General Science

General Science

American Museum of Natural History
Anthropology, zoology, paleontology, and the physical sciences are all among the topics included on this site.
Animated History of Aviation (video)
Covers many of the highlights of aviation and astronautics from Leonardo daVinci’s sketches to the modern day, in a 3-minute video.
BBC Future
A look at science and the future, with special focus on Technology, Environment, and Health issues.
BBC: Science in Action
This weekly podcast is the BBC World Service’s weekly look at new developments in science from around the world. Available via a variety of methods, including iTunes or RSS subscription or directly on its website. Past shows are available for one month after they are broadcast.
The Big History Project
Explore 13.7 billion years of shared history and consider the big questions about our Universe, our planet, life, and humanity. From the big bang to modern day to where we are going in the future, big history covers it all.
Center for Science in the Public Interest
As one of the nation’s top consumer advocates, CSPI will keep fighting for government policies and corporate practices that promote healthy diets, prevent deceptive marketing practices, and ensure that science is used to promote the public welfare.
Earth & Sky
Homepage of the award-winning daily public radio show about earth and space science. Includes show archives, articles, resources for teachers and students, and more.
Online pages for the Exploratorium science museum, with exhibits, interactive activities, and other features.
The Franklin Institute
“The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest and premier centers of science education and development in the country.”
Gale OneFile: Science
Access information on the latest developments across a range of scientific disciplines. Updated daily. (SCC students, check with librarian for password.)
Google Arts & Culture: Once Upon A Try
A journey of invention and discovery with CERN, NASA, and more than 100 museums around the world An incredible collection relating not only to pure science but to the history of science, engineering, exploration, medicine, and society.
How Products Are Made
Explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery.
How Stuff Works
Shows how many familiar things work, from automobiles through travel.
Internet History of Science Sourcebook
Primary sources on the history of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. Note: Loads slowly.
NSDL – National Science Digital Library
NSDL is a digital library of exemplary resource collections and services, organized in support of science education at all levels…. the nation’s online portal for education and research on learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
National Air and Space Museum
The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the world’s largest and most significant collection of aviation and space artifacts, encompassing all aspects of human flight, as well as related works of art and archival materials.
National Science Foundation
The NSF site includes news, articles, statistics, and publications about various aspects of science, including biology, chemistry, physics and other topics.
New Atlas
Offers “articles covering advances in technology, science, transportation, architecture, design, and many other disciplines.”
Public Library of Science
A non-profit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
SAGE: Science & Arts Gateway for Education
Cornell University’s award-winning K-12 Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE). Developed by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, this gateway provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.
Science Friday
A weekly science talk show, broadcast live … as part of NPR’s ‘Talk of the Nation’ programming. Each week, we focus on science topics that are in the news and try to bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues at hand. is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
Scientific American: Podcasts
Scientific American: Video
Short audio and video resources discussing various aspects of science and the world.
Smithsonian : Explore Science and Nature
This Smithsonian site has plenty of information and images about science, inventions, and technology. Includes biology, astronomy, geology, industry, ecology, and more.
Universcale lets you see and understand the relative size of the full range of known objects in our universe. Objects in this zooming interface range from atoms to the entire universe.
Veritasium (videos)
The science video blog from atoms to astrophysics! Shows fun short videos about science and nature.
The Why Files
The mission of The Why Files is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day, and to present those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner.

Science Fairs

ExploraVision is a science competition that goes beyond the typical student science competition and into what it takes to bring ideas to reality. A teacher will sponsor and lead his/her students as they work in groups of 2 – 4 to simulate real research and development.
Google Science Fair
Online science fair with a full library of teaching materials and exercises focused on the problem-solving process.
High School Science Fair Projects
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High School Science Fair Projects
It can be a challenge to come up with a high school science fair project idea…. I’ve arranged science fair project ideas by topic, but you might like to take a look at ideas according to education level. From
Live Science: High School Science Fair Projects
Describes the steps of designing a solid science fair project.
Science Bob
A teacher provides providing instructions and videos for interactive science experiments on his web site.
Science Buddies
An online encyclopedia for how to do science research and science fair projects. It includes step-by-step guidance, actual sample assignments, photos of science fair projects, tips for success, and self-grading checklists for students.
Science Fair Central
The Home Depot and Discovery Education have joined forces to help STEAM-power classrooms and homes across the country as students prepare for the careers of tomorrow. With 10 million students from grades K-12 participating in science fairs and STEAM events every year, Science Fair Central aims to give students the tools to take their projects to the next level.
Science Fair Projects World
We have a Large collection of Hundreds of Free Illustrated Science Fair Projects Ideas and Science Project Experiments for Elementary School, Middle School & High School. All the projects are Illustrated with high-quality dagrams and easy to follow instructions.
Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair
The Southern Tier Scholastic Science Fair is dedicated to encouraging middle and high school students of the Southern Tier of New York State to pursue and excel in scientific and technological inquiries through individual science projects.

The Scientific Method

Exploratorium: Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know?
Science is an active process of observation and investigation. Evidence: How Do We Know What We Know? examines that process, revealing the ways in which ideas and information become knowledge and understanding.
How the Scientific Method Works
A step by step explanation.
Khan Academy: The Scientific Method
How the scientific method is used to test a hypothesis. While this article is specifically about using the scientific method in biology, the steps apply to any other science as well.
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