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  • Chem Connections is an example of an excellent interactive animation, which in this case shows the mixing or subtraction of colours.
  • Interactive Physics Problems
  • Chem Salve is an excellent tutorial on both Chemistry and (despite the title) Physics.
  • S-cool is a popular revision site for all subjects
  • AS Guru is the BBC’s helping hand for AS level students, offering revision tips, interactive assignments, animations and activities online. Look for the science study guides.
  • How Stuff Works is packed full of useful information on a huge variety of topics. Subjects can be accessed through using the search facility or by clicking on a specific heading. Some articles on the site contain excellent animations. So, if you want to find out about how a catalytic converter works, or want to know about DNA, this is the site for you.
  • Cells Alive This is one of the few Biology sites that provides animations, but you have to pay for some of the material; not everything on the Internet is free.
  • Mark Rothery – this Web site has good notes and questions for Biology
  • AMSER: The Applied Math and Science Repository is full of resources that students, teachers, and professionals can use to improve their knowledge and skills.
  • Academic Earth Science: Academic Earth is packed with great educational videos, including those in computer science, chemistry, biology, and physics.
  • The Biology Project: Check out the Biology Project for helpful problem sets, activities, reading materials, games, and other resources on biology topics.
  • Revision Resources for A-level Chemistry is an excellent resource for revision of any Chemistry syllabus.
  • ChemEd: Take advantage of some great chemistry learning modules when you visit this resource-laden site.
  • comPADRE: The physics and astronomy education communities worked together to build this great network of online resources for students and teachers interested in either, or both, fields.
  • Field Techniques: Find course notes, exercises, and a reading list that will boost your field techniques in geography.
  • HippoCampus: HippoCampus is home to free courses, videos, and tutorials in math, science, and social science.
  • iLumina: iLumina is a digital library of undergraduate teaching materials for STEM topics, including courses, images, videos, lectures, and more.
  • Links for Palaeobotanists: Study ancient plants in your spare time with the help of dozens of links of the subject found on the University of Würzburg’s site.
  • Matthias Tomczak’s Oceanography Website: Those interested in expanding their knowledge about oceanography can head to this site to explore lecture notes, exercises, and PDF books.
  • Merlot Science and Technology: MERLOT, or Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, is home to thousands of articles on science and technology topics.
  • MIT School of Science: Biology, cognitive sciences, chemistry, Earth science, mathematics, and physics are all part of the science collection at MIT.
  • Modern Physics: Take advantage of dozens of lectures on physics topics, like general relativity and atomic spectra, through this great collection.
  • OLI Courses: The Open Learning Initiative is home to 18 free courses. While some are in language and writing, the majority address STEM areas.
  • Physical Chemistry Lecture Notes: Colby College offers up lecture notes on courses in quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, reaction dynamics, and more.
  • Plant Biology: Head to this University of Maryland site to get access to hundreds of resources on plant biology.
  • SciTalks: Listen to some brilliant scientists talk about science and technology topics through this collection of lectures.
  • UIUC Plant Biology: Take advantage of course materials and articles for dozens of botany and plant biology courses courtesy of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • VisionLearning: VisionLearning is an open library of learning modules on a wide range of science topics including biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.
  • Visual Quantum Mechanics: Kansas State University’s physics department offers up an assortment of resources designed to help non-science students learn more about the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.

Electronic Books/Subject Sites

  • Hyperphysics is a very good on-line textbook for Physics and surprisingly considering the title includes Chemistry.
  • Chemguide is a very good on-line textbook for Chemistry.
  • On-line Biology Book is a very good on-line textbook for Biology.

References

  • BBC Science has a lot of general interest science and technology information, mostly linked to BBC programmes like Horizon and Tomorrow’s World. The BBC site is extensive and mainly of high quality. Go to the Webguide area for links to interesting Web sites and other BBC learning areas like Webwise and the ASGuru (a site for students studying at AS-level Biology).
  • RDN Behind the Headlines is a great Web site for finding out background information to current issues making the headlines around the world today.
  • The Scout Report for Science and Engineering maintained by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can subscribe to the report free of charge and have the latest issue sent to you by email.
  • Internet Resources Newsletter is an alternative, although its content is not confined to the sciences. It is a free, monthly, electronic newsletter published by Heriot-Watt University, Internet Resource Centre.
  • The Encyclopaedia Britannica is an excellent site to gather background information on any subject. The site gives standard reference information, as well as relevant books available for online purchase, magazines and video resources. If you pay to register on the site, you will be able to access far more detailed information about your subject area.
  • Dictionary.com is a good on-line dictionary
  • Psigate is the UK subject gateway for Physics and Chemistry
  • Biome is the UK subject gateway for Biology

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