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  1. The Exploratorium
    Home page of San Francisco's museum of science, art and human perception. Online exhibits, cool sites, archives, sport and science, and the digital library (the Exploratorium A-to-Z). more>>

  2. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
    The Federal Reserve Bank has nine billion dollars in its vaults, and on an average day it destroys $20 million in unfit currency. At the Money in Motion exhibit you can explore the theoretical and mathematical realms of interest rates, inflation, and unemployment, or learn the more practical mathematical workings of cash, credit cards, and checks. The exhibit features calculators and graphs. more>>

  3. Franklin Institute Science Museum - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    The online entry point for the Philadelphia science museum, featuring in-depth multimedia virtual exhibits and explorations, resources for teachers, and guides to the real-life museum and its programs. The website features a large selection of educational resources, including: online multimedia explorations of various scientific topics; Puzzling and Perplexing Problems (a monthly collection of seasonal math puzzlers); Wired@School (web investigations from The Franklin Institute Online Fellows); Minutes from ME (Margaret Ennis provides ideas for teachers using the web in their classrooms); and The Spotlights (collections of web resources with a single theme, including calendars, time, online projects, and electronic field trips, among many others). more>>

  4. Mathematics Museum (Japan)
    Exhibits: Deformation of Catenoid to Helocoid; Geometry of wallpaper patterns (with interactive examinations); Math-Cut Studium; Soliton-Lab Art Gallery; Sangaku (Japanese temple geometry problem); The beauty of surfaces; Kodawari House, Keiichi Suzuki's "Mathematics of my own, Mathematics for children." Also links to related museums in the world. more>>

  5. Math Moves!
    Experiential installations that "stimulate mathematical imaginations and build the mathematical abilities" of interest, confidence, and skills. Museum exhibits have included "Balance and Imbalance," "Comparing Frequencies," "Shadow Fractions," "Scaling Shapes," "Sensing Ratios," "Partner Motion," "Comparing Forms," and "Drawing with Gears." See also the site's collection of research into embodiment literature. Developed in partnership by Explora, Albuquerque; Museum of Life & Science, Durham; Museum of Science, Boston; Science Museum of Minnesota, Saint Paul; Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education (CRMSE), at San Diego State University and TERC, Cambridge; with support from the National Science Foundation. more>>

  6. Smithsonian Institution
    An independent trust instrumentality of the United States holding some 140 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for "the increase and diffusion of knowledge," and a center for research dedicated to public education, national service, and scholarship in the arts, sciences, and history. The Smithsonian is composed of 16 museums and galleries, the National Zoo, and numerous research facilities in the United States and abroad. Nine Smithsonian museums are located on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Capitol; 5 other museums and the Zoo are elsewhere in Washington, D.C., and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian are in New York City. This site includes the Encyclopedia Smithsonian, answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ), and an events calendar. more>>


 
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  1. The Academy of Natural Sciences
    Founded in 1812, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia is the oldest science research institution in the Western Hemisphere and a world leader in the fields of natural science research, education and exhibition. This site contains on-line exhibits, ...more>>

  2. Astronomiae Historia / History of Astronomy - International Astronomical Union, Astronomische Gesellschaft
    General history of astronomy pages on the Web: a catalog of archives and libraries, museums, memorials, historical places and exhibits, research institutes and departments, publications, and other sources of information. Visitors can read five different ...more>>

  3. The Atoms Family - Miami Museum of Science, Science Learning Network
    An online exhibit containing educational activities relating to different forms of energy, as presented by famous gothic horror characters. Activities include: The Mummy's Tomb (energy conservation, kinetic, and potential energy), Dracula's Library (properties ...more>>

  4. Before Pythagoras: The Culture of Old Babylonian Mathematics - New York University Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
    This archaeological exhibit explored the world of Old Babylonian mathematics through cuneiform tablets, and illustrates how the ancient civilization performed arithmetic on numbers based entirely on two symbols. Online highlights include images of a multiplication ...more>>

  5. Building a Virtual Museum Community - Jamie McKenzie
    Virtual museums provide an excellent opportunity for museums to partner with schools. The Bellingham (WA) public schools recognized the potential of a partnership with the Whatcom County Museum of History and Art in Fall of 1995. This article describes ...more>>

