- 109 - Provided by chemsoc, the chemistry societies network, this new site
offers an attractive and informative visual interpretation of the periodic
19th Century Scientific American Online
A Century of Physics - interactive timeline
takes a close look at the last hundred years in physics.
ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
Abacus, The - Instructions on how to use a
real abacus, and a chance to play with the online Java model.
Abbreviations of Chemical Compounds -
About Rainbows - A detailed explanation of
rainbows, complete with diagrams. Included are a few proverbs about rainbows
as well as ways for teachers to demonstrate them in a classroom. Information
is cited as to its source with appropriate links.
African American Faces of Science -
biographical information on African American men and women who have
contributed to the advancement of science and engineering.
- All Species
- On September 18-19, 2000, 40 scientists and professionals from around the
world met at the California Academy of Sciences to establish ALL Species, a
new organization that is attempting to catalog every living species on earth
within one generation (25 years). A complete inventory of all species on our
planet will greatly enhance our capacity to conserve essential biodiversity.
This survey, which will include microbes, will enlist the support and
cooperation of scientific organizations around the world.
- Alive on Everest - NOVA Online
The Armchair Scientist
- Artificial Life Online
- Ask Dr. Science
- Aurora Page, The - links from around
the world that have information on the aurora borealis or northern lights.
Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Human - Site is designed to teach a
general audience about human evolution and the search for early hominid life
in the field. Journey through the story of human evolution.
- Biology Guide
Robotic Telescope, The
Calculators - Online Center - over 5,200 online calculators
- Cells Alive
- Center for
History of Physics - The history of modern physics and allied
fields including astronomy, geophysics, and optics.
- Chaos Group at
the Univ. of Maryland
- ChemCenter.org - a service of the American Chemical Society
- the environment, biochemistry, and inorganic, organic, and medicinal
- Chemistry Guide
- Chemistry and
Chocolate - This special online-only edition
of Exploring takes a closer look at the sweet lure of chocolate. Site examines
the fascinating -- and often misreported -- history of chocolate, follow the
chocolate-making process, and take an online visit to a chocolate factory.
Also explored is the science of chocolate, and find out about the latest
research into the possible health effects of its consumption.
Classic Chemistry - The heart of this site is Selected Classic Papers from the history of
chemistry, which links to dozens of seminal texts in philosophy of chemistry,
the physics of chemistry, biochemistry, and other chemistry topics.
- CNN - SciTech
- DOE -
Information Bridge - over 24,000 scientific and technical reports
from the U.S. Department of Energy.
- DNA From The
Beginning - This site provides an
animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity. Information
isorganized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained
by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and
- DNA Learning
Center, The - a multimedia primer on the basics of DNA and
heredity. The Resources section offers Bioservers, which allow for the use of
bioinformatics or the use of computers to solve biological problems.
- Discover Magazine
- Discovery Channel
- Dive and
Discover: Expeditions to the Seafloor -
Join scientists as they dive to the mid-ocean ridge thousands of meters deep.
Explore towering underwater volcanoes, black smokers, and bizarre creatures
that live there.
Dr. Bob's Geologic Time Page - features
mnemonic devices that can be used to help remember the order that the periods
and epochs occurred.
Civil Engineering Portal - a gateway into the Internet for civil
Engineering Virtual Library - EEVL - searchable and browsable
database of close to 3,000 annotated useful information resources in
- efunda.com - "Here you can find data on thousands of materials, refreshers on
engineering formulas and math, and information on design processes."
Electrical Safety World - Every year in the U.S., tens of thousands of people are killed or
injured from contact with electricity. Some of these people are kids just like
you. The more you know about how electricity works, the better you can keep
yourself, your friends, and your family safe.
- ENC Science and
- Engineering - The World-Wide Web
- site is designed to provide information resources related to today's science
news. It includes reports on astronomy, earth science, weather, biology, and
much more! There are also specific reports on earthquakes, eclipses, tides,
Science - This site is one of the best we've come across for
explaining scientific concepts. Simple Shockwave demos help explain mechanics,
life sciences, waves, and more. You'll need the Shockwave plug-in and Netscape
2.0 or better to view the site.
- Explorit Science Center
Science - Site helps you learn about
the science in our everyday lives. Everyday Science appeals to a general
audience and is of special interest for a family audience.
Evolution Update - News, Feature Articles,
and Bestselling Books in Evolutionary Biology; especially for students and
teachers of biology.
