Science Websites

Exploratorium
Web site housed in San Francisco's Museum of Fine Arts that is a museum of art, science, and technology.  Includes experiments, online exhibits, and webcasting using the latest in information technology to create an outstanding resource.

Free Science and Video Lectures Online
Searchable blog-based archive offers lectures and slides for introductory science and math courses, and a wide variety of more specialized topics.

How Stuff Works!
Information on how most anything works.

Periodic Table
Best and most complete by WebElements.

Periodic Table of Videos
The Periodic Table with a 'live' slant through videos.  University of Nottingham page.

SciCentral
Megasite of hundreds of science links.

Science: News
Daily news briefs on science topics from around the world, covering animals, plants, astronomy, health, geology, and many other topics. "ScienceNOW articles are free for four weeks after publication."

Science Animations
Links to general collections of animations and to subject-specific animations: microbiology, plants, ecology, animals, geology, astronomy, physics.

Scitable
Science resources and tools by Nature Publishing.

Space Calendar
Outstanding NASA web page with updated calendar of relevant space information.

The Why Files
Created by the National Science Foundation.


ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
GetBodySmart
An online textbook about human anatomy and physiology.


ASTROLOGY
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Archive page of great photos taken by NASA.

Astronomical Society
Can be searched or browsed by subject and includes lengthy information on planets and constellations.

Ophiuchus (serpent bearer)
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics site.

Seasons and the Zodiac
Astronomy education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


BOTANY
Curtis Botanical Magazine
Over 1,000 plant illustrations published from magazine between the years 1787 to 1807.

International Plant Names Index
Database giving the scientific names for all plants.

What is Botany?
Introduction to Botany from the Botanical Society of America.


ENVIRONMENT
Biodiversity and Conservation
Hypertext book covering such subjects as endangered species, biodiversity, forests, habitat pollution, and human population growth.

WINDandSEA
Listing by category to web sites relating to atmospheric and oceanic sciences.  Developed by the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


EVOLUTION
Origin of the Species
Full text of Darwin's work.

Understanding Evolution
Basic information on evolution.


GENETICS
The DNA Learning Center
Educational information relating to genetics by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

GeneCards
"A database of human genes, their products and their involvement in diseases."

Genetic Science Learning Center
Outstanding genetics page with topics of basic genetics, genetic disorders, genetics in society, and genetic thematic units.  Created by the University of Utah and Utah Museum of Natural History.

Human Genome Project Information
"Completed in 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year project coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health.


GEOLOGY
Conservation and Environment
Library of Congress map site of geologic interest.  Includes recent and historic maps.

Encyclopedia of Earth
The goal of this collection is to provide a searchable database of authoritative environmental resources in non-technical language. Content originates from peer-reviewed articles written by field experts, content partners, such as the U.S. Geological Survey and content sources such as the Environmental Protection Agency.

Geologic Time Scale
The University of California Museum of Paleontology created this interesting page organized as a geologic time scale.

This Dynamic Earth
Online book by the U.S. Geological Survey.

U.S.Geological Survey
This site has great current information and offers topics like volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, and more.

Volcano Hazards Program
Listing of volcanoes (not all) from different areas of the world with each linking to its own page.  Information found here includes current activity, background, current hazards report, maps, graphics, images, and any other items of interest. Maintained by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).


LIFE SCIENCES
Virtual Library's Biosciences
Menu web page divided by subject.


NUCLEAR ENERGY
Glossary of Nuclear Science Terms
Dictionary of terms.

World Nuclear Association
Organization page that covers all areas of nuclear power.


PHYSICS
American Institute of Physics
Organization page which focuses on advancing the knowledge of physics.

Cambridge Relativity
Includes the topics of blacks holes, cosmology, inflation, cosmic strings and quantum gravity.

Einstein Archives Online
Includes notes, lectures, and speeches that has been digitized.

HyperPhysics
Physics course type information offered by physics professor at Georgia State University.

The Official String Theory Web Site
Offers a great overview of the string theory.

The Particle Adventure
"The fundamentals of matter and forces."

PhysLink
Megasite of information about the subject of physics.

Physics World.org
Collection of links to increase understanding of physics.


PLANTS
HerbMed
Offers information on the use of herbs for medicine developed by the Alternative Medicine Foundation.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Listing of endangered species both plant and animal.

Plants Database
"The plants database includes names, checklists, automated tools, identification information, species abstracts, distributional data, crop information, plant symbols, plant growth data, plant materials information, plant life.


ZOOLOGY
Animal Diversity Web
Searchable database by common or scientific name maintained by the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

The Electronic Zoo
Hugh collection of links arranged in categories created by a professor from Washington University, Missouri.

Fish and Wildlife Species
Although not comprehensive this site includes selected information about endangered species, invasive species, and common species.

Shape of Life
A series of FREE short classroom videos that beautifully illustrate the evolution of the animal kingdom on planet earth.