  6. Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) - National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
    CEPS performs original scientific research and outreach activities on topics covering planetary science, terrestrial geophysics, and the remote sensing of environmental change. The Center has curatorial responsibility for two galleries in the National ...more>>

  7. Coin Flip for Ben Franklin's 300th Birthday - The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute Online invites students around the world to help commemorate Ben Franklin's 300th birthday on January 17, 2006, by participating in a common scientific enterprise. Links on the page include: Practice Worksheet (in PDF format), Results ...more>>

  8. Computer History Museum
    The Computer History Museum presents and preserves for posterity the artifacts and stories of the information age. Exhibits include histories of the Internet and of computer chess; and a working model of the Babbage Engine, first undertaken by that mathematician ...more>>

  9. Computers and Internet : Hardware : Calculators : Hewlett Packard - Yahoo
    Yahoo's Web page of sites having to do with HP Calculators. ...more>>

  10. Constructivism and the Five E's: The pH Factor - Miami Museum of Science
    Constructivism is a philosophy about learning which proposes that learners need to build their own understanding of new ideas. To introduce the pH factor to students in a constructivist way, the Miami Museum of Science adapted their "Seven Es" (Excite, ...more>>

  11. The Dance of Chance Science Museum Exhibit - Center for Polymer Studies, Boston University
    An online version of an exhibit focused on the emergence of patterns in Nature from physical and biological processes that appear to be chaotic. Exhibit kiosks, many of which are fractals, include Music of the Heart, Frozen Lightning, Erosion, Viscous ...more>>

  12. Datamath Calculator Museum - Joerg Woerner
    Historical calculators and educational toys, primarily from Texas Instruments. History of calculators, technical details, many interesting sidelights, including downloadable emulators. ...more>>

  13. Digital Library - The Exploratorium, San Francisco
    The Exploratorium A-to-Z. Archived webcasts, web cams, past exhibitions: stills, movies, sounds, and other experimental items. Online versions of a few of the Exploratorium's interactive exhibits; the Exhibit Cross-Reference - an experimental database ...more>>

  14. Emilio Segrč Visual Archives - American Institute of Physics (AIP)
    A collection of some 25,000 historical photographs, slides, lithographs, engravings, and other visual materials, focusing on American physicists and astronomers of the twentieth century, but including many scientists in Europe and elsewhere, in other ...more>>

  15. The Exhibitionists - National Museums Liverpool
    The site uses simple examples to give a basic outline of life behind the scenes at the museums, and all the math problems that curators solve as they plan and present exhibitions. The prices and measurements in the puzzles are made up to give viewers ...more>>

  16. Exploratorium's Complexity - The Exploratorium
    A collection of information related to the Turbulent Landscapes exhibit at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco. Includes a timeline of important developments in the study of chaos, complexity, and dynamics, and CompLexicon, a guide to key concepts, ...more>>

  17. Exploratorium's Science of Baseball - The Exploratorium
    Interactive (Shockwave) exhibits from San Francisco's science museum include Fastball Reaction Time (can you hit a 90-mph fastball?) and Scientific Slugger (see what makes a home run: vary the angle of the ball, bat speed, and pitch speed, then watch ...more>>

  18. Exploratorium's Science of Cycling - The Exploratorium
    Organized into seven sections. Introduction: What is the Science of Cycling? The wheel: Why do road bikes have thin tires, while mountain bikes have fat tires? Drives and gears: What is a gear ratio? And how do gears help make the bicycle so efficient? ...more>>

  19. Exploratorium's Science of Hockey - The Exploratorium
    This site takes you inside the game: you'll hear from National Hockey League players and coaches, as well as leading physicists and chemists. Divided into seven main sections: the ice (why is ice slippery?), skating (what are the mechanics involved in ...more>>

  20. Exploratorium's Skateboard Science - The Exploratorium
    Watch a webcast (RealPlayer) of professional skateboarders performing as an Exploratorium staff physicist explains the physics behind this extreme sport; also, an interview with a skateboard designer, and a Flatland Freestyle demo. "Trickscience" looks ...more>>

