Science can be defined as a process of recording data from controlled experiments, summarizing the results and then attempting to develop a rational theory to describe these results. Not all experiments lead to a successful theory, but yield results that cannot be summed up in a useful way.
Science fields include biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth sciences, environmental studies, and technology.
Math is closely related to science and is a necessary component of most sciences. Most branches of math do not conduct experiments, so that is why it is listed in a separate section.
The applications of successful scientific theories and applications can be astonishing. Without science, there would be no detailed environmental knowledge, electricity, space travel, air conditioning, cars, or washing machines.
There are also, some negative affects from science, such as the development of nuclear weapons and non-biodegradable plastics.
We, as a society, have choices to make on how to use these scientific developments.
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- The Paper Project Learn about the simple process of making paper using plants or natural cloth. Page includes illustrations to show the method.
- Cotton Counts Collection of educational articles about the history, growing and processing, economic impact and applications of cotton fiber.
- Ingenious: Seeing Things Differently Find debates, photographs, and articles that create insights into science and culture. Offers the opportunity to personalize image collections, web galleries, and e-cards.
- The Exploratorium A hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception in San Francisco. Site provides interactive online exhibits and exhibitions, activities, science news, and publications, general information about the museum.
- Bill Nye the Science Guy Check out the daily demo, watch a video clip or listen to an audio clips, and learn more about Bill Nye himself.
- Detecting the Truth: Fakes, Forgery and Trickery Explains why and how people have changed paintings, maps, books, and money throughout history, and shows the tools and techniques used to detect them.
- How Stuff Works Articles explain how hundreds of things work, from elements of the human body to space-age technology.
- The Black Hole Gang Learn about the science adventures of Matt, Wei Ling, Rosa, A.J., and Newton. Designed as a resource for kid-friendly science on the web.
- The Bubblesphere All about soap bubbles. Bubble blowing, solutions, history, fun, Java games, bubble machines and trivia.
- Activities and Quizzes on Science Activities, games, and quizzes on a variety of science topics. Wonderful study aid for children aged 9-13.
- Kinetic City A science radio show for kids, updated weekly. Keep up with the latest adventures of the Kinetic City Super Crew and do your own science experiments at home.
- Science Made Simple Kids get simple, detailed answers to common science questions. Plus great science projects and experiments, science news and interactive unit measurement conversions.
- Soap Bubbles: Exploratorium Explore the forces that mold bubbles, bubble recipes, books about bubbles and links to additional sites.
- The Why Files Explores the science behind the news such as why planes crash, how new diseases break out, and why athletes shouldn't use drugs.
- Kids' Place: Science Library Adventures Online science adventures for kindergarten and elementary school students.
- History Of The Universe A short history of the universe, earth, life, explained in simple terms. Begins with the big bang theory and ends with the computer age.
- Who Wants to Win a Million Dollars? - The Science Game Test your knowledge of math and science as you work your way to the million dollar level. Although the questions are real, the money, unfortunately, is not.
- The Flying Turtle Illustrated site celebrates and explains the basic scientific principles that govern both nature and human technology.
- How a Galileo Thermometer Works Illustrated tutorial explains the operation of the Galileo thermometer.
- Funky Lab Presents a mix of science information and activities, from toilets to steam engines. Includes quizzes, games, videos and articles on the science and the history of science.
- TryScience.org Features virtual field trips, virtual experiments and other interactive activities supplied by science centers around the world.
- Museum of Science and Technology Offers online exhibits, games, research topics, and tips for kids.
- Skytopia - World's Most Unanswered Science Project Collection of science questions relating to physics, chemistry, sound, music, color and light.
- The World of Agnes Pflumm Official site for the Agnes Pflumm science education novels. Includes lesson plans, science project help, integrating science and art, links science and literature, and book information. Also includes tips for kids about time management.
- The Christopher Columbus Awards Competition open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Three or four students work as a team to identify a problem in their community, research it, and use science to develop an innovative solution.
