Do you like to make things? Are you interested in science?
Enjoy exploring these sites!
NEW!! Suggested by a fellow Redwood student!! Reusing Plastic Bottles: Crafts and Projects
MetKids-Create - Videos on creating various projects
Smithsonian Games: educational games, simulations, videos, eBooks, and hands-on lessons that require simple materials found at home.
NASA Climate Kids - Information, games, activities, videos, and more!
Of course, National Geographic Kids has great videos, information, games, and more!
PBSKIDS Design Squad - Find fun STEM design challenges to do at home.
-- SCISHOW kids videos Check out this amazing YouTube channel on all topics related to science.
Dive into questions about your favorite animals with a new kids video series from Shedd Aquarium! Designed by kids for kids, each episode answers a question about animals by exploring and having adventures at the aquarium.
Also at Shedd Aquarium, 360: Swim with the Sharks at Wild Reef Immerse yourself in a diver's-eye view of a diverse and colorful marine ecosystem.
-- Liberty Science Center at home: “the place where home scientists can conduct experiments, explore the world of LSC’s animals, find amazing movies to watch, and get inspired about science and technology.”
Two weeks worth of fun and easy science experiments
This Reading Rockets companion site offers "book suggestions, reading activities, and practical tips for teaching kids to read. Books are categorized by theme so you can choose subjects that you know interest your kid.
It also offers science activities in its DIY Science Camp. "Choose a topic such as one of those below, then explore the hands-on activities. You'll also find recommended fiction and nonfiction books plus theme-based apps and websites to deepen the learning."
- Be an Inventor - "Strengthen creative thinking and problem-solving skills by giving kids interesting challenges. Explore the fun activities be low plus lots of great fiction and nonfiction books for young inventors."
- Flight: "We've collected a fleet of fun activities plus lots of great fiction and nonfiction books to help you learn together about flight and flying machines."
- The Night Sky: "We've gathered a cluster of fun activities plus lots of great fiction and nonfiction books for young astronomers."
- Weather Report: "Build your own rain gauge and anemometer, keep a weather diary, listen to the sound of rain with a homemade rainstick, or create summer snowflakes right in your kitchen."
The Intrepid museum is offering online programs for kids.
San Diego Zoo Kids -- live cams, activities, games
AND Of course, Crayola has great craft and other project Ideas!