A portal to resources on the sun, the Earth's neighboring planets, and the weather in space. Find out why Saturn is the "jewel of the Solar System" and explore what happens when Venus and Mercury make their rare transits across the sun.
This interesting site provides videos and photos of cells going through the process of cell division. Observe Zebrafish development and Sea urchin embryo cell division in video format.
A site based on remembering Nagasaki before, during, and after the bombing. Many pictures and accounts can be accessed by clicking on the picture the page.
This outstanding multimedia website follows the San Andreas fault system up the California coast from San Diego to just north of San Francisco on the coast.
A resource rich is scientific research investigating the origins of matter. Find strategic locations of observatories, the scientists conducting the research, tools used to study the world, and how the ideas of one scientist might impact the studies of another. Experience virtually live opportunities to see the studies conducted first hand.
Over 30 simple, interactive, experiments can be found on the Exploratorium site. This museum, based out of San Francisco, presents each experiment with a list of materials, a short procedure, and the scientific reasoning behind the experiment.
Here is a monumental list of ideas for science fair projects and experiments, organized alphabetically. Every one of them is a link to a full page, with pictures, of information about the idea. This site is a goldmine.
This site from The Exploratorium Museum is a full description of a short activity. An electrophorus plate and a Leyden jar are made. The electrophorus is charged by induction. Its charge is transferred to the Leyden jar by conduction several times until a large charge is stored in the jar. The charge is then discharged, creating a (very bearable) shock.
Exploratorium Science Snacks are miniature science exhibits and experiments that can be made with common, inexpensive, easily available materials. These electricity snacks represent a set of devices that you can build and experiment with charges, electromagnets, electric currents, and more.
A collection of mechanics activities. Many pertain to Newton's laws of motion. Step-by-step directions provided with illustrations. Great for teacher demos or student projects.
How does that bridge stay up? What are the forces acting on that column? This site helps students understand how structures can be built by having them build their own. Also provides images of real structures for kids to compare with their own.