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  • Afrigadget blog
    Solving everyday problems with African ingenuity.
  • Amusement Park Physics
    How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? In this exhibit, you'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster. Plan it carefully - it has to pass a safety inspection. You can also experiment with bumper car collisions.
  • AntCast
    A leafcutter ant colony is live on the web - using an infrared camera to give a secret view into the lives of these fascinating creatures.
  • At Home Astronomy
    Hands-on science experiments for the whole family.
  • BrainPOP
    Health, science, technology, math, english animation and educational site for kids.
  • Chem4Kids
    Chem4Kids! The web site that teaches chemistry fundamentals to children and adults!
  • Cool Science for Curious Kids
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology... on screen, off screen, and in between.
  • Dino Russ's Lair
    A site that is jam-packed with useful and fun links to a myriad different sites that cater for all ages.
  • DNA from the beginning
    DNA is fast becoming the focus of much of the latest research geing done into forensics and cloning, among other things. Visit the site and learn more about the most important molecule of life.
  • Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
    If you love numbers then you can easily get lost in this site. Whether it be geometry, trigonometry, algebra or calculus, you'll find all the info you need right here.
  • Ezra's hummingbird site
    Young Ezra discovered a hummingbird nest below his bedroom window and has documented the unfolding drama, as the bird lays eggs and then raises her young.
  • First Science
    Science articles, science and nature poems and science news
  • FunBrain
    FunBrain is a great site for online educational games for kids of all ages.
  • How Stuff Works
    The index to over 1000 fantastic 'How Stuff Works' articles!
  • Insecta
    Dedicated to the diversity of South African insect life.
  • Kiddy House
    Resource centre for kids and teachers.
  • KidsClick Web Search
    Web search for kids by librarians.
  • Kinetic City
    Play an online game Mission to Vearth.
  • Making Science Make Sense
    Reawaken the scientist that's already alive in every one of us and have fun while you're at it!
  • Neuroscience for kids
    The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!!
  • Paleomap Project
    A journey into our planet's history. Ever wondered what Earth looked like 1 000 million years ago? This site has all the maps, 3-D images and animations you need to get a good idea of what it was like.
  • Quiz Hub
    A fun online interactive learning center.
  • Recreating dinosaurs
    In the film Jurassic Park and its sequel, The Lost World, dinosaurs are recreated from fragments of their genetic 'blue print' or DNA. Is recreating dinosaurs fact or fiction?
  • Science Jokes And Humor
    This is a collection of K-12 science jokes and humour by topic. The jokes are short, not complicated or abusive and can serve as a science education tool.
  • Seeing, hearing and smelling the world
    How does your brain decipher the messages sent to it by your senses? The following site does a good job explaining the complex system of communication between your brain and senses.
  • South African Rocketry Association
    An organisation responsible for the controlling of model, high power and experimental rocketry in South Africa. Find out more about this exciting hobby!
  • The Bean Files
    Find out about science in the background of life on the land as told from the point of view of plant and animal characters.
  • The NASA SCIence Files
    The NASA 'Why?' Files is designed to enhance and enrich the teaching of mathematics, science, geography, and technology in grades three though five. The NASA 'Why?' Files is a television and web-based project that provides students with the opportunity to apply the methods of science while solving real world problems.
  • TryScience
    TryScience.org is your gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide.
  • Volcano World
    A great source of volcano info.
  • What's that stuff?
    Ever wondered what ink is made of, or lipstick or cement or self-tanning lotion? This is the site that will settle your curiosity about what goes into anything and everything.
  • Yahooligans! Top 5 Coolest Sites
    A weekly list of favourite sites for kids.
  • YouTube's Dawkin's lectures
    Richard Dawkin's delivers his The Ultraviolet Garden lectures in seven parts.
  • Whyville
    Whyville is an on-line community dedicated to learning science and maths through exploration and communication.