ADVANCED STUDENTS - MIT Open Courseware for High School Students
MIT's Open Courseware program has been one of the most beneficial sites for anyone interested in any aspect of engineering.
The challenge of the site is that students MUST commit to learn - because it is self-paced. The high school courseware features classes in base engineering and its concepts. This should be a must supplement to any science program.
Think chemistry is too complex for kids? Think again! Use the site to learn the chemistry basics on just about every living thing (and non-living thing) in our world. There's even a link to a kindergarten chemistry experiment!
KHAN ACADEMY The benefits of taking yourself even further......
As parents and teachers, we are very much aware of our childrens' and students' needs as they grow and develop in an academically competitive environment.
But are you aware of the major gaps between the US and other countries around the world? Many youngsters are unaware of the keen problem solving, engineering and thinking skills they will need in order to be successful in the world today.
The Khan Academy takes students through a 15-minute lesson, supplies the students with workable problems, and assesses student knowledge at the end of the exercise. Will it replace a teacher? No. But it can augment and expand a child's knowledge in ways that we as busy working adults cannot. Try a lesson out with your child. Then let me know your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org
More appropriate for younger viewers, Discovery Kids Channel online will open up a fascinating new world of nature, science, space, and many more topics that supplement their science, engineering, math and technology learning. Check it out!
NASA Kids is a WONDERFUL site for children through fourth/fifth grades. NASA's main site is one of the most comprehensive collection of data on what's happening in aeronautics and space. Check them out!
National Geographic is one of the best sites for students of all ages to explore. Like its "N" cousins (NASA and NOAA) National Geographic looks at the earth from the geographical, scientific and human points of views. Oh, and did I mention the awesome articles about animals that my second graders read and explore every spring? Take a world trip without leaving the screen.
NOAA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Wondering about how those folks on television get the forecast pretty acurately every time? Wonder why the same folks on television don't always get it right every time? Visit the REAL experts in how our atmosphere and bio-dome function, and explore with the whole family!
Parents Teachers and Students can have FREE self-paced help from KHAN ACADEMY
The Khan Academy is a FREE site with hundreds of videos and self-paced learning interactives to help students, parents and yes, even teachers - learn and master a multitude of skills. Each user has an account and can take as many classes as needed to get GREAT at math, science, civics and tie these into humanities. STERN RANKING - Highly recommended.
The Science Channel opens a world of interesting possibilities for students interested in space, science, engineering, environment and other studies. Parental Guidance is suggested for younger users. Young users check out kids.discovery.com.