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Constellations and their Stars
There is an introduction to constellations here as well as an FAQ. You can also find lists of constellations and stars along with descriptive information.

Space Telescope Science Institute
Contains links to information considered to be of general interest about the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Nine Planets
A multimedia tour of the solar system. Contains photos, information and data for not only the planets, but their moons and other astronomical bodies, such as comets and asteroids. Also has a glossary of planetary related terms and proper names.

Welcome to the Planets
Photographs and physical data for the planets, plus asteroids and comets.


Atoms and Molecules
Includes an intro to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules and the theory of atoms in molecules.

Chemical Elements
Shows the Periodic Table based on element name, atomic number, atomic mass, boiling and melting points, date of discovery, and crystal structure. It also explains each element as well as the different element groups.

Kahn Academy Chemistry
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

Earth Science

About Rainbows
The science of rainbows. Includes experiments.

Cascades Volcano Observatory
Information about volcanoes: facts, figures, photos, research, history, definitions, and descriptions.

Earth Science World
Photos, climate data, geological information, careers and listings of books. Provided by the American Geological Institute.

Earthquake information from the US Geological Survey.

EPA Climate Change Site
EPA's website provides information on climate change for communities, individuals, businesses, states, localities and governments.

This site from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides basic information about hurricanes.

All about lightening.

Swiss Gemological Laboratory (SGL)
Descriptions of gemstones and their characteristics.


Alternative Fuels Data Center
The Alternative Fuels Data Center is a vast collection of information on alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them.

How Stuff Works
Explains how all sorts of things work in easy-to-understand terms.

Internet Encyclopedia of Science
A comprehensive source of information covering all aspects of contemporary science, mathematics, and technology, including historical data and biographies. is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.

Life Science

Cells Alive
Multimedia site that explains cell-level biology. Includes graphics and text on plant cells, animals cells, mitochondria, and various diseases.

Classification of Living Things
Tutorial on the Linnaean system of classification used in the biological sciences to describe and categorize all living things.
This extensive site provides detailed entries about over 200 species of marine animals, as well as information about marine plants, the deep ocean, marine conservation, ocean history, and much more. Also includes links for education and career information, aquarium sites, and online research journals.

ThoughtCo. Biology
An Internet guide for biology, with feature articles and website links.

United States Botanic Garden
The website for this facility includes photographs of rare and endangered plants, a virtual tour, and information about current and past progams at the Garden.


Physics Classroom
The Physics Classroom includes a comprehensive and extensive online physics tutorial written for students from junior high through college.

Spacetime Wrinkles
Information about Einstein's General and Special theories of relativity and how they relate to space-time. Includes an extensive glossary.

Time & Measurements

Calendars Through the Ages
Discover the origins of modern and past calendar systems. This site covers the calendars of several different cultures and includes a timeline of calendar facts.

Virtual Perpetual Calendars
A site that currently provides the calendar for any year in the 19th-21st centuries. You can also look up the dates for holidays in the United States and Canada from 1995-2015.

Walk Through Time
Brief history of timekeeping and clocks.

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