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Science

Resources for Finding and Accessing Scientific Papers - Here you'll find tips and resources for both searching for and acquiring free copies of scientific papers to read.


Biology

 

 

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Biozones     Biology Links

Biozone International is a publishing house founded in 1988 and is based in New Zealand. 

Their aim is to cater to the needs of biology students and their teachers, providing high interest, annually updated resources that keep pace with the dynamic nature of biology today

 

 

Cells Alive

 

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CELLS alive! represents 30 years of capturing film and computer-enhanced images of living cells and organisms for education and medical research. The site has been available continuously and updated annually since May of 1994 and now hosts over 4 million visitors a year.

The majority of the site is free of cost and registration for anyone with internet access.

 

101 science.com - Click the science subjects that interest you in the table to the left. 101science.com is your internet science PORTAL to more than 20,000 science web pages



Chemistry

Mouse Party Drug Lab - Every drug of abuse has its own unique molecular mechanism. Learn how these drugs affect the synapse of your brain

Chemical Elements.com - An online, interactive Periodic Table of the Elements.

Web Elements Periodic Table - A high quality source of information relating to the peirodic table.

Delights of Chemistry - This site is from the University of Leeds' Chemistry Department which includes instructions for over forty experiments, a large image library, and animations of common chemical reactions.

101 science.com - Click the science subjects that interest you in the table to the left. 101science.com is your internet science PORTAL to more than 20,000 science web pages

Organic Chemistry - An Introduction - An introduction to the diverse chemistry of carbon including basic hydrocarbon nomenclature.
Selected Organic Chemistry websites - from University of Puget Sound



Earth Science

Rapid Earthquake Viewer - From University of South Carolina Seismology

Access Excellence's Earth and Space Websites - Access Excellence, launched in 1993, is a national educational program that provides health, biology and life science teachers access to their colleagues, scientists, and critical sources of new scientific information via the World Wide Web. The program was originally developed and launched by Genentech Inc., and in 1999 joined the National Health Museum, a non-profit organization founded by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop as a national center for health education.

101 Science - Click the science subjects that interest you in the table to the left. 101science.com is your internet science PORTAL to more than 20,000 science web pages



Environmental Issues

 

Environmental Protection Agency for students - Sponsored by the EPA: everything from garbage to plants and animals to you and your environment: includes sources, interactive games

Ecology www Page 

This website has many ecology resources compiled by Anthony R. Brach of Harvard University.

 

Global Stewards

 

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Global Stewards provides environmental tips for sustainable living and information about exciting sustainable solutions that are speeding the shift toward a sustainable way of life.

 

 

Buzzle.com

 

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Environmental Issues

Comprehensive guide on current environmental issues with lists of environmental problems and information on human environment interactions, over population, pollution, ecological footprints, ecology issues, climate change, global warming, health issues, environmental conservation, ethics and ways to help protect and save our environment.

 

World Book Living Green

 

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This database will help you to understand environmental cause and effect. From pollution and global warming to sustainable food and energy production, World Book's Living Geen environmental science and human's impact on the environment.  This is one of our subsription data bases. Please see your librarian for log ins and passwords.

 

The Ecology WWW - As a volunteer service to students, teachers, researchers, and others interested in the science of ecology, this list was compiled by Anthony R. Brach (Missouri Botanical Garden & Harvard University Herbaria, U.S.A.), and was originally posted on ECOLOG-L in March 1995. Jean Thioulouse (University of Lyon, France) created and maintained the HTML and search script from 1995-1998, and maintains a mirror site in France.  Shunguo Liu created the current search engine and helps maintain the site from Canada.



Evolution

The Human Origins Program - This Smithsonian Institute's site features an interactive timeline, a digital collection and "Ask Our Researchers" in which students can contact a paleoanthropology specialist.

UC Berkeley's Museum of Paleontology - This site contains three exhibits: phylogeny, geology, and evolution. Click on "Evolution" to view an exhibit tracing evolutionary thought as it has developed over time. Includes information on specific scientists and provides a historical approach to the study of evolution.

Becoming Human - The Institute of Human Origins (IHO) conducts, interprets and publicizes scientific research on the human career. IHO's unique approach brings together scientists from diverse disciplines to develop integrated, bio-behavioral investigations of human evolution.

 



Forms of Energy

 

Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Forms of Energy

 

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Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable energy. This site is interactive

 

Biofuels    

 

NRDC

The Growing Solution to Energy Dependence and Global Warming

NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals.

 

Biofuels: Green Energy or Grim Reaper?

A link to a BBC article by Jeffrey Mc Neely, the chief scientist of the World Conservation Union, which has caused great debate.

 

 

Coal Power

Advantages of the use of Coal

Disadvantages of Coal

Opposing Views.com

Many articles in favor of coal energy as well as against

 

 

Hydroelectric Power

How hydroelectric power works  - USGS

Hydroelectric Power - web mutations

 

Hydrogen Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies

Benefits of Hydrogen - from the Hydrogen Energy Center

 

Hydrothermal Energy

Geothermal Energy - Immediate Energy Info Book

Hydrothermal Power Sources - US Department of Energy

 

Natural Gas

Top Ten Benefits of Natural Gas - SASK Energy

Natural Gas Benefits - from US Department of Energy

 

Nuclear Fission

Benefits of Nuclear Power - Nuclear info.net

Disadvantages of Nuclear Power

Advantages of Nuclear Power

 

Oil

Energy, Petroleum and Crude Oil - goarticles.com

Petroleum Its Uses and Benefits - ezine articles

 

OTEC and Tidal Energy

Tidal Power - Energy Resources

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion - National Renewable Energy Lab

 

Photovoltaics

Photovoltaic Systems

Advantages and Disadvantages of Photovoltaic Energy - Center for EcoTechnology

 

Solar Thermal Technology

Solar Thermal Energy Benefits 

Solar Thermal Electricity 

Wind Power

Energy Sources: Wind Power

World Wide Energy Development

 

 



Genetics

Learn Genetics - This site is from the University of Utah. It features an animated tour of genes and DNA, examples of protein functions and genetic traits. You can  build DNA molecules and compare cells in size to molecules, atoms and other objects.

Blazing a Genetic Trail - Gain an overview of basic genetics on this site sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Families and scientists join in seeking the flawed genes that cause disease.

National Human Genome Research Institute - The Human Genome Project conducts research on genetic disorders and explores the ethics behind genetic research. Available online are a series of fact sheets to provide an overieve of the institute, explore the social implications of genetic research and explain complex genetic concepts and research techniques to a non-scientific audience.



Physical Science

How Stuff Works - Physical science is the study of the physical world around you. Learn about everything from electricity to magnetism in this section.

science master.com - ScienceMaster was formed in 1997 with one goal - to excite young minds about science by integrating information, communication and community with compelling products and services all in a fun-to-use Internet network.

 



Physics

physics.org - physics.org is brought to you by the Physics in Society team at the Institute of Physics. Their aim is to inspire people of all ages about physics.

the physics classroom - The Physics Classroom Tutorial is an online physics tutorial written for high school physics students.

Physics Central - Learn how your world works. The American Physical Society represents some 48,000 physicists, and most of our work centers on scientific meetings and publications-the primary ways that physicists communicate with each other