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Satellite Observations of Forest Fires

The Ocean Remote Sensing Group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has made available a series of maps of some of the fifteen major wildfires that were burning Wednesday across 264,794 acres in six Western states--Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. The images are not intended as a working fire detection resource, but are offered as interesting...

http://fermi.jhuapl.edu/avhrr/gallery/fire/fire.html
TalkTyper

If you are looking for a bit of fine free speech recognition software, look no further than TalkTyper. Visitors can dictate documents, emails, blog posts, and so on. After clicking on the microphone icon, users begin speaking. At the conclusion of any passage, users can just click the "Copy" button and things will be all set. This version of TalkTyper is compatible with all computers running...

https://talktyper.com/
Green Chemistry: Students & Educators

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has created these excellent resources via the Green Chemistry Institute and the ACS Education Division. The goal of these materials is "to increase awareness and understanding of Green Chemistry principles, alternatives, practices, and benefits within traditional educational institutions and among practicing scientists." In the Online Resources section, visitors...

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/greenchemistry/students-e...
Shortest Paths, Soap Films, and Minimal Surfaces

You know you're in for a real treat when a lecture starts off with "I just happen to have with me today this bucket filled with soap solution, water, and some glycerin." That happens to be the opening line from a talk given by Professor Michael Dorff at the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Dorff's talk was quite hands-on and it included a number of skeletal Zometool creations and...

https://www.maa.org/news/michael-dorff-treats-audience-to-go...
National Institutes of Health: Office of Science Education

The National Institutes of Health has an Office of Science Education committed to getting the good word out about their vast array of educational resources. This trove of material includes lesson plans, newsletters, online exhibits, fact sheets, photos, and e-books. First-time visitors should take a look at the Topics section with information divided up in 41 areas including Bioethics, Child &...

https://science.education.nih.gov/
Macs in Chemistry

Using computers to do science is a great way to get young people hooked on the enterprise, and mobile apps and other devices make this easier than ever. The Macs in Chemistry site features dozens of applications that will help users learn about chemistry (and more) through interactive activities, quizzes, and so on. In the At a Glance area, visitors can learn about the tutorials archived here,...

https://www.macinchem.org/
Pennsylvania State University: Advanced Classroom Experiments and Resources in Food Science

Learning about food science can be quite fun and engaging. These resources from the folks at the food science department at Pennsylvania State University are designed to be used in a range of classroom settings and are perfect for educators. Currently there are seven activities on the site, including "Catalysis Enzymes in Pineapple," "In a Jam and Out of Juice," and "Practical Fermentation: A...

https://webaccess.psu.edu/?cosign-edit.foodscience.psu.edu&h...
Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research

How do people learn about physics? It's an important topic, especially as many countries seek to train a new generation of physicists. The Physical Review Special Topics: Physics Education Research (PRST-PER) journal is committed to providing high quality research on the teaching and learning of physics. Visitors can scan through the journal's newer articles via Recent Papers, where they will find...

https://journals.aps.org/prper/
American Geosciences Institute: Curriculum Materials and Archives

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has produced high-quality educational materials for decades, and its website is a great resource for teachers working in the physical sciences. On the site, visitors can take advantage of collections created to support thematic textbooks or peruse online programs such as EarthInquiry. This particular resource contains a series of web-based and print...

https://www.americangeosciences.org/education/curricula-and-...
Ask a Scientist

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is able to attract many of the top scientists from around the world. It makes sense that they would also draw upon this collective acumen to help young people learn about what they do. Visitors can submit their own questions for these professionals or look at questions that have already been answered. First-time visitors can start with the Top Ten...

https://www.hhmi.org/askascientist/
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