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SCIENCE - the study of life systems, research and theory.


The Hubble Telescope
Looking into our search for beginnings.

NASA Sighting Opportunities
Up-to-the-minute data from Mission Control to project the path the spacecraft will make across the sky.

Northern Lights
You don't need to travel to the Artic Circle to see this fascinating display of colored lights in the night sky.

Solar System Simulator
Show seen the year...!

Space Telescope Science Institute
This site has visualizations, movies and animations.

Space Science for Kids.

The Ten Planets
A multimedia tour of the solar system and has an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

Windows to the Universe
Explores the Earth, planets of our solar system and the universe.


A2Z4Birders Online Guide
A 2 Z 4 Birders is a network of destination sites for birders. These sites provide high-quality original content and services about wild birds, birding and bird watching.

The Biology Project
An online interactive resource for learning biology and includes charts, tutorials, and quizzes for students, scientists, and surfers alike.

Bone Biology for Kids
Answers to your questions.

Bug Bytes
A catalog of recorded insect noises.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites curious kids to explore biology... on screen, off screen, and in between.

Expeditions in Conservation: Rhinos of the Terai Arc
Learn about the recent expedition, the different species of rhinos living in the region, and ask scientists about their work.

Fun Facts About Fungi
We find fungi so fascinating that we wanted to share some fun facts about fungi with you.

Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour
What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease? This tour explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.

Ichthyology at the Florida Museum of Natural History
Site has interesting and interactive materials on the study of fish.

Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Browse the Smithsonian collection by species, state or date each speciman was collection.

Morphology of the Aves
As birds go, the domestic chicken is hardly built for high-performance flight.

Neuroscience for Kids
The smell of a flower - The memory of a walk in the park - The pain of stepping on a nail. These experiences are made possible by the 3 pounds of tissue in our heads...the BRAIN!

The Virtual Body
A guided tour of the major systems of the human body.

Yucky Home Page
Site has roaches, squigglies, and other things we don't want to think about.

Botany & Agriculture

Botany for Kids
Did you know that there are more than 400,000 different types of plants growing in the world?

California Wildflowers
Look-up photos and descriptions of California wildflowers by color, common name, Latin name or family.

Desert Plants and Wildflowers
Desert plants have adapted to the extremes of heat and aridity by using both physical and behavioral mechanisms, much like desert animals.

Floral Radiographs: The Secret Garden
A collection of floral x-rays exposing the beauty that lies hidden within flowers.

Forest History Society
Links the past to the future by identifying, collecting, preserving, interpreting, and disseminating information on the history of interactions between people, forests, and their related resources.

National plant database.

URBAN Garden
Site for gardeners and those who love gardening.

The Victory Garden
Adjunct to the PBS program featuring detailed information on projects covered.


Chemical Elements Table
Click on an element symbol for more information.

Basic chemistry help is available here for high school or college students.

Periodic Table for Students
Riddles and other learning fun aspects of elements and the periodic table.

The pH Factor
From the Miami Museum of Science.


Ask Dr. Global Change
A reference for finding information and data relevant to global environmental change.

This site from National Geographic covers environmental conservation.

Florida Center For Environmental Studies
Research and education materials related to water-dominated ecosystems.

Living with Wildlife Program
Squirrels in your attic? Raccoons in your chimney? Geese on your lawn? Mice in your pantry? This site can help you resolve your human-wildlife conflicts.

Biomes and Ecosystems of the World.

What's Up With Our Nation's Waters?
The EPA provides the scoop.

The Wild Ones
International perspective and opportunities for cooperative science activities.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Learn how ocean's work and how they interact with the earth as a whole.

World Conservation Monitoring Center
Provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources.


EERE: Kids
Activities, games, and information about renewable energy technology, sources, and future possibilities - specifically for kids.

EIA's Kids Page
Learn about energy.

Powerhouse Kids
Making energy safe and fun.


Antarctica: Scientific Journeys from McMurdo to the Pole
Includes simple descriptions, exceptional photgraphs, maps, and learning tools.

For Kids Only
Earth Science Enterprise.

Inside Chiquibul: Photographing Central America's Longest Cave
Photos, a map, and descriptions of the cave are available.

Southwest Volcano Research Centre
Contains information about current eruptions from around the globe and on-going research into the forecasting of the volcanic eruptions of many of the world's volcanoes including some of the world's most dangerous volcanoes.

Volcano World
Site contains research information, quizzes, currently erupting volcanos and more.


Bad Meterology
This page is about intellectual disasters, not weather disasters.

The Disaster Area
Disasters come in many shapes and sizes. Most are related to the weather. Some are predictable -- like a hurricane. Some, like an earthquake, surprise us.

