Cool Science

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Conny Coon, Common Sense Media
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Bite-sized lessons let kids sample the sciences.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn about simple scientific concepts relating to plants, animals, and weather, as well as more complex concepts (genomics, biodiversity, and immunology). When kids collect and inspect items such as rocks, insects, dust, or plants, they learn to look more closely and in different ways than they're used to. Kids can also view presentations and lectures from educators and scientists. Curious kids can get introductory tastes of science despite clunky game layout.

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There are various offers for videos and other products, all of which are educationally focused and related to science.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this educational site offers a wide variety of science-related information, experiments, and interactive opportunities for kids ages 5 and up.

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What's it about?

Cool Science exists to get future scientists interested in biomedical research and science early on. From simple activities, to science fair project ideas, to answers from real scientists, kids will find plenty to do and may discover a whole new world of scientific opportunities. Younger kids will find a handful of entertaining and engaging activities, and older students can find homework help plus an array of scientific lectures and research summaries that range from simple to extremely complex.

Is it any good?

For children with even a fleeting interest in the sciences, Cool Science is a good place to feed their curiosity. Younger kids will find a handful of entertaining and engaging activities in the Cool Science for Curious Kids section of the site, which invites them to explore biology online, offline, and everywhere around them. Older students can find homework help, an array of scientific lectures and research summaries that range from simple to extremely complex. There's also ample opportunity to hear from real-world scientists who offer answers to science questions and advice for embarking upon a career in science.

Throughout the Cool Science site, it's refreshing to see simple visuals and smart language that teaches kids basic science concepts without talking down to them. The site's mission is to help children appreciate science, and they're off to a solid start.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why it’s helpful to learn a little about a lot of different sciences. How can a science-based website help supplement what kids are learning in school? How can the Web offer insight into various science careers?

Website details

  • Subjects: Science: animals, biology, ecosystems, life cycle, plants, weather
    Math: estimation, grouping, measurement
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: analyzing evidence, asking questions, collecting data, investigation, thinking critically
  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free

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