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SCIENCE RESOURCES

SCIENCE: LINKS FOR SITES

 

GENERAL

National Science Digital Library (NSDL): "NSDL provides educational resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education."
Science, Technology and Society: Resources and discussion topics to a variety of science subjects
USA.gov for Science: Science.gov searches over 38 databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.

BIOLOGY and PHYSIOLOGY

Genes and Genomes: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes
Genetic Engineering Forum: Articles, news and help desk, and glossary of terms
Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture:
United Nations' studies, country policies and glossary
Sugar Stacks: Want to know how much sugar is in your food? Check it out here.

CHEMISTRY

Chemguide: Helping You to Understand Chemistry Designed to help students understand concepts of chemistry.
General Chemistry Online: An introduction that includes hyperlinked notes, guides, and articles for first semester chemistry. There is a glossary, FAQs and a trivia quiz. The Toolbox provides interactive graphing, a pop-up periodic table, and calculators.
A Visual Interpretation of the Table of Elements: A project "to produce images that explore and reflect upon the diversity of elements that comprise matter." Each of the elements is accompanied by a visual image, as well as a description and history (including origin of name).
WebElements: Periodic table: Interactive page on the Period Table

 

 

EARTH SCIENCE

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE): DLESE is a "geoscience community resource that supports teaching and learning about the Earth system."
Frank Potter's Science Gems: An annotated directory of thousands of science resources, "sorted by category, subcategory, and grade level [kindergarten through college]."
Minerals: Physical Properties: Listing of minerals by class, type, etc.
NASA Science: Earth This official, searchable site for NASA's earth science program focuses on the agency's exploration of the earth and is designed to "develop a scientific understanding of Earth's system and its response to natural or human-induced changes, and to improve prediction of climate, weather, and natural hazards."
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Science Inventory "The Science Inventory is a searchable database of EPA science activities and scientific and technical products conducted by EPA and through EPA-funded assistance agreements."

MARINE BIOLOGY

Mike Johnson Marine Natural History Photography: Many of the photographs are underwater ones of whales, sunfish, crabs, rays, and other marine life.
OceanLinks: This searchable site offers news and information about marine biology and ecology. It features fact sheets on whales, sea lions, dolphins, crabs and other marine life.
WINDandSEA:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Library provides "over 1,000 selected links to science and policy sites."

 

PHYSICS

Fundamental Physical Constants: A list of formulas for about three dozen physical constants, i.e., Planck Constant, Speed of Light, Avogadro Number, and Bohr Radius. In addition there are links to other useful sites.
How Stuff Works: Basics on all kinds of technology
Multimedia Physics Studio: "A collection of GIF animations and accompanying explanations of major physics concepts ... discussed in a first-year high school physics course."
Physics.org Information for children and adults about physics. The site features a database of refereed physics websites that are searchable by "natural language query software (EasyAsk)" and that are ranked by age and level of physics knowledge.

Solar System Visual courtesy of Google Images

Solar System Visual courtesy of Google Images