Internet Resources for Science and Mathematics Education, collected by Tom O'Haver.
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- Teacher Education Materials Project:
A Database for K-12 Mathematics and Science Professional Development
This site was developed to support professional development providers as they design and implement programs for pre-service and in-service K - 12 mathematics and science teachers, including a searchable collection of reviews to help development providers more readily select materials appropriate for their program goals.
- Teacher Zone Lesson Plans
Arts, Assesment, Bilingual Education, Collaboration, Curriculum,
Gifted & Talented, Health, Languages, Mailing Lists, Math, Multicultural,
Science, Social Studies, Special Education.
- Education World
On-line magazine with articles for administrators, cirriculum, site reviews, lesson planning, school planning, etc.
- Understanding the Common Essential Learnings:
A Handbook for Teachers
From Understanding to Action; Communication; Numeracy; Critical and Creative Thinking;
Technological Literacy; Personal and Social Values and Skills; Independent Learning.
- Quia: Online quiz database and construction tool
Quia is a free Web site with a directory of thousands of online games and quizzes in more than 40 subject areas; templates for creating twelve different types of online games, including flashcards, matching, concentration (memory), word search, hangman, challenge board, and rags to riches (a quiz-show style trivia game); tools for creating online quizzes; quiz administration and reporting tools.
- Teaching Templates
Teaching Templates is a authoring program with many examples of the tests, quizzes and exercises it can create - some for English grammar and vocabulary and some "just for fun" (Prepositions, Abbreviations, Proverbs, James Bond, Academy Award Winners, Dates in History, American Presidents etc.) Makes HTML files which can be viewed with any web browser. The tests, quizzes and exercises you make can be inegrated in a web page or run as stand-alone programs at home or in the classroom. Includes sounds and images to liven up the exercises.
- Blackline masters for language arts
Commercial collection of over 400 Language Arts and Time Saving blackline masters in MS Word `97 or Word for Mac format so that you can edit them on your PC, print the changes and save your own implementation. Several free examples are available.
- Lycos RhymeZone
Searchable rhyming Dictionary; works of Shakespeare; American History documents; Mother Goose; Famous Quotations; Holy Books. Also Boxcar Blockade game, Vocabulary quizzes, Valentine Slam.
- The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard
How to write an essay. Writing prompts to help you develop skill. Structure of the Essay; Getting Started; How to Write the Essay; Editing, Revising, and Evaluating; Expository, Narrative, and Persuasive Essay and Prompts; General Writing Prompts for Your Use; Tips and Techniques for Effective Essays.
Math Flashcards for Kids (K-8), Math Square Math Game (4-12), Math Tables Drill (4-12),
Time Experience Drill (2-6), Money Experience Drill (2-6), US Presidents (10-12),
US Geography (5-9), AlphaBits (Pre-K), Vocabulary I (6-10), chemistry drill.
30,000 free educational resources. Students & Children: help with studies, careers, life... and fun!;
Teachers: find free resources, news, worksheets help, advice etc.
At Home: parents and governors guides to educational issues.
Education News: what's going on in education: a daily round up.
Education Events: Inset and other activities anywhere in the UK
Shopping on-line: our pick of the best sites for education and home
- The WebQuest Page
A resource to those who are using the WebQuest model to teach with the web. By pointing to excellent examples and collecting materials developed to communicate the idea, all of us experimenting with WebQuests will be able to learn from each other.
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
- The Lesson Bank
Hundreds of lesson plans posted by teachers in all subject areas and grade levels. Posting your lesson plan or curriculum development ideas is easy. Just complete a few bits of information and cut and paste or type your lesson plan directly into the form!
- Electronic Emissary
A "matching service" that helps K-12 teachers and students with access to the World Wide Web locate other Internet account-holders who are experts in different disciplines, for purposes of setting up curriculum-based, electronic exchanges among the teachers, their students, and the experts.
- Center for Applied Special Technology
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a new paradigm for teaching, learning, assessment, drawing on new brain research and new media technologies to respond to individual learner differences. National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum provides a vision of how new curricula, teaching practices, and policies can be woven together to create practical approaches for improved access to the general curriculum by students with disabilities.
- Amy's Math Activities
Number concepts, algrbram and geometry activities and Web sites for K-8 grades.
- Math Explorer and Explorer Plus Activities for Middle School Math
Activities for the Texas Instruments calculator: divisibility rules; number patterns;
irrational numbers; place value; improper fractions and mixed numbers, etc.
- Mathematics Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools
Standards and activities by grade level from kindergarden through high school.
- House of Math Word Problems for Children
Help grade school children improve their math problem-solving and critical thinking skills. It has over 4000 math word problems for children to enjoy! This site is completely free to all parents, students and teachers.
