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Online Resources: General Studies

Online Resources: General Studies

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American Physical Society
(Free)
Learn the physics of how life and matter works
Ancient Worlds
(Free)
From NOVA beta- PBS Home
Art Knowledge News
(Free)
AKN brings to its readers unbiased art information and news about art, the art world, museums, artists, exhibitions, articles reprinted from renowned art publications, art resources, special features, photos, commentary, and a vast array of art images found nowhere else in one source. Sponsored by the Art Appreciation Foundation.
Bartley. World of Fact Book, 2008
(Free)
The U.S. government’s complete geographical handbook, featuring full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities. Each country profile tracks such demographics as population, ethnicity and literacy rates, as well as political, geographical and economic data.
BBC NATURE
(Free)
Natural history information, news, etc.
Earth Observatory. NASA
(Free)
The Earth Observatory’s mission is to share with the public the images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that emerge from NASA research, including its satellite missions, in-the-field research, and climate models.
EDSITEment
(Free)
A variety of links to other Websites and references to resources available through government, nonprofit, and commercial entities for the use of lesson planning.
Einstein Light
(Free)
Understand the theory of relativity
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
(Free)
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) began in 2007 with the bold idea to provide “a webpage for every species.” Now, EOL brings together trusted information from resources across the world such as museums, learned societies, expert scientists, and others into one massive database and a single, easy-to-use online portal at EOL.org.
EYECON ART
(Free)
Art history
Information on Countries from Around the World
(Free)
World demographics by country
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA Science:Earth
(Free)
The purpose of NASA’s Earth science program is to develop a scientific understanding of Earth’s system and its response to natural or human-induced changes, and to improve prediction of climate, weather, and natural hazards. Visit NASA images at: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html
Nature
(Free)
From NOVA beta – PBS Home
San Diego Natural History Museum: Research
(Free)
The mission of the Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias (BRCC) is to conduct field explorations and collections-based research; to preserve specimens and associated information that document our region’s natural history and biodiversity; to provide scientific knowledge about the natural history of our region; and to support the San Diego Natural History Museum’s mission by laying the scientific foundation for its operation and programs.

Disciplines: Birds  and Mammals, Botany, Entomology, Herpetology, Marine Invertebrates, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Research Library, Collections Care, Binational Expeditions, Publications, etc.

THE IMPRESSIONIST MOVEMENT AND ITS GREATEST PAINTERS
(Free)
Biographies & paintings
USGS Volcano Hazards Program
(Free)
The overall objectives of the Volcano Hazards Program are to advance the scientific understanding of volcanic processes and to lessen the harmful impacts of volcanic activity.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
(Free)
Learn more about glaciers, earthquakes, magma, lava flow, sound, upwelling. Visit News & Multimedia. See images, online expeditions & under Research, visit Ocean Topics: Climate & oceans, Coastal Science, Geology & Geophysics, Hazards, Ocean Engineering, Ocean Life, Ocean Resources, Polar Research and Pollution.
WORLD HISTORY
(Free)
A place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.
World Watch Institute
(Free)
Worldwatch Institute delivers the insights and ideas that empower decision makers to create an environmentally sustainable society that meets human needs. Worldwatch focuses on the 21st-century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty by developing and disseminating solid data and innovative strategies for achieving a sustainable society.
Physics + Math
(Free)
From NOVA beta – PBS Home
Planet Earth
(Free)
From NOVA beta – PBS Home
Public Health Image Library
(Free)
Much of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC’s pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.
Space + Flight
(Free)
From NOVA beta – PBS Home
Tech + Engineering
(Free)
From NOVA beta- PBS Home
United States Geological Survey. Science for a Changing World
(Free)
Learn about the dynamics of the earth: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions.