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Astronomy & Space Resources

General Resources and Images

  •  - Possibly the BEST astronomy website on the Internet, brought to you by Astronomy Magazine.
  • Astronomy picture of the day  - Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
  • NASA Homepage  - The Official Site of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 
  •  - Possibly the BEST space web site on the Internet! 
  • The Apollo Program – A fine collection of links relating to each Apollo mission.

Space and Space Craft

Stars and Constellations


  • Cassini : voyage to Saturn  - Maintained for general audiences by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), this web site presents the Cassini mission, an international venture designed to do a detailed study of Saturn.
  • Hubble Space Telescope  - Chances are you haven't seen what NASA's orbiting Hubble Space Telescope sees. Hubble sees the raw beauty of the universe from above Earth's atmosphere and sends back a portrait of the universe in exquisite detail. Take a look!
  • Nine Planets  - The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
  • Project Galileo : bringing Jupiter to Earth  - Welcome to the Project Galileo Home Page! Check out the extensive collection of images and data from Jupiter, read a brief introduction to the mission, and join the excitement as you're taken through Galileo's exploration of our solar system's largest planet.

Life on Other Planets 

  • SETI Institute  - The SETI Institute serves as the home for scientific research in the general field of Life in the Universe. Their research is designed to answer the question: Are we alone in the Universe?

Biology Resources

General Resources


  • Cells Alive
  • Virtual Cell Project  - Virtual Cell is a collection of still images, texts and movies covering the structure and functioning of a typical plant cell.  


  • The Heart: An Online Exploration  - Learn about the heart's development and structure, blood vessels, and how to have a healthy heart. This is an excellent site from the FranklinInstitute Science Museum.
  • Human Anatomy Online  - Human Anatomy On-line is a great resource that delivers educational material for school children to adults. The site includes 100's of graphics, educational information and animations.
  • Skeletal System   - The following links will allow you to access real photographs of the human skeletal system. The purpose of these pages is to quiz your knowledge on the structures of the skeletal system. 


  • Entomology
  • Stein's Virtual Insectary   - Welcome to The Virtual Insectary! Just like insect zoos and butterfly gardens, you've found a unique place to study and observe insects. The Virtual Insectarynot only provides images of some common insects, but includes information on the foods they eat as well as the habitats where they can be found.  



  • Plants Database - Your complete resource for all of your Gardening Needs. It provides information regarding the general description of the plants, the various methods of cultivation, such as indoor or outdoor planting, soil and temperature requirements, pruning, and other important details, the means of propagation (seeds, cuttings, division, etc.), and the different varieties and hybrids.

Genetics and DNA 

  •  Cracking the Code of Life  - From awe-inspiring new techniques that can eliminate disease at the very outset of life, to practical means     for   ensuring a healthy old age. INNOVATION Online also features a Technology Update of related news articles, a glossary of terms, a Debate bulletin board on the issues, a free downloadable Viewer's Guide, the broadcast schedule in the top 30 markets, and links to other, related Web sites.
  • Human Genome Project  - Explore this site for information about the U.S. and worldwide Human Genome Project.

Chemistry Resources

General Information

  • Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST  - Values of basic constants and conversion factors used in physics and chemistry.
  • How Carbon 14 Dating Works  - Examine the methods by which scientist use radioactivity to determine the age of objects.
  • Molecular Database/Library  - A library of 150 molecules that you can display and manipulate in three dimensions using MDL's excellent Chime plug-in. The molecules are sorted into six sections : Simple Molecules, Polymers, Senses, Medical, Horrible Molecules and Interesting Molecules.
  • Online Calculators
  • The World of Materials  - Brief description of classes of materials, including metals, ceramics, semiconductors, and polymers. 

