Science Research Library

  • Here you will find links to articles or databases that are suitable for the construction of a non-fiction research project.  The links are categorized to aid in speeding up your research.  ALWAYS cite any writing that is not from your own ideas!

    Geologic Timescale Project

    SOME SITES REQUIRE A PASSWORD- ASK MR.MEYERS FOR THE PASSWORD.

    The Paleozoic Era-  This book covers explosion of life in Earth's oceans, specific organisms, climate, and significant geologic data with respect to the period. 

    The Greatest Mass Extinction-  Read about the largest mass extinction event in geologic history from these articles.  (Permian Extinction, Mass Extinction)

    The Mesozoic Era- This book covers the rise of reptiles, major lifeforms of the Mesozoic , climate changes, and significant geologic data with respect to the period. 

    The K-T Event (dinosaur extinction)-  This article describes the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and the subsequent ecological and geologic changes that occurred. 

    The Cenozoic Era-  This book covers major lifeforms of the Cenozoic, changes in climate, and ice ages.

    Geologic Time Scale-  This website is a hyperlinked time scale that contains useful information about each period

    Geologic Time Scale- This website contains a timescale with events listed next to important years

    BBC Nature History of Life-  This site breaks down each period with useful information

    Biome Research Project (right click and open in new tab or paste web address into your url)

    Information for all biomes
    • http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/
    Animals from all countries
    • http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/facts/
    Animals from all countries
    • http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/planet-earth/animals/animals.html
    Biome Database
    • http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/
    Rainforest animals
    • http://www.rainforestanimals.net/
    Tundra animals
    • http://www.tundraanimals.net/
    Animal Database
    • http://www.theanimalspot.com/animalsoftheworld.htm
    Grassland biome
    • http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/grass.htm
    Boreal Forest biome
    • http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/boreal.htm
    Deciduous Forest biome
    • http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/biotemperate.php
    PA Deciduous Forest
    • http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/wildlife/9109
    Coral Reefs
    • http://www.thewildclassroom.com/biomes/coralreef.html


    Environmental Issue Newsletter Options
    Energy from Coal
    • http://www.americaspower.org/issues-policy
    • http://www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/powersystems/index.html
    • http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/clean-coal.htm
    • http://www.coal-is-dirty.com/coal-effects-on-family-health