General Resources

  • NSF Discoveries (Link)
    NSF's public investment in science, engineering, education and technology helps to create knowledge and sustain prosperity. Read (and serach and even RSS stream!) here about the Internet, microbursts, Web browsers, extrasolar planets, and more... a panoply of discoveries and innovations that began with NSF support.
  • Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) Project (Link)
    This site is meant for teachers, but we think you are smart enough to figure that out AND still be able to find good things here. Go to the search tools on the far right and you can really hone in on your topic and question.
  • Exploratorium (Link)
    Online since 1993, the Exploratorium was one of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. The site now contains over 18 thousand award-winning Web pages exploring hundreds of different topics.
  • Exploring the Environment (Link)
    The vision of the ETE online series is to promote science-literate and reflective students who are knowledgeable of the earth's processes and their responsibilities for stewardship.
  • The Why Files (Link)
    Ten years of archives and interactives on a wide range of science topics.
  • Mad Scientist Network (Link)
    MadSci Network represents a collective cranium of scientists providing answers to your questions. For good measure we provide a variety of oddities and other ends as well. Visit the archives: >36,000 answered questions at your fingertips!
  • Ask a Scientist - Biology (Link)
    Ask a Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute is an easy way to get answers to your biology questions. Browse through the question archives, or submit a question of your own!
  • Ask a Scientist - Argonne National Lab (Link)
  • Ask a Scientist - SCORE (California Scientists) (Link)
    Here is yet again another listing of scientists who are ready to help your team. Be sure to "do you homework" before asking a question that might already have an answer somewhere in these kinds of archives!
  • Ask a Scientist - Geology (Link)
    Do you have a question about volcanoes, earthquakes, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, or rivers?
  • Ask a Scientist - Scientific American (Link)
    Scientific American magazine has an "ask the experts" section and archive of answered questions.
  • How Stuff Works (Link)
    This site is a very broad survey of just about everything - so don't expect depth. But perhaps you can ask it a question that will help lead you to initial answers and deeper questions!
  • MentorNet (Link)
    MentorNet is the award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network that addresses the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and other underrepresented groups. Founded in 1997, MentorNet provides highly motivated protégés from many of the world's top colleges and universities with positive, one-on-one, email-based mentoring relationships with mentors from industry and academia.
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A (Link)
    This is a great site full of scolarly articles and the latest information.
  • Virtual Science Courseware (Link)
    Exploratory activities in the earth and life sciences that are aligned to state and National Science Education Standards, especially for high school classrooms. The Virtual Courseware Project is supported by grants from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the California State University.