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Science Web Links
Useful websites compiled by Belvedere-Tiburon librarians.

ABAG Earthquake Maps and Information
Earthquake preparedness information from the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Biology Online
Featuring a biology dictionary and tutorials on topics like cell biology and adaptation.

Endangered Species
Information about endangered species worldwide, including introductory material, species lists, and a list of extinct species.

Environmental Organizations Online - World Directory
Directory of national and international organizations active in protecting the earth's resources. Includes governmental and nongovernmental organizations and programs.

Food and Nutrition Information Center
U.S. Federal Government guide to nutrition publications available over the Web, covering subjects ranging from adolescence to weight control.

How Stuff Works
Helpful tutorials on the workings of hundreds of machines and technologies, from CD burners to turbochargers.

Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing free instructional videos and other resources. Math and science learning materials are particularly strong.

Math Forum
Resources by subject for teachers and students of all grade levels, plus discussion groups and "Ask Dr. Math."

Gateway to resources provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, including news, mission information, photos, and sections for kids and students.

National Science Digital Library
Comprehensive online source for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education funded by the National Science Foundation.

National Weather Service
Featuring current weather warnings and current radar and satellite images for the United States.

New York Times: Science
The latest science article from The New York Times; may require free registration.

Excellent resource for physics and astronomy news, reference materials, directories, and discussion boards.

Recent Earthquakes in the Bay Area
Individual earthquakes are shown on a map and in a list lower down on the page. Presented by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Science Daily
Award-winning resource for the latest news in medicine, technology, and the environment.

Science Resource Center (In-Library use only)
Science Resource Center (Access from home or work; Belvedere & Tiburon residents only)
A one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. SRC's focus is on topics and concepts taught in school classrooms.
Gateway to information produced by U.S. government science agencies. Includes selected Web sites and searchable databases of technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, and other material.

Scientific American
Daily science news plus a selection of articles from Scientific American magazine and an "Ask the Experts" area.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Tracking worldwide earthquake activity. Presented by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Views of the Solar System
Illustrated tour of the solar system, with information on the Sun and all of the planets.

Current information on volcanoes all over the world and even on other worlds. Excellent photos and links to volcano videos.

WebElements Periodic Table
An interactive periodic table with detailed information on every element.
A global science gateway to national and international science databases and portals.