- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration maintains a
of information on astronomy and space exploration. This
information is actually spread over dozens of sites and includes
TV, multimedia, stunning photos and activities for children of
ages. It's a huge collection of information, so you might have
several seaches to find what you want.
- This is a great way to keep up with space in the news. This is
commercial website with lots of content, but it is very
organized, and some of their slide shows are just outstanding!
Biology at About.com
- About.com has a wealth of information written by outstanding
and/or experts in their
field that provide lots of information for students and those
just interested in the subject. This, along with several
About.com sites are given here just because they are so good!
Chemistry at About.com
- This site covers the fundamentals of chemistry and is
checking out if you are just getting started. There are
- Another of the About.com sites.
- The United State Geological Survey is the U.S. government
responsible for the study of all things related to geology.
as with NASA above, and NOAA below, there is a wealth of
and your biggest challenge may simply be to find what you need.
But the search is half the fun!
at About.com -
What can we say other than some
of the best teachers have collected some of the best
- Otherwise known as the National Oceanograhic and Atmospheric
Administration, this is the agency responsible for public
forecasting in the United States. NOAA has many sites
with a lot of material for both students and teachers, and this
starting point for all that information. Start by clicking
Simple Electricity Experiments
- These are from
the "The Exploratorium Science Snacks" website.
- This site was suggested by a Science Notebook user and
of the math and technical terms used in the study of
objects powered by electricity.
in Electric Circuits
- This site contains a complete textbook covering basic
electronics. It is probably geared more toward older
Electronics For Kids
- A nice collection of simple electronics experiments.
American Radio Relay League
- If you are interested in electronics as a hobby, you can't do
that amateur radio. And the best place to learn about
radio in the U.S. is the ARRL website.
The TEARA Volunteer Examiner Team
- In the U.S., amateur radio exams are administered by
accredited volunteer examiner teams. One such team, located
eastern North Carolina, has a great website with additional
radio resources. Click on the "Resources" link.
- Here you will find a series of lessons on electricity and
that are geared toward preparing for for an amateur radio
The theory portion is applicable everywhere.
- This is the absolute best site
for anyone who wants to know how the items we use everyday
Browse and learn!
Learn Morse Code
- Go to this link to get a free Morse code trainer that
you to receive Morse code by sound. If you learn to
you will have no problem sending it!
Learning Morse Code Podcast Podcasts
series of free podcasts will take you through learning the code
step by step!
- Another good free Morse code trainer is found on this site.
This one features a kitty cat doing the sending!
author's site is in German by default, but this link will take
an English version.
- This free Morse code trainer will teach you how to receive
via radio under realistic conditions. Use one of the
above to learn the code, and then "graduate" to this one.
- A free program that converts typed text into Morse code is
on this site. It won't really help you learn all that
it will help you hear what the code is supposed to sound like.
- The free program on this site teaches you how to receive
Morse code by flashing light.
- The free program on this site will train you to recognize
flags once you have memorized them.
- This Boy Scout site has lots of
great information for anyone who wants to learn Semaphore
- Queensland College - This site contains a wealth of
on the 1979 edition of the "New UNESCO Source Book for Science
Teaching." For many years, this material has provided
and experimenters with instructions on how to make science
from common items.
site, maintained by "International Council of Associations for
Education" contains an archive of the UNESCO guidebooks on its
site. Much of the content of the "School Science Lessons"
comed from these guides. You can still download these
guides in .pdf form, but since ICASE has moved to a
site,this link could go away at any time. If you are a
serious hobbyist, I strongly urge you to download this
information while you can.
- A pdf scan of the 1973 "New UNESCO
Source Book for Science
available here. This book contains much of the information
on the previous two sites, and is an excellent resource for the
- This site allows you to print out a variety of science related
and to then cut and glue them together. Check out the
globe and dinosaurs! And if you enjoy this sort of thing,
to plug "paper models" into your favorite search engine.
are tons of free paper models online.
The Science Toymaker Page
- quite a few neat projects, and most are very simple. I wish
thought of some of these. Check it out!
Other Great Sites For
Science Experiments and Activities
hundreds, if not thousands of sites like this online,
but here are a
few of the favorites of The Science
"Science Hobbyist" -
This site has a little something for everybody.
kinds of information for science projects appropriate
for all ages.
for Amateur Scientists -
There was a time when ordinary citizens could make
contributions to science. This group believes that
and their membership is proving it.
You Can Make In Your Kitchen -
This site pays tribute to the science experiments and
tricks of days
gone by. You can still do many of them, just like
(or grandparents) used to do when they were kids!
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