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The Atoms Family
Fun - a resource based on The Atoms Family exhibit at The Miami Museum of Science. This resource contains educational activities relating to different forms of energy, and are being presented by the famous gothic horror characters.

ABC Science Kids
Short feature articles, games, and puzzles covering many science subjects that are particularly interesting to young people..

ABC Science
Entertaining science site by Australia Broadcasting Corporation.

All About Birds!
Enchanted Learning's extensive and fascinating site tells every imaginable thing about birds (including print-friendly pages for members).

Amazon Interactive
Explore the geography of the Ecuadorian Amazon through online games and activities.

A colorful and extensive children's resource from BBC's Science & Nature pages - beautifully illustrated, it has a number of videos and slideshows.

Animal Diversity Website
A large searchable encyclopedia, learning tool, and virtual museum of the natural history of animals - with text, pictures, movies, and sounds!

You can E-mail your questions to geologists. Has good links to other geological and related sites.

Ask A High Energy Astronomer
An information-packed site in which you can also ask questions about things such as black holes, quasars, dark matter, and more--get answers from astronomers.

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Full screen spectacular pictures–a new one each day, and an archive!

Astronomy With A Stick
Hands-on experiments to observe daytime astronomy--relationship between sun and earth.

Autumn Leaf Color - Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?
Science Made Simple's clear explanation, including a simple experiment for separating the colors in a green leaf using chromatography.

Bad Astronomy
An astronomer’s site about all the misguided conclusions and misinformation out there. Has links to related sites.

Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen
A fun museum of classic home science projects - not particularly meant to be "educational," but more a celebration of the early to mid 20th century home experimentation and pop science.

A fun and wacky site–some science activities, and a world of information about wolves.

Broadwaters–the virtual Pond Web Pages
A site devoted to the eco-system of ponds, their life forms, atmosphere, and dynamics.

The Exploratorium explains the forces that mold bubbles; formulas for bubbles; and links to related sites.

Bugs & Insects for Kids
A nice list of annotated links to a great variety of websites about bugs and insects.

Bugs in the News
A microbiology site about news-making viruses, bacteria, etc.

A wonderful collection of annotated links to good websites that have all manner of information about butterflies and related activites for kids.

Cells Alive
A fascinating and informative microbiology site.

Chemistry for Kids and Adults
A beautifully illustrated site offering an introduction to the science of chemistry - with information on matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions and biochemistry.

Children's Literature in the Science Classroom
A very useful site with annotated lists of quite interesting children’s literature that can be used to learn about the sciences.

Clouds: PSC Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique
Great explanations of and access to detailed pictures of some basic cloud forms--images are large in order to show detailed structure and features.

Cool Science for Curious Kids
Fun activities to explore biology onscreen and off.

Curriculum for K-12 - FREE - "Integrating Science, Math, and Technology Reference Curriculum"
The Math/Science Nucleus, a non-profit organization provides this elementary and secondary curriculum - over 6000 pages of reference material based on research with children.

Dinosaurs for Kids
A fun site about dinosaurs that includes games and activities.

Discovery Channel School
Resources to help learn science, social studies, language arts, and humanities.

Discover Engineering Online
A fun site packed with information, games, and opportunities to practice engineering ideas with interesting projects!

Award winning kids’ site: A national voice for young investigators and the opportunity for them to interact with experienced researchers

The Earth Explorers Series from NASA
This monthly series will introduce you to NASA Earth Explorers, young and old, with a variety of backgrounds and interests - all connected by their curiosity about Earth system processes.

Earth Observatory
NASA’s colorful site of new satellite imagery, articles, and scientific information about our planet.

Earthquakes - Life Along the Faultline
Life and science in Earthquake Country, presented by the Exploratorium science museum. Explanations, stories, activities, and links.

Earth & Sky
The site of an award winning daily science radio - subjects that affect our everyday lives, earth science, astronomy, and environmental science.

Earth & Sky Kids
The children's section of the award winning daily science radio listed above - subjects that affect our everyday lives earth science, astronomy, and environmental science.

Easy Science Projects
"Ways to amaze your friends...or to stimulate incredible conversation at the dinner table" - fun science experiments with nice photo illustrations.

Educational Web Adventures
An amazing and graphically rich interactive site dealing with art, history, and science - by an award-winning developer of online learning activities. Choose by subject or by content for ages K-12. Requires Flash.

Fun free experiments and articles in the A to Z Home's Cool Site - loads of interesting material on electricity!

