Science Web Sites for Kids

 De Anza College Planetarium: 

Great planetarium shows specifically geared for elementary school aged kids. The web site has a list of shows and appropriate age groups.

Exploratorium - Science Explorer 

Exploratorium - Hands On Activities

Great stuff from the folks at the Exploratorium. Lots of home experiment ideas with common household items.

Free Activities and Worksheets

Fun activities and experiments for kids ages 4 to 12 years.  Browse through a large collection of science videos, animations and interactive articles, which are available for free.

Rock-It Science

Hands-on activities combined with cliff-hanger stories kids love. They provide afterschool, homeschool, and summer programs. They will even come to your school. Check the website for their fee structure.

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)

Get your kids excited about reading with these tips.  Also, check out the entire RIF site for other great reading tips and ideas.

Astronomy Lectures (for adults)

Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series - Podcasts

Free, non-technical talks (but more appropriate for adults) about once a month at Foothill College.  Come hear the talks in person or download the podcasts.

Science Music for Kids

They Might Be Giants

Their CD "Here Comes Science" contains 19 science songs for kids (and parents won't mind listening to them either).

Banana Slug String Band

Local, Santa Cruz group that produces science songs for kids. Mostly earth, ocean, and biological topics.

Music for Adults

The Four Postmen

Definitely NOT for kids. This group was kind enough to allow us to use their song "Bed A' Nails" in our shows and videos, so we wanted to give them a little plug. They are often compared to the group Barenaked Ladies. Check them out.