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This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of translations. There are five lessons, which include thinking about translations, describing translations, creating patterns using translations, combining symmetries, and infinite designs. Lessons include interactive applets and questions to enhance the concepts covered. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology, Mathematics
 
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This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of glide reflections. There are five lessons, which include thinking about glide reflections, describing glide reflections (through the use of translation vectors), creating designs using the concept, composing translations and reflections, and the conclusion or taking stock. Lessons include interactive applets and questions to enhance the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Tutorial, Visualization - scientific
Subject: Mineralogy or petrology, Mathematics
 
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The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity is a national network intended to facilitate ecological and environmental research on biocomplexity. It enables the efficient discovery, access, interpretation, integration, and analysis of complex ecological data from a highly distributed set of field stations, laboratories, research sites, and individual researchers. This site allows the user to search for ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Clearinghouse, Search engine
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Mathematics
 
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This site lists on-going research projects that utilize fine-scale, simulation-based land-use models. For each project the summary provides information on the research university or agency, the title of the project, a description of the project and contact information. Project leaders are invited to add information about their ongoing projects through the link provided. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography
Subject: Biology, Environmental science, Mathematics
 
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Industrial Transformation (IT) presents an innovative way of organizing research, which aims at understanding the societal mechanisms and human driving forces that could facilitate sustainable industry. IT seeks to integrate and stimulate co-operation among scientists by establishing both a research framework and a network, which can be useful for exchanging information and identifying research questions. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Report, Modeled dataset
Subject: Environmental science, Human geography, Mathematics, Policy issues
 
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This site is a comprehensive list of reading materials covering the evolving research topics of Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and Agent Based Computational Economics (ACE). This continuously updated site is a source of readings for the weekly interdisciplinary Complex Adaptive Systems Workshop at Iowa State University. The reading materials are listed according to category headings. Each listing ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Human geography, Mathematics, Technology
 
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Morphogenesis is the term used to describe the process of creating new organizational forms in response to changing environmental conditions. The document contained on this website reviews models of morphogenesis and provides several visual components designed to assist in the understanding of this concept. The user can select the reading material by chapter and can read a brief abstract of this report. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Visualization - scientific, Report
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Mathematics
 
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This is the homepage of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics at the University of Texas. The research efforts of this organization concentrate on complex dynamics, chaos, and pattern formation in a variety of natural and synthesized environments. Some examples of problems currently being examined include instabilities at fluid interfaces, spatial patterns and shock waves in granular flows, quantum chaos ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Biology, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Mathematics, Physics
 
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This website describes a multi-year project analyzing the processes that govern the population dynamics of nearshore benthic species, such as larval production and transport, larval settlement, disturbance, predation, and competition for space. This project involves the combination of conventional observational techniques with mathematical processes to study the complexity inherent in marine ecosystems. ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph, Abstract / Summary, Discussion / Forum
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Mathematics, Biological oceanography, Chemical oceanography
 
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The importance of quantitative skills in earth science education is the primary subject addressed by this website. This website is not a quantitative course, however this document does provide numerous useful techniques that can be employed in a variety of other coursework to advance the quantitative skills of the student. The first section of this website presents a checklist that can be used to ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Mathematics
 
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