 Heavenly Mathematics: Highlights of Cultural Astronomy  Helmer Aslaksen
An interdisciplinary course that begins by discussing the relative motion of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, and follows with other fundamental concepts of astronomy.
Course content includes astronomy, astrology, calendars (Gregorian, Chinese, Islamic, Indian),
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 HillsdaleLenaweeMonroe Math and Science Center
From eastern Michigan, USA. Interactive sessions and information on water studies for high schools, including data collection on frogs and toads, a virtual marsh tour, water quality studies, TI calculator programs, and links to math/science sites.
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 History of Science, Technology, and Medicine  WWW Virtual Library (WWWVL)
A searchable online service established to keep track of information facilities in the history of science, technology and medicine. Sites are available alphabetically or by scientific field, source, exhibitions, institutions, regions, a historical biographical
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 How Many Regular Polyhedrons Are There In This or Any Universe? (SMILE)  Lawrence E. Freeman, Kenwood Academy
A lesson designed to teach the idea of "regularity" in geometry, exploring regular polygons and polyhedra. From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning
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 How to Compute Planetary Positions  Paul Schlyter
A description of how to compute the positions for the sun and moon and the major planets, as well as for comets and minor planets, from a set of orbital elements. The algorithms have been simplified as much as possible while still keeping a fairly good
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 How to estimate Saturn's Mass and Distance.  Christensen, Winther
An EAAE/AOL student project entered in the Danish Young Scientist Competition. Students apply simple math to measure the distance to Saturn, the diameter of the planet and its ring system, and its mass.
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 HubbleSite  Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
The home on the Web of the Hubble Space Telescope, a NASA Origins mission that seeks answers to fundamental questions about the universe and our place in it. Features include: Newscenter (search, by year or category, an indexed catalog of Hubble pictures,
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 Hubble Space Telescope  Space Telescope Science Institute (ST ScI)
STScI is responsible for the scientific operations of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Site contents include what's new; pictures and news releases; education activities, HST observing and instruments, a searchable
data archive, and science resources.
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 Human Research Program Education and Outreach Project  NASA  Johnson Space Center
This project strives to reach diverse communities, inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers, and encourage future space explorers. Browse all of its programs through the site above. One of the project's areas of focus is to develop supplemental
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 Imagine the Universe  HighEnergy Astrophysics Learning Center
A site, primarily but not exclusively for ages 14 and up, dedicated to a discussion about our universe: what we know about it, how it is evolving, the kinds of objects and phenomena it contains, how scientists know what they know, what mysteries remain,
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 Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering (ICASE)  NASA Langley Research Center
A center of research in applied mathematics, numerical analysis, fluid dynamics, and computer science, operated by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) to provide a natural mechanism for interactions among NASA scientists and engineers,
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 Institute for Gravitational Physics and Geometry  Dept. of Physics, Penn State University
The Institute fosters research of an interdisciplinary character linking astrophysics, gravitational wave physics and experimental gravitational wave detection in the pursuit of the scientific understanding of gravity and the development of gravitational
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 Interactive Science Activities on the Web (ISAW)  Richard L. Bowman; Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA
Java activities demonstrating fractals and Kepler's laws of planetary orbits. Includes a lab activity using the planetary orbit applet.
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 International Numerical Relativity Group  NCSA/LCAPotsdamWashU
Physics at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications or its Potsdam/Germany mirror site, using supercomputers to study black holes, gravitational waves, and other phenomena predicted by Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. Search or browse
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 Internet Resources for Science and Mathematics Education  Tom O'Haver, Maryland Collaborative for Teacher Preparation
A list of online resources for education;
mathematics,
integrated science and mathematics, other sciences, computers and technology, downloadable software, K12 school pages, multicultural connections, subject catalogs and indices, search engines,
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 Is Space Finite?  Luminet, Starkman, Weeks, Scientific American
Conventional wisdom says the universe is infinite. But it could be finite, merely giving the illusion of infinity. Upcoming measurements may finally answer this ancient question. Subtopics include: Comfort in the Finite; Eightfold; Cosmic Crystals; and
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 K12 Educational Outreach Activities  National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO)
Program highlights include The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education, a proposed teacher workshop on using data in the classroom; products include Frequently Asked Questions about Being an Astronomer (a Spanish version of this FAQ is also
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 Late Renaissance Thought and the New Universe (Mathematics Across the Curriculum)  Wallace, Sciortino; Dartmouth College
A course taught in the spring of 1997 that examined the Copernican controversy in its historical and social context, and how it influenced and was influenced by contemporary upheavals. The site contains the syllabus and lesson plans for the course.
