Links

The links below have been selected because I feel they could be beneficial to you as a student in this class and in other math/science classes. I add links as I come across them, and encourage you to let me know of links you find. Also, if any of the links are not working, please let me know so I can remove/fix them.

Astronomy

Astronomy Education and Outreach – General astronomy tutorial, education links, web courses, documents at the UCSD Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences.
http://casswww.ucsd.edu/public/astroed.html

Cambridge Cosmology – Features information on the big bang, galaxies and clusters, Relic radiation, and Inflation.
http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/public/cos_home.html

Earth and Sky – “An award winning daily science radio series heard by millions of listeners on over 950 commercial and public stations and their translators throughout the United States.”
http://www.earthsky.com/

Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST – The values of the fundamental physical constants provided at this site are recommended for international use by CODATA and are the latest available.
http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html

History of Lunar Exploration – A look at the history of the American space program.
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_25th.html

Hubble Space Telescope Public Pictures – A constantly updated page, allowing you full access to public pictures from the Hubble Telescope.
http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pictures.html

Infrared Astronomy – All about infrared astronomy from NASA’s infrared astronomy center: Discovery of infrared, what is infrared and infrared astronomy, history, the infrared universe, gallery, activities, discoveries, missions and a lot of links to IR astronomy sites.
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Outreach/Edu/

NASA – This immense web site covers all areas of astronomy. It also provides links to some of the most relevant and well done sites on the Internet.
http://www.nasa.gov/

PhysicsQuest – Web-based physics investigations/scavenger hunts designed to stimulate research about a topic. Topics covered here are divided into the following areas: mechanics, waves and optics, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and astronomy.
http://physicsquest.homestead.com/index.html

Professor Stephen Hawking Online – Biographical, educational, and scholarly. Also includes a bit of fun (did you know he was on The Simpsons TV show?)
http://www.hawking.org.uk/

Spacetime Wrinkles – Major advances in computation are only now enabling scientists to simulate how black holes form, evolve, and interact. Learn about relativity and its predictions through text and video files at this site.
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Cyberia/NumRel/NumRelHome.html

Biology

Biology Project – Multimedia tours on Developmental Biology, Human Biology, Immunology, Mendelian Genetics, and Molecular Biology.
http://www.biology.arizona.edu/

Cells Alive – Provides high resolution biology images.
http://www.cellsalive.com/

Insectclopedia – A rapidly expanding research portal. Selected resources indexed in Insectclopedia pertain to entomology and its related fields.
http://www.insectclopedia.com/

The Learning Web at the U.S. Geological Survey – dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Visit often and explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps. Learn how Biology, Geology, Hydrology, and Geography can help us understand our changing world.
http://www.usgs.gov/education/index.html

Ocean AdVENTure! – Travel to hydrothermal vents in the sunless depths of the world’s oceans. You’ll discover some of Earth’s most bizarre creatures thriving in one of its strangest habitats. You’ll marvel at megaplumes of super hot water and encounter fantastic geological formations.
http://library.thinkquest.org/18828/

PhET – Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado.
http://phet.colorado.edu/

Chemistry

American Chemical Society – A nonprofit membership organization, founded in 1876 and chartered by a 1937 Act of the U.S. Congress. With a membership of 161,000 chemists, chemical engineers, and other practitioners of the chemical sciences, it is the world’s largest scientific society.
http://www.acs.org/

Chemicool Periodic Table – An interactive periodic table.
http://www.chemicool.com/

The Electromagnetic Spectrum – From NASA, an overview of the different types of electromagnetic waves.
http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/ems/ems.html

Evil Tutor’s Guide: Graphs and Figures – An amusing, yet sincere, look at where students go wrong when producing scientific graphs for school, college and degree level work. CAUTION!!!! This guide illustrates what you should NOT do.
http://www.eviltutor.com/

Jefferson Labs Student Zone – Interactive site the provides students with homework help and fun games about the atom.
http://education.jlab.org/indexpages/index.php

Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST – The values of the fundamental physical constants provided at this site are recommended for international use by CODATA and are the latest available.
http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html

PhET – Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado
http://phet.colorado.edu/

PhysicsQuest – Web-based physics investigations/scavenger hunts designed to stimulate research about a topic. The modern physics section contains a webquest concerning atomic physics, which integrates many chemistry topics.
http://physicsquest.homestead.com/index.html

Earth Science

Earth Fact Sheet – Basic earth statistics from the NSSDC.
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/factsheet/earthfact.html

Exploration of the Earth’s Magnetosphere– Home page of a detailed non-mathematical introduction to the research on the Earth’s magnetic environment in space and its history. Contains master directory of more than 70 related text files.
http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/Education/Intro.htm

Geologic Time – A kid-friendly explanation of deep time.
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/geotime.html

The Learning Web at the U.S. Geological Survey – dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Visit often and explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps. Learn how Biology, Geology, Hydrology, and Geography can help us understand our changing world.
http://www.usgs.gov/education/index.html

PhET – Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado
http://phet.colorado.edu/

