A Plano Public Library System database that provides online access to over 830 leading full text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Enter your library card number and click on “Science/Technology.”
A Plano Public Library System database that presents definitions, essays, diagrams, biographies, and experiments on a broad range of scientific disciplines. Includes step-by-step directions for hundreds of science fair projects.
Full access to the World Book Encyclopedia online. Service provided by the Plano Public Library System.
Become a citizen scientist! Join thousands of others in world-wide scientific research and data collection projects.
Fun for science lovers of any age, this site offers online museum exhibits and activites, webcasts, and ideas for projects to do at home.
FirstGov for Science
Compiled by the U.S. government, this site searches over 40 databases and 2000 Web sites and includes thousands of journal articles, technical reports, conference proceedings, and more.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day NASA posts a new picture of our universe with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of the planets, moons, and other objects in our solar system.
Solar System Exploration
Produced by NASA, this site is full of facts about the planets and other solar system objects. Also includes information about NASA missions, projects, and a special section for kids.
Space Flight News
Stay up-to-date with launch schedules, current missions, and other news about the world’s space programs.
View the nighttime sky using this online version of National Geographic’s star chart.
Search for detailed information on more than 11,200 chemicals used in the United States. Also, find out which chemicals are released in your area and investigate pollution topics and health hazards.
Basic chemistry facts, as well as simulations, a glossary, a compound library, a toolbox (with graphs and calculators), articles, tutorials, and more. Great for high school and college chemistry students.
This interactive periodic table provides detailed information on each element as well as a handy How to Use the Periodic Table section.
What’s That Stuff?
This collection of articles gives you a look at the chemistry behind a variety of every day objects like silly string, chewing gum, sticky notes, lightsticks, and more.
Earth Science Images
Browse over 6,000 images of glaciers, volcanoes, weather, oceans, and other earth science images. All images are free for educational and other non-commercial uses.
This site, published by the United States Geological Survey, offers information about recent and historical earthquakes, as well as basic earthquake facts, photos, and special sections for kids and teachers.
Environmental Science Resources
This collection of articles, country reports, maps, and a searchable database contains data about environmental topics such as climate, energy, ecosystems, and biodiversity.
Learn about rocks, minerals, gemstones, volcanoes, oceanography, meteorology, and more. Also includes geology news, articles, photo collections, and maps.
This online meteorology guide includes weather basics, forecasting, teacher guides, hands-on activities, and facts about tornadoes, hurricanes, and other severe weather events.
This database provides detailed descriptions and photos of thousands of minerals as well as links to dozens of other mineralogy sites.
This Texas A&M University sites discusses currents, coral reefs, waves, and other oceanography topics. Links for further information and teacher resources are also included.
Learn about cell biology, microbiology, immunology, and microscopy with animations, interactive models, puzzles, quizzes, and more.
This site, published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, lists information about the officially recognized endangered species of the United States.
Funderstanding Roller Coaster
Design your own roller coaster while learning about acceleration, mass, velocity, centripetal force, and more.
A publication of the American Institute of Physics which features a weekly physics update, news, articles, and more.