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SCIENCE and HEALTH

New York American Museum of Natural History

http://www.scholastic.com/teachbrianselznick/assets/video.htm

A unique virtual field trip let by author Brian Selznick guides users through the museum.

American Museum of Natural History

http://www.amnh.org/

Link to the museum itself.

National Science Founcation Science 360 - This site ..."gathers videos on a variety of scientific topics."

National Science Digital Library - http://nsdl.org/

NEW***SPACE

NASA Images http://www.nasaimages.org

"A digital libtary providing access to NASA's image, video and audio collections, to promote education and facilitate scholarship in math and sciences at all levels, and to build general interest and excitement around space exploration, aeronautics, and astronomy."

Apollo Image Gallery http://www.apolloarchive.com/apollo_gallery.html

"Find NASA mission video and audio footage of the astronauts exploring the moon in the Multimedia section. Examine technical diagrams of Apollo space craft and maps of the landing sites."

SETI Institute http://www.seti.org

The Mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.

NASA Learning Technologies http://learn.arc.nasa.gov

"Downland interactive multimedia tools that leverage NASA field studies reserach, satellite images and a library of electron microscope slides. NASA Learning Technologies demonstrate the application of science, mathematics, and technology to students.

NASA for Teens http://missionscience.nasa.gov


Nasa recently launched web site for teens that allows them access to NASA spacecarft data, allows them to conduct real experience with NASA scientists, and helps them locate space-related summer internships. There is much more here so check it out!

HubbleSite http://hubblesite.org

Space Telescope Science Institute & NASA

Space Today Online http://spacetoday.org

SPACE TODAY ONLINE
Covering Space From Earth to the Edge of the Universe

Interactive Universe http://www.history.com/content/universe/interactive-universe

History Channel- "...a mesmerizing tour of galactic force."

 

Digital Library for Earth System Education http://www.dlese.org/library/index.jsp

 

The Canadian Space Agency

 

The European Space Agency

 

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency

 

The China National Space Administration

 

The Russian Federal Space Agency Picture Gallery

 

The French Space Agency

 

The Australian Space Research Institute

Biology

Biology 4 Kids

"It's not just biology for kids, it's for everyone. We have information on cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and other life science topics. If you're still not sure what to click, try our site map that lists all of the topics on the site. If you surf and get lost in all of the information, use the search function on the side of the pages."

 

Virtual Body

http://medtropolis.com/VBody.asp
The Virtual Body from MEDtropolis.com is an interactive overview of some of the basic structure and function of the human body. The site, available in both English and Spanish, is a mix of information and activities focused on four areas -- the brain, skeleton, heart, and digestive tract. The site's extensive array of diagrams and images, as well as its interactive nature, enhance the site's appeal and educational potential.

 

Enviornmental Science

 

EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal

http://earthtrends.wri.org/
"From the World Resources Institute.
Excellent source of data on country, issue, ecosystem, population, energy, agriculture and more."

Snacks About Magnetism
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/iconmagnetism.html
"This site presents …information about magnets while explaining how
to create simple experiments."

How Stuff Works - Compasses
http://www.howstuffworks.com/compass.htm
This site explains why a compass works the way it does. From "How Stuff
Works"

Chemical and Engineering News - http://pubs.acs.org/cen/whatstuff/stuff.html

 Health

Medline Plus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/webeval/webeval.html

This tutorial teaches you how to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web. It is about 16 minutes long.

 

 

GirlsHealth.gov
http://www.4girls.org
"The National Women's Health Information Center offers a site for girls covering topics such as body image, fitness, and living with a disability."

 

KidsHealth
www.kidshealth.org
"The Nemours Foundation publishes this site with pages for parents, kids, and teens. It offers information in English and Spanish on health and safety and other relevant topics, such as fullying. The kids and teens sites have interactive quizzes."

Informedhealthonline
http://www.informedhealthonline.org
"The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, a German nonprofit, publishes this site. It explains evidence-based medicineand helps users understand published research studies."

 

Mayoclinic.com
http://www.mayoclinic.com
"This site provides information about diseases and conditions, treatment options, and drugs. Its coverage of nutrition is very good. It also has a Symptom Checker feature."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers health news and information in Spanish and English. It is one of the best places to go for statistics, travel health, and immunization information."

MedlinePlus
http://medlineplus.gov
"The National Library of Medicine created this outstanding sight, which includes information about diseases and conditions, current health news, drug information, directories of health-care providers and organizations, a medical encyclopedia, and a medical dictionary. It also has videos of surgical procedures and tutorials for medical and surgical procedures. The site is available in Spanish and English, and it includes material that is easy to read."

NOAH
http://www.noah-health.org
"New York Online Access to Health" is a joint project of the City University of New York, the New York Academic of Medicine, and the New York Public Library. The bilingual (English-Spanish) site covers a wide range of health topics."

PubMed

http://pubmed.gov
"The National Library of Medicine's comprehensive database indexes academic, peer-reviewed journals from all over the world. PubMed contains more than 16 million citations. It also has citations from consumer-health magazines. Some full-text articles are available free."


The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov
"Part of the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine does research on alternative therapies. Its Web site provides objective, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative treatments."

The American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org
"The American Academy of Pediatrics has a comprehensive site covering child development, diseases and conditions, child safety, and parenting, from birth to age 21. It has information for both health professionals and lay users."

Office of Adolescent Health

http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/resources-and-publications/info/parents/other-conversations/illegal-drugs/index.html

The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults. First funded in 2010, OAH supports and evaluates evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) programs and implements the Pregnancy Assistance Fund; coordinates HHS efforts related to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention; and communicates adolescent health information to health professionals and groups, those who serve youth, parents, grantees, and the general public. OAH is the convener and catalyst for the development of a national adolescent health agenda.

Facts About Drugs

http://www.acde.org/youth/Research.htm
Basic facts on drugs from the American Council for Drug Education.
Includes information on all types of drugs, from alcohol and tobacco to inhalants and methamphetmines. Excellent resource for health classes doing research on drugs.

Healthfinder

http://www.healthfinder.gov/
"a gateway to consumer health information from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Has selected publications, clearinghouses, databases, etc. Includes search engines."

Street Drugs

http://www.streetdrugs.org/
A collection of photographs of various drugs and links to more information about them.

 

Marine Biology

 

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

http://www.gmri.org/index.asp

 

Pacific Whale Foundation

http://www.pacificwhale.org/

Our mission:
To promote appreciation, understanding and protection of whales, dolphins, coral reefs and our planet's oceans.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/