- Explorer Math
Science - provides pictures, short
informational paragraphs, types of scientists who study these phenomena, and
where to go for more information.
Forensic Science Society
- Fractals -
The Fractory - An interactive tool for
creating and exploring fractals
- Franklin Institute
- Galileo Project, The - learn all about Galileo's life and times
- Gene Map of the Human Genome - shows the chromosome location of
over 16,000 human genes with links to the underlying sequence and map data.
Genetically Modified Crops: Resource Guide - The goal of this web site is to provide balanced information and
links to other resources on the technology and issues surrounding transgenic
crops (also known as genetically modified crops). The site's authors are
engaged in plant genetics research and teaching at Colorado State University.
- Geologic Ages of Earth History - table denotes when dinosaurs
existed, and may be downloaded as an Excel worksheet.
- daily geo-news updates, discussion forums, an expansive directory of links,
virtual field trips, geology classes, and a glossary.
- Glossary of
- Government Science
Portal - This site by Science.gov is a
gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S.
Government agencies, including research and development results. Explore
selected Web sites by topics ranging from Agriculture & Food to Science
Handbook of Forensic Sciences - FBI - The purpose of the Handbook of Forensic Services is to provide
guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting and
preserving evidence and to describe the forensic examinations performed by the
- History of Science Museum
History of Mathematics Home Page
Hubble Space Telescope Public Pictures
- Hubble Space
Telescope Home Page - Space Telescope Science Institute
- Human Genome
- IEEE Home Page
IEEE Standards & Links - Abbreviation of
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer, the IEEE is an organization
composed of engineers, scientists, and students. The IEEE is best know for
developing standards for the computer and electronics industry.
- iCivilEngineer.com - site focusing on civil engineering knowledge
- The Integrator
Interactive Statistical Calculaton Pages - "The web pages listed here comprise a powerful,
conveniently-accessible, and FREE multi-platform statistical software package.
There are also links to online statistics books, tutorials, downloadable
software, and related resources. The pages are located on servers all over the
world, and are the result of much cleverness and hard work on the part of some
very talented individuals."
International Standards Organization
Internet Connections for Engineering
Invention Master Resource List
- Laws List - Laws, rules, principles, effects, paradoxes, limits,
constants, experiments, & thought-experiments in physics.
Learning about Photosynthesis - An annotated
collection of links about the photosynthesis process. From the University of
- The MAD Scientist
Math and Physics Help Page, The
Mathematical Quotations Server
- Measure 4 Measure - Sites the do the work for you
- Measurements Converter
- Microscapes: Images from the Microscope
The Mineral Gallery
Structure Center: Indiana University
- Monterey Bay
- interactive star chart
- NASA Home Page, The
SuperComputer - The Dream Team -
- NASA - Johnson
Space Center - NASA Area Nanotechnology Study Group
NSSDC Photo Gallery
Nanoworld Home Page, The
National Geographic Online
- National Institute of
Standards & Technology
National Science & Technology Week Online
Natural History Museums and Collections - collection of Web-connected natural history museums around the world.
Organized by country.
Scientist: Planet Science
- Bill Nye.com
Adventure - "Take a virtual journey to hydrothermal vents in the
sunless depths of the world's oceans. Marvel at some of Earth's most fantastic
creatures thriving in one of its strangest habitats. Met the experts."
- Oceanography - The US Navy Office of Naval Research presents this
science and technology site with a focus on ocean facts and information. Learn
about waves, tides, currents, habitats, marine mammals and more.
- On The Ball:
Scientific American Frontiers - Read about the ways that today's
technology can give athletes an edge, aid officials, and enhance the
spectator's experience of the game on this companion site to the PBS special
'On The Ball.'
Adventure, The - Site allows you to explore the world of
fundamental particles and forces and then to investigate the experimental
evidence and techniques.
- Pfizer Fun
Zone - science-oriented games, experiments and other resources
designed to appeal to kids of all ages, as well as their parents.
Physics 2000 - an interactive journey through modern physics.
- Physics for
Free - This site contains two free
books by Emeritus Professor Frank Firk, former Chairman of the Department of
Physics and Master of Trumbull College, Yale University. The first, Essential
Physics 1, is an intensive introduction for potential Physics majors. The
second, Introduction to Groups, Invariants & Particles, is a book for Seniors
and advanced Juniors, majoring in the Physical Sciences.
