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Suppliers
In this section you will find names and contact information for suppliers of scientific equipment, audiovisual materials and software programs to support your science program.


Earth

TryScience
At TryScience you will experience the excitement of science and technology through a multitude of experiments, virtual field trips, and adventures! This site connects to hundreds of science centers around the world, providing a wide variety of educational information and activities. Available in Spanish!!

Reef Relief
Information about coral reefs, dangers to these ecosystems, and what one non-profit organization accomplishes in its mission to preserve and protect living reef environments. A list of action activities for those interested in participating is given, as well as an interactive world map showing specific coral reefs and the events that threaten them.

ROSCOE’S Recycle Room
The Steel Recycling Institute provides information about the importance of recycling and solid waste management. Includes games and activities.

International Year of the Ocean
Access this site to learn more about Earth’s oceans. Click on the link to the Kids’ Corner to find endangered species fact sheets and activities.

Mineralogy Database
Find facts about minerals here, including chemical composition and crystalline structure.

National Climatic Data Center
Search the world’s largest archive of weather data or click on the links to learn about extreme weather

U.S. Geological Survey
This site provides geological information on every state in the U.S. You can find maps, information on floods, volcanoes, earthquakes, minerals as well as information on biological resources. This site is an excellent resource for any science class.

NASA
Learn everything there is to know about the research and other work being done at NASA - the National Aeronautic and Space Administration. Download images from the Hubble telescope, find out the latest information on space shuttle flights, or learn everything you always wanted to know about satellites. This is a not to be missed site.


Life

BioMEDIA
View images of various microscopic organisms and then learn about each one as you read about their behavior, feeding patterns, and internal and external features.

TryScience
At TryScience you will experience the excitement of science and technology through a multitude of experiments, virtual field trips, and adventures! This site connects to hundreds of science centers around the world, providing a wide variety of educational information and activities. Available in Spanish!!

Cells Alive!
This site provides information about microscopy, cell division, cell structures and function, and bacterial and viral cells.

Audubon Society Virtual Nature Walk
Take a virtual nature walk through Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, located in Naples, Florida.

Tree of Life
Learn about phylogeny and biodiversity from the Tree of Life Project.

Biology Links
At this site by Harvard University you can find links to biology, biochemistry, evolution, and many other science subjects.


Physical

TryScience
At TryScience you will experience the excitement of science and technology through a multitude of experiments, virtual field trips, and adventures! This site connects to hundreds of science centers around the world, providing a wide variety of educational information and activities. Available in Spanish!!

Invention Dimension
The Lemelson – MIT Awards Program hosts this web site, providing information about notable inventions.

Click on the links to find the current Inventor of the Week and the archives. What was the significance of the invention of fiberoptic wire?

In-line Skating [Updated link coming soon.]
Go to this site by Newton's Apple to learn about the physics of in-line skating. Scroll down to find out how you can be a force on wheels.

Physics 2000
Visit this site to learn how physical principles are used in our everyday lives. You can learn about the physical principles behind everything from microwave ovens to lasers at this site.

Physics Applets
This interactive site illustrates principles of astrophysics, energy, mechanics, and thermodynamics.

Science Snacks Online
Go to this Exploratorium site by the Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception, San Francisco, California to find online science experiments that you can do at home.

NanoKids
Learn about nanotechnology and molecular science here. Take the virtual tour of an atom, and find out what a Bucky Ball is.

 

TEACHER SITES

The Smithsonian's educational Web site
The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies has created a free educational web site for students, educators, and families based on the Smithsonian Institution's content. The educator section offers lesson plans, virtual field trip information, professional development, and more, all sorted by grade level and subject area. The student area features interactive content modules, called IdeaLabs, on topics such as United States presidents or walking on the moon.

TryScience
At TryScience you will experience the excitement of science and technology through a multitude of experiments, virtual field trips, and adventures! This site connects to hundreds of science centers around the world, providing a wide variety of educational information and activities. Available in Spanish!!

Edison Kids Power Lab
Find lesson plans and other resources for hands-on science learning at this Teacher’s Lounge page. Visit Bill Nye’s Online Science Lab to find a different demo each day. These are simple demonstrations of scientific principles that can be done in the lab or at home.

The Science Explorer
Visit this site for a wealth of simple experiments, including making a simple camera from a potato chip can and creating tiny lightning.

Science Resource Center
This teacher resource site provides demonstrations, experiments, and teaching tips in the life, earth, and physical sciences.

Bizarre Stuff [Updated link coming soon.]
This site lists a variety of projects and experiments.

Lesson Plans: Chemistry and Physics
Lesson plans and links for a variety of activities in chemistry and physics.

Lesson Ideas
Follow this link to find ideas for lessons in physics.

Volcano World
Visit this site to find out everything you want to know about volcanoes. The site includes information on current volcanic eruptions to activities to model volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

How’s the Weather [Updated link coming soon.]
In this activity for grades 4-8, students use the internet to collect, record, and analyze U.S. weather data.

The pH Factor
Find numerous lesson plans and activities about acids and bases.

CERES Project
NASA researchers have created this series of web-based astronomy lessons.

Explorers' Club
Visit this site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to learn more about air pollution, water pollution, recycling, and more. For example, you can click on air in the graphic to learn about global warming.

National Biological Information Infrastructure
Click on the Education link to find biological information of interest to teachers.

Athena Project – What’s New?
This site provides links to activities and information for teaching Earth and Space Science.

Middle School Teacher Sites
Search the science list here for useful links to science activities.

Water Science for Schools
This U.S. Geological Survey site provides information and interactive lessons about water.



 
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