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Kids can learn about oceanography, marine biology, and astronomy on Sea and Sky. "Sea" features science news, a gallery of exotic marine life, and an ocean exploration timeline; "Sky" includes an astronomy reference guide and profiles of key astronomers, astronauts, and space missions. Kids who are new to these topics can find the answers to questions like, "Why is the sky dark at night?" There's also more in-depth content geared toward visitors with some science background. Created for fun by an amateur scientist, Sea and Sky has a wealth of accurate, well-written information.
Sea and Sky shows how "regular people" can become experts on topics that interest them -- that learning doesn't have to stop when you leave school.
Products & Purchases
There are ads that can be mistaken for content. The site has a section for a store that says it's coming soon.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that SEA AND SKY is a personal website created by a web designer who shares accurate, in-depth information about his hobbies: marine biology, oceanography, and astronomy. The site is supported by ads, which sometimes blend in with the content. Overall, it's engaging, educational, and safe for kids.
Is It Any Good?
Sea and Sky's breadth of information is impressive, especially for a site that's maintained as a hobby. The content comes from reliable sources (like NASA and science journals) and is sophisticated enough to appeal to teens and adults without being too technical for curious kids. An interactive tour of the deep seas introduces visitors to unusual marine life in a creative way, and photo galleries include some breathtaking shots. Most of the content is written, though; adding more interactive features could make Sea and Sky even more engaging, especially for younger explorers.
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