Franklin's Forecast
Here you can build your own weather station and learn about weather technology.

It's a Breeze
How Air Pressure Affects You.

Information, pictures, graphics and links on tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes and storm chasing.

TAOS Autorun Index of Active Tropical Cyclones
These forecast tracks are normally updated 5 to 10 minutes after receiving new data from these forecast centers via satellite. The forecast track is then run using the TAOS Hazard Model System to create the animations and maps on this web site. The mapping system is based on Mapserver, from the University of Minnnesota.

The Tornado FAQ
A quick-reference summary of tornado knowledge, which will link you to more detailed information if you desire.

Weather Wiz Kids
Weather website for kids.

Web Weather for Kids
Learn what makes weather wet and wild, do cool activities, and become hot at forecasting the weather on Web Weather for Kids!


Bad Bug Book
This handbook provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins.

The Microbe Zoo
Discover the many worlds of hidden microbes.

An interactive tour of current research in the materials sciences at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source.


Dino Directory
Explore the age of the dinosaurs through era, body shapes, or countries.

Show me your species.

Jurassic Park Institute
Jurassic Park Institute provides news, facts, interactive games, and museum guides dedicated to the science of dinosaurs.

Paleontology Without Walls
Many people think paleontology is the study of fossils. In fact, paleontology incorporates many different kinds of data from different fields.

Walking with Prehistoric Beasts
These animals lived millions of years ago. So how do scientists know what color their fur was, or how they behaved?


Accidental Scientist: Science of Cooking
looks at the science behind food and cooking.  Learn about what happens when you eat sugar, bake bread, cook an egg, or pickle foods.  Find out how muscle turns to meat, what makes meat tender, and what gives meat its flavor.  Discover breads and spices of the world.  Explore your sense of taste and smell.  (Exploratorium, National Science Foundation)

Fear of Physics
Physics explained.

Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
Site features research dealing primarily with geometric analysis and gravitation, astrophysical relativity, quantum gravity and unified theories, and laser interferometry and gravitational wave astronomy.

The Physics Classroom
A high school physics tutorial.

Physics 2000
An interactive journey through modern physics! Have fun learning visually and conceptually about 20th Century science and high-tech devices.

The ulitimate physics resources for psychists and physics students.

Animate two-dimensional models of masses and springs.

Research & Experimentation

The museum of science, art and human perception.

The Franklin Institute Online
Contains information on their current and upcoming exhibits, environmental science, human physiology, and the Inquiry Attic where you can read profiles of their scientific instruments.

Sandlot Science
Features the world's most mind-boggling optical illusions including games, puzzles, and artwork! We have 100's of Original Exhibits, Real-time Demonstrations, and Live Interactive Illusions.

Science 4 Kids
USDA Agricultural Research Service - Solving Problems for the Growing World.

The Science Club
Science projects for kids.

Science Made Simple
Kids learn science the easy, hands-on way. Get fun science projects and experiments using household materials. Clear, detailed answers to childrens science questions, science news and articles.

Tales from the Underground
Explore an interactive map of Chicago from underneath the city.


Eye in the Sky
Site contains the history of satellites and remote-sensing technology.

Floral Radiographs: The Secret Garden
A collection of floral x-rays exposing the beauty that lies hidden within flowers.

How Stuff Works
A great place to learn about how things work in the world around you.

Inventing Modern America, from the Microwave to the Mouse
In-depth profiles of 35 inventors tell the often surprising stories of the creation of everyday objects, from Kevlar and the personal computer to the pacemaker.

NASA Connect
Designed to help students in grades 5-8 see connections between math, science and technology concepts taught in the classroom and those used every day by NASA researchers.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, managed by the California Institute of Technology, is NASA's lead center for robotic exploration of the solar system.

Virtual Labs:

The Cell Visualization Project
The Cell Visualization Project represents a new approach to understanding the internal structure of biological cells. Using advanced computer imaging techniques, real cells may be reconstructed in 3D from physical measurements. The computer reconstructions created through the Cell Visualization Project will permit cells to be explored interactively for education and research.

The Heart: An Online Exploration
Explore the heart. Discover the complexities of its development and structure. Follow the blood through the blood vessels. Wander through the weblike body systems. Learn how to have a healthy heart and how to monitor your heart's health. Look back at the history of heart science.

Interactive Frog Dissection
The online frog dissection from the Curry School of Education.

The Navigable Atlas of the Sheep Brain
Images of coronal sections.

Whole Frog Project
The DSD "Whole Frog" project is intended to introduce the concepts of modern, computer based 3D visualization, and at the same time to demonstrate the power of whole body, 3D imaging of anatomy as a curriculum tool.


Neuroscience For Kids


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