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Research Tips/Links

You have many resources available to you today: family, friends, library/media center, teachers, classmates, business people, government officials, etc.... Not to mention the internet that allows you to read this page. As a result of these vast resources at your fingertips it can be difficult to chose the best of these resources for your purposes as a student. Realistically, you do not need to know all of this information and cannot possibly use it all, so you must learn to be selective. The following are some basic guidelines for selectively researching with the internet.

  1. As a general rule, DO NOT SURF! More often than not you just wipe out relative to your purpose.
  1. Have a plan. Know what it is you are trying to learn, your main topic. Have a list of 5 -10 subtopics. Use these subtopics with one of various search engines.

This page is intended to provide educators and students with a few on-ramps to the information superhighway. We in no way claim these sites to be the only or even the best out there. Our purpose and hope is to provide you with as smooth a start to your research as possible.

The sites have been organized into the following categories:

Physics Chemistry
Earth Science Biology

Each of these sites provides many more links that may be helpful to your research. If you seek more info check out your favorite search engine. 


Frank Potter’s Science Gems - This exceptional site provides activity links for physical science, earth science, life science and math.

The Mad Scientist - An online network of scientists. Questions answered and fun had by all.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum - Online version of the actual FISM in Philadelphia. Lots of exhibits and activities.

The Exploratorium - San Francisco's science museum. Great exhibits and activities. Be sure to check out the "snacks".

How Things Work - Think of this site as a radio call-in program that's being held on the WWW instead of the radio. If you ask how something works, the author will try to provide an explanation. You'll find a more comprehensive discussion of many common objects in the book: How Things Work: the Physics of Everyday Life.

Science Resources - This web site is for science teachers to share ideas. It is designed to provide labs, demonstrations, and any other information which teachers can access.

The National Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian Institute

SciLinks - NSTA site with plenty of science resources on the Internet.

How Stuff Works - The name says it all.

Museum of Science

Science Learning Network


Hyperphysics - A terrific resource provided by Dr. Nave at Georgia State University.

Glenbrook South Physics Classroom - Another great high school site. Much has become "The Physics Classroom"

The Physics Classroom - Originated from the Glenbrook site. Usefull physics help and info.

Optics for Kids - Describes the basics of light, lenses, lasers, careers, and you can even “ASK THE SCIENTIST”

Theater of Electricity - Outlines concepts of electricity. A lightning safety quiz. teacher resources and activities. Lightning links.

DC Physics - General physics, educational sites, problems and solutions.

National Institute of Standards an Technology: Physics Lab - Overviews of research labs and physical constants data.

Virtual Physics - Visual Physics is a FREE powerful tool for physics students and teachers which integrates Internet resources while learning the science. This project was designed by physics students at Cariboo Hill Secondary School, encouraging active and innovative learning.

- Resources from education through professional physics. Quotes, questions, experts, ......

Cockpit Physics - Air Force Academy site discussing physics in the Air Force

International Organization of Physics - Professional organization site. Good info can be found, check out the "Education" page form the toolbar.

Georgia State University Astronomy Department - GSU's home with info on the CHARA Optical Array on Mt Wilson.

NASA Quest - This site offers information About student interactive projects that are currently underway at NASA.

NASA SpaceLink - An Aeronautics and Space Resource for Educators Since 1988. Probably the quickest and easiest way to get information about the many missions and projects at NASA and related locations.

Aerospace Education Services Program - This site offers information about NASA's education services program for teachers, students and the general public. This site offers links to the program's centers which are staffed by professional educators who are knowledgeable about aerospace education.

NASA - This is NASA the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Down to Earth Astronomy - Hubble Telescope highlights and other stuff.

NASA Human Spaceflight - Up to the minute information on shuttle missions and the International Space Station.


High School Chemistry Resources - This site offers information pertaining to lesson plans, experiments, demonstrations, teaching materials, science organizations and science journals.

Wilton High School Chemistry - This is a great example of a high school course and site. Many links, tutorials, and other stuff.

The Chemistry Hypermedia Project - This site offers hypermedia tutorials in analytical chemistry, electronics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, optics and lasers. It also offers links to physical chemistry resources.

WebElements Periodic Table - A wonderfully updated periodic table from the University of Sheffield.

The pH Factor - This site explores the characteristic behaviors of acids and bases.

EARTH SCIENCE LINKS -- Geology --Oceanography

Center for Earth and Planetary Studies - CEPS is one of the scientific research units of the Smithsonian Institution. This site gives you access to the National Air and Space Museum in the Smithsonian Institution.

Resource Room for Geology Teachers - This site gives a listing of eleven geological programs and meetings. It also gives a link to the Geological Society of America.

EPA's Ozone Home Page - Ozone info.

Jason Project - This is the homepage for the project that was developed by Dr. Robert Ballard in 1989. The project is dedicated to developing ways that would enable students and teachers throughout the world to take part in global explorations using advanced interactive telecommunications.

Ocean Planet - The Ocean Planet is a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition. This site offers a link to a plethora of educational materials associated with oceanography and the Ocean Planet.

Oceanography Resources on the Net - This site gives a ton of links to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) resources, joint projects, and any information imaginable about the above mentioned topic.

Ocean Potions - This site gives oceanography resources for K-8 teachers and students. Included in these resources are educational organizations, links for teachers, National Geographic sources and information about Operation Pathfinder.


The Biology Page - This is a teacher created site provides animal dissections, lesson plans, a skull collection, and even information on how to build your own pond!

- An in depth view of cellular biology.

zeroBio - on-line science games, quizzes, puzzles, and such. It is intended primarily for high school science students.

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