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Searchasaurus
If you're at home, grab your library card and discover a fun way to learn about science. (You will be asked to enter your barcode no. - then pick the icon for Searchasaurus.) If you are inside the library, click here. For earlier elementary grades
Kids Search
There is lots to learn about science at this site. If you're at home, you'll need your library barcode no. After you enter it, pick the icon for Kids Search. If you are inside the library, click here. For later elementary grades
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4,000 Years of Women in Science
This site lists more than 125 names from our scientific and techical past. They are all women!
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About Rainbows
Answers to questions about "one of the most spectacular light shows observed on earth."
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Bill Nye the Science Guy
Nye applies his entertaining approach to science to the Web, with a Demo of the Day, highlights from the day's television episode, and a chance to e-mail your own query. Requires Macromedia Shockwave Plug-In.
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Brain Pop
Learn all about the world around you, from health, science, arts and music to mathematics, technology and even English grammar, by viewing the educational films on this site. Non-subscribers are limited to 30 films per day.
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The Bubblesphere
Everything you ever wanted to know about bubbles is presented here. Sections include answers to bubble questions, bubble history, bubble games, and more. Professor Bubbles also shares his adventures around the world. A fun site to explore!
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Building Big
Explore construction by type of structure, try labs and challenges, read biographical sketches of people working in a variety of engineering careers, and even nominate local structures. Based on David Macaulay's BUILDING BIG.
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Cool Science for Curious Kids
Created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this site offers both online and offline science activities for children of all ages.
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Don't Buy It
Find out about advertising tricks, learn how to be a smart shopper and see what you can do to avoid being cheated in the marketplace.
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Dragonfly
The Dragonfly Web Pages are for scientific investigators of all ages. Get involved in the creative process of science and see how science relates to your life.
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Earth Science Explorer
His name's Explorasaurus, and here is the deal: He'll teach you of Earth when the dinos were real. We'll travel the world, and we'll travel through time. We'll find out the dinosaur's reason and rhyme. This is a virtual earth science museum.
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Edheads Simple Machines
Visit The House and The Tool Shed and learn about simple and compound machines.
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Energy Kids' Page
Learn about all the different forms of energy and their uses from Energy Ant.
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Energy Quest
Wonderful adventures in energy education from the California Energy Commission.
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How Stuff Works
Learn how everything works. From digital cameras to identity theft, this site is a treasure trove of useful and searchable information.
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It's My Life
Life can be hard! Here you can read articles, share stories, play games and activities, take quizzes and polls, and watch video clips of kids talking about family, friends, and school as well as their bodies and emotions. Maintained by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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Kids Regeneration Network
"Healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people" is the slogan that describes what kidsregen.org is all about. Kidsregen contains information about healthy living and responsible care for the planet and its resources. Family centered activities encourage young people to discover that what little they are able to do to save earth's resources does make a difference!
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A Kid's Wilderness Survival Primer
Learn what to do if you are lost in the wilderness, including how to improvise a shelter, attract attention and stay calm. Find out what equipment you should always have on hand and try your hand at an interactive wilderness survival simulator.
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Lawrence Hall of Science Page for Kids
Play online science games, download activities to do at home, and more cool stuff.
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Mad Scientist Network
The "network" provides a forum in which people can learn more about the world around them. This site has three primary divisions: 1) Ask-A-Scientist: Includes the online archive of questions and answers, and "Ask-A-Scientist" Section; 2) MAD Labs: More about having fun with science; and 3) MadSci Library: Locate science sites and resources on the Web. Includes links to other Ask-A-Scientist sites and information about careers in science.
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Moo Milk
An adventure, including the science, in the dairy industry, with mooing cows! Excellent information on milk.
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NASA's Kids Science News Network
NASA Kids Science News Network is a proram that uses the Web, animation, and video to introduce science, technology, engineering, math, and NASA concepts to children in grades K-5.
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National Geographic Kids
National Geographic's site for your readers is one of the best resources for infomation on the Net about the world, its people, and its wildlife. Not only can you read the newest edition of this magazine online, you can check out the contests, polls, games and even virtual adventures.
