Science — Wilton Library
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Science

Welcome to the Children’s Services Science Page!

Ask Dr. Universe
This curious cat will answer your science questions. Read answers to questions others have asked, ask your own question, or visit Dr. Universe’s favorite Web sites.

Biomes
Basic information on six biomes for elementary school students. Learn about the tropical rain forest, tropical savanna, desert, Arctic tundra, deciduous forest, and subarctic taiga and their plants, animals, and climate.

Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen
Learn how to send secret messages in eggs, teach raisins to dance, and make slime, matchstick rockets, musical saws, and fog in a bottle.

BrainPop
Featuring animated movies that explain matters of health, science and technology, this site offers useful information in kid-friendly packaging.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
Kids can explore animal classifications, dust particles in the air, the stages of a butterfly’s life, and which plant parts to use in a garden salad at this simple and well-designed site from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Discovery Channel Animal Planet
Animal Planet is a new 24-hour channel that brings people of all ages together for entertainment that celebrates our fascination and passion for animals. Visit their Web site for schedules, animal stories, and advice on taking care of your pets.

Exploratorium
Come visit San Francisco’s renowned science museum on the Web. Find dozens of online exhibits and do-it-yourself experiments.

Franklin’s Forecast
Learn to make your own weather station, how to read radar, get clues for tracking storms and more at this great weather site from the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia.

Frogland
Meet the Frog of the Month, learn all about frogs (even how to keep your pet frog), and color pictures from the online coloring book.

The Great Plant Escape
Detective LePlant guides students through the information they need about plants and the part they play in our lives.

Health Windows Jr.
Learn about the human body and what helps you stay well and what makes you sick; explore nutrition, fitness, and safety; or visit some of the “just for fun” places. If some of the words on this site are new, you might want to ask your parents to explore with you.

How Things Work
From the popular book by the same name, Dr. Lou Bloomfield answers all your questions about how everyday things work. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, just write to him and ask.

K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook
The principles of aeronautics are introduced to elementary and middle school children.

KidsGardening.com
Here are tips for captivating even the youngest gardener, plus classroom activities searchable by topic, and a gang of cartoon “Treetures” designed to teach students to treat nature responsibly.

KidsHealth for Kids
Calling all kids! Ever wonder how the human body works? What makes you sick? Or how to keep safe? Get all the answers to your questions in this “kids only” site.

KIDSTORM
Find information, see pictures and graphics, and follow links on tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes and storm chasing.

Kinetic City
Free registration allows children to earn points as they learn from each science experiment they complete in the Lab Car, which also has an archive of past science experiments.

NASAKids
This single site provides a one-stop shop for access to NASA’s various kid-oriented sites.

National Wildlife Federation
Learn about the National Wildlife Federation, read articles from magazines like Ranger Rick and Your Big Backyard, read about endangered animals and learn what you can do to help save them.

NOVA Online: Ice Mummies
Mummies of all kinds are the topic here.

Sci4 Kids
This new e-zine from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), aimed at kids aged eight to thirteen with an interest in science, introduces various projects of ARS scientists in a collection of stories.

Science Learning Network
A science museum designed specifically for the Internet, this site is an endlessly diverting collection of exhibits, experiments and discussions of science issues currently in the news.

Science Toys
Make these toys at home — from common household materials — that demonstrate scientific princples. Make sure to have an adult help you.

Secrets@Sea
Teachers and students are invited to log on to the world’s first online ocean adventure learning game. [Shockwave required]

The Space Place
Sponsored by NASA, the California Institute of Technology, and a consortium of other technology partners, The Space Place demonstrates and explains scientific concepts related to astronomy in a fun, hands-on manner that is tailored to grade school children.

USDA for Kids
From the U.S. Department of Agriculture comes this site which will help kids explore food safety and nutrition, backyard conservation, agriculture, weather and much more.

Weather Wiz Kids
Crystal Wicker, a real-life meteorologist, created this site to help kids learn about weather through fun games and experiments. Get your parents to help you make your own tornado or thunder, make frost, or put a whole egg into a soda bottle.

WhaleNet
A cooperative effort of Simmons and Wheelock Colleges and the National Science Foundation, WhaleNet will introduce you to whales, let you ask the scientists questions, and watch slide shows of whales in action.

The Why Files
Funded by the National Science Foundation, The Why Files allow children to explore the science behind today’s headlines from cloning sheep to finding life on Mars.

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet
If you like insects, worms and other creepy things, this is the site for you. Wendell, your worm reporter, will answer all your questions and teach you all about these “yucky” things.