To explore science and health issues across the planet, you may want to show your child Google Earth, which has a section of its website devoted to educational and health related projects that span the globe.
People have used Google Earth to map complex social problems from global warming to the history and impact of oil spills.
The program allows you to zoom in on key features, and to see the impact of events on large areas of the globe.
Kids can use the information for research reports, or just to learn more about issues that face our planet.
Click here to visit the website.