offers a couple of interactive online games that explore engineering and the science of sports.
The menu on the right includes:
*Now In Focus - Join "Citizens for Planet Earth" or just explore this section featuring "Journey To Planet Earth" that includes ideas for field adventures the whole family can participate in to instill environmental awareness and global stewardship.
*Live Cams: What a treat for everyone in the family! See live views from webcams at science and technology centers worldwide including The Taronga Zoo, The Hudson River, Penguins at the Montreal Biodome, Ant Cam at the Museum at Bristol, and the Butterfly Cam at North Carolina Museum of Life and Science.
*Curious About - Explore a variety of interesting topics through short polls, quizzes and activities, plus related news links.
Want more? Click on "Parents" on the menu bar at the top of the screen for info and tips on learning about science. You can click on the "Family Guide to Science" and download listings for science centers and museums, nature centers and botanical gardens, zoos, aquariums, local parks, and science organizations and schools in your area. You can also order a hard copy of the guide for free. There is also a "Teachers" section with info on integrating a science curriculum in the classroom.
Bookmark it, as there is no way to see it all in one visit.