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How to find additional web resources for the American Chemical Society's celebration of Earth Day.

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Internet Guides, Search Tools, and Web Design
Provided by: Librarians Index to the Internet
URL: http://lii.org/search/file/netsearch
Recommended Search Tools
URL: http://lii.org/search/file/searchtools

Subject Directories

Merits of using a directory instead of a search engine include: (1) Quick access to a manageable number of professionally pre-selected high quality resources. (2) An easily understood reference subject system or basic classification for searching, with clearly defined subjects. (3) Universal search terms prevent typing and spelling errors, homonym/synonym and singular/plural confusion. (4) References to related search terms. (5) Annotations and ratings by colleagues within the profession. (6) Easy browsing within a specialty. (7) Regularly checked links, which reduces the chance of missing links. (8) No language barrier (information is provided in various languages). (9) Independent specialized referrals, which ensure a larger degree of objectivity, as compared to information found via search engines and popular directories.

Key: P = Preschool, E = Elementary (K-5), I = Intermediate (6-8), HS = High School (9-12), C = College, G = General Public

For Earth Day 2004

EcoPortal. (G)
An information gateway empowering the movement for environmental sustainability.
URL: http://www.eco-portal.com/
EE Link: Environmental Education on the Internet, from the North American Association for Environmental Education. (G)
Links to comprehensive information about environmental issues.
URL: http://www.eelink.net/
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence, from the U.S. Department of Education. (E, I, HS, G)
More than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of Federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find. The result of that work is the FREE web site.
URL: http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html
FedStats. (G)
FedStats is the new window on the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government.
URL: http://www.fedstats.gov/
FedStats > Kid's Pages. (E, I, HS)
These statistical agencies provide special webpages for kids in elementary through high school. The webpages include fun facts, games, project ideas, and career information.
URL: http://www.fedstats.gov/kids.html
FirstGov.gov > Environment, Energy and Agriculture, from the U.S. General Services Administration. (G)
URL: http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/Environment_Agriculture.shtml
FirstGov for Kids, from the Federal Citizens Information Center. (E, I, HS)
U.S. government interagency Kids' Portal that provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.
URL: http://www.kids.gov/
Freshwater UNEP.Net, from the United Nations Environment Programme. (G)
UNEP.Net, the United Nations Environment Network, is a global portal to authoritative environmental information based on themes and regions. The Freshwater portal covers key issues, resources, assessments, and announcements.
URL: http://freshwater.unep.net/
GEM: The Gateway to Educational Materials, from the U.S. Department of Education. (P, E, I, HS, G)
Offers a database of more than 24,000 education resources across more than 400 web sites. Provides one-stop, any-stop access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet.
URL: http://thegateway.org/
Global Change Master Directory: A Directory of Earth Sciences Data, from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (HS, C, G)
This web site provides descriptions of Earth science data sets and services relevant to global change research. The GCMD database includes descriptions of data sets covering agriculture, the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and oceans, snow and ice, geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, and human dimensions of global change.
URL: http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/
PSIgate: Physical Sciences Information Gateway, from the Resource Discovery Network. (HS, C, G)
PSIgate is a free service that offers access to high quality Web resources in the physical sciences; there are currently 9627 resources in astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, materials sciences, physics, and science history and policy.
URL: http://www.psigate.ac.uk/newsite/
TERC, from TERC. (E, I, HS)
TERC is a not-for-profit education research and development organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to improve mathematics, science and technology teaching and learning.
URL: http://www.terc.edu/
Water Librarians' Home Page, from Robert Teeter. (HS, C, G)
Serving water scientists, engineers, and librarians since 1996, this page contains links to resources that Robert has found useful in his work as a librarian in a California water agency.
URL: http://www.interleaves.org/~rteeter/waterlib.html
The Water Portal (UNESCO), from the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization. (I, HS, C, G)
The UNESCO Water Portal is intended to enhance access to information related to freshwater available on the World Wide Web.
URL: http://www.unesco.org/water/
WaterGenius.com. (G)
Gateway and complete search engine of the water industry.
URL: http://www.watergenius.com/
The Why Files, from the University of Wisconsin. (I, HS)
Science touches our lives in countless ways yet people often think science is relevant only to a white-coated, lab-dwelling elite. This site portrays science as a critical human endeavor conducted by ordinary people, using news and current events as springboards to explore science, health, environment and technology.
URL: http://whyfiles.org/
Yahooligans! The Web Guide for Kids > Science and Nature > The Environment > Water, from Yahoo!. (E, I, HS, G)
Web sites on aquifers, bodies of water, hydropower, oceanography, water cycle, water pollution, watersheds, and wetlands.
URL: http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/science_and_nature/the_earth/environment/Water/

