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ASPIRE: Astrophysics Science Project Integrating Research and Education
Interactive science labs and lessons for teachers and students. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: University of Utah
BBC: Science and Nature
This large interactive site has a tremendous amount of information in subjects that range from the human body to space travel. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: BBC
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Center
A portal to all of your marine sciences needs. Find a handpicked list of links to professional development opportunities, lesson plans, data sets, virtual expeditions, grant information, and more. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
c.o.o.l. classroom
Students will predict a plankton bloom, determine the displacement of a boat adrift at sea, predict good fishing days, and more while improving basic skills training, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. Find video, printable teaching guides, and... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Rutgers University
The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
A New Jersey-based organization whose mission is to provide "real world" resources for classroom education in engineering and science. Professional Development opportunities in New Jersey available. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: Stevens Institute of Technology
Find articles on a variety of science topics such as archaeology, agriculture, education, atmospheric science, chemistry and physics, and earth science. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
NASA Earth Observatory
This website sponsored by NASA from NASA. features current and evolvong information and resources about the condition and state of land, oceans, atmosphere, energy, and life on planet Earth. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NASA
NASA Multimedia Gallery
Experience NASA through their great selection of images, video, and interactive features. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NASA
National Geophysical Data Center
"NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) provides scientific stewardship, products, and services for geophysical data, from the Sun to the Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observation from space." This is a comprehensive... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NOAA
The National Science Foundation
Super scientific articles, audio clips, videos, and interactive features about a panopoly of innovations: the Internet, robots, artificial heart valves, frozen frogs, extrasolar planets, memory, data mining, and more. Get the latest news and classroom resources... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: National Science Foundation
Newswise: SciNews
A comprehensive, online database of science news from a variety of science and health publications and institutions. Spanning a wide range of topics such as genetics, disease, environmental studies, technology, energy, and space exploration, this site is a... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: NewsWise
Newton BBS
Ask a scientist a question or browse the answers to previously answered questions in categories such as astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, mathematics, and zoology. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Argonne National Laboratory
NOVA scienceNOW
The timeliest developments and most intriguing personalities in science and technology are featured in this science magazine televised in five issues a year and published on this companion website. (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: NOVA
The Why Files
A webzine that focuses on the science behind the news.  You can read stories about current events and biology, earth & space, environment, health, physical science, social science, and technology.  There is a wide variety of information on the site due to... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: University of Wisconsin