Chemical Elements

Environmental Resources

General Resources

  • Laws That Influence Environmental Protection - If you are interested in becoming active in environmental, health, and community safety issues, you will need some understanding of many of the following Federal laws. These laws, and others enacted by the States, have various requirements and are enforced by various agencies. Her you will find presented a brief description of the intent of each law.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists  - UCS is an independent nonprofit alliance of 50,000 concerned citizens and scientists across the country. Their mission is to build a cleaner, healthier environment and a safer world.

Land Pollution

  • Brownfields  - EPA’s Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative is designed to empower States, communities, and other stakeholders in economic redevelopment to work together in a timely manner to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. A brownfield is a site, or portion thereof, that has actual or perceived contamination and an active potential for redevelopment or reuse.
  • Envirolink  - An excellent website for researching environmental issues.
  • EPA  - The United States Environmental Protection Agency.
  • EPA Office of Solid Waste (OSW)  - Provides information on all aspects of solid waste including basic facts, recycling, transport of solid waste, treatment and cleanup. 

Air Pollution

  • Air Waste Management Association
  • EPA Office of Air and Radiation  - EPA's Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) is concerned with pollution prevention, indoor and outdoor air quality, industrial air pollution, pollution from vehicles and engines, radon, acid rain, stratospheric ozone depletion, and radiation protection.

Global Warming

Water Pollution

  • EPA Office of Water  - The primary site for federal water management and implementing national and international water-related regulations. Site includes links to hotlines, listservs, newsletters and periodicals, laws and regulations, policies and guidelines, and training and conferences.
  • Water Environment Federation  - The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is an international not-for-profit educational and technical organization of over 40,000 water experts.

Soil Science

  • Soil and Water Conservation Society  - The Soil and Water Conservation Society fosters the science and the art of soil, water and related natural resource management to achieve sustainability.
  • Soil Quality Institute  - The Soil Quality Institute identifies soil quality research findings and practical technologies that help conserve and improve soil, and enhance farming, ranching, forestry, and gardening enterprises.
  • Soil Science Society of America  - The primary purpose of the Society is to advance the discipline and practice of soil science by acquiring and disseminating information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management and recycling, and wise land use.
  • USDA-NRCS National Soil Survey Center - The National Soil Survey Center is the technical arm of the soil survey program in the United States and is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art soil survey technology, standards, data, and expertise to the American public. This information helps people predict, plan, and enhance our most important resource, the soil.



Geology Resources

General Resources

  • U.S. Geological Survey  - The USGS provides geologic, topographic, hydrologic, and biologic information including maps, data bases, and reports containing analyses and interpretations of water, energy and mineral resources, land surfaces, geologic structures, natural hazards, and the dynamic processes of the earth.

Volcanoes Earth Movement

Minerals and Rocks

  • Common Minerals and their Uses  - A list of minerals from aluminum to zinc and a brief description of its usage and producers or where it's commonly found.  Includes some photos.
  • Fluorescent Minerals  - This site includes links to information on fluorescent minerals by name or class.
  • Mineral Information Institute  - View mineral photographs, access facts about common minerals and their uses, and connect to linking sites with individual state's mineral information. Related linked sites contain educational materials with geology, minerals, and environmental facts as well as mining museums and historical mining information.
  • The Physical Characteristics of Minerals

Paleontology Dinosaurs

  • Curse of T. Rex  - Information provided explains how fossilization occurs, what other organisms lived at the time of the dinosaurs, and gives a brief history of the dinosaurs.
  • Geological Time Machine  - Developed by the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP), contains extensive photographs of fossils from the Precambrian to the Holocene eras. The UCMP virtual exhibit halls, of which the geologic time machine is a part, provides information on Geology, Phylogeny, and Evolution. 

Physics Resources

Teacher Resources

  • The Sourcebook for Teaching Science   - Fun and informative resources for chemistry teachers. Includes Chemical Demonstrations, Frequently Asked Chemistry Questions, and more.
  • NSTA  - The High School science classroom--offers articles from The Science Teacher and a teacher discussion board.
  • Science Teachers’ Resource Center  - This web site is for science teachers to share ideas (labs, demonstrations, teaching tips, etc.).