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Cool Websites

Math and science are all over the Internet!

These are just a few of the websites where you can find math and science activities. Can you find more?

Cool Websites

Regional Programs, Competitions, and Resources in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)

  • Carnegie Science Center – Pittsburgh’s science museum dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life.
  • ChemFest – During National Chemistry Week, students explore activity booths by companies and organizations on basic and applied chemistry.
  • SciTech Days – Each fall and spring, middle and high school students explore exhibits, presentations, workshops and programs on regional cutting edge science and technology and career opportunities in these fields.
  • Chain Reaction Contraption Contest – High School students build and run a machine that completes a specific task in 20 steps or more.
  • Future City Competition Middle school students use SimCity software to design a city that addresses a specific urban challenge.
  • Engineer the Future – During National Engineers Week, students explore activity booths by companies and organizations that demonstrate all types of engineering.
  • Pittsburgh Regional Science & Engineering Fair – More than1,000 6th – 12th graders compete for over $1,000,000 in cash and scholarships.
  • The Carnegie Science Center’s Girls, Math & Science Partnership’s mission is to engage, educate, and embrace girls as architects of change. Working with girls age 11 – 17 and their parents, teachers, and mentors, we draw organizations, stakeholders, and communities together in an effort to ensure that girls succeed in math and science.
  • Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative – Opportunities for middle and high school students to learn about tissue engineering
  • Science Olympiad in PA – Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 6,000 teams in 50 states.
  • PA Education Resources – A searchable database of student enrichment activities occurring in-school, after-school, and during the summer months.
  • Challenger Learning Center – Space travel comes alive through the Challenger Learning Center in Wheeling, WV

Math Websites

  • NCTM Illuminations – A collection of activities and websites searchable by grade level and topic.
  • National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – A collection of online manipulatives to support students’ mathematics learning.
  • Cool Math – This website stresses having fun with math and the exciting exploration all math has to offer.
  • EdheadsEdheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking.
  • Khan Academy – Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, the Khan Academy can help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
  • Math Playground – an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students.  Practice your math skills, play a logic game and have some fun!
  • Figure This – This site contains exciting learning activities that illustrate mathematics that students should be doing in school.
  • Geogebra – This site is a free dynamic software program used to model algebra and geometry.
  • Math Forum – The Web site includes extensive collections of activities and homework help from Dr. Math.
  • XPmathXP Math features fun and educational math games for Grades 5-9 organized by topic

Science Websites

  • PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources- Learn about PA’s Natural Resources
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency – Educator resources and interactive activities for kids regarding water resources in Pennsylvania
  • FOSSweb – FOSSWeb is the official site for the inquiry-based FOSS (FULL OPTION SCIENCE SYSTEM) science curriculum. A place for support, resources, and fun activities.
  • Earth Sky – Top scientists discuss current topics, in audio and some video files
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – Stories, videos, games, and activities related to aeronautics and space
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) – The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology…on screen, off screen, and in between.
  • National Geographic Society – Homework help, activities and games, videos and photos, and much more related to numerous science topics
  • National Geographic Kids – National Geographic site for students including interesting science-related information, videos, experiments, and games.
  • Kids.gov – links to government sites for students.
  • Science News for Kids - site devoted to science news for children of ages 9 to 14.
  • Try Science - Your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide.
  • EdheadsEdheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking.
  • Khan Academy – Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. With over 3,200 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, the Khan Academy can help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

Career Connections to Math and Science

  • Advanced Technological Education Television – award winning on-line video series with up to the minute information connecting students with education and employment opportunities
  • SciTech Career Resources – links to ‘hot’ jobs, internships, job descriptions, self assessment quizzes, interviews and more with professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.
  • The Arizona Career Information System – provides educational, career, and occupational information to help students in making better-informed career and school choices (Username: asucareer; Password: 4azcis02)
  • Mathematics at Work - 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.
  • Math Apprentice – targeted at students in grades 4 – 7, Math Apprentice invites students to play the role of an intern at one of eight companies in a growing metropolis. Students are greeted by an employee of the company who then explains the math behind the job. They may then choose to solve specific problems or explore math concepts on their own.
  • WeUseMathThe most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.
  • XPmath – This website contains math careers searchable by mathematical topic or job.