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Exploratorium ExploraNet

ExploraNet is provided by the Exploratorium, located in San Francisco, California. It includes hands-on scientific experiments, exhibits, and "Ten Cool Sites" for the month. Current and past issues of Exploratorium's What's New in the World can be searched or browsed. The site also contains a "Digital Library" which has past images, sounds, exhibits, and Web cams. It also features educational...
The MAD Scientist Network

The Mad Scientist Network, provided by Washington University at St. Louis Medical School, is a Web based "ask a scientist" forum. You ask a question, and a scientist answers it. Answers are usually concise. The expert scientists include high school teachers, university faculty, and others. Both questions and answers are submitted via Web forms. A browsable and searchable question and answer...
A Virtual Engineering/Science Laboratory Course

Michael Karweit of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University created this online laboratory to simulate engineering and science laboratory projects. The site is used in a course entitled What is Engineering?, a beginning science and engineering course. The experiments and exercises use JAVA to create interactive simulations. Certain experiments also include MPEG movie...
The International Boiling Point Project

Between September 13 and December 10, 1999, the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey invites students and adults from all over the world to participate in The International Boiling Point Project. "The purpose of this project is to discover which factor in the experiment (room temperature, elevation, volume of...
Science Snacks Online

"Science Snacks" is an online compendium of science tidbits that pique the interest and satisfy the gee-whiz appetite. Whether seeking to understand Afterimage or Whirling Watcher, users will be drawn in by these brief and intriguing descriptions of scientific fact, with associated learning activities and Helpful Hints. Designed originally for local high school science teachers but used by...
The pH Factor

The Miami Museum of Science's learning site, The pH Factor, gives teachers a fun and interactive way to teach elementary and middle school students some basics of science. Material is divided into seven learning areas: excite, explore, explain, expand, extend, exchange, and examine. Each contains an interactive screen that can be used directly in the classroom and lesson plans that correspond with...

ZOOM is PBS's award-winning daily interactive television series and 3,000 page Web site. The site challenges young kids to spend less time in front of the television screen and more time in front of the computer screen -- learning, growing, and interacting with their peers. Behind each entertaining half hour PBS episode is a curriculum developed by leading educators and advisors. ZOOM's...
Newton's Apple Index

Newton's Apple, the award-winning national science program for kids, has a companion Web site with lots of good lesson plans and activities. The Science Try Its page contains hands-on science activities from the past six seasons of shows, including such things as making a barometer and a hovercraft. Each Try It includes a description, illustration, and explanation of the science behind the result....
Backyard Weather Stations

Learn how to build your own backyard weather station with complete directions provided by's Web site, Backyard Weather Stations. The site shows exactly what you'll need and how to build the necessary components (e.g., rain gauge and barometer), as well as how to keep records of the data collected. Parents and teachers will enjoy watching the kids "learn the basics of scientific...
Spike's Science Projects

Over 400 science projects, drafted by a professor of Science, are published on this educational Web site. Projects from various scientific fields include animals, atoms, ecology, meteorology, microorganisms, and more. Most of the projects are fun, informative, and can be completed easily with household items.
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