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Air and Space Magazine: How Things Work: Series List
The Air and Space Magazine is a publication of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. This special series of the magazine provides insight into various aspects of aerospace principles and technology. Three articles in this section can be accessed, despite the listing of all seven. First is an overview of winglets on airplanes, describing their purpose and how they increase performance. The second article looks at "devices an aerobatic airplane uses to defy gravity." Lastly, ejection seat
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Houghton Mifflin: Beyond the Book
Offered by the educational publisher Houghton Mifflin, the Beyond the Book website is meant to be "an online leadership forum for superintendents and educators nationwide, dedicated to helping every child learn and every child succeed." The website is divided into sections where visitors can read about case studies written by "inspiring superintendents and teachers from across the country," insights on best practices, strategies and management methods, commentary and opinions on current events,
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Journey Into Amazonia
Journey Into Amazonia is a three-part wildlife series from PBS that "offers an enchanting look at rarely-seen creatures" in the region. This Web site offers educational materials "designed for upper elementary, middle, or high school students (grades 5-10) although extension suggestions may help you modify them for younger or older students." In addition to providing background information about the Amazon basin, this site contains lessons plans that incorporate "video clips from the Journey int
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Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Columbia University offers the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (last mentioned in the February 16, 2001 Scout Report), which specializes in online data and information management, spatial data integration and training, and interdisciplinary research related to human interactions in the environment. Their Data and Information page contains links to data, data applications, online tools, and information involving climate change, environmental health, land use, and more.
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Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rock Info
Igneous, Metamorphic, and Sedimentary Rock Info, is part of the University of British Columbia Introduction to Petrology course Web site. Visitors can learn the basics of petrology, and the specifics about each individual rock type. For example, the sedimentary rock page gives definitions, normal constituents, limestone and dolostone facts, and siliciclastic rock information. One of the highlights of the site lets users go through the process of rock classification by determining its grain size,
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The Online Books Page
Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library, the Online Books Page Web site "facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet...and aims to encourage the development of such online books, for the benefit and edification of all." The over 18,000 listings can be searched or browsed by author, title, and subject, of which every major physical science subject is represented. Each listing is linked to an outside Web site, making its availability unpredictable, but the shear
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What is Design?
Children between the ages of nine and twelve will be drawn into this site that explores the world of design. It encourages "kids to develop critical viewing, technical mastery, artistic awareness, and practical, just, solutions." Many interactive games and activities are available, allowing users to create their own designs and share them with others. For example, children can design their own watch with a simple step-by-step process, and many watches are featured in a gallery. A wealth of infor
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Shape builder
This interactive applet operates in one of two modes: auto draw and create shape mode, allowing the user to explore the area and perimeter of non-standard shapes. Immediate feedback is given on answers entered.
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1994-2007 Shodor

Who Was Charles Darwin?
In this lesson, students will learn firsthand, by reading his journal entries and letters, how Darwin arrived at his theory. They also will gain a better sense of Darwin's journey and the role it played in his scientific career. In the first activity, Darwin's Great Voyage of Discovery, students will read his account of his voyage on the Beagle and see how this experience inspired him to devote the rest of his life to developing and refining the theory of natural selection. The second activity,
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Looking at the family: the 1950s

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An Introduction to Compressive Sensing
Richard Baraniuk, Mark Davenport, Marco Duarte, Chinmay Hegde


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Portugal buys time with bond sale
Debt-laden Portugal raised 1.65 billion euros in a surprisingly strong bond sale but analysts predict its high cost of borrowing will still force it into an international bailout within months.
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Veeco Nanotheater
Veeco's Nanotheater provides over 350 images of surfaces acquired using atomic force microscopy and scanning probe microscopy. Images come from a wide variety of samples, including polymers, biologicals such as bacteria, and inorganic crystals. Many of the images contains brief descriptions of what is being shown, although the information is not particularly in-depth. Additional information on atomic force microscopy and scanning probe microcopy, including useful guides and animations, is availa
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Handbook of Basic Atomic Spectroscopic Data
This National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) site containing atomic spectroscopic reference data. Information can be accessed through a variety of means, such as an interactive periodic table and dropdown lists of elements organized by name or atomic number. Data available include isotope abundance, electron configuration, nuclear spin, magnetic moment, ionization energies, spectral line wavelengths and intensities, and energy level information. References are also given.
Author(s): J.E. Sansonetti and W. C. Martin

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Basic Microscopy Concepts
The site provides introductory information related to optical microscopy. Among the topics addressed are resolution, numerical aperture, depth of field, field of view, illumination and the useful magnification range. A section on fluorescence microscopy is also included. Interactive video is used to demonstrate concepts in some cases. Researchers and educators interested in a brief overview of optical microscope principles may find the site useful.
Author(s): Nikon

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Kennet Avon Canal Bradford on Avon to Bath
A journey in pictures along the Kennet & Avon Canal from Bradford on Avon to Bath
Author(s): Maurice Pullin

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6.1 What is a ‘good’ reader?
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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5.2 Thinking for yourself
Reading is an essential skill for all of us and developing our skills in reading is a good investment. This unit is packed with practical activities which are aimed at making reading more enjoyable and rewarding. This unit also includes sections on how to read actively and critically.
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