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Links for the sciences


 for Science: 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.

          Science, Technology and Society: Resources and discussion topics to a variety of science subjects



          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: What to know how much sugar in your food?  check it out here.



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:

  • Minerals: Physical properties: Listing of minerals by class, type, etc.
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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.