General Studies: Online Resources

American Physical Society Learn the physics of how life and matter works Free
Ancient Worlds From NOVA beta- PBS Home Free
Art Knowledge News 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 Free
Bartley. World of Fact book, 2008 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. Free
BBC NATURE Natural history information, news, etc. Free
Earth Observatory. NASA 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. Free
EDSITEment A variety of links to other Websites and references to resources available through government, nonprofit, and commercial entities for the use of lesson planning. Free
Einstein Light Understand the theory of relativity. Free
Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) 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 . Free
EYECON ART Art history Free
Information on Countries from Around the World World demographics by country Free
National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA Science:Earth 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 Free
Nature From NOVA beta – PBS Home Free
People & Planet Peopleandplanet.net provides a global review and internet gateway into the issues of population, poverty, health, consumption and the environment. It is published by Planet 21, an independent non-profit company and a registered British charity recognized by the United Nations. Free
San Diego Natural History Museum: Research The extensive scientific collections of the Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias represent a permanent record of our natural heritage. They contain materials that support the research of many scientific disciplines, including those working to define and preserve biodiversity and monitor global change: Birds , Mammals, Botany, Entomology, Geology, Herpetology, Marine Invertebrates, Mineralogy, Paleontology, Binational Multidisciplinary, Bird Atlas, etc. Free
THE IMPRESSIONIST MOVEMENT AND ITS GREATEST PAINTERS Biographies & paintings Free
USGS Volcano Hazards Program 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. Free
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 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. Free
WORLD HISTORY A place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Free
World Watch Institute 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. Free
The Particle Adventure An award-winning interactive tour of quarks, neutrinos, antimatter, extra dimensions, dark matter, accelerators and particle detectors from the Particle Data Group of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Free
Physics + Math From NOVA beta – PBS Home Free
Planet Earth From NOVA beta – PBS Home Free
Public Health Image Library 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. Free
Space + Flight From NOVA beta – PBS Home Free
Tech + Engineering From NOVA beta- PBS Home Free
United States Geological Survey. Science for a Changing World Learn about the dynamics of the earth: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions Free