www.pbrc.hawaii.edu/kunkel Dennis Kunkels Microscopy Microscopic views of viruses, bacteria and little critters such as garden spiders and mosquitoes.
www.pregnancycalendar.com/first9months The Digital First 9 Months A visually elegant and personal tribute to the birth of Emma Katherine Moore, born in January of this year, it chronicles the changes that individual days and weeks bring in pregnancy, in words and pictures.
www.cellsalive.com Cells Alive! Stunning microscopic photographs of everything from red blood cells to common soil bacteria.
www.hurricanehunters.com Hurricane Hunters Fly into the eye of a hurricane with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron. No video, but lots of words and photographs.
www.amnh.org The American Museum of Natural History - Explore permanent showcases such as the Hall of Planet Earth, or get a taste of current exhibitions, or go back and see exhibits you would have otherwise missed.
www.exploratorium.edu The Exploratorium One of the most recreationally relevant science destinations for kids, with recent features on Skateboard Science and the Science of Baseball.
www.kids.earth.nasa.gov For Kids Only: Earth Science Enterprise A NASA site just for kids.
www.hhmi.org/coolscience Cool Science for Curious Kids Biologically inspired questions are the focus of a series of explanations, illustrations, animations and projects drawn from childrens science museums across the country.
www.kineticcity.com Kinetic City Cyber Club Four cartoon kids and a chatty supercomputer travel the world in a super train, solving science-related mysteries.
www.invent.org Inventure Place The online home of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, with explanations of inventions such as Velcro and the microwave oven.
www.home.doe.gov/people/labsmap.htm National Laboratories Serious scientific research and basic research information, from radiation and robotics to superconductors and skeletal scans.
www.uspto.gov U.S. Patent & Trademark Office The U.S. Patent Office posts a wealth of information about issued patents and patent applications, and a database that can be searched to see if an idea is already taken.
www.patents.ibm.com Intellectual Property Network The IPN lets you search and see patent applications not only from the U.S. but also from Europe, Japan and the World Intellectual Property Organization as well. Also contains the Gallery of Obscure Patents.
www.research.microsoft.com Microsoft Research A taste of whats to come in software.
www.whyfiles.news.wisc.edu The Why Files If its news and involves science, chances are The Why Files will have in-depth, science-behind-the-news answers that can give you the perspective that headlines cant.
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova Nova Online A companion to the PBS show, with stories, illustrations and videos that can take you on a virtual balloon flight, a tour of the space station Mir, or a tour of the moon. Also has a special area for teachers.
www.marsnews.com Mars News A daily dose of updates on the Red Planet.
www.madsci.org The Mad Scientist Network A volunteer crew of more than 500 scientists worldwide, who answer science queries. Email answers can take a week or more. But you can search through Q&A archives by keyword, subject, or date.
www.sciencedaily.com Science Daily A daily roundup of science research news, culled mostly from major universities and laboratories, with a taste of the discoveries and technologies that can shape our world.
www.spaceflight.nasa.gov Human Spaceflight NASAs new home for manned mission information.
www.space.jpl.nasa.gov Solar System Simulator Created by the NASA with help from the Jet Propulsion Labs and Caltech, creates a color rendering of whichever planet or satellite you desire, as seen from any other planet or satellite, at whatever time you like.
www.StarTrails.com The StarTrails Society NASA-sponsored program designed to get amateur scientists involved in and contributing to scientific research projects in astronomy, astrobiology and other natural sciences.
www.observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/ootw/current Observation of the Week NASAs Observatorium has weekly features in words and pictures, like storms on the surface of Jupiter, lava flows on Mars or a solar eclipse on Earth.
www.seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html Nine Planets Covering the sun and planets in our solar system, it provides a wealth of general information and beautiful images for the casual browser, but also detailed data about a planets orbit, size, surface, climate and satellites.
www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov Earth Observatory An "observation deck" lets you see changes on Earth from the vantage point of outer space, thanks to satellite imagery.
www.glacier.rice.edu Glaciers A focus on how Antarctica plays a role in our global climate, oceans and geology.
www.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic The content of their magazines, TV shows and more are brought to the web, with special features such as a mini-encyclopedia.
www.volcano.und.nodak.edu Volcano World The Webs premier source of volcano information, including currently erupting volcanoes. There are pictures, videos and even a section about volcanoes on other planets.
www.terraserver.microsoft.com TerraServer A rich collection of aerial and satellite images of places on Earth. Type in or click on a location and check out the birds-eye views and street maps.
