Action Bioscience

ActionBioAction Bioscience is an educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy by examining issues that promotes an understanding of biogeography and the biodiversity of life, while encouraging students to pursue studies in the biosciences.

AIDS Info

AIDSInfoAIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for the researching of HIV/AIDS.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Inside the Brain

AlzheimersAlzheimer's is a disease that attacks the brain and is the most common form of dementia. What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s disease? Take this tour to learn how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.

Animated History of Aviation

It starts with Leonardo da Vinci’s famous sketches of flying machines, then moves to the first hot air balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783, the gliders created by Sir George Cayley (1804), and the Wright brothers’ first flight at Kitty Hawk in 1903. These great moments and others all get covered in this Animated History of Aviation.

Animated Neurons

AnNeuronsAnimated Neurons provides an interactive study guide of the human nervous system.

Antarctic Program

Antarctic1Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, harshest continent, and with little precipitation (roughly 2 inches per year) is the driest place on earth. It is roughly 14 million sq km (5.4 million sq. mi.), has an average elevation of more than 2,000 m (6,500 ft.), and 98% of the landmass is covered by an ice sheet.

Antarctica: The World’s Last Great Wilderness

AntarcticaAntarctica is a frozen, windswept continent, so hostile and remote that it has no permanent inhabitants. Scientists working here have made many discoveries from studying Antarctica’s land and atmosphere, and from clues buried beneath the ice. These discoveries also reveal signs of changes in the future that could affect us all.

Aviation History Online Museum

The Aviation History Online Museum is a great place to find history, pictures and videos of aircraft and the folks who pioneered them.  A section on aviation theory has plenty of information of particular interest to flight students.

Avibase

AviBaseAvibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing about 5 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms and more.

Becoming Human

BecomingHumanBecoming Human is a journey through the story of human evolution in a broadband documentary experience. The Institute of Human Origins (IHO) conducts, interprets and publicizes scientific research on the human career. Through research, education, and the sponsorship of scholarly interaction, IHO advances scientific understanding of our origins and its contemporary relevance.

Biology Project

BioProjectThe Biology Project is fun, richly illustrated, and tested on 1000s of students. It has been designed for biology students at the college level, but is useful for high school students, medical students, physicians, science writers, and all types of interested people.

Blood Groups

NobelExperiments with blood transfusions, the transfer of blood or blood components into a person's blood stream, have been carried out for hundreds of years. Many patients have died and it was not until 1901, when the Austrian Karl Landsteiner discovered Human Blood Groups, that blood transfusions became safer.

Brain Atlas

WholeBrainThis Brain Atlas is an information resource for central nervous system imaging which integrates clinical information with magnetic resonance (MR), x-ray computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine images. The Atlas project is made possible in part by the Departments of Radiology and Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, the Countway Library of Medicine, and the American Academy of Neurology.

Brain: The Secret Life of the

Brain SecretLifeThe Secret Life of the Brain, a David Grubin Production, reveals the fascinating processes involved in brain development across a lifetime. The five-part series, informs viewers of exciting new information in the brain sciences, introduces the foremost researchers in the field, and utilizes dynamic visual imagery and compelling human stories to help a general audience understand otherwise difficult scientific concepts.

Brain: Understanding Addiction

Brain addictionThe Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction is a creative, inquiry-based instruction program, designed to promote active learning and stimulate student interest in medical topics.

Changing the Face of Medicine

FaceofMedicineDiscover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured in Changing the Face of Medicine provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference.

Chemical Elements Table

WebElementsThe periodic table is a table of the Chemical Elements in which the elements are arranged by order of atomic number in such a way that the periodic properties (chemical periodicity) of the elements are made clear. The standard form of the table includes periods (usually horizontal in the periodic table) and groups (usually vertical). Elements in groups have some similar properties to each other.

Chemtutor

chemtutorBasic chemistry help is available here for high school or college students. Chemtutor begins with the fundamentals and gives expert help with the most difficult phases of understanding your first course in chemistry.

Creationism

CreationismAt a broad level, a Creationist is someone who believes in a god who is absolute creator of heaven and earth, out of nothing, by an act of free will. Creationists are strongly opposed to to a world brought on by evolution, particularly to a world as described by Charles Darwin in his Origin of Species. Wonderful resource provided by Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Dinosaurs

DinosPlanet Dinosaur tells the stories of the biggest, deadliest and weirdest creatures ever to walk the Earth, using the latest fossil evidence and immersive computer graphics.