- Middle School Geometry interactive Web sites
Angles and Pararell Lines;Congruent Figures and Triangles;
Quadrilaterals and Conservation of Area;
- Homework Help
Pre-algebra, algrbra, and geometry help and practice quizes.
- Harcourt Math Glossary
Glossary with illustrated and some animated definitions. Divided into grades 1 - 8.
- Harcourt Math Manu
Web-based examples from their commercial collection of math activities for grades 1 - 8.
- Learning Planet
Slick animated K-6 math practice activities and games.
- Angle Activities
Interactive activities measuring angles with a virtual protractor.
- Virtual World Globe and Database
Shareware interactive world globe and database. Up-to-date world
map may displayed as a globe or in several projections. Extensive
database on most countries, facilitates graphing to compare data. Measures distance between any two points on map.
- Change Maker
Interactive Web site that uses a game format to practice
making change. Students have to figure out how many of each bill or coin that you expect
to get back when you pay for something. Shows the money graphically in your choice
of national currencies.
- Gus and Gertie's Graphin' Gadget
Simple but versatile program for plotting functions.
Nice shareware 2D function plotter with a slick 3D companion program.
- Interactive math workbook
Large mathematics database that is
useful for practicing and sharpening various skills for the student in Kindergarten
through grade 6.
- Math puzzle games
Prime Time Math covers prime numbers, factoring, squares, cubes, remainders, fractions, percentages, algebra and most of all logic.
Math Function Mania covers functions and predicion of trends. Shareware versions
of both programs can be downloaded from this site.
- Shapari, shape and pattern exploration
Produce patterns from very
simple shapes and operations.
A light exploration of many mathematical concepts including shape, size, count,
multiplication, symmetry, transformations, periodicity, convergence, exponential
growth, recursion and fractal geometry. Emphasizes abstract thinking, creativity and
open-ended exploration. Ages 4 and up. Built-in instructions and demonstrations.
- Math Worksheets
Math Worksheets Based on NCTM Standards! Basic math; mathematical sequences; Decimals; Fractions; Ratios; Percents; Measurement ; Probability; Algebra; Statistics; Trigonometry. Every time you click to create a worksheet a New worksheet is created!
- Awesome Library
Mathematics lesson plans By Grade:
- Math art gallery
3D fractals; Singularity knots, Singularity knot animations, Pictures generated by vort.
- Excel mathematics
A collections of ideas and downloads for using the Excel spreadsheet in mathematics teaching, mostly at secondary and college level.
- Graphing and Data Analysis with Technology Across the Curriculum
Use appropriate technologies to analyze and synthesize information to construct knowledge and meaning;
Support reading and numeric literacy through data analysis;
Identify features essential to constructing and interpreting graphs, charts and maps;
Identify the representations and misrepresentations of data;
Use a database (Excel) to create a graph.
- Calculus WIZ
Calculus WIZ is a unique study aid that allows students
to concentrate on concepts, not computations. Given the correct
parameters, Calculus WIZ can solve homework problems at the
click of a button. The new stand-alone edition is the first in
Wolfram Research's line of customized kernel products...
- Chaos, Fractals, and Arcadia
An animated description of some of the mathematical ideas lurking in the background of Tom Stoppard's play "Arcadia".
Colleagues without Mathematica can read and print your notebooks
using the free MathReader utility. Updated versions of
MathReader for Windows and Macintosh, plus a new version for
Unix platforms, can now be downloaded...
- Graph Paper Printer
Graph Paper Printer is a software application designed to print numerous kinds of graph papers, music manuscripts and pattern papers, with user-defined sizes and colors
Fee-based on-line algebra tutorials, quizzes and games using interactive animation. This
self-paced educational tool helps math students in middle school and
high school with algebra study and homework. $5.95 per month.
- The KnotPlot Site
Here you will find a collection of knots and links, viewed from a (mostly) mathematical perspective. Nearly all of the images here were created with KnotPlot, a fairly elaborate program to visualize and manipulate mathematical knots in three and four dimensions. You can download KnotPlot and try it on your computer.
- Interactive music and math manipulative
Play a piano is an interactive Web site where students can play a piano
using the mouse or the computer keyboard. The frequency of each note (in Hz or cycles per
second) and its waveform and envelope are displayed. Helps students understand the relationship
between the sounds, music theory, musical scales, and
the underlying math and physics of how sounds are produced
- ScienceMaster - the science and technology network
ScienceMaster.com is a science/education portal for students and
teachers. We provide news, information, links, columns, and homework
help. Focus - 6-12 graders.
