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View Resource Let's Talk Science

According to a Carnegie Foundation commission of researchers, the growth of contemporary economies is reliant on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workers. However, the U.S. has consistently fallen behind in math and science education. This site from Canadian nonprofit Let?s Talk Science provides an overview of some fresh ideas about how to get kids interested in STEM. Readers m...

View Resource Web Adventures: Explore Science

For young people interested in careers in science and technology, the Web Adventures site is a great way to pique interest. Created by the Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning at Rice University, the adventures here are divided into six areas, including CSI: The Experience and Virtual Clinical Trials. This last area is intriguing and thoughtful as visitors can explore mock clinical...

View Resource Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians. The Museum also has a life-size Blue Whale skeleton, a planetarium, and special programs featuring lecturers and films. The Lizard Lounge features live reptiles and amphibians, and...

View Resource Wilderness Awareness School

The Wilderness Awareness School is located in Washington, but offers courses in other regions as well. Here, visitors can sign up for the School's newsletter, The FoxDen, and the free NatureSkills Journal. Users may also try the School's free seven-day course, NatureWalk. The site contains sections for both adults and children/young adults. The "Nature Skills" section of the site provides...

View Resource Annenberg/CPB: Life Science-Bottle Biology

From Annenberg/CPB, this website shares Bottle Biology construction methods and learning activities with K-6 educators. Bottle Biology is an experiential-based learning technique that was originally developed by Paul Williams, a professor of Plant Pathology at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bottle Biology utilizes "recyclable containers as building blocks that can be put together to form any...

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