Science & Technology
See also the Pittsburgh Public Schools Science Activity Calendars
Databases Especially for Kids
Amazing Animals of the World
A virtual trip to the zoo for elementary school-aged children, with interactive information on over 1,200 animals.
New Book of Popular Science
In-depth science, health, and technology research and news of use and interest to middle school-aged children, teens and adults.
Science Online (Facts On File)
Science Experiments and more. This database will not only help you find a science experiment, but it will provide definitions, diagrams, facts, timelines, and essays, too.
Websites for More Information
- About.com Inventors
Find information on famous inventors or discover how to become an inventor.
- Carnegie Science Center: STEMisphere
STEMisphere.org is a community resource that lists STEM-related programs, classes, events and more for kids Pre-K through Grade 12, parents, educators and partners!
Discover chemistry by learning about reactions, elements, atoms, etc.
Learn about the origins of life, classification, animal kingdoms, human biology, and more.
- Earth Floor
Dive into plate tectonics, geologic time, biomes and other earth-related topics.
- Energy Education
Learn energy facts, energy history, and play some games.
- Energy for Kids
Find out what it is, how to save it, and its history.
- How Stuff Works
Learn about how all kinds of stuff works-from batteries to money to toys.
Explore dinosaurs by learning fun facts, memorizing dinosaur names and discovering the work of paleontologist.