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The Great Plant Escape - Solve six different "mysteries" about how plants grow.

PHOTOSYNTHESIS - Good site by M.J. Farabee with great illustrations

Plant Divisions - Presented by the University of California Museum of Paleontology

Natural Perspective: Plant Kingdom - Good basic reference site with pictures

Plant Structure - Good site by M.J. Farabee with great illustrations

Plants and Our Environment - A site by ThinkQuest Encyclopedia of Plants, Gardening and Botanical Dictionary - Big site with a lot of information

Aquatic and Invasive Plants - A site presented by the Univ. of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Has a good glossary of term and a large database of images

Ancient Bristlecone Pine - Earth's oldest living inhabitant

The American Fern Society - all about ferns

Canoe Plants of Ancient Hawaii

East Texas Piney Woods Gardening -an information source for home and commercial horticulture in Northeast Texas

Florida Plants Online Guide to Florida Plant Life - Reliable information about the plants and plant habitats of Florida.

The TeleGarden Website - an art installation that allows web users to view and interact with a remote garden filled with living plants.

Learning About Photosynthesis - Big site on photosynthesis with from the ASU Center for the Study of Early Events in Photosynthesis

A Trip to a Serpentine Outcrop in Texas

Big Bend National Park in Texas - A site that emphasizes plant life at Big Bend

A Visit to Winston Ranch: Botanizing in Uvalde County, Texas

Plant Histology - A lot of links and information!



Natural Perspective: Animal Kingdom - Good reference site with great pictures

Neuroscience For Kids - good site on the overall nervous system

The Blood Cells - Information and illustrations

Do-It-Yourself Lung Model - Instructions for making a model of the lungs

Nervous System - A lot of information with good pictures

Unicellular Organisms - This site covers all the aspects of the one-celled organisms

Extreme Science - Animal Kingdom - Good links, interesting facts, nice pictures

Neuroscience for Kids - Cranial Nerves - The cranial nerves are 12 pairs of nerves that can be seen on the ventral (bottom) surface of the brain.

The Human Anatomy and Physiuology Course - This is a link to a site that has a home study course for Human Anatomy and Physiology

Crittercam--Animal Pictures, Maps, Video, Games, More from National Geographic

Sea Turtle Restoration Project - The Sea Turtle Restoration Project fights to protect endangered sea turtles in ways that make cultural and economic sense to the communities that share the beaches and waters with these gentle creatures.


General Biology

Natural Perspective: Fungus Kingdom - Good reference site with great pictures, make sure to hit the 'next' button!

Microworlds - Pictures and information

Fresh Water Algae - Main page with information, check out the links for pictures

Living Environment - A Biology resource site presented by the Oswego City School District



Chemical Elements by Name: Quick Chemistry Facts - Good site for quick information about the elements

Interactive Periodic Table - Presented by the American Chemical Society. Really good site, needs Shockwave to work.

Atoms - Great pictures of the periodic table

Chemistry - An Chemistry resource site presented by the Oswego City School District


How Oil Drilling Works - from by Craig Freudenrich, Ph.D.

Prospecting and Mining Basics of Gold and Base Metals - Lots of links to Geology related information

USGS: Ask-A-Geologist - Do you have a question about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers?You can email earth science questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Crystals for Students - Questions with answers on crystals

The Mineralogical Record - The home site for "The Mineralogical Record" -A periodical about minerals.

The Mineral and Gemstone Kingdom is a free, interactive, educational guide to minerals and gemstones

Geological Time Scale - An information page with an illustration

Extreme Science - Earth Science - Good infomatin and graphics

Carbon Cycle - Good site about carbon and the cycle of carbon

Interactive Rock Cycle Animation - This cutaway view of Earth shows where some common rock-forming processes occur. Embedded animations will illustrate the path of a rock moving through the rock cycle.

Earth Science - An Earth Science resource site presented by the Oswego City School District



The Moon's Phases - Great site for an animation of the phases of the Moon

Galaxies - Great site with information on all aspects of galaxies

Stars - Great site with information on all aspects of stars

Planetary Systems - Information on aspects of our solar system

Physics & Engineering! The web site that teaches the basics of physics to everyone! - Good site that has links to other Science Sites.

Exploratorium: Science Explorer: Geodesic Gumdrops - Make amazing architecture with candy and toothpicks

Funderstanding Roller Coaster - This simulator is designed for kids who want to design their own thrilling coaster and educators who want to use a cool activity to simulate the application of physics by using an exciting interactive tool and access to a wonderful reference source.

Friction - Science Museum of Minnesota - An experiment to a nice introduction to friction and bearings. The site also has many other links to experiments and science topics. Check out the main page.

Marvelous Machines - a series of experiments about simple machines: levers, wheels and inclined planes.

Physics - An Physics resource site presented by the Oswego City School District

The Technology Student Association (TSA) is the only student organization devoted exclusively to the needs of students interested in technology. Open to students enrolled in or who have completed technology education courses, TSA’s membership includes over 150,000 middle and high school students in 2,000 schools spanning 47 states.


General Science & Lesson Plans

Fun 4 the Brain - Science Games - The games provide Science Excitement!

20th Century Innovation Timeline - "From the date of the first printing press to the current explosion of the Web, the greatest moments in the history of innovation are chronicled on a vivid time chart."

Chemistry Lesson Plans- Lessons presented by the Presented by the American Chemical Society. Pages are in pdf format. Lessons.on Acids & Bases, Density, Environment, The Language of Chemistry, Matter and Chemical Reactions

Thinking Fountain: A to Z - A to Z is an alphabetical list of the Thinking Fountain. Thinking Fountain is always changing and growing! You'll find: Activities and ideas, Galleries to show your work, Books you can use, Surprises inspired by Thinking Fountain

The Science Spot - a resource for middle school teachers and students - A Great Site! Check it out!

Web Page Sites for Elementary Research Topics - A page that has good links for research for many Science lessons and research.

Science Fair Ideas Exchange: Science fair projects

School Science Fairs Resource Page - This page is designed to aid students in the most difficult aspect of their science fair experience; getting an idea.

Scotch/ Discovery Education Science Fair Central offers ideas for science fair projects and experiments for kids

Please feel free to e-mail to me your ideas for each of the sections or suggestions for links.

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