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Science InContext  

Science - Student Resources InContext  Covers Science and Health topics.

Science - Topic Pages  Topic Pages are a dynamic “one stop shop” where you can find much of what your library has on Science. Topic Pages aggregate information from Credo Reference, your other library databases and the open web, all on one screen.

Science eBooks (GVRL)  eBooks on a variety of topics dealing with science and famous scientists.

Science Topics - Junior Reference Collection  Select a topic in Science to get information from books, primary sources and multi-media.

Scientific Thought  Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.

All About Animals

Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships [Four Volumes]: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals   Explore the profound and sometimes unrealized connections among humans and other animals.

Animal Life  Presents a comprehensive look at all groups of the animal kingdom, examining such aspects of their behavior as hunting and feeding, defense, sex and reproduction, birth and development, communication, and intelligence.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource  Everything you wanted to know about animals. Grades 6&up

Heritage of Care: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  Tells the story of the leading organization for protecting the rights and welfare of animals, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Alternative Energy

Alternative energy 3 Vols.  Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.


Archaeology  Insights and introductions to the work of history's forensic experts - the archaeologists.

Astronomy & Space

Amazing Space  Stars, astronomy, pictures from Hubble, more!

Antimatter: Mirror of the Universe  Learn about antimatter from experts at Swiss-based CERN, the largest particle physics lab in the world. Gather basic knowledge at “Kid’s Corner” before exploring “Everyday Antimatter,” “The Antimatter Factory,” “The History of Antimatter,” and “Live Webcasts.”

Stars: A Mystery of Space  Find out about space with this great site. Includes a Planetarium!

The Copernican Model: A Sun-Centered Solar System  Did you know people used to think the Sun spun around the Earth? Visit this site to find out about some really cool words like Heliocentric and Retrograde!


Cells Alive  Cell Biology, Immunology, Microscopes, and more!

Genetic Engineering  Genetic Engineering is the application of engineering technology to single genes, and the reintroduction of these genes into cells of the same or different species. [This site] provides the basic information you need to know as you look at the issues surrounding this growing field....[Also] check out the ways genetic engineering is already being used and other uses on the horizon....[Evaluate] some of the most controversial issues raised by genetic engineering, from pharming to cloning to feeding the world.

Net Frog  The Online Dissection Tool! Dissect that frog, without the gross smell!


Biomes  A biome is an ecosystem containing plant and animal species that are characteristic to a specific geographic region.


Chemicool  Chemistry is cool! Find information about all of the chemical elements on the Periodic Table, as well as a chemistry dictionary, tools and discussion forum.

Experimenting with Chemistry  Includes easy-to-perform experiments that instruct students on topics such as states of matter, chemical reactions, gravity, energy, electricity, flight, and simple machines.

The Periodic Table of Comic Books  Learn about the periodic table via classic comic books! Click an element in the periodic table to “see a list of comic book pages involving that element.” Choosing oxygen brings users to strips featuring Batman (who says he is a “human fish” because of an underwater oxygen supply) and other characters. A “Web Elements” link presents factual information.


Scratch  An easy to use programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Use it to create a really cool presentation.

Current Events

Science News for Kids  Looking for Science in the news? Help with your science project? Try here! Ages 9-14.

Earth Science

Climate Change  Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Earth Guide  The science and nature of the Earth, its oceans and our environment. An interactive educational resource.

Environmental Encyclopedia, 2011  Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, 2006  A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Environmental Science, 2009  Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

The Environment, 2011  Uses color illustrations to examine the impact of pollution, global warming, and climate change is having on the humans, plants, and animals that reside on Earth.

Endangered Plants & Animals

Endangered Species  Take a closer look at 24 endangered plants and animals.


Energy and Movement, 2011  Discusses energy and its sources, manifestations, and uses.


Girl Start  Science, math and technology for girls.

Scientific American  Cool Science News!

Vision Learning  Science resource designed for students, teachers, parents or anyone interested in learning. The website features a free, bilingual library of learning modules that integrate text, multimedia, and other resources to make learning Science exciting.

Why Files  The Science behind the News!

Geography & Maps

21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook  Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of geography ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.

History of Civilization

Science of Everyday Things  This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

Homework sites

National Science Digital Library   NSDL is the Nation's online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. Enter your search terms then refine the results by selecting the K-12 tab then select your grade level.


Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance  Describes experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the period, as well as the scientists, physicians, and scholars responsible for them. Individuals such as Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Galileo are included, along with entries on reconstructive surgery, Stonehenge, eyeglasses, the microscope, and the discovery of smallpox.

Inventions - Student Resources InContext  

Life Sciences

Invertebrates  Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

Physical Science

Handbook of Forensic Services  The actual manual the FBI forensics folk use! (It's a PDF)

How the FBI Handles Forensic Investigations  An overview of what the FBI does when they're investigating.


Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physic  Reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date, retracing the history of each particle's discovery and function. Covers current research; practical applications both hypothetical and actual; and provides biographical entries on scientists who made significant contributions. Case studies and experiments round out the broad range of topics covered.


Science Printables Grades 6-8  Test our knowledge of Science with these fun activities. Scroll down to the Science section.

Rocks & Minerals

Rocks & Mineral, 2011  Examines various aspects of rocks and minerals - including formation, classes, uses, and the earth's crust - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Science Experiments & Projects

Experiment Central - Ecology  Here are 12 ecology-related experiments for you to try.

Simple Experiments and Activities for Youth  Simple experiments and activities young kids can do for school or science fair projects.

Experiment Central  Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments, and covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Arranged alphabetically and arranged by scientific concept or theory, including Acid rain, Biomes, Cells, Chemical Energy, Earthquakes, Electricity, Greenhouse effect, Heat, Rocks and Minerals, Sound, Vegetative propagation, Weather and more.

Science Fair Project Resource Guide  Need to choose a science fair topic? Here is a site that will take you from choosing your topic to displaying your finished project. Check out the Helpful Hints section to make your project even better!

Science Online (Science Experiments)  Science experiments, maps and information on the environment.


It Came from Outer Space  Contains entries on products and technologies that have been either developed or improved upon because of space-related research and technology development. They represent the broad range of products spun off from the space program-from smoke detectors and fire-retardant materials to the futuristic technologies such as virtual reality and bionic eyes and muscles.

Study Aids

Ask A Scientist  Answers for your trickiest science questions!


Information Security: A Manager's Guide to Thwarting Data Thieves and Hackers  An IT security expert arms managers and security professionals with the knowledge they need to protect computers, networks, Web sites, and other company assets.

Technology - Topic Pages  Topic Pages are a dynamic “one stop shop” where you can find much of what your library has on Science. Topic Pages aggregate information from Credo Reference, your other library databases and the open web, all on one screen.

The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to PlayStation and Beyond  Once dismissed as a fleeting fad of the young and frivolous, this booming industry has not only proven its staying power, but promises to continue driving the future of new media and emerging technologies. The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to PlayStation and Beyond traces the growth of a global phenomenon that has become an integral part of popular culture today.

Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology  Relates how the technology of urban mass transit and society interact.


Timelines - World Book  Find a timeline of Political Leaders, World History, Arts & Literature or Science. Create a login to edit the timeline and make it your own.