- The Science House Curriculum Closet
Laboratories from the EMPOWER and Rural Schools Project;
Astronomy in the Classroom Curriculum Guide;
Physics in the Classroom Curriculum Guide;
The Science of Sports Activities;
The Science of Flight Activities;
Chaos and Fractals Activities;
A Myriad of Demonstrations Using a Van de Graaff Generator;
Schools Are For Fish.
- Science Education Resource Page
Complete list of the major concepts involved in teaching Science in the Secondary Classroom. The concepts are divided into Biology, Chemistry, Physics and General Science. Each major concept is listed and linked to its list of Concept Development, Demos, Tips and Labs/Activites.
- Science Inquiry
Commercial books and videotape that teaches science through the use of discrepant event demonstrations and activities. These are demonstrations that have very unexpected results, causing those observing to ask questions that will eventually lead them to the understanding of the science concepts being presented. Several free examples are available.
- EduWeb Science and Nature adventures
Search of the Ways of Knowing Trail; Be a Spacecraft Engineer; Build-A-Prairie; CosmicQuest; Geo Mysteries; The Children's Museum of Indianapolis; The Watershed Game; Who's Out There? A Space Science Adventure; Digital Lab: Observing a Coral Reef; Tiger Adventures and Activities; Amazon Interactive.
- Review of Middle School Physical Science Texts
Review and critique of physical science in Middle School science textbooks with regard to the scientific accuracy, adherence to an accurate portrayal of the scientific approach, and the appropriateness and pedagogic effectiveness of the material presented for the particular grade level.
- Introduction to Optical Microscopy and Photomicrography
Light and Color; Anatomy of the Microscope; Specialized Microscopy Techniques; Photomicrography; Virtual Microscopy; Java and Flash Tutorial Basics; Museum of Microscopy; Innovations in Light Microscopy.
- Virtual Microscopy
Interactive Java-powered virtual microscopes: Scanning Electron Microscopy; Translational Microscopy; Magnifying Microscopy; Microscopy of Silicon Artwork; Phase Contrast Microscopy; Stereoscopic Zoom Microscopy; Reflected Light Confocal Microscopy; Integrated Circuit Inspection Microscopy; Polarized Light Microscopy; Polarized Light Microscopy with a Retardation Plate; Microscopy of the Silicon Zoo; Hoffman Modulation Contrast Microscopy; Rheinberg Illumination (Optical Staining) Microscopy ; Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy (DIC); Depth-of-Focus in Thick Samples; Fluorescence Microscopy with Multiple Fluorochromes ; Fluorescence Combination Microscopy.
- Electrostatics Demonstrations
A set of demonstrations showing the clear relevance of electrostatics to manufacturing and commercial operations, reinforcing the relationship between basic principles and practical situations. A set of new interactive pages have been developed as a supplement to some of the demonstrations.
- Electricity, magnetismm and NMR interactive Java tutorials
Atomic Orbitals; Factors Affecting Capacitance; Charging And Discharging A Capacitor;
How A Compact Disc Works; Magnetic Fields and Compass Orientation;
Crookes Tube: Cathode Rays; How A Metal Detector Works; Vacuum Tube Diodes;
Electrophoresis; Faraday's Electromagnetic Induction; Resistance at the Molecular Level;
AC and DC Generator Action; How A Hard Drive Works; Lenz's Law; Lightning;
Magnetic Field Lines; Attraction and Repulsion By Magnet Poles; Condenser Microphone;
NMR: The AB Spectrum, The ABX Spectrum, Dipolar Powder Patterns,
Spin Populations, Lorentzian Lineshapes, and Quadrupolar Powder Pattern; Structure Determination Using NMR; Ohm's Law; Pulsed Magnets; Tuning A Radio Receiver; Resistor Color Codes; The Rutherford Experiment; Creating A Silicon Seascape; Creating A Silicon Yin Yang; How A Speaker Works; RC Time Constant; How a Transformer Works; Building A Transistor; Variable Capacitor.
- Computer animations of physical processes
Set of AVI videos and animated GIFs of waves, optics, mechanics, thermodynamics, with
theoretical explanations. Also available on CD-ROM.
- Seat Activities
Short, concrete, just-in-time phenomenological activities carried out in the seats of a large lecture theatre at pedagogically appropriate moments in regular physics lectures.
Activities are between five and twenty minutes in duration and all involve cooperative work in groups of 2 - 6 students.
Written qualitative and quantitative questions must be discussed and answered by the group and turned in on a single sheet of paper. Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics.
- A New Model Course in Applied Quantum Physics
A set of resources for instructors of introductory quantum mechanics and modern physics. Both information on understanding how students learn the physics and materials for use in the classroom are included.
- Lab manual for Physics
Excellent 142-page illustrated lab manual for college physics, in PDF format. Mechanics, conservation laws, waves, electricity, magnetism, optics.
