There are many resources for children and adults that focus on science, including: books and films, television and radio programs, and software and games. How can you choose the best ones?
The good news is that a number of organizations and services have already sifted through the wealth of science materials that exist and provided recommendations to help parents select just the right science resources for themselves and their children.
Interested in more? Check out these additional resources!
- Science news page for kids
The-world renowned journal Science now features science-related news your children will understand and enjoy! This site, launched in June 2003, lists fun stories about science in the news and is hosted on EurekAlert!, the AAAS science news Web site.
- AAAS/Delta SEEE radio program
The Science and Everyday Experiences (SEE) Project features African Americans in science, engineering and mathematics and highlights scientific research that is being conducted at private institutions and college campuses, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), nationwide. The show presents highlights of these activities that young people and their families are participating in.
- Recommended books for the science classroom
This list of recommended books for children, young adults, and teachers is presented by
- Science Books & Films – other evaluations and reviews
Science Books & Film from the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the only critical review journal, now in its 38th year, devoted exclusively to print and non-print materials in all of the sciences for all age groups.
- Teacher-recommended science books
Science Books & Film from the American Association for the Advancement of Science is the only critical review journal, now in its 38th year, devoted exclusively to print and non-print materials in all of the sciences for all age groups.This site from the National Science Teachers Association allows visitors to search for science books, software, and videos favorably reviewed by science teachers.
- Outstanding K-12 science trade books
The books that appear in these lists were selected as outstanding children's science trade books by a book review panel appointed by the National Science Teachers Association and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council.
- Girl Power Fun!
This site recommends books and other websites on careers and other issues "for girls who dig science."
- Everyday Science radio series
Science truly is everywhere, and this site, sponsored by the Bayer Corporation, will show you how science is around you! Features include an "Everyday Fun" section of science activities, and a search engine to find a radio station near you that broadcasts the Everyday Science program.