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Engineering & Technology
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General (website with information on many science and technology subjects):
Fact Monster's "Science and Technology": Complete listing of every general topic related to science and technology including these: biology, earth science, chemistry, weather, envirnoment, health & body, animals, dinosaurs, plants, computers, transportation, astronomy and space, and an ineractive periodic table. Click on topic for detailed information and related links. Use search bar if need more. For example, type in "earth" or click here, for information related specifically to planet earth such as: earth's structure, climate, rock cycle, habitats and more. This site includes information on the earth's Atmosphere  or  Layers of the Earth's Atmosphere or Atmospheric Science.
Fact Monster's "Nature Encyclopedia": facts by topic on about forty-five different life-science related topics, including plants, fish, invertebrates and mammals, and much more. Click on listed topic to find more information. You can also use the search bar to type in science topics not listed . Use the ,

Fact Monster's "States of Matter":  includes basic information about matter and links with  more detailed information about the properties of matter, the states of matter, early theories of matter and modern theory of matter.

Scholastic's Science "Study Jams": Study Jams makes it fun and easy to find out more about almost any subject related to science-- information on topics related to both physical and life science. Click on subtopic you are interested in (located in the rotating button on top). Subjects include:  plants, animals, the ecosystem, weather & climate, solar system, energy and sound,  matter, force and motion, rocks and minerals, the human body and Scientific Inquiry. In addition to learning vocabulary and basic information about each topic, the student can quiz him/herself, watch a video, and sometime engage in an interactive activityor play a game to learn about the topic.

Geography 4 Kids:This site has an introduction to physical geography and the earth sciences. Topics include: the Earth's structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere (for a start). If you're still not sure what to click, try the site map that lists all of the topics on the site. If you surf and get lost in all of the information, use the search function on the side of the pages to find specific subtopics, such as matter.
California Academy of Science: Explore Science section provides information on selected topics: scientists, nature, animals, habitats, biomes, and more with the use of images, facts, and multimedia.
Discover Kids--Discover Channel:  Explore animals, cars, dinosaurs, space, the environment, technology, natural disasters, and much more. Browse by subject to find images and videos or use the search bar.
Encyclopedia of Earth: Search on topics about animals, environment, habitats, space, health, biodiversity, ecology, matter and many more.  This site is about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.
This site may be better suited for more advanced researchers.
Inventors Hall of Fame: Browse inventors by last name or search in the search box. Explore inventors and their inventions who've been selected by their peers as the best of the best. This site is created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation. 
The National Science Digital Library: This site is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and offers a collection of websites and other online resources for students from elementary through college. There are also presentations, educational tools for the classroom, a search bar, ways to browse the collections, select specific resources by age group, and lesson plans for educators.
Science Fair Project Resource Guide- IPL Kidspace: A collection of websites that give examples of and instructions for science fair projects.

Science Fair Project Ideas- Science Buddies: Science fair project ideas. Sort by grade level and topic. Complete instructions included.

Science News for Kids: Articles on a wide variety of science topics. There is also a link to  Science Fair information "Science Fair Zone!".

Animals (click on this link to be taken to Animal websites)
Climate & Weather & Environment:

Fact Monster (database for students): contains basic information about with links to pages with more detailed information

Climate Change: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) share facts about climate, weather, and greenhouse effect.

NASA Climate-Kids: NASA kids provides links and games with information about Climate and Weather, such as Greenhouse effect, Birds and Weather, What is happening to the Ocean, Hurricanes and much more.
Environment: National Geographic provides a look at nature and the environment through images and videos, search topics, learn about natural disasters, global warming, ecosystems, and more.
Climate Change and Global Warming: Sponsored by Eco Kids: about Global Warming  & Acid Rain.

Earthquakes for Kids: Created by the USGS, this site provides information on the latest earthquakes, games, history, links to more resources, images, facts, scientists, and more.
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)- Earthquake link provides links to more information, such as facts, publications, outreach, quick links, and protection.  FEMA for Kids provides more information.
How Earthquakes Work: From How Stuff Works, this site gives facts, provides images, and videos, and explains how earthquakes work.
U.S. Geological Survey: USGS offers a look at the latest earthquake information in the United States and the World. This site provides maps, ways to prepare, what is being monitored, and research.
Endangered Species (click here to be taken to Endangered Species websites)
Energy (click here to be taken to Energy-related websites)
Engineering & Technology:
Greatest Engineering Achievements: Search the 20 modern marvels with timelines and essays.
How Products Are Made: Use the search box to find detailed information. Drawings included. Learn how products are made, what they are used for, and who invented them.
How Stuff Works: Learn how thing work from auto, communication, computer, electronics to animals, geography, health, earthquakes, and more.
Technology in America: Through the American Experience from PBS, this site shares a few pivotal inventions, plus resources on forgotten inventors. Explore videos. 
Habitats (click  here to be taken to Habitats websites)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
This website from the CDC presents information and facts on various types of diseases and conditions through the use of a search bar and A-Z index users can access information on cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, travel health, injury, violence, & safety, healthy living, emergency control, and more.
Healthline: This web search tool focuses on health information.  Healthline also allows you to search for the latest health news, and includes a health encyclopedia with information on diseases, conditions, and other health topics.

Kids Health: Full of fun and healthy facts about you. Search various topics (chickenpox, high blood pressure, Down Syndrome, etc)  using the search bar or scroll through the tabs on the left hand-side. Don't miss the Daily Brain Buzz! There are also links for Parents and Teens.

MedlinePlus: Search for facts, news, and information about your health. Find facts and websites about diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, and a wide variety of other health topics, as well as information about health resources in your town.

National Center for Infectious Diseases:
The National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provide information on many infectious diseases, how to prevent them, and other resources.
Natural Disasters: See also Earthquake and Volcanoes for more websites
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Disasters. Learn about various the types of disasters. This site also offers maps and links to assistance, recovery, and how to plan.
Forces of Nature: Created by National Geographic, this interactive site provide images, labs, case studies, maps, and information on tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanoes. Choose an image to select a force of nature.
Plants & Trees (Botany) (click here to be taken to Botany websites)
Space (click here to be taken to Space websites)
Global Volcanism Program: Search for volcanoes by region, name, or eruption date. Find images and facts on  volcanoes from around the world.

Smithsonian (Global Volcanism Program): Find a Volcano by name or region. This site provides images and facts about various volcanoes from around the world.
Smithsonian Institution: The SI/USGS provides weekly Volcanic Activity Report.
Volcano World: This site is maintained by Oregon State University. Find a Volcano section. Easy to use site includes information on current eruptions, and many volcano facts, usually accompanied with excellent graphics. Also contains volcano "movie clips" and experiments.   
World’s Most Active Volcanoes: John Seach provides information and images on volcanoes from around the world.