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SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS

Science Fair Project Resource Guide A complete how-to guide for selecting a topic, doing a project and reporting it.

KidsClick Science Fair Projects Get ideas and help for projects from all areas of science.

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BIOLOGY

Living Things How living things interact as individuals, as families, in neighborhoods and as part of the circle of life.

KidsClick Biology Sites Links to biology related sites from plants to cells to viruses.

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CHEMISTRY

BioChemNet Biology and Chemistry sites on the web.  This site is for older students.

Chemicool Interactive Periodic Table Click on an element and find out all about it -- from basic to advanced information.

Macrogalleria - Polymer Science "A cyberwonderland of polymer fun"   What are polymers and what do they do?   Click here to find out!

KidsClick Chemistry Sites Links to many different places on the web

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EARTH SCIENCES

Minerals Mineral descriptions, images and specimens.

Fossils! Learn how fossils are formed and who studies them. Discover how and why fossils are prepared. See how and where fossils are collected. Find out how scientists identify and classify fossils. Play a game with fossils.

U.S. Geological Survey Learning Web Explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth

Volcano World Information, games, pictures, movies, and links

Smithsonian Gem & Mineral Collection Photographs and descriptions of gem and mineral samples from the collection of the Smithsonian.

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ENVIRONMENT

Clean Water -- Life Depends on It To a scientist water quality is determined by the kinds and amounts of substances dissolved and suspended in the water and what those substances do to inhabitants of the ecosystem. It is the concentrations of these substances that determine the water quality and its suitability for particular purposes.  Read about what scientists look for and how they measure water quality.

Environment On-Line Get in-depth information on such topics as resources, ozone depletion, water, energy, climate changes and forests.

KidsClick Environment Sites Pages of sites that deal with ecology and the environment

Rainforest Action Network Kids Page A site devoted to saving the rain forests and what kids can do to help.  It gives steps you can follow and has questions & answers as well as contests.

Water Facts and Projects The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water has compiled resources especially for kids to learn more about drinking water.  The site includes games, questions & answers and projects such as building your own aquifer.

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GENERAL SCIENCE

Bill Nye the Science Guy The popular host of the TV series has a large site full of information and ideas and lots of additional links under his Websearch

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, using the button, I'll try to provide an explanation.

Yahooligans Science Search Engine From the creators of the search engine "Yahoo".  A search engine just for kids that searches science sites among others.

KidsClick Science Links to many science sites on the Web

Florida Museum of Natural History Welcome to the Florida Museum of Natural History, the largest natural history museum in the southern United States, holding more than 16,000,000 specimens of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, mollusks, butterflies, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, Recent and fossil plants, and associated databases and libraries in the main museum research facility, J.C. Dickinson Hall on the University of Florida Campus, Gainesville, and in the Allyn Museum of Entomology in Sarasota.

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LIFE SCIENCES

Butterfly Zone Information on how to attract butterflies to your garden, even if you live in the city.  It also divides the country into six regions and tells what butterflies are found in your area.

Sea World Animal Resources There are resources on aquatic animals as well as endangered animals.  Includes information, games, pictures, stories and links.

Whalenet Focusing on whales and marine research, WhaleNet has information on whale watches, species and behaviors of whales and a place to email your questions to whale scientists.  There are links to many other sites about whales and marine mammals.

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PHYSICS

Amusement Park Physics How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? In this exhibit, you'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster. Plan it carefully--it has to pass a safety inspection. You can also experiment with bumper car collisions. Check the physics glossary to find out more about the terms used in this exhibit.

How Things Fly Hot-air balloons and blimps can float in the air thanks to buoyancy, an upward force that the air exerts on them. Thanks to their light weight, great strength, and complex biological design, birds and other flying creatures can use their wings to create both lift and thrust, as well as to maintain control.

KidsClick Physics Links to physics sites as well as scientists such as Newton and Einstein.

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SOLAR ENERGY

Solar Energy Dedicated to education and research of alternative energy sources around the world, with particular emphasis on photovoltaics. Photovoltaics is the science which deals with certain materials called semiconductors that produce electricity when light falls on them.

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SPACE SCIENCE

Astronomy for Kids This site is about outer space. You will learn about black holes, comets, constellations, eclipses, observation equipment,  phases of the Moon, the planets, the stars and the Sun, and last but not least the Universe. You will find neat pictures, and be able to use a virtual telescope. This is a ThinkQuest Junior project. 

Black Holes Many people think black holes continually suck in everything like great big cosmic bathtub drains. And what the heck are neutron stars? Understanding the nature of black holes and neutron stars--how they form, what they're like, and how we know they are there--can lead to a better understanding of how our Universe works.

Mars Team Online NASA's Mars Exploration Program presents this site with scheduled chats with scientists at NASA, broadcasts of video conferences, interactive games and activities for students, many photos, and teacher resources on efforts to explore Mars (and the Mars Pathfinder mission.)

NASA Quest for Grades K-12 A project designed to give students experience in science and education by using the internet.  The site has such features as: Wright Flyer Online: Follow the aerodynamic testing of a replica of the Wright Brothers' plane. Arctic Exploration Online: Take a trip up the Alaskan coast onboard the Coast Guard ship the Polar Star. Space Team Online: Meet the people that work on the shuttle and the International Space Station. Space Station Tour: Join a live tour of the International Space Station mockup and training facility.

The Nine Planets - a Multimedia Tour of the Solar System The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.

Star Child An astronomy site done by NASA just for kids.  Choose your level of understanding and click on the topic you'd like to see including the sun, the moon, asteroids, the solar system, and other interesting areas.

Space Place At this web site from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA and others you can make spacey things, play spacey games, see space science in action and learn amazing space facts.

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WEATHER

KidsClick Weather Sites Search for information on rainbows, lightning, and the Weather Dude!

About Rainbows A question and answer page about rainbows, how they are formed, and experiments you can try to make your own rainbows.  

The Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity The official scale for measuring a tornado's intensity with descriptions of damages done by each type.

USA Today Tornado Index Links to information on tornados, thunderstorms, and water spouts.  Find up-to-date warnings and other weather alerts too.

USA Today Hurricane Index Links to information on hurricanes including maps, forecasts, and definitions.

The Weather Channel You can find information on current storms and weather advisories, both nationally and for the local area. It has an excellent section of Teacher's Resources, a hurricane tracker, and a set of weather maps.

National Hurricane Center This site has the latest tropical forecasts, historical data, as well as satellite images.

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