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Peep and the Big Wide World
This web companion to the Canadian TV production shown on The Learning Channel and Discovery Kids' Channel presents a baby chick and friends who invite preschoolers into the wonderful world of science.
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Plastic Fork Diaries
Follow six middle school students as they experience first-hand the relationship between food and their changing bodies, cultural differences, the vanishing family meal, nutrition and athletic performance. Uses a serial story to provide information about food, nutrition, eating, and health related diseases.
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Playing with Time
This exhibit, developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota and Red Hill Studios, allows viewers to observe specific places or events over many different time periods. View a forest, for example, in real time, minutes, hours, days, months, or over the course of a year.
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Science Activities
The Science Museum of Minnesota highlights objects from the collection monthly that allow visitors to use science sleuthing skills to guess the mystery object as well as find out about other objects. Learning activities include such topics as: tissues that make up the human body; robot designs; an archaeological investigation; chimpanzees, crocodiles; Monarchs, butterflies, and migration; the world of sound; the anatomy of the human heart; windmills and whirligigs; and ancient and modern Mayan culture. Links are provided to the Playful invention and Exploration Network, Thinking Fountain, and seven of the greatest geographical places on earth.
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Science Bob
"Science Bob" teaches science you young actors adn shares his web site here. A varety of topics such as weather, the human body, and science experiments are covered. Teachers will find lesson helps, and links to science web sites are also included.
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Science News for Kids
From the makers of the weekly magazine, Science News, comes a kid-friendly site devoted to a variety of science topics, puzzles, games, and science fair suggestions.
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Scientific American
A good percentage of Scientific American's excellent articles and interviews are available online.
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Secrets of the Lost Empires: Medieval Siege
Learn about life in medieval castles and how to operate a catapult. For upper elementary and middle school students.
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SodaConstructor
Create a model out of digital soda straws and use your engineering skills to animate it!
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The Office of Naval Research and Technology Focus
The ONR funds scientific research that benefits the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marines, primarily Oceanography and Space Sciences.
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The Why Files
A project of the National Institute for Science Education, this site offers well-researched and clearly written investigations of current topics in science; a new story is posted every other week. The site also includes a small but worthy collection of scientific images.
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Wright Again
Features journal entries of the work of the Wright brothers as they struggled and succeeded in creating the Wright Flyer and their first successful flight on December 17, 1903.
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Yuckiest Site on the Internet
If you like cockroaches, visit it! Ask Wendell any yucky question in science.
     
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Astronomy & Space
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Amazing Space
Learn about astronomy, space, telescopes, stars, and discoveries. Includes "Tonight's Sky" constellations, deep sky objects and planets.
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The Constellations and Their Stars
Need information on stars, constellations, the Milky Way? The first thing you need to know is that constellations are not real!
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Earth and Moon Viewer
Presents an earth map -- you can see where it is day, or night, right now! You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any locations on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.
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Galileo: Journey to Jupiter
This NASA site from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory discribes the journey of space probe Galileo, which explored the planet Jupiter.
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Hubble Site
Learn about new Hubble discoveries, view photographs of stars and galaxies, and find out facts about this remarkable telescope.
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Marc's Observatory
This fun, interactive, and eclectic mixture of facts about space, the Milky Way, moon phases, and even constellations with Harry Potter connections, is sure to stimulate the stargazer.
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The Messier Catalog
Images of the brightest and most beautiful diffuse objects in the sky, including nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.
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NASA -- Kid's Home
Games, art, stories, and activities for children presented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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NASA in Spanish
Available in both English and Spanish, NASA's Home Page provides information about NASA, including missions, events, research, and the most up-to-date news. Links are available to NASA Kids, Resources for Students, and Resources for Educators.
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NASA Kids Club Home Page
Learn space sciences at this site from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. With games, projects, and news, this site seeks "to inform, inspire, and involve" children of all ages and reading levels.
