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EDUCATION URLs

K-12 RESOURCES
Chemistry - Companies - Earth Science - Math - Organizations - Periodicals - Physics - UCB - Videos

2061 -- Project 2061 -- http://project2061.aaas.org/ -- Science Literacy -- Project 2061 Tools http://www.project2061.org/publications/default.htm Science NetLinks lists a large number of science and math links, all screened by an "expert review board". 

AIMS Education Foundation http://www.AIMSedu.org/

Air Quality -- California Air Resources Board education web site http://www.arb.ca.gov/knowzone/knowzone.htm

ANIMATIONS

  • VARIETY OF SCIENCE VIDEOS, sciencehack, (suggested by Keith A. McKain), there is no earth science category but there are a variety of YouTube videos here that will interest anyone interested in science. http://sciencehack.com/
  • CLASSACTION, NSF CCLI-ASA, (suggested by David Doe), Interactive Classroom Materials for Introductory Astronomy, University of Nebraska, find a variety of highly interactive animations dealing with astronomy. Instructor’s manuals and PowerPoints are available. http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/

Archaeology--http://www.learningsites.com -- 3D Renderings of archaeological sites

Annenberg/CPB Channel http://www.learner.org/channel/ Interactive math & science educational media, including courses for teachers.

Astrobiology http://astrobio.terc.edu/ -- at TERC

The Atom's Family -- Miami Science Center -- http://www.miamisci.org/af/sln/

ATT education support http://www.att.com/foundation/

Biographies

Biotechnology--Access Excellence http://www.accessexcellence.org

Brain - http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/learning-strategies/ - an interactive infographic with explanations of different brain areas.

Britannica http://www.eb.com/

Bubbles http://bubbles.org/

Calculators

California Science

  • A Guide to Selecting & Purchasing Science Instructional Materialshttp://www.k12Alliance.net/ from the K12 Alliance; includes Maps of Instructional Materials to the Standards
  • California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. http://star.cde.ca.gov

California Standards for Public Schools K-12 -- http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/ 

California Science Teachers Association (CSTA) http://www.cascience.org/

Camera Obscura for smart phone - http://cheezburger.com/7026443008

Careers--

Chemistry -- Companies -- Earth Science -- Math -- Organizations -- Periodicals -- Physics

CHEMISTRY

Choices for the 21st Century Education Project http://www.choices.edu/ Global Environmental Problems

CLASS (Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey) - http://class.colorado.edu/ - Carl Wieman

Closeminded Science http://www.eskimo.com/~billb/weird/wclose.html

Colleges

COLORCUBE: 3D Color Puzzle made of plastic cubes and nylon rods (176 pieces) in a 9" cube. It's a teaching tool for learning the advanced principles of color that govern the human eye, television, computers, and digital printing.

Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) http://www.csicop.org

Chemistry -- Companies -- Earth Science -- Math -- Organizations -- Periodicals -- Physics

COMPANIES

Computers

Constants -- Fundamental Constants -- http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Constants/index.html -- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

The Constitution of the United States http://www.constitution.org/wr/rawle-00.htm

Controversy in Science

  • Gravity Theory
    • http://www.metaresearch.org/cosmology/gravity/gravity.asp -- The Speed of Gravity - What the Experiments Say, Van Flandern, discusses all the experimental evidence that bears on the intriguing question of the speed of gravity, concluding that it must be many orders of magnitude faster than light in forward time (i.e., no causality violations). Caution: same author also has "proof" that the Face on Mars must be of non-natural origin.

Demonstrations - Wiki of Demos http://scidaho.org/wikidemo/index.php?title=Main_Page - Please add your favorite demo (and images of it) to the site for everyone to use. Created by T. Woody Sobey, Discovery Center of Idaho

Dive and Discover http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/ -- brings you right on board a series of research cruises to the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Discovery Channel -- http://discoveryschool.com/ programs, lesson plans

Distance Learning -- Online Courses

Earth and Sky radio program -- http://earthsky.org/

Earthquakes http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/ -- Recent earthquakes in California http://quake.wr.usgs.gov/recenteqs/

Chemistry -- Companies -- Earth Science -- Math -- Organizations -- Periodicals -- Physics

