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Are your students asking you scientific questions that you can't answer? Do you wish you had a place to go to find some answers? The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has developed a web site to help you and your students.
Recent questions range from "Why can a soda be shaken or dropped and then if I tap it is won't explode?" to "How do radio-controlled cars work?"
While it does take them 2-6 weeks to respond to new queries, many previously-asked questions and responses are organized by subject and posted on the site.
Beyond Discovery: Path from Research to Human Benefit
This web site is a good resource for science teachers who are looking for ways to keep up on the latest scientific news. Developed by the National Academy of Sciences, the site contains short articles that describe the development of recent technological and medical advances. You can learn how nitroglycerin became a treatment for angina, or why sound waves are used to explore the ocean bottom.
MathGate - General Math
MathGate offers annotated links to math-specific companies, databases, electronic books and journals, and istitutions, societies and centers. http://www.mathgate.ac.uk/subject-listing/00.html is a direct link to the General Math section of the site.
MathGate - Probability and Statistics
MathGate offers annotated links to math-specific companies, databases, electronic books and journals, and istitutions, societies and centers. http://www.mathgate.ac.uk/browse/statistics.html is a direct link to the Probability and Statistics section of the site.
MathGate - Geometry
MathGate offers annotated links to math-specific companies, databases, electronic books and journals, and istitutions, societies and centers. http://www.mathgate.ac.uk/browse/g&t.html is a direct link to the Geometry section of the site.
MathGate - Algebra
MathGate offers annotated links to math-specific companies, databases, electronic books and journals, and istitutions, societies and centers. http://www.mathgate.ac.uk/browse/algebra.html is a direct link to the Algebra section of the site.
More on the Web
Looking for Web sites to accompany a specific lesson, or just interested in browsing a broad range of online resources for schools? Visit http://www.techlearning.com/
National Science Foundation
Current Science Research. http://www.nsf.gov/
This resource keeps you afloat in a sea of activities, projects, data and graphing lessons. http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/nceas-web/kids/
Third International Math and Science Study
Resources and general information about the TIMSS study. http://www.enc.org/topics/timss/
Education Index Math Section
Index for math web sites. http://www.educationindex.com/math/
Annotated guide offers links and reference information to calculus sites. http://www.calculus.net/ci2/?tag=
International Planetarium Society. Click on your state to get a list of nearby planetariums.
Refers students to various sites for research:
Ask an Expert
Weather Related Activities
This site lets you explore weather related information. It
deals with areas of weather such as; hurricanes, clouds, general storms
and weather predicting. The site is mainly for elementary and
middle school, but does contain one high school activity. http://www.athena.ivv.nasa.gov/curric/weather/index.html
Centers for Disease Control
Health Topics A to Z provides a listing of disease and
health topics found on the CDC web site. It is not yet
a complete index of the site. New topics are added on
an ongoing basis. http://www.cdc.gov/health/diseases.htm
This site provides excellent suggestions on how teachers can address equity in their classrooms. Although the references relate to mathematics classrooms they are equally appropriate for science classrooms. http://www.terc.edu/wge/home.html
Visit Monsanto's site to gather information on biotechnology in food and medicines. Monsanto has merged with Pharmacia and Upjohn. http://www.monsanto.com/monsanto/default.htm
How to effectively display math notation online
This set of pages is an attempt to clarify the issues around effectively displaying mathematics on the Internet; the goal is to help the reader make the right choice based on his or her particular needs.
WV Highlands Conservancy Speakers Bureau
West Virginia's oldest and largest environmental organization now offers programs on environmental issues to schools, colleges, universities, churches and civic organizations.
Presentations are available on such issues as: Mountaintop removal mining, The proposed Blackwater Canyon National Park Corridor H Alternatives, Agriculture and clean water, Global warming, The Clean Water Act, River issues, Role of citizens in environmental law enforcement, and How the courts and legal system do and do not protect communities from environmental threats.
For more information, contact; Speakers Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org
Famous Math Problems
Famous Problems in the History of Mathematics investigates problems that have inspired mathematicians throughout history. This site includes links to solutions, biographies and other mathematics history sites. Excellent resource for teachers. http://forum.swarthmore.edu/~isaac/mathhist.html"
Relevant (High School) Chemistry Resources on the Web
Relevant (High School) Chemistry Resources on the Web is a chemistry student's dream. It can be used as supplemental text for students with information on various aspects of high school chemistry class curricula. Or, it can be used by educators to quickly acquire accurate and simple resource material. http://3w.nai.net/~bobsalsa/high.htm
The Natural World of North America
NEARCTICA is an excellent supplement for natural science or environmental science. It focuses on the North American wildlife and can serve as an out of class research activity aid or a tool used by the educator to demonstrate a lesson. The site has many facts, pictures, and resources for further learning. http://www.nearctica.com/
National Institute of Health
The National Institute of Health provides information links to health indexes and resources. http://www.nih.gov/health/
US Department of Education
This is an excellent site for educators and administrators which presents programs that concentrate on improving education. It gives the title, funding source, brief explanation of goals and contacts. http://www.ed.gov/pubs/index.html