Science can be fun on the Web

January 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

OLogy by the American Museum of Natural History, New York; 2009;

Wow!  The information resources here are rich and kid-friendly.  I imagine this site could augment homework websites.

Options to ask a scientist, along with links to specific scientific fields, make finding answers to questions easy.  The site was designed for children ages 8-12, but I can imagine older children using it as well.  The layout is definitely geared for children with its bright colors, wacky fonts and heavy use of graphics.  There are games, activities, information and other resources available from this portal.  In addition, children can register (it appears to be free) and collect virtual trading cards—what an ingenious way to encourage return visits!

I definitely would make sure that links to this site were included on the children’s web page for my library.  I would also make sure it was on science or discovery pathfinders for upper elementary students.  Maybe some bookmarks could be made and distributed after classroom visits to the library.


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