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?

Animal Vocabulary

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.

Boy eating at school

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 plus counting and having exercises about your trainings. 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?
  • Elizabeth Britton: Elizabeth Britton was a botanist who studied moss.
  • 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 history scientist was fascinated with animals, including humans.
  • Robert Boyle: The “father of chemistry” was born in Ireland and friends with Isaac Newton.