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How Can I Help My Child Become More Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? (page 2)

— National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Updated on Sep 30, 2009

How Can We Help You?

How Can Parents Get Involved?
KSNN’s “big sister” (The NASA SciFiles™) has some great information about the “hows and whys” of parental involvement in a child’s education.
How Can Parents Get Involved?

Kidsites For Parents
Your kids will think you are the BEST parent when you show them fun web sites. The web sites have been selected as kid-safe and kid-friendly.
Kidsites For Parents

Welcome to Home2School
Home2School is an interactive web site for parents. Parents can refresh their memory on long forgotten skills (Two Minute Tutorials) and find reading books for their children by grade level and interest (soccer, music, horses, etc.) Parents can also make their children top performers by ensuring that all the essential learning objectives have been completed. You can build a personalized education plan for your student according to the standards adopted by your state.
Welcome to Home2School

NASA Web Sites

NASA
Enter the NASA portal to explore the many facets of NASA. Learn the latest in space news; find math, science, and technology activities for home or the classroom; shoot a cannonball into orbit; or design your own mission to Mars. It’s all just a few clicks away.
http://www.nasa.gov

The NASA SCI Files™
Come explore the tree house and help the tree house detectives solve their latest problem. Conduct experiments from Dr. D’s lab, play the online Problem-Based Learning (PBL) game, or just check out the research rack, expert’s corner, or media room. This is a great site for parents, educators, and students in grades 3-5.
http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov

Engineering and Technology Web Sites

Kids Design Network
Investigate a challenge, dream up a design, and draw your plans on the computer. Then, using the Internet, you can show your design to a real engineer! Best of all it’s free!
http://www.dupagechildrensmuseum.org/kdn/index.html

The Tech Museum of Innovation
A hands-on technology museum devoted to inspiring the innovator in everyone.
http://www.thetech.org/

The National Inventors Hall of Fame
Celebrate the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of great inventors showcased on this web site through exhibits and presentations.
http://www.invent.org/index.asp

Discover Engineering™
As you dig into this site, you will discover a wealth of information on engineering and careers. There are also some really "cool stuf" and games.
http://www.discoverengineering.org/

What Engineers Do
Discover what engineers do, what the job is like, and even how much they are paid
http://www.bls.gov/k12/text/mat_001t.htm

Web Sites for Girls

Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging women and girls in the mathematical sciences. AWM also offers a mentoring program.
http://www.awm-math.org

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
An organization dedicated to achieving equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology.
http://www.awis.org

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
An organization representing women in engineering and technical fields.
http://www.societyofwomenengineers.org

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