DNA

DNAThis site is dedicated to the moment on February 28, 1953, when Jim Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double-helical structure of DNA - and to the scientists who breathed life into that structure.

Ecological Footprint Quiz

EcoFtprintEver wondered how much “nature” your lifestyle requires? You’re about to find out. The Ecological Footprint Quiz estimates the amount of land and ocean area required to sustain your consumption patterns and absorb your wastes on an annual basis. After answering 27 easy questions you’ll be able to compare your Ecological Footprint to others’ and learn how to reduce your impact on the Earth.

EdHeads

EdHeadsEdheads is an online educational resource that provides free science and math games and activities that promote critical thinking. Choose from Crash Scene Invetigations, Simple Machines, Design a Cell Phone, Virtual Knee Surgery or Stem Cell Heart Repair, among others. All activities meet state and national standards.

Einstein Archives

EinsteinThe Einstein Archives Online site provides the first online access to Albert Einstein’s scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. It also enables access to the Einstein Archive Database, a comprehensive source of information on all items in the Albert Einstein Archives.

Encyclopedia of Life

EOLOur knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice. This dream is becoming a reality through the Encyclopedia of Life.

eSkeletons

eSkeletonseSkeletons provides an interactive environment in which to examine and learn about skeletal anatomy. The purpose of this site is to enable you to view the bones of both human and non-human primates and to gather information about them from our osteology database.

Evolution

EvolutionEvolution determines who lives, who dies, and who passes traits on to the next generation. The process plays a critical role in our daily lives, yet it is one of the most overlooked -- and misunderstood -- concepts ever described. The Evolution project's eight-hour television miniseries travels the world to examine evolutionary science and the profound effect it has had on society and culture.

Exploratorium

ExploratoriumThe Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. We create tools and experiences that help you to become an active explorer: hundreds of explore-for-yourself exhibits; a Web site with over 25,000 pages of content; film screenings; workshops for lifelong learners including day camps for kids and family investigations; evening art and science events for adults—plus much more.

Explore Geology

NatParkExplore Geology provides educational resources and links for teaching geology with National Park examples.

Exploring The Environment

NASAThe expectation at NASA's Global Climate Change Education program is that you will make better choices for your own future and for generations to come when you understand the impact you have on the Earth.

Extreme Science

ExtremeExtreme Science is the place online to find the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of extremes and learn about the science behind what makes each the most extreme example of its kind. Here you'll find world records in natural science, including earth science and the plant and animal kingdom, as well as extreme weather records, and much more wild, weird, and out-there stuff.

Fear of Physics

FearPhysicsFear of Physics is an interactive, visual, and non-technical site that shows the laws of physics in action.

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

FrogsBrilliant orange, bright blue, dazzling red—Frogs come in an astonishing array of colors. This vivid assortment of hues hints at the remarkable diversity that exists among the frog species inhabiting the globe. From lush rainforests to parched deserts, frogs are found in nearly every environment on Earth, and their survival strategies range from surprising to bizarre.

Geology of National Parks

USGSGeology of National Parks has 3D and photographic tours, featuring park Geology and natural history.

Get Body Smart

GetSmartGet Body Smart is an online textbook about human anatomy and physiology. The site allows students to visually learn about the human body using interactive animations.

GirlsHealth

Girlshealth.govGirlsHealth was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

Global Warming

NatGeoIs the climate warming? Are we the cause? Conflicting opinions on Global Warming are everywhere, but now is your chance to cut through the noise and discover the facts. Through exciting, hands on displays you can discover some of the latest scientific data on this phenomenon.

Grand Canyon

NatGeoThe Grand Canyon, with its mile-high, multicolored rock walls, craggy cliffs, and sandy slopes, is the embodiment of nature's awesome power and surpassing beauty. Explore this site for more on this wonder of the natural world, including videos, interactive maps, feature film previews, and more.

Gray’s Anatomy

GraysAnatThe Bartleby edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings—many in color—from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.

Grey Matters

GreyMattersGrey Matters helps students discover the newest advances in brain research through presentations by leading neuroscientists. View videos and explore additional learning resources.

Health & Sexuality

IPLforTeensThis Health & Sexuality site focuses on the impact that the media has on teen health issues including alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sexuality, violence, and body image. It includes facts and statistics on advertising and marketing aimed at teenagers.

History & People: Scientists and Philosophers

History&PeopleWho made the first star map? When did people know that the Earth was round? When were sunspots discovered? History & People's links will lead you to biographies of scientists who lived at different times through history. Discover the people who made science history!

