To get you started, here are some websites that might be helpful. You’ll see that there are general websites and also websites specific to each Mission Challenge. You might use them when you do your research or you might use them to help you choose a topic to study for your project. Either way, these are just some of the many websites that are out there to help you along the way.
- GENERAL WEBSITES
- ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY WEBSITES
- ENVIRONMENT WEBSITES
- FOOD, HEALTH, AND FITNESS WEBSITES
- FORCES & MOTION WEBSITES
- NATIONAL SECURITY & SAFETY WEBSITES
- ROBOTICS WEBSITES
- TECHNOLOGY WEBSITES
Engineering Resources and Activities
A blog post from NSTA about engineering resources and activities for students.
This website will take information about where you collected your research and create a citation for you. It includes information about MLA, APA, Chicago and other formats.
ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY WEBSITES
Alternative Energy - National Geographic Video
A video produced by National Geographic that talks all about alternative energy sources.
Energy Sources - Department of Energy
A look at all things renewable and alternative from the Department of Energy.
Renewable and Alternative Energy Source - Penn State
A page from Penn State University that explains what renewable and alternative energy is and how it's being studied right now.
Renewable and Alternative Fuels
The Environmental Protection Agency's page about renewable and alternative fuels.
Climate and Environmental Science Division of the Department of Energy
The Department of Energy's page dedicated to environmental science.
FOOD, HEALTH, AND FITNESS WEBSITES
Distracted Driving Prevention Toolkit - for Parents
This site talks about the dangers of distracted driving.
Health Information - National Institutes of Health
The homepage for the National Institutes of Health.
HealthyChildren.org: Ages & Stages
A page that explains how children grow and develop at various ages.
Parents Central: From Car Seats to Car Keys - Keeping Kids Safe
A page about safety tips concerning cars and kids.
President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
This page has information about fitness and nutrition for students.
FORCES & MOTION WEBSITES
Forces and Motion: Basics - Simulations
Extensive simulations for various physics problems.
Khan Academy - Forces and Newton's Laws of Motion
Lessons about force and motion from Khan Academy. These are presented as videos.
Kinematics: The Physics of Motion
Written lessons and explanations of physics concepts.
Physics 4 Kids
This page explains forces and motion and provides examples and videos.
Physics of Sandcastles
Learn all about the physics of sandcastles from NASA.
Physics Sites for Kids
A list of sites for students that relate to physics.
NATIONAL SECURITY & SAFETY WEBSITES
Department of Justice - National Security Division
The National Security Division of the Department of Justice
Robotic Kits for Kids
A source for kits that students can purchase to build robots
Facts about robots
Sandia National Laboratories - Intelligent Systems, Robotics, and Cybernetics
A site that provides information about what people are doing with robots now.
Information about new technologies, this site was created by the Department of Energy.
NASA's technology page, discussing all kinds of technology used by NASA in space and around the world.