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General Science Sites

Study Jams! - from Scholastic - great videos, slideshows and on-line quizzes

Science Podcasts
DragonflyTV podcasts - from PBS Kids
National Geographic Podcasts - Download the latest nature and science news, eye-opening photography, audio travel guides, classic video clips, world music coverage, and wild animal adventures with National Geographic's free podcasts
NOVA Podcasting - from the PBS television show - 4 different podcasts to which you can subscribe
NASA Podcasting

Create a Graph - select the type of graph, enter your data, label the axes, click a button and you have a graph!

Kinetic City - a collection of science experiments, games and projects to enjoy online and away from the computer.

Science Videos - videos from CNN about many science topics, compiled by Harcourt Publishers

Powers of Ten - View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree . After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.

The Why Files  Every week, check out a fresh story. "In brief" gives a quick taste of a savory science discovery. "Features" are in-depth explorations of the science behind the headlines.

Unit Conversions - conversions for everything - from temperature to clothing size!

Who Wants to Win a Million Dollars! Test your knowledge of math and science as you work your way to the million dollar level! Although the questions you will answer are real, the money, unfortunately, is not. (from the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility)

Extreme Science   "Ever wondered what the biggest, baddest and the best are in the natural world? Check out the gallery of world records in science and meet some of the way cool scientists who are out on the edge studying this stuff!"

Great Ideas and Advice for Science Projects - contains over 70 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content

How Stuff Works  The title says it all!

Great Canadian Scientists

Inventions and Innovations

The Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame

The Great Idea Finder  is a place to explore the exciting world of innovation. Whether you're a student, teacher, writer, inventor, history buff, or just looking for innovative consumer products, you'll find things you can use here. 

Invention Dimension Invention of the Week and many other invention related links and resources.

Wacky Patent of the Month is devoted to recognizing selected inventors and their remarkable and unconventional patented inventions.

Technology at Home  From PBS Online  How much time do you spend at your computer? How about listening to CDs or the radio? Watching TV? When was the last time you used a microwave oven? Try to imagine going through a day without these items. They all make use of technologies developed in the 20th century.  This activity lets you go back through the century to find out when everyday items such as these first appeared in homes.

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