Did you know Galileo tried to measure the speed of light? Could he do it? Can you do it? Check out this link to see how scientists measure the speed of light.
Learn the Metric System
Dr. Harriet Ball was a talented teacher who created songs to help her students learn. Watch this video about the metric system and you will be an expert in minutes!
The Periodic Table
The chemistry guys at the University of Nottingham made a video on every element in the periodic table. Funny guys. Lots of good information. Some videos have explosions!! Great to watch.
If you want to know more about the animals and plants in your backyard, the Texas Parks and Wildlife can give you the answers. They have descriptions of all kinds of Texas wildlife on their site.
Explore the Moon
Astronaut Marianne Dyson's website has a fun way to learn about the features you can see on the moon's surface. You can fly a lunar landing module over the surface of the moon to explore its seas, craters and mountains. Click on Apollo "N" to see where each Apollo spacecraft landed.
Texas has many different varieties of grass. They are used for cattle fodder, groundcover to prevent erosion, and residential lawns. See how many you recognize.
Springtime in Texas is a sea of color. Learn the names of our beautiful wildflowers.
Texas A&M has information about hundreds of native Texas trees.
Texas has LOTS of bugs! Click here to see what is crawling around.