Inquiry

On this page you can find links to inquiry sites.

Click on the pictures to go to the sites.

 
Research Sites
 

Enter the world of history for kids:

http://www.historyforkids.org/
 

A search site designed for kids by librarians:

http://www.kidsclick.org/
 

The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is proud to present to you Virtual Incredible Science!

 

http://www.incrediblescience.co.nz/
 

 

Term Three
Education For Sustainability
 
Sustainable Coastlines: A free, love your coast, website to find out what is happening in and around New Zealand.
 

http://www.sustainablecoastlines.org/Kia_Ora/Welcome___Projects_to_sustain_and_protect_our_coastlines/Welcome___Projects_to_sustain_and_protect_our_coastlines.html
 

Eekoworld- You can build your own “EekoCreature” and help it overcome environmental problems.

http://pbskids.org/eekoworld/
 

Kids Planet – Species fact sheets, “wild games”, web of life, how kids can help defend the environment, even a Wildlife Adoption Center.

http://www.kidsplanet.org/
 

Global Warming – This site explains what global warming is and what causes it, and what you can do to help stop it.

http://epa.gov/climatechange/kids/index.html
 

Recycle City – Click on any section of Recycle City that you want to tour, or click on the Dumptown Game. You can create your own Recycle City scavenger hunt or go to the Activities area and see other ways you can explore Recycle City.

http://www3.epa.gov/recyclecity/mainmap.htm
 

Children of the Earth- Promotes a greater understanding and respect for animals, plants, water, soil, air and energy systems.

http://www.childrenoftheearth.org/index.htm
 

Kiwi Conservation Club- for kids who are wild about nature.

http://www.kcc.org.nz/
 

KidZone- learn about the water cycle.

http://www.kidzone.ws/water/
 

eSchoolToday- a cool site to learn about forest preservation.

http://eschooltoday.com/forests/forest-preservation-tips-for-kids.html
 

BBC- Facts about worms!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/didyouknow_worms.shtml
 

 

Term Two

 

 

Science for Kids
Science Kids is the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world.

 

Learn more about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects.

 

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/
 

How do chameleons change color? When was the light bulb invented? Why can't cats and dogs be friends? Want to know the answers to these and hundreds of other questions? Then just ask Dr. Universe, the world's most curious cat!

https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/meet-dr-u/
 

 

Science Toy Maker has lots of instructions for classic science toys you can make at home.

http://www.sciencetoymaker.org/
 

BBC-Bitesize Science

Games and activities to help children studying living things, materials and physical processes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/
 

Solve science puzzles, do your own scientific investigations, or learn more about what scientists do on the job.

http://www.sciencebug.org/
 

Cyberchase- Kids can dive into the world of science with this online science themed shows. After learning, kids can do activities, play games, or read up on their topic of choice. Parents and teachers can use this as a fun educational tool.

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/find-it/science-and-engineering/