Monday, September 27, 2010

Lawrence Hall of Science

LHS Kids is a site created by Lawrence Hall of Science University of California, Berkeley.  
The site not only shows what is going on at their museum, it also has games, quizzes, and some great science activities and experiments just for kids. Here are just a few:


Bug Hunt is an activity where students identify bugs seen in their area of the US and then learn more about those bugs. 


Where do Plants Grow? is an activity that has students identify the trees in their area and then learn more about those trees.  


Measure Yourself is an activity where students measure their ears, height, and feet and then compare them to different animals such as the bat, coyote, and jackrabbit. 


How Old is Your Penny? is an activity where students enter the date on a penny and see how that compares to all the other pennies that have been entered and then find out more about pennies. 


Oil Spill is an activity where students can watch a video about oil spills and then do an experiment to see which item will absorb oil the fastest.  They can also find out more about oil spills and how they are cleaned up. 


Bird Beaks is an activity where students learn about the different types of beaks birds have and why they have them.  They then do an experiment to see which types of food they can pick up with different types of beaks. They can then learn more about bird beaks. 


Crystals is an activity where students can grow their own crystals and then learn more about them. 
All of the learn more about sections include print outs and other links for students to investigate. 

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