- Light and Matter
A series of downloadable introductory physics textbooks for a one-year college physics course at either the algebra-based or the calculus-based level. Applications of calculus are treated in optional sections at the end of certain chapters.
- Socratic Dialog-Inducing (SDI) Labs
"Guided construction" labs featuring hands-and-heads-on experiments in introductory mechanics. Their effectiveness in promoting student crossover to the the Newtonian World has been demonstrated by rigorous pre-post testing.
- Open Physics Education
A group of physics teachers who are interested in applying free information to education.
Web page and an email list (http://www.topica.com/lists/openphys).
- Physics Resources and Instructional Strategies for Motivating Students (PRISMS)
Motivating Students is accomplished with the high interest laboratory activities which relate physics to student experiences. These experiences use easily obtainable, inexpensive materials such as Hot Wheels, toy projectiles, model sailboats, bicycles, skate boards, etc.
Over 130 activities in the form of student instructions and teacher notes with background information on the activities. Exploratory activities, concept development and application activities to stimulate problem-solving skills and the understanding of major physics concepts.
- CASTLE high school electricity curriculum
CASTLE is a high school electricity curriculum that leads students step by step from initial naive ideas to an increasingly expert understanding of electrical phenomena. A sequence of compelling, self-guided experiments uses large capacitors and transient bulb lighting to help students confront their misconceptions, grasp the physics of current propulsion and build intuitive explanatory models.
- Dynamic mechanical construction set
SodaConstructor is an interactive Web site that allows student to build
and operate stick-figure mechanisms consisting of masses, springs, and "muscles"
that expand and contract. Students can change gravity, spring stiffness, and friction.
Lots of fun. Useful for reinforcing concepts of structure, stability, friction, gravity, force, frequency and phase. Requires Web browser with Java.
- Physics Lessons and Tutorials from the Physics Zone
Projectile motion; circular motion; torque, work and energy; momentum;
electricity and magnetism; waves, light, and sound; modern physics, nuclear physics.
- Modules from Sciences Education Foundation
Creative, inexpensive, hands-on/minds-on ideas that illustrate electrical properties of materials and circuits; Seeing the Light: The Physics and Materials Science of the Incandescent Light Bulb; Fusion, Energy of the Stars; Color science; Portrait of an atom.
- Interactive Physics
Physics modeling and simulation software. Create models by drawing onscreen with a powerful and easy-to-use graphic interface. Add objects like springs, dampers, ropes, and joints. Measure attributes of your objects like velocity, acceleration, momentum, and energy. You can also display these measurements as numbers, graphs, or animated vector displays. Then interact with your model in real time by changing parameters as the simulation runs.
Free demo CD-ROM mailed to teachers.
- Physics Pavilion
A series of illustrated newsletters with physics teaching ideas. From Virginia's Public Education Network.
- Internet-based virtual lock-in amplifier
Detailed Java-based simulatrion of a lock-in amplifier (a signal-to-noise enhancement instrument widely used in physics). Consists of five applets, each one covering a special aspect of the working principles, and applications, of the instrument. Advisably, you should begin with Part One : Noise Reduction and Phase Sensitive Detection, where you can explore the essential basic properties of the Lock-In in a rather "phenomenological" way. If you like to, you can go into more details and do quantitative measurements by following the "Experiments and Exercises" page.
- Physics and Astronomy Java Applets and programs
Astrophysics, cosmology, sun-earth-moon system, chaos, physiocs quiz, etc. From Germany.
- Exploring Electric Fields
Place point electric charges and visualize the effect of the electric field they create!
- Astronomy and planetary science
Convection, Searching for Extrasolar Planets, Electromagnetics, Astronomical Distances and Scales.
Demonstrations, Thought Experiments, Discussions, Hands-on Activities, etc.
- Science and Astronomy Superstore
General science, telescopes, optics, lasers, electronic test equipment, etc.
- Stephen Hawking's Universe
TV Schedule/Programs; Strange Stuff Explained;
Cosmological Stars; Unsolved Mysteries; Things To Do In the Dark;
Free Teacher's Guide.
- Explore the Solar System
This is an online, interactive model of the solar
system. You can see where the planets are in
relation to one another at any given moment.
- Lunar Anomalities Home Page
Interesting site dealing with supposed artifical structures on the moon that suggest
prior habitation. Lots of stong position-taking based on limited photographic evidence.
- Phil Plait's "Bad Astronomy" website
The Bad Astronomy web pages are devoted to airing out myths and misconceptions in astronomy and related topics. You will also find Bitesized Astronomy, a weekly-updated essay, short and sweet, that describes some simple-to-understand aspect of the real oldest profession.
