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.
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