For Educators and Students

Academic Info: Your Gateway to Quality Educational Resources (C)
Provided by: Academic Info.
URL: http://www.academicinfo.net/index.html
Awesome Library: Education Directory (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: Dr. R. Jerry Adams
URL: http://www.awesomelibrary.org/
BBC A to Z Index (E, I, HS, G, G)
Provided by: British Broadcasting Service.
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/a-z/w.shtml
Blue Web’n (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: SBC Knowledge Network Explorer.
URL: http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/bluewebn/
BBCi Learning (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: British Broadcasting Service.
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/
ACS — Education (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: The American Chemical Society.
URL: http://portal.acs.org/portal/PublicWebSite/education/index.htm
Common Molecules Collection (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: Indiana University.
URL: http://www.reciprocalnet.org/common/index.html
DiscoverySchool.com (E, I, HS)
Provided by: Discovery Channel.
URL: http://school.discovery.com/
Education Planet (E, I, HS)
Provided by: Education Planet, Inc.
URL: http://www.educationplanet.com/
Education Resources Information Center (E, I, HS)
Provided by: U.S. Department of Education.
URL: http://www.eric.ed.gov/
Education World (E, I, HS)
Provided by: Education World, Inc.
URL: http://www.education-world.com/
ENC Online: Eisenhower Clearinghouse (E, I, HS)
Provided by: Ohio State University.
URL: http://www.enc.org/
Frank Potter’s Science Gems (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: Frank Potter.
URL: http://sciencegems.com/
FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (E, I, HS)
Provided by: U.S. Department of Education.
URL: http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html
GEM: The Gateway to Educational Materials (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: The U.S. Department of Education.
URL: http://www.thegateway.org/
High School Hub (HS)
Provided by: Schmidel & Wojcik: Educational Web Weavers.
URL: http://highschoolhub.org/hub/hub.cfm
InfoMine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections (C)
Provided by: The University of California at Riverside.
URL: http://infomine.ucr.edu/
Instructional Materials in Science Education (E, I, HS)
Provided by: North Carolina State University.
URL: http://www.ncsu.edu/imse/
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators (E, I, HS)
Provided by: DiscoverySchool.com
URL: http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/
Lawrence Hall of Science: Publications and Products (E, I, HS)
Provided by: Lawrence Hall of Science.
URL: http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/Publications/
LearnNet (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: Royal Society of Chemistry.
URL: http://www.chemsoc.org/networks/learnnet/
Math and Science Gateway (HS)
Provided by: Cornell University.
URL: http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Services/Education/Gateways/Math_and_Science
MERLOT: The Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (C)
Provided by: MERLOT.
URL: http://taste.merlot.org/
Michigan Teacher Network (P, E, I, HS)
Provided by: Merit Network.
URL: http://mtn.merit.edu/
NSDL: National Science Digital Library (E, I, HS)
Provided by: National Science Digital Library
URL: http://nsdl.org/
The NSDL Internet Scout Reports (E, I, HS)
Provided by: The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
URL: http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/NSDL/
National Science Education Standards (E, I, HS)
Provided by: National Academic Press.
URL: http://books.nap.edu/html/nses/index.html
The National Science Teacher’s Association (E, I, HS)
Provided by: The National Science Teacher's Association.
URL: http://www.nsta.org/
The New York Times Learning Network (E, I, HS)
Provided by: The New York Times.
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/learning/index.html
ORC: Ohio Resource Center for Science, Mathematics, and Reading (P, E, I, HS)
Provided by: Eisenhower National Clearinghouse.
URL: http://www.ohiorc.org/
PBS: Teacher Source (P, E, I, HS)
Provided by: PBS.
URL: http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/sci_tech.htm
Resources for Chemistry Educators
Provided by: Simon Fraser University.
URL: http://www.chem1.com/chemed/
Science Education Gateway (E, I, HS)
Provided by: The University of California at Berkeley.
URL: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SegwayEd/index.html
Science Learning Network (E, I)
Provided by: Science Learning Network.
URL: http://www.sln.org/index.html
Science Video on the Web (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: The Vega Science Trust.
URL: http://www.vega.org.uk/info/links/webvideo.php
ScienceNetLinks (E, I, HS)
Provided by: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
URL: http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/
SMETE Digital Library (E, I, HS, C)
Provided by: SMETE (Science, Math, Engineering and Technology Explorers) Open Federation
URL: http://www.smete.org/
TERC Math and Science Learning
Provided by: TERC.
URL: http://www.terc.edu/
ThinkQuest
Provided by: Oracle Help Us Help Foundation.
URL: http://www.thinkquest.org/
The Why Files: Science Behind the News (I, HS)
Provided by: The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
URL: http://whyfiles.org/

