Fun, Enriching Science Activities for Gifted Kids

 

by Carol Fertig

ZoomSci, from PBS Kids, has some great science experiments to do in classrooms, in enrichment groups, or at home. Numerous experiments for kids are available in the following areas:

  • chemistry,
  • engineering,
  • the five senses,
  • forces and energy,
  • life science,
  • patterns,
  • sound,
  • structures, and
  • water.

Many of these experiments are accompanied by excellent videos showing actual kids performing the activities. I started watching these videos and had a hard time stopping because they were so engaging and fun. The website also encourages viewers to send in their findings from the experiments.

Interactive Body, from The BBC, is designed for the older set. It provides engaging activities that help students learn about body parts, including:

  • organs,
  • muscles,
  • skeleton,
  • senses, and
  • nervous system.

The first three activities (organs, muscles, skeleton) have the viewer rotate and place the various body parts in a virtual human being. The website also explains the various functions of the body parts.

There is also a detailed section on puberty. Some of the information in this section may even surprise some adults.

This blog post initially appeared on the Gifted Child Info Blog on December 10, 2010.