Science

Plants, Animals & Humans

Freshwater Ecology: Lakes and rivers are freshwater ecosystems.

The Tiger: Scatter the puzzle pieces and put them together again to see a beautiful tiger.

Plants: We can’t live without the 300,000 plant species inhabiting our planet.

Arctic Wildlife: Do you know what a puffin is?

Plants that Eat Meat: The Venus Flytrap can “eat” crickets by trapping them. And don’t forget the bladderworts—not from Harry Potter!

North American Zoo: Get the facts on birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

The Mammal Family Reunion: Has it taken 220 million years to get together for a reunion? Really?

Your Gross and Cool Body: Your body has everything gross and cool: pimples, farts, sweat, poop and dandruff!

Basic Plant Parts: Just print out the flashcards, cut out and use or simply print out this page for a study guide on

Photosynthesis: Label each green dot to play the game.

An Animal Database: View anteaters, bats, monkeys, snakes and lizards for a start.

Your Human Body: Did you know that you are made up of around 100 TRILLION cells?

Weather, Space and the Earth

Climate: Not exactly weather, but a long-term pattern of weather over a region.

Global Warming: If the Earth warms up too much, will there still be a North Pole?

Kids and Conservation: Kids can work to help preserve the soil, water and wildlife where they live just like adults can.

Tree House Weather Kids: Seasons, temperature, wind and rock ‘n roll weather make learning about weather fun.

Cloud Dreamer: Make your own cloud design.

NASA Maps: Satellite images in the form of world maps give us a good idea of what is going on all over the earth.

Rainforest Heroes: You can help protect these important forests. Without rainforests are earth’s climate would change dramatically.

Earth’s Atmosphere: The earth’s atmosphere is made up of many layers.

Outer Space: Our solar system is just a tiny part of the universe.

Exploring Weather: Get your local forecast while learning about hurricanes and winter storms.

What is a Tornado? Tornadoes can destroy everything in their path or simply jump over a few houses and leave them untouched.

Sky Diary: Get the facts on storm chasing, tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning.

Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Biology in Motion: Can you recharge your batteries just by eating a balanced lunch?

Dancing Man Body eBook: Kids narrate their book about the human body, explaining things like your heart, which actually is a pump about the size of your fist.

What is Soil? Join Wilbur, the soil wizard, as he explores why soil biology serves an important balance for our earth. You might think of soil as dirt.

The Scientific Method: No matter what kind of science you are studying, the scientific method helps you observe, find data and learn about it.

Body Parts: Play the game to see how well you know your anatomy.

Chemistry for Kids: The basic elements like hydrogen and iron are found abundantly in the universe.

Simple and Complex Machines: The laws of physics make machines work. One of the oldest machines is the wheel and the axle.

Physics for Kids:  Lightning is a form of electricity that happens when electrons move very, very quickly.

Electricity Fun: Many interactive guides to circuits, including videos and a biography about Benjamin Franklin, who studied electricity.

Science Clips: Will a cork, a coin, chalk or rubber complete the circuit?

The Periodic Table of Elements: Print out this periodic table of elements. The elements are accompanied by related pictures to help you learn them.

Basic Chemistry: Chemistry provides building blocks that form a pyramid.

Nutrition and Food

The Food Chain: Living things are connected by food—you have producers and consumers—those who make food and those who eat food.

Nutrition and Fitness Center: Your mission is nutrition and staying fit. All articles in both English and Spanish.

Setting Nutrition Goals: This calendar helps you see if you meet your goal or not.

Nutrition Cafe: Use the clues to find the missing nutrient.

My Pyramid Game: How much do you know about the 5 food groups.

Recipes: Who knew that quicksand and garbage salad could taste so good?

Be a Fit Kid: Fitness is fun—running, playing outside, rollerblading and hiking.

Nutrients for Your Body: What kind of carbohydrates, protein and fiber do you need and how much?

Produce for Kids: Eat smart with fruit and vegetables.

Body and Mind: BAM challenges you to think about food and nutrition—and don’t forget to check out the body and nutrition superheroes.

Food Champs: Pick your guide to games, art and fruit and veggie recipes.

Smart mouth: Do you like smoothies? How about spuds? Is juice really good for you?

Famous Men & Women in Science

Thomas Edison: The movies you see at the cinema are made possible by the inventions of Thomas Edison.

Marie Curie: This scientist discovered the element radium.

Ben Franklin: Ben invented bifocals, a stove, and proved lightning to be electricity.

Count Alessandro Volta: The term “volt” was named after him. A volt is one way to measure electricity.

Alexander Graham Bell: Did he or didn’t he invent the telephone?

Scientist Biographies: Click on the letter of the last name and read about the scientist.

Elizabeth Britton: Elizabeth Britton was a botanist who studied moss.

Biographies of Famous Scientists: Check out Einstein, Pascal, Galileo, Isaac Newton and Copernicus.

Linus Pauling: Pauling received two Novel prizes, one in Chemistry and another for Peace.

Blaise Pascal: Did you know mathematics is also a science?

Aristotle: This ancient scientist was fascinated with animals, including humans.

Robert Boyle: The “father of chemistry” was born in Ireland and friends with Isaac Newton.