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NASA Quest
Meet the people of NASA and look over their shoulders as they make NASA's goals a reality. NASA Quest allows the public to share the excitement of NASA's authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like flying in the Shuttle and the International Space Station, exploring distant planets with amazing spacecraft, and bulding the aircraft of the future.
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NASA Space Place
Available in both English and Spanish, NASA's Space Place includes games, animations, projects, and fun facts about Earth, space and technology.
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NASA Space Place in Spanish
Juegos, actividades, e hechos asombrosos sobre el espacio, la tierra, y tecnologia.
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NASA
Available in both English and Spanish, NASA's Home Page provides information about NASA, including missions, events, research, and the most up-to-date news. Links are available to NASA Kids, Resources for Students, and Resources for Educators.
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National Air and Space Museum
Here, in virtual space, are the objects that made the dream of flight a reality. Each is a reminder of a noteworthy achievement and evokes the spirit of its own particular time. From the Smithsonian.
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The Nine Planets (Oops, make that Eight)
An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and their moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, and most provide references to additional related information. A multimedia tour of the solar system by Bill Arnett.
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Planet Quest
Explains a 15-year mission of NASA to explore planets outside our solar system through the use of a new telescope, the Terrestrial Planet Finder. A section for educators provides hands-on projects for students.
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Science@NASA Headline News en Español
Stay current with headline news (1-4 stories a week) from NASA related to space science, astronomy, living in space, earth science, physical and biological sciences, and rocketry. Full-text stories are archived by month and year and are available from 1996 to the present. Beginning in 2000, archived stories are also available as audio files.
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Science@NASA Headline News
Stay current with headline news (1-4 stories a week) from NASA related to space science, astronomy, living in space, earth science, physical and biological sciences, and rocketry. Full-text stories are archived by month and year and are available from 1996 to the present. Beginning in 2000, archived stories are also available as audio files.
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SETI Institute
This site serves as a home for scientific research in the general field of life in the universe, with an emphasis on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).
  Solar System Exploration
Lots of information about our solar system from NASA.
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Space Day
Launched in 1997, as an educational initiative, Space Day is the first Thursday of each May. Students are encouraged to participate in suggested Design Challenges to provide unique solutions to some "out-of-this-world" problems encountered in space exploration by role-playing scientists, engineers, and explorers working on the space frontier. Suggestions for Design Challenges are posted a year in advance. Space Day tool kits are available for educators to help in planning a Space Day Event, including suggested classroom activities, large group activities, and interviews with former astronauts.
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Space Today Online
The site bills itself as covering space from earth to the edge of the universe. Learn about space shuttles, space stations, satellites, astronauts, space history, the solar system, and deep space.
StarChild
Young astronomers can learn about the universe at this website maintained by NASA
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Stardate.org
This site offers useful information from stargazing tips to finding resources about our solar system. You may have heard the radio show -- now visit the web site, from the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. Also available in Spanish.
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Star Journey
A beautiful site from National Geographic featuring star maps and info on the Hubble telescope.
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Views of the Solar System
Presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, and spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics, and videos. Available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and German.
  A Virtual Journey Into The Universe
Just click on a planet to choose your destination!
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Virtual Science Center
The Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California, offers a virtual tour of selected exhibits and programs, a virtual planetarium, and space photographs taken by their telescropes. Try your hand at a lunar landing!
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Windows to the Universe
A site about earth and space science. Includes a lovely section on mythology. Also available in Spanish.
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Women of NASA
The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. Selected profiles are available in Spanish.
   
Biology
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4-H Embryology
This site, sponsored by Lancaster County (Nebraska) 4-H, invites you to watch chicks hatch, view photos of the embroyos as they develop, and participate in fun activities.
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Backyard Nature
Naturalist Jim Conrad provides a broad range of nature activities and information, from the basics of observing nature to classifying plants and creatures.
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BAM! Body and Mind
Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site helps to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer. Games, quizzes and health tips add up to an appealing site.
  Bioluminescence
Living lights inhabit earth's oceans. The Bioluminescence web page explores, through photos and text, some of what scientists have learned.
