I've decided to get back in the habit of posting 5 useful websites on a theme each week. I'll post them to this Google Group (http://groups.google.com/group/friday5) and to my blog (http://www.lucygray.org).
This week's topic is science. I've been looking for resources related to my son's science fair project and to my work on a science curriculum project. Enjoy!
1) Google Science Fair
Google is holding a virtual science fair for students ages 13-18. Lots of great prizes!
2) Science Buddies
This is listed on Google's science fair web site, and it's the best site I've found for locating interesting science projects.
3) Museum of Science and Industry: Simple Machines Game
Great interactive game for teaching kids about simple machines.
4) Science Hack: Science Videos Search Engine
Videos have supposedly been screened by scientists in order to verify accuracy.
5) PHeT Interactive Simulations
Simulations for demonstrating science concepts. Highly recommended by colleagues in my personal learning network.