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Daily / weekly activities in science:

Science Times:
The best of the New York Times weekly science section is available online. Scroll to the bottom to see more ?Science News?.

Science Q & A at the New York Times Learning Network:
Students will find a question and answer of the day, also access to archives of this feature.

Today in Energy History:
Have students click on a month of the year to view descriptions of important energy-related events that occurred during the month. Not every day of the month offers an event, but most dates do, and many of those events date back to the 1800s! High school teachers doing a unit on energy might challenge their students to do some energy history research of their own and to send to the site's Webmaster any new information they find for possible inclusion on the site. The California Energy Commission created Today in (Energy) History.


Have students check weather forecasts for their own or other regions of the world. Gather data over time and graph using a spreadsheet.

USA Today Weather:

The Weather Channel:


42explore by Annette Lamb: http://www.42explore.com/42explorescience.htm
This is a thorough overview of quality sites on the Internet for Social Studies. Science topics include earth science, life science, physical science, and air/space science.

American Museum of Natural History Presents: What?s Ology?:

For educators: http://www.amnh.org/education/resources/ology/
This site has to be seen to be believed! Interative exhibits on: Archaeology, Astronomy, Biodiversity, Einstein, Genetics, Marine Biology, Paleontology and more!

Blogs as Science Journals:


Convert Anything:
Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units, and 50,000 conversions.

Genetics for All:
Helping people understand how genetics affects their lives and society.

How ScienceStuff Works:
Brought to you by the Science Channel.

How to Write in Scientific Journal Style:

Stalking the Mysterious Microbe
Microbes pose a mystery to many, but Microbiologist Sam Sleuth is hot on their trail. Follow him to find out all about the world of Microbes from your own hands to the mighty Himalayas, landfills to oil spills, common colds to uncommon cures under microscopes and in the news.

Pieces of Science:
http://www.fi.edu/pieces/ (Best viewed in explorer)
"Pieces of Science" is an online gallery of sixteen educational resources related to a collection of historical science objects. By their nature and mission, science museums believe that primary objects can spark learning, especially when interpreted by talented teachers.

Science Magazines and TV programs Online:

Science WebWatchers:
Find science guides by gradelevel that direct you to websistes.

Windows on the Universe:
Learn about Space Weather, Space Missions, Myths, History and People, Geology, Life, Physics and access to Images and Multimedia


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