About Rainbows - A detailed explanation of
rainbows, complete with diagrams. Included are a few proverbs about rainbows
as well as ways for teachers to demonstrate them in a classroom. Information
is cited as to its source with appropriate links.
- On September 18-19, 2000, 40 scientists and professionals from around the
world met at the California Academy of Sciences to establish ALL Species, a
new organization that is attempting to catalog every living species on earth
within one generation (25 years). A complete inventory of all species on our
planet will greatly enhance our capacity to conserve essential biodiversity.
This survey, which will include microbes, will enlist the support and
cooperation of scientific organizations around the world.
Chocolate - This special online-only edition
of Exploring takes a closer look at the sweet lure of chocolate. Site examines
the fascinating -- and often misreported -- history of chocolate, follow the
chocolate-making process, and take an online visit to a chocolate factory.
Also explored is the science of chocolate, and find out about the latest
research into the possible health effects of its consumption.
Classic Chemistry - The heart of this site is Selected Classic Papers from the history of
chemistry, which links to dozens of seminal texts in philosophy of chemistry,
the physics of chemistry, biochemistry, and other chemistry topics.
DNA From The
Beginning - This site provides an
animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes, and heredity. Information
isorganized around key concepts. The science behind each concept is explained
by: animation, image gallery, video interviews, problem, biographies, and
Center, The - a multimedia primer on the basics of DNA and
heredity. The Resources section offers Bioservers, which allow for the use of
bioinformatics or the use of computers to solve biological problems.
Electrical Safety World - Every year in the U.S., tens of thousands of people are killed or
injured from contact with electricity. Some of these people are kids just like
you. The more you know about how electricity works, the better you can keep
yourself, your friends, and your family safe.
- site is designed to provide information resources related to today's science
news. It includes reports on astronomy, earth science, weather, biology, and
much more! There are also specific reports on earthquakes, eclipses, tides,
Science - This site is one of the best we've come across for
explaining scientific concepts. Simple Shockwave demos help explain mechanics,
life sciences, waves, and more. You'll need the Shockwave plug-in and Netscape
2.0 or better to view the site.
Genetically Modified Crops: Resource Guide - The goal of this web site is to provide balanced information and
links to other resources on the technology and issues surrounding transgenic
crops (also known as genetically modified crops). The site's authors are
engaged in plant genetics research and teaching at Colorado State University.
Portal - This site by Science.gov is a
gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S.
Government agencies, including research and development results. Explore
selected Web sites by topics ranging from Agriculture & Food to Science
Handbook of Forensic Sciences - FBI - The purpose of the Handbook of Forensic Services is to provide
guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting and
preserving evidence and to describe the forensic examinations performed by the
IEEE Standards & Links - Abbreviation of
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer, the IEEE is an organization
composed of engineers, scientists, and students. The IEEE is best know for
developing standards for the computer and electronics industry.
Interactive Statistical Calculaton Pages - "The web pages listed here comprise a powerful,
conveniently-accessible, and FREE multi-platform statistical software package.
There are also links to online statistics books, tutorials, downloadable
software, and related resources. The pages are located on servers all over the
world, and are the result of much cleverness and hard work on the part of some
very talented individuals."
Adventure - "Take a virtual journey to hydrothermal vents in the
sunless depths of the world's oceans. Marvel at some of Earth's most fantastic
creatures thriving in one of its strangest habitats. Met the experts."
Oceanography - The US Navy Office of Naval Research presents this
science and technology site with a focus on ocean facts and information. Learn
about waves, tides, currents, habitats, marine mammals and more.
On The Ball:
Scientific American Frontiers - Read about the ways that today's
technology can give athletes an edge, aid officials, and enhance the
spectator's experience of the game on this companion site to the PBS special
'On The Ball.'
Adventure, The - Site allows you to explore the world of
fundamental particles and forces and then to investigate the experimental
evidence and techniques.
Zone - science-oriented games, experiments and other resources
designed to appeal to kids of all ages, as well as their parents.
Free - This site contains two free
books by Emeritus Professor Frank Firk, former Chairman of the Department of
Physics and Master of Trumbull College, Yale University. The first, Essential
Physics 1, is an intensive introduction for potential Physics majors. The
second, Introduction to Groups, Invariants & Particles, is a book for Seniors
and advanced Juniors, majoring in the Physical Sciences.
- Physics and education, online education and reference.
Pi Forever - Throughout History
several people have been involved in the discovery and development of the
mathematical equation known as Pi. Different people will name off the person
they believe found Pi but the truth is that it was discovered by many people
throughout history and refined down to what it is today. A mathematical symbol
which has astounded and amazed people for centuries. Pi is not a pastry or
baked good, it is used in math, commonly used to find the circumference of a
circle, using the simple mathematic code, PrČ. This site explores the many
different facts, myths, and purposes of Pi.
Poisonous Plants Guide - Online guide on more
than 100 poisonous plants. Information on each plant includes common and
botanic name; color photograph; description; habitat; animals (including
people) affected; toxic principle; gastrointestinal, nervous, integumentory,
and other system symptoms; and treatment.
Powers of Ten - View the Milky Way at 10
million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth
in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside
the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee,
Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a
microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin,
DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
Science This site makes the archival collections of prominent
twentieth-century biomedical scientists available to the public through modern
digital technology. The collections have been donated to the National Library
of Medicine and contain published and unpublished materials, including books,
journal volumes, pamphlets, diaries, letters, manuscripts, photographs, audio
tapes, and other audiovisual materials.
Tutorials - future of computer technology, courtesy of the Centre
for Quantum Computation at the University of Oxford. No scientific expertise
required for some of the backgrounders.
- guide to radioactive waste, nuclear, radiation and environmental
resources on the internet.
of the Brain, The - This PBS site reveals the fascinating processes
involved in brain development across a lifetime. You will be informed of
exciting new information in the brain sciences, meet the foremost researchers
in the field, and experience dynamic visual imagery and compelling human
stories to help a general audience understand otherwise difficult scientific
Tree of Life, The - site organizes, surveys,
and displays the diversity, evolutionary history, and characteristics of all
groups of living organisms. The great Tree has roots, a trunk, stems, and
branches that connect each organism to all others. Coordinated and edited by
David R. Maddison of the University of Arizona, this attractive and expertly
managed site has over 1300 pages housed on 20 computers in four countries, and
is authored by biologists from around the world. Originally intended for
professionals, the site has evolved into one for non-biologists as well.
Virology on the WWW - Virology related Web sites that might be of interest to our fellow
virologists, and others interested in learning more about viruses