Learn about computer pioneers.
Gravity Force Lab
Visualize the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. Adjust properties of the objects to see how changing the properties affects the gravitational attraction.
Gravity and Orbits
Move the sun, earth, moon and space station to see how it affects their gravitational forces and orbital paths. Visualize the sizes and distances between different heavenly bodies, and turn off gravity to see what would happen without it!
Adjust mountain snowfall and temperature to see the glacier grow and shrink. Use scientific tools to measure thickness, velocity and glacial budget.
Pump gas molecules to a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, and more. Measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other. Examine kinetic energy and speed hist
Pump gas molecules to a box and see what happens as you change the volume, add or remove heat, and more. Measure the temperature and pressure, and discover how the properties of the gas vary in relation to each other.
Fluid Pressure and Flow
Explore pressure in the atmosphere and underwater. Reshape a pipe to see how it changes fluid flow speed. Experiment with a leaky water tower to see how the height and water level determine the water trajectory.
Mix two gases to explore diffusion! Experiment with concentration, temperature, mass, and radius and determine how these factors affect the rate of diffusion.
Balloons and Static Electricity
Grab a balloon to explore concepts of static electricity such as charge transfer, attraction, repulsion, and induced charge.
Balloons and Buoyancy
Experiment with a helium balloon, a hot air balloon, or a rigid sphere filled with different gases. Discover what makes some balloons float and others sink.
National Geographic Kids
Lots of great science resources, games, etc for kids.
Dynamic Earth Interactive
Delve into the structure of the Earth to learn what causes earthquakes, volcanoes, and more.
The Periodic Table Interactive
Go through the Periodic Table piece by piece and learn how it works. Also, figure out how and why elements interact to make the world you see around you.
Amusement Park Physics Interactive
Are you really in danger when you are taking those hairpin turns and death-defying loops on a roller coaster? Discover how amusement park rides use the laws of physics to simulate danger, while keeping the rides safe.
Rock Cycle Interactive
A great interactive where students learn about the rock cycle.
A great higher level website with access to videos and information about science.
Brain Pop is not usually free, but on the homepage they offer an educator or family free access. There are lots of great videos, games and activities for students.
Has a large selection of games, activities and information for kids about science.
San Francisco Exploratorium Museum
The San Francisco Exploratorium offers a plethora of vidoes, information and activities for students focusing on science.
This website is free until April 6! Follow the instructions on the homepage on how to create an account for access to lots of great science fun!