  21. A Few Aspects of Cryptology - David Hamer
    Read about cipher machines such as Enigma, Geheimschreiber, NEMA, SIGABA and others; visit the gallery showrooms of the Crypto Simulation Group (CSG), a group of historians and researchers in the field of cryptology; download sample simulators and published ...more>>

  22. Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) - Gainesville, FL, USA
    The largest natural history museum in the southern United States, holding more than 16,000,000 specimens of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, mollusks, butterflies, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, recent and fossil plants, and associated ...more>>

  23. The Geometry of War, 1500-1750 - Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
    A virtual version of an exhibition from The Museum of the History of Science in Oxford on the uses of geometry in the art of warfare during the Renaissance. The site includes summaries that list the instruments and books in the exhibit and also provide ...more>>

  24. Geometry Playground - Exploratorium
    An exhibit from San Francisco's Exploratorium. People-sized exhibits let you use your hands, brain, and body to play with physical demonstrations of geometry concepts. Exhibits fall under the categories of seeing, moving, and fitting things together, ...more>>

  25. Goudreau Museum of Mathematics in Art & Science - Stephanie Killian
    When you visit the Math Museum in New York, you can build a math model; explore games and puzzles; view exhibits demonstrating how math is used in the arts and sciences; experience challenging but nonthreatening specialized programs and workshops in math; ...more>>

  26. Hands-On Science Centers - International - Mark W. Maimone
    This page contains pointers to public museums worldwide with a strong emphasis on interactive science education. Links to home pages of these museums; some reviews. ...more>>

  27. Hands-on Science Centers Worldwide - Mark W. Maimone
    An extensive list of links to public museums with a strong emphasis on interactive science education, by continent: Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America, with other related links. Some reviews of North American museums are provided. ...more>>

  28. The History Of Computing - Dept. of Computer Science, Virginia Tech
    Index of the items in a collection of math history materials related to the history of computing by J. A. N. Lee, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, constructed as part of the course materials for the "Professionalism in Computing" ...more>>

  29. IMAGINARY - Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
    A platform for open and interactive mathematics. Explore events, exhibitions, programs, galleries, hands-on, and films -- and share your own activities, projects, and discussions. Started as a maths and arts exhibition for the German Year of Mathematics ...more>>

  30. International Slide Rule Museum - Mike Konshak
    Scans and pictures of over 1000 unique actual slide rules. Search the gallery, or browse it by manufacturer. Also, learn how to use a slide rule, and determine its date. With terms, encyclopedia, manuals, a graphical table of slide rule scales, and more. ...more>>

  31. Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) - University of California, Berkeley
    A science museum and research center at the Univ. of California, Berkeley, dedicated increasing public understanding and enjoyment of science, and to improving pre-college science and mathematics education. Teacher education, exhibits, public programs, ...more>>

  32. Links to Web Sites on the History of Mathematics - British Society for the History of Mathematics (BSHM)
    A list of Web sites containing material relevant to the study of the history of mathematics: General sites; Web resources; Biographies; Regional mathematics; Museums with mathematics exhibits; Special exhibits; Books on-line; Student presentations; Miscellaneous; ...more>>

  33. The Logic Puzzle Museum
    Play with more than fifty different hands-on brain twisters, mechanical and logic puzzles -- and craft your own. Regular events at this Burlington, Wisconsin, museum include Valentine's Day (make-your-own historic rebus valentines), celebrations of the ...more>>

  34. Mateo y Cientina - Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)
    The cartoon kids, Mateo y Cientina, present family-friendly, hands-on activities that help: adults and children alike to overcome their fear of math and science; encourage families to spend time on subjects important to academic achievement; introduce ...more>>

  35. Mathematical Machines - Museum of Natural Science and Scientific Instruments of the University of Modena
    Models of machines based on scientific and technical literature dating back to classical Greece. Among other didactic goals, La collezione di Macchine Matematiche aims to foster reflection on the historical relationships between mathematics, society, ...more>>

