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Middle and High School • Science & Technology

Science InContext  http://0-ic.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ic/scic/?userGroupName=lvccld_main

Science - Student Resources InContext  http://0-ic.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ic/suic/browseTopics/CategoryFullListWindow#category/Science%20and%20Health
Covers Science and Health topics.

Science - Topic Pages  http://0-www.credoreference.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/topiccategorybrowse.do?category=science
Topic Pages are a dynamic “one stop shop” where you can find much of what your library has on Science. Topic Pages aggregate information from Credo Reference, your other library databases and the open web, all on one screen.

Science eBooks (GVRL)  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&pg=BooksForSubject&it=static&subject=Science&p=GVRL&sw=w
eBooks on a variety of topics dealing with science and famous scientists.

Science Topics - Junior Reference Collection  http://0-find.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/srcx/infomark.do?subjectArea=Science and Health&userGroupName=lvccld_main&prodId=JRC&type=subjectTopics&version=1.0&source=gale
Select a topic in Science to get information from books, primary sources and multi-media.

Scientific Thought  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414410852&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Includes original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents that articulate the interrelation of science and society, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding scientific thought -- providing insights on leading social issues and exploring the impact of science on society through the ages.


Timelines - World Book  http://0-www.worldbookonline.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/pl/referencecenter/timeline?ac=all
Find a timeline of Political Leaders, World History, Arts & Literature or Science. Create a login to edit the timeline and make it your own.

Homework sites

National Science Digital Library  http://nsdl.org/
NSDL is the Nation's online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics. Enter your search terms then refine the results by selecting the K-12 tab then select your grade level.


Science Printables Grades 6-8  http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/collection/printables-6th-8th-grade/
Test our knowledge of Science with these fun activities. Scroll down to the Science section.


Chemicool  http://www.chemicool.com/
Chemistry is cool! Find information about all of the chemical elements on the Periodic Table, as well as a chemistry dictionary, tools and discussion forum.

Experimenting with Chemistry  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|4PZX&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Includes easy-to-perform experiments that instruct students on topics such as states of matter, chemical reactions, gravity, energy, electricity, flight, and simple machines.

The Periodic Table of Comic Books  http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/index.html
Learn about the periodic table via classic comic books! Click an element in the periodic table to “see a list of comic book pages involving that element.” Choosing oxygen brings users to strips featuring Batman (who says he is a “human fish” because of an underwater oxygen supply) and other characters. A “Web Elements” link presents factual information.


It Came from Outer Space  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780313058417&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Contains entries on products and technologies that have been either developed or improved upon because of space-related research and technology development. They represent the broad range of products spun off from the space program-from smoke detectors and fire-retardant materials to the futuristic technologies such as virtual reality and bionic eyes and muscles.

Science Experiments & Projects

Experiment Central - Ecology  http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/environment/experiment/
Here are 12 ecology-related experiments for you to try.

Simple Experiments and Activities for Youth  http://foodscience.psu.edu/youth/youth
Simple experiments and activities young kids can do for school or science fair projects.

Experiment Central  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|3GUP&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Includes 97 chapters with nearly 300 science experiments, and covers nine key science curriculum fields; astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, ecology, food science, geology, meteorology and physics. Arranged alphabetically and arranged by scientific concept or theory, including Acid rain, Biomes, Cells, Chemical Energy, Earthquakes, Electricity, Greenhouse effect, Heat, Rocks and Minerals, Sound, Vegetative propagation, Weather and more.


Girl Start  http://www.girlstart.org/
Science, math and technology for girls.

Scientific American  http://www.sciam.com/
Cool Science News!

Vision Learning  http://www.visionlearning.com/index.php
Science resource designed for students, teachers, parents or anyone interested in learning. The website features a free, bilingual library of learning modules that integrate text, multimedia, and other resources to make learning Science exciting.

Astronomy & Space

Amazing Space  http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
Stars, astronomy, pictures from Hubble, more!

Antimatter: Mirror of the Universe  http://home.web.cern.ch/students-educators
Learn about antimatter from experts at Swiss-based CERN, the largest particle physics lab in the world. Gather basic knowledge at “Kid’s Corner” before exploring “Everyday Antimatter,” “The Antimatter Factory,” “The History of Antimatter,” and “Live Webcasts.”

Stars: A Mystery of Space  http://library.thinkquest.org/25763/mindex.htm
Find out about space with this great site. Includes a Planetarium!


Scratch  http://scratch.mit.edu/
An easy to use programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. Use it to create a really cool presentation.

Earth Science

Climate Change  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414437088&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. Provides insights on leading social issues and spurs critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Earth Guide  http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/
The science and nature of the Earth, its oceans and our environment. An interactive educational resource.

Environmental Encyclopedia, 2011  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414487397&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

Rocks & Minerals

Rocks & Mineral, 2011  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781615354764&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Examines various aspects of rocks and minerals - including formation, classes, uses, and the earth's crust - with detailed illustrations and photographs.