The Elegant Universe
A wonderful and extensive resource about Brian Greene's fascinating "String Theory" of physics, complete with beautifully illustrated explanations, excerpts from his book, an interview, explanations, AND the ability to view the whole three hour program that was on TV!

eNature - from National Wildlife Federation
Delighful kids' nature site with 5,500 wildlife field guides, regional nature information, FunStuff, and Ask an Expert.

Endangered Animals
A fascinating resource for educating ourselves and increasing efforts in protecting our planet and all of its inhabitants.

Energy - Facts and Information
Quite a bit of information about energy, including sections on electricity, geothermal energy, fossil fuels, hydropower, ocean and solar energy, and much more.

Grassroots online environmental community.

Explore Science: Interactive Science Education
Interactive site! Interact with the science material, rather than just reading text. In order to use this site you must have the Macromedia Shockwave Plug-in (used with Netscape 2.0+ or greater.

The Exploratorium
Fabulous site with electronic versions of hands-on exhibits from the famous San Francisco museum, instructions for science projects at home, and much more!

Exploratorium Hands-On Activities
Try the Salt Volcano, Bubble Bomb, or do other hundreds of hands-on activities from the Exploratorium - a site that contains over 18 thousand award-winning pages exploring hundreds of different topics.

Finding Science Treasure in Picture Books
A wonderful list of books (with links to more information) based on the idea that science picture books are an often-ignored treasure trove of science learning for children typically considered past the picture book stage.

4000 Years of Women in Science
This site discusses over 125 names from our scientific and technical past.

Franklin Institute Hotlist of Science sites
A great space gateway site, from the solar system to distant stars.

Photos of all kinds of frogs, interesting articles, frog sounds, and how to make a "rain stick."

Fun Science Resources Especially for Students
Animal Kingdom, Creepy Crawly Critters, Extinct Animals, Flying Friends,Wolves Tigers and Bears, Oh My!, Inside Your Body, Lost in Space, and a lot more!

Games and Simulations at
Entertaining educational games, experiments, and simulated environments to be explored and discovered - aimed at the 14-18 age group. A central thought or issue is explored during 10-20 minutes of activity, using a specific Nobel Prize awarded work as a springboard for the whole exercise.

The ultimate geography site! A fabulous list of links to geography sites for all areas of the world, as well as sites of geography resources.

Geography FAQ
A good list of frequently asked geography, with links to more pages and resources about geography.

Geography Game - Seterra - Learn Geography
Very fun and amazingly effective game (unfortunately only for PCs, not Macs) for learning world geography with 70 different exercises. Learn about countries, capitals, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia, using outline map exercises!

Geography for Kids
Explore the earth with the KidsKnowIt Network - everything from the surface of the Earth, to the atmosphere. Play geography games, and practice geography skills.

Global Warming
An excellent kids' resource from the Environmental Protection Agency. Explanations about global warming, climate and weather - with games, links, animations, and more.

An international program for students to observe the environment by making scientific measurements--measure air temperature, precipitation, water temperature and pH, and other important environmental parameters; then submitting results to the GLOBE Student Data Archive. Scientists and other students will use the data in their research.

Google Earth - Explore, Search and Discover
Combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.You can view exotic locales; type in an address and zoom in; rotate to view 3D terrain and buildings: and save your searches and favorites.

The Great Plant Escape
A fun way to learn a lot about science as you follow clues, do experiments, and solve problems in a journey into the world of plants.

Green Kids Rock
An informative and thought provoking mother/son site with the goal of goal of teaching kids how to be advocates for their environment and their planet.

The Green Guide for Kids

An online environmental resource for kids to find ideas, information, and inspiration to go green.

Hands-on Science Activities
Fascinating and easy science activities that can be done at home

How Stuff Works!
Indescribably vast and fascinating collection of articles on how almost anything you can think of works

How Things Work
Interactive question and answer site by Louis A. Bloomfield, physics professor and author of the book How Things Work: the Physics of Everyday Life

Human Anatomy Online
Inner exploration of Human Anatomy and Automobiles. Each topic has animations, 100’s of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links.

Human Genome Project Information
Information-packed site about human genetics.

Hunkin’s Experiments
Great science experiments illustrated with cartoons. Food experiments, math experiments, electrical, biological, sound & light, and much more.

International Year of the Ocean
All about the ocean, "From the life-giving rain that nourishes crops, to life-saving medicines; from the fish that come from the ocean floor, to the goods that are transported on the sea’s surface."

