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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Science Recourses

  • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE.
  • Rice University has partnered with CBS, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the National Science Foundation to produce CSI Web adventures based on the CSI television series. The web adventures are designed to teach students the process of forensic investigation and problem solving.
  • HowStuffWorks Thousands of topics for even the most inquiring minds. Includes video illustrations.
  • The Naked Scientists ~ Science with a touch of Humour. This has both Video and Audio Science shows in MP3. (Cambridge University)
  • CreationMinistries3suppliers of various media relating to the creation of the world from a Biblical perspective. Contact +27 (21) 979-0107 for more info.


Fields of Science

    1. Natural Sciences

    1.1. Physical Science

    A. Astronomy

    Astrophysics · Cosmology · Galactic astronomy · Planetary geology · Planetary science · Stellar astronomy

    • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Videos attempting to grasp a little bit about our Universe.
    • NASA Kids where Kid's learn by playing games and other interactive activities.
    • Nine Planets A multimedia tour of the solar system. This website is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons and other objects in our solar system.
    • Rader’s Astronomy 4 Kids for astronomy basics and the science of the stars.
    B. Chemistry

    Acid-base reaction theories · Alchemy · Analytical chemistry · Astrochemistry · Biochemistry · Crystallography · Environmental chemistry · Food science · Geochemistry · Green chemistry · Inorganic chemistry · Materials science · Molecular physics · Nuclear chemistry · Organic chemistry · Photochemistry · Physical chemistry · Radiochemistry · Solid-state chemistry · Stereochemistry · Supramolecular chemistry · Surface science · Theoretical chemistry

    • Great Barr School This is a collection of Animations for School Chemistry/Physics and Biology.
    • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Videos on chemistry (roughly covering a first-year high school or college course). Topics covered in college organic chemistry course. Basic understanding of basic high school or college chemistry assumed.
    • Rader's Chemistry 4 Kids Matter, atoms, elements, reactions, biochemistry etc.
    C. Earth science (Geoscience)

    Atmospheric sciences · Ecology · Environmental science · Geodesy · Geology · Geomorphology · Geophysics · Glaciology · Hydrology · Limnology · Mineralogy · Oceanography · Paleoclimatology · Palynology · Physical geography · Soil science · Space science

    • Geography links due to the vast amount of Geography links I’ve stumbled across, I have created a separate page for them.
    • Dig-It! Games Bring History to life with the award-winning Roman Town: the only game that lets you be an archaeologist. This truly unique and innovative educational computer game turns players into real archaeologists while immersing them in ancient history. Created by a professional archaeologist and teacher, Roman Town brings history to life in a way no book or board game can. Real archaeology on your computer.
    • Geology for Kids A study of the earth and her people. An in depth online geology textbook written for kids. Learn about the world beneath you. Geology is the study of the Earth’s surface and substructure. Geologists look at the processes that form terrain, and the processes that destroy terrain. Also contains fun and educational games.
    • National Geographic Kids for Games, Videos, Animals & Pets, Photos, Countries, Fun Stuff, Community & News
    • Rader's Earth Science 4 Kids for physical geography or earth science basics.
      • See 3D buildings, imagery, and terrain.
    • Shape It Up is one of many good educational games and activities on Kinetic City. Shape It is an activity that would be good for use in an elementary school Earth Science lesson. The activity presents students with "before" and "after" images of a piece of Earth. Students then have to select the force nature and the span of time it took to create the "after" picture.
    D. Physics

    Applied physics · Atomic physics · Computational physics · Condensed matter physics · Experimental physics · Mechanics · Nuclear physics · Particle physics · Plasma physics · Quantum mechanics (introduction) · Solid mechanics · Theoretical physics · Thermodynamics · Entropy · General relativity · M-theory · Special relativity

