Teens — Explore - Chemistry

Chemistry sites

  • The Chemistry Place
    TheChemistryPlace® is a central place for students to access the online materials needed to succeed in their chemistry courses - a 24/7 personal study portal.
  • Chemistry in Context from the University of Wisconsin
    Project of the American Chemical Society, this presents chemical principles in the context of issues facing society today, using resources of the web to engage students in issues and foster critical thinking. This site, hosted by McGraw-Hill, includes more than 50 web activities that:
    1. link issues to their own city or state using local environmental data;
    2. access real-time data, such as by satellites;
    3. include the latest developments on a particular topic or event;
    4. evaluate controversies, using the web sites provided by skeptics, government agencies and industry.
    This site does not provide specific scientific content. Rather, it offers instructors and students the possibility of using the scientific (and not-so-scientific) resources of the web for the teaching and learning process.
  • The Franklin Institute Online
    Informal science education, science exhibits, and hands-on science for classrooms. Different "Units of Study" are available, as well as "Scientists in The City" activities and an "Ask an Expert" resource. Interestingly, a direct answer is not provided for "Ask an Expert" questions, but the means and resources to answer questions are given. The activities on the site are not computer interactive but offer hands-on, inquiry-based activities that investigate different concepts in science.
  • Online Class
    A ten-week interactive teaching program, in which schools work collaboratively on guided research projects. Background material, research challenges, online experts and more are available in private Web-based classrooms. Discussion is moderated, and all student work is published online. Most offerings are interdisciplinary. OnlineClass science topics include: Blue Ice: Focus on Antarctica, Physics Park, Dinosaurs Alive! and Ocean Exlporers.

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  1. Never give out any personal information. That means your last name, your parents' names, your school, your address and your email. Even your birthday.
  2. Select your online friends carefully. Just because someone says he want to be a friend doesn't make him worthy of your friendship.
  3. We aren't saying everyone on the web is mean. Most people are nice. But remember, it only takes one creep to really ruin your day.
Above all, let your parents know what you are doing online and who your friends are.