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Science Demonstrations, Experiments, and Projects

Looking for Slime Recipes?  Glow in the Dark projects? Maybe some Science Magic Tricks?  About.com’s Science Project page has all kinds of fun demos, experiments and projects to try!

Citizens Helping Scientists

Citizen Science: Armies of Volunteers Aid Research

By MARY ESCH Associated Press

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. May 8, 2011 (AP)
"...Besides being a researcher in the state's Hudson River Estuary Program, Bowser leads citizen projects that collect reams of data for scientists and resource management agencies while engaging volunteers in hands-on science and teaching them something about the world around them. His Steve Irwin-style exuberance and enthusiasm for his subject matter make Bowser an ideal leader in the rapidly expanding world of citizen science.
Once restricted mainly to counting birds — most famously, in Audubon's 111-year-old Christmas Bird Count — citizen science has expanded rapidly in recent years, both in number and variety of projects. Some projects count things — fireflies, ladybugs, frogs, herring. Others record data on water quality, weather, flower budding and other phenomena. Still others already have the data but need a lot of people to sort through it.
Darlene Cavalier, whose ScienceForCitizens website brings together volunteers and research projects, said she started the site when she was a graduate student writing a thesis on promoting citizen science. The site's growth from a blog listing about 40 projects in 2006 to a busy portal with more than 400 projects in its database today mirrors the expansion of citizen science in the U.S., Cavalier said..."

Adaptive Technologies Special Collection

The Adaptive Technologies Special Collection on Teachers Domain brings together media resources from Medal Quest and the award-winning PBS series created to get kids excited about engineering and the design process, Design Squad. Use these standards-based resources to help students explore how science, technology, engineering, and math support athletes with physical disabilities as they compete at elite levels.

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