- NASA Watch site
Independent reporting of NASA activities and missions from news sources
around the world.
- The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty
Values of the constants and related information;
Searchable bibliography on the constants; In-depth information on the SI, the modern metric system; Guidelines for the expression of uncertainty in measurement.
- MegaConverter 2
A working units-conversion calculator that converts:
Angles, Area, Area Foreign, Astro Distance, Density,
Energy, Finance Interest, Force, Fractions-Decimal, Heat Index, Kitchen
Measures, Length, Length Ancient, Length Foreign, Mass, Metric Prefixes,
Nails (hdw), Numbers (exp), Numbers (dec-hex-bin), Payment Predictor,
Power, Pressure, Resistor Colorcode, Roman Numerals, Shot Count, Speed,
Temperature, Time Calculations, Time Conversions, Torque Conversions,
Typography, Viscosity, Volume, Volume Ancient, Volume Foreign, Weight,
Weight Ancient, Weight Foreign, Weight in Space, Wind Chill, Wine &
Spirits, Wire Density, Wire Resistance.
- Relationships of the SI derived units with special names and symbols and the SI base units
These are attractive diagrams which outline the 7 SI base units and how
they relate to the multitude of derived units. I consider one of these
NIST diagrams a required inclusion in my students' physics notebooks.
The first URL takes you to their HTML version of the diagram. The
second URL offers 3 Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) versions for printing as
handouts or for bulletin boards. These are great diagrams and a good
way to introduce students to NIST and BIPM.
- The Constellations and their Stars
Constellations (alphabetical and by month);
Stars (alphabetical and by bright star catalog number);
Milky Way Photos;
Interactive Sky Charts;
The 26 brightest stars;
The 26 nearest stars.
- Satellite Passes Over North American Cities
This web page allows users to determine when certain selected spacecraft will be in range for visual observations or for radio communications. Data are presently provided in tabular form for cities in the United States and Canada, and for nine different satellites: the current or upcoming Space Shuttle Mission, the Russian Space Station Mir, the International Space Station (ISS), the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS), the Ocean Remote Sensing Satellite Seasat, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM).
- The Animated Chalkboard
Free Physics Instructional Software by R. W. Tarara. Energy, motion, E&M, optics, etc.
- Buoyancy activities for kids
Sink or float; game show, mix and match, crossword, etc. Part of Science games from Surfing
the Net with Kids.
- Demonstrations and Activities
Newton's laws of motion, Bernoulli's equation, the 1st law of thermodynamics, Ohm's law, and Faraday's induction law.
- Interactive microscopic model of a gas
This interactive Web site shows that the molecules in a gas are moving
constantly and colliding with the walls of its container. One wall
of the container is a movable piston which is free to move up and down.
Students can experiment with this model by pressing down on the piston
(placing more weight on the piston, adding or removing gas
molecules, or changing the temperature (velocity of the molecules). Helps students
understand that gas pressure is simply the result of collisions of gas
molecules with the walls of the container. Plot
pressure against volume to observe the inverse relationship (Boyle's Law).
- Webspectra Problems in NMR and IR Spectroscopy at UCLA
This site was established to provide chemistry students with a library of spectroscopy problems. Interpretation of spectra is a technique that requires practice - this site provides 1H NMR and 13C NMR, DEPT, COSY and IR spectra of various compounds for students to interpret. ALso includes tests on Solving Spectral Problems,
Overview of NMR Spectroscopy,
Notes on NMR Solvents,
Types of NMR Spectra,
Introduction to IR Spectra,
Table of IR Absorptions.
- My Chem Class
Illustrated Web-based first-year college chemistry text with built-in interactive tutorials, lab simulations and video clips. Covers all the standard topics. For distance learning courses, as supplements to traditional course materials, or for regular course review.
- Didactics of Chemistry
Computer-aided Experiments: The Use of Computer Assisted Science System and Chembox-System for Interfacing and Data Logging; Demonstration of organic-chemical Experiments by Projecting - Chemistry in miniature; Help files for kinetic throey. Dr. Peter Keusch.
- Polymer Chemistry Hypertext
time-temperature superposition ,
- What is Chromatography?
Nicely illustrated text on the basics of chromatography.
Definitions, Columns, Gas carrier, Injectors, Detectors, Installation, Coumn Method Developmen,t Troubleshooting, Quantitation, Sample Preparation, Bibliography.
- ChemWeb 2000
A ThinkQuest site created by students. Information is provided on topics such as acids and bases, atomic structure, balancing equations, types of equations, and chemical composition. Questions at the end of each section allow you to test your knowledge before you move on.
