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#1  Postby Jain » Feb 25, 2010 9:14 pm

Interesting Links for children


EVOLUTION LINKS

PBS - Human Evolution Activity
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/evolution/ : Use the slide bar to move to find out what stage we were at in the timeline.

PBS NOVA Online - The Missing Link
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/link/evolution.html# : Sean says "My 9 year old daughter and 6 year old son really enjoyed the "Evolution in Action" game"

Links to books about evolution for kids of all ages
http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/02/evolution-resou/

Evolution website that covers Change, extinction, survival, sex, humans and religion. this site is for both students and teachers
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/

How mammals have evolved on this interactive website
http://www.mnh.si.edu/mammals/index.htm

Becoming Human- an interactive website showing the human lineage through timeon an interactive timeline, also includes interactive games and documentaries
http://www.becominghuman.org/

Devolve me, upload a photo and see what you would have looked like if you travelled back along an evolutionary timeline just for fun!!
http://www.open.ac.uk/darwin/devolve-me.php

Understanding Evolution Website..
http://understandingevolution.com/

SPACE LINKS

Solar System Exploration
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/index.cfm

Amazing Space!
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/

Arty the part time astronaut interactive space website
http://www.artyastro.com/main.htm

Earth and moon viewer
http://fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

NASA kids' club
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/ki ... index.html

Starchild- a learning center for young astronomers
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/outreach.html

National Geographic Space Janitor Game
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Game ... ce-janitor

window to the universe
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/

Little Beauties- The website for young atronomers of Beauty In The Universe.
http://beautieslittlebeauties.blogspot.com/

SKEPTICISM FOR KIDS LINKS

The history of the Skeptic
http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/phi ... eptics.htm

The Skeptic's Dictionary
http://www.skepdic.com/essays/ctcontrol.html

Professor Tangent- Nutrition for the mind. Skeptical inquiry, brainteasers, games, logic, common sense and humor to promote critical thinking
http://www.professortangent.org/index.shtml

The Skeptiseum- The skeptical museum of the paranormal
http://www.skeptiseum.org/index.php?override=home.php

Mystery Investigators- using science to investigate the strange and mysterious
http://www.mysteryinvestigators.com/



GENERAL SCIENCE LINKS

Neuroscience For Kids
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/tenper.html


From the Front Page of RichardDawkins.net;
http://richarddawkins.net/linksChildren

Science News for Kids Website..
http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/

Cell size and Scale.. Help to understand the size of cells and atoms visually
http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/ ... lls/scale/




NATURAL HISTORY

Discovery Channel - Walking with Prehistoric Beasts - Hide a beast
http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/be ... /hide.html : Change the animal's appearance to best hide in it's habitat.

BBC Science and Nature - Prehistoric Life
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/prehistoric_life/ : Educational and includes a few games.

Natural History Museum- Kids Only. Includes Games, Dinosaurs, Earth and Space, Life, Naturecams, I want to be an ‘ologist, at the museum and Picture gallery.
http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/
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#2  Postby HughMcB » Feb 27, 2010 10:47 pm

What a great index! :)
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#3  Postby fredbear » Feb 27, 2010 10:48 pm

flipping brilliant jain. :grin: :grin:
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#4  Postby cathyincali » Mar 01, 2010 5:12 pm

While commemorating the discovery of the neutron, I stumbled on the Jefferson Lab website, which has some clear information on atoms and particles, written for kids, online games and puzzles, and more. Here's the URL:
http://education.jlab.org/indexpages/index.php

Another recent discovery is the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/visualelements/pages/periodic_table.html
I particularly liked the Periodic Landscapes (here is one example: http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/visualelements/pages/p_land_2.html), which can be linked to from the home page (link is found near the bottom of the page).


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#5  Postby MAXMAN » May 19, 2010 10:16 am

Appreciate your effort Jain...
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#6  Postby Razor » May 27, 2010 11:50 am

Fantastic, thank you. :)
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#7  Postby newolder » Jun 10, 2010 5:58 pm

http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

NASA's summer of learning. Just kicked-off today. :)
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#8  Postby Teshi » Jun 12, 2010 9:36 pm

Starchild- a learning center for young astronomers
http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/outreach.html


Grarh! What a poorly designed website.
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#9  Postby HomerJay » Jun 26, 2010 7:46 pm

For me, the value of a climb is the sum of three inseparable elements, all equally important: aesthetics, history, and ethics

Walter Bonatti 1930-2011

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#10  Postby Viraldi » Jun 26, 2010 9:06 pm

AE wrote:“The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish. No interpretation no matter how subtle can change this.”
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#11  Postby murshid » Jun 26, 2010 9:16 pm

Great list! Thanks for sharing, Jain!
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#12  Postby Onyx8 » Jun 28, 2010 7:18 pm

Bookmarked, tks.
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#13  Postby Mycernius » Jun 28, 2010 7:58 pm

I think this thread should be sticked
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#14  Postby Jain » Jun 28, 2010 8:21 pm

It is stickied ;)
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#15  Postby David Cooper » Aug 26, 2010 12:37 am

I'm trying to put together a complete interactive self-teaching curriculum for home-educated children here:-

http://www.magicschoolbook.com

There's a considerable amount of content there for youger children already, but much more is in development.
For bright, rational children who want to learn fast: http://www.magicschoolbook.com
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#16  Postby natselrox » Jan 10, 2011 6:05 pm

PZ Myers recommends this book for kids: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... ryngula-20
When in perplexity, read on.

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#17  Postby Mac_Guffin » Jan 10, 2011 6:45 pm

natselrox wrote:PZ Myers recommends this book for kids: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... nskepti-20


The cover is unscientific. :coffee:

There's no way that's a scale model of the earth and an accurate representation of the size of the flora and fauna.
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#18  Postby NamelessFaceless » Feb 24, 2011 9:20 pm

http://www.charliesplayhouse.com/childrens-books.php

Charlie's Playhouse - Evolution for Kids. It contains book reviews and products by age level.
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#19  Postby newolder » Mar 04, 2011 6:19 pm

iz this useful as an aid to putting some of 1's physiks lerning into practice in teh non-virtual werld, i wonder? :ask:
http://omtbpc.wordpress.com/2011/01/02/omtbpc/ [/shameless self]
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#20  Postby akigr8 » Sep 10, 2011 12:57 pm

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