Science Department Resources

New Books (10/30/13)
Old Man River : the Mississippi River in North American history
Countdown : our last, best hope for a future on Earth?
“The troubled roar of the waters” : Vermont in flood and recovery, 1927-1931
The story of the human body : evolution, health, and disease
Oil and honey : the education of an unlikely activist
Brilliant! : shining a light on sustainable energy

Academic Databases

Science in Context
Features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center presents the most debated topics in an easy-to-use format.  pass: piper

Encyclopedia Britannica School Edition
Britannica Online School Edition provides access to four complete encyclopedia as well as magazine articles, links to web sites, and multimedia tools like video and audio files.  username: harwoodvt  pass: school

InfoTrac Newsstand
InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.

Academic OneFile
Academic OneFile offers millions of full-text articles including peer-reviewed articles from the world’s leading journals and reference sources.  This is a great first step when researching.

Gale PowerSearch
PowerSearch from Gale offers access to journals, books, videos, newspapers and more.  Limit your search by using the left-hand sidebar options.  pass: soda

General OneFile
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics

Online Resources
Teach the Earth
Stellarium
NASA Education
Learn.Genetics (Interactive: Build a DNA Molecule, Cell Size & Scale, Mice & Drug Use, Cloning, Fight or Flight, etc.)
Scitable
Impact: Earth! (Enter the projectile parameters, angle and velocity to calculate what would happen if the object were to actually hit Earth)

 
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