Science

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Brilliant.org

NEW: Helps students learn math, science, and engineering through bite-sized, interactive learning experiences. Covers algebra, geometry, number theory, logic, science and computing concepts.

Our educator's access to Brilliant.org is for users under 18 years old, upon parental/guardian request. Parents/guardians can request an account for their child HERE.

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Britannica Library--for Children

Kids' edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlasstate profilesbiographiesanimal profiles and much more.


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Britannica Library--for Young Adults

Young adult edition of the world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlasstate profilesbiographies, and more, as well as "how-to" guides for research projects, presentations, etc.


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Britannica Library--Reference Center

The world's most famous encyclopedia. Includes a world atlasstate profilesbiographies and much more.


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Curiosity Stream BingePass (via Hoopla)

Seven days' unlimited web access (no app/Roku/smart TV, etc.) to documentaries and nonfiction series. Watch award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more.

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Gale eBooks

Formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference eBooks on biographybusinessenvironmenthistorylawliteraturemedicinemulticultural studiesnations/worldreligionsciencesocial science, and more. See also Access My Library app.


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Gale in Context: Elementary

Articles from magazines, newspapers and reference sources to help students with projects and exploring their own interests.


Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Topical overviews and reference, magazine and journal articles covering environmental issues.


Gale in Context: High School

Magazine, news and reference articles for middle school through undergraduate. Covers science, literature, history, social sciences, arts, etc.


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Great Courses (via Kanopy)

Binge-watch selected Great Courses on science, history, art, culture and more via Kanopy for 30 days.

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Green File

Covers global climate change, green building pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


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National Geographic

Full-text issues of National Geographic (1880-present) and  National Geographic Traveler (2010-present).  Hundreds of maps, videos and images.


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National Geographic Kids

Pictures, books and magazine articles about animals, science, history, cultures, the environment and more.


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PebbleGo

Simple articles for young readers. Special sections on Animals, Biography, Science and Social Studies.


Physical Review Journals

Published by the American Physical Society. High-end journals on physics, astrophysics, optics, etc.


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Science Reference Center

NEW: Provides full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, reference books and high-quality videos, as well as science experiments, images, and curriculum-aligned lesson plans.


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World Book Discover

A comprehensive encyclopedia with easier-to-read articles. Includes reference articles, text-to-speech capabilities, learning and life skills activities, research tools, multimedia, and interactive video.