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Bugs in the News!
A site to answer questions about bacteria, antibodies, E-coli, and DNA "Bugs."
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Cats
Opportunity to design the perfect feline predator with guides to the internal structure of a cat.
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Cells Alive!
What do disease, sourdough bread, biological weapons, and gold mines have in common?
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Desert Life
Begin your exploration of the American Southwest with a general introduction to the complex and delicate desert ecosystems, including a discussion of the roles humans play in the changing desert environment.
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Eureka Science: I Can Do That!
Learn all about what genes are and how they work. Also learn about cells, cloning and more.
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A Guided Tour of the Visible Human
The Visible Human Project consists of some 9,000 digitized sections of the body. The animations and images in this tour demonstrate the planes of section and how the 2-D images provide a unique means of studying the 3-D anatomy of the human body. Click on "interactive Annotations" for a good starting point.
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Human Anatomy Online
Welcome to Human Anatomy Online, the place for fun, interactive, and educational views of the human body. This program contains more than 100 illustrations of the human body with animations and thousands of descriptive links. Java enhanced
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Human Genome Project
Explore this site for answers about the U.S. Human Genome Project. Useful to older children who have projects in this area.
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Infection, Detection, Protection
Created in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History's "Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease" exhibit, this site will help kids and their parents understand what causes diseases and how to prevent them. Find out how Lou got the flu, investigate bacteria in the cafeteria, and more.
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KidsHealth.org
KidsHealth has trainloads of accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments. You'll find health games, How The Body Works animations, the KidsVote health poll, and tons of surprises.
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Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care
So you think you want a reptile or amphibian? This is expert advice on raising snakes, lizards, and such. Includes a great section on convincing your parents.
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Oceanic Research Group
The Oceanic Research Group "Wonders of the Seas" page highlights different animals with text and pictures.
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Powerful Bones
Powerful Girls. Learn all about the ways good nutrition and exercise can help you maintain strong bones through quizzes, games and more!
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The Gator Hole
The alligator is an amazing reptile, having survived almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs. Having been hunted almost to the brink of extinction, this reptile has made an amazing comeback in recent years, inhabiting almost every body of water in Florida.
     
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Biomes
  Animal Planet: Map of World Biomes
Just click a region on the map or key to learn more about that biome
  Biomes & Habitats
Well organized information on biomes of the world
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Desert Life
Begin your exploration of the American Southwest with a general introduction to the complex and delicate desert ecosystems, including a discussion of the roles humans play in the changing desert environment.
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MGBnet
Lots of facts about biomes across the globe
   
Chemistry
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Chem4Kids!
An introduction to the science of chemistry
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Periodic Table of Elements
Information on all the elements on the periodic table.  Tip: Click on the ABC circle at the top of the page for an alphabetical list of the elements. 
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Physics.org
Did you know that physics is at work on the playground? Learn all about the science that surrounds us every day through a fun, interactive site.
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Science is Fun in the Lab of Shakhashiri
The master of chemical demonstrations, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri shares the fun of science through a chemical of the week and home science activities.
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Strange Matter
Find out what cell phones are made of, look at aluminum atoms, and much more! If you are interested in what things are made of, this is the site for you!
   
Earth Science
  Earth Floor
An interesting and fun place for learning about the earth
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Earthquakes for Kids
From the U.S. Geological Survey. Learn about past, present, and future predictions for earthquake activity. Includes neat facts about quakes, science fair project ideas and answers to frequently asked questions about earthquakes.
  Forces of Nature
Choose volcanoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes to learn about these powerful forces of nature.
  Geologic Time Scale
A clickable table covering the geologic periods
  Geological Time Machine
Take a tour of geologic time and explore the periods of time that interest you.
  Landforms and Bodies of Water
Illustrated descriptions of landforms and bodies of water
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Mineral Gallery
Explore rocks and minerals. Includes pictures.
  Mineralogy 4 Kids
A great place to learn about rocks and minerals
  Rock Hounds
Learn all about rocks and how they are formed
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Savage Earth (PBS)
With stunning visuals and a focus on valcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, students learn just how fragile the earth and its crust are.
