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Many parents have trouble helping their children with their homework—especially math and science homework. Here you will find resources that might be valuable for helping children succeed. We also have resources to help students decide on a career!

INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES FOR STUDENTS-AND EVERYONE!

Society of Women Engineers Outreach Activities
http://www.societyofwomenengineers.org/careerguidance/activities/
To encourage K–12 students to explore the opportunities of engineering, The Society of Women Engineers presents activities that demonstrate basic engineering concepts. These activities include the fundamentals, such as math and science, as well as important concepts such as teamwork, leadership, and communication.

Virtual Museum (IEEE)
http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/
The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Virtual Museum features, among other things, exhibits on microelectronics, women and technology, and microwaves.

Sightseer's Guide to Engineering (NSPE)
http://www.engineeringsights.org/
This site features notable engineering accomplishments in the 50 states.

TryScience
http://www.tryscience.org/experiments/experiments_home.html
TryScience.org is your gateway to experiencing the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on- and off-line interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide. Science is exciting, and it's for everyone!

The "Fun Links" under both Science and Math
Math:http://gettech.org/fun.asp?cat=math
Science: http://gettech.org/fun.asp?cat=science
A list of fun links to science and math activities from GetTech.org.

Pick a Tech Career!
http://gettech.org/organizer.asp?intforder=11
Information about career options in technology from GetTech.org.

Space Mysteries
http://mystery.sonoma.edu/index.html
In solving each mystery, users are required to access and analyze actual data from NASA missions, including video “interviews” with real NASA scientists.

The NASA SciFiles
http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/treehouse.html
Help the tree-house detectives solve problems.

NASA CONNECT
http://connect.larc.nasa.gov/
This site establishes a “connection” between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the classroom and the mathematics, science, and technology used every day by NASA researchers.

NASA KSNN
http://ksnn.larc.nasa.gov/home.html
This program uses the Web, animation, and video to introduce science, technology, engineering, math, and NASA concepts.

NASA Space Place
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/
Check out games, animations, projects, and fun facts about earth, space, and technology.

GAMES AND CONTESTS

NASA Space Place
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/en/kids/
Check out games, animations, projects, and fun facts about earth, space, and technology.

Windows to the Universe
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
A user-friendly learning system covering the earth and space sciences.

FEATURE ARTICLES
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Guidelines for Technical Professionals (ASME)
http://www.asme.org/education/precollege/resourceguide/guidelines.html
Preparing and presenting effective K–12 math, science, technology, and engineering education activities (for engineers).

Helping Your Child Learn Mathematics
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/math/index.html
This booklet is made up of fun activities that parents can use with children from preschool age through grade 5 to strengthen their math skills and build strong positive attitudes toward math.

Helping Your Child Learn Science
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/science/index.html
This booklet provides parents of children ages 3 through 10 with information, tools, and activities they can use in the home and community to help their child develop an interest in the sciences and learn about the world around them.

Math Challenges for Families
http://www.figurethis.org/index.html
Helping families enjoy mathematics outside school through a series of fun and engaging, high-quality challenges.

NASA Explores
http://www.nasaexplores.com/
Each week two new articles are published about a current NASA aerospace technology or space flight topic.

NASA Portal – Dream Big

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/subjects/careers/index.html
Read about Mike Fincke, former flight engineer on the International Space Station.

RELATED INTERNET RESOURCES (by Topic)
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Eisenhower National Clearinghouse Math Topics
http://www.enc.org/weblinks/lessonplans/math/
Use math topic words to find Web sites with lesson plans and activities.

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
http://www.careercornerstone.org/
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a nonprofit resource center for those exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

NASA’s Educator Astronaut Program
http://edspace.nasa.gov/
Walk in the shoes of an astronaut to experience virtual training exercises and join the Earth Crew to carry out exploration-related activities.

Windows to the Universe
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/
A user-friendly learning system covering the earth and space sciences.

Math

Math Tips
http://www.mathpower.com/
This site provides information about basic math, algebra, study skills, math anxiety, and learning styles,
and specifically addresses the needs of the community college adult learner.

Prime Number Page
http://primes.utm.edu/largest.html
The largest known prime numbers.

Math Skills
http://www.aaamath.com/index.html
Hundreds of pages of basic math skills.

Web Math, Games, and Help
http://www.webmath.com/
This site has over 100 instant-answer, self-help, math solvers, ready to help you get your math problem solved

Games, Puzzles, and Homework Help
http://www.mathgoodies.com/
Math Goodies is a free math help site featuring interactive lessons, puzzles, and worksheets. 

MegaConverter 2
http://www.megaconverter.com/Mega2/index.html
Provides tools for conversion of many units of measure.

Graphing Linear Equations
http://www.terragon.com/tkobrien/algebra/index.html
This project is designed to provide an understanding in the graphing of linear equations at the algebra 1 level.

Decimal Converter
http://www.sisweb.com/math/general/arithmetic/fradec.htm
Fraction to decimal conversion tables.

Math Help and Games
http://www.gomath.com
Online math help.

Visual Fractions
http://www.visualfractions.com/
A tutorial that offers instruction and practice in identifying, renaming, and operating on fractions.
All examples are modeled with number lines or circles.

Science

MadSci Network
http://www.madsci.org
MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety of other oddities as well.

Neuroscience for Kids
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
Neuroscience for Kids has been created for all students and teachers who would like to learn about the nervous system.

Chemistry for Kids
http://www.chem4kids.com/
Chemistry basics for students of all ages.

Astronomy for Kids
http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/
The universe is a place that is vast beyond imagining, and this site tries to help students of all ages understand a little more about it.

Biology Class Activity (Frog Dissection)
http://www-itg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/dissect/info.html
A virtual frog dissection kit.

Science & Nature
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/
The BBC covers a variety of science topics.

The Spirit of Innovation Exhibit at The Tech Museum in California
http://www.thetech.org/nmot/
Learn about American innovators who have won the National Medal of Technology.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Photo Library
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/
Hundreds of images of weather and space, our shores and coastal seas, and marine species.

Science and Energy Projects
http://www.EnergyQuest.ca.gov/
Energy Education Resources for teachers and parents.

NOAA
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/index.html
This site provides middle school science students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using online resources.

NOAA's Arctic Theme Page
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Arctic Theme Page provides information, photos, and FAQs for researchers, teachers, and students.

The National Severe Storms Laboratory's Weather Room
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/
Information on tornados, hurricanes, lightning, and thunderstorms from the National Weather Service
.

ScienceQuest
http://www2.edc.org/sciencequest/
ScienceQuest supports community-based organizations and community technology centers in their implementation of after-school science inquiry projects for young adolescents (ages 10 to 14).

Exploratorium Web Site
http://www.exploratorium.edu
The San Francisco museum of science, art, and human perception.

Welcome to SpaceWander!
http://www.spacewander.com
Take a virtual space trip to the depths of the universe! All of SpaceWander's space pictures are real NASA images!

 
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