Science and Math

  • Understanding Science: How Science Really Works — The mission of this site is “to provide a fun, accessible, and free resource that accurately communicates what science is and how it really works.” It is produced by the UC Museum of Paleontology of the University of California at Berkeley, funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • Scitable — “Scitable is an open online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles authored by editors at NPG with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources. Scitable currently contains articles in the field of genetics, and is intended for college undergraduate faculty and students.”

Science News

  • Science Daily — ScienceDaily publishes news releases submitted by leading universities and other research organizations around the world, with links to the organization’s home page to aid journalists and others interested in finding background information for each story.
  • Science News — News from the New Scientist journal
  • Yahoo Science News — A collection of science news stories, videos and slideshows
  • ScienceNOW — Science news from Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Science and Technology News — “News about science and technology, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.”

Science Journals

  • Public Library of Science — “PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world’s scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.” The Public Library of Science publishes several peer-reviewed open access science journals.
  • SciVee — This site describe itself : “As the first Web 2.0 site that enables researchers to combine video with documentation and data in a media rich format, we enable scientists to make their research more visible, shareable, and accessible throughout the research cycle.”
  • JOVE : Journal of Visualized Experiments — “Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed, free access, online journal devoted to the publication of biological research in a video format.”
  • Scientific American — The online version of this journal includes articles from current and past issues, an Ask-the-Expert sections with archives of past questions and answers, and selected links to science sources
  • The Why Files: Science Behind the News — Articles on the scientific aspects of recent news stories on cloning, bioterrorism, warfare, and other current issues

Astronomy and Space Travel

  • National Science Digital Library — This comprehensive source for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education is funded by the National Science Foundation.
  • NASA — NASA’s extensive World Wide Web site has a great collection of information on space and the space program, useful for students and teachers as well as the general public
  • SkyView: The Internet Virtual Telescope — This NASA site provides a collection of images of the sky made at all parts of the spectrum
  • The Nine Planets — This is an extensive and well-organized site with information on all aspects of the solar system


  • BiologyBrowser — “BiologyBrowser is an interactive portal designed by BIOSIS to connect life sciences researchers with free, useful resources and other like-minded scientists from all around the world”
  • The Biology Project — An online, interactive project for the study of biology, produced by the University of Arizona
  • Biology Online — A biology dictionary, tutorials and collection of links on the life sciences
  • Biology Links — A collection of resources selected for the Harvard University Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Class: Insecta — An elegant guide to the classification of insects from the Spencer Museum of Entomology, University of British Columbia


  • — The World Wide Web site of the American Chemical Society
  • WebElements — “WebElements aims to be a high quality source of chemistry information on the WWW relating to the periodic table. Coverage is such that professional scientists and students at school interested in chemistry and other sciences will all find something useful.”
  • Eric Weisstein’s World of Chemistry — An encyclopedia of chemistry with formulas, illustrations and basic explanations

Earth Science

  • Earth Science World — A service of the American Geological Institute
  • Digital Library for Earth System Education — “The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.”
  • The Mineral Gallery — growing collection of mineral descriptions, images, and specimens, with several ways of accessing these descriptions. The descriptions include searchable mineralogical data, plus other information.

Inventors and Inventions

  • Inventors Hall of Fame — Concise entries on a wide group of inventors from the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
  • Famous Inventions — Brief explanations on all sorts of inventions and technolgy from
  • Pioneers of Science, Information & Our Environment — From “History…It’s Happening” by EBSCO, covering Banting & Best, Audubon, Salk, Muir, Goddard, Jobs, Gates and the human genome map.
  • Inventors & Inventions — From “History…It’s Happening” by EBSCO, covering Franklin, Bell, Morse, Ford, Whitney, Wright Brothers, Edison, refrigeration and television.


  • American Mathematical Society — Information on the professional publications, meetings and conferences and other activities of the AMS
  • Webmath — Enter your problem in the forms on the site and Webmath will not only calculate your answer but explain the process
  • Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics — “The Web’s most extensive mathematics resource”
  • UMass GANG — The Web server of the University of Massachusetts Geometry Analysis Numerics and Graphics Center
  • The Math Forum — Drexel University sponsors this well-organized, authoritative collection of materials related to mathematics education
  • Ask Dr. Math — Dr. Math, a service of the Math Forum@Drexel, answers all types of mathematical questions, and has searchable archives of previously answered questions.
  • Math League — The Math League’s mission is to bring challenging mathematics material to students


  • Physics Central — The American Physical Association maintains this website with physics information, news, features and a collection of links to recommended websites.
  • PhysicsWeb — Physics, news, jobs, and selected articles from the journal Physics World
  • Eric Weisstein’s World of Physics — An encyclopedia of physics with formulas, illustrations and basic explanations
  • Fear of Physics — Simple explanations for common real-world physics questions
  • Albert Einstein Online — A collection of biographical and critical writings about Albert Einstein, with links to his own works
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