General Resources

Some good general science resources in various mediums.

General Resources

A Mighty Girl
The world's largest collection of books and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science empowers scientists and health professionals to communicate complex topics in clear, vivid, and engaging ways; leading to improved understanding by the public, media, patients, elected officials, and others outside of their own discipline.

Brain POP
BrainPOP was founded in 1999 by Dr. Avraham Kadar as a creative way to explain difficult concepts to his young patients. Today, they are a trusted learning resource supporting core and supplemental subjects, reaching millions of learners worldwide. Brain POP topics cover STEM, Social Studies, Reading/Writing, English, Health, and the Arts.

Biointeractive - Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
At BioInteractive, you can find award-winning multimedia resources, including apps, animations, videos, interactives, and virtual labs, to bring the excitement of scientific discovery into your classroom. Their rich video resources range from a series of short films on evolution, hosted by an award-winning author-scientist, to lectures on the brain given by a Nobel-prize winner — all supplemented by teacher guides and classroom activities. Our team members include scientists, artists, and educational experts.

Breakthroughs & Horizons in Bioscience - Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
The Breakthroughs in Bioscience series illustrates recent breakthroughs in biomedical research and their importance to society. It also highlights the important role animal models play in biomedical research and discovery.

Fact-Checking Science - The Happy Scientist
With so much focus on the availability of science information in the news, The Happy Scientist, Robert Krampf, shares some of his science fact checking articles and videos.

Golden Guides - MacMillian, St. Martin's Press Science and Nature books from the St. Martin's Press division of MacMillian publishing.

Informal Science
The Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) works in cooperation with the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Advancing Informal Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Learning (AISL) Program to build and advance the informal STEM education field by providing infrastructure, resources and connectivity for educators, researchers, evaluators, and other interested stakeholders. CAISE also convenes inquiry groups, workshops and principal investigator meetings designed to facilitate discussion and identify the needs and opportunities for informal STEM learning practitioners working in media (TV, radio, film, social), science centers and museums, zoos and aquariums, parks, botanical gardens and nature centers, events and festivals, libraries, making and tinkering spaces, cyberlearning and gaming,and youth, community, and out-of-school time programs.

Nature Outlooks - Nature
Nature Outlooks tackle topics of scientific, clinical and societal interest, giving a comprehensive picture of the current state of knowledge and the hottest areas of research. They present news features written by top science journalists and commentary pieces from leading academic and industry thinkers. A Nature Outlook might focus on a disease, technological innovation or a field of particularly intense scientific progress. Outlooks target a generalist, scientifically literate audience, while maintaining Nature's strong evidence-based editorial values. As such, Outlooks offer a unique opportunity for sponsors to report their scientific advances in the pages of Nature alongside relevant, independent and accessible content.

Nobel Prize Winners
The official web site of the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize is a set of annual international awards bestowed in several categories by Swedish and Norwegian institutions in recognition of academic, cultural or scientific advances.

Not Exactly Rocket Science - National Geographic
Note: After 10 years, this blog was shut down 1/11/2017. However, all prior blog posts are still available to read.

Terrapin Bright Green
Terrapin Bright Green believes that reconnecting people with the environment (technology and nature) will lead to a healthy, prosperous, and regenerative future for all. We leverage high-performance design, whole systems thinking, and research in biophilic design, bioinspired innovation, and ecological design to make this goal a reality.

The Animated Life of A. R. Wallace - Op-Docs
This animated short video illustrates the life of Alfred Russel Wallace, who independently formulated the theory independently conceiving the theory of evolution through natural selection. this series is a celebration of scientific pioneers and discoveries that changed the way we see the world. *

The Smithsonian
Smithsonian magazine and place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.


Real science from real scientists, writers, communicators, artists and clinicians.


A peek into life as an oceanographer, on Antarctic research cruises.

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