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Best of the Web: Children's Resources » Science & Technology
Museum of the History of Science
Online exhibits showcase some of the great collections of this museum, based in Oxford, U.K.
NASA Human SpaceFlight
NASA site with information about the space shuttle missions and the International Space Station. The "SkyWatch" feature allows you to track various satellites' paths above the earth to access this feature choose "Sighting Opportunities" from the "RealTime Data" drop-down menu.
- NASA Image eXchange
- NASA Kids
- NASA Space Place
NASA's Visible Earth
A searchable directory of images, visualizations, and animations of the Earth.
National Academy Press (NAP) collection of online books and publications
NAP is a publisher of reports issued by National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council in the areas of science, engineering and health. More than 3,000 books may be read online for free.
National Agricultural Library (NAL)
NAL is Dept. of Agriculture's library and is the producer of AGRICOLA, an online bibliographic database to agricultural literature and related disciplines such as animal/veterinary science, nutrition, farming systems, fisheries, plant and earth sciences going as far back as 15th century.
National Air and Space Museum
Learn about the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)
Provides information on and access to biological databases, information products, directories, and guides maintained by Federal, state, and local government agencies, and private organizations.
National Dairy Council (NDC)
The nutrition marketing arm of Dairy Management Inc., this site has a nutrition library of resources on dairy products for health professionals and consumers.
- National Geographic: Exploring Space
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Free online access to databases related to many scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, and physics.
National Textile Center
A consortium of eight universities with the mission of enhancing the knowledgebase of U.S. fibers, the site has research reports from 1992 to the present.
- National Wildlife Federation KidZone
This group seeks to maintain natural habitats so that wildlife can flourish.
New Book of Popular Science
New York Public Library Card required for home access. A science encyclopedia with over 400 articles geared to student readers. Select New Book of Popular Science then select Projects.
The website of the science magazine New Scientist contains science news, conference reports, book reviews, and interviews.
New York Botanical Garden
The New York Botanical Garden is a public garden and research institution dedicated to botanical science and the documentation and preservation of the Earth's plant biodiversity. The site has a searchable database of the Garden's virtual herbarium collection with images, and an online index to botanical literature.
New York City Department of Buildings
See "Resources" page for online forms, licensing information, property profile overviews (including complaints), licensed tradesmen search, and more. See "Publications" page for Building Code.See also http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/pdf/ibc.pdf for "Report on the Adoption of a Model Building Code" and http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/pdf/wtcbctf.pdf for "WTC Building Code Task Force: findings and recommendations 2/2003"
New York City Subway Resources Site
Monitored by an independent webmaster and unaffiliated with MTA, this site provides information about the NYC subway and bus systems, the Transit Museum, history, events, facts and figures contributed by volunteers.
- New York Hall of Science
New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists
The NY chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the site features industry notes, news, and events.
New York State Museum
The New York State Museum is dedicated to promoting inquiry and advancing knowledge in the fields of geology, biology, anthropology, and history, through the investigation of material evidence germane to New York State's past, present and future. The Museum shares this knowledge through exhibits and public programs.
NOAA Photo Library Home Page
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's photograph and image collection has over 10,000 downloadable images that are related to weather. To find images browse the index, or search the collection by keyword.
NSDL Scout Report for Life Sciences
This National Science Foundation sponsored site provides continually updated lists of valuable and authoritative online resources for: Biology, Zoology, Botany, and other Life Science topics. Updated lists are also available via e-mail: click on the "subscribe" link.
NYPL - Exhibition 'Heavens Above' at SIBL
An online exhibition of historical hand-painted astronomical images by artist Etienne Leopold Trouvelot. Based on the holdings of NYPL's Science, Industry & Business Library, all the chromolithographs are reproduced as well as information about the images and their author.
- Ocean Life
- Ontario Science Center Online
- Other Worlds: The Search for Extrasolar Planets
- Periodic Table of Elements
- Project Galileo: Bringing Jupiter to Earth
PSC Meteorology Program Cloud Boutique
This "general cloud reference", hosted by the Plymouth State College Weather Center, provides cloud classifications and descriptions, as well as photographs.
