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  • BioMed Central provides over 100 free peer-reviewed electronic journals in biology and medicine.

  • Links to full text of Origin of Species (original and sixth editions), Voyage of the Beagle, and the Descent of Man.
  • Activities for children of all ages.
  • Activities and games from the popular PBS television show.
  • Searchable database of free, full-text,scientific and scholarly journals.
  • The museum of science, art, and human perception. The Exploratorium is a leader in the movement to promote the museum as an educational center. This unique museum was founded in 1969 by noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, who was director until his death in 1985.

  • Named after its first major benefactor, Marshall Field, this Chicago museum houses encyclopedic collections of more than 20 million biological and geological specimens and cultural objects from around the world. Combining the fields of anthropology, botany, geology, paleontology and zoology, the Museum uses an interdisciplinary approach to increase knowledge about the past, present and future of the physical earth, its plants, animals, people, and their cultures.
  • HighWire Press is a division of the Stanford University Libraries, which produces free online versions of their peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly content in biological and physical sciences.
  • Developed by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), J-Stage releases bulletins via the internet of academic societies and research papers that are currently appeared on paper by user organizations.
  • Take a bus tour and learn about space, the human body insects, dinosaurs, marinde life, insects and more,
  • Located in Boston, MA, this science and technology museum's mission is to develop innovative and interactive exhibits and programs that both entertain and educate.
  • Online exhibits showcase some of the great collections of this museum, based in Oxford, U.K.
  • 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.

  • Learn about the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world.
  • Free online access to databases related to many scientific disciplines including chemistry, biology, and physics.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • From geodesic gumdrops to very tiny lightning: science experiments to do at home.
  • Handbook, project ideas, as well as recommended books and links from the Discovery Channel.
  • 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.

  • Find out how sports such as skateboarding are governed by the principles of momentum, gravity, friction, and centripetal force.
  • 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.
  • 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.