Misc Other Sites

   Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/library
This site allows you to search for specific books by title or topic and reserve the book for you to use.  (You need a current library card to use this.)

  Discovery
http://www.discovery.com
 See sharks in the Waikiki Aquarium via a web cam or see the twin baby gorillas in the Oklahoma City Zoo.  Send an email to the Crocodile Hunter or make a word search puzzle for your class.  This is a user friendly site with lots of good science information.

•   Encyclopedia Smithsonian
http://www.si.edu/Kids
From Accessibility to Zoology, find out all about collections and other information from the Smithsonian Museums in Washington D.C. Discover great resources you can use to supplement your curricula with pictures, stories, and facts. Under Traveling Exhibitions, there are lessons and activities for students, including “The Good, the Bad, and the Cuddly: Attitudes Toward Animals.”
Grade Level: Elementary, Middle School, High School
Application Type: Resource, Lessons

  How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com
Here's a huge archive of questions and answers to all kinds of things.  How do light sabers work?  What does WD-40 mean?  Why is root beer called root beer?  (even includes an easy recipe for making your own!)

  National Wildlife Federation
http://Enature.com/
National Wildlife Federation's "eNature.com" is a wonderful set of nature resources. Online Field Guides (by habitat, region, shape, size, etc), Local Guide (by zip code) to animals and plants, National Park information, Ecosystems, Sky maps
Take a look, I think a lot of you will really love this site!

  OSU Libraries
http://osu.orst.edu/dept/library
Online library catalog.   

  Science Fair Project Resource Guide
http://www.ipl.org/youth/projectguide/
Contains basic instructions, tips and numerous links to other valuable sites.   

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