- Chemical Reaction and Stoichiometry
A tutorial, a Java applet, and a reslource center on these topics,
with sections for the beginning student and for the advanced student.
WebMO is a Web-based interface to computational chemistry packages. WebMO is available for free and can be installed on nearly any unix or Linux system. Support for Gaussian 94, Gaussian 98, MOPAC, and GAMESS. Low-cost way to
provide access to computational chemistry from any Internet-connected computer.
- Ideas for Inquiry-Based Lab Projects
Ideas to stimulate student investigations, by Lance Lund and members of the CHEMED-L listserv.
- Acid-base without algebra
A graphical treament of acid-base systems, by Stephen K. Lower.
- Logal Simulation Library
Simulations for introductory HS through AP chemistry: Chemistry Toolbox, Exploring the Gas Laws, Principles of Electrochemistry
Reaction Rates and Chemical Kinetics, Structure of the Atom
Chembalancer is a little online game to teach balancing equations. You type numbers in front of each molecule until there are the same number of atoms on both sides of the equation, then click the 'Balanced' button.
- Chemistry Study Aids
Study aids in most areas of introdutory chemistry, by Liina Ladon of Towson University.
- The Optics of Spectroscopy
Detailed treatment of diffractions gratings, monochromators, signal-to-noise theory, etc, by a leading manufacturer.
- Chemistry Film Studio
Requires Quicktime and Shockwave plug-ins: An Oscillating Reaction,
A Giant Silver Mirror,
The non-burning £ 5 note,
Colour of Indicators,
A Redox Reaction.
- The Basics of NMR
Complete electronic textbook on nuclear magnetic resonance, by Joseph P. Hornak
- NMR course
Web-based course on nuclear magnetic resonance: pulse sequence tools,
2D and 3D NMR, etc.
- Quantitative Analysis
Collection of overheads and help files by Stephen Bialkowski. Statistics for Analysis; Statistical Treatment Narrative; The Normal Distribution
Student's t; F-Test; Q-Test; Statistical Treatment of Data Illustration;
Determinant Errors; Propagation of Errors; Linear Regression; Sample and Sampling Variance
- Using Computers in Chemical Education
Online newsletter issued twice a year. Edited by Brian Pankuch
- ICSD Chemistry Zone
Matter & Energy, Atomic Structure, Bonding, Periodic Table,
Stoichiometry, Kinetics & Equilibrium, Acids & Bases,
Redox & Electrochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Applications of Chemistry,
- Cultural Uses of Plants
Introduction to Ethnobotany; Choosing a Plant to Study: Interviews and Background Research; How to Preserve, Represent and Reproduce Your Plant; Testing the Nutritional Properties of Your Plant; Testing the Medicinal Properties of Your Plant; Plants as Medicine; Testing Your Plant for Other Useful Properties; Designing Your Own Experiment; Ecological and Economic Concerns in Ethnobotany; Fifty-four Useful and Interesting Plants.
- Flowering Plant Taxonomy
Characteristics of Angiosperms; Angiosperms vs. Gymnosperms; Monocots vs. Dicots; Plant habit; Roots; Stems and Buds; Pith types; Underground stems; Leaf arrangement; Leaf types; Leaf shapes ; Leaf margins; Leaf venation; Pubescence; Corolla types; Stamens; Pistils; Ovary position; Floral formulas; Inflorescence types; Pollination; Dry fruits; Fleshy fruits. Nice drawings.
- Virtual Plant Animations
Dozens of virtual plant animations showing plant and root development. Requires a QuickTime capable movie plugin or viewer. There are animations of Cotton, Beans, Other herbs, Roots, Trees, Information flow, and Insects and Plants.
- The DNA Learning Center
The Gene Almanac. Source for timely information about genes in education. Gene news. Great experiments. DNA from the beginning. Eugenics image archive. Genetic origins. Bioservers.
- WebVision: the Organization of the Vertebrate Retina.
Anatomy and Physiology of the retina.
Retinal circuits. Neuroactive Substances in the Retina. Glutamate and glutamate receptors in the vertebrate retina. Formation of Early Retinal Circuits in the Inner Plexiform Layer.
Color Vision. GABAc Receptors. Psychophysics of Vision. Primary Visual Cortex. Facts and Figures concerning the Human Retina.
Program for teaching ecology, conservation biology, and now evolutionary biology at the university level and high school; lets students see population and community level dynamics on screen while performing the kinds of experiments done by practicing ecologists. Population and Predator-Prey Dynamics;
Nutrients and Biotic Interactions;
Mark Recapture Sampling;
Programming Spatial Models;
Population Genetics and Selection.
Separate high-school version
for grades 8 - 12. You can download a demo. Available for Macintosh or Windows.
