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Project CLEA (Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy) develops laboratory exercises that illustrate modern astronomical techniques using digital data and color images. They are suitable for high school and college classes at all levels. Each laboratory exercise includes a dedicated computer program, a student manual, and a technical guide for the instructor. This website is designed primarily ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Computer activity, Lab activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Software
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation covers basic subjects of thermodynamics. These subjects include energy states, phases, Gibb's free energy, enthalpy, entropy, temperature, and pressure vs. temperature graphs. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Presentation / Demo, Illustration - scientific
Subject: Geochemistry, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Physics
 
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This Web site is designed to provide a sample of the content the magazine, and to encourage exploration and discussion of themes treated in the magazine. American Scientist is an illustrated bimonthly magazine about science and technology and covers work in fields that range from molecular biology to computer engineering. Readers also enjoy The Scientists' Bookshelf, a comprehensive book-review section ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Periodical, Search engine
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Physics
 
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The UC San Diego Webshaker is a live earthquake experiment conducted over the internet. The user can select a historic earthquake or design an earthquake by specifying the frequency, amplitude, and duration. The shake table delivers base motion to the test structure in the same way that an earthquake shakes buildings and other structures. A live video broadcast and precise measurements from sensors ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Problem set, Webcast - visual, Sound, In-situ dataset
Subject: Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physics
 
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The biocomplexity institute at Indiana University is a collaborative effort among several academic departments. The institute is active in the areas of research, communication and outreach, software and resources, and training of scientists. This web site provides in-depth information on research projects, bioimaging, bioinformatics, biocomplexity in the curriculum, and more. The site also features ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Software
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
 
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This course module is a multimedia program designed to prepare adult students for Grade 12 science courses, primarily Canadian Aboriginal students who may not have been successful with traditional methods of learning science. The program consists of a seven-unit CD-ROM, printed instructor and student manuals, on-line testing, and a website with module overviews, objectives, and additional links and ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Course
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Educational theory and practice, Physics
 
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This site provides animations useful for teaching about global cooling and the way glaciation originates. Visualizations illustrate and explain the effects of Milankovitch Cycles and fluctuations in atmospheric carbon dioxide leading to "Snowball Earth" conditions. Resources may be incorporated into lectures, labs, or other activities. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Abstract / Summary, Clearinghouse
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Physics
 
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The intended use of this web page is for collaborative development of lesson plans. Several atmospheric science lesson plans and visualizations are available from this site. Examples of some of the topics are a snowflake model, weather balloons, a radiation budget model, and drawing contour plots. Many of the visualizations are interactive, so the user may vary the conditions and observe the results. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Curriculum, Lesson plan
Subject: Atmospheric science, Climatology, Physics
 
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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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The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) is an independent educational and research institution dedicated to advancing the study of complex systems. New concepts and methodologies regarding these systems are affecting all fields of science and engineering, and are being applied to technology, business and even social policy. This website provides information at various comprehension levels ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Abstract / Summary, Report
Subject: Ecology, Educational theory and practice, Environmental science, Human geography, Mathematics, Physics
 
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