Plate Tectonics – A hands-on exercise about plate tectonics and earthquakes from PBS. Requires Shockwave plug-in.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/

Science with NOAA Research – Provides in-depth information about storms, atmosphere, fisheries, the Great Lakes, oceans, and El Nino. Material written expecially for middle school students.
http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/

Volcanoes Online – Learn about volcanoes, plate tectonics and visit volcanoes around the world. Lots of colorful illustrations, activities to do at home, games to play, and a glossary.
http://library.thinkquest.org/17457/

General Science

Elements of Machines – Some simple machines, explained, described and illustrated.
http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/InventorsToolbox.html

Evil Tutor’s Guide: Graphs and Figures – An amusing, yet sincere, look at where students go wrong when producing scientific graphs for school, college and degree level work. CAUTION!!!! This guide illustrates what you should NOT do.
http://www.eviltutor.com/

Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST – The values of the fundamental physical constants provided at this site are recommended for international use by CODATA and are the latest available.
http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html

How Things Work – A service providing answers to questions about physics, science, and how things in the world around us work. Companion to the book by the same name.
http://rabi.phys.virginia.edu/HTW/

Math

Algebra Review in 10 Lessons – “Why? Is a good question to ask. This review of (high school) algebra in 10 lessons is designed to prepare students entering The University of Akron for our Math Placement Exam II.”
http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/mpt_home.html

Ask Dr. Math – A question and answer service for K-12 math students. A searchable archive is available by level and topic, as well as summaries of Frequently Asked Questions. Also provides a history of math through a look at some of the most famous problems mathematicians have ever tackled.
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/

Discovering Trigonometry – A fast paced overview of Trigonmetry.
http://catcode.com/trig/index.html

Eric Weisstein’s World of Mathematics – This site is advertised as “the web’s most extensive mathematics resource.” It provides a comprehensive and interactive mathematics encyclopedia. Subject matter is covered in-depth; entries and cross-references are extensive. This site is a “must-see” for mathematics educators.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/

Evil Tutor’s Guide: Graphs and Figures – An amusing, yet sincere, look at where students go wrong when producing scientific graphs for school, college and degree level work. CAUTION!!!! This guide illustrates what you should NOT do.
http://www.eviltutor.com/

Fireworks, Half a Dozen Pi’s, and the Fourth of July – Estimate the size of fireworks bursts in the sky using a simple formula. Article includes discussion of physics and math involved.
http://www.efg2.com/Lab/ScienceAndEngineering/Fireworks/

Galileo and Einstein Course – Full lecture notes, applets, and flashlets from an introductory course taught at the University of Virginia focusing on how these two men revolutionized our perception of the universe.
http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/

An Introduction to Trigonometry – A very comprehensive site.
http://www.ping.be/~ping1339/gonio.htm

PhET – Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado
http://phet.colorado.edu/

A Short Course in Trigonometry – A great primer.
http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/trig/

Physics

Amusement Park Physics – Explores how the laws of physics play a role in the design of amusement park rides. Activities invite visitors to design a roller coaster and determine the outcomes of bumper car collisions. Links to related sites are provided.
http://www.learner.org/interactives/parkphysics/

The Electromagnetic Spectrum – From NASA, an overview of the different types of electromagnetic waves.
http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/ems/ems.html

Evil Tutor’s Guide: Graphs and Figures – An amusing, yet sincere, look at where students go wrong when producing scientific graphs for school, college and degree level work.
http://www.eviltutor.com/

Fireworks, Half a Dozen Pi’s, and the Fourth of July – Estimate the size of fireworks bursts in the sky using a simple formula. Article includes discussion of physics and math involved.
http://www.efg2.com/Lab/ScienceAndEngineering/Fireworks/

Fizzics Fizzle – Interactive guide to physics. Has three levels of instruction: beginner, intermediate and advanced.
http://library.thinkquest.org/16600/

Fundamental Physical Constants from NIST – The values of the fundamental physical constants provided at this site are recommended for international use by CODATA and are the latest available.
http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html

How Things Work – A service providing answers to questions about physics, science, and how things in the world around us work. Companion to the book by the same name.
http://rabi.phys.virginia.edu/HTW/

Galileo and Einstein Course – Full lecture notes, applets, and flashlets from an introductory course taught at the University of Virginia focusing on how these two men revolutionized our perception of the universe.
http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/

Glossary of Color Science Terms – When one speaks about color, some of these terms are sure to be used.
http://www.uic.edu/~hilbert/Glossary.html

Light Refraction – Uses example of sphere on a checkerboard to show how light is refracted.
http://id.mind.net/~zona/mstm/physics/light/rayOptics/refraction/refraction1.html

Live The Physics – Somewhat interactive site which intends to help with all sorts of physics homework and studying issues, and even allows you to e-mail questions to the authors.
http://library.thinkquest.org/13526/

Optics 4 Kids – Tells about the science of light and answers common questions. Also explores careers in optics. From the Optical Society of America.
http://www.optics4kids.org/

Optics for Kids – An overview of the basics of optics, also discusses careers in science and engineering.
http://www.opticalres.com/kidoptx.html

