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Environmental Studies & Policy Collection
Articles about environmental studies and governmental and corporate policies.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Research a health topic or read articles about health and wellness.

Science in Context Tutorial [PDF] Video Tutorial 1 Video Tutorial 2
Science topic overviews, articles, images, and videos and instructions for experiments.

Suggested Websites

Concord Consortium
Online science activities.

Khan Academy
With a library of over 2,700 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 268 practice exercises, Khan Academy helps you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

How Stuff Works: Science
HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works.

Library of Congress Recommended Science & Technology Websites

How Stuff Works: Electronics & Technology

Updated daily by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, you’ll find health information from trusted sources on diseases, conditions, drugs, and supplements. You will also find definitions for medical words, and can view medical Video Tutorials:s or illustrations.

NASA for Students

Physics Central
Sponsored by the American Physical Society, this website provides a vast amount of information about how physics work in your world.

Why Files: The Science Behind the News
Created by the University of Wisconson-Madison, you can read science news, and explore weather, books, science interactions, and watch “Why File TV.”

Science Fair Project Ideas from Science Buddies

Science 360
Science videos from the National Science Foundation.

US Geological Survey: Science in Your Backyard
Massachusetts science news, real-time information, and recommended websites.

Meet Your Teen Librarian!

Robin Fosdick, Morse Institute Library teen librarian

Robin loves Hello Kitty, comics & manga, Halloween, candy, dolls of almost any sort, huge sunglasses, and is mom to a Lab puppy named Nessie (after the Loch Ness monster).

You can usually find Robin in her office right off the Teen Area or you can contact her at: or 508.647.6400 ext 1546.

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