 Network Montana Project (NMP)  Churchill, Thomas
K12 Earth System Science Curricular Materials that integrate mathematics, science, and technology. Atmosphere: Weather and Climate; Geosphere: Structure and Dynamics of the Solid Earth; Hydrosphere: Water Cycle and Sea Surface Temperature and Phytoplankton;
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 The Noon Observation Project  Cathie Godwin, Kathleen Smith; College of Education, Univ. of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
A joint effort among interested schools worldwide in accurately estimating the circumference of the earth. How to compute local noon at your location; the original 1999 form for submitting Noon Observations; an explanation of the formulas for computing
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 Numerical Relativity Group  Penn State University
A group established to promote interaction between students, postdocs and faculty interested in the computational aspects of General Relativity and its applications to Cosmology and Astrophysics. The group members are affiliated with the Departments
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 Online Catalog: Math  EvanMoor Educational Publishers
Publishers of math activity and skillbuilding books: practice for basic math concepts and extensions into realworld situations. Activity cards, daily problem solving, word problems and more.
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 Online Math Applications  Leung, Jiang, Jiang, Chiu, Klopfer, Chiu; ThinkQuest Junior
Activities, examples, problems, and online quizzes about math applied to real world situations in investing (a stock market simulation game), music (classical MIDI files), history (biographies and anecdotes), science (astronomy, computers, 'math in the
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 PAM Electronic Discussion List (PAMnet)  Parker Ladwig and Thurston Miller (list owners)
An electronic discussion forum for the discussion of library and information resource issues relevant to the fields of physics, astronomy and mathematics, maintained by the PhysicsAstronomyMathematics (PAM) Division of the Special Libraries Association.
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 Papers on the History of Mathematics  Gregory Cherlin, Rutgers University
A random selection of term papers submitted in undergraduate, onesemester courses on the history of mathematics. Topics include zero, Fermat, Euler, Newton, Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, Fibonacci, Vieta, conic sections, mathematics at Princeton
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 Paso Partners: Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Language  Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
A twovolume curriculum and resources guide for K3 educators, designed to help teachers increase achievement of Hispanic children whose first language is not English. Preceding each complete unit in English is a Spanish version of background information
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 Philosophy of Science  David Banach
A syllabus and collected resources for a course in the philosophy of science, including excerpts from various books. Topics include ancient Greek science and mathematics: the Golden Section, Pythagoras, infinity and continuity, and Plato and Aristotle,
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 PlaneMath  InfoUse, in cooperation with NASA
Materials for elementary school students about math and aeronautics, designed to stimulate and motivate students with physical disabilities in grades 47 to pursue aeronauticsrelated careers via the development and delivery of accessible math education
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 Plato: Acceptance of Astronomy as a Science  Michael Tirabassi
Translations from Plato's Dialogues (Loeb edition): The Myth of Er (a multihemispere model of the sky  Republic, X, 616B617). The True Astronomer Must be the Wisest of Men (Epinomis 990a); Pursue Astronomy as you Would Geometry (Republic 530b); Realise
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 The Position of the Sun  Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas
A computer program to calculate the position of the sun, with an article describing the calculation of the apparent sun position in local coordinates for an earth observer: notation; solution; removing the effect of one variable and simplifying the solution;
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 Powers of Ten  Bruce Bryson
A series of images based on the book Powers of Ten, by Philip and Phyllis Morrison and the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. Each picture's subject is ten times wider or narrower than the next. Images range from quarks at 1016 meters to groups of galaxies
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 Printables: Student Handouts  The Learning Network
PDF format printable handouts. Browse by grade or subject; check out the featured handouts; or search for a topic of your choice. Other resources also available through the Lesson Planning Center links on the site.