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Volcano World
Could you outrun a lava flow? How do you become a volcanologist? Are there legends about volcanoes? Find details about volcanoes, their eruptions, and more. From the University of South Dakota.
   
Environment
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Eek!
Wisconsin's DNR has fun resources about critters, nature, and our earth. Also includes information on jobs for people interested in the environment.
  Environmental Kids Club
The Environmental Protection Agency's website for kids.  Use the A to Z index to explore your environment and learn how to protect it.
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EcoKids
Discover cool things about science and nature, wildlife, environmental issues and more through games and activities.
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Florida Department of Environmental Protection Kid's Page
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection offers facts including "environmental postcards" and biographical sketches of environmental pioneers.
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The Green Squad
Maintained by the Natural Resources Defense Council, this site helps kids to understand environmental and health issues as they relate to their schools.
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Kids Boogaloo
With fun characters to guide you, this site provides book reviews, a "library" area with links to information about many topics, games duch as the Duck-A-Ma-Phone, printable activities, and a section about global warming. The site is part of the larger Alligator Boogaloo webpage created by Jerrold Conners.
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Kids F.A.C.E.
Kids For A Clean Environment (Kids F.A.C.E.®) is an international children's environmental organization started in 1989 by a nine-year-old child. The club, with a current membership of 300,000 worldwide, was established to help children who want to learn more about the world in which they live, provide a way for children to be involved in the protection of nature, and connect children with other children who share their concerns about global environmental issues.
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Kids Regeneration Network
"Healthy soil, healthy food, healthy people" is the slogan that describes what kidsregen.org is all about. Kidsregen contains information about healthy living and responsible care for the planet and its resources. Family-centered activities encourage young people to discover that what little they are able to do to save earth's resources does make a difference.
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A Kid's Wilderness Survival Primer
Learn what to do if you are lost in the wilderness, including how to improvise a shelter, attract attention and stay calm. Find out what equipment you should always have on hand and try your hand at an interactive wilderness survival simulator.
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MBGnet-Kids Page
The Missouri Botanical Gardens site allows kids to explore different biomes as well as freshwater and marine ecosystems.
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My First Garden
The "guide to the world of fun and clever gardening" offers information and hands-on guidance about flowers, vegetables, and the principles of horticulture.
  Ocean Research and Conservation Association
Three recent and comprehensive studies: Pew Oceans Commission the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment identified the deterioration of our oceans as one of our planet's most pressing environmental concerns. Of particular risk are the coastal zones and estuaries, which provide essential nurseries for coastal and open ocean species, yet receive the brunt of human impact. Check out this site for the latest research in this critical area. For older students.
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Sierra Club
This site offers a number of pages on forests, trees, and the air. The Sierra Club is a nonprofit, member-supported, public-interest organization that promotes conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy decisions -- legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
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Tox Town
This site covers toxic chemicals and health risks in the various environmental settings of the city, the farm, a port, and those found on the US/Mexico border.
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Ways of Knowing Trail
Take an environmental adventure with four local children through the Ituri Forest in central Africa.
   
Health & Nutrition
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BAM! Body and Mind
Maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site helps to answer kids' questions on health issues and recommend ways to make their bodies and minds healthier, stronger, and safer. Games, quizzes and health tips add up to an appealing site.
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Bugs in the News!
A site to answer questions about bacteria, antibodies, E-coli, and DNA "Bugs."
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Infection, Detection, Protection
Created in conjunction with the American Museum of Natural History's "Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease" exhibit, this site will help kids and their parents understand what causes diseases and how to prevent them. Find out how Lou got the flu, investigate bacteria in the cafeteria, and more.
  Kids' Health
Loads of helpful information to keep you happy and healthy
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KidsHealth.org
KidsHealth has trainloads of accurate, up-to-date information about growth, food & fitness, childhood infections, immunizations, lab tests, medical and surgical conditions, and the latest treatments. You'll find health games, How The Body Works animations, the KidsVote health poll, and tons of surprises.
