What Are Some Good Science Glossaries for Kids?


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Education Place, the San Diego Zoo and Science Kids all offer online science glossaries for kids. Education Place has a very basic, general science glossary, whereas the San Diego Zoo's glossary focuses especially on biology. Science Kids provides a children's glossary for space and astronomy.

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What Are Some Good Science Glossaries for Kids?
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Education Place's science glossary for kids includes basic scientific terms such as "amphibian," "acid rain," "condensation," "living thing" and "metamorphosis." Website users can either scroll down a complete list of all terms, or click on individual letters to search the entries present therein.

The San Diego Zoo introduces kids to biological terms such as "adapt/adaptation," "fauna," "decomposer," "ornamental plumage" and "taxonomy." To make the learning experience easier, website users can hover over scientific terms found within a specific definition to see their meanings, rather than have to go back and forth between related definitions. A search bar on the website allows young users to explore topics of interest further.

Science Kids' space and astronomy children's glossary defines terms such as "asteroid belt," "dwarf planet," "Milky Way," "Mars" and "universe." Kids can also click on individual entries to access fact sheets that provide further information about the entries. The website also features subject quizzes, experiments and games.

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