School may be out, but that doesn’t mean the learning has to stop! Check out the Fun section (“fun” being the key word) in the Dana Foundation’s Brainy Kids Online, a science resource for students, teachers, and parents.
Kid can explore the science of light at Optics for Kids, a website run by the Optical Society of America. The website hosts a great gallery of optical illusions and information about the work of scientists or “Optic celebs.” There are also a number of at-home activities, with varying levels of difficulty.
For something more interactive, kids can help the Super Crew save the world of Vearth from the science-distorting computer virus, Deep Delete. This game and more on Kinetic City, a production of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
To help kids stay healthy during the summer fun, check out the American Museum of Natural History’s Infection Detection Prevention site. It teaches kids about infections, where to find and avoid bacteria, and some of the microbes that cause them. Brainy Kids Online is updated on a quarterly basis. Check out the site for more games and information.
– Blayne Jeffries