Science is Cool
A Black Hole?

Introduction

 

 

Event Based Science Education
Museum Without Walls
Mathematics and Logic Sites on the Web
Science Sites on the Web
Periodicals
Unclassified Treasure


Introduction

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Event-Based Science Education


Sadler at Harvard studied the performance of physics students: Students who had not used a physics textbook in high school actually did better in colege than students who had used one.

NSF Directorate for Education and Human Rseources

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Online Periodicals

American Scientist Magazine published by Sigma Chi: Current Issue; Past Issues; Scientist's Bookshelf. Some articles have full text online; most are abstracts. Recent articles include links to related resources on the internet.


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Museum Without Walls

Hands-on Science Centers Worldwide: Pointers to public museums with a strong emphasis on interactive science education.

The Franklin Institute Science Museum "Ben would have been proud to see this site. It's a guide to the Philadelphia museum that bears his name as well as a virtual version that provides exhibits on science, the heart and, of course, Ben Franklin. Check out the rocket launch video or have museum staffers answer your science questions online." [Excite Science Reviews]

The Field Museum of Natural History "Kids will love the exhibits on dinosaurs and other kiddie friendly fossils at this wonderful Chicago museum. Artists will want to see the Javanese masks. There is also a teacher's page and pictures and information on up and coming exhibitions for everyone. This site's a keeper." [Excite Reviews]

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Online Exhibits

    Hologlobe The ability to see Earth from space has forever changed our view of our global home. We are now able to look at this planet as a whole, with its atmosphere, oceans, lands masses, and other interacting global systems. 

    Crossroads of Continents combines modern research in North Pacific (Northeastern Siberia and Alaska) anthropology and archeology with the presentation of many important objects from early collections. This exhibition attempts to capture the wide diversity of North Pacific cultures as well as their historical development from the end of the last Ice Age to the modern day. Human populations began moving into Northeastern Siberia over 16,000 years ago from the more temperate regions of eastern Asia, spreading north and east with the passing of the last Ice Age until they crossed into the Americas via Alaska. That great migration was only the beginning of the story...

    In Search of Giant Squid the mystery, beauty and complexity of giant squids - the world's largest invertebrates.
Webseum of Holography: "The amazing worlds of Lasers and Holograms"

Complexity: Exploratorium's Complexity Web Site

National Air and Space Museum

Exploratorium

The Computer Museum

Carnegie Science Center

The Nine planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System

Volcano World


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Mathematics and Logic on the Web

Frank Potter's Science [ and Math] Gems World Wide Web resources sorted by Category, Subcategory, and Grade Level

John Miller's Pyramids page and his Trees and Geom-E-Tree page

Cliff Pickover's Kaleidoscope page in the IBM Electric Origami Shop. ( "Imagination + Technology = Fun!" )


Basic arithmetic might be best learned with an abacus. Children who learn with one have a better intuitive understanding of numbers and their relationships, and often become quite adept at rapid mental arithmetic with large numbers. Children should have a physical (real) abacus, but here's an on-line model you can use to get used to the idea.

The Abacus: The Art of Calculating with Beads A virtual abacus (Java applett), with links to other abacus resources.


THE CALCULUS OF INDICATION

First presented in the book Laws of Form,
by G. Spencer Brown.

 
 

"The theme of this book is that a universe comes into being when a space is severed or taken apart. The skin of a living organism cuts off an outside from an inside. So does the circumference of a circle in a plane. By tracing the way we represent such a severance, we can begin to reconstruct, with an accuracy and coverage that appear almost uncanny, the basic forms underlying linguistic, mathematical, physical, and biological science, and can begin to see how the familiar laws of our own experience follow inexorably from the original act of severance."

Formal Formulations: Laws of Form

Laws of Form

These are two good presentations of the Laws of Form material, with links to other relevant Web pages. 

"The Substance of a Non-Numerical Arithmetic is the intellectual concept of the "Existence of Objects", whether the Objects are real or imagined. Needless to say, any such discussion of existential import ultimately has a spiritual genesis."
 
 
 


PROBABILITY

Starting with the Math and Science Education page in the Yahoo Directory we found

Frank Potter's Science Gems, which has a 

Articles and materials relating to probablity from the Web site for Probability Calculators for various probability distributions from the 

SYMMETRY GROUPS 

    "Group theory is the abstract study of symmetry."
Kali. "You can use Kali to draw Escher-like tilings, infinite knots, and other cool stuff. It lets you draw patterns in all of the 17 planar symmetry groups." Kali is one of ten programs offered at the 

The Gallery of Interactive Geometry at 

The Geometry Center: Center for the Computation and Visualization of Geometric Structures, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center at the University of Minnesota which offers a number of other resources including

Geometry and the Imagination: A set of course notes with pictures from a summer workshop; a good way to learn more about Symmetry Groups.

Geometry Forum papers on Groups and Symmetry


BROKEN SYMMETRY

Starting this time with an Alta Vista Search for "Broken Symmetry"

We arrive first at the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University where we find 

    and On The Road, Jack Sarfatti's version of the Tucson II Conference on Consciousness.