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 The Problem with Algebraic Models of Marriage Structure  James M. Cargal; The Math Forum
Algebraic models of marriage systems have been in use for nearly fifty years. These models continue to be a matter of controversy. Most anthropologists have found algebraic models abstract and unnecessary. Mathematical scientists have tended to consider
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 Prophet of Chaos  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
"'...it may happen that small differences in the initial conditions produce very great ones in the final phenomena. A small error in the former will produce an enormous error in the latter. Prediction becomes impossible, and we have the fortuitous phenomenon.'
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 Public Outreach, Education, Teaching and Reaching Youth (POETRY)  Sten Odenwald, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
The goal of the IMAGE mission's education and public outreach program (POETRY) is to explain how solar storms affect the Earth, and to correct misconceptions about Earth's magnetic field, its radiation belts, and why we have aurora. Read the latest information
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 The Scale of the Universe 2  Cary and Michael Huang
Use the scroll bar or computer mouse wheel to zoom in and out  from quantum foam to charm quarks to "smallest thing visible to an optical microscope" to the thickness of paper all the way up to Cruithne, the depth of the Mariana Trench, Minecraft World,
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 Scales of Measurement  Niel Brandt
An extensive list of physical and mathematical events and objects in ascending values and orders of magnitude.
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 Science, Math, and Technology Tutorial (SMATT)  ThinkQuest 1996
Topics: Math History (biography of Descartes); Logic (how to construct logical arguments and put them into proofs); Math Tutorial (Basic Algebra with problems and solutions); Environmental Science (ozone in the atmosphere); Astronomy (implications of
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 Scientific American
The online version of the technology magazine, with interlinked articles, interviews with scientists, Ask the Experts, and Explorations, guided tours across the Web of recent technological developments. An archive of past articles is included.
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 Seeing and Learning Astronomy and Cosmology Through the Lens of Music  Sloan Edward Williams III  YaleNew Haven Teachers Institute
Exploring music, astronomy and cosmology, starting with the historical roots; the Pythagoreans in particular contributed profoundly to the development of Western Music by discovering two facts: first, that the sound caused by the
string depends on the
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 Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
A nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to the advancement of science and math education, specifically through the use of modeling and simulation technologies. Interactive middle school lessons aligned with curricula are available through
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 The Solar System and Space Technology  Eddie B. Rose Jr.  YaleNew Haven Teachers Institute
A unit that presents a modularized, individualized problemsolving scientific/mathematics packet that can be adapted for grades K12. The contents focus on space exploration and its relation to science and mathematics. The curriculum is
design to integrate
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 The Solar System (SMILE)  Fred J. Schaal, Lane Tech High School
A lesson designed to make use of concentric circles and angles in excess of 180 degrees to construct a sketch of the nakedeyevisible planets of the Solar System (polar coordinates). From the Geometry and Measurement section of a collection of almost
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 Space Day 2003  Celebrating the Future of Flight
Space Day 2003 honors the past 100 years of aviation and aerospace accomplishments. On May 1, 2003, teachers, students and space enthusiasts around the world can participate in Cyber Space Day, an interactive Webcast entirely devoted to science, space
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 Space Educators' Handbook  Jerry Woodfill, NASA Johnson Space Center
For Mac or PC: programs that include more than 2000 files interactively linked for ease of learning about NASA, space science, space history, and space technology. Many well designed and extensively educational files are available from this Web site,
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 Space Math  Dr. Sten Odenwald
NASA offers realworld problems about astronomy and space science, for students in grades 68 and 912. The problems are in PDF format, and searchable. They are often based on press releases and cover topics from black holes to space weather and the search
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 Stardust Equations  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
On Sunday, February 7, at 4:04 PM, a Lockheed Martin Delta II rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying an unmanned spacecraft about the size of an office desk, having the romantic name of Stardust. If all goes well, on January 15, 2006, the spacecraft
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 Statistics, Measurement Uncertainty, and the Number of Galaxies in the Universe Lab  Dennis Zaritsky; Univ. of California at Santa Cruz
From a course in observational astronomy, a lab for exploring some basic issues regarding statistics in astronomy and measurement uncertainties, and finally
produceing an estimate of the number of galaxies in the Universe (with its associated uncertainty).
