Moffat Library Databases: Science
Science is the observation, organization, and testing of nature in order to build knowledge and make accurate predictions about the universe. Ranging as far back as ancient China, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, scientific efforts have unlocked new technologies and understanding about humans and the world around us.
This guide includes resources about key branches of science such as astronomy, biology, ecology, geology, mathematics and physics. It also contains information relating to health, medicine, and wellness. Please remember to consult a doctor before changing your health plans.
UNdata is a web-based data service for the global user community. Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources compiled by the United Nations (UN) statistical system and other international agencies. The numerous databases and tables contain over 60 million data points and cover a wide range of statistical themes including agriculture, crime, communication, development assistance, education, energy, environment, finance, gender, health, labor market, manufacturing, national accounts, population and migration, science and technology, tourism, transport, and trade.
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Science Fair Ideas
Find fun, innovative, and comprehensive science fair ideas. Excel in STEM classes with a host of intellectually-stimulating and cutting-edge science education resources!
Use Google's resource library to find problems worth solving, inspiration for ideas, help developing a solution, and tips for communicating results. Review past winners and see some of the ideas helping to make our world a better place!
Science & Government Agencies
The PLANTS Database provides standardized information about the vascular plants, mosses, liverworts, hornworts, and lichens of the U.S. and its territories.
Find research and reports on topics such as air and pollution, chemicals and toxins, greener living and sustainable energy, landfills and waste cleanup, and water.
Browse USGS science programs and activities by topics such as land resources, coasts, geology, minerals, energy, natural hazards, and geospatial data.
Explore space station updates, video and image galleries, a calendar of upcoming NASA events, and air and space topics.
Science Education Websites
Meet the residents of the Smithsonian's National Zoo! With amazing close-up photos, details on conservation status, size, natural habitats, and more, this is a great place to learn more about the animal kingdom.
How did humans evolve, spread across the world, and come to influence the environment so significantly? With evidence drawn from genetics, archeology, and anthropology, the Smithsonian explores what it means to be human and new discoveries paleo-anthropology.
From classic and historical chemistry experiments to the periodic table, this education resource from the Royal Society of Chemistry helps students, educators, and the general public understand and enjoy the world of elements and molecules.
Understand how matter and energy work. From gravity to electricity to the frontiers of modern physics, ThoughtCo. offers useful and streamlined articles on a variety of scientific topic.
Engage with a comprehensive discussion of physics topics, creatively linked together to build upon each other and enhance understanding. Starting with foundational concepts and equations, HyperPhysics gradually leads students through more challenging and powerful scenarios. These ideas are then demonstrated with real-life examples and calculations.