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Science in the Library

bullet-Books. You can find books on science in the non-fiction books, under Dewey numbers 500-599. Some books on practical and applied science can be found in the 600s, such as books on medicine (610s), engineering (620s), and farming (630s).

bullet-Magazines. The Library has the following magazines that feature scientific material:

  • Chickadee
  • Current Health 1
  • Current Science
  • Dolphin Log
  • Odyssey
  • Owl
  • Ranger Rick
  • Scienceland
  • Super Science

Science on the Web

Here are a few sites to start with:

button-Bill Nye the Science Guy
Bill Nye’s exciting introduction to science includes a "Demo of the Day."
button-Fun Facts about Fungi
A well illustrated presentation devoted to fungi, their uses, and certain particular fungi such as fairy rings, earth stars, and giant puffballs. Brought to you by Robert Fogel, Curator of Fungi at the University of Michigan, and his mushroom-studying colleagues.
button-Wildlife of the Great Lakes Region
Know your neighbors!
button-Magic School Bus
Further explorations with Ms. Frizzle and her students, from the PBS program based on the books by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen.
button-Michigan Endangered Species
Extremely useful lists.
button-National Wildlife Federation
This includes a special kids’ page and a News Media page about current wildlife-related events.
Puzzles from the PBS program.
button-Paleontology without Walls: Introduction to the UCMP Virtual Exhibits
Dinosaurs and geologic time are the main events at this incredible site.
Photographs and further information from the PBS series.
button-Reach for the Stars at U.S. Space Camp
A great place to explore!
button-Windows to the Universe
Produced by the University of Michigan, this introduction to the Earth and space sciences includes planetary science, history, mythology, current events, great graphics, and more; most pages are written on three levels: easy, intermediate, and advanced.


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