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Inconstant Moon- This site is loaded with information about The Moon, Earth's only natural satellite. It includes a "Cyclopedia" of information, a "Selenographia" of detailed charts of the moon, and a variety of "Lunar Tours" which provide information about nightly viewimg, a lunar diary and more!
The Nine Planets- Provides an overview of the history, mythology and current scientific knowledge of the planets and moons in our solar system.
The Space Place- Sponsored by NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, the Space Place is a great place to visit for all kinds of activities and information about space!
NASA JPL Solar System Simulator- Another great site by the Jet Propulsion Lab, it allows you to see an image of planets and satellites.
Astronomy for Kids- Click on the characters that represent the planets in our solar system to find out more about the planets!
Nat ional Geographic's Star Journey-Click on a section of the sky to view star charts. You can also view images from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Star Gazer-Check out what is visible in the night sky at any time!
Skywatching-Tonight's Sky- Click on the link listed under "Tonight's Sky Chart" for a description of upcoming night sky events.
Space.com- Up to date space-related news, information, images and links.
History of the Universe- This site tells the story of the history of the universe. Click on the boxes to learn about events from the beginning of time to the present.
Animal Diversity Web- This site, produced by the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, allows you to enter in the name of an organism in the Animal Kingdom to find out how it is classified. Not only does it list the 7 basic levels of classification, it also includes any sub-categories.
Plants Database- This US Department of Agriculture/Natural Resources Conservation Service site allows you to find out how plants and lichen are classified. It also has links to additional information about plants (fact sheets, lists of invasive species and threatened species, etc.) and has an image gallery with over 30,000 plant images!
Natural Perspective- This site provides a general overview of four of the kingdoms (bacteria are not included).
The World's Biomes- This is a great site put together by the University of California at Berkeley which contains links to pages of basic information about the major biomes.
World Biomes Map-This site contains a color-coded map of the world's biomes, as well as links to information about each of the major biomes.
MBGnet- This site from the Missouri Botanical Garden contains links to information about all of the major biomes in the world, with facts about the plants and animals as well as photos.
Biomes of the World- This is a WebQuest site that contains a Resource section with several links to information about biomes, however only the links listed under "For information about individual biomes" are working.
Blue Planet Biomes- This site contains a color coded map of the biomes of the world as well as links to information pages about each biome. The biome pages contain individual maps as well as links to pages about the plants, animals and climate of each biome.
Biome/Habitat Animal Printouts- This site by Enchanted Learning contains a variety of links containing information about the animals of various biomes around the world. There are links to each of the types of biomes with an extensive list of the organisms that live there. Most pages can be printed out for free, but some of the pages are only available to members of the site (There is a $20 annual fee for membership.).
Earth Floor:Biomes- This site is part of NASA's Classroom of the Future network of sites. It contains links to information about several of the major biomes in the world. There are also instructions for how to read a climograph, which is a graph showing a region's average temperature and precipitation over the year.
World Builders: Introduction to Biomes- This site, sponsored by California State University, Los Angeles, has some good basic information about biomes, as well as information about food webs.
Habitats and Food Chains- This site is put together by the Woodlands Junior School to help their students with homework. It contains very basic information about the major biomes and might be a good place to start.
Gould League- Food Webs- This site has a little bit of information on food webs (Australian Grasslands, African Grasslands, Antarctic).It allows you to play a game to build your own food web using the organisms provided.
Biomes of the World- This site, hosted by the University of Puget Sound, has information about climate, soils, vegetation, diversity, plant adaptations, animal adaptations and human effects in the major biomes.
Oceans Alive!- This site, produced by the Boston Museum of Science, is a great source of information aout the world's oceans.
Ocean Planet- This site, produced by the Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with NASA's SeaWIFs Program, provides a comprehensive look at the world's oceans.
InvasiveSpeciesInfo.gov- This website provides a wealth of information about invasive plants, animals and insects. Each organism is linked to several pages with more information than you could want about the species! A great source of information! Click on "Species Profiles" to get started.
Oakland Zoo Animals- A to Z- This site contains a listing for all of the animals in the Oakland Zoo. Click on an animal to get information about the description, range and habitat, diet, life cycle/social structure, special adaptations and more!
Symbiosis- This site is a good introduction to the three main types of symbiosis (mutualism, commensalism and parasitism) with several examples for each. It also discusses mimicry as a form of symbiosis. The organisms were studied in the ocean off of Papua New Guinea.
Symbiosis- This site provides some additional examples of symbiotic relationships.
Symbiotic Relationships- This site lists several examples of symbiotic organisms, but only a few of them have links to explanations. You may have some luck finding more information if you enter the name(s) of the symbiotic organisms into a search engine.
WebElements- Has an up-to-date, clickable Periodic Table of the Elements with loads of information about the elements. You can also print out an up-to-date copy of the Periodic Table.
Chemical Elements- This is another great site to learn about the elements. It also has a clickable Periodic Table loaded with facts about your favorite element!
