Want to know about how our world and all the things in it work? This website looks at materials, energy, light and sound; and, you also learn about humans, plants and animals in this section. For children in KS2 (8 to 11 years).
Try Science is a great first stop on your science journey. There are dozens of experiments in areas such as chemistry, biology, math and engineering, many of which can be done on and offline. You can take a virtual field trip to another museum or even view some animals via live webcam.
How Stuff Works covers all sorts of interesting topics, but the science section includes space, earth science, life science and even paranormal science. Explore tornadoes, hair coloring, UFOs, radar and lunar landings. The site is geared more towards older audiences - the explanations may be too complex for younger kids - but it is a great resource for families.
Science News for Kids helps kids stay up-to-date on scientific trends. Written in an accessible way, the articles can help kids understand topics like the decline of the honeybee population and how police use forensics to solve crimes. It's also a great way for parents to learn what's happening so they can help explain it to curious children.
TechRocket's courses for coding, game design, and graphic design are built on the premise that "you're never too young to learn STEM skills." This site includes a heavy focus on building mobile apps and games, from iOS development to Minecraft mods.
At Bomomo, children can experiment to their heart's content. There's a range of interesting tools, and the best way to discover what they can do is to simply try them. Click one of the icons at the bottom of the screen, then move and click your mouse to make a cool abstract composition. If you can't save the creation, try taking a screen grab of it.
Aminah's World is a website presented by the Columbus Museum of Art. Here kids can choose a digital background then build a collage by layering kente cloth and other fabric scraps, found objects, shells, and yarn. Objects can be moved and re-sized, and the result printed out.
The art activities here include building with colored blocks, doodling, designing, animation, and a glimpse into processes like Matisse's painting and Japanese wood block prints. You need to take a screen grab to save your work.
Math.com offers a lot for everyone. Students can find homework help, puzzles, online calculators, and more... teachers can take advantage of lesson plans, classroom resources, and career resources... there's even a section for parents with lots of helpful information.