EARTH SCIENCE

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU) http://www.agu.org/ -- Nov. 30, 2001 -- AGI got a $1.7 million NSF grant to develop an inquiry-based Earth science textbook for middle-school students over the next three years. The new curriculum-development effort, Project CUES (Constructing Understandings of Earth Systems), will be based upon the modular Investigating Earth Systems program recently released by AGI. CUES will feature more than 50 "profiles in Earth system science." These inquiry narratives will be written by scientists about the fundamental questions they are exploring and the ways they use Earth science to tackle issues that confront society. In addition, CUES will feature 40 guided inquiry investigations, extended student-driven research projects on local issues, as well as four videos that provide additional profiles of Earth scientists at work. CUES is planned to be available commercially for the 2005-2006 school year by It's About Time Publishing of Armonk, NY. For more information, visit the AGI web site, http://www.agiweb.org/education, or contact Dr. Michael J. Smith, AGI Education Director, at msmith@agiweb.org. Eisenhower National Clearinghouse http://www.enc.org WestEd Eisenhower Regional Consortium http://www.wested.org/werc/
  • California Mineral Education Foundation http://www.calmineraled.org/
  • Center for Earth and Space Science Education (CESSE) http://CESSE.terc.edu/ aresearch and development centers for pre-college Earth and space science education. CESSE is based at TERC in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Earth Science Picture of the Day - http://epod.usra.edu
  • Global Systems Science (GSS) integrated high school science course - http://lhs.berkeley.edu/gss
  • Google Earth teacher manual - http://stevekluge.com/geoscience/ges
  • Magnetic Declination - Estimated Value - http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/seg/geomag/jsp/Declination.jsp
  • Mineral Information Institute - http://www.mii.org/
  • National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) http://www.nestanet.org - The Earth Scientist magazine

The Electronic Journal of Science Education -- http://unr.edu/homepage/jcannon/ejse/ejse.html -- the first peer reviewed electronic journal of its kind devoted to the timely sharing of science education information via the World Wide Web.

Environmental Education

ERIC Clearinghouse http://www.eric.ed.gov/

Event Based Science (middle school) http://www.Mcps.k12.md.us/departments/eventscience/ -- Newsworthy events establish the relevance of science topics; authentic tasks create the need-to-know more about those topics; and lively interviews, photographs, Web pages, and inquiry-based science activities create a desire to know more about those topics.

Evolution

Exemplary and promising Science Programs -- http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ORAD/KAD/expert_panel/newscience_progs.html

Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry -- http://www.exploratorium.edu/IFI/index.html -- provides workshops, programs, on-line support

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE) http://www.ed.gov/free

Feinman Anecdotes http://www.feynman.com/anecdotes.htm

First Amendment Schools -- http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/ -- "Schools must not only teach the First Amendment; they must also find ways to model and apply the democratic first principles that they are charged with teaching."

FlexBook -- Free digital STEM textbooks http://ck12.org/flexbook

FlexMath -- free Algebra 1 curriculum http://flexmath.ck12.org

Forestry Institute for Teachers http://www.forestryinstitute.org/ -- 1-800-738-8733 (TREE) Year 2001 Institutes: June 17-23; July 15-21; July 29-Aug 4.

Fuel Cells

Gardening

Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) http://www.thegateway.org/ sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and is a special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology.

George Lucas Educational Foundation http://glef.org/welcome.html

Global Change Research Information Office http://www.gcrio.org

GLOBE--Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment; http://www.globe.gov a Global Lab Project from TERC: worldwide network of students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand the global environment. GLOBE students make environmental observations at or near their schools and report their data through the Internet. Scientists use GLOBE data in their research and provide feedback to the students to enrich their science education.

Global Schoolhouse http://gsn.org

Google Scholar - http://scholar.google.com provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

Grants

Great Canadian Science Web Site http://fas.sfu.ca/css/gcs/main.html

Green Teacher Magazine http://www.greenteacher.com/

History

Hotmath--Math Problem help http://hotmath.com/

How Stuff Works http://www.howstuffworks.com/

Hurricanes http://www.miamisci.org/hurricane/hurricane0.html

Image Processing -- Center for Image Processing and Education (CIPE) http://cipe.com/ uses NIH Image

Interactive Physics -- http://www.interactivephysics.com/

Jason Project http://www.jasonproject.org/ Explore life undersea via robot submersibles. 