- Logal Simulation Library
Simulations for introductory high school through AP biology: DNA, RNA and Proteins.
Human Circulatory System. Principles of Genetics. The Human Respiratory System. Understanding Photosynthesis. Cardiovascular System. Population Ecology.
- Road Scholars Online
A series of Web Adventures exporing the workd's biomes and ecosystems.
"Rolling Down the River" contains six WebAdventures which explore freshwater ecosystems.
"Route 66" contains five WebAdventures which explore the three major biomes of the world.
- The 'Cell'
The 'Cell' educational software describes the cell structure and the cellular processes with text, scanning electron microscope images, 3D models and animation clips. It is intended for grades 8 to 13, and for first year students of biology, physiology and biochemistry.
The software package consist of two parts. The first part is the main module and is free. It is fully functional and contains a review section, index, Electron microscope images, 3D models and animations. The other part is an add-on module which adds additional images and animations. It can be downloaded for $ 20 (CAD). The module will be supplied free to any school library (please email us with a verifiable school contact information).
Participating classrooms will have the opportunity to control a Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope to image insects at high magnification. Students and teachers control the microscope using web browsers from their classroom computers. The microscope is located at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Enzyme TA
What is the relationship between
- AP Biology
The purpose of this website is to help communicate with biology teachers to establish a successful AP program.
Labs, exams, workshops, links, etc.
- BioMedia Associates
Organism of the Month Contest and Quiz; collections of information,
biological photos and animations; Download program guides, study guides,
free teaching resources, and annotated
LINKs sets for biology study.
- Biology Labs On-Line
inquiry-based biology simulations and exercises designed
for college and AP high school biology students. Includes the Virtual Flylab. Free three-day trial
subscription. This one-time subscription will give you full access to all of the labs.
- Science Savvy
So Just What is Biotechnology??;
Biotechnology and Food - Some Connections
Museum of Living Sciences;
Chymosin and Experimental Thinking;
DNA Tubes: Is it really DNA in there?;
Workshops in Action.
- Population Growth and Balance
Fundamentals of Populations and Population Growth;
Population Computer Models;
Description of the Population Model;
Instructions on How to Use the Model;
Get Acquainted with Model through Hands-on Experiments;
Discover Population Balance Through Hands-on Experiments;
Understanding the Impact of Predators through Hands-on Experiments;
- Biotechnology & Biology Experiments from Edvotek
Commercial kits and equipment for biotechnology & biology experiments:
- Microscopic water organisms in 3D!
Neat 3D images of Volvox, Bell animalcules, Noctiluca, Starfish larva, Diatoms, Hydra
Bryozoans, Desmids, Spirogyra, Stentor
- The Basics on MRI
Complete electronic textbook on medical resonance imaging, by Joseph P. Hornak
- The Science of Boiling an Egg
Not as simple as you might think. A Formula for Soft-Boiling Eggs;
Boiling Eggs on a Mountain;
Structure and Composition of Eggs.
- A Tapestry of Time and Terrain: The Union of Two Maps - Geology and Topography
The most detailed and accurate portrait of the U.S. land surface and the ages of its underlying rock formations yet displayed in the same image. The new map resembles traditional 3-D perspective drawings of landscapes with the addition of a fourth dimension, geologic time, which is shown in color.
Scientific background information about rocks and fossils. The site contains lessons in which students solve mysteries about rocks, fossils. For grades 1 to 8
- Dino Russ's lair
Dinosaur and vertebrate paleontology information. Dinosaur Art, Digs, Eggs, Exhibits, Information, Sites to Visit, Publications, Software, Tracks.
Water on the Web
Hands-on science activities, in the lab and in the field, working with state-of-the-art technologies accessible through a free web site. Real water quality data, provided in real-time and archived formats. High school and first year college.
From the Office of Naval Research. Waves, Surf, Tides, Currents, Habitats,Beaches,
Animal & Plant Life, Coral Reefs, Kelp Forests, Animal Life, Sea Grass Beds, Estuary Life,
Salt Marshes, Ocean Life, Marine Mammals, Ocean Water, Ocean Regions.
Experiments: Why Don't Big Ships Sink?;
How Does a Submarine Dive?;
Saltwater vs. Freshwater, which is Heavier?;
Is Saltwater Denser than Freshwater?
- Virtual River
Two interactive exercises designed to help you learn about river processes like discharge, flooding, flood frequency, erosion, and deposition. Each activity requires you to make careful observations and measurements, do simple calculations, and answer questions about your work.
- Virtual Earthquake
Virtual Earthquake is an interactive Web-based program designed to introduce you to the concepts of how an earthquake EPICENTER is located and how the RICHTER MAGNITUDE of an earthquake is determined.
