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Useful Science Websites

Air, Atmosphere and Weather

Australian Antarctic Division
Good website that covers data collection techniques including ice cores for atmospheric research.
Bureau of Meteorology
Australian weather maps in real time and notes on forecasting.


Department of Astronomy University of Massachusetts
Covers phases of the moon, solstices and solar/lunar calenders
Anglo-Australian Observatory
Image files of nebulae, galaxies and supernova remnants
NASA Home Page
Excellent site covering all things in space exploration
Australia Telescope National Facility
Covers the Parkes, Narrabri, Mopra, and Tidbinbilla observatories. Also covers the SKA and MNRF Projects.


Australian National Botanic Gardens
Large Australian site covering horticultural techniques such as herbarium and collection management, plus photographs.


Good site covering current research in biotechnology, with a broad description of associated benefits and risks.
CSIRO Materials
Current Australian research & business services into polymers, ceramics, metals, textiles and advanced/composite materials.
Realize Beauty:
Lectures, information and fund raising opportunities by Australian cosmetic chemists

Earth & Environmental Science 

Australian Museum
Large geology site covering a variety of topics including erosion, sedimentation, Australian landforms, the earth's structure etc
CSIRO Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
Current Australian research into ecosystems, mapping and monitoring and ecological sampling.
Department of Environment and Heritage
Australian government site with many links to environmental projects and grants.
Geoscience Australia
Information on minerals, geomagnetism, earthquakes, oil and gas exploration, mapping and remote sensing.
Minerals Council of Australia
Extensive information on the mining industry and material uses. Aimed at primary, secondary and tertiary students.
Snowy Hydro Limited
Covering all aspects on hydroelectricity generation by the
Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Non-profit organisation that combats climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide emissions from cars by planting trees
ABC News Online
Current news on the environment in Australia and around the world.

General Physics

Colarado Univeristy
Physics 2000

Modern physics investigated, with applets on quantum mechanics, waves, isotopes and how the periodic table works.
Physics classroom
Classical physics through to modern physics. Find out about Newtons laws, vectors (etc). Includes nice animations as well.


World Health Organisation
Information covering global health issues; malaria, SARS, cancer, obesity, HIV, Hepatitis, etc.
National Health and Medical Research Council
Australian site covering issues such as stem cell research to public and environmental health topics.
Australian Institute for Food Science & Technology
News and information for food industry professionals, students and more.

Lego Robotics

First Lego League
International site where student teams are guided by mentors to solve a real-world problem using robots!
Robocup Junior
Australian site where students compete in a variety of Australia-wide challenges on robot dance, search and rescue and soccer!

Light and Sound

Museum Victoria
Information covering the history of research into visible light.
Dan Russell, Ph.D.
Kettering University

Great website on sound theory for use in junior science, physics and tertiary classes Simple animations accompany explanations.

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