Chem4Kids- A great site for kids to learn about the elements.
EIA Energy Kid's Page- A site sponsored by the Department of Energy's Energy Information Association for kids who want to learn all about energy. You can get facts and the history of energy. There is even a "Fun & Games" section!
The Weather Dude- Meteorology made simple (and musical!).
Inner Body- Human Anatomy- If you have a question about the body, this is a site to visit! This animated site covers 10 systems of the body.
Interactive Body- This site, produced by the BBC, has a series of interactive games to test what you know about the human body.
Human Body Adventure- Proceed through the layers of the human body to learn about the systems.
My Body- This kid-friendly site lets you explore the human body using diagrams and tons of facts. It even has a Spanish-language version! Some portions may require Flash (the site has links to download the plug-in).
The Heart: An Online Exploration-This site, by the Franklin Institute Science Museum, provides a ton of information about the heart and some of the systems it works with.
Your Gross & Cool Body- This site, part of "The Yuckiest Site on the Internet," less you explore some of the "slightly unpleasant" aspects of the human body.
Inside the Human Body: The Respiratory System- This site has sections on the health of your lungs, the effects of tobacco and air quality on your lungs, and information about the respiratory system.
Your Lungs- This site, produced by the American Lung Association, has links to pages of information about the respiratory system (see the menu on the upper left hand side of the page), as well asinformation about lung health.
The Digestive System- This site, from Colorado State University, has information on a higher level than you may need. However, if you carefully read, you may be able to pick out some interesting information, including some basic diagrams.
Digestive System Diagrams- When you scroll over the names of the parts of the digestive system, the parts appear in color on the diagram.
ScienceBob.com-The Body Zone- This site has links to information about several of the body systems, including a section of cool body facts!.
The Kidneys: What, Where, How?- This site has a diagram of the kidneys and links to some basic information about how they work.
Just FOr Kids: Health- This site, put together by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library, has links to pages about many of the systems of the body. In addition, the page for each system has links to additional websites that you might find helpful. It's a great place to start!
Visible Human Viewer- Look at images of 2-dimensional slices of a human body, using processed data from the Visible Human Project of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Cells Alive!- Look at still and video images of actual cells!
The Microbe Zoo- Microbes are everywhere and this site lets you discover the many hidden worlds of microbes. Learn about how microbes interact with animals, help make certain foods, inhabit every ecosystem you can think of and even learn about connections between microbes and space.
The Official U.S. Time- Find out the time anywhere in the US! You can also see where the sun is shining on the planet. Plus, there is a link to some neat exhibits about the history of timekeeping.
The World Time Server- Find out the correct time anywhere in the world! There is also a link on this page to allow you to download the FREE Atomic Clock Sync, which synchronizes your computer's clock to the atomic clock.
Playing with Time- A collaboration between Red Hill and the Science Museum of Minnesota, this site allows you to see how the world around you is changing. Using time lapse photography, time is sped up and slowed down. You even have the opportunity to create and submit your own video clip!
Boy the Bear's Age Gauge- Enter your birthdate and see some interesting facts about your age!
The Exploratorium- A hands-on science museum in San Francisco, CA.
Boston Museum of Science- Check out the online exhibits, upcoming events and what's playing in the Omni Theatre!
Discovery Science Center's Kids Page-Links to experiments, brain teasers, fun facts and more!
The Monteray Bay Aquarium- Not only does this site have a boatload of information about the ocean, it also has five live cams including the Penguin Cam and the Otter Cam!
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The Why Files- The science behind the news.
Science News For Kids- Kid-friendly science news from Science News, a weekly science news magazine.
The Why Files- The science behind the news.
Old Faithful Geyser Web Cam- Take a virtual trip to Yellowstone Park to watch the eruption of Old Faithful. The camera updates every thirty seconds and the estimated predicted time is posted (start watching early- the actual prediction time can vary). Watch for the appearance of park visitors in the image to get an idea of how close it is to the actual eruption time.
South Pole Live Camera- If the South Pole isn't in your travel plans, check out this web cam. It shows a real-time image of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station that is updated every 15 minutes (if a satellite is available). It also shows an archived image. Just a note: at certain times of the year, to preserve the life of the camera, the camera is tilted down to face the snow when the sun is in its field of view.
The National Zoo Animal Cams- Visit the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. This site has over 15 animal cams, from an Amazon River cam to a tiger cam. There is also plenty of information about the animals, too. Some of the cameras are operational during specific times only, so be sure to check back often!
The Owl Cam- A web cam has been placed inside of the box of a Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in California. A new image is updated every 30 seconds and at night, the camera "sees" by infrared!
Eagle Cam- This web cam shows live streaming video of the nest of a pair of Bald Eagles that live in Barton's Cove, in Central Massachusetts. Two connection speeds are available (56K and 100K). The only downside to this site is that viewing is limited to 10 minute sessions. Require Windows Media Player.
The Yuckiest Site on the Internet- The name says it all!!