- Physics and education, online education and reference.
- Pi Forever - Throughout History
several people have been involved in the discovery and development of the
mathematical equation known as Pi. Different people will name off the person
they believe found Pi but the truth is that it was discovered by many people
throughout history and refined down to what it is today. A mathematical symbol
which has astounded and amazed people for centuries. Pi is not a pastry or
baked good, it is used in math, commonly used to find the circumference of a
circle, using the simple mathematic code, PrČ. This site explores the many
different facts, myths, and purposes of Pi.
Poisonous Plants Guide - Online guide on more
than 100 poisonous plants. Information on each plant includes common and
botanic name; color photograph; description; habitat; animals (including
people) affected; toxic principle; gastrointestinal, nervous, integumentory,
and other system symptoms; and treatment.
- Popular Science
Powers of Ten - View the Milky Way at 10
million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth
in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside
the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee,
Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a
microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin,
DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
The Probability Web
- Profiles in
Science This site makes the archival collections of prominent
twentieth-century biomedical scientists available to the public through modern
digital technology. The collections have been donated to the National Library
of Medicine and contain published and unpublished materials, including books,
journal volumes, pamphlets, diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, audio
tapes, and other audiovisual materials.
- Quantum Computing
Tutorials - future of computer technology, courtesy of the Centre
for Quantum Computation at the University of Oxford. No scientific expertise
required for some of the backgrounders.
- guide to radioactive waste, nuclear, radiation and environmental
resources on the internet.
- Reade Advanced
Materials Supersite - reference information relating to mineral,
metal, ceramic & composite materials used in chemical applications.
- Research Matters at Harvard University - site provides news on the
latest findings by Harvard researchers with subjects listed in six sections:
Mind, Body, Society, Earth, Space, and Technology.
- SciCentral - gateway to over 50,000 sites pertaining to over 120 specialties
in science and engineering.
- Science and Technology - My Virtual Encyclopedia
Friday - Ira Flatow, the host of the popular Science Fridays radio
show on National Public Radio, has taken his program to the Internet.
- Science Frontiers - A digest of reports describing 1800 scientific
- Science Learning
- Science News - "Science News is an award-winning weekly newsmagazine covering
the most important research in all fields of science."
Science Reference Shelf
- ScienceWeek - "A journal devoted to the improvement of communication between
the scientific disciplines, and between scientists, science educators, and
- Scientific American
- SciTech Daily
Review - an updated report of science
news and reviews
- Secret Life
of the Brain, The - This PBS site reveals the fascinating processes
involved in brain development across a lifetime. You will be informed of
exciting new information in the brain sciences, meet the foremost researchers
in the field, and experience dynamic visual imagery and compelling human
stories to help a general audience understand otherwise difficult scientific
- Smithsonian Institution
- Soundry, The - all about sound: the physics of it, how we hear it,
how we record it, and more.
- Statistical Reports on U.S. Science and Engineering
- Sunspots - The Exploratorium's Guide to Sunspots
- Technocopia - This consumer-oriented site provides information and opinions about
the growing role of technology in our everyday lives.
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
- complete text and figures from this book published by the U.S. Geological
- Tides and
Tree of Life, The - site organizes, surveys,
and displays the diversity, evolutionary history, and characteristics of all
groups of living organisms. The great Tree has roots, a trunk, stems, and
branches that connect each organism to all others. Coordinated and edited by
David R. Maddison of the University of Arizona, this attractive and expertly
managed site has over 1300 pages housed on 20 computers in four countries, and
is authored by biologists from around the world. Originally intended for
professionals, the site has evolved into one for non-biologists as well.
Virology on the WWW - Virology related Web sites that might be of interest to our fellow
virologists, and others interested in learning more about viruses
Virtual Frog Dissection Kit
Lab - launch metal balls and fry
electrical circuits to your heart's content without risking life and limb.
Elements - featuring
computer-generated images that interpret the 109 entries of the periodic table
Visual Human Project - U.S. National Library
- Volcanoes Online - What is a volcano?
How are they are formed? What is the impact of eruptions? Find out here, and
then test your knowledge with online games and multiple-choice quizzes.
WWW Links for Chemists - over 3500 chemistry
resources in a searchable index
WWW Virtual Library: History of Science, Technology and
- Why Files,
- Weird Tales
from New Scientist Magazine
- Windows to
- Wonder of Physics, The
Yahoo! - Science Education