FoilSim and CurveBall
FoilSim II computes the theoretical lift of a variety of airfoil shapes. The user can control the shape, size, and inclination of the airfoil and the atmospheric conditions in which the airfoil is flying. The program includes a stall model for the airfoil, a model of the Martian atmosphere, and the ability to specify a variety of fluids for lift comparisons. The program has graphical and numerical output, including an interactive probe which you can use to investigate the details of flow around
Hurricanes: the greatest storms on earth
This website, provided by NASA's Earth Observatory, describes the science behind hurricanes. Sections include hurricane formation and decay, hurricane anatomy, information regarding storm surges, hurricane climatology, a description of the Saffir-Simpson scale and NASA study missions. Users will also find a list of references regarding hurricanes and hurricane science.
smARThistory.org is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional and static art history textbook.
Curso Cero para Economía (spanish)
Materiales didácticos on-line para preparar el estudio de un curso de introducción a la Economía, especialmente para estudiantes de ciencias sociales.
Rainbow Spelling (Kinesthetic Approach to encoding)
The following lesson requires the students to spell words containing learned phonemes using a visual and kinesthetic learning approach.
Carillas de Porcelana
Carillas de Porcelana * Odontologia Estetica. Spanish language video of cosmetic dentistry techniques.
Bradley Malaria Research Summary
A brief overview of research in Jean-Claude Bradley's laboratory at Drexel University, including the synthesis of anti-malarial compounds and some screen shots of the Open Notebook Science project UsefulChem.
A geologist probes the earliest secrets of the planet looking for traces of ancient life forms.
Forsyth Tech CC Demand Driven Biotech Program
A video diary of how Forsyth Tech Community College developed a demand driven biotech curriculum to respond to the needs of local industry. Forsyth Tech is one of 5 centers of expertise that make up the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce. The video was produced by SLAM, Inc.
Paradise Redefined: Part 2
A journey to a coral reef chain hidden in the Central Pacific forces scientists to revisit the definition of a pristine environment. Part Two.
Kindler Syndrome described by Theresa Kindler in 1954 is probably a variant of hereditary acrokeratotic Poikiloderma in which Poikiloderma is preceded by a tendency to blistering following traumatic blisters. There are few ultrastructural studies on this syndrome. The ultrastructural level of blister formation has not been well characterized. Prof. Camillo O. DI CICCO, M.D.Presented to VIth Congress of the European Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
Kids in the Hall of Biodiversity
This biodiversity Web site for kids, part of the museum's Kids in Our Halls program, was produced by high school interns at the Museum. In includes these sections: What Do You Think About Extinction?, an interview with kids visiting the Hall of Biodiversity; Did You Know?, a collection of fun facts that includes challenges to be solved; a five-question interactive biodiversity quiz; a Q&A interview with the head of the museum's Ichthyology Department; brief articles about the origins of chocolat
Tips for Identifying Poison Ivy
This online article, from Biodiversity Counts, is a tip sheet to help students learn how to spot and avoid poison ivy. Specifically, it covers: an overview of the different varieties of the plant that grow in the Americas and Asia; an illustration of the compound leaf with three leaflets (trifoliate); details about poison ivy's leaf type, leaf arrangement, growth form, flowers, fruits, and relatives; how contact with the plant causes a hypersensitivity reaction in most people; a trick you can tr
This site, which accompanies an introductory structural geology class at the University of Leeds, UK, contains information on faults. Topics include normal faults, thrust faults, strike-slip faults, faults and stress, and soft-linked fault systems. The site features explanations of the three basic types of faults with informative diagrams and a photo gallery.
X-Ray Vision, Crystallography
This site features a tutorial designed to allow students to gain an appreciation of how X-ray crystallography works. Using X-ray diffraction patterns to determine the arrangement of atoms in a molecule requires sophisticated mathematics. This activity depends only on light from an overhead projector passing through a ball-and-stick molecular model placed on the stage of the projector, making it an ideal introduction to x-ray diffraction.
Longshore Drift and Depositional Landforms
This site provides animations and images showing a variety of depositional landforms resulting from longshore drift. Animations demonstrate both naturally occurring landforms and what happens when humans interrupt sediment transport processes through river and coastal engineering projects. The site also features a collection of coastal photographs. These resources can be integrated into lectures, labs or other activities.
Properties of Contour Lines
This site features several Flash animations that illustrate the concept of isopleths, or contour lines of equal value. Most of the animations are interactive and allow the user to interpret contour spacing, hachured lines, and valley/ridge placement. One animation allows the user to practice drawing contour lines. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Map Projection Animations
This site features QuickTime and Flash animations that address issues cartographers face as they try to fit a three-dimensional surface on a flat planar surface while making maps. Characteristics and distortions of cylindrical, conical, planar, and Goode's projections are discussed. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Martin Van Buren's "Return to the Soil"
is a curriculum-oriented site using the home, named Lindenwald, the eighth President moved to after his term in office to introduce a discussion of Van Buren and his times. The site contains photos and drawings of Lindenwald as well as discussions how Van Buren interacted with other political leaders of the day, like Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun. The site offers many questions and suggestions for student assignments.
From Canterbury to Little Rock: The Struggle for Educational Equality for African Americans
This site highlights two historic places and the role each played in the effort toward creating equal educational opportunities for African Americans.