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Physical sciences -- Study and teaching

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Bad Science

Bad Science is Pennsylvania State University Meteorology Professor Alistair Fraser's attempt to debunk the misconceptions of well-understood phenomena perpetuated by teachers and writers. Bad science does not cover topics about which there is still controversy. Fraser provides his reasons for why it is difficult to "reeducate" the public about common misconceptions of science. Astronomy,...

https://personal.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/BadScience.html
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...

http://ciese.org/curriculum/boilproj/
ScienceMaster - Physical Science Homework Helpers

As part of the much larger commercial site ScienceMaster, the Physical Science page Homework Helper contains an interactive periodic table, scientific calculator and several glossaries of related terms. The site also provides length, area, mass, and temperature equivalency converters and even a weight calculator to determine how much you would weigh if you were on the moon or one of several...

https://www.sciencemaster.com/
Snow

Snow can be one of the most destructive forces in nature but also one of the most fun to learn about. An article from Associated Press writer Lourdes Navarro, featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, describes the avalanche in the Hindu Kush Mountains in Afghanistan. Avalanche.org's Web site offers visitors up-to-date avalanche information for the western US and one area in the east, as well as...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/nsdl/ps/2002/0208
All About Atoms

Jefferson Lab (last mentioned in the February 16, 2000 Scout Report) is a Department of Energy national laboratory that conducts basic research into the atom's nucleus and whose education office and Web Site offers several on-line activities. The All About Atoms site offers a simple and easy to follow lesson on protons, neutrons, and electrons that includes illustrations and descriptions of each...

https://education.jlab.org/atomtour/index.html
Electromagnetic Spectrum

Part of the larger Imagine the Universe educational site, the Electromagnetic Spectrum site is another great resource from NASA. The site gives clear and easy-to-understand explanations, while providing keywords throughout the page that are linked to a dictionary of terms for easy access to further information. Students will enjoy the colorful illustrations accompanying the text, which vertically...

https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/index.html
Lesson Plan Central

Lesson Plan Central -- a free lesson plans, WebQuests, worksheets, student link and clipart Web site -- has a great collection of science specific links. Categorized by subject and grade level, the listed sites are are briefly described, and any new site is labeled as such. Links to just the new, cool, and clipart sites are also provided. This collection is a great way for kids and educators to...

http://lessonplancentral.com/
CSU Engine Web Pages

This resource on internal combustion engines comes from a mechanical engineering professor at Colorado State University. It is essentially an online textbook with three main chapters, which cover the topics of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics involved in engine operation. Users should have an understanding of basic engine components, and a background in calculus would be helpful....

https://www.engr.colostate.edu:443/~allan/engines.html
SciZone

The online companion to the Ontario Science Center museum offers the SciZone Web site for kids that contains some interesting and unique learning materials. Visitors will find educational games such as mixing colors, a list of lab experiments that includes growing rock candy, a Where's the Science section that attempts to describe how science can be found in the weirdest places, and several other...

https://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca/ScienceNow/
Element Hangman

The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, known as the Jefferson Lab, is funded by the Office of Science for the US Department of Energy. Its corresponding Web site and educational offerings include the interactive Element Hangman game. This simple exercise requires kids to enter the correct letters of an element before all ten pieces of the animated figure are gone. However, the...

https://education.jlab.org/elementhangman/index.html
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