International Space Station

Educate CaliforniaWelcome aboard NASA’s International Space Station. Did you know that people have been living and working in space around the clock, every day single day, for more than ten years? During the past decade, 15 nations have come together, setting aside boundaries and differences, to design, assemble, occupy, and conduct research inside and outside of the largest and longest inhabited object to ever orbit the Earth - the International Space Station.

Internet History

CompHistMuseumThe mission of the Computer History Museum is to preserve and present for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. As such, the Museum plays a unique role in the history of the computing revolution and its worldwide impact on the human experience.

Internet, Birth and Timeline

NSFThe National Science Foundation presents the Birth of the Internet.

Life Beyond Earth

LifeBeyondIn the beginning, when all was fire, there were no stars or planets, no atoms or molecules... and no life. Eons passed, and life appeared on at least one small planet orbiting an average star in a spiral galaxy called the Milky Way. On that planet, one species, endowed with the capacity to think and speak, began to wonder: Did it happen only here? Is there Life Beyond Earth?

Microscope Imaging Station

MicroImagingA primary goal of the Microscope Imaging Station is to open a door to the wonder of the microscopic world and allow you to explore it. By empowering you with the instruments to explore this unfamiliar universe, we seek to recreate some of the excitement and wonder that the earliest biological researchers found as they discovered another world all around them.

Mind Over Matter

MindMatterMind Over Matter invites young teens to take a scientific journey to learn about the brain’s complex responses to specific drugs, including cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, marijuana, nicotine, opiates, prescription drugs, and steroids.

Molecular Workbench

MolWkbenchThe Molecular Workbench (MW) software is a modeling tool for designing and conducting computational experiments across science. It provides an authoring system for instructional designers to create
and publish model and simulation-based curriculum materials and delivers an interactive learning environment that supports
science inquiry.

Nanotechnology

CRNNanotechnology is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. In its original sense, 'nanotechnology' refers to the projected ability to construct items from the bottom up, using techniques and tools being developed today to make complete, high performance products.

Nanotechnology: The Power of Small

PowerSmallHow will nanotechnology change our lives? The Power of Small is a 3-part Fred Friendly Seminar television series.

National Geographic

NatGeoNational Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history and more.

National Science Foundation: Discoveries

Educate CaliforniaNSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.

Nature: Deep Jungle

Educate CaliforniaIn Deep Jungle: New Frontiers, see the jungle through the eyes of scientists who are using a new generation of high-tech tools to reveal long-hidden secrets.

Nature: Interactives and Games

NatureAt NATURE Interactive Online, visitors can stream full episodes of NATURE programs, watch behind-the-scenes video exclusives, view program excerpts and find fun interactive content, teacher lesson plans, and more.

Nuclear Energy Resources

NuclearThis Nuclear Energy Resources website provides a wealth of information for teachers and students who want to learn the basics of nuclear physics. The site includes tutorials about atomic physics, radiation, fission and fusion, cosmic rays, and antimatter; Online Nuclear Science Wall Chart with companion teacher’s guide; guides to conducting basic hands-on experiments in nuclear science that include study questions; and a glossary of nuclear science terms and more.

Oceans Alive

OceansAliveOur planet, mostly covered by water, is filled with movement and life. Learn all about our global seas in Oceans ALIVE!

Ology

OlogyOLogy means "the study of." And here on the American Museum of Natural History's OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.

PhysClips

PhysiclipsPhysClips: Mechanics with animations and video film clips. Kinematics and dynamics are presented here in multimedia, to teach at introductory and also at deeper levels. Individual video clips and animations are suitable for use by teachers, while students may use the whole package for self instruction or for reference.

Planets – Zoom Astronomy

PlanetsOur solar system consists of the sun, eight planets, moons, many dwarf planets (or plutoids), an asteroid belt, comets, meteors, and others. The sun is the center of our solar system; the planets, their moons, a belt of asteroids, comets, and other rocks and gas orbit the sun. The eight planets that orbit the sun are (in order from the sun): Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. Another large body is Pluto, now classified as a dwarf planet or plutoid.

Prehistoric Time Line

NatGeoHumans have walked the Earth for 190,000 years, a mere blip in Earth's 4.5-billion-year history. A lot has happened in that time. Earth formed and oxygen levels rose in the foundational years of the Precambrian. The productive Paleozoic era gave rise to hard-shelled organisms, vertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles. Dinosaurs ruled the Earth in the mighty Mesozoic. And 64 million years after dinosaurs went extinct, modern humans emerged in the Cenozoic era. The planet has seen an incredible series of changes—discover them for yourself with this Prehistoric Time Line.

