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Recommended Websites - Science and Tech

Astronomy

Astronomy Cafe
A varied menu of astronomy topics including the latest about hyperspace, black holes, time travel and quantum cosmology. Includes numerous articles and an 'Ask the Astronomer' feature.

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 all the planets, plus asteroids and comets. Also has a section on the planetary explorers such as Voyager II.

Chemistry

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.

General Chemistry Online
Self-guided tutorials, quizzes, and drills on specific topics, FAQ (answers to over 300 frequently asked questions), a searchable, crosslinked collection of over 700 chemical terms; now with audio pronunciations, and much more.

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.

Earthquakes
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.

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

Rainbow of Gems
Descriptions of gemstones and their characteristics.

Thunderstorms and Lightning
All about thunderstorms including information on lightning safety and some first aid information.

Generalities

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.

Science.gov
Science.gov is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results.

The Why Files
Updated weekly, this site explores the science behind current news topics. Its archives are searchable.

Life Science

About.com Biology
An Internet guide for biology, with feature articles, website links, and discussion forums.

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.

MarineBio.org
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.

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

A Century of Physics
An timeline of the last hundred years in physics. There's a wealth of information here in a variety of formats.

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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