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Science museums

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View Resource The Franklin Institute Online

The Franklin Institute was founded in 1824 by a group of Philadelphians in order to train artisans and mechanics in the fundamentals of science, but has since transformed itself into a science museum and research institute that also awards the Franklin Institute and Bower Awards annually. The Institute's Web site contains a host of information on their current and upcoming exhibits, which include...

https://www.fi.edu/
View Resource Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences now has it's own museum! The grand opening of Washington, D.C.'s new Marian Koshland Science Museum is scheduled for April 2004. At this museum, "visitors will discover the links between scientific research and everyday life through interactive exhibits, public events, and educational programs." Geared toward ages 13 and older, the museum exhibits will explore...

https://www.koshland-science-museum.org
View Resource Association of Science - Technology Centers

"The Association of Science - Technology Centers Incorporated (ASTC) is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science among increasing diverse audiences." Users can find information about over 550 science centers in 43 countries. Parents and teachers can find out how to make the best out of a museum field trip. The website presents...

http://www.astc.org
View Resource Smithsonian: Spotlight on Science

Since 2003, the Smithsonian Institute has provided this topical online weekly newsletter to those persons interested in learning about the latest scientific discoveries and endeavors that have originated from any one of its various institutions. Visitors to the site will want to browse through the most recent newsletters, and they may also wish to search the previous newsletters by keyword or by...

https://www.si.edu/researchcenters
View Resource Museum of Science and Industry: Online Science

The Online Science website created by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is for those visitors who are too far away, too busy, or too wary of Chicago traffic to visit the Museum. There are "Videos", "Activities" and "Podcasts", which cover the cute, the gooey, and the awe-inspiring in science. The video of "Baby Chicks Hatching" is a minute-and-a-half of rooting for life, and it was...

https://www.msichicago.org/experiment/
View Resource Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Digital Library

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) has been quite the authority on this unique region of the United States for well over 50 years. With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), they have been able to create this extensive digital library which documents the area's landforms, animals, plants, minerals, and landscapes. On the homepage, visitors can search the entire...

http://www.desertmuseumdigitallibrary.org/public/index.php