  My Pyramid.gov
All the information you need to make smart eating choices
  Nutrition Explorations
A fun place to explore the world of nutrition
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Plastic Fork Diaries
Follow six middle school students as they experience first-hand the relationship between food and their changing bodies, cultural differences, the vanishing family meal, nutrition and athletic performance. Uses a serial story to provide information about food, nutrition, eating, and health related diseases.
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Powerful Bones
Powerful Girls. Learn all about the ways good nutrition and exercise can help you maintain strong bones through quizzes, games and more!
   
Plants
  Biology of Plants
Learn all about plants
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My First Garden
The "guide to the world of fun and clever gardening" offers information and hands-on guidance about flowers, vegetables, and the principles of horticulture.
  Vegetation Fascination
The DNR has developed a fun site with tips on how to identify trees in our state as well as common plants.
   
Science Experiments & Projects
  ASCPL Science Fair Project Index
Search for science fair projects by subject or grade level.  This index lists the books that contain the kind of experiment you're looking for.
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Science Buddies
Find many ideas for science experiments! All of the science experiments are rated on a scale of 1-10 according to difficulty.
  Science Fair Central
Lots of project ideas, tips, and useful websites to help make your science fair project a success.
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A Science Fair Project Resource Guide
An excellent resource from Internet Public Library that links kids to all sorts of exceptional resources for their projects.
   
Science Museums
  Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago
The Adler opened on May 12, 1030, as the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, and continues today to interpret the exploration of the universe for the broadest possible audience.
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis Fun On-Line Page (Grades preK-2)
This museum-sponsored site provides not only interesting information, but also engaging activities such as creating a multimedia puppet show and designing your own space station.
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis Kids Games (Grades 3-5)
Provides games and activities for grades 3-5.
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Children's Museum of Indianapolis Kids Games (Grades 6-8)
Provides games and activities for grades
6-8.
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Exploratorium, San Francisco
An online version of a hands-on museum in San Francisco that permits you to do your own cow's eye dissection or learn the science behind a home run. Be sure to visit the "Learning Studio."
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IEEE Virtual Museum
For "electrifying" information about the history and uses of electricity, visit this site sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Inc. Biographies of well-known, and not so well known, scientists in this field are included.
  Illinois State Museum, Springfield
Provides online exhibits about the Ice Ages and prehistoric mammals as well as a trip back to our Midwestern lands 16,000 years ago.
  National Air and Space Museum
Here, in virtual space, are the objects that made the dream of flight a reality. Each is a reminder of a noteworthy achievement and evokes the spirit of its own particular time. From the Smithsonian.
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Ology
Sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History, the Ology web site is a playground for children interested in all areas of science. Some of the subjects covered include dinosaurs, marine biology, genetics, and astronomy. You may also choose a username and password to be able to collect ology cards with more information about special topics. Games, crafts, experiments, and interviews with scientists are all part of the variety of activities involved.
  Smithsonian: National Museum of Natural History
Great site for gaining an understanding of the natural world and our place in it.
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Weather
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FEMA for Kids
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) helps people who have been in a disaster. They also teach people what to do during a disaster and what to do before a disaster happens. You can learn what causes disasters, play games, and read stories.
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Hurricane Hunters
Photos and information from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve. Especially cool is the Cyberflight into the Eye.
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Snowcrystals
This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes -- what they are, where they come from, and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful structures are created, quite literally, out of thin air.
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The Weather Dude
A weather page especially for kids, parents, and teachers from KSTW-TV weather forecaster Nick Walker. Includes musical meteorology.
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Tsunami
Everything you want to know about tsunamis (tidal waves).
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USA Today Weather
Weather by USA Today news.
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Weather Wiz Kids
A veritable wealth of weather information that includes a glossary, terms, jokes, experiments, folklore, an "ask section, and even acccess to Doppler sites, hurricane tracking charts, and charts for wind chill, heat index, and temperature conversions.
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17-Nov-2008