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 Stealing Copernicus  Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
The theft of a first edition copy of Nicolaus Copernicus's classic text De revolutionibus orbium coelestium ("On the revolution of the heavenly spheres") was the seventh such disappearance of this valuable work in recent years  a chain of thefts that
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 Strange Orbits  Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
Newton's laws provide a precise answer to the problem of determining the motion of two bodies under the influence of gravity. If the solar system consisted of the sun and a single planet, for example, the planet would follow an elliptical orbit. When
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 Technology 'Nformation forTeachers (T'NT)  Lesson Plans
Units of Lesson Plans: directories of lesson plans that form a curriculum unit or theme. Lesson Plans: abstract and complete versions of the T'NT Lesson Plans. Search by grade level or subject, or search all lesson plans.
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 There Is No Place Like SPACE  Sharon White
Junior high students explore living in space through this interdisciplinary (art, language arts, math, reading, social studies and science) project. Site contains a summary, scenario, student pages, and Internet links, as well as a list of standards addressed.
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 Thomas Harriot's manuscripts  MacTutor Math History Archives
Linked essay: Thomas Harriot died in 1621. He had published no mathematical or astronomical works during his lifetime, but he left his papers in reasonably good order and set out his wishes in his will that they should be properly edited and published.
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 Time [sci.astro] (Astronomy Frequently Asked Questions)  Joseph Lazio
sci.astro is a newsgroup devoted to the discussion of the science of astronomy. This document summarize answers to questions that appear fairly regularly: Time, Calendars, and Terrestrial Phenomena; When is 02/01/04? or is there a standard way of writing
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 Using Symmetry to Create A Community Quilt (SMILE)  Beverly Brown, Hedges West
A lesson for grades 412 designed to teach students about line and reflectional symmetry through cooperative work on a quilt with four lines of symmetry. From the Patterns and Logic section of a collection of almost 200 single concept lessons by the Science
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 A Virtual SpaceTime Travel Machine  JeanFrançois Colonna, École Polytechnique
Still Pictures and MPEG Animations (Images Fixes et Animations MPEG): Art and Science, Artistic Creation, Astrophysics, Celestial Mechanics, Deterministic Chaos, Deterministic Fractal Geometry, Fluid Mechanics, From the Infinitely Small to the Infinitely
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 Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars  Robert Nemiroff
A published paper understandable to undergraduates: "Visual Distortions Near a Black Hole and Neutron Star," Nemiroff, R. J. 1993, American Journal of Physics, 61, 619. Gravitational Principles and Mathematics; General Description of Visual Distortion
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 WebPisces  Gallery of Interactive Geometry, Geometry Center
A Webbased interface to the Pisces program that allows you to compute implicitly defined curves in the plane. Choose from several predefined functions and modify their parameters and domains. Pisces is a Platform for Implicit Surfaces and Curves and
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 The Why Files  University of Wisconsin
An electronic exploration of the issues of science, math, and technology that lurk behind the headlines of the day, presenting those topics in a clear, entertaining and accessible manner. Provides a bimonthly feature on the science of everyday life, archived
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 WINDandSEA  The Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Locator  The NOAA Central Library
An atmospheric and oceanic sciences Internet Resource Locator with over 800 selected links to science and policy sites organized by topic and alphabetically within topic. Current interest topics (Year of the Ocean; El Nino)a teacher's corner with teachingrelated
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 Women of NASA  Tish Krieg, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology. The project showcases outstanding women who are enjoying successful careers, and demonstrates how these women balance personal and
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 Women's Adventures in Science  National Academy of Sciences
This project of the National Academy of Sciences showcases contemporary women in science, and highlights for young people the varied careers of some of today's most prominent scientists. The site draws from and accompanies Women's Adventures in Science,
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