Physical Science

Handbook of Forensic Services  http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/lab/handbook-of-forensic-services-pdf
The actual manual the FBI forensics folk use! (It's a PDF)

How the FBI Handles Forensic Investigations  http://www.forensicscience.org/resources/how-the-fbi-handles-forensic-examinations/
An overview of what the FBI does when they're investigating.

Current Events

Science News for Kids  http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/
Looking for Science in the news? Help with your science project? Try here! Ages 9-14.

Geography & Maps

21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|4NYY&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of geography ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century.


Cells Alive  http://www.cellsalive.com/
Cell Biology, Immunology, Microscopes, and more!

Genetic Engineering  http://www.iptv.org/exploremore/ge/
Genetic Engineering is the application of engineering technology to single genes, and the reintroduction of these genes into cells of the same or different species. [This site] provides the basic information you need to know as you look at the issues surrounding this growing field....[Also] check out the ways genetic engineering is already being used and other uses on the horizon....[Evaluate] some of the most controversial issues raised by genetic engineering, from pharming to cloning to feeding the world.

Net Frog  http://frog.edschool.virginia.edu//
The Online Dissection Tool! Dissect that frog, without the gross smell!

Study Aids

Ask A Scientist  http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/archive.htm
Answers for your trickiest science questions!

All About Animals

Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships [Four Volumes]: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals   http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313090295
Explore the profound and sometimes unrealized connections among humans and other animals.

Animal Life  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780756688868&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Presents a comprehensive look at all groups of the animal kingdom, examining such aspects of their behavior as hunting and feeding, defense, sex and reproduction, birth and development, communication, and intelligence.

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414404899&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Everything you wanted to know about animals. Grades 6&up


Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780313058523&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Describes experiments, inventions, and discoveries of the period, as well as the scientists, physicians, and scholars responsible for them. Individuals such as Leonardo da Vinci, Marco Polo, and Galileo are included, along with entries on reconstructive surgery, Stonehenge, eyeglasses, the microscope, and the discovery of smallpox.

Inventions - Student Resources InContext  http://0-ic.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ic/suic/topic2/actionWin?query=&prodId=SUIC&windowstate=normal&contentModules=&display-query=&mode=view&limiter=AC%20y&showDisambiguation=true&displayGroups=&action=e&catId=GALE%7CAAA000044211&scanId=&userGroupName=lvccld_main&jsid=9af718cac7b3659cd920fabea4751987


Biomes  http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/environment/biomes/
A biome is an ecosystem containing plant and animal species that are characteristic to a specific geographic region.

Endangered Plants & Animals

Endangered Species  http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/environment/endangered/
Take a closer look at 24 endangered plants and animals.


Information Security: A Manager's Guide to Thwarting Data Thieves and Hackers  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313345593
An IT security expert arms managers and security professionals with the knowledge they need to protect computers, networks, Web sites, and other company assets.

Technology - Topic Pages  http://0-www.credoreference.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/topiccategorybrowse.do?category=technology
Topic Pages are a dynamic “one stop shop” where you can find much of what your library has on Science. Topic Pages aggregate information from Credo Reference, your other library databases and the open web, all on one screen.

The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to PlayStation and Beyond  http://0-ebooks.abc-clio.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/reader.aspx?isbn=9780313082436
Once dismissed as a fleeting fad of the young and frivolous, this booming industry has not only proven its staying power, but promises to continue driving the future of new media and emerging technologies. The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to PlayStation and Beyond traces the growth of a global phenomenon that has become an integral part of popular culture today.


Archaeology  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/archaeology/
Insights and introductions to the work of history's forensic experts - the archaeologists.

Alternative Energy

Alternative energy 3 Vols.  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781414490816&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Introduces students to issues surrounding current energy sources and alternative energy options.


Building Blocks of Matter: A Supplement to the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physic  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780028659213&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Reviews all observed and theoretical particles known to date, retracing the history of each particle's discovery and function. Covers current research; practical applications both hypothetical and actual; and provides biographical entries on scientists who made significant contributions. Case studies and experiments round out the broad range of topics covered.


Energy and Movement, 2011  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781615354856&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Discusses energy and its sources, manifestations, and uses.

Life Sciences

Invertebrates  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9781615354801&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
Uses illustrations and detailed photographs to examine the diverse category of creatures known as invertebrates, and how they have evolved from being the first form of life on earth.

History of Civilization

Science of Everyday Things  http://0-go.galegroup.com.ilsweb.lvccld.org/ps/i.do?id=GALE|9780787677466&v=2.1&u=lvccld_main&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w
This 4-vol. set illustrates the importance of scientific and mathematical principles through their use in everyday life. Each volume focuses on a specific scientific discipline -- biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics -- offering students an in-depth understanding of each discipline and its theories.

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