Last updated in 2012, this site still provides basic information for the study of space, often enhanced by NASA photos. Many of the links, both listed on the left of the home page and found in the references (top of the page) remain active and useful.
This project by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Department of Paleobiology provides information about earth’s geology as it relates to a timeline of eons, eras, periods, and epochs. Each time frame also includes illustrated and printable fossil evidence. A glossary and foundational concepts are provided.
“The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"’
An interesting and very visual overview of the periodic table. Click on "What you'll find on this site" at the top left of the page to learn more about what is available on this site and for links to other pages.
From the Chemical Education Digital Library, “Periodic Table Live! allows you to explore a broad range of information about the elements, their reactions, their properties, their structures, and their histories.”
This site offers “the latest science videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation and
more.” Videos are available for a large range of science, technology, engineering, and math topics.
An interactive planetarium site by Kerry Shetline, “Sky View Café includes star charts, a 3-D orrery, displays of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, an astronomical event calendar, an ephemeris generator, and many other features.”
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this site’s tagline is “The science behind the news” The reports are illustrated, informative, and include bibliographies and lists of related Why files. Users can search the site, browse the archives, and view the “cool science images”.
Part of Worldwatch’s mission is to work “to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs.” Agriculture, energy, environment, and climate related blogs and news releases are openly available as are portions of the Vital Signs Online reports.
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