Kid'sClick http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/KidsClick!/ -- web search for kids (below grade 7) by librarians

Laptops for Teachers -- http://www.teacherlaptop.org/ -- The Foundation's goal is to make it possible for every K-12 teacher in America to receive a state-of-the-art laptop computer with Internet service for home at no charge. If you go to the teacher registration page, they will notify you immediately when official registration for the Teacher Laptop program gets underway.

Learning Disabilities http://www.ld.org/

LESSON PLANS/ACTIVITIES

Little Shop of Physics -- Colorado State University hands-on science outreach program http://littleshop.physics.colostate.edu/

Mad Scientist Network http://www.madsci.org/ --" ask a scientist" type site.

Massage therapy schools - http://MassageSchool.org

Chemistry -- Companies -- Earth Science -- Math -- Organizations -- Periodicals -- Physics

MATHEMATICS

math-and-reading-help-for-kids.org

Mentoring http://www.edc.org/CCT/telementoring/ Telementoring Young Women in Science, Engineering, and Computing, is a project of EDC/Center for Children & Technology and is funded by the National Science Foundation,

Metric System http://lamar.colostate.edu/~hillger/ -- US Metric Association

Mindful Education

Mini Grants, Information and Freebies - http://www.c3.lanl.gov/~jspeck/mini-grants.html

The Mining Company (Gayle Olsen) http://kidscience.miningco.com

Misconceptions

Montana State Univ. Courses http://www.montana.edu/wwwxs Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Astronomy, Landforms/Lifeforms, Immunology, Food Biotechnology ; Dr. Christian Stryker, Office of Extended Studies, Montana State University |, Bozeman, MT | uxscx@montana.edu

Mrs Silverman's Second Grade Class http://www.kids-learn.org/class98/

Multicultural Pavilion http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/multicultural/

Museums and Science Centers

  • Guide to Informal Science Centers http://www.scienceadventures.org/
  • Museum educator's listserve: museum-ed; sign up by sending an e-mail to: listproc@mtn.org; In the body of the message, type: subscribe museum-ed [name] where [name] is your own name - not your e-mail address. (Do not use brackets.) Leave the subject line blank. To submit a message, send it to: museum-ed@mtn.org
  • Museums and Learning--a Guide for Family Visits http://www.ed.gov/pubs/Museum/ (U.S. Department of Education)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Resourceshttp://www.education.noaa.gov/ National Science and Technology Week http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nstw/start.htm

National Science Education Standards (NSES) http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/ published by National Academy of Sciences

National Science Foundation (NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/

National Sky Awareness Week -- sky data exchange http://www.weatherworks.com

New York Times http://www.nytimes.com

NASA Education Links

National Center on Education and the Economy --Performance Standardshttp://www.ncee.org

National Chemistry Week http://www.acs.org/ncw/

National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) http://scienceteacher.org/ offers graduate-credit science and mathematics courses to teachers nationally. Teachers are able to participate in the telecomputing courses from convenient home or work locations via the Internet.

Newton's Aquarium http://www.eureka.ca/ n-body gravity simulator--from Eureka

NOVA (PBS) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/

Oceanography course http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/ocean608/

On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research http://www.nas.edu

Chemistry -- Companies -- Earth Science -- Math -- Organizations -- Periodicals -- Physics

ORGANIZATIONS

Parents Role in Education -- http://www.nsta.org/parents/

PBS http://www.pbs.org/ Most of these links have classroom activities...

Chemistry -- Companies -- Earth Science -- Math -- Organizations -- Periodicals -- Physics

PERIODICALS

Peterson's Guides, Inc. http://www.petersons.com
searchable data on education instututions

Chemistry -- Companies -- Earth Science -- Math -- Organizations -- Periodicals -- Physics

PHYSICS

Physiology

Pinhole Cameras http://www.paintcancamera.com/

Powers of Ten http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html By the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, The Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Private Universe Project -- Teachers' Lab http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/

Problem-Based Learning

Practical Uses of Math and Science http://pumas.jpl.nasa.gov/

Questions and Answers in science

Reference Desk--Virtual --http://www.vrd.org/locator/subject.shtml

RISE--Resources for Involving Scientist in Education http://www.nas.edu/rise/

Rural Schools http://www.ruralschools.org/ Organizations Concerned about Rural Education (OCRE) is a coalition of more than two dozen education, farm, rural, technology and utility organizations with common concern for the economic future of rural America, particularly, the education of rural children.