PhET
Fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena from the PhET project at the University of Colorado
http://phet.colorado.edu/

Physics 2000 – An interactive journey through modern physics. Have fun learning visually and conceptually about 20th century science and high-tech devices. Uses Java applets.
http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl

The Physics Classroom – An interactive website containing multimedia tools demonstrated a wide variety of physics concepts.
http://www.physicsclassroom.com

PhysicsQuest
Web-based physics investigations/scavenger hunts designed to stimulate research about a topic. Topics covered here are divided into the following areas: mechanics, waves and optics, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and astronomy.
http://physicsquest.homestead.com/index.html

Professor Stephen Hawking Online – Biographical, educational, and scholarly. Also includes a bit of fun (did you know he was on The Simpsons TV show?)
http://www.hawking.org.uk/

The Soundry, a Site About Sound – An exciting, interactive, and educational web site about sound. Covers everything from the most basic concepts of what sound actually is to the specifics of how humans perceive it. Requires java-enabled browser and shockwave plug-in to enjoy the whole site. Uses frames.
http://library.thinkquest.org/19537/

Spacetime Wrinkles – Major advances in computation are only now enabling scientists to simulate how black holes form, evolve, and interact. Learn about relativity and its predictions through text and video files at this site.
http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Cyberia/NumRel/NumRelHome.html

Teaching

efg’s Computer Lab: Color Mix Lab Report – Interactive demonstration of mixing additive or subtractive colors.
http://www.efg2.com/Lab/Graphics/Colors/ColorMix.htm

Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Nye Labs Online – Acts as a supplement to the popular video series. A very entertaining and Interactive site.
http://www.billnye.com/

Creative Chemistry – Worksheets, teachers and technicians notes for activities suitable for a Chemistry Club. Question sheets and practical guides for GCSE Chemistry. Interactive revision quizzes, puzzles and the Sc1 Tune-up Garage.
http://www.creative-chemistry.org.uk/

Discovery Channel Online – A fantastic site! This is one of the most active and comprehensive science sites on Internet. Live “animal cams” seem to be everyone’s favorite section of this site.
http://www.discovery.com/

Exploratorium – One of the first science museums to build a site on the World Wide Web. Included in the site are more than 10,000 Web pages and hundreds of sound and video files, exploring hundreds of different topics.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/

Jefferson Labs – As a world-class research facility, Jefferson Lab is a valued partner to the local, regional and national education community. Jefferson Lab’s long-term commitment to science education continues to focus on increasing the number of teachers with a substantial background in math and science, strengthening the motivation and preparation of all students, especially minorities and females, and addressing the serious under representation of minorities and females in science, math, engineering and technology careers.
http://education.jlab.org/index.php

The Learning Web at the U.S. Geological Survey – dedicated to K-12 education, exploration, and life-long learning. Visit often and explore things on, in, around, and about the Earth such as plants and animals, land, water, and maps. Learn how Biology, Geology, Hydrology, and Geography can help us understand our changing world.
http://www.usgs.gov/education/index.html

Molecular Expressions: Science, Optics and You – An educational resource for the science of optics and the physics of light and color intended for teachers, students, and the general public.
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/optics/

National Science Foundation – “The National Science Foundation is an independent U.S. government agency responsible for promoting science and engineering through programs that invest over $3.3 billion per year in almost 20,000 research and education projects in science and engineering.”
http://www.nsf.gov/

Nebraska Earth Science Education Network – Collection of activities, lessons, data, workshops links and resources for educators and students interested in Earth Science activities (K-12).
http://nesen.unl.edu/

Oatmeal Box Pinhole Photography – Photo gallery plus directions to make a pinhole camera, take pictures and develop them. Also, links to other pinhole camera sites.
http://users.rcn.com/stewoody/

Optics for Kids – An overview of the basics of optics, also discusses careers in science and engineering.
http://www.opticalres.com/kidoptx.html

Plate Tectonics – A hands-on exercise about plate tectonics and earthquakes from PBS. Requires Shockwave plug-in.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/tectonics/

The Physics Classroom – An interactive website containing multimedia tools demonstrated a wide variety of physics concepts.
http://www.physicsclassroom.com

Science Learning Network – The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education.
http://www.sln.org/

Teach-nology – Online database of teacher resources from lesson plans to useful links.
http://www.teach-nology.com

Miscellaneous

Critique and Commentary on the Science of Star Trek – Scientist working at NASA takes the time to briefly analyze various Star Trek scientific issues. An easy read, and a good one.
http://ssdoo.gsfc.nasa.gov/education/just_for_fun/startrek.html

Fireworks, Half a Dozen Pi’s, and the Fourth of July – Estimate the size of fireworks bursts in the sky using a simple formula. Article includes discussion of physics and math involved.
http://www.efg2.com/Lab/ScienceAndEngineering/Fireworks/

How Things Work – A service providing answers to questions about physics, science, and how things in the world around us work. Companion to the book by the same name.
http://rabi.phys.virginia.edu/HTW/



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