www.intelihealth.com InteliHealth Topical health advice, such as trip tips and barbecue safety, along with a drug resource center and an ask-the-pharmacist section. Also has news, a hospital locator, and a medical dictionary.
www.mayohealth.org The Mayo Clinic Health Oasis - This site mixes news with in-depth features such as cochlear implants and Alzheimers disease. Also "centers" on mens, womens and childrens health, as well as on cancer, heart disease, nutrition and more.
www.vh.org/Providers/Textbooks/BrainAnatomy/BrainAnatomy.html Dissections of the Real Brain As fascinating as it is icky, a bit on the clinical side, but the pictures are tremendous.
www.drkoop.com drkoop.com Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koops website of health news and resources, including support groups and dozens of specific health topic areas, especially its Drug Checker.
www.transweb.org TransWeb Information about organ donation.
www.cnet.com CNET News, commentary, reviews and software downloads with plenty of helpful tips.
www.howstuffworks.com How Stuff Works Detailed yet understandable explanations with illustrations and pictures of how everyday technologies such as engines, VCRs, cellphones, refrigerators and smoke detectors work.
www.mp3.com MP3.com Online music store offers tens of thousands of songs in mp3 format that can be downloaded for free and played on your PC or portable MP3 player.
www.etown.com Etown Daily audio-video news and features, plus review of new products.
www.won.net World Opponent Network Access to dozens of games you can play online for free by connection to other gamers.
www.innerauto.com/innerauto/htm/auto.html Inner Auto An online peek at automobile basics, such as how antilock brakes and automatic transmissions work.
www.historicwings.com Historic Wings Tells stories and shows pictures about aviation in this century.
www.weber.u.washington.edu/~jbs/itrans Innovative Transportation Technologies Details of maglev, monorail and "personal transit" modes of transportation.
www.guggenheim.org/solomon/exhibitions/199806_motor_fst.html The Art of the Motorcycle Words and pictures that cover the history of two-wheel transportation from 1868 to the present scene.
www.cars.com Search for and buy used cars via classifieds of affiliated newspapers, but mostly a source of information for car buyers and owners.
www.library.advanced.org/17049/gather Evidence: The True Witness Use knowledge of forensic science to search for a kidnapper, case a house for evidence, process evidence in the lab, and interview suspects.
www.learner.org/exhibits/parkphysics Amusement Park Physics The physics behind coasters, carousels, bumper cars and other amusement park rides is explained here. You can even design your own roller coaster.
www.library.advanced.org/24355/home.html Conceiving a Clone A well-rounded, nonpartisan perspective on the subject of cloning, with news, details, reactions and interactions (including a "create a clone" simulation).
www.sandlotscience.com Sandlot Science Often-animated site serves as interactive guide to optical illusions, from ambiguous illusions such as barber poles and spinning wheels to living creatures and games.
www.setiathome.ssi.berkeley.edu SETI at Home The SETI at-home project takes advantage of your home PCs "unused processing cycles," or idle time to assist in interpreting the sound data picked up by a radio telescope in Puerto Rico pointed toward the heavens, waiting for E.T. to phone home.
www.web-radio.com - This Webcasters Directory is a good place to look for online radio stations. It has links to more than 1,000 radio stations in the U.S. and around the world, in an easy-to-search database.
www.discjockey.com - Tunes from the 1920's to the present, arranged both by decade and genre.
www.hardradio.com - The place to go for hard rock online, with album tracks, interviews with bands, and concert broadcasts.
www.npr.org - All National Public Radio broadcasts from the radio station, as well as in-depth online supplements to many of their news specials.
www.netradio.net - An amalgam of 120 sits offering everything from business news to country tunes to long-lost Rolling Stones tracks.
www.on-air.com - A mix of oldies, pop and dance music that boats more than 4,000 songs in its playlist.
www.spinner.com - A wide variety of styles and songs, from the 80's to Mood Food to classical music.
www.sosmath.com/algebra/fraction/frac3/frac3.html - For students who are having difficulty learning fractions.
www.gingerbooth.com/courseware/shapegame.html - To explore shapes such as trapezoids, rhombi, triangles, etc.
www.bankstreetcorner.com - Showcases Bank Street College's early-childhood initiatives.
www.bankstreetbooks.com - Visitors to this site can peruse a 2.4 million-volume database at the school's bookstore, download teaching tools, or purchase discounted books online.
from Popular Science magazine, September,