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Science Toy Maker

This colorful non-commercial website, created by educator Slater Harrison, offers some tried and true projects involving science. The projects use "easily-available, inexpensive materials, and don't require special skills, tools materials or facilities." The author encourages "creative inventors and tinkerers" to improve on the project designs. Some examples of projects include making robot hands,...
Jefferson Lab: Science Education

Jefferson Lab carries out its long-term commitment to science education by providing a host of teacher resources, games, and science lessons. Students can find a periodic table offering physical characteristics and information on the history and uses of each element. The Student Zone contains a virtual lab tour, glossary of scientific terms, and materials on internships. Teachers can locate pdf...
Distinctive Voices@ The Beckman Center

At the Beckman Center in Irvine, California they certainly leave no scientific stones unturned. Through their "Distinctive Voices" public events series they bring in experts to talk about the science of chocolate, the causes of obesity, and the transposable elements sequences of DNA. While many visitors may be unable to make it to these events in person, they are encouraged to listen and watch via...