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
PLoS, a non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource. The site contains the free e-journal PLoS Biology.
Reading Weather Maps - University of Illinois
Discusses how to interpret weather information in order to make predictions. Focuses on reading weather maps to make forecasts, and general methods of preparing a forecast.
Reed Construction Data - Smart Building Index
Commercial building product information and directory.
- Roach World
Robotics - sensing-thinking-acting
Learn everything that goes on behind the design and operation of robots, in this wonderful online exhibit.
From geodesic gumdrops to very tiny lightning: science experiments to do at home.
Science Fair Central
Handbook, project ideas, as well as recommended books and links from the Discovery Channel.
Science Fair Project Guide
Learn about the scientific method, browse project ideas, ask an expert, and read some tips and tricks for creating the final display. From the Internet Public Library.
Science Museums in the US
A directory of science museums in this country, with descriptive notes.
- Science of wind
Contains selected full text and highlights of articles from the print and digital versions of Scientifc American.
Sky and Telescope
Homepage for Sky and Telescope Magazine. Includes news, viewing tips for the amateur astronomer, product reviews, lists of Websites and directories for locating worldwide astronomy related institutions.
- Smoking Stinks!
Society of Cosmetic Chemists:
The society's is composed of scientists with no corporate membershp, who are involved in the academic or industrial field of cosmetics. The site has information on their meetings, publications, and educational programs.
Create a model out of digital soda straws and animate it.
- Space Weather: What's Happening in Space Today
Find out how sports such as skateboarding are governed by the principles of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force.
- Sports Science
- Star Child:A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
- Staten Island Zoo
- Surgeon General's Report for Kids about Smoking
The Acoustical Society of America
Professional society, education directory, local chapters, acoustic standards, conferences
The complete work of Charles Darwin online
This site contains Darwin's complete publications and many of his handwritten manuscripts. There are over 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images. Largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Incredible resource for molecular biology information. Includes publicly accessible databases, some with fulltext access to journals and books, also tools for analysing genome data intended for the researcher. Try searching a living organism by choosing Taxonomy from the drop down menu in the top left-hand corner of the Website.
The Science Museum (UK)
Find out more about the resources and collections of the British Science Museum. Browse exhibits - tiny exhibits on a variety of topics, including time measurement and railways.
The World Wildlife Fund
The World Wildlife Fund offers the latest news and information on endangered species.
- Thinking Fountain
Thomas Food & Beverage Market Place
An online database of over 40,000 food and beverage companies, products, key executives, corporate, and facility information. Free searches available upon registration.
Top Ten African American Inventors
Throughout history, African Americans have invented some important and fun devices. Read about ten examples of men and women and see what they invented. Presented by Scholastic.
U.S. Geological Survey
The latest news on the earth sciences and hydrology. Includes information on geographical information systems (GIS) and the USGS Volunteer for Science Program.
- View of the Earth from a Satellite
Virtual Library: Biosciences
Portal site. See Biotechnology and Genetics sections for links to a multitude of sites with information on these topics, including databases, journals, directories and commercial sites.
- Volcano World
- Volcanoes Online
Ways of Knowing Trail
Take an environmental adventure through the Ituri Forest in central Africa.
- Weather (USA Today)
- Weather Watch
Web Weather for Kids
Weather games, facts and experiments.
- Wendell's Yucky Bug World
- When Crocodiles Ruled
Wildlife Conservation Society
Includes the Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo.
MathWorldTM is the web's most extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world's mathematics and internet communities as part of a commitment to education and educational outreach by Wolfram Research, makers of Mathematica.
Read biographies of famous female inventors, like Mary Anderson who invented the windshield wiper!
Global Science Portal. WorldWideScience.org was developed by the Energy Department and the British Library, along with science and technology organizations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. It employs federated search technology a search method that simultaneously executes a query against an array of databases, then aggregates and ranks the results and gives users a single entry point for searching far-flung science portals in parallel with only one query.
- Worm World
YES Mag Science Projects
Projects from the Canadian science magazine for children: YES Mag.
- Your Gross and Cool Body