Bill Nye the Science Guy
Features many fun different science experiments.
BrainPop – Science Units and BrainPop Junior – Science Units
A graphically easy way for students to explore different areas for their science projects. BrainPop Junior is appropriate for grade K-3 students. Bowen students have access to both sites; check the Bowen Library Passwords bookmark or ask Ms. Riordan if you need help accessing these sites.
BrainPop – Scientific Method
BrainPOP movie which walks students through the steps of the scientific method, which can be used to design any kind of experiment.
Discovery Education: Science Fair Central
Helpful guide on how to approach an elementary science fair projects, with some ideas provided for early and later elementary students.
Education.com Elementary School Science Fair
Extensive database of project ideas that can be filtered by grade level and subject area.
Energy Kids (US Energy Information Administration)
A wide range of science experiments related to energy consumption and efficiency.
Google Science Fair Idea Springboard
A search tool to help kids come up with a science project that they’ll enjoy (although geared towards older kids).
Google Science Fair Page
Videos of past science fair projects.
Helping Your Child Learn Science
A great reference for every day science projects and explorations which can be done at home.
Home Advisor – A Handyman’s Guide to Tinkering
Tinkering is a hands-on form of open-ended exploration to learn about how things work, how to improve them, and how to build new things. This article links to many online resources about tinkering, simple electronics, simple machines and more.
Hour of Code
Beginning coding sites and exercises compiled by Bowen’s Instructional Technology Specialist, Lauren Dietz.
How to Make Rock Candy!
Rock candy is a deliciously fun way to learn about how yummy science can be while exploring concepts such as evaporation and crystal formation.
Mr. Nussbaum – Science Topics for Kids in Elementary and Middle School
Many games and interactive learning modules covering a wide range of scientific topics.
NASA Weather Science Fair
Interactive games, hands-on activities, and engaging articles that make climate science accessible and fun.
National Energy Education Development Project
Provides project ideas related to energy efficiency and consumption.
National Geographic for Kids
Video library providing a wide variety of science experiment ideas.
National Weather Service – Weather Science Content for Kids and Teens
A listing of weather and meteorology sites geared towards kids. Includes weather school, modelling tools, games and a reference of summer camps for budding meteorologists.
A fun weather and earth science site for kids with project ideas and help, and a scientific method explanation: https://scijinks.gov/weather-science-fair/ – https://scijinks.gov/science-fair/ – https://scijinks.gov/scientific-method/
PBSKids Zoom Activities
Provides project ideas under the categories of Chemistry, Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, Art, Nature, Human Biology. Has many activities, videos and games to explore.
Periodic Table of the Elements, in Pictures and Words
An interactive periodic table of elements. Click on an element to see its everyday use and learn a little more about each one!
The team at Periodic Videos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. Click on an element and watch a video to learn all about it!
Provides science project ideas and a Topic Selection Wizard in the areas of Physical Science, Biology or Life Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, and Engineering or Invention. All projects are divided into three categories (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and you can choose the amount of time you have from less than a day, a few days, a few weeks or more than a month.
Sick Science with Steve Spangler
Videos of some easy experiments.
Title Pro’s Tinkering Guide
A tinkering guide and covers simple electronics, simple machines, engineering, coding, and more
Wristband Resources – The Science Behind Glow in the Dark Toys and Materials
What makes things glow in the dark? The science behind luminescence is explained and a long list of “Glow-in-the-Dark Activities” is provided for some fun.
ALL YOU NEED TO GET STARTED ON SCIENCE DAY