Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
EDIS is the one, official reference source for all current UF/IFAS reviewed and approved numbered publications, both electronic and print-only. The electronic repository contains over 4,000 publications related to agriculture, natural resources, the environment, and human and rural development. The database is updated twice a week, so check back frequently for the latest information!
Council For Agricultural Science and Technology
This is the science source for food, agricultural and environmental issues. The mission of the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) is to identify food and fiber, environmental, and other agricultural issues and to interpret related scientific research information.
Welcome to Sci4Kids!
Sci4Kids is an e-zine--an online series of stories--about what scientists do at the Agricultural Research Service. Geared to kids about 8 to 13 years old, Sci4Kids is produced by the ARS Information Staff in Beltsville, Maryland. Whatever your interest in science, Sci4Kids will help you find out that it can be fun as well as informative. And Sci4Kids can help you see that science is not something far away in a laboratory; it's wired right into your daily life--to the food you eat, the clothes you wear, the water you drink.
Careers in Cereal Chemistry
Cereal Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, and properties of cereals and the reactions or transformations they undergo. Cereals are plants such as wheat, rice, corn, barley, rye, oats, and millet, which produce grains that are the base of the world's food supply. Because of the importance of cereals as food for humans and animals, the field of cereal chemistry continues to grow as an important scientific career.
American Society of Agronomy
Founded in 1907, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is dedicated to the development of agriculture enabled by science, in harmony with environmental and human values. The Society supports scientific, educational, and professional activities that enhance communication and technology transfer among agronomists and those in related disciplines on topics of local, regional, national, and international significance.
Crop Science Society of America
Founded in 1955, this Society is truly international in scope with members in more than 100 countries who are advancing the discipline of crop science by acquiring and disseminating information about crops in relation to seed genetics and plant breeding; crop physiology; crop production, quality and ecology; crop germplasm resources; and environmental quality.
Soil Science Society of America
The primary purpose of this Society is to advance the discipline and practice of soil science by acquiring and disseminating information about soils in relation to crop production, environmental quality, ecosystem sustainability, bioremediation, waste management and recycling, and wise land use.
Forests For Our Future
Presented by TAPPI, the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Presented by TAPPI, the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Careers in Plant Science / Careers in Agronomy, Crops and Soils (University of Florida)
As we enter the next century, the greatest challenge we face is to increase food supplies while maintaining a healthy environment. Academic, research, and extension programs of the Department of Agronomy are dedicated to address this challenge.
I Want to be a Veterinarian
Most people think of Veterinarians as physicians to the animal world. But at its core veterinary medicine is a science, and caring for the health of animals is only one part of what veterinarians do. Yes, veterinarians treat family pets and farm animals. However, they also research treatments for illness in both animals and humans, oversee food production to ensure its safety, and play a leading role in government public-health efforts.
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Addressing the interests of producers and consumers of food and fiber, the interests of animal owners, and those of pet owners, AAVMC's principal goal is improving the quality of human and animal life. Specifically, the assocition continues to address societal concerns about food safety, advance veterinary education, improve animal health and well-being, strengthen biomedical research and enhance environmental quality.
Penn State College of Agriculture Sciences' List of Agriculture Careers and Outlooks
Penn State's goal is to become a national leader in the integration of teaching, research, and service --- and this site adds validity to that mission statement by providing lots of resources, news and information. Check it out!
Careers in Food Science (Rutgers University, NJ)
The major technological support of the food processing industry comes from food scientists who use their training and experience to convert raw foods into quality products quickly, efficiently, and with a minimum of waste. They are directly concerned with the industry's high standards of quality, new manufacturing methods, new preservation techniques, and new packaging materials. Their knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other basic and applied sciences plays an important part in maintaining the flavor, color, texture, nutritional value, and safety of our food.
UW-RF Animal Science
Animal science is one of the most popular majors at UW-RF. Students take the basic courses in English, speech, social sciences, economics, biology and chemistry which are essential to any option in animal science. Basic studies in agriculture encompass courses in animal, plant and soil science, agricultural economics and agricultural engineering. In addition, the student also takes core courses in nutrition, feeds and feeding, genetics, physiology, animal health, and milk or meats, which provide a foundation for emphasis in one of the following options...
Chico High School Library Helpful Bookmarks
Agriculture Trailways: places on the Web that offer links to a variety of information related to agriculture. Good places to start when you just want to browse through links that someone with an interest in agriculture has collected and organized.
Award-winning science fair projects
Winners from the Virtual Science and Mathematics Fair.
Here you'll find links to different projects and ideas for your school's next science fair. Discover the wonderful world of science with these tips and materials from the professionals.
