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
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.
An online science museum, with over 25,000 pages of content; film screenings; workshops interactive activities, and other services. Includes a nice page on Sports Science with articles about the science behind baseball, cycling, skateboards, and other sports.
The Franklin Institute
This is one of the top science museums in the U.S.
Gale General Science Collection
Discover a comprehensive periodical collection supporting the latest scientific developments. 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.
Molecular Workbench
Molecular Workbench (MW) provides visual, interactive computational experiments for teaching and learning science. Hundreds of Free Simulations. Explore physics, chemistry, biology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology with interactive simulations.
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 Science Foundation
The NSF site includes news, articles, statistics, and publications about various aspects of science, including biology, chemistry, physics and other topics.
NBC Learn
Videos on various topics including nanotechnology, the brain, sports science, and more.
PhET: Free online physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and math simulations
Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.
Popular Science: Search the PopSci Archives
Over a hundred years of Popular Science magazine articles available free online for searching. Browse features to be added in the future.
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
From Cornell University this gateway provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.
Science360 Knowledge Network immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. We gather the latest science videos provided by scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation and more.
Science Books Online
Free science e-books, textbooks, lecture notes, monographs, and other science related documents. All texts are available for free reading online, or for downloading in various formats.
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.
Science Minus Details
Do you like to think about things like stars, infinity, energy, and other cool stuff?? But don’t want to be overwhelmed with a lot of math and technicalities? Then this is a good site for you.
Science World
Budding encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics with clear definitions, examples, and illustrations.
Scientific American: Podcasts
Scientific American: Video
Short audio and video resources from Scientific American 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.
Smithsonian: 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.
Understanding Science
The mission of Understanding Science is to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works.
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.
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.
World Library of Science
[T]his online Library offers quality Nature Education content in short eBooks and articles, serving a mission to equalize access to high quality resources for science education for all communities across the globe.

Science Fairs

All Science Fair Projects
Science Fair Projects for all levels. We have hundreds of ideas for every science topic, from Astronomy to Zoology!
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.
Fun Science Gallery
Fun, simple, low cost science experiments for amateur scientists!
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
Need a science fair project that’s fun, engaging, and appropriately rigorous for a high school science fair? has assembled a rich collection of high school science fair projects and high school science fair project ideas… From
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
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.

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.
Live Science: Science & the Scientific Method
Short definitions of science and the scientific method, with each of the steps defined.
Steps of the Scientific Method
Short clear overview of the scientific method for students.

Scientific Skepticism and Pseudoscience

Characteristics of Pseudoscience
Description of pseudoscience from a teacher of research methods at Ithaca College.
Distinguishing Science and Pseudoscience
An article on the difference between real science and pseudoscience.
Examples of Pseudoscience
Pseudoscience includes beliefs, theories, or practices that have been or are considered scientific, but have no basis in scientific fact. This could mean they were disproved scientifically, can’t be tested or lack evidence to support them.
How pseudoscience tries to fool you
We’ll explore what exactly makes an idea scientific (and spoiler alert, it isn’t magic), and contrary to real science, what makes an idea “pseudoscientific.”
Scientific Skepticism
Scientific skepticism thinks that the best way to find out what makes things tick in the universe is the way of science. Science uses reason, logic, observation, experiments, and math to discover how things work.
The Skeptic’s Dictionary
A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions.
What is Pseudoscience?
We can demarcate science from pseudoscience less by what science is and more by what scientists do. An article from Scientific American.
What Skepticism Reveals about Science
What I want to believe based on emotions and what I should believe based on evidence does not always coincide. … how can we tell the difference between what we would like to be true and what is actually true? The answer is science.
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