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View Resource Satellite Observations of Forest Fires

The Ocean Remote Sensing Group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has made available a series of maps of some of the fifteen major wildfires that were burning Wednesday across 264,794 acres in six Western states--Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. The images are not intended as a working fire detection resource, but are offered as interesting...

http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gallery/fire/fire.html
View Resource The Sourcebook for Teaching Science: Employing Scientific Methods

Created by Professor Norman Herr of California State University, Northridge (CSUN), The Sourcebook for Teaching Science covers biology, chemistry, physics, and geoscience. This section of his creative sourcebook provides access to online materials that deal with the scientific method. The materials here are divided into five sections, including "Observation vs. Inference," "Brainstorming and...

http://www.csun.edu/science/books/sourcebook/chapters/5-sci-...
View Resource The Scientist - Multimedia

The Scientist magazine is written for life science professionals, but promises it to be "concise, accurate, accessible, and entertaining." The magazine's online version has a great Multimedia section on its website that has "Videos," "Slideshows," and "Infographics." Visitors shouldn't miss the story titled "Bat Hunt" from the January 2012 issue, which profiles a mammologist working in the South...

https://www.the-scientist.com/multimedia
View Resource The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List of Threatened Species conveys information about plant and animal species on its website, and is regarded as "the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species." Visitors will find that the website is divided up into the seven categories they use to...

Screenshot for The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
https://www.iucnredlist.org/
View Resource CTSciNet: The Clinical and Translational Scientist Career Network

Are you interested in talking with other scientists about their work? Well then you might check out the Clinical and Translational Scientist Career Network (CTSciNet) website, which is a great resource for activities such as professional development and timely information about genome research and cardiac electrophysiology. First-time visitors should look over the "Recent Articles" area to get a...

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2011/04/careers-clinical-...
View Resource American Chemical Society - Chemistry Education Resources

The chemistry education resources that the American Chemical Society has placed on its website are quite impressive, and are a must see for teachers, motivated students, and even parents. Visitors will find "Classroom Resources" that range from "Elementary/Middle School" to "Two-Year Colleges" to "Graduate Education," near the top of the homepage. Also included on the Education Resources page...

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources.html
View Resource Scalable Computing Laboratory

The Scalable Computing Laboratory was created by the Department of Energy, Ames Lab, and Iowa State University to "improve parallel computing through clustering techniques for use in scientific and engineering computation." One of their past projects included rebuilding the Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC), the first electronic digital computer. Here visitors can read about building a working...

http://jva.cs.iastate.edu/team.php
View Resource What Do I Do Now? Laboratory Tales From Teaching Assistants

Professor Hal White of the University of Delaware has edited this fine collection of material for those seeking to learn more about laboratory instruction at the college level. These "TA Tales" were sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and their four-year Undergraduate Science Education Grants. The materials place a premium on teaching cases which provide "an incomplete story in which...

http://www1.udel.edu/chem/white/C601/TA-Tales.pdf
View Resource TSG@MIT Physics

The Technical Services Group (TSG) at MIT's Department of Physics provides teaching and technical support for undergraduate courses at the school. They are the stewards of many rooms of physics demonstrations that cover kinematics, optics, and dozens of other topics. A good place to start on this website is with a visit to the "Random Cool Demonstration!" section found on the middle of the...

http://tsgphysics.mit.edu/front/
View Resource United States Forest Service: Schedule of Proposed Actions

What's happening on the lands maintained by the United States Forest Service? Those parties with a vested interest in such matters will want to stay abreast of the Forest Service's Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA). These documents are published in January, April, July, and October and contain a list of "proposed actions that will soon begin or are currently undergoing environmental analysis and...

https://www.fs.fed.us/sopa/index.php
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