573 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI 02828
Phone: 401-949-3630
Fax: 401-949-0530

Encore Search:
Classic Catalog & View your patron record here

 

Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 (Sept.-May)

Contacts
Driving Directions
Site Map

500 Science

Astronomy and Space
Challenger Center for Space Science Education  (http://www.challenger.org) Information on comets, Mars, Earth, the moon, International Space Station, the Space Shuttle, space probes and the solar system in general.

Constellations and their Stars  (http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/) This site has an alphabetical list of constellations and their stars. It also has links to sky charts.

MSFC Operations Liftoff Review  (http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov) This is a great site for space information.

NASA Kids  (http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html) NASA has created this site for kids, which is full of information and interactive activities.

Nine Planets  (http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html)  This site presents the history, mythology, and current scientific information about the planets, dwarf planets, and their moons. The sun is also discussed as well as objects such as Haley's Comet and the asteroid belt and the Oort Cloud.

Biomes
Rainforest Action Network for Kids  (http://rainforestheroes.com/) General information on life in the rainforest is discussed at this site, but there are no graphics.

Ways of Knowing Trail  (http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/pagegen/wok/index_f4.html) Take an environmental adventure with four local children through the Ituri Forest in cental Africa.

What It's Like Where You Live: Biomes of the World  (http://www.mbgnet.net) The site provides maps and basic information about biomes.

The World's Biomes  (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php) Provides information on various types of biomes including aquatic areas, deserts, tundras, grasslands, and forests.

Dinosaurs
All About Dinosaurs  (http://www.ZoomDinosaurs.com/subjects/dinosaurs/allabout/) This is a great site for information about dinosaurs, and it has some fun links.

Dinosauria  (http://www.dinosauria.com) This site provides basic encyclopedia-like short articles about dinosaurs.  The information is current and there are lots of pictures and links.

Endangered Species and Other Animals
Animal Diversity (http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/index.html) At this site, visitors can find out all sorts of information about various types and species of animals.

ASPCA's Animaland  (http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=kids_home) This child-friendly site offers interactive information on careers, animal care, and general information about animals.

EE-Link Endangered Species  (http://eelink.net/EndSpp/) This site provides information on endangered species --both plants and animals -- by region or name (common or scientific).

Electronic Zoo  (http://netvet.wustl.edu/e-zoo.htm) Information and links about all types of animals are included at this site.

Rainforest Action Network for Kids  (http://rainforestheroes.com/) General information on life in the rainforest is discussed at this site, but there are no graphics.

World Wildlife Federation  (http://www.wwf.org) Here is where you can find some great information about  endangered species.  Maps depict range of animals and comparison data is included.

Wolves  (http://www.boomerwolf.com) Learn the ways of the wolf at this site, which includes lots of information and fun links.

Mathematics
Ask Dr. Math: Elementary School Level (http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.elem.html) Did you ever wonder who uses calculus in their everyday life? Dr. Math has the answer to this question and many others about mathematics.

Ask Dr. Math: Middle School Level (http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/drmath.middle.html) Did you ever wonder who uses calculus in their everyday life? Dr. Math has the answer to this question and many others about mathematics.

CoolMath  (http://www.coolmath.com) This site is fully interactive and allows the user to sharpen basic math skills, play math-related games, and explore new math concepts

National Parks and Zoos
American Zoo and Aquarium Association Homepage  (http://www.aza.org) This site has links to member zoos and aquariums as well as career and conservation program information.

National Parks Service  (http://www.nps.gov) Information about National Parks can be found at this site.   This includes campground information, regional maps, and alphabetical index. There are also links to historical information.

Roger Williams Park Zoo  (http://www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org) This site provides information about a Rhode Island zoo located in Providence, its hours, fees, directions, and exhibit information.

San Diego Zoo  (http://www.sandiegozoo.org/kids/index.html) Descriptions of the zoo's exhibits and inhabitants.   Links to information on endangered species and zoo careers are also included.

Weather
Tornado Project Online  (http://www.tornadoproject.com) A wealth of information about twisters can be found at this site.

United States Geological Survey (http://www.usgs.gov/) Check out this site for information about various types of natural disasters as well as information about some specific examples of each type. Just scroll down and choose the type of disaster you want information about.

Other Science Topics
Cool Science for Curious Kids  (http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/) Created by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, this site offers both on-line and off-line science activities for children of all ages.

Energy Quest  (http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/index.html) Information about the various kinds of energy can be found at this site, which was created by students. The site also has a number of science projects links.

National Caves Association  (http://cavern.com/) The Official Site of the National Caves Association.  Besides information about the organization itself, the site discusses why exploring caves is fun and has pictures of "spotlight" caves. Great for anyone planning to visit caves. 

Science Buddies (http://www.sciencebuddies.org/) Science is an organization empowering students from all walks of life to help themselves and each other develop a love of science and an understanding of the scientific method.

|Index | 001 Generalities |100 Philosophy & Psychology |300 Social Sciences | 400 Languages|
|500 Science |600 Technology |700 Arts & Entertainment|
| 800 Literature |900 Geography & History |
|Authors of the Month| Homework Helper|
| My Rules for Online Safety|