[kids-lib] Science education web sites for kids

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Dec 10 13:57:27 PST 2012

As most of you know, Arlene Weible has joined the Library Development team at the Oregon State Library. As the Electronic Services Consultant and Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator she has lots of expertise around accessing and using federal documents and resources that may be useful in library youth services. Arlene has put together some online science resources from the feds that you may find useful as your library starts branching out into science storytimes, summer science programs, and other science activities for children and teens in your library. Enjoy!

[ScienceEducation.gov Supporting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education for America]

Scienceeducation.gov<http://www.scienceeducation.gov/> connects teachers and students to free, federally-funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education resources. Educators, students, and the public can go to ScienceEducation.gov and search via a single query and use (for free) the STEM education offerings of several leading science and technology agencies.  Searches can be filtered by grade level and resource type. Another neat feature is the social networking aspect of the site. Members can actively enhance the site by “tagging” with subject terms; providing new content; providing general guidance and comments on the resources and rate the materials on the site. Members also have access to social media resources related to the site.

Science.gov<UrlBlockedError.aspx> is celebrating its 10 year anniversary and it is a great time to become acquainted with this powerful tool for locating free and  authoritative science information from federal and state government agencies. At its core is the science.gov search tool. It indexes over 55 scientific databases across all science disciplines. The content it searches includes everything from peer-reviewed journal articles to social media sites from 13 federal science agencies. Other features on the site include up-to-the minute science news, the ability to browse science web sites by general subject, and a great site featuring science sites focused on Science Education<http://www.science.gov/browse/w_133.htm>. There is also a Spanish version<http://ciencia.science.gov/> of the site.

Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress
Answers questions like “Can it rain frogs, fish, and other objects?”, or “Does your heart stop when you sneeze?” with science facts and other science web resources.

NASA Kids Club
Great graphics, games and contests on space topics.

NIH Curriculum Supplement Series
Includes teacher’s guides to lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices.

Arlene Weible
Electronic Services Consultant
Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator
Library Development
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem OR, 97301
arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us>

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