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Helps kids record and share observations about seasonal change, from the length of a day to a flower blooming or the presence of a butterfly. Great for elementary schoolers who are curious about ecosystems, life cycles, or the seasons.

Lawrence Hall of Science: 24/7 Science Website Poster Image
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The kids' section of a science site created by the University of California, Berkeley, has dozens of fun, smart science games and activities.

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Don't know much about biology? This free online game engages older kids in the cool worlds of microbes and ecosystems.

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Maggie's Earth Adventures Website Poster Image
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Save the planet with these terrific learning activities in all subject areas to teach kids about environmental issues around the world.

Meet Science: Magnetism and Electricity App Poster Image
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Attractive, comprehensive science tool with cute guides teaches kids about magnetism and electricity through lessons, simple experiments, and mini-games.

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Help Your Child at Home

  • Discuss your family's history and stories. Brainstorm ways to use technology to capture the story effectively, and help your child create a presentation, song, poem, or essay that expresses the story's tone and main ideas.
  • Do simple math to accomplish a task: If you're building a box, how much wood will you need for the sides? Measure the length, width, and height of the box. How would you figure out the volume of water it would hold?
  • Start to talk with your child about bullying, including cyberbullying. Even though social media may be years away, plant the seeds now for helping kids understand appropriate interactions, and let kids know they can talk to you about it.