Web Links


Annenberg Science Video Series - Free Videos that cover Chemistry, Biology, The Brain, and more.

BioInteractive - Animations, video, virtual labs, and other free resources for science education. 

Discoveries - Learn about scientific advances made possible with National Science Foundation support.

Einstein Archives Online (EAO) has more than 900 scientific documents and personal papers. The site houses a database of 40,000 documents, images and records on Albert Einstein's life and work.

Eric Weisstein's World of Science - Contains growing encyclopedias of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, and physics.

EurekAlert! -  Provides a central website through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media and the public.

The Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences - Information both past and present on African American scientists.

In Our Time Science Archive -  A BBC radio program on the history of ideas.

Internet Public Library: Science & Technology and Associations

iTunes U - Educational content from hundreds of universities including lectures, slideshows, PDFs, films, exhibit tours and audiobooks, most of it available for free. For PCs, download free QuickTime with iTunes.

LabWrite for Students - A interactive laboratory report writing guide.

The National Academies - Advisors to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - Helping to develop technology, measurements and standards.

National Science Digital Library - high quality resources for science education in technology, engineering, science and mathematics. Search or browse the subject pathways for audio, video, interactive resources, and more.

National Science Foundation - Responsible for promoting the sciences and engineering.

National Science Foundation Discoveries - Provides access to information about new research and discoveries that have been made through their grants. You may subscribe to an RSS feed to have the latest updates.

NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions - Companion to the NIST Handbook of Mathematical Functions. The original Handbook is the world’s foremost math handbook .

Origins - Lets us look over the shoulders of scientists and glimpse the often-unseen moments of investigation. Take ‘virtual field trips’ to eight observatories: Arecibo, where astrobiologists search for signs of life beyond the solar system; Las Cuevas, a research station in Central America's largest remaining rainforest; and others. See interviews, photos, and broadcasts that explore the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself. 

Properties of Water, created by Environment Canada, provides brief descriptions of water and the water cycle.

Scitable - "Learn Science at Scitable". Brings together a library of scientific overviews with a community of scientists, researchers, teachers, and students.

Science Resources and Links by Subject recommended by the Library of Congress. 

Science.gov - "searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results". 

The Science Commons - Links to open access journals and other creative commons science resources.

Scientific American- Science News, Articles and Information from one of the oldest continuously published magazines in the United States.

Sumanas Science Animations – Animations can be viewed with narration or in a step-by-step format. Each animation is accompanied by an optional quiz.

Technology Review - MIT's award-wining website on emerging technologies.

Understanding Science - Understand what science is and how it really works.

The Why Files: The Science Behind the News - explore the science, math and technology behind the news, and presents those topics in a clear, accessible and accurate manner. From the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

World Wide Science - A global gateway that searches national and international scientific databases and portals. Results are divided into papers, multimedia, and data.

Agriculture & Aquaculture

Agricultural Research Service

Core Historical Literature of Agriculture - Electronic collection of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science, forestry, rural sociology, and soil science.

Internet Public Library: Agriculture & Aquaculture Links

NASS -National Agricultural Statistics Service - Statistics covering crops, livestock, costs and prices, demographics, and environmental aspects of agriculture.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - The official site for the NOAA.

Oceanography Hotlist - Includes list of oceanographic Web sites by geographic region.  

Science.gov Agriculture - Databases and websites from the U.S. government.

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Browse topics or view resources for teachers and students.

Astronomy & Physics

CERN, the World's Largest Particle Accelerator - features scientists and machines that explore the universe's tiniest particles. Follow a proton through the accelerator. Meet scientists at CERN. Hear why they search for the secrets of matter. Learn about the antimatter, the Big Bang, and other ‘big ideas’ behind experiments at CERN. (National Science Foundation)

ComPADRE Digital Library - free audio, video, tutorials, and other resources for learning and teaching Astronomy and Physics.

Cosomology: The Study of the Universe - Part of NASA's Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe Web site - wealth of reliable, updated material.

Hubble, a View to the Edge of Space - looks at the people, tools, ideas, and places of the Hubble Space Telescope. See how scientists on earth talk to the telescope in space. Dissect Hubble's images and see what they tell us about the universe. Take a tour of Hubble, from the telescope to the control rooms. 

Hubble Site - Official website with news, pictures, and wallpapers.

The NASA Homepage - National Aeronautics and Space Administration - Recommended site for all ages.

NIST Physical Reference Data - Databases and other free resources from NIST.

Physics and Astronomy Reference - A wealth of resources for students and educators.

PhysicsCentral: Learn How Your World Works from the American Physical Society.

Science.gov Astronomy and Space  and Physics databases and links from the U.S. government. 

Space.com - A source for news of astronomy, skywatching, space exploration, commercial spaceflight and related technologies.

Sumanas Astronomy Animations – Animations can be viewed with narration or in a step-by-step format. Each animation is accompanied by an optional quiz.

World Wide Telescope - Browse the universe in 3D and view celestial objects through different types of images from observatories around the world.  

Biology/ Life Sciences

All About Birds

Biology and Life Science Animations and Tutorials/Videos

The Biology Project - An online interactive resource for learning biology.

BioInteractive - Animations, video, virtual labs, and other free resources for science education.

BiosciEdNet - Audio, video, tutorials, and other resources for learning and teaching Biological Sciences. 

Bird Behavior Sound & Video Archive at Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology.

Cell and Molecular Biology Online - Career, educational, and research links.

DNA and Genetics:

Biointeractive DNA, Anatomy, and Biology Animations, Virtual Labs, Videos, and other resources.

Dolan DNA Learning Center Resources and Websites.

Genetics: The New Genetics - Free online book from the National Institutes of Health. 

Learn Genetics - Genetic science learning center from the University of Utah.

Entomology Index of Internet Resources - Web-based directory and search engine of insect-related resources.


PBS Evolution - Includes an Evolution Library and Frequently Asked Questions section.

Understanding Evolution  - Contains evolution 101, a resource library, and teaching resources.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Lists the biological names focusing on the biota of North America.

Internet Public Library: Life Sciences Links

Life Sciences Foundation - Tells the history of biotechnology through timelines, oral histories, feature stories, videos, and archives.

NCBI Taxonomy Browser - A taxonomy database maintained by NCBI/GenBank.

  • Map Viewer  - Allows you to view and search an organism's complete genome, display chromosome maps, and zoom into progressively greater levels of detail, down to the sequence data for a region of interest. Instructions are here.

NIH Biomedical Databases

Plant Information Online - Find images and information on North American plants and seeds. 

PLANTS database - USDA database that provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.

Science.gov Biology and Nature - A categorized directory of U.S. government databases and websites. 

Sumanas Biology Animations – Animations can be viewed with narration or in a step-by-step format. Each animation is accompanied by an optional quiz.

Tree of Life Web Project  - A project containing information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history, and characteristics.

Virtual Cell Animation Collection – A collection of still images and animations covering cellular and molecular processes.