We have compiled below a list of some excellent websites on science of interest to students, teachers and parents. To get an updated list please check the Outreach Webpage http://www.tifr.res.in/~outreach.
An excellent source of general science articles.
The public broadcasting services of the US have some excellent programs suitable for high school students and may provide very good teaching aids for science teachers. This also includes the Nova website which has movies that can be ordered.
This site links to many other scientific sites and is an extremely useful resource for information on current scientists and research.
This site is also a very helpful resource for locating information on current scientific work; it also contains information on earlier scientists.
The Nobel Prize Internet Archive Lists the winners of the Nobel prizes in all fields with some brief information on each. Also has them subcategorized by women. The site is linked to the Amazon.com site, so books on any of the prize-winners will come up.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute lectures are outstanding talks given in the summer vacation each year by leading authorities in a discipline of biology to inspire high school students to take up a career in science.
Find out how medicines we take for granted work.
We touch, taste and smell our world would not be the same without these senses. How do they work?
The Gene homepage says the network is "dedicated to rescuing teachers and other students from terminal boredom by helping them do real science with modern research organisms."
A multimedia primer on the basics of genetics and heredity.
This web site contains a virtual interactive cell. Biology teachers and students will enjoy cutting and zooming in on the different layers and organelles of the cell.
This site has a great three-dimensional representation of a cell! Students get to see an inside view of common organelles like mitochondria and the Golgi apparatus.
Websites that provide a broad approach to basic questions on the brain.
This web site contains a downloadable collection of quicktime movies of chemical animations such as catalytic reactions and 3-D molecules.
This site links many chemistry resources by topic. A unique feature is the ability to ask a teacher chemistry questions.
CHEMystery is a virtual text book on chemistry.
Mathematicians of the 17th and 18th Centuries
A Geometry Site
Site of Biographies of Mathematicians
This site includes resources in mathematics for school students, teachers, parents. Also contains some research related material on mathematics teaching and learning. The 'Problems of the Week' contains problems at different levels of mathematics. It includes selected alternative solutions posted by problem solvers which is really nice. The `Ask Dr. Math' gives useful explanations of math concepts and the discussion groups are about teaching methods.
Contains interesting puzzles, problems, theorems, proofs, etc. Also has links to other good sites (including all those listed below).
The site is run by the University of Cambridge. It contains problems for different age groups (5 to 18) that one can post solutions to. Selected solutions are published at the website. One can also post questions. There is an archive of questions posted earlier with answers (in blue coloured font). There are also articles, features, etc.
A fairly comprehensive archive: contains teaching materials, public domain software, shareware, books, articles, etc.
The MacTutor history of mathematics archive. The best known website for historical information about mathematicians and mathematics.
This is the website of the Mathematical Association of America. Contains useful resources for college mathematics teachers including book reviews.
Website of the main professional organization in mathematics: American Mathematical Society. The journal `Notices of the AMS' is online. Plus interesting essays.
The Gravity Tutorials : This site offers lessons on the history of physics and quizzes divided by difficulty. All lessons offer animated examples and section-ending quizzes.
The Physics Classroom contains a number of lessons relating to the topics of 1-D kinematics; Newton's Laws; vectors; momentum; and work, energy and power. Contains many example problems and diagrams. Text, graphics
It contains explanations of many physics concepts, related questions and answers.
The Richard Feynman Site.
The NASA Website
HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation. The rationale for such concept maps is to provide a visual survey of conceptually connected material, and it is hoped that they will provide answers to the question ``where do I go from here?''.
A service providing answers to questions about physics, science, and how things in the world around us work. Companion to the book by the same name.
Learn how everything works
Physics demonstrations, descriptions, discussions of the physics, and hazards to avoid. Groupings are light, magnetism, electricity, sound, heat, and motion.
Chemistry professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri shares the fun of science through home science activities, demonstration shows, videos and books.
University of Wisconsin Nano Education site Lots of resources, movies etc. on Nanotechnology.
A Hitchhikers Guide to the Nano World
The Zyvex site
Nanoscience Education site
An excellent site that provides abstracts of movies and information about their usefulness, their ratings, and where to find them. This is an excellent site for someone who wants a more personal view of many scientists and/or their discoveries.
Website with links to a variety of sources for teaching aids in biology and chemistry.
Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
Biographies of Women Mathematicians
This is an excellent site with links to other sites.
Scientific biographies with pictures; many of the entries are actually autobiographies. The site was created for the high school students but has great information and many links to other sites and e-mail addresses.
Includes biographical information for scientists; read by simply clicking on the letter of their last name.