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Learning goes beyond classes and assignments. There are some fascinating places online where you can further your education. Here are some of our favorites.
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The Nonfiction Minute
This site features audio clips of quality nonfiction written and read by some of the biggest names in the field. The daily posts, aimed at upper elementary school children, cover subjects ranging from crows and their habit of eating eyeballs, to the concept of a light year.
A collection of the very best the web has to offer in science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM. Teens can rank, share and recommend content, all the while earning points and badges.
TED Talks (for kids)
Ted Talks are short videos that explain new ideas. Here’s a link to talks you may find especially interesting. (Check out David Gallo's talk - some of you may remember him from his amazing visit to A-S a few year's ago).
Three public radio producers/reporters host these podcasts for kids about science. They ponder questions like whether it is better to be taller or shorter and why do some foods taste better to adults than kids? Each podcast is co-hosted by a child.
Academy of Achievement
This website presents extraordinary leaders and visionaries who have shaped the world.
Black Culture Connection
Videos, articles and digital interactives on many aspects of black history and culture from PBS.
No longer just a radio show on NPR, Science Friday has a website featuring award-winning digital videos and original web content "covering everything from octopus camouflage to cooking on Mars"!
This popular channel has videos explaining different scientific phenomena. Some of the topics it covered include: gravity, and the uncertainty principle.
If you enjoyed the video that Mr. Trower showed at MMM about mapping the border between the U.S. and Canada, go to this website to see more geography videos by the same creator.
Explore the world of science and technology with these resources from San Francisco’s renowned Exploratorium.
Learn about history, ecology, literature, chemistry and biology by watching these highly entertaining videos by the author John Green and his brother Hank.
The Planet Money team produces two entertaining podcasts a week that explain the economy.
The American Museum of Natural History has a section dedicated to documentaries, visualizations and news in four subject areas;
astro, earth, bio and human.
Google Cultural Institute
Discover collections from museums and archives all around the world and curate your own galleries.
Digital Public Library
This portal provides innovative ways to search and experience
collection of millions of items, including by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, and topic.
Learn about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more.
Enjoy exploring these websites and let us know if you have suggestions about new sites to add.