Curiosity Corner

Discovery more about topics that interest you!

Curiosity Corner
This page offers links to useful resources that may help to answer some simple questions, or jump-start a deeper analysis.
What's the MATTER?

Is that thing ALIVE?

  • Tree of Life 
    • Tree of Life Project: This interactive tool allows you to explore the living world and discover the relationships between all living things on Earth.
    • OneZoom Tree of Life A less technical, but more visual version of the tree of life.

Use the FORCE!

This place is so BIG!
Read about Science!

Links to interesting articles:
Forensic Science: What ‘CSI’ and ‘NCIS’ don’t show you about the lives of crime-scene investigators
Dear College Student- Take Geology: A compelling case for why everyone should have a thoughtful geo-science experience.

Science News websites:
Newsela: News articles that can be adjusted to your specific reading level.
Scientific American: A leading periodical for those interested in scientific advances.
Science News: An outstanding digest of science news from the organizers of the ISEF Science Fair.

Informational Books:
The Ancestor's Tale : What path did human evolution take?
The Billion Dollar Molecule: How has big business changed pharmaceutical development?
A Briefer History of Time: Where did the Earth come from?
Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History: Why is the human breast so unique among animals?
H20: The Biography of Water: Where did water come from, and where will it take us?
Death by Black Hole: What fate will the Earth face?
The Disappearing Spoon: How do the elements on the periodic table affect our daily lives?
The Elegant Universe: Why do some scientists think we are living in one of many universes?
Entropy: Into a Greenhouse World: How do the physical laws of nature limit sustainable human sprawl?
Genome: What does the genetic code of humans say about us?
Guns, Germs and Steel: Why do some peoples still live a stone age existence, while others rule the world?
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: How did a woman from Harrisburg give one of the greatest gift to science?
Letters to a Young Scientist: How is a passion for science critical to our future?
Parasite Rex: What can parasites teach us about survival?
Physics of the Future: How will new inventions affect the world of the future?
The Poisoner's Handbook: How have chemicals and crimes evolved?
Silent Spring: What caused the environmental revolution?
The Sixth Extinction: How are humans causing the sixth great extinction on Earth?
Spark: What is the relationship between exercise and the brain?
Your Inner Fish: Why does my back hurt?

Science Fiction Books:
The Andromeda Strain: A germ from space has arrived on Earth, and only science can save us!
Contact: A message from space causes a scientist to question the relationship between science and faith.
Ender's Game: Aliens have attacked and a small boy has lived his whole life to fight the most important battle in history.
Jurassic Park: Scientists have broken the most important rule: if we can, does it mean we should?
The Martian: Trapped on Mars, and only a man's understanding of science can save him.
Sphere: A strange object in the ocean begs to be explained.

Science in the Cinema
2001: A Space Odyssey
Apollo 13
Jurassic Park
The Fly
Gorillas in the Mist
The Martian
The Matrix
Medicine Man
October Sky
The Right Stuff
Something the Lord Made
Soylent Green

Documentary Films
The Elegant Universe
Evolution (PBS)
March of the Penguins
Planet Earth
Walking with Dinosaurs
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