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EXTEND is a national forum intended to extend discussion of mathematics education beyond the mathematics community to constituencies whose engagement is of central importance to improvement of mathematics education at the high school and postsecondary levels. Five major topics related to mathematics education are explored through forum reports, position papers, and reader commentary. These topics ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Mathematics
 
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This page describes the tilt of the Earth's axis, its elliptical orbit, the length of the year and their relation to certain long-term cycles. Topics include the Milankovitch Cycles (cyclic changes in the direction of the Earth's rotation axis in space) and changes in obliquity (the tilt of the Earth's axis with respect to a direction perpendicular to its orbital plane). Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Atmospheric science, Space science
 
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This site is the homepage for This History of Earth Science Society (HESS). The Society mission is to satisfy four basic needs of members, (1) to bridge the gap between humanities and the science, (2) to recognize that the history of earth science is a global topic, (3) to establish a refereed journal to serve the needs of the history of earth science, and (4) to recognize researchers in the field. ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
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Subject: History and philosophy of science
 
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The California Academy of Science department of invertebrate zoology and geology provides a list of diatom genera with photos of representative species and bibliographic references. The catalog contains a total of 472 species, varieties and forms, comprising 130 genera of diatoms. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Biology, Biological oceanography
 
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This frequently-asked-question page is the anti-intelligent design introduction to a forum on Intelligent Design . It explains the goals of the Talk Design.org website and clearly defines Intelligent Design. It also defines a variety of terms related to Intelligent Design, like "irreducible complexity". Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, History and philosophy of science
 
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This website offers a Young Earth Creationism (YEC) and Old-Earth Creationist (OEC) perspective on evolution. The site offers explanation of the different ways YEC and OEC interpret various parts of scripture. The site also contains additional YEC and OCE links. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Geology, History and philosophy of science
 
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This online essay contains detailed statistics contrasting the number of scientists who are Young-Earth Creationists (5% or less) to the members of the American public who are Young Earth Creationists (about 50%). The article also offers other statistics regarding typical American's beliefs, internet surfers' beliefs and conservative Christians' beliefs about evolution. Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Geology, History and philosophy of science
 
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This website contains a detailed, annotated geologic time line. The timeline spans Precambrian to Quaternary time detailing geologic developments and life forms of the time. Descriptions contain clickable terms and images revealing detailed information on specific life forms. Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Geologic time
 
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This Enchanted Learning website contains a very detailed and hyperlinked geologic time line. Precambrian to Quaternary Eons are broken into Eras, Periods and Epochs and pivotal events of the time are also highlighted. The timeline is nicely illustrated and appropriate for all ages. Users may also follow links to other parts of the Enchanted Learning Earth website. Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Geologic time, Paleontology
 
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This site is made up of both a tutorial and and interactive excercise. The tutorial covers the basics of the geological interpretation of gamma-ray, photoelectric index, neutron-density porosity log overlays as a pattern recognition of the common sedimentary lithologies. The tutorial text is associated with the "Oz machine", a Java applet that generates logs for synthetic sedimentary successions and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Geochemistry
 
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