Chicago Public Library Science Resource Page
A page with useful ideas for science fair projects. While the site is specific to one physical library, you can probably find many of the same books near you.
Cybersapce Middle School - Science Fair
A great page for getting help with the beginning stages of your science fair project. It includes a "help desk" where you can ask questions, suggestions of possible project topics, and more.
Explore science and math fun and facts on the Internet! Dr. Internet will help you to find stuff that can help with your homework or your science project ... or that is just cool!
Guide to Florida Plant Life
Check out the Sustainable Agriculture Library for lots of project ideas and info!
Harvard University's Virtual Library
Hundreds of topics for science fair projects!
Independent School District 77
Includes the cities of Mankato and North Mankato, a public school system serving over 7000 students in grades K-12. There is a ton of stuff here to help you with science projects, including: steps to preparing a science project
www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/steps.html; finding an idea for a project
www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/ideas.html; what makes a good project
www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/goodproject.html ; and project guides at
introductory www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/SciProjIntro.html and
intermediate levels www.isd77.k12.mn.us/resources/cf/SciProjInter.html.
Florida Forestry Association
Loaded with information on the field of forestry and everything you want to know about trees. There's even a special educational section called Project Learning Tree.
Need help with inventions?
Check out these sites for ideas, help, resources and more!
How to Invent by Royal Ideas and Inventions www.rii.com.au/r4howtoi.html
The Eureka Club: A Resource for Inventors www.wdi.co.uk/eureka/welcome.htm
Hands-on activities for kids from all planets! Calling all kids who live, work, and play on this big ball floating in space we call Planet Earth! We invite you to help with an experiment being done across the entire country!
National Future Farmers of America Agriscience Fair
The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who are studying the application of scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. You'll find everything you need to know about the divisions, rules, judging, awards, and participation in this science fair!
The Science Club
Kids' Science Projects: Comments from other experimenters!
Book List for kids' science experiments! Great Books and experiment/project sources! Science Fair Ideas and more!
Science Fair Idea Exchange
Got an old and unused (but cool) idea for a science fair project? Why not add it here and let someone else go wild with it. Looking for a science fair idea? Check out the archives!
Science Fair Research Directory
This is part of NASAs Spacelink page. Its full of information on topics and general resources for science projects prepared by the science experts at NASA and guidelines for science fair projects from the Kennedy Space Center. http://atlas.ksc.nasa.gov/education/general/scifair.html.
Science Fair Primer
This primer is written to help students develop science fair projects. These ideas have been developed by Ted Rowan over twenty years of experience teaching science through research projects. Feel free to copy, use, and expand upon any ideas here!
Science Fairs Home Page
"You never know where a science fair project can take you!" This site has everything from cool links to information on the most recent Canada-Wide Science Fair to many science projectideas.
The California State Science Fair
The final science fair of the academic year for students throughout the State of California in grades 7 - 12, serving California's future scientists since 1952. It is hosted by the California Museum of Science and Industry.
London Distirict Science & Technology Fair
This site is from the G. A. Wheable Centre for Adult Education and includes everything you need to know about participating and entering the 1997 Science Olympics.
Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)
This site has lots of neat information on science fairs, technology expositions, special events and activities in Connecticut.
This Library page is an attempt to provide a single comprehensive list of every science fair accessible through the World Wide Web, whether of global or local scope.
Michigan Electronic Library
This site has links to Michigan Science Fairs and Forums and lots of tips and information for executing a successful science fair project!
Projects and Experiments for Young Scientists
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has identified resources that can help you get started on your project or find more information. This bibliography contains 140 citations from the AGRICOLA database and was produced by Mary Stevanus, Technology Transfer Information Center in January 1999.
Need graphics for your science projects or web pages?
Let's go surfin' and get some cool stuff...
netCREATORS Icon Page
Your one-stop source for free web graphics. An extensive collection of high quality animated gifs and other images for use when constructing web pages.
The Animation Factory
There are currently 20,000 'all-original' animated gifs in the Animation Factory.
Click here for logos, buttons and banners, and more!
The Free Site
Home of the Web's best freebies --- bringing you fresh listings and reviews of all the best freebies that are available on the Net.
Andy's Art Attack
This site contains 100's of original animations, buttons, bullet points and backgrounds that you are free to use on your website. It also contains 100's of pages of Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Java & graphics tips so be sure to bookmark the site and then start exploring. New stuff is added every few weeks.
A-1 Icon Archive
300,000 free web graphics at the click of a mouse! Icons, balls, backgrounds, bars, graphics, animated gifs, clip art, and more! This site is constantly updated, so bookmark it now!