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  1. Portion Distortion - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    How do the portions served in today's fast food restaurants compare to those available 20 years ago? Take the "Portion Distortion" quizzes to learn exactly how much portions have "super sized," as well as the amount of physical activity required to burn off the extra calories provided by today's portions. Also, download "Portion Distortion" slides as PowerPoint, PDF, or text, and read about the differences between portions and servings. Part of NIH's Obesity Education Initiative. more>>


 
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  1. Backpack Project - Germantown Academy
    Spurred by an orthopedic surgeon's report recommending how much weight a person should carry, teams of fifth and twelfth graders examined student backpack weights in relation to body weights in all three divisions of their school, weighing over 800 students ...more>>

  2. Body Surface Area Calculator - Evelio Perez-Albuerne
    Calculate the surface area of your body (in square meters) from height and mass. ...more>>

  3. Brainy Figuring - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    In the May 7 Science, Dehaene and collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology present the first hard evidence that two quite different modes of brain activity underlie our inborn capacity for mathematics. Their study indicates that learning ...more>>

  4. Circle Zap - Michael Bulmer
    A Java applet that gathers data on your ability to use a mouse rapidly and accurately, with suggested questions for classroom activities. ...more>>

  5. College Physics for Students of Biology and Chemistry - Kenneth R. Koehler
    A hypertextbook written for first-year undergraduate physics students, emphasizing human physiology and how the physics of the system affects its chemical and biological behavior. Nine chapters, with problems, cover mechanics, fluids, electricity, magnetism, ...more>>

  6. Demography: the Java Version - Daniel Udovic, Joshua Coxwell
    Java Demography 2.0.2 simulates growth in age structured populations. The program's click and drag features allow users to directly manipulate the fertility and mortality graphs and the population's current age distribution, represented as a bar chart ...more>>

  7. Differential Equations Resource Page - Gavin Larose, University of Michigan Math Department
    PostScript labs, involving Mathematica 3.0 or better. Also 12 projects, with PostScript notes on solutions, and a brief list of links to other ODE resources. ...more>>

  8. Does March Madness need a time-out? - J. Travis - Science News Online
    Suggestions about the effects of circadian rhythms, daily cycles of physiological activity that every organism experiences, and changes in time zone (causing 'jet lag'), on sports teams. ...more>>

  9. ExperSim: Experimental Simulations - McClelland, Polson; University of Colorado
    Generate simulated experimental data for four studies - Imprinting in Precocial Birds (Rajecki), The Etiology of Schizophrenia (Main), Motivational Factors in Routine Performance (Mueller), and Social Facilitation (Rajecki & Halstead-Nussloch). For ...more>>

  10. 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>>

  11. 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>>

  12. Hiding in DNA - Ivars Peterson (MathTrek)
    Spies might have to start boning up on molecular biology to pass along and decipher secret messages. During World War II, German spies used microdots to hide information in plain view. Consisting of a greatly reduced photograph of a typed page, a microdot ...more>>

  13. Home Pages for Developing Courses - Mathematics Throughout the Curriculum, Indiana University
    Interdisciplinary courses under development and close to finished: Life Sciences (BioMath Problems, Mathematical Foundation for Speech and Hearing Sciences), Business and Economics (Games and Decision Making, Games for Business and Economics, Mathematics ...more>>

  14. James P. Dildine - James P. Dildine
    Interactive math lessons for exploring parabolas, triangle areas, Pythagorean triples, triangle angle sums (powered by a Cabri Java applet), cancer and mathematics (image analysis, and determining the area and perimeter of non-regular figures), systems ...more>>

  15. Learning About Nutrition Using the TI-73 and the Web - Margo Lynn Mankus
    A lesson in three parts: a warm-up to introduce students to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) concepts of recommended daily allowances (RDA), the food pyramid, and nutrition labels; an analysis of the nutrition label for a deep-dish pizza, with ...more>>

  16. Margo Lynn Mankus - Margo Lynn Mankus
    Talks include Using Virtual Manipulatives on the Web to Develop Number Sense, Connecting Whole Number Arithmetic to Algebra: Hands-On/Number Sense Activities, and Learning About Nutrition Using the TI-73 and the Web. Also, online or downloadable classroom ...more>>

  17. 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 ...more>>

  18. The MathServ Project - Dept. of Mathematics and Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt Univ.
    Software tools and information to facilitate the creation of instructional materials that can be accessed through the World Wide Web and that require the interactive use of mathematical concepts. Examples include a Calculus Toolkit (algebra, functions, ...more>>

  19. Nonlinear Systems Laboratory - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    A group dedicated to the analysis of nonlinear systems: list of publications (some abstracts are available online) and animations of a robot arm catching a ball and a paper airplane. ...more>>

  20. Paso Partners: Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Language - Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL)
    A two-volume curriculum and resources guide for K-3 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 ...more>>

  21. 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 10-16 meters to groups of galaxies ...more>>

  22. Put the Heart into Mathematics: Cardiac Output, Rates of Change and Accumulation (i-Math Investigations) - Illuminations; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
    An online, interactive, multimedia math investigation. This activity explores the measurement of the amount of blood being pumped by a heart. The goal of this i-Math investigation is a rich exploration of concentrations (mixture problems), rates of change ...more>>

  23. Shodor Education Foundation, Inc.
    A non-profit 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 ...more>>

  24. Simple Minds, Smart Choices - Bruce Bower - Science News Online
    The Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin has launched a project to explore the impact of bounded rationality on human judgment. The group focuses on what it calls "fast and frugal" formulas ...more>>

  25. Simulations Nab Protein-folding Mistakes - Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
    The human body manufactures thousands of different proteins, which act as enzymes, structural elements, or carriers. Each protein starts out as a long strand that must fold itself into the proper shape to perform its specific function. To gain insights ...more>>

  26. Student-Created Calc III Labs - Cervone, Wicklin; The Geometry Center
    Five computer calculus labs that explore the application of mathematics to modeling real-world phenomena. Tangent Planes to Surfaces (exploring the tangent planes and gradient vectors of 2- and 3-dimensional curves, examining explicit, parametric, and ...more>>

  27. Student standouts tackle ills, theorems - P. Weiss - Science News Online
    A project by a young mathematician who proved five theorems also garnered highest honors at the 1999 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Jennifer Pelka, 16, of Orlando, Fla., received a $40,000 scholarship for her mathematics project, which ...more>>

  28. Visual Intelligence: How We Create What We See - Donald D. Hoffman
    Visual intelligence, cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman writes, is the power that people use to "construct an experience of objects out of colors, lines, and motions." The site includes: places to buy the book; the text of the preface; and animations ...more>>

  29. 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, ...more>>


 
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