  36. Mathematical Museum and Exhibitions - ZIB/Math-Net
    A selected collection of links with many images referring to the History of Mathematics, the History of Computer Science, and other Related Fields; Digital Art and Galleries collections; Visualizations and Animations of scientific data; Didactical Items, ...more>>

  37. Mathematical Paintings of Crockett Johnson - David Crockett Johnson; Smithsonian National Museum of American History
    David Crockett Johnson was perhaps most famous for his children's book Harold and the Purple Crayon. From 1965 until his death in 1975, Crockett Johnson painted over 100 works relating to mathematics and mathematical physics. Of these paintings, eighty ...more>>

  38. Mathematikum
    Mathematik zum anfassen. Giant soap bubbles, deceiving mirrors, mysterious bridges and more: check out the fun side of mathematics in Gießen, Germany, and put your hands on more than 120 interactive puzzles and exhibits at the world's first mathematical ...more>>

  39. MathNet - Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB)
    A collection of mathematical resources and related Web links in the following sections: General Resources; Publications; Information Providers; Software (research software in the public domain); Educational Resources; Special Interest Groups Archives; ...more>>

  40. The Millennium Sphere - The Cooper Union
    Jean Le Mee, Manuel A. Baez, and a team of their Cooper Union students submitted the Millennium Sphere for an international time-capsule competition sponsored by the New York Times Magazine. Watch a Shockwave animation of Ad Quadratum generation that ...more>>

  41. MiMa - Museum for Minerals and Mathematics Oberwolfach
    This German museum's exhibits about mathematics, which focus on symmetry and crystallography, have included IMAGINARY; SURFER, a real-time ray tracer of algebraic surfaces; Cinderella & Curved Spaces; jReality; Morenaments; Doppelpendel; Penrose Puzzle; ...more>>

  42. Multimedia Catalogue - Biography Index - Institute and Museum of the History of Science of Florence, Italy
    Biographical texts of personalities connected in some way to Galileo. Each text is accompanied by still or animated images or by filmed sequences. Included are Archimedes, Aristotle, Bernoulli, Brahe, Copernicus, the Galilei family, Kepler, Milton, Ptolemy, ...more>>

  43. Museum of History of Science, Florence, Italy
    A bilingual (Italian and English) site providing research capabilities within the Italian Bibliography of Science History and the Library of the History Of Science Museum. Includes an online exhibition on Mechanical Marvels - Invention in the Age of Leonardo, ...more>>

  44. The Museum of HP Calculators - David G. Hicks
    The Museum of HP Calculators displays and describes Hewlett-Packard calculators introduced from 1968 to 1986 plus a few interesting later models. There are also sections on calculating machines and slide rules as well as sections for buying and selling ...more>>

  45. The Museum of Scientific Discovery (MSD)
    An interactive science and technology center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. On-line science exhibits, links to other Internet science resources, and Educator's Express, an annual publication designed to familiarize teachers and other group leaders with ...more>>

  46. Museum of the History of Science - Oxford University, U.K.
    The Museum houses a collection of historic scientific instruments in the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford, covering almost all aspects of the history of science, from antiquity to the early twentieth century. Particular strengths include the collections ...more>>

  47. Museums in the Classroom - Illinois State Museum and Brookfield Zoo
    Students from 25 partner schools throughout Illinois are developing online curriculum projects that explore the diversity of Illinois and world ecosystems, integrating collections, data, images, video, audio, text, and exhibitions and using skills from ...more>>

  48. Museu Nacional de História Natural e Ciência - Universidade de Lisboa
    "Apoiando a investigação e o ensino nas áreas da zoologia e antropologia, da botânica, da mineralogia e geologia, e das demais ciências naturais, e estimulando o estudo e a divulgação da história das ...more>>

  49. Oldies & Goodies: The School Museum List and Site - From Now On
    Virtual Museum Resources, sponsored by From Now On - The Educational Technology Journal. Museum Resources: articles and other resources meant to guide those who are building virtual museums with their students; The Grand List of School Virtual Museums: ...more>>

  50. Online Exhibits Hotlist - The Franklin Institute
    A list of links to more than 100 online learning experiences for math and science, both interactive projects and exhibits. ...more>>


 
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