• Meet The Greens
    At this web site children can watch the animated adventures of the Green family and find environmental-science games, news, downloads, a blog, printable tips, and internet links. This web-only project explores green living, sustainability, ecology, and environmental stewardship.
    Meet Me AT the Corner, Virtual Field Trips For Kids
    At this new website, visitors will find virtual field trips for children ages 8–12, providing educational and informational tours of landmarks and activities through video podcast technology. Each trip of three to four minutes also offers suggested readings and follow-up activities, and invites kids to submit their own complementary videos. Current features include birdwatching in Central Park and a chili pepper fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
    Who Knew Sue?
    The bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex found in South Dakota some years ago soon became a popular exhibit known as Sue at Chicago’s Field Museum. Now an interactive online exhibit allows visitors to explore the dig site where Sue was discovered and to learn about her friends and neighbors—the other species that also roamed that area 67 million years ago.
    Science Adventures With Digger and the Gang
    The BBC’s website presents age-appropriate science-learning activities for children ages 5 to 11. With animations, spoken dialogue, and sound effects, animated characters cover a variety of topics, from float-and-sink concepts for the youngest group to circuitry for the older students. Teacher materials include lesson plans and printable worksheets.
    Bill Nye Covers the Mercury Flyby
    Tune in to this segment from the radio program devoted to space exploration to hear Nye’s take on the NASA’s Messenger mission. Mercury is the least explored terrestrial planet, but Messenger will change that by capturing a comprehensive survey of the planet’s cratered, rocky surface, vaporous atmosphere, and mysterious magnetic field.
    The Encyclopedia of Earth
    The authors of this electronic reference about the Earth seek to make it “the largest reliable information resource on the environment in history.” Content is contributed by expert authorities, with hundreds of articles, for parents and students.
    PEAK Student Website
    PEAK is a comprehensive educational program designed to empower and provide elementary and middle school students with the knowledge to manage energy use in their homes, schools, and communities. Students learn about shifting energy usage from peak-demand times, renewable energy sources, energy conservation, and cutting-edge, energy-efficient technologies. PEAK’s interactive website for kids includes games, quizzes, contests, and discussion boards.
    Sustainable Choices
    This guide makes reducing your carbon footprint as easy as reaching into your pocket. Sustainable Choices folds down to the size of a business card, yet it lays out environmentally conscious suggestions for changing behaviors at home, in stores, and on the road. Ideas range in difficulty from easy (take shorter showers) to challenging (grow your own food). The guide’s website includes additional tips and detailed information about why these choices will help the environment.
    Hubble Telescope Podcasts
    Discover the marvels of the universe with a Hubble scientist, find constellations visible from your own backyard, and discover a treasure trove of other cosmic revelations. The Hubble’s Universe video podcasts bring these and other Hubble-related events and materials directly to your screen.
    Telescope Viewing
    Visitors to The Planetary Society’s website will find a live view of the night sky where the optical search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) telescope is currently scanning. The SETI telescope, built to detect possible light signals from alien civilizations, scans the sky every night, weather permitting. The web page offers a skycam view through the observatory’s roof showing the night sky during observations, updating every 10 minutes.
    Current Events for Kids
    Kid-friendly news content will now be added to Glossopedia, one of the resources from the children’s global online community known as GLOBIO. Titled “In the News,” the weekly feature for grades 3–6 helps students and educators incorporate current events in the sciences into both classroom and after-school activities.
    Deep-Sea Simulator
    If you were to dive to the bottom of the ocean, the water above would exert an enormous amount of pressure on you—nearly 16,100 pounds per square inch! Visitors to the website can learn more about what happens in the ocean’s depths by trying out an online deep-sea simulator.
    Endangered Animals - Facts and More
    Endangered Species allows visitors to listen to and download endangered wildlife facts, photos, ringtones, and wallpapers for each of the featured species. For parents: the ringtones replicate the roars, trills, and squawks of 70 rare and endangered animals from around the world, including the polar bear, blue-throated macaw, and California red-legged frog.
    Bytesize Science Podcasts
    The American Chemical Society (ACS) has launched Bytesize Science, an educational podcast for young listeners. Bytesize Science translates cutting-edge scientific discoveries into stories for students. Topics covered so far include an investigation into the secret chemical language of bacteria, the science behind chocolate-loving, and a pollution-eating vacuum. New installments of Bytesize Science are posted every Monday. Subscribe through iTunes, or use yiur web browser.
    WolfQuest
    Learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Play alone or with friends in on-line multiplayer missions, explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves in your quest to find a mate. Ultimately, your success will depend on forming a family pack, raising pups, and ensuring the survival of your pack.

    The WolfQuest experience goes beyond the game with an active online community where you can discuss the game with other players, chat with wolf biologists, and share artwork and stories about wolves.