Proton Don

ProtonDonFunBrain's Proton Don will show you a periodic table that contains the elements' symbols and their periodic numbers. You are given an element's name, you must click on the element's symbol.

Rain Forest at Night

NatGeoAfter dark in the Borneo Rain Forest, unique sounds, smells and sights emerge as animals unseen by day move about in search of food. Rain forests are home to more than half of all plant and animal species, yet they are being destroyed at a staggering rate. Every year, millions of acres of rain forest - and the plants and animals  within them - are lost forever.

Red Gold: Epic Story of Blood

Red GoldRed Gold: The Epic Story of Blood delves into the facts and myths about human blood and its impact on everything from religion and medicine to commerce and popular culture throughout history. This four-part series addresses the ways in which we have understood and misunderstood the substance so crucial to our world.

Rock Cycle

Educate CaliforniaRocks come in cool colors, shapes, textures, and sizes and are found all around you, but how much do you REALLY know about them? Discover rock secrets through these activities.

Sea and Sky

SeaSkySea and Sky brings the splendors of the seas and the wonders of the universe to members of the Internet community.

Sharks

SharksAround the world and throughout history, Sharks have inspired stories, art, traditions and rituals. In this award-winning exhibit, visitors took a "world tour"—from Africa to the Amazon—seeing more than two dozen sharks and rays with their own eyes—and also through the eyes of the many different cultures that have been shaped by them.

Sleep Disorders

SleepingDisAt some time, most of us have experienced what it’s like to have trouble falling asleep, to lie awake in the middle of the night, or feel sleepy and fatigued during the day. However, when sleep problems are a regular occurrence—when they get in the way of your daily routine and hamper your ability to function—you may be suffering from a Sleep Disorder.

Solar Eclipse

SolarSysA total Solar Eclipse—when the moon passes in front of the sun and blocks it completely—is an amazing sight. To see a total solar eclipse, you have to be in just the right spot on the earth. When you look up in the sky at the sun and the moon, you notice a strange coincidence—both look the same size in the sky.

Stem Cell Research

Educate CaliforniaWhat is a Stem Cell? What could studying these cells tell us about the mechanisms of normal development? How could stem cells be used to treat disease? What is controversial about embryonic stem cell research and why? These are some of the questions addressed by the video and supplemental materials.

Think Green

WMAs North America's leading provider of comprehensive waste management services, WM encourages students to Think Green everyday as we make it our business to treat every day like Earth Day.

U.S. South Pole Station

Educate CaliforniaThis U.S. South Pole site from the National Science Foundation offers a glimpse of the earth’s coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent, and the one least hospitable to human life.

UN Atlas of the Oceans

UNThe UN Atlas of the Oceans is an information system designed for policy-makers, scientists, students and resource managers for sharing, exchanging and consulting information on oceans and coastal areas.

Virtual Body

MedtropolisA Virtual Body webspace built for the latest health information that will educate and entertain kids and adults alike. Discover our other popular features such as Health Calculators, Kids Health(c), and the Breast Cancer Guide in addition to the virtual body.

Visual MD

VisualMD-15The VisualMD site offers a rich, visual experience to learn, understand, and interact with health content on the Internet. Users can learn about the development and mechanics of the human heart, how it functions in the body, what can go wrong, treatment options, tips on how you can improve your cardiovascular health and expert audio commentary.

Volcano Explorer

VolcanoesVolcanoes are pressure valves that release pressure and energy from deep within the Earth. Beautiful and powerful, awe inspiring and deadly, they are spectacular reminders of the dynamic forces that continually shape our planet.

Walk Through Time

WalkthrutimeA Walk Through Time chronicles the evolution of time measurement through the ages.

Water Science

USGSWelcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.

Wind and Hydropower: How Wind Turbines Work

WindPowerWind Turbines operate on a simple principle. The energy in the wind turns two or three propeller-like blades around a rotor. The rotor is connected to the main shaft, which spins a generator to create electricity. Learn more here.

Wind Energy

AWEAThe AWEA website strives to provide information on all facets of the Wind Energy industry, from small wind for individuals to large wind farm development.

WorldWide Telescope

WorldScopeThe WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the world’s best ground- and space-based telescopes for the exploration of the universe.

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