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Counties in Utah


Utah Association of Counties
Information on each of Utah's counties, including some information on cities and the meaning of county names.
Utah Counties for Kids
From the Utah State Historical Society, brief information on each of Utah's Counties.
Utah History Encyclopedia
Includes historical information on each of Utah's counties.

County Information


Beaver
Box Elder
Cache
Carbon
Daggett
Davis
Duchesne
Emery
Garfield
Grand
Iron
Juab
Kane
Millard
Morgan
Piute
Rich
Salt Lake
San Juan
Sanpete
Sevier
Summit
Toole
Uintah
Utah
Wasatch
Washington
Wayne
Weber

General


B. J. Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
An award-winning page with hundreds of links to useful sites on the web to help with homework assignments. Now part of the Discovery School.com Student Guide.
Fact Monster Homework Center
An almanac, dictionary, encyclopedia, biography database, atlas, and map library, as well as links to web pages on a variety of school subjects and homework skills.
Homework Center
From the Multnomah County, Oregon Library, links to over 500 sites, divided into categories, to help kids with homework assignments.
Infozone Research Skills
This site walks you through all the steps required to write a research paper or do a school project, with lots of links to other sites. Very thorough and comprehensive.
Jishka Homework Help
This website has information in a lot of different subject areas, including "today's popular topics."

Science Fair Projects


Bill Nye the Science Guy
"Nyelabs Online" has a new science demo every day, along with dozens of experiments on a variety of subjects (click on "home demos" and choose a subject!)
Bizarre Stuff You Can Make in Your Kitchen
A great site that shows you how to make things such as crystal gardens, volcanoes, cartesian divers, and much much more from (mostly) common household materials.
IPL Science Resource Guide
From the Internet Public Library, pages on how to do a science fair project, samples of completed projects, ideas for projects, magazine articles on different areas of science, and resources to help complete a science fair project.
Mad Sci Network
An excellent place to find science information on the WWW, this site includes links to lots of places to find science fair information as well as information on a variety of science topics.
National Student Resource Center
Index of the E-Journal of Student Research. A very plain webpage containing a list of actual science fair reports written by students from around the country, dating back to 1993.
Science Fair Central
From the Discovery Channel School, a web guide to creating science fair projects. Includes project ideas, tip sheets, a list of web sites and useful books, and advice from science writer Janice Van Cleave.
Science Fairs Homepage
Science Fair project ideas for Primary, Elementary, Intermediate, and Senior levels. Also has a page of "Cool links" to other places where you can find ideas.
The Science Explorer
A web page from the San Francisco Exploratorium (science museum) with ideas for interesting science experiments and projects.

Utah and Western History


American West - A Celebration of the Human Spirit
A presentation of the history and development of the American West, from the frontier and Pioneer days with the Wild West, to today's modern West.
Counties in Utah
Websites with information about counties in Utah. Compiled by the Logan Library.
Ghost Towns
A page with lots of photographs and historical information on ghost towns in Utah and other states.
History for Kids
The first place to look. If you are looking for facts about Utah, you can find them here. Everything from Dinosaurs to State Symbols, Geography to the Utah History Encyclopedia is within this site. You can research information here and print it out from home or school.
Mountain Men and the Fur Trade
Sources of the history of the fur trade in the Rocky Mountain West, including diaries, letters, narratives, business records, artwork, and more. An excellent resource.
Multicultural American West
A site for the interactive exchange of ideas, information and educational tools related to the American West in multicultural and intercultural perspective.
Multimedia Archives
From the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah, over 650 collections of historical photographs, indexed alphabetically, numerically, or by subject.
Native American History Archives
Part of the World History Archives, this site includes historical research and documents for Native American history.
Photographs of the American West, 1861-1912
From the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D. C., a large collection of historical photographs.
The West
Home page for the PBS series, "The West," with a large amount of historical information including timelines, biographies, information on places, events, and people of the Old West. Also includes links to other Websites.
Union Pacific Railroad History
An overview of the history of the Union Pacific Railroad, with information about significant individuals, historical equipment, locations, museums, and more. Also includes a lot of railroad-related photographs.
Utah Division of Indian Affairs
Information on Utah Tribes. Tribal Map Links to websites of Utah tribes.
Utah History Encyclopedia
The entire Utah History Encyclopedia online, with full text and 250 photos.
Utah: Pony Express Trail National Back Country Byway
History of the Pony express in Utah, with historical facts and current info on locations and on riding the trail today.