Blank gif
An Educator's Guide to Technology and the Web
Search Internet@Schools
Subscribe Today!

View Current Issue
View Past Issues

Internet @ Schools

Facts On File Adds Videos, Color Diagrams, New Content to Science Online

Posted Oct 4, 2007
Bookmark and Share

Facts On File has announced the introduction of videos to Science Online, along with color diagrams, experiments, photographs, and essays.

More than 280 new videos have been added, covering a range of scientific topics in an entertaining and accessible way. Teachers, students, and researchers will find these videos helpful in exploring the basic principles of scientific inquiry, seeing what nuclear reactions and black holes look like, viewing clips of interviews with the inventors of the first computers, and more, the announcement states.

Each video is accompanied by a detail page that includes a brief description of the material in the clip, the running time, links to related videos, and suggested searches.

Videos are searchable and appear in the “Images, Videos & Animations” tab as well as the “All Results” tab. A new “Videos and Animations” link has been added to the home page under the “Browse Science Resources” head.

Videos are also browsable alphabetically or by using the “View by Subject” drop-down box. Alternatively, visit the “Explore Subject” pages to view videos organized by subject.

More than 550 newly colored diagrams and more than 400 photographs and illustrations have been added. The photographs and illustrations have also been embedded into essays across a wide variety of scientific disciplines enabling users to better visualize ideas and processes.

New essays have been added from a variety of subjects, including space and astronomy, botany, marine biology, and biotechnology. Many essays include accompanying images that can be enlarged and opened with a caption, as well as links to related articles and experiments, suggested searches, citation information, and persistent “Record URL” links.

Source: Facts on File,

Blank gif