Some Interesting Science Websites

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.

General Science Websites

Scientific American Website

An excellent source of general science articles.

http://www.sciam.com

PBS Websites

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.

  1. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/bioindex.html

  2. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova

    This site links to many other scientific sites and is an extremely useful resource for information on current scientists and research.

  3. http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/

National Geographic Website

http://www.nationalgeographic.com

This site is also a very helpful resource for locating information on current scientific work; it also contains information on earlier scientists.

Discovery Website

http://www.discovery.com/

Nobel Website

  1. http://www.nobel.se
  2. http://www.almaz.com/nobel/nobel.html

    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.

Biology Websites

  1. http://www.hhmi.org/lectures/

    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.

  2. http://www.medicines-inside.com/

    Find out how medicines we take for granted work.

  3. http://www.hhmi.org/senses/

    We touch, taste and smell our world would not be the same without these senses. How do they work?

  4. http://www.phys.ksu.edu:80/gene/

    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."

  5. http://vector.cshl.org/dnaftb/

    A multimedia primer on the basics of genetics and heredity.

  6. http://www.life.uiuc.edu/plantbio/cell/

    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.

  7. http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/learning-strategies/

    This web site contains a link of open colleges connected with neuroscience.

  8. http://www.cs.brown.edu/stc/outrea/greenhouse/nursery/biology/home.html

    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.

  9. http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/ehceduc.html http://www.dana.org/brainweek/education.cfm

    Websites that provide a broad approach to basic questions on the brain.

Chemistry Websites

  1. http://www.ncl.ox.ac.uk/quicktime/index.html

    This web site contains a downloadable collection of quicktime movies of chemical animations such as catalytic reactions and 3-D molecules.

  2. http://www.eyesoftime.com/teacher/chem.htm

    This site links many chemistry resources by topic. A unique feature is the ability to ask a teacher chemistry questions.

  3. http://people.morehead-st.edu/fs/h.hedgec/sciteach.html

  4. http://library.thinkquest.org/3659

    CHEMystery is a virtual text book on chemistry.

  5. http://www.webelements.com/

Math Websites

  1. http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/topics/Mathematicians.html
  2. http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/abrown/index2.html
  3. http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/RBallHist.html

    Mathematicians of the 17th and 18th Centuries

  4. http://www.geometry.net/math.html

    A Geometry Site

  5. http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Indexes/Full_Alph.html

    Site of Biographies of Mathematicians

  6. http://mathforum.org

    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.

  7. http://www.cut-the-knot.org

    Contains interesting puzzles, problems, theorems, proofs, etc. Also has links to other good sites (including all those listed below).

  8. http://nrich.maths.org

    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.

  9. http://archives.math.utk.edu/

    A fairly comprehensive archive: contains teaching materials, public domain software, shareware, books, articles, etc.

  10. http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/

    The MacTutor history of mathematics archive. The best known website for historical information about mathematicians and mathematics.

  11. http://www.maa.org/

    This is the website of the Mathematical Association of America. Contains useful resources for college mathematics teachers including book reviews.

  12. http://e-math.ams.org/

    Website of the main professional organization in mathematics: American Mathematical Society. The journal `Notices of the AMS' is online. Plus interesting essays.

  13. Website on Books in Mathematics

Physics Websites

General Physics

  1. http://www.cpepweb.org/
  2. http://ippex.pppl.gov/
  3. http://particleadventure.org/particleadventure/other/othersites.html
  4. http://newton.physics.wwu.edu:8082/jstewart/scied/physics.html
  5. http://bubl.ac.uk/link/p/physicseducation.htm
  6. http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/~yliu/physics/education.html
  7. http://www.lightandmatter.com/
  8. http://www.physlink.com/
  9. http://www.ba.infn.it/www/didattica.html
  10. http://physicsweb.org/
  11. http://www.psrc-online.org/
  12. http://www.ieee-virtual-museum.org/
  13. http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/phys.html
  14. http://library.kent.ac.uk/library/info/subjectg/SPS/gateways.shtml
  15. http://msowww.anu.edu.au/astronomy/astroweb/astro_misc.html
  16. http://www.curtin.edu.au/curtin/dept/phys-sci/gravity/index2.htm

    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.

  17. http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/BBoard.html

    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

  18. http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/BBoard.html

    It contains explanations of many physics concepts, related questions and answers.

  19. http://amasci.com/feynman.html

    The Richard Feynman Site.

  20. http://www.nasa.gov

    The NASA Website

  21. http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html

    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?''.

  22. http://howthingswork.virginia.edu/

    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.

  23. http://www.howstuffworks.com/

    Learn how everything works

  24. http://sprott.physics.wisc.edu/demobook/intro.htm

    Physics demonstrations, descriptions, discussions of the physics, and hazards to avoid. Groupings are light, magnetism, electricity, sound, heat, and motion.

  25. http://scifun.chem.wisc.edu/

    Chemistry professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri shares the fun of science through home science activities, demonstration shows, videos and books.

  26. http://www.chem4kids.com/

  27. http://www.webelements.com/

Physics and Sports

  1. http://www.exploratorium.edu/sports/
  2. http://www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/projects/yep/sports/spinet.html

Physics of Space Travel

  1. http://www.physics.uc.edu/~sitko/Spring00/11-Travel/space_travel.html
  2. http://science.uniserve.edu.au/school/curric/stage6/phys/space/travel.html

Astronomy Sites

Astronomy resources

  1. http://www.eso.org/gen-fac/pubs/nra/rrn.html
  2. http://www.astro.helsinki.fi/library/astpub2.shtml
  3. http://www.kidsastronomy.com/
  4. http://astro.u-strasbg.fr/~fresneau/toptun.html
  5. http://facweb.stvincent.edu/Academics/Physics/CAPE/links.htm

Astrochemistry

  1. http://www.snark.org/evo.htm
  2. http://www.public.iastate.edu/~cjenks/homepage.html

Astrobiology

  1. http://www.astrobiology.com/exobiology.html
  2. http://www.kidsolr.com/science/page8.html

Nanotechnology

  1. http://www.mrsec.wisc.edu/Edetc/index.html

    University of Wisconsin Nano Education site Lots of resources, movies etc. on Nanotechnology.

  2. http://block.chem.rpi.edu/html/E_Outreach/LevelSix/hitchhikersguide.htm

    A Hitchhikers Guide to the Nano World

  3. http://www.zyvex.com/nano

    The Zyvex site

  4. http://www.nanoscience.com/

    Nanoscience Education site

Teacher's Resources

  1. http://www.treasure-troves.com/
  2. http://www.lessonplansearch.com/Science/
  3. http://peer.tamu.edu/curriculum_modules/storytime/
  4. http://school.discovery.com/
  5. http://www.teachwithmovies.com

    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.

  6. http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/micheles/websites.htm

    Website with links to a variety of sources for teaching aids in biology and chemistry.

Scientists Biographies

  1. http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientists/
  2. http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~cwp/
  3. http://www.sciencecases.org/sci_bios/sci_bios.asp

  4. http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/women.htm

    Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics

  5. http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/aasmemoirs/aas_memlist.htm

    Biographies of Women Mathematicians

  6. http://www.imsa.edu/team/irc/research/pathfinders/biography.html

    This is an excellent site with links to other sites.

  7. http://www.sacnas.com/biography/listsscientist.asp

    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.

  8. http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Biographies/Science/Scients.htm

    Includes biographical information for scientists; read by simply clicking on the letter of their last name.



V. Nandagopal 2003-10-23