Many
parents have trouble helping their children with their
homework—especially math and science homework.
Here you will find resources that might be valuable
for helping children succeed. We also have resources
to help students decide on a career!
INTERACTIVE
ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTSAND EVERYONE!
Society of
Women Engineers Outreach Activities
http://www.societyofwomenengineers.org/careerguidance/activities/
To encourage K–12 students to explore the
opportunities of engineering, The Society of Women
Engineers presents activities that demonstrate basic
engineering concepts. These activities include the
fundamentals, such as math and science, as well as
important concepts such as teamwork, leadership, and
communication.
Virtual Museum
(IEEE)
http://www.ieeevirtualmuseum.org/
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
(IEEE) Virtual Museum
features, among other things, exhibits on microelectronics,
women and technology, and microwaves.
Sightseer's
Guide to Engineering (NSPE)
http://www.engineeringsights.org/
This site features notable engineering accomplishments in the 50 states.
TryScience
http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_home.html
TryScience.org is your gateway to experiencing
the excitement of contemporary science and technology
through on and offline interactivity with science
and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting,
and it's for everyone!
Pick
a Tech Career!
http://gettech.org/organizer.asp?intforder=11
Information
about career options in technology from GetTech.org.
Space
Mysteries
http://mystery.sonoma.edu/index.html
In solving each mystery, users are required to access
and analyze actual data from NASA missions, including
video “interviews” with real NASA scientists.
The NASA SciFiles
http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/treehouse.html
Help the treehouse detectives solve problems.
NASA
CONNECT
http://connect.larc.nasa.gov/
This site establishes a “connection” between
the mathematics, science, and technology concepts
taught in the classroom and the mathematics, science,
and technology used every day by NASA researchers.
NASA KSNN
http://ksnn.larc.nasa.gov/home.html
This program uses the Web, animation, and video to
introduce science, technology, engineering, math,
and NASA concepts.
NASA Space Place
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/
Check out games, animations, projects, and fun facts
about earth, space, and technology.
GAMES
AND CONTESTS
NASA
Space Place
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/
Check out games, animations, projects, and fun facts
about earth, space, and technology.
Windows to the Universe
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
A userfriendly learning system covering the earth
and space sciences.
FEATURE
ARTICLES
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Guidelines
for Technical Professionals (ASME)
http://www.asme.org/education/precollege/resourceguide/guidelines.html
Preparing and presenting effective K–12
math, science, technology, and engineering education
activities (for engineers).
Helping
Your Child Learn Mathematics
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/index.html
This
booklet is made up of fun activities that parents
can use with children from preschool age through grade
5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong
positive attitudes toward math.
Helping
Your Child Learn Science
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/science/index.html
This booklet provides parents of children
ages 3 through 10 with information, tools, and activities
they can use in the home and community to help their
child develop an interest in the sciences and learn
about the world around them.
Math
Challenges for Families
http://www.figurethis.org/index.html
Helping
families enjoy mathematics outside school through
a series of fun and engaging, highquality challenges.
NASA
Explores
http://www.nasaexplores.com/
Each week two new articles are published about a current
NASA aerospace technology or space flight topic.
NASA Portal – Dream Big
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/subjects/careers/index.html
Read about Mike Fincke, former flight engineer on
the International Space Station.
RELATED
INTERNET RESOURCES (by Topic)
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Eisenhower
National Clearinghouse Math Topics
http://www.enc.org/weblinks/lessonplans/math/
Use math topic words to find Web sites
with lesson plans and activities.
Sloan
Career Cornerstone Center
http://www.careercornerstone.org/
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a nonprofit
resource center for those exploring career paths in
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
NASA’s
Educator Astronaut Program
http://edspace.nasa.gov/
Walk in the shoes of an astronaut to experience virtual
training exercises and join the Earth Crew to carry
out explorationrelated activities.
Windows
to the Universe
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
A userfriendly learning system covering the earth
and space sciences.
Math
Math Tips
http://www.mathpower.com/
This site provides
information about basic math, algebra, study skills,
math anxiety, and learning styles,
and specifically addresses the needs of the community
college adult learner.
Prime Number Page
http://primes.utm.edu/largest.html
The largest known prime
numbers.
Math Skills
http://www.aaamath.com/index.html
Hundreds of pages of basic math
skills.
Web
Math, Games, and Help
http://www.webmath.com/
This site has over 100 instantanswer,
selfhelp, math solvers, ready to help you get your
math problem solved
Games,
Puzzles, and Homework Help
http://www.mathgoodies.com/
Math Goodies is a
free math help site featuring interactive lessons,
puzzles, and worksheets.
MegaConverter 2
http://www.megaconverter.com/Mega2/index.html
Provides tools for
conversion of many units of measure.
Graphing Linear Equations
http://www.terragon.com/tkobrien/algebra/index.html
This
project is designed to provide an understanding in
the graphing of linear equations at the algebra 1
level.
Decimal Converter
http://www.sisweb.com/math/general/arithmetic/fradec.htm
Fraction
to decimal conversion tables.
Math Help and Games
http://www.gomath.com
Online math help.
Visual Fractions
http://www.visualfractions.com/
A
tutorial that offers instruction and practice in identifying,
renaming, and operating on fractions.
All examples are modeled with number lines or circles.
Science
MadSci Network
http://www.madsci.org
MadSci Network represents
a collective cranium of scientists providing answers
to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety
of other oddities as well.
Neuroscience for Kids
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
Neuroscience
for Kids
has been created for all students and teachers
who would like to learn about the nervous system.
Chemistry for Kids
http://www.chem4kids.com/
Chemistry basics for students
of all ages.
Astronomy for Kids
http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/
The universe is a place that is vast
beyond imagining, and this site tries to help students
of all ages understand a little more about it.
Biology
Class Activity (Frog Dissection)
http://wwwitg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/dissect/info.html
A
virtual frog dissection kit.
Science
& Nature
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/
The BBC covers a variety of science topics.
The Spirit of Innovation Exhibit
at The Tech Museum in California
http://www.thetech.org/nmot/
Learn about American innovators who
have won the National Medal of Technology.
The
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's
Photo Library
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/
Hundreds of images of weather
and space, our shores and coastal seas, and marine
species.
Science and Energy Projects
http://www.EnergyQuest.ca.gov/
Energy Education Resources for teachers and parents.
NOAA
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/index.html
This site provides middle school science students
and teachers with research and investigation experiences
using online resources.
NOAA's
Arctic Theme Page
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/
The National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration's Arctic Theme Page
provides information, photos, and FAQs for researchers,
teachers, and students.
The National Severe Storms
Laboratory's Weather Room
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/
Information
on tornados, hurricanes, lightning, and thunderstorms
from the National Weather Service.
ScienceQuest
http://www2.edc.org/sciencequest/
ScienceQuest supports communitybased
organizations and community technology centers in
their implementation of afterschool science inquiry
projects for young adolescents (ages 10 to 14).
Exploratorium
Web Site
http://www.exploratorium.edu
The San Francisco museum
of science, art, and human perception.
Welcome
to SpaceWander!
http://www.spacewander.com
Take a virtual space trip to the depths
of the universe! All of SpaceWander's space pictures
are real NASA images!
