Provider: PBS: Newton's Apple Summary: For those of you who enjoy PBS' award-winning show "Newton's Apple," here's the companion website. Description: It offers over 300 steaming video clips on science topics that include:
-Animals and Plants -Earth and Space -Health and Medicine -Chemistry and Food -Technology and Invention -Physics and Sports
These video clips are from PBS shows and documentaries. Sometimes watching a brief film clip on topics such as Acid Rain, Dinosaurs, Mummies, Rotting Food, Zoo Veterinarians, etc., can spark an interest in a science topic. If you enjoy the film clips, you can purchase the videos at the website - or look for the titles at your local public library or through your video/DVD rental store or plan.
But you don't have to watch the videos to try the FREE hands-on lessons and activities provided in the "Teacher Guides." Designed for classroom use, they are easily adapted to homeschooling.
The site also offers "Science Try Its" that are essentially very simple ideas and suggestions for ways to think about and explore various science topics and concepts -- great when run out of ideas or need a jump-start.
This site is well-organized. You can browse the science categories or simply enter a keyword in the search mechanism to find information on any science topic of interest.