- K-12 Science Jokes And Humor Jokes organized by topic, including biology, earth science, chemistry, Einstein, math, and physics.
- Scientific Topics Contains tutorials covering physics, chemistry, sea battles, minerals, china, airplanes and philosophy.
- Strange Matter Explore the world of materials science. Investigate structure, properties, processing and performance to discover the secrets of everyday stuff.
- Propane on the Brain Experiments, games and safety tips for kids in grades K-8.
- Schoolscience National Curriculum Science Written for teachers and students of National Curriculum science in the UK. Covers some biology, chemistry, and physics topics. Well illustrated. Includes some quizzes.
- A Science Odyssey Presents the people and the discoveries of 20th century science and technology in a variety of accessible, and interactive Web features. Based on the PBS television series.
- ScienceInTheBox About the science behind Procter and Gamble's laundry and cleaning products. Research and development, safety and sustainability issues.
- Questacon The National Science and Technology Centre in Australia presents free games, quizzes and activities to explain science to children and teenagers. Includes fun experiments to try at home, as well as movies and pictures about current exhibitions.
- CAGIS - Canadian Association for Girls In Science Club for girls who get together with women scientists and do fun experiments. Site also has games and experiments to do at home.
- Magi Early Eastern Philosophers (And a Great Poet) Introduction to contributions by Al-Khwarismi, Al-Kindi, and Omar Khayyam in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, medicine, and optics. Period of time discussed is from around 680 AD to 1120 AD in the present day Middle East.
- BBC Science & Nature Useful information about humans, animals, space and the planet we live on. Includes quizzes, picture galleries, games, and news stories.
- National Science Foundation: News A multimedia gallery covering hundreds of current scientific discoveries and observations.
- Alaska Science Forum Groups of articles on a wide array of topics, like volcanoes, geology, and living in the North.
- The Field Museum Maintains exhibits and conducts research for old and new biological specimens, ancient cultural artifacts and geology. Page includes photos of exhibits, interactive map of expeditions, educational programs, and history of the facility. Located in Chicago, IL, USA.
- Natural History Museum Fun and games section that provides interactive scientific discovery experiments, such as building a volcano and taking a quiz about dinosaurs.
- Wonderville Zoom around this 3D city playing games and learning about science.
- Explain that Stuff Includes articles about science and technology, including space, computing, and nuclear power.
- Kaboom! Talks about how fireworks work, the different elements used in fireworks and how buildings are imploded.
- Discovery School: A-to-Z Science Offers homework help, articles, interactive activities, virtual tours, science fair ideas, and projects for kids.
- Adventures in Science and Technology Introduces chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and computer science.
- Interactive Science Crosswords Fill in the answers to the clues in the puzzles and learn about matter, physics, biology and environmental topics.
- Science for Kids Features facts, games, images, quizzes, and experiments.
- Paper Online Educational resource includes history of paper, discusses what paper is and has instructions to make your own paper.
- NASA Education: For Students Covers stories, pictures, careers, programs, research tools, games, and homework topics by grade, K through 12.
- Earth Rangers Environmentally themed articles and activities for kids, a chance to meet animal ambassadors, play games and protect biodiversity with the Bring Back the Wild campaign.
- Nature Detectives Hundreds of free resources to download and use at home or school.
- Patent and Trademark Office Kids' Page Learn about inventions, inventors, patents and trademarks through games, contests, calendar, and stories. For all ages.
- OLogy Learn a lot about astronomy, paleontology, and the definitions of other "ologies" on this site by taking journeys through space and the Gobi Desert. Includes games and activities and is presented by the American Museum of Natural History.
- Science Museum Features photos and details of exhibitions, as well as some educational games. Topics covers agriculture, technology, medicine, mathematics, social sciences, measurements, transportation, communications and weather.
- Ask Dr. Universe All sorts of big and small questions are answered here, and include things that puzzle kids worldwide.
- Ontario Science Centre: Science Zone Dozens of interactive science activities focus on topics ranging from the human body to computer science.
- Science HQ Tutorials and quizzes on biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and astrophysics.