- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration maintains a
wealth of information on astronomy and space exploration.
This information is actually spread over dozens of sites
and includes NASA TV, multimedia, stunning photos and activities
for children of all ages. It's a huge collection of information,
so you might have to do several searches to find what you want.
- This is a
great way to keep up with space in the news. This is a
commercial website with lots of content, but it is very
well organized, and some of their slide shows are just
Biology at About.com
About.com has a wealth of information written by outstanding
teachers and/or experts in their field that provide lots of
information for students and those who are just interested in
the subject. This, along with several other 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
certainly worth checking out if you are just getting started.
There are also some excellent experiments.
Chemistry at Answers.com
- This site also has a wealth of information on beginning
chemistry as well as some great experiments to try. Check
- Another of the About.com sites.
- The United
State Geological Survey is the U.S. government agency
responsible for the study of all things related to geology.
Just as with NASA above, and NOAA below, there is a wealth
of information, and your biggest challenge may simply be to find
what you need. But the search is half the fun!
What can we say other than some of
the best teachers have collected some of the best information?
- Otherwise known
as the National Oceanograhic and Atmospheric Administration,
this is the agency responsible for public weather forecasting in
the United States. NOAA has many sites nationwide with a
lot of material for both students and teachers, and this is the
starting point for all that information. Start by clicking
on "NOAA Education."
- These are from the "The
Exploratorium Science Snacks" website.
- This site was
suggested by a Science Notebook user and explains some of
the math and technical terms used in the study of everyday
objects powered by electricity.
- This site contains a complete
textbook covering basic electricity and electronics. It is
probably geared more toward older students.
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 better that
amateur radio. And the best place to learn about amateur
radio in the U.S. is the ARRL website.
The TEARA-SCARS Volunteer
- In the U.S., amateur radio exams
are administered by accredited volunteer examiner teams.
One such team, located in eastern North Carolina, has some great
pages on the Triangle East Amateur Radio Association's new
website. And their "Links of Interest to All Hams" page is
- Here you will find a series of lessons on electricity and
electronics that are geared toward preparing for for an amateur
radio license. The theory portion is applicable
- This is the absolute best site for
anyone who wants to know how the items we use everyday works.
Browse and learn!
Morse Code and Radio for Kinds and
- The owner of this commercial site has
gathered some excellent reources and information and resources
aimed primarily at folks, but some of us "old timers" on the
Science Notebook staff, thoroughly enjoyed them as well.
Learn Morse Code
- Go to this link to get a free
Morse code trainer that teaches you to receive Morse code by
sound. If you learn to receive it, 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!
The author's site is in German by default, but this link will
take you to an English version.
- This free Morse code trainer will teach you how
to receive Morse code via radio under realistic conditions.
Use one of the trainers to above to learn the code, and
then "graduate" to this one.
free program that converts typed text into Morse code is
available on this site. It won't really help you learn all
that much, but 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
nautical flags once you have memorized them.
Semaphore flags information
- This Boy Scout site has lots of great information for anyone
who wants to learn Semaphore signaling.
- Queensland College - This site
contains a wealth of experiments based on the 1979 edition of
the "New UNESCO Source Book for Science Teaching." For
many years, this material has provided teachers and
experimenters with instructions on how to make science equipment
from common items.
- This site, maintained by
"International Council of Associations for Science Education"
contains an archive of the UNESCO guidebooks on its old
site. Much of the content of the "School Science Lessons"
site comes from these guides. You can still download these
guides in .pdf form, but since ICASE has moved to a
new site,this link could go away at any time. If you are a
teacher or 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 Teaching." is available
here. This book contains much of the information found on
the previous two sites, and is an excellent resource for the
student or experimenter.
- This site allows you to print out a
variety of science related models and to then cut and glue them
together. Check out the sundial, globe and dinosaurs!
And if you enjoy this sort of thing, be sure to plug
"paper models" into your favorite search engine. There are
tons of free paper models online.
The Science Toymaker Page
a few neat projects, and most are very simple. I wish I'd
thought of some of these. Check it out!
Other Great Sites For
Science Experiments and Activities
are probably hundreds, if not thousands of sites like
this online, but here are a few of the favorites of The
Science Notebook staff.
"Science Hobbyist" - This site has a little something
for everybody. You'll find all kinds of
information for science projects appropriate for all
Amateur Scientists - There was a time when ordinary
citizens could make significant contributions to
science. This group believes that time is now, 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
your parents (or grandparents) used to do when they were
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