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

Astronomy:

The Comet Hale-Bopp Page. Remember Hale-Bopp? This site has links to many pages for the astronomer and non-astronomer interested in this famous comet that was so spectacular in our sky last spring.

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 220 pages of information about planets, asteriods, moons, meteors and everything in between.

Magazines:

National Geographic. The classic science and natural history magazine now 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 Fund, it may be a bit too 'eco-political' for some tastes.

YesMag, Youth in Engineering and Science: A great magazine, past issue themes include: Science of the North, Flight, Structures. The web-site has activities and experiments to print out and try.

Recipes:

Bugfood I: Insect Themed Food: and Bugfood II: Insects as Food: Gross and fun.

Kellogg's Rice Krispies. Recipes galore! this page says, and it's true. Everything from the obvious treats, to dinner and chocolate lover recipes.

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. Comes complete with kitchen rules (check with a grown-up, always wash your hands...) The rest of the site is inventive and appealing.

Pillsbury Doughboy Homepage. Recipes and games to play with the Pillsbury doughboy.

Robotics:

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

Beam Robotics.

Mondo-tronics' Robot Store, to build your own robots:

Pitronics -About Robots.

Science Sites:

Bill Nye The Science Guy. Every one knows Bill Nye. This site has a tour of 'Nye Lab', step by step experiments and easy to understand explanations about the results.

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. A simple but interesting 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.

MapQuest: If maps are your child's interest, or you need to figure out how to get there from here, this is the site to visit.

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.

Newton's Apple. Outlines and lesson plans for teachers and home schoolers from a popular television program of the same name. Very impressive and educational.

On-line Experiments: 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!

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet: Science at its yuckiest. Nothing more needs to be said.



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