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1 Science Fair Project Database
An index of experiments and projects in all areas of science and many areas of technology from books published in 1990 and later. The primary users are grades K-8 although there are some books intended for older users. It is searchable by general topic, keywords in the experiment, title and other bibliographic information, and grade level. Earlier editions were published in print format. From the Akron-Summit County (OH) Public Library.

*1. 5 Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress
This site provides answers to questions that "deal with everyday phenomena that we often take for granted, but ... can be explained scientifically. ... All of the questions presented on this Web site were asked by researchers and answered by librarians from the Library's Science Reference Services." Searchable and browsable; links to the library's "Ask a Librarian" feature.

*1. 75 Extreme Science
The highest, lowest, biggest, deepest, driest, largest, oldest, fastest, and other extremes in the natural world are available here, suitable for younger students. Each category includes a clear, easy-to-understand explanation of the item and the Map Directory shows the location of each one. Also available are related links.

2 EPA Search Your Community by ZIP Code
A search by zip code of several Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) databases will produce a list of all known hazardous waste sites, general environmental conditions and trends, the current UV rating, a map of regulated sites within the area of choice, and the condition of any watershed.

3 Earthquakes Hazards Program (USGS)
At this site from the U.S. Geological Survey (Menlo Park, CA) you can check the latest earthquake information and reports (including a special on recent California earthquakes) and find out more about quake hazards and preparedness. There are also study resources and links to additional earthquake resources.

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Encyclopedia Mythica
An encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion, divided to six geographical regions: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. Special interest areas (Arthurian legends, Greek heroic legends, bestiary, genealogical tables, etc.) will help your search. LII

Internet Sacred Text Archive

This site consists of "significant primary texts relating to religion and mythology." There are Ancient texts including neolithic, Australian, Pacific, African, Ancient Near East, Greek and Roman, Northern European, Egyptian, Native American, and Modern Pagan. Eastern contains Shinto, Hinduism, I Ching, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Western has a hypertext Bible and other Christian texts, Judaism, Mormonism, Bahai'i, Islam, Zoroastrianism, esoteric, occult, and fringe religions. There are also writings by freethinkers Charles Darwin, Thomas Paine, Mark Twain, Clarence Darrow, and Albert Einstein. LII

Religion -- BBC World Service
Each of the six religions covered -- Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism -- includes the basic tenets of faith, history, and useful links.  Some also include contemporary issues, glossaries, or biographies of major figures.  LII