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How Can I Help My Child Become More Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics? (page 3)

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

Government Education Web Sites

FirstGov Web Sites
The U.S. government’s official web site portal. Includes links and general information about web sites relating to every part of your daily life.
http://www.firstgov.gov

U. S. Department of Education
The U.S. government’s official web site dedicated to updating you on the latest developments in education across the country.
http://www.ed.gov/audience

Virginia Department of Education
A great example of a state’s education web site designed to easily provide the best and latest education information for all parents.
http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Parents/index.html

The Library of Congress
More than a library. . .an on-line collection of the words, pictures, and sounds of our country in a library that never closes.
http://www.loc.gov

Web Sites that will make you feel like an expert

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

Parents Talk
ParentsTalk is a free on-line parenting magazine with parenting tips, family activities, crafts for children, games, and help with a difficult child and other parenting information. Get parenting advice from parent experts. Share your stories and insights on the parent message boards.
http://www.parents-talk.com

TEAMS Programming for Parents
Parents will enjoy this section of a web site sponsored by the Los Angeles Office of Education. Find loads of resources on arts and music, K-12 lesson plans, books online, professional development, math, history, social sciences, standards and assessment, internet and technology resources and more.
TEAMS Programming for Parents

Science For Families
Check out this collection of project ideas and links designed to get kids interested in science. Articles, scientific facts, and a message board can also be found here.
http://scienceforfamilies.allinfo-about.com

Web Sites “Just For Fun”

Imagiverse
Imagiverse.... the universe of our imaginations has no boundaries. Imagiverse believes that imagination is the key to learning. Teachers can teach, but learning comes from within. The web site's goal is to spark the flame that will lead young and old to pursue learning as an adventure through imagination. Activities, resources, and lots of information are available for all to see and use.
http://www.imagiverse.org

Exploratorium
With over 12,000 web pages exploring hundreds of different topics, the Exploratorium is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/index.html

HowStuffWorks
A source for clear, reliable explanations of how everything around us actually works.
http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Brain POP™
Educational animated movies for K-12 created to help explain concepts and to demystify math, science, health, technology, and English topics in an entertaining way for both children and adults.
http://www.brainpop.com/

Books, periodicals, pamphlets, and web sites may provide teachers and students with background information and extensions. Inclusion of a resource does not constitute an endorsement, either expressed or implied, by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Produced by the NASA LaRC Office of Education
Responsible NASA Official: Dr. Robert M. Starr
Grade K-2 Animations - Destiny Images, Inc., Copyright 2004

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