Jack Horkheimer: STAR GAZER
Weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy - a delightful series of videos with Horkheimer givng you entertaining and humorous, but very interesting and educational, tours of the stars.

Journey North
An learning adventure that engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. A great way to improve understanding of interdependent, global ecologica systems.

A site for kids about the solar system, deep space, space exploration, and related subjects - includes games and activities.

Kids’ Fun Page - Science from Vicki Cobb
Vicki Cobb, the wonderful author of cool kids’ science books like Science Experiments You Can Eat does this site with fun little experiments, games, tricks, and fun activities straight out of her own books!

Kids' and Teens' Science
Huge and wonderful collection of links to science sites: Agriculture, Animals, Astronomy and Space, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Experiments, Nature and Environment, Physics, Plants and Trees, Science Fairs, Scientists, Transportation.

Kids' Links – Teaching Green
A list of environmentally educational sites for kids.

Kids' Online Resources Biology Page
Life studies, nature, anatomy, microbiology, use of microscopes, cells, bacteria, plants, dinosaurs, medicine, oceans, and lots more - you name it!

Kids' Online Science Resources
Science, science fair projects, agriculture, astronomy, space,biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, entomology, geology, herpetology, meteorology, oceanography, ornithology, paleontology, physics, and robots & robotics!

Kids' Science Kits
The Hobbytron company sells some reasonably priced science kits and other educational materials.

Delightful kids' site with ladybug facts, anatomy, life cycle, lore, crafts, links, photos, games, and more.

Lawrence Hall of Science - Play
Play online science games, download fun activities to do at home - and lots of other cool science stuff.

Earth Science from US Geological Survey
A science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water - articles, photos, and videos.

Mad Scientist Network
Extensive and zany information-rich site that draws on input from hundreds of scientists.

The Magic School Bus
Fun science games, simple science experiments, printables - or hop on the Magic School Bus and take a guided tour. Target ages 6-9.

MicroAngela’s Electron Microscope Image Gallery
Explore familiar and unexpected views of the microscopic world with these colorized images from electron microscopes at the University of Hawaii

Microbes, Info. -- the Microbiology Information Portal
A very useful and well organized portal for bringing interesting microbiology informational resources, including articles and links, to all interested.

Microscopy: Stock Photography and Education (by Dennis Kunkel)
Over a thousand microscopy images photographed with electron microscopes. You will find biology images, biomedical images, medical images and many other kinds of scientific photography.

The Mission: A Great Scientific Adventure
A nicely illustrated, award-winning interactive game by the National Film Board of Canada team - games, experiments and quizzes. Requires Flash.

NASA - Homepage
Vast and wonderful resource! Be sure to check out the many links provided.

NASA Space Place
Geared toward elementary school age kids, this site has fun activities for introducing a wide variety of space and earth science topics.

NASA Space Place (see listing above) – Spanish edition

National Geographic Online
Beautiful site with lots of fascinating information and links.

Natural History Museum
British museum site, promoting the discovery, understanding, responsible use, and enjoyment of the natural world.
Questions &answers on everyday scientific phenomena: dedicated to all the small mysteries of everyday life.

NIEHS Kids’ Pages
The connection between health &the environment– brainteasers, puzzles, stories, & science activities.

NOVA Online
High quality like the popular PBS television show interesting articles on every imaginable facet of life, and information on the television schedules.

Ocean Explorer - Scientific and educational explorations and activities in the marine environment.
In this fabulous and extensive site, you can follow explorations in near real-time, learn about exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna in a colorful multimedia gallery, read about a 200-year history of ocean exploration, and discover additional resources in a virtual library.

Owlie Skywarm's Weather Book
This National Weather Service site teaches kids about the hazards of severe weather which include tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, flash floods and winter storms - and it tells what to do in the case of having to deal with any of them.

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

Planet Quest - Exoplanet ExplorationBR> NASA's site on Searching for Earthlike Worlds

Powers of
A fascinating site involving scale in astronomy, biology, particle physics, and much more.

Rain Bird
Excellent site with lots of activities and demonstrations for nature science! The purpose is to demonstrate scientific aspects of the Earth’s endangered rain forests, although most of it is just general.

Relevant (high school) Chemistry Resources on the Web
An incredibly extensive set of links to science and math sites and more--prepared by a high school science teacher.

Robert Krampf's Science Education Company
Provides a Free Experiment of the Week by e-mail - experiments that are unusual, safe, dramatic, cheap, and fun.

