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SUMMARY.

How to Find More on the Web

Search Engines

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 NCW 2003

Atmospheric Datasets Online (HS, C)
Provided by: David Schultz, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies.
URL: http://www.cimms.ou.edu/~schultz/data/
Browse EPA Topics (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/topics.html
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: Columbia University.
URL: http://www.ciesin.org/
Climate Change Portal (HS, C, G)
Provided by: United Nations Environment Programme.
URL: http://climatechange.unep.net/
Destination Earth: The Official Website for NASA’s Earth Science Enterprise (G)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
URL: http://www.earth.nasa.gov/
Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: DLESE.
URL: http://www.dlese.org/dds/index.jsp
Earth Today: A Digital View of Our Planet (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
URL: http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal113/earthtoday/start.htm
EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: World Resources Institute.
URL: http://earthtrends.wri.org/index.cfm
Educator Resource Center for NASA Langley Research Center (I, HS)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
URL: http://www.vasc.org/erc/index.html
EPA’s Global Warming Site (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
URL: http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/index.html
Global Warming for Kids (E, I)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/globalwarming/kids/index.html
GeoEarth.com: Portal to Exploring Earth and Its Environment
Provided by: GeoPortals.com
URL: http://earth.geoportals.com/
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Project Science (HS, C, G)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
URL: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/
Global Change Master Directory (HC, C)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
URL: http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/
GSFC Earth Sciences (GES) Distributed Active Archive Center (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: Goddard Space Flight Center, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
URL: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Guide to the Science of the Atmosphere (I, HS)
Provided by: USA Today.
URL: http://www.usatoday.com/weather/resources/basics/wworks0.htm
MetEd: Meteorology Education and Training (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
URL: http://meted.ucar.edu/
NASA Earth Observatory (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
URL: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
NASA’s Educational Links (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
URL: http://www.nas.nasa.gov/About/Education/education.html
National Library for the Environment (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: National Council for Science and the Environment
URL: http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE/
National Space Society Links (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: National Space Society.
URL: http://www.nss.org/spacelinks/index.html
One Sky Many Voices (E, I, HS)
Provided by: The University of Michigan.
URL: http://onesky.engin.umich.edu/
Planetary Photojournal (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
URL: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/
Science is Fun (G)
Provided by: Prof. Bassam Z. Shakashiri, The University of Wisconsin.
URL: http://www.scifun.org/
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum — Education Links (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: Smithsonian Institution.
URL: http://www.nasm.si.edu/help/links/edulinks.cfm
The Space Science Education Resource Directory (E, I, HS)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
URL: http://teachspacescience.stsci.edu/cgi-bin/ssrtop.plex
SpaceRef.com: Space News As It Happens (I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: SpaceRef Interactive.
URL: http://www.spaceref.com/
Trends Online: A Compendium of Data on Global Change (HS, C, G)
Provided by: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center.
URL: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/trends.htm
National Center for Atmospheric Research — Education and Outreach (E, I, HS, C)
Provided by: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
URL: http://eo.ucar.edu/
Visible Earth: A Searchable Directory of Images, Visualizations, and Animations of the Earth (G)
Provided by: U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
URL: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/
Weather Education (E, I, HS)
Provided by: U.S. National Weather Service.
URL: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/edures.htm
WindAndSea: The Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Locator (HS, C, G)
Provided by: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
URL: http://www.lib.noaa.gov/docs/wind/windandsea.html
Windows to the Universe (E, I, HS)
Provided by: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
URL: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/windows3.html

For Educators and Students

Academic Info: Your Gateway to Quality Educational Resources (C)
Provided by: Academic Info.
URL: http://www.academicinfo.net/index.html
ACS — Education (E, I, HS, C, G)
Provided by: The American Chemical Society.
URL: http://portal.acs.org/portal/PublicWebSite/education/index.htm
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/
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/