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 Launch into Math  C. Halter
A project created to further student understanding about the Internet, its resources, and the NASA Space Shuttle program. SpaceMath activities are provided for geometry (measure area and distance in space photographs); algebra (use the math that keeps
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 Learning Network Teacher Connection  Daily Lesson Plans  New York Times on the Web
A new lesson plan each day, each based on the day's news. Math lessons explore such topics as understanding the value of numbers in the newspaper; calculating refugee camp supply costs; examining the promise and problems of an "internet time" system;
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 Learning Technologies Project (LTP)  NASA Langley
The Learning Technologies Project at Langley is part of the NASA High Performance Computing and Communications K12 education program, funded as part of a NASAwide initiative whose goal is to deliver NASA research and mission content to classrooms across
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 Living Graphs  Living Graphs Inc.
Makers of ChaosLab, an interactive math package for visualizing and understanding fractal geometry and chaos theory. This PC software title covers bifurcation diagrams, the chaos game, coin tosses, diffusion limited aggregation, Levy flight, Pascal's
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 The Lunar Calendar in Japan  Steve Renshaw and Saori Ihara
The history of the lunar calendar in Japan: differences from the Chinese calendar and efforts toward modernization.
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 Lunar Shadows  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Hosted by the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the eclipse party on August 11, 1999 brought hundreds of people to the science center's firstever allnight event. Broadcast live on the Exploratorium's Web site, the eclipse coverage proved a triumph for
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 Martian (and Other Extraterrestrial) Math  American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Questions about the Earth, the Moon, and the planets, with hints and answers. How far are you from the center of the Earth? What is the radius of the Moon's orbit? How many Earths would fit end to end across the orbit of the Moon? How much does the rover
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 Maryland Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics (MVHS)
Maryland students and teachers use the Internet to collaborate with peers in carrying out visually compelling, computational science explorations. Classroom projects and ideas include collaborative projects, system dynamics activities, and computational
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 MASTER Tools: Modeling And Simulation Tools for Education Reform  Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
Interactive models and curricular materials, including: a galaxy simulation, fractal modelling tools, an energy minimization program using simulated annealing, biomedical and environmental models, a graphing tool with animation option, and a simulation
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 Math Activities for Grades 912  Biezad, Ward; NASA Dryden Flight Research Center
Lesson plans based on aeronautical themes and NASA projects. Topics include: Latitude and Longitude: A Real Life Example of the Distance Formula; Graphing: The SR71: Discovering the Linear Relationship between Celsius and Fahrenheit; Battery Depletion
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 Math and ProblemSolving  Dan Rosard
This site offers help with procedures, particularly in areas which have been observed to cause problems to some students; and unstructured problems with clues and questions. The first problem attempts to emulate the thinking used in the development of
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 Math and Sciences  Canada's SchoolNet
Annotated lists of science and math resources for: biology and health, chemistry, environment and ecology, mathematics, physics, and technology, with an emphasis on Canadian sites.
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 Math Community of Interest  TeacherVision; The Learning Network
Lesson plans by grade level, lesson features, printable worksheets, online student activities, references and research aids, teaching tips, and parental advice.