- Harry Potter
Contests; About the books; Meet J. K. Rowling; discussion chamber; Owl Post; Wizard Trivia; Harry Potter screen saver.
- For Kids Only: Earth Science Enterprise
Air Spray; Graphing Atmospheric Ozone; Atmospheric Pressure; Continental Drift and Plate Techtonics; Color Me!; Tropical Twisters; SeaWiFS; Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission; El Nino; How People Affect the Earth; Earth Science Careers; Drag 'n Drop Puzzles; Air; Water; Land; Natural Hazards; What on Earth?; Pangaea Map Game; Techtonics Quiz Game.
- Primary Games
Educational games for elementary students. Language arts, science, math.
social studies. Print out Activity Pages, Coloring Pages, Stationery, Bookmarks, Award Certificates.
Educational games and quizes:Math Baseball, Stay Afloat, Tic Tac Toe Squares,
Grammar Gorillas, Fun Match, Dare to be Square, MathCar Racing, Where Is That?,
Connect the Dots, One False Move, Take Your Teacher's Quiz, Take A Practice Quiz.
- The clock in Serravalle
A really curious tale of one of the first belltowers with a clock,
erected in Italy between 1200 and 1300 and "rediscovered" in 1993. Children's version.
- The Oz Encyclopedia
A tour of the fantasy land of Oz and its inhabitants, as created by L. Frank Baum, and the illustrators and writers and movie makers who have contributed to it through the years.
Puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. Build your own maze or print our specialty hand-drawn mazes created around holidays and classroom topics.
- Cory's PaintBox
Small but gentle learning site for children.
It is an original cartoon strip especially intended to entertain and
support those with self esteem,
social skills and special needs issues.
- The Adventures of Quitsie Dog
A series of simple illustrated children's stories. Students could write their own
stories like this for
creative writing and art.
- Things for Me to Do
Games, stories, puzzles and other kid's activities.
- For Kids Only: drug and alcohol prevention
Freebies · Be Smart, Don't Start · How Can I Say No? · Wally Bear and the Know Gang
How Can I Help Someone? · Are You Curious? · Fun Stuff! · Internet Safety
- CyberSky, cool planetarium simulator. (Windows)
- Shapari, Shape and pattern exploration program for kids. (Windows)
- AmiGlobe 2000, delightful shareware interactive world globe and database. (Windows)
- Technology and American Frontiers: an exploration of resources
- Technology and Culture Journal
- AT&T Scanned Historical Documents Archive
- Humanity in School Science
- Muslim Scientists and Islamic Civilization
- Book summaries and reviews dealing with the history of science
- Classics 189: Greek Science
- The Origin of the Celsius Temperature Scale
- Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man
- On-line Texts from Culture and History of Science and the Humanities
- On-line exhibits from the Oxford Museum of the History of Science
- Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
- Science and Art: The Wellcome Trust
- UCLA Science and Art Center
- The Arts Catalyst: the science-art agency
- Merging Science and Art: The Sundial Project
- A New Perspective on Science and Art (3-D glasses, holograms, and virtual images)
- Needing Science, receiving Art: Too much Art in Web design
- KinderArt Science Activities
- AltaVista Image Search Engine with thumbnail previews
- Science Clip Art
- Zip file of 101 small math-related GIF images (fractals, etc)
- Earth Science Clip Art web site
- Animal clip art
- Plants and flowers clip art
- Flowers & Plants Clip Art from IBand
- Astronomy Clip Art
- Math Clip Art
- Molecular Expressions Microphotograph Gallery
- Free Science Clip Art
- Biotech Graphics Gallery
- Chemistry Clip Art samples
- Drawings of glassware and laboratory equipment
- Industrial safety and hygene graphics
- Listen to the Music in the Numbers
- Music and math: different sides of the same coin
- Hearing tutorial
- Trigonometry and Music
- The Sound of Trigonometry
- Chua's Oscillator: Applications of Chaos to Sound and Music
- SHARC Timbre Database (graphs of musical sounds)
- PLUM - Programming Languages Used for Music
- Music software for all platforms
- Music programs for the PC platform
- Sound and music software for Macintosh
- Music programs for Macintosh
- MusicMath 2.2 for Macintosh
- Blue Web'n, library of Blue Ribbon learning sites on the Web
- K-12 Science Sites
- The Computer Teacher's Resource Page
- Internet Sites Which Support Instruction
- Sites for Teachers
- Cool teaching lessons and units
- Marc Sheehan's Lesson Plans Page
- Lesson plans and resources for social studies
- Net Trekker subject catalog
This page is maintained by Tom O'Haver , Professor Emeritus, The University of Maryland at College Park.
Comments, suggestions and questions should be directed to
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