science, go to our Health
page. Science-related jobs can be found on our Careers
and Jobs page.Additional
science information can be found in our collection of reference e-books: from
Resources page, select "Infobase Ebooks" or "Britannica
Ebooks", type in your Pottsville
Library card number, and choose from different topics.
-- web site for
a daily science radio series; shows are available in script form, and give
brief explanations of things in the science world, such as why we can see
the moon in the daytime and what happens to fish when lightning hits water
Encyclopedia of Earth
-- Start here for expert (but nontechnical) articles on biology, ecology, the
environment, the atmosphere, and much more, all aimed at students and the
How Stuff Works,
-- A huge collection of articles where you can learn how things like engines,
lightning, bridges, and water towers work. You can also find out about
computers, cars, and things around the house by clicking on the other tabs at
the top of the screen.
links to recent
scientific discoveries published in online journals, in various fields
this site provides
one-stop searching for science-related publications and information from 15 federal
agencies, 55 databases, and over 2100 selected websites. Topics range from
biology to energy to health to agriculture.
Sea and Sky --
explore the sea
and its creatures, and the solar system and beyond
Web Elements --
Table on the WWW; click on an element in the periodic table for details
about that individual element
The Why? Files:
Science Behind the News. Note that this site lost its funding at the beginning
of 2016 when the University of Wisconsin-Madison carried out budget cuts, so
this site is primarily useful as an archive now.
Animals, Birds and Insects
Information -- sponsored by SeaWorld Education Dept.; the Animal Info Books and Animal Bytes
sections are great for homework projects on marine and other animals, or you can
have fun listening to the Animal Sounds Library
Butterflies and Moths of North America --
the best part of this site is the listing of butterflies
by state: click on "Map Search" and then on Pennsylvania from the map, and see a list of
butterflies that have been found in PA. Even better, select Schuylkill
County from the Pennsylvania map for an even more local listing! For each butterfly, you can see
one or pictures of it plus get a variety of information about it.
International Crane Foundation --
located in Wisconsin, this organization "works worldwide to conserve cranes
and the wetland and grassland ecosystems on which they depend." Check out
the "Species Guide" for pictures, facts, and a variety of maps
concerning cranes around the world.
National Wildlife Federation --
link to read Ranger Rick magazine, look up details on bears, antelope and
salmon, or find out what you can do to help our animal friends.
National Zoo --
This fantastic zoo
is located in Washington, DC; watch the pandas or tigers with the live webcams, or take a virtual tour of the zoo.
WWF Global Network (World Wildlife
Fund) -- collection includes factsheets, a photo gallery, and other useful
Geology and Earth Science News Information --
whether you are curious
about tsunamis, fascinated with volcanoes, terrified of earthquakes, or just
need a geology dictionary, this site has a variety resources about the earth
we live on
-- publications and information from the US Geological Survey which you can read
-- Whether you want to read articles from the print magazine, print out maps of
China, view photos from other countries, or plan an
adventure vacation, this site has a lot to offer!
weekly journal of science.
Popular Science --
this magazine may be best
known for its look at the future and past of science and scientific discoveries.
Science News --
newsmagazine with topics from quarks to
the therapeutic properties of chocolate
Buddies -- Over 1,000 science
project ideas, from food to robots, from human behavior to chemistry to
weather, from simple to complex, for students from kindergarten to high
school. Note that site also sells project kits, but the kits are not
required for all projects.
Science Club --
for projects, plus links to other sites with science fair project ideas
and fun science sites
Projects in Agriculture -- This
page has a large number of science projects involving agriculture – no
farm required! Chemistry, botany, and zoology are just some of the subjects
Science Projects -- Over 400
science projects written by a musician and philosopher and checked by
various scientists. Most of the projects require supervision by an adult.
-- Find Local Air Quality Conditions, both current and forecasted. Note that
only larger cities and metropolitan areas are included; check the state map for
overall conditions in Schuylkill County and other smaller communities.
Comet Shoemaker-Levy --
photos of the comet that crashed into Jupiter in July 1994 and find out what
scientists learned from the event
Your Sky --
latitude and longitude (or select Philadelphia, the nearest city), and
see a sky map for your area! (Use World Atlas Latitude
and Longitude Finder to find your correct latitude and longitude using your