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 Mathematical Animations  Erich Neuwirth
Animations to illustrate mathematical concepts and proofs: the Pythagorean Theorem; the shape of the moon's orbit; Bezier curves explained; and correlation visualized by graphing data sets with a given correlation. Some animations require the Imagine
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 Mathematical Discovery of Planets  MacTutor Math History Topics Archive
A hypertext essay describing the connections between math and planetary discoveries, from the discovery of Uranus through that of Pluto in 1930, with References.
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 Mathematical Ideas in Science  Seven Stones Multimedia
A series of tutorial modules using JavaScript, Shockwave for Director, or Shockwave Flash: sphere packings, shapes and lattices; waves described, longitudinal and transverse wave lab, 2dimensional harmonic disturbance; 2dimensional vector components
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 Mathematics and Computer Science Division (MCS)  Argonne National Laboratory
One of the U.S. Department of Energy's largest energy research centers. Research falls into broad categories: Numerical Methods and Software Development; Systems Software and Parallel Programming Tools; Applied Mathematics and LogicBased Systems; Distributed
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 Mathematics Papers  Peter Y. Woo, Biola University
Geometry Papers include a Java applet and circle inversion theorems about the arbelos, or shoemaker's knife; constructions with ruler alone, plus a circle; constructions with ruler alone, plus a parabola; Java applet of internal organs (such as centroid,
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 MathGuide  Lower Saxony State and University Library, Göttingen (SUB), Germany
An Internetbased subject gateway to scholarly relevant information in mathematics, with subject and source type catalogues, and a search engine. Resources are described and evaluated, new resources are continuously added, and already cataloged resources
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 Mayan Mars  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
In 1601, Johannes Kepler undertook the challenge of deciphering the orbit of Mars and developing a mathematical theory of its motion to fit observations of the planet's changing position in the sky. In assuming that Earth itself traveled around the sun,
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 Mission Challenge  University of Maryland Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
"After a voyage of 173 days and 431 million kilometers (268 million miles), NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft will get upclose and personal with comet Tempel 1 on July 4, 2005. The first of its kind, hyperspeed impact between spaceborne iceberg and copperfortified
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 MOTIVATE  Univ. of Cambridge, UK
MOTIVATE is a project incorporating a series of videoconferences, run by the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge. The objectives of MOTIVATE are: to enrich the mathematical experience of school students, to broaden their mathematical horizons,
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 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,
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 The Museum of Scientific Discovery (MSD)
An interactive science and technology center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Online science exhibits, links to other Internet science resources, and Educator's Express, an annual publication designed to familiarize teachers and other group leaders with
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 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
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 NASA Educator Astronaut Program
NASA's Educator Astronaut Program site invites visitors to 'see learning in a whole new light'. Students, educators, and parents can join the Earth Crew and interact with NASA in groundbased projects and missions, meet NASA astronauts and employees,
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 NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC)  Wheeling Jesuit University
A regional center offering materials relevant to the U.S. space program. Materials incluide videocassettes, slides, laserdiscs, electronic picture books, and printed lesson plans on aeronautics; astronomy; rocketry; space exploration; space flight; the
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 NASA KIDS  Science @ NASA
Puzzles, games, and science stories for students in grades 58, from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Students can earn certificates by joining the NASA KIDS Club and completing its learning activities. Mathematics teachers can
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 NASA Podcasting  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Tap into the latest networking technology to get updates from NASA: NASACast, audio and video podcasts, NASA on iTunes, other NASA podcasts, podcasting resources and directories.
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 NASA Spacelink  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
An aeronautics and space resource for educators. Math curriculum support instructional materials range from exploring meteorite mysteries and the mathematics of microgravity to the mathematics of space and rocketry; and also list related NASA Internet
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 NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS)  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Keyword search of the following databases: Ames Research Center; Astronomy & Astrophysics (ADS); Dryden Flight Research Center; Glenn Research Center; Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Goddard Space Flight Center; ICASE; Jet Propulsion Laboratory;
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 National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC)  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
NSSDC provides access to a wide variety of astrophysics, space physics, solar physics, lunar and planetary data from NASA space flight missions, in addition to selected other data and some models and software, and in addition online information bases
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