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The Science Museum

The homepage of London's Science Museum hosts numerous online features and exhibitions that will appeal to a wide audience. Continually updated, the site features both companion pieces to current exhibits in the physical museum and Web-only items. Attractive, easy to navigate, and quick-loading, current offerings include Fusion, The Art of Invention, Materials, and Dolly the Sheep, among others....
Devices of Wonder

The Getty Museum cleverly uses our new media toy, the World Wide Web, to showcase this exhibition of media devices from the past and present. Included are inventions that present visual information or optical illusions, such as Indonesian shadow puppets, magic lantern slides, pop-up books, thaumatropes, and anamorphic images. Both animated and non-animated versions are available, and there are...

This Web site contains the virtual version of ScienceTunnel, a museum exhibit currently at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England. Created by the Max-Planck-Society, ScienceTunnel invites visitors to "travel through the dimensions of this world and onward to the outskirts of our knowledge." Visitors explore twelve orders of magnitude, from the composition of subatomic particles...
Science Museum: Antenna Science News

The Web site of the London's Science Museum (last mentioned in the April 21, 2000 Scout Report) now offers Antenna, a section of frequently updated popular science news delivered with a decidedly British sense of humor. Antenna offers both short (about 3 screens of information) and longer features (6 or more pages), some with video. Recent short features are "First human clone - or is it?"; "Bond...
The Dana Centre

London's Science Museum and its partners have recently opened the Dana Centre, a "dynamic events space [that] will bring the hottest themes in modern science to adults-only audiences through a programme of bold and innovative events." The Dana Centre website allows virtual visitors (over the age of 18) to "take part in exciting, informative and innovative debates about contemporary science,...
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...
Super Science Fair Projects: Complete Guide to Science Fair Projects, Topics and Experiments

"Today your teacher announced that your school is going to have a science fair and students are responsible for exhibiting their projects. What do you feel? Enthusiastic? Despondent? Dreadful? Fearful? Excited?" This statement opens the Super Science Fair Projects site. Actually, whether student or parent, science fair projects, while great ways to get students actively involved in learning the...
Discovery Channel: Science Fair Central

The Discovery Channel promotes student participation in science fairs at this appealing, vibrant website. Users can find a terrific, thorough guide to creating science fair projects, including project ideas and lists of books and external web sites for students to utilize during their research. Students can find tip sheets for projects in many science subjects including astronomy, chemistry, and...

Ecybermission is a Web-based regional and national competition intended to engage students in grades six through nine in math, science, and technology explorations. The teams propose a solution to a real problem in their communities and compete for awards (such as US savings bonds). The website provides information on how to register as well as volunteer options such as judging, acting as a...
Science Buzz

The Science Museum of Minnesota has produced a number of fine online features, and the Science Buzz site is no exception. On the site, visitors can find in-depth information about a variety of science news stories that often do not receive adequate coverage elsewhere in the media. Some of the current stories on the site include West Nile virus, cloning, and even invasive flying carp.
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