There's a very cool slideshow on the Discovery Channel site in recognition of Earth Day 2009. The collection of photos that make up the "On Earth Day, a Bird's-Eye View" slideshow are beautifully done and are accompanied by explanatory text that highlight the impact of climate change -- from dust storms to floods to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The imagery is amazing - and certainly good for classroom sharing.
School and family science weekly spotlight: experiment with tonic water and a black light to learn more about fluorescence and light energy!
Are you a picky eater? Maybe there is a scientific reason for your reluctance to eat certain foods even if you know they are good for you. Find out with a tongue-dyeing taste-testing science project!
Catch the annual Perseids meteor shower and tie in some fun family astronomy science with an exploration of parallax. How far away are the things we see in the sky?
School and family science weekly spotlight: make a solar oven from household and recycled materials.
With different kinds of dried beans, plastic cups, and water, kids can model rocks and observe the way different sized particles in rocks affect how much water a rock can hold.
Students can experiment with the engineering design process by trying to improve the durability of a simple handheld device.