Science Daily

sciencedaily.com

Science Daily provides breaking news about scientific discoveries and science issues. Over 65,000 research articles, 15,000 images, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos are generated on the site. The story, along with its source is listed. General science, health, biomedical sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, and applied sciences stories are all listed.

Science Fair Central

http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/

Do your kids need some help getting started on their science fair projects?  Use this website to find out everything you need to know to complete a successful science fair project.  Many science fair project ideas for all ages of children are also included. 

From the website: 

An important part of learning science is doing science. Science fairs offer students an opportunity to practice science investigation and invention. Whether the science fair is competitive or not, the project may be the first time that students choose their own science topic and practice being a scientist or engineer.

This site is designed to help students do one of two things:

  • design and conduct an investigative experiment (investigation)
  • design and engineer a practical solution to a problem (invention)

OECD Statistics

www.oecd.org/statsportal/0,3352,en_2825_293564_1_1_1_1_1,00.html

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development created this directory of world economic statistics.  Users can search by country or topic for information on international trade, purchasing power, energy use and much more.

Science, Industry and Business Library Research Guides

http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/65/research_guides

The Science, Industry and Business Library of the New York Public Library has created research guides on a variety of topics.  Although we may not own some of the reference materials mentioned, these are still extremely good resources to help initiate a search on a particular topic.  Some of the topics covered include: acoustical engineering, business plans, green building, industry surveys, international trade, market research, patents and trademarks, and tsunamis.

A link has been added in the Blogroll on the right-hand side of the page to provide quick access to this very useful site.