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Science on the Web
ARCHAEOLOGY - ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS - BIOLOGY -CHEMISTRY - ECOLOGY - ENVIRONMENT - GENERAL - GEOLOGY - PHYSICAL SCIENCE - PSYCHOLOGY - SPACE SCIENCE - TECHNOLOGY


GENERAL

Frank Potter's Science [ and Math] Gems World Wide Web resources sorted by Category, Subcategory, and Grade Level

Debunking Bad Science in teaching and elsewhere

Eric's Treasure Trove Project

The Why Files: Science Behind the News; Sponsored by NSF

Science Learning Network {?}

Excite's Health and Science Channel: Science

Yahoo!: Science

Lycos: Science


ARCHAEOLOGY

Pyramids: The Inside Story

"Don't miss this exceptional site from the folks at Nova. Explore these 5000-year-old tombs with a team of first-class archaeologists. This place is simply filled with facts, interviews, great graphics, and all-around fascinating details on the pyramids at Giza: Khufu, Khare, Menkaure -- even the Sphinx." [Yahoo! Unplugged Online Updates]


ASTRONOMY,  ASTROPHYSICS, AND SPACE SCIENCE


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Views of the Solar System: The sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids of our local system. Over 220 pages of information, over 950 high-resolution images and animations, and over 880 megabytes of data. Includes The History of Space Exploration. From the Los Alamos National Laboratory site.

The Nine planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System

The Hubbel Space Telescope

NASA's Pathfinder Mission to Mars

Astronomy and Space on the Internet: Resources

Astronomy Education Links

Earth and Moon Viewer

The NASA Homepage

NASA Shuttle Web

Space News Online

Project Galileo: Bringing Jupiter to Earth

National Air and Space Museum


BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 
(See also Ecology / Environment and Medical Science) 

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Human Genome Project Information

The Whole Frog Project: Computer-Enhanced Science Education

Wired for Conservation: The Nature Conservancy Home Page; "Help save endangered habitats."

The Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory

Enviromental News Network: "Environmental Science Super-site"


CHEMISTRY 

Crystallography

Teaching and Education in Crystallography from Crystallography World Wide

Crystallography 101 - Interactive web tutorial 



GEOLOGY AND EARTH SCIENCE

Earth and Moon Viewer

EARTH SCIENCES & MAP LIBRARY, University of California, Berkeley

Distance Learning in GIS

Recent Global Events: near-real-time Earthquake Bulletin


ECOLOGY / ENVIRONMENT

Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory The largest collection of environmentally related sites from over 100 countries. Information on everything from composting to animal rights.

The Virtual Garden

Net Drainage by Michael J. Furniss and Andy Alm. WWW links to resources on all aspects of watershead sciences: Earth, Water, Air, Fire, and Community.


PHYSICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Frank Potter's Science Gems - Physical Science I

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Air and Space Museum

The Computer Museum

Carnegie Science Center

Electronics Repair FAQ

MIT's Invention Dimension

US Patent and Trademark Office

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

National Institute of Standards and Technology

High-Technology Gateway: resources on the high-technology industry



PSYCHOLOGY

Illusion Works: The infamous "Hall of Illusions" will amaze you. You'll see Impossible Figures and Objects, Distortion Illusions, Auditory Illusions, and Camouflage. Not only that, there's Illusion Puzzles, Art and Illusions, 3-D Illusions, and much, much more!


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Unclassified Treasure

TnT Gold Link Challenge surfers vote in this tournament of children's sites 

TnT Archives

Exploratorium Top Ten Cool Sites
Blue Planet Cool Sites
Safe for Kids Site Of The Weeks
NASA-Langley Cool Links

Yahoo Search: Arts:Art History:Artists:Architects:
Fuller, Richard Buckminster (1895-1983)

 

 


Scientific and Medical Antiques: Scientific and Medical Antique Collecting Guide. This is a depository of information relating to scientific and medical antiques. This category includes telescopes, astronomy, microscopes, scales, electrical and magnetic items, calculating, drawing, surveying, navigation, meteorology, maps, globes, sliderules, astronomy, surgical instruments, bloodletting, pharmaceuticals and medical chests, electrotherapy devices, and more. 


Science Site Road Map: Society for Amateur Scientists

Amateur Science

National Science Foundation

European Science Foundation

National Academy of Sciences

National Academy of Engineering

Institute of Medicine

National Research Council

Russian Science and Technology on the Internet: (some pages only in Russian)

Popular Science Magazine

Popular Science Science Links

Science Daily: "Your Link to the latest Research News"

New Scientist: Weekly News:

New Scientist: Online version of the magazine; "the world's leading science and technology weekly magazine"

Science Friday: Real Audio archives of the NPR Friday PM broadcasts

National Geographic Online

Internet 1996 World Exposition


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The Opening Image

Ring Around a Suspected Black Hole in Galaxy NGC 4261

The gravitational pull of a suspected super-massive black hole forms a frisbee-like disk of cool gas, at the core of an energetic galaxy. Subsequent Hubble observations of yet another active galaxy (M87) confirmed the reality of monstrous black holes -- gravitational ``sink holes'' that trap everything, even light. November 1992. Click Here for more detail and credits.

Hubbel Space Telescope's Greatest Hits 1990-1995

 

 


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