Science Curricular Companions
Incredible site with instructions on how to build and or explore a variety of Projects in life science, earth science, physical science, and technology.

Science Hobbyist
Award winning site packed with interesting and unusual articles about amateur science and science education.

Award-winning site with the latest news in science, fascinating articles, and activities based on a current headline.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide
List of web sites to provide the basic materials to do a good science fair project.

Science Friday Kids' Connection – from National Public Radio
Lots of info and curriculum on NPR’s wonderful two hour Friday science shows, and the opportunity to listen to then online.

Science News for Kids
Interesting news articles, science activity instructions for home, puzzles, games, and more.

Scientific American Online
Many fascinating feature articles with related website links.

The Science Learning Network
Links to inquiry based science education on volcanoes, water, weather, aerodynamics, art history, the mind, and more.

Science Information Infrastructure from the Exploratorium
Sophisticated reference site using NASA images and data–includes hands-on activities, and some Internet searching activities, although many are for classroom use.

Science Made Simple
Although the aim is to promote its magazine, it has free articles and projects on questions such as: Why do leaves change color in the fall? Why is the sky blue?

Science NetLinks
An amazing wealth of resources for K-12 science education--lessons, tools, and other resources.

Science Toys You Can Make With Your Kids
Make toys at home with common household materials - often in only a few minutes - that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles!

SciTech Daily Review
Wonderfully extensive science and technology news coverage and analysis on a daily basis, sourcing a huge range of great writers and excellent publications.

Selected Chemistry Sites
A terrific selection of chemistry sites! Use the "More" button in the site to access them all.

SETI League
SETI League: Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, a nonprofit educational and scientific organization

Singing Science Records
Listen to educational science-themed kids' folk songs produced in the late 1950s / early 1960s done to popular tunes of the day.

Snow Crystals
About snow crystals and snowflakes, and their formation, with spectacular photos–a comprehensive site from Cal Tech.

The Space Place
Scientific information sprinkled through cool things to make, games, fun experiments, amazing facts, and sharing by other kids.

The Space Station
NASA's site about the International Space Station

Sports Science - from the Exploratorium
Interesting science behind baseball, skateboarding, hockey, cycling, surfing and other sports--articles, activities, and links to cool sites.

StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
A beautiful graphics-rich site to introduce children to astronomy.

Study Plans
These excellent links to lots of interesting science sites provided by a teacher provide information on a wide range of subjects. Scroll down the long list for a real feast of virtual science.

History of the Universe - Origins!
NOVA's time line stretches from the big bang some 10 to 20 billion years ago to the time 10100 years in the future when even black holes, the last surviving remnants of the universe as we know it, will have disappeared.

The Tech Museum of Innovation - San Jose
a hands-on technology museum devoted to inspiring the innovator in everyone.

Thursday’s Classroom
Articles and fun weekly lessons--based on breaking Science@NASA news reports. Meaty archives.

Try Science
Interactive experiments, field trips, adventures, and live cams - a gateway to experience the excitement of contemporary science and technology through on and offline interactivity with science and technology centers worldwide.

US Geological Survey Learning Web
Learn how Biology, Geology, Hydrology, and Geography can help us understand our changing world.

Volcano World
Volcano info, pictures, movies, games, and much more!

Water Conservation for Kids
Lots of very practical ideas for kids to help make important differences in their part our world.

Weather Underground
Complete weather conditions across the country, and a flight tracker to find out flight status of any commercial airplane.

Weather Wiz Kids
A website especially for kids to learn more about the fascinating world of weather--also includes experiments, games, jokes, and more.

Web Weather for Kids
Simple experiments to show how weather works: Make a thunderstorm, make lightning, make a tornado, calculate distance from a storm.

This fun interactive online community is a virtual town in which the learner is actively engaged in communication and hands-on inquiry in problem-solving activities that teach about science.

Windows to the Universe
Graphics intensive &fabulous! Our planet, the universe, the solar system, myths, space missions, art books & film, people, and much more

Women in Science
A fascinating resource for historical information on the important contributions - and the struggles - of women scientists throughout the ages.

A very impressive award-winning site where a child can engage in fun scientific experiments, find cool science facts, and more - with the help of an animated cast of characters in a digital community. Requires Flash. You can choose from the 3D or regular format.

The Yuckiest Site on the Internet - a science entertainment site for kids
A fun site with "all you need to know about barfing, belching, blackheads," roaches, eye gunk, and more.

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