Learn about the curiosities of science with a variety of online activities. Students can discover what the different classifications of animals are, what the life cycle of a butterfly is, or find out about the microscopic particles that travel through air. Science museums all over the country worked together to present these activities as a fun way explore science.
The Dino Directory is a database of well-known dinosaurs. It does not contain all dinosaurs - many hundreds more are known. Dinosaurs are included in this database if The Natural History Museum holds a good image or reconstruction of the dinosaur, so there must be enough known about the species to reconstruct its probable shape.
Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Our site now contains over 15,000 Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics. We currently serve fifteen million visitors a year. That makes us one of the most visited museum Web sites in the world
Go to K-12 education. You MUST explore this site as there are teacher and student resources as well as many science and math based games. Take a look.
Engaging Students in a Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change. This is the site that our second graders rely on for their Monarch butterfly unit.
K-2, and 3-5. NASA's KSNN™ is a standards-based program that uses the Web, animation, and video to introduce science, technology, engineering, math, and NASA concept.
Activities for children from kindergarten through grade 4. NASA will provide a wealth of resources that are safe, fun, and educational for your students. You can expect them to find reliable information on space-related topics, as well as games, Web quests, and even chats with NASA experts.
The Museum's websites on natural history topics.
Science Explorations puts authentic learning in students’ hands. The rich, interactive content, developed by Scholastic in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History, supports curriculum standards and teaches skills like observation, finding and predicting patterns, classification, and inference.
Build a virtual skeleton bone by bone. Then take a narrated tour to learn about your brain, watch a heart pump blood and find three ums: duodendum, jejenum and ileum.
A field trip created with TourMaker guides you through a sequence of Web pages on any given topic. For each page, there is simultaneous commentary in an accompanying frame. You move forward and back through the Field Trip using the tour Control Panel and you can leave the Tour to explore links and return to it whenever you want.
This is new online magazine put together by wildlife officials in both Maine and New Hampshire to meet their states' frameworks. They developed a site for children and teachers that includes stories about seasonal wildlife topics and activities.
Interactive science and engineering games about sound, light, forces in motion, earth and beyond and electricity
Interactive lessons about soil.