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How Stuff Works "Science" Search for information and video clips in a variety of topics, including Earth Science, Space, Everyday Science, and more. A Discovery Company.

Learn. Genetics T is a Genetic Science Learning Center by the University of Utah. Watch videos that explain genetics in an understandable, step by step way! In Where to Begin: Tour the Basics, DNA to Protein, Heredity and Traits and Amazing Cells. Use the Virtual Labs, compare cell size and scale, explore the neurobiology of Addiction and so much more. Explore the site by topic or title or use the Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans.

Online Science Experiments Develop an understanding of Science with online virtual experiments. High school students and college freshman can see experiments being performed and explained which helps them understand the words and concepts presented in textbooks. View Science Daily's video HERE for an explanation of online science experiments, then preview the following free websites to see what will work for your classroom.

Thinkfinity is a free, comprehensive digital learning platform built upon the merger of Verizon MarcoPolo and the Thinkfinity Literacy Network. Teachers can browse for lesson plans, interactive, activities, and more, by subject, keyword, grade or one of nine content partners like Science NetLinks and National Geographic Society. provides educational and literacy resources for students, parents, and after-school programs. With Thinkfinity training to get started!

U.S. Gov. for Science Search for information in thirty-eight databases and 1,950 selected websites, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information, including research and development results.

"Virtual Science Lab"
From the University of Virginia, this website uses leading-edge visualization software to depict science and technology affecting our daily lives. This software allows us to climb inside objects, to see fields and forces, or to zoom in on things as tiny as atoms or electrons. There are opportunities for experiments in Nano-Science, Electricity/Magnetism, Electrical Components/Circuits, and Microelectronics. Included are Lecture Notes / Supporting Animations, Simulations, and Readings.

Virtlab A virtual chemistry laboratory that provides: a visual aid for lectures, student homework that helps build insight, a supplement to laboratory exercises, opportunities for independent exploration for highly motivated students, and opportunities for thoughtful visualization for struggling students.

Webquests offer students an alternative to the traditional research project. Webquests are inquiry-oriented activities in which all or most information is drawn from the web. Explore this site for already made webquests and learn how to create your own.

*These websites are provided for information only. The Sherlock Center does not endorse these websites and is not responsible for the materials/subscriptions purchased.

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