Don't miss this
site. It is by far one of the richest sources of biology and biotechnology
material on the Web. You can actively discuss a variety of subjects
through online seminars; join a teacher's discussion group; read
the latest news about science discoveries; or browse the hundreds
of classroom activities written by teachers.
Environmental Organization Web Directory
to environmental topics such as recycling, disasters, and pollution.
Museum of Natural History
Who are the people
behind the bones? What contributions did they make to paleontology.
Personalities in Paleontology showcases 10 leading individuals
complete with a picture and short biography. Ever wonder what the
environment would look like during geologic history? An artist's
depiction in the Timelines section lets you imagine a scene from
a specific period and explains the habitat. How should T.rex be
mounted for display? To find the current theory, click on six new
halls. Vertebrate evolution is illustrated with numerous drawings.
images are posted about the Northern Lights.
Beaty's Amateur Science
List of links
to lots of hobbies and science topics. Itís a great place to look
for hands-on activities.
Nye the Science Guy
Based on the
popular PBS television show, this upbeat Web site is designed to
interest children in the world of science like Mr. Wizard a generation
ago. Discover fast facts and experiments from the pull-down menus
in the U-NYE-Verse episode guide.
Thompson Southwestern Arboretum
Very nice explanation
of desert plants.
A highly interactive
site that is lots of fun. Content is based on the needs of its
users and the National Science Education Standards. At present,
BrainPOP.com has over 80 original animated movies covering Health,
Science, and Technology topics. Subscription required.
of how cells work.
This is companion
site to Cells Alive. You will find great illustrations and explanations
about the causes of the common cold, symptoms, and treatments. .
A free pool of
global innovation and future inventions. People can search the
database for creative inspiration, or donate new ideas and be rewarded.
Facts and Fiction
From a scientific
viewpoint the study of dinosaurs is important both for understanding
the causes of past major extinctions of land animals and for understanding
the changes in biological diversity caused by previous geological
and climatic changes of the Earth. These changes are still occurring
today. A wealth of new information about dinosaurs has been learned
over the past 30 years, and science's old ideas of dinosaurs as
slow, clumsy beasts have been totally turned around. This pamphlet
contains answers to some frequently asked questions about dinosaurs,
with current ideas and evidence to correct some long-lived popular
misconceptions. Although much has been discovered recently about
dinosaurs, there is still a great deal more to learn about our
planet and its ancient inhabitants.
In our zeal to
focus on the dinosaurs themselves, we often overlook the area of
trace fossils. These are tracks, trails, burrows, borings, gnawings,
eggs, nests, gizzard stones, and dung. An excellent place to learn
more about this subject is at Emory University's Trace Fossils
- University of California at Berkeley
One of the best
places to start for finding general information about dinosaurs.
Learn all about current research in Dinosbuzz, a newsletter that
gives a thorough explanation of the theories on extinction, the
relationship with birds, and the differences between fact and fiction
of dinosaurs portrayed in the movies. To better understand the
groups of dinosaurs, read dinosaur diversity and dispelling myths.
Join Sam Welles, professor emeritus, on a narrated tour of his
discovery of Dilophosaurus beginning in the summer of 1942. Find
out why the name changed after several years of investigation and
how he viewed Dilophosaurus as a movie star in Jurassic Park. In
addition the site is searchable, has a glossary of terms, and links
to the geologic time machine.
guides are presented for observing and identifying plants and animals
sponsered by the National Wildlife Federation.
One of the best
sites for facts on endangered species.
The Energy Information
Administration created this kid's page. Timelines are presented
on each type of fuel such as coal, electricity, and geothermal.
In addition there are short illustrated biographies about famous
people like Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, and Issac Newton.
Colors in Missouri
Answer to why
leaves change color.
Follow the timeline
of fossil horses over 55 million years from Hyracotherium to Equus.
Fun page on frogs
- sounds, pictures, and information.
On the Land
This site provides
a network of field classrooms linking students, teachers, and parents
to public lands. News, activities, and a gloosary are some of the
resources that can be found.
laboratory," scientific animations, online exhibits, teacher
resources and an "ask a scientist" section are among
the features of the latest Holiday Lectures on Science Web site
from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Heart An Online Exploration - Franklin Institute of Science
of the heart.
site that allows you to explore the human body. Desciptions are
retrieved by clicking on specific points of the body systems. Middle
and high school students will gain the most from this site.
Safari - Orkin
Play Name that
Bug, color insects, and search the pest library. Download and print
the cool booklet that contains lots of activities.
activities abound on this site produced by the Thomas Jefferson
National Accelerator Facility. Students will learn about electrostatics,
magnets, and insulation. A series of games will quiz students on
their knowledge of the periodic table of elements and other science
The MBGNet is
an excellent starting point if you are studying biomes in your
elementary science classroom. It covers the rain forest to the
tundra to the desert with lots of facts and illustrations.
Lots of materials
for educators and kids. The kids area is divided by grade level
and provides lessons, video introductions of concepts, and activities.
Science Teachers Association
news and standards for science teachers.
Lots of graphics
and animations that explain the nervous system make this a fascinating
site for students.
This is an exhibit
from Norway with information about Aurora Borealis from both a
scientific and human perspective.
At the American
Museum of Natural History, kids can study several ologise from
biolog to paleontology. There are games, stuff to do away from
the computer, and online explorations.
on how lenses work.
Dinosaurs 1824 - 1969
this extraordinary exhibit is original source material from the collections
of the Linda Hall Library, Kansas City, Missouri. The curators
have gathered over 80 printed works about dinosaur discoveries
and lore such as why one scientist called T.rex Teddysaurus. You
will learn about the pioneers, read their findings, and view over
136 impressive dinosaur drawings and images.
Fossil Gallery or Beneath the Calamites Tree
All of your aspiring
rock hounds will want to read Fossil Hunting FAQ at Prem's Fossil
Gallery. This amateur collector has assembled a topnotch display
of trilobites, graphtolites, and fossil plants. Another good source
for tips is the Fossil Hunter. Information on collecting locations,
a field trip checklist, rules, and safety is supplied.
point for science activities in the classroom. The Science Learning
Network is made up of a consortium of museums.
World Busch Gardens
This is a gateway
to many of the servers from the Smithsonian, including the National
Air & Space Museum, Natural History Web, and the Photo Server
of images from the museum collections.
space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year.
Launch dates are subject to change. Anniversary dates are listed
in five-year increments. There are links to pictures and text about
for Learning About Birds - Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
sound recordings of their songs, and other information.
Not even the
most reluctant learner can ignore this cleverly constructed Web
page. Tongue in cheek humor is used to describe procedures, observations,
and possible applications when experimenting with cream stuffed
sponge cakes. Nuke them in a microwave to find out just how resistant
they are to radiation. Dunk them in water to see their solubility.
Blend them to see how much air they contain.
Current and historical
information about volcanoes. Lots of photographs.
to the Planets
Welcome to the
Planets contains planet profiles, pictures, and descriptions of
the space vehicles that were used in their exploration. This is
a good resource for students interested in this topic.
Every two weeks
a new article is posted that focuses on current science topics
in the news. You can use these with students to generate discussions
in the classroom. The files are archived.