Best Kids' Science Web Page

Fond of Ponds

Whoa! "Pond Scum" is going to mean a whole lot more than a nasty grade school slur after your young one visits this site! Mixing scientific principles with a child's creativity, the folks at the Austin Nature & Science Center and Roger Stryker's fifth-grade class at Baranoff Elementary School explain the biology of a pond as well as its history and function in the ecology of their community. The Web site was named first runner-up for the Unisys Prize for "outstanding use of the Web as a tool for science investigation." And we add our splay-toed "thumbs-up" to that vote!

Austin Nature & Science Center
301 Nature Center Dr., 512/327-8180

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