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Catch the Science Bug

Catch the Science Bug

Fall 2010 Website
Review:

"Catch the Science Bug" is like a changeable online science book. Based on the Rhode Island PBS television show of the same name, the website offers a selection of "science files" on (so far) eight different topics the show has covered. Each file includes a video clip, photos, some background information, several experiments to try at home, and occasional extras, like trivia questions and quizzes. In addition to the science files, the children can read about the scientists associated with the program, try experiments from the "Investigators Journal", and find out more about the TV program and associated events. The experiments are at an elementary school level and are generally easy to perform with household items. The site is safe, requiring no registration and thus collecting no personal data. The site, although regional in feel and not particularly extensive, is so comfortable, non-flashy, kid-friendly, that we very much look forward to watching it grow - and providing more ways for our children learn.

Emily Crawford   ©2010 Parents' Choice
Emily holds a BSE in electrical engineering and computer science from Duke University and a Master's in computer engineering from Georgia Tech. She is a homeschooling parent and lives with her husband, three children, five cats, and thousands of LEGOs in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Look for this product at:
Catch the Science Bug Foundation, Inc.
http://www.sciencebug.org

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