Kids Links


Peter Fournier and Catherine Fournier

Please note: Within the alphabetical categories, links are arranged alphabetically, not by order of preference or size.

Astronomy:

Kid's Corner at JPL Labs: Lots of information, written at a kid's level, not written down to kids.

Views of the Solar System. An educational tour of the Solar System, with hundreds of pages of information about planets, asteroids, moons, meteors and everything in between.

Magazines:

National Geographic.

The classic science and natural history magazine has a website for kids.

Owl Magazine

The famous Canadian trio of children's nature magazines, Chirp (for pre-readers), Chickadee (for kindergarten to 8 year olds) and Owl (for 8 and up) Nature, science, environment, and lots of humour.

Ranger Rick.

Well known children's publication by the National Wildlife Federation, it may be a bit too 'eco-political' for some tastes.

Youth Engineering and Science

A great website! There isn't a lot a mateerial on the site itself but there is enough to encourge parents to contact them for sure.

From their mission statement: "Youth Engineering and Science is a registered non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization whose mission is to promote an understanding and an interest in science and engineering for traditionally undeserved and under-represented youth. We achieve this by engaging children in innovative project-based STEM programs in their own communities, partnering with neighborhood organizations. We mentor high school students, college students and teachers to lead STEM lessons, helping them gain experience teaching scientific inquiry and engineering design which builds their self-confidence as STEM educators and leaders. To strengthen our nation we must enable every child to engage in high quality hands-on experiences in science and engineering. We must prepare all youth to be able to contribute and teach others. Their dreams and energy are the greatest resources we have.",

Recipes:

University of Kentucky Department of Entomology: Teacher/Parent Resource Materials

All about bugs; as food, as pests suitable for any age. If you root around a bit you can find lesson plans for online searches about bugs as food and many other topics.

Make Your Own Ooo and Goo

These recipes do not produce anything edible, but rather make ooey gooey fun stuff for kids in the kitchen.

Mrs. Claus's Kitchen.

A cute site with good recipes for aspiring cooks. The rest of the site is inventive and appealing.

Pillsbury Recipe Homepage

Dozens of recipes suitable for the starter cook!

Robotics:

For those who are interested in the world of robots, the existing technology and what is possible in the future:

Pitronics -About Robots.

Science Sites:

We are surrounded by thousands of "things", all of them made somehow by someone. Two YouTube sites have excellent videos on how things are made. How It's Made

One of my favorites: Paper.

How Things Made

One of my favorites: Boomerangs.

Crayola. Learn the history of crayons and see how they're made. (Even how to remove crayon stains!)

The Electronic Zoo:

The Washington University student created this site to organise veterinary information from all over the world. An interesting site to poke around in, for the true animal lover.

Exploratorium ExploraNet.

A fast-loading cool site with good graphics and some interesting experiments and demonstrations. Coolest of all- a cow's eye dissection - with close-ups.

Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

A site with experiments that can be done at home with readily available materials. Most interesting, there are experiments for both young and old 'scientists' here.

Similar sites include: 50 Kitchen Science Experiments

KITCHEN SCIENCE RESOURCES

If maps are your child's interest, or you need to figure out how to get there from here, these are the sites to visit:

MapQuest

Google Maps

Bing Maps

For maps about the history of the world try this: Maps of the World: World Historical Maps or The Map as History.

Neuroscience for Kids: Dozens of printable worksheets and experiments for children about how the brain works and what happens when it doesn't work. A complex subject presented in an accessible way. A resource-rich site.

Little Shop of Physics: A site that not only makes science fun, it makes it funny! It comes with a caution: whether you want to or not, you may learn some physics!

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