Science Monster

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Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Space-themed educational site needs technological boost.

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Scientific concepts need not be intimidating, and learning how they work can be fun.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this educational site is designed teach kids about some tough scientific concepts. The main focus is on space, including the solar system, how objects move through space, gravity, and inertia. These concepts are described with easy-to-follow explanations aimed at schoolkids, and some have games or interactive demos to help make the points easier to grasp. There’s no questionable content on the free site, though the features may not prove too compelling to the average student. The site is affiliated with the popular coolmath.com educational page.

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Kid, 9 years old June 24, 2010
It is very high school

Is it any good?

The lessons and interactive features on ScienceMonster do a good job of explaining these tough concepts, but they may have trouble attracting an audience. The problem is the very basic presentation: the pages feature large blocks of text that may not hold the attention of the average student who’s more familiar with action movies, quick-edit music videos, and interactive Web sites. The games, too, are less than cutting edge and may not be appealing to kids with so many better options for online gaming. However, there is an audience for this site: students researching a paper or studying for a test may find this site to be exactly what they need. Casual visitors, however, have more fun options.

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For kids who love doing research

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