Parents' Guide to


By Emily Pohlonski, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

A blast of fun could propel museum science site to stars.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this website.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Enjoyable and Educational

This website has much scientific related content and it is fun for children. Adults can learn from the videos and games as well. I highly suggest at least trying it.
age 10+

Entertaining and Informational

This website is easy to understand but sometimes it is hard to use. Sometimes it is hard to find your way around places (Delia, 9). It doesn't have any bad words or violence but some of the games it asks you to download. It also has a lot of words. (Savannah, 9) I think the website is entertaining and informational so it's good because it has a little bit of both (Ella, 8). I think the colors and patterns on the website were appealing to the eye. (Agatha).

Is It Any Good?

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Ology is a mixed bag of science-based stuff. Tasks such as "What Makes You You? What Makes Me Me?" initially seem as if they're going to be interactive simulations. But they're simply screens of text to click through. "Scientists at Work" gives kids a peek into the life of a scientist, but, once again, kids only read text on a screen. A few tasks here and there ask for more interaction, such as "DNA Detective," in which kids match DNA codes extracted from handbags and other products to see whether they're made of different endangered organisms. There also are some solid suggestions for offline experiments, such as the "Jellybean Smell Test" and other simple activities. Although it's nice to have all these factual science resources in one place online, it may not amount to more than a digital version of a worksheet; more interaction could really boost the fun factor as well as kids' learning.

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