My fascination for plenty of things has driven me to explore the web to locate many scientific sites where I can pick up much information on science, especially astronomy.
Space.com has been ranked among The Most Popular Science Websites by eBizMBA, which evaluates a variety of websites according to the specific categories they belong to. Space.com gets an estimated unique monthly visitors of 3.5 million and is regularly updated, so there’s always fresh news and features on the site.
Space.com even has the trailer for the new sci-fi thriller entitled ‘Life,’ which hits theaters on March 24 this year. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rebecca Ferguson, among a superb cast of others. However, that’s just one of the things that make Space.com endlessly superlative, as it also features plenty of stuff to go crazy about on astronomy.
This includes the 4th flyby of Jupiter by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. And there’s plenty more where that came from.
ScienceDaily covers the latest scientific discoveries and breaking news in the science world. One of the most popular science news sites, this one provides access without any subscription fees to more than 65,000 research articles along with 1,500 book reviews, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 15,000 images as well as limitless numbers of education videos, all for free.
There’s always an article for every topic in science, from zoology to astrophysics. The great thing about this site is it gets updated several times a day for seven days every week, which means there’s no shortage of something fantastic to read or go over to get any science enthusiast like me engaged all the time.
I have even signed up for the email newsletter to ensure I am given notifications of critical scientific discoveries along the way.
Fans of The New York Times will be delighted to know it has a special Science page dedicated to scientific events about the cosmos, space, and the environment. Do check the site out, won’t you?
NOVA, which just happens to be public television’s most watched documentary series, aside from being the highest-rated TV series on science, is accompanied by articles, personal essays, interviews, and slideshows along with 360-degree panoramas plus interactive features to accompany every topic.
National Geographic has its Science and Space site that provides plenty of information on a variety of topics such as space, technology, archaeology, the Earth, the prehistoric world, the human body, and health.
Another free and fun resource of scientific knowledge online is Understanding Science, a website designed to communicate what science is and help learners know how it works. I love how the site provides an inside look at the core principles, motivations, and methods concerning science in general.
K-16 teachers will find the site highly useful as it provides strategies and resources that can improve their understanding as well as reinforce the nature of science as they tackle their scientific teaching role.
Understanding Science delivers a highly informative reference for students and the general public to also understand the nature of science more accurately.
Indeed, the web has become a veritable source of scientific information with something for everyone!