    • Engineering Interact is a site for elementary school students designed by the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Engineering Interact offers five games designed to teach students physics concepts. The games address concepts related to light, sound, motion, electricity, and space travel. Each of the five games presents students with a scenario in which they have to "help" someone solve a problem. The games require students to learn and analyse the information presented to them.
    • Great Barr School This is a collection of Animations for School Chemistry/Physics and Biology.
    • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Projectile motion, mechanics and electricity and magnetism. Solid understanding of algebra and a basic understanding of trigonometry necessary.
    • Rader's Physics 4 Kids for basic physics information.
    • SchoolPhysics Teachers of Physics resource. No video as such but the animations & diagrams are very clearly explained. (UK)
    • Sixty Symbols is good for higher Science Physics videos. (Nottingham University).


    1.2 Life Science

    A. Biology

    Anatomy · Astrobiology · Biochemistry · Biogeography · Biological engineering · Biophysics · Behavioural neuroscience · Biotechnology · Botany · Cell biology · Conservation biology · Cryobiology ·Developmental biology · Ecology · Ethnobiology · Evolutionary biology (introduction) · Genetics (introduction) · Gerontology · Immunology · Limnology · Marine biology · Microbiology · Molecular biology · Neuroscience · Palaeontology · Parasitology · Physiology · Radiobiology · Soil biology · Systematics · Theoretical biology · Toxicology · Zoology

    • Great Barr School This is a collection of Animations for School Chemistry/Physics and Biology.
    • Inner Body Your FREE guide to human anatomy online. Study the anatomy of the human body online using anatomy charts, models and diagrams. It's fun, interactive and an ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions and anatomical terms used by doctors and nurses.
    • KhanAcademy Learn almost anything for FREE. Videos cover topics seen in a first year college or high school biology course.
    • Pest World for Kids is a fun educational website for students in elementary school grades. Pest World for Kids has a great index of pests which includes information on what they look like, where they are found, and how to prevent pest infestations. The Pest World for Kids website has four fun educational games that students will enjoy playing as they learn about insects and rodents.
    • Rader's Biology 4 Kids Cells, microorganisms, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, animal systems.
    • Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has a great collection of interactive learning activities. The activities are categorized according to grade level and vary in format. Some of the interactive activities are like video games (Squish the Fish for 1st graders) while others are more like virtual scavenger hunts (Conservation Investigation). The games and virtual scavenger hunts could easily take students an hour or longer to complete and the students would learn something new throughout the activity. In addition to the interactive activities, Shedd Aquarium provides a host of great Marine Science lesson plans for grades K-12.

    2. Formal Sciences

    2.1. Computer sciences

    2.2. Mathematics

    2.3. Statistics

    • The National Center for Education Statistics hosts a collection of games and tools for students. Dare to Compare is a quiz section of Kids' Zone where students can test their knowledge of civics, economics, history, geography, mathematics, and science. After taking each quiz the students are shown the correct answers. Dare to Compare also allows students to see the national and international average rate of correct answers.
    • KhanAcademy ~ Learn almost anything for FREE. Introduction to statistics. Will eventually cover all of the major topics in a first-year statistics course (not there yet!)

    2.4. Systems Science

    3. Social & Behavioural Science

    5. Applied Sciences

    5.1. Agronomy

    5.2. Architecture

    5.3. Education

    5.4. Engineering

    5.5. Health sciences

    • The Ad Decoder is produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The game appears on the B.A.M. (body and mind) section of their website. BAM is full of great resources for health and physical education teachers. The Ad Decoder provides students with two virtual magazines which they flip through to see examples and explanations of advertising tactics used to grab the attention of tweens and teens. After flipping through the magazines students can test their new knowledge.
    • Fat World is an educational video game funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The game isn't designed to tell students what they should or shouldn't eat rather it is designed to get students thinking about the results of food choices. In the game students explore the socioeconomic, geographic, and cultural factors that influence the nutrition choices people make. Students will also explore the roles of the government and interest groups in the marketing of foods.

    5.6. Management

    5.7. Military Science

    5.8. Spatial science


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