When will you ever use math and science?
Well, actually, there are a lot of incredibly cool ways that math and science are used in the real world. And the best way to get fired up about anything is to see it in action. Below are links to some great places for you and your family to see math and science come to life.
Do you know about a math- or science-related website that we haven’t posted? Let us know!
- Mathplayground.com- an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students. Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!
- Aplusmath.com – helps students improve their math skills interactively.
- Space travel comes alive through the Challenger Learning Center
- Earthsky.org – Top scientists discuss current topics, in audio and some video files
- Learn about PA’s Natural Resources
- Learn about water resources from the EPA
- FigureThis.org – The resources listed here may help adults become engaged in math with their children.
- Kids.gov - links to government sites for students sites
- Kids.earth.nasa.gov - NASA space exploration site for students
- Kids.nationalgeographic.com - National Geographic site for students
- ScienceMadeSimple.com - Science fair projects: ideas, topics, methods & examples Science articles, easy kids science projects & experiments
- Science News for Kids is a web site devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 14. It features offer timely items of interest to kids, accompanied by suggestions for hands-on activities, books, articles, web resources, and other useful material.
- TryScience.org – TryScience is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide.
- ATEtv.org - Advanced Technological Education Television is an award winning on-line video series with up to the minute information connecting students with education and employment opportunities.
- Explore your Future Explore how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) shapes nearly every job, both today and in the future.
- Achieve.org/MathatWork – Following up on the work of the American Diploma Project, Achieve has produced a series of “Mathematics at Work” brochures to examine how higher-level mathematics is used in today’s workplaces. The brochures present case studies drawn from leading industries nationwide to illustrate the advanced mathematics knowledge and skills embedded in jobs that offer opportunities for advancement and are accessible to high school graduates.
- XPmath.com – This website contains math careers searchable by mathematical topic or job as well as math games.