For Kids

Ask for Kids
Provided by: IAC Search and Media.
URL: http://www.askforkids.com/
CyberSleuth Kids Search the Internet
Provided by: Cybersleuth Kids.
URL: http://cybersleuth-kids.com/
The Exploratorium
Provided by: The Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception.
URL: http://www.exploratorium.edu/
FirstGov for Kids — Science & Math
Provided by: U.S. General Services Administration.
URL: http://www.kids.gov/k_science.htm
Frank Potter’s Science Gems
Provided by: Frank Potter.
URL: http://sciencegems.com/
Great Web Sites for Kids
Provided by: American Library Association.
URL: http://www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites/amazing.html
Jill Demby’s Kids Excellent Web Links
Provided by: CyberComm’s Online Services.
URL: http://users.tellurian.com/teach/index.html
Kids Hub
Provided by: Schmidel & Wojcik: Educational Web Weavers.
URL: http://kidshub.org/kids/kids.cfm
Kids.Net.Au: Search Engine Just for Kids
Provided by: Kids.Net.Au
URL: http://www.kids.net.au/
Kidspace: Math and Science
Provided by: Internet Public Library.
URL: http://www.ipl.org/kidspace/browse/mas0000
KidsClick! Web Search for Kids by Librarians
Provided by: KidsClick!
URL: http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/
Kidtastic
Provided by: Kidtastic
URL: http://www.kidtastic.com/search/websearch/index.html
One Sky Many Voices
Provided by: The University of Michigan.
URL: http://onesky.engin.umich.edu/
Surfing the Net with Kids
Provided by: Barbara J. Feldman.
URL: http://www.surfnetkids.com/
The Why Files: Science Behind the News
Provided by: The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
URL: http://whyfiles.org/
Yahooligans! The Web Guide for Kids
Provided by: Yahoo! Inc.
URL: http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/

For More Info

About.com
Provided by: About, Inc.
URL: http://www.about.com/
Academic Info: Your Gateway to Quality Educational Resources
Provided by: Academic Info.
URL: http://www.academicinfo.net/
Alexa
Provided by: Alexa Internet.
URL: http://www.alexa.com/
BUBL Information Service
Provided by: Strathclyde University, Scotland.
URL: http://bubl.ac.uk/
Chemistry.org
Provided by: American Chemical Society.
URL: http://www.chemistry.org/
Complete Planet (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: BrightPlanet Corp.
URL: http://www.completeplanet.com/
direct search
Provided by: Gary Price.
URL: http://www.freepint.com/gary/direct.htm
DMOZ: Open Directory Project
Provided by: Netscape.
URL: http://www.dmoz.com/
Galaxy Search Engine and Directory
Provided by: LOGIKA Corporation.
URL: http://www.galaxy.com/
InfoMine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Provided by: The University of California at Riverside.
URL: http://infomine.ucr.edu/
Internet Public Library
Provided by: The University of Michigan.
URL: http://www.ipl.org/
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
Provided by: The Library of California.
URL: http://lii.org/
The National Academies Press
Provider: The National Academies
URL: http://www.nap.edu/
Nova: Science Programming on Air and Online (I, HS, C, G)
Provider: PBS.org
URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/
PSIGate: Physical Sciences Information Gateway
Provided by: The Resource Discovery Network (http://www.rdn.ac.uk/)
URL: http://www.psigate.ac.uk/newsite/
SciCentral: Gateway to the Best Scientific Research News Sources
Provided by: SciQuest, Inc.
URL: http://www.scicentral.com/
Science.gov: FirstGov for Science
Provided by: U.S. Department of Energy.
URL: http://www.science.gov/
The Scout Report
Provided by: The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
URL: http://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/Current/
The WWW Virtual Library
Provided by: The WWW Virtual Library.
URL: http://vlib.org/
Yahoo!
Provided by: Yahoo! Inc.
URL: http://www.yahoo.com/