Science for Teens

Is your teen interested in science, but you don’t know where to start?


There’s a lot on our site for high schoolers to enjoy – it just depends what they are interested and excited about learning. Here’s a direct link to the high school level :
http://www.sciencelearningspace.com/grade-levels/advanced-projects-2/


Outside of the regular Physics, Chemistry and Biology courses, I would recommend looking over the topics listed here for your teens:
http://www.sciencelearningspace.com/study-units/ and find out if there’s an area that really interests them. These labs don’t have the in-depth labs that the HS level ones do at the previous link above, but they do have a number of awesome projects and learning activities they can do like.


Here’s a few that I just pulled up from the site that are the most popular with our teens:



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2 Responses to “Science for Teens”
  1. Aurora says:

    You can study mechanical engineering – this is the most versatile of all engineering majors because you study some of everything (and it’s way easier to find a job, because mechanicals can do most all other engineering jobs). Then you continue on to master in the area that really interests you the most, like aerospace or chemical engineering. Go to a school that will give you the best experience – Cal Poly was fantastic because it was affordable, high-level and competitive in industry, and also had a lot of other things to do besides just engineering.

    I would watch a couple of inspirational videos (Tony Robbins has a number of these online like here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F__IrFQzmb4) about goal-setting so you can get clear on exactly what it is you want to do and then make yourself a flight plan to get you there. Don’t forget that airplanes are off-course 90% of the time, so you’ll want to also make sure you know what you are getting as you work toward your goal and make sure you’re still headed in the right direction. For example, playing video games and watching TV every day might be fun, but kids spend an average of 7-8 hours a day in front of an entertainment screen and at the end of the year, that’s 3000 hours they could have spent on something else… like learning everything they can about how to be the next mission control expert. An hour or two a couple times a week might be more in alignment with where you want to go and what you want to do with your life.

    One of the reasons I was so successful early in life is because I was so focused (almost too focused at times – I would go back and put more fun in there now and then!) and I was very clear on where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do… and guess what? I achieved all my goals I had set out in my teens by the time I was 25. Then I had to set new ones. 🙂 Long story short – people aren’t born with ability to do stuff (“Wow! She’s an amazing singer! I’ll bet she was just born with that talent…”, and it’s rarely the case of how smart you are or how rich you are or how lucky you are… it’s how clear you are about where you want to go and how hard you work at it with elegance and intelligence.

    Does that help?

  2. Ella says:

    How do I become a NASA scientist?

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