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Science & Technology Focus, Office of Naval Research


From the Office of Naval Research, this web page has four categories: Oceanography, Space Sciences, Blow the Ballast, and Teachers' Corners. Each of them has several subcategories covering topics such as ocean habitats (beaches, coral reefs, estuaries, kelp forests, etc.), ocean life (marine mammals, turtles, California sea lion), the solar system, observing the night sky, and submarines. Each of the categories has a resources link which includes experiments like how to make marbles float, b ...

Category:Science for Kids


Science.gov is a gateway to millions of pages of scientific information available through various Federal agencies. One search using science.gov will retrieve information published by thirteen government agencies, including results from databases that an ordinary search engine may not find. Users can also browse websites listed by categories that include Category:Earth Science



Science.gov is a gateway to millions of pages of scientific information available through various federal agencies. One search using science.gov will retrieve information published by thirteen government agencies, including results from databases that an ordinary search engine may not find.

Users can also browse websites listed by categories that include agriculture, the e ...


Science.gov "is a gateway to government science information and research results." The site contains an Energy & Energy Conservation section that provides information concerning renewable sources as well as many other energy-related topics.

Science.gov - Energy & Energy Conservation


Science.gov provides an alphabetical list of energy-related government

Websites. Narrower energy topics are listed as well. Participating agencies are responsible for the content of the site.

Science.gov Air Quality


"Science.gov is a gateway to government science information and research results" and includes an Environment and Environmental Quality section. Air Quality information is located within this section. Numerous links to relevant air quality information and programs are listed in alphabetical order.

Category:Air Pollution


This site is a searching tool useful for locating information and enrollment for schools and libraries. Sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, you can search by state, city, zip code, distance, and name. Results will display location and demographic information including charts.



The Small Business Adminstration site gives information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. The SBA offers training, news, financing, and resources for small business owners in the state of Washington.



Directory of resources and regional offices in California for the U.S. Small Business Administration. A variety training tools and helps in starting a business are included. Also available in Spanish .



Smart Codes are building and construction codes that promote the reuse of buildings. Smart Codes in Your Community, a guide from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, presents a model code for state and local jurisdictions seeking to develop smart rehabilitation codes.

Category:Smart Growth


STEP is a free program offered by the State Department that registers U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad. The information provided helps the State Department better assist travelers in event of an emergency or provide information regarding dangerous conditions.

Category:Foreign Travel


The Smithsonian Associates is our nation's outstanding adult learning center for Civil War Studies with thought-provoking courses, seminars, and lectures conducted by outstanding scholars.

Category:Civil War
Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies


The Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (SCEMS) assists the museum community in acquiring and strengthening its understandings and practices of museology. This Web site is one of the Center's tools for serving the educational and informational needs of the field. This site includes links to Museum Employment Opportunities , a Category:Education

Smithsonian Institution


The Smithsonian Institution operates the following interesting websites dealing with the Earth Sciences:

Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center


The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is dedicated to fostering greater understanding, appreciation, and protection of the grand phenomenon of bird migration. The Center focuses on the causes for declines in migratory bird populations, and raises awareness for protecting habitat.

Check out features like: Bird of the Month or Category:Birds

Social Security Administration--Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis


The Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis page is the Social Security Administration's source for retirement and disability research and OASDI (Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) and SSI (Supplemental Security Income) program statistics. On this page you will find access to

  • monthly statistics and the Annual Statistical Supplement
  • Social Security Bulletin
  • Social Security Programs Throughout the World (ta ...


This page from the Social Security Administration gives Social Security Statistics/beneficiary data for Washington state. The Office of Policy also provides Program Data and Earnings and Employment data.

Category:Federal Courts
Soil Surveys


The Soil Surveys website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service, provides detailed data on soil types present in most of the nation's counties. Their "Soil Data Mart" allows a user to determine which soil specific surveys are available online (as PDF documents) an ...

Category:Earth Science


From making spacey things (asteroid potatoes, a momentum machine, Blame El Nino pudding, etc.) to doing spacey things (space trivia game, get a space nose, fall into a black hole, etc.), this website explains everything spacey with games and fun projects. Elementary through secondary students.
Category:Science for Kids


Explanations of the solar system at two levels, one for the younger child and one for middle school and above. Included on both levels information on the Hubble Telescope and the space shuttle Columbia accident. Teachers' center with activities is included.

Category:Science for Kids