School District Profiles http://www.sunspace.com

Science Education Newsgroup: news://schl.call.mathsci

Science Fair

Science Friday http://www.npr.org/programs/scifri/ Talk of the Nation: Science Friday is a science talk-show which can be heard each Friday afternoon, 2-4 pm ET over National Public Radio (NPR).

Science Learning Network http://www.sln.org/

Science on a Sphere (SOS) - formerly "The Blue Marble" - http://sos.noaa.gov

School Curriculum On Line Resource for Educators (SCORE) http://score.k12.ca.us/ database with teacher reviewed sites as well as built-in lessons and links, all of which are presently being cross-referenced to the CA Science Standards.

Schoolwork.ugh! http://www.schoolwork.org/ -- geared toward helping older students, grades 7 and up, with schoolwork.

Glenn Seaborg http://www.osti.gov/accomplishments/seaborg.html

Seasons

Skeptical Inquirer

-- put out by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) -- http://www.csicop.org/

Songs http://www.acme.com/jef/singing_science/

Space Day http://www.spaceday.com/

Space Science Education Resource Directory (NASA Office of Space Science) http://teachspacescience.org

Spaceweek http://www.spaceweek.org

Standards

Stereotypes -- "Psychological Science" article: Positive stereotypes can raise academic performance http://www.psychologicalscience.org

Sunwise http://www.epa.gov/sunwise/ an environmental and health education program (K-8) that aims to teach children and their caregivers how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun. UV Measurement and Reporting (UV measurement device loaned to interested schools)

TeacherTalk http://education.indiana.edu/cas/tt/tthmpg.html

TeachNet http://TeachNet.org -- IMPACT IIÑThe Teachers Network, a national nonprofit organization that supports classroom teachers in the United States. Daily Classroom Specials; Teacher-Designed Projects and Activities by Subject; Talk with Teachers; Grants/Resources for Teachers; TeachNet Store; Technology How-to

Technological Studies (Dept. of--College of NJ) http://www.tcnj.edu/~teched/

Technology in the Classroom


Telementoring Women http://www.edc.org/CCT/telementoring/

TERC http://www.terc.edu/--a nonprofit research and development organization committed to improving mathematics and science learning and teaching. Science-a-thon -- http://scithon.terc.edu/

The Internet and School: A Survey of Networking Activities http://sunsite.unc.edu/cisco/tracy-article.html

Textbooks Online

ThinkQuest http://thinkquest.org/is an annual international contest for students 12 - 19 years old. Awards total over $1,000,000.

TIMSS--Third International Mathematics & Science Study http://www.ed.gov/inits/TIMSS/; see also

Typing - Dancemap Typing - http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/

University of California, Berkeley http://www.berkeley.edu

United Nations Cyberschool http://www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/

US Dept of Education (DoEd) http://www.ed.gov/
and Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) ftp: ftp.ed.gov --- gopher: gopher.ed.gov

Video Editing/Production

Videos

Virtual Science and Mathematics Fair http://www.educ.wsu.edu/

A Walk Through Time -- http://www.globalcommunity.org/wtt/ -- Foundation for Global Community, http://www.globalcommunity.org

Water Science for Schools (USGS) http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/

Weather

WestEd http://www.wested.org/ WestEd Eisenhower Regional Consortium http://www.wested.org/werc/ -- teacher resources and lesson plan searches; WestEd links http://www.wested.org/werc/links.html

WhaleNet http://whale.wheelock.edu/

Wolfram|Alpha Reference Site: - http://www.wolframalpha.com/ - a free online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data. Subject areas include Mathematics, Statistics & Data Analysis, Physics, Chemistry, Material Properties, Engineering, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, Transportation, Web & Computer System, Units & Measures, Finance, Dates & Times, Places & Geography, Socioeconomic Data, Weather, Health & Medicine, Food & Nutrition, Words & Linguistics, Culture & Media, People & History, Education, Organizations, Sports & Games, Music, Colors. See examples at http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples and Stephen Wolfram's introduction at http://www.wolframalpha.com/screencast/introducingwolframalpha.html

Women in Science

Whiteboard - Interactive Resources - http://www.qwiktag.com/index.php/education/171-interactive-whiteboard-resource

Worksheets

Virtual Reference Desk http://www.vrd.org/ -- US Dept of Ed

Yuckiest Site on the Internet http://www.yucky.com/

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