Homework Help - Math & Science
The library's reference staff can help you find materials to check out or use in the library to help with homework assignments. In addition, try these web sites for frequently asked homework questions about science topics:
ARKive - The world's centralised digital library of films, photographs and associated recordings of species, accessible to all via the world wide web.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Digital Library - This wonderful collection of wildlife images is easy to search. Photos, illustrations, and other image types are included.
MegaConverter 2 - Instantly convert from unit to another, e.g. inches to meters, Fahrenheit to Celsius, etc.
It is Rocket Science - celebrates the wonders of science and is a destination dedicated to bringing science to life for people of all ages!
New Scientist.Com - Articles and information cover a wide variety of the latest issues and controversies in science today
African Americans in Science - An excellent collection of biographies, indexed alphabetically or by profession.
Chemical Elements - Click on an element's symbol in this interactive periodic table to learn more about that element. Includes nicely illustrated atomic structure models.
Environmental Chemistry.com's Periodic Table - Click on an element's symbol or atomic number to learn more. Elements can be sorted according to their characteristics and properties.
Los Alamos National Laboratory's Periodic Table of the Elements - Click on an element's symbol or atomic number to learn more. Includes information about each element's uses and the origin of its name.
Web Elements - Download a free printable version of the periodic table
Web Soil Survey from the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Select a state to obtain soil data and information for that area. Data available for one soil survey area at a time.
Wolfram Alpha - answer questions; do math; instantly get facts, calculators, unit conversions, and real-time quantitative data and statistics; and more.
Coolmath.com - Dedicated to making mathematics enjoyable, this site offers great examples to help explain concepts like fractions and exponentials. Also check out the amazing calculator page.
How Much is That? - Track and compare the purchasing power of the dollar through time; track inflation and exchange rates
Math.com - Games, practice exercises, calculators, tables, and formulas.
Counting Money - Learn how to count money
Science Fair Projects and Science Experiments
About.com Science Fair Project Ideas - Links to many valuable sites with science fair project ideas.
Bill Nye's NyeLabs.com - Website companion to the TV show. Click on Home Demos for experiments you can try at home.
Experimental Science Projects: An Introductory Level Guide - This site guides you through all the steps involved in creating a science project. It even includes a link to a sample science project so you can see the steps in action.
Newton's Apple - From the PBS TV show, experiments you can try at home.
San Francisco Exploratorium's Science Snacks - Snacks are miniature science exhibits you can make using common, inexpensive, easily available materials.
Science Buddies - Hands on Science Resources for Home and School
Science Fair Central - From Discovery.com, everything you need to know about creating a science fair project.