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The Adventure of Echo the Bat
This pop-up book was designed for K-4 students to introduce them to remote sensing. By following Echo's journey through Arizona they become more familiar with map use and remote sensing images. After completing this book, children ages 5-6 should be able to distinguish between what a satellite sees ...
Exploring Meteorites Mysteries
This program allows educators to borrow meteorite samples and provides a teacher's guide with activities and a slide set to support lessons on the earliest history of the solar system and meteorite impacts on Earth. These educational materials may be borrowed as a package or the guide and/or slides ...
Stargazers in the Classroom
The materials presented here use space and spaceflight to introduce students to two areas of the core science curriculum: the motion of the Earth in space, and Newtonian mechanics. Teachers may use these lesson plans and problem sets as a guide to a sequential course, or as a source for student projects. ...
Sun as a Star: Science Learning Activities for Afterschool
The activities in this guide engage students in learning about the Sun and the process of scientific investigation. These activities were adapted for use in afterschool programs with ages 5-12. The Sun as a Star consists of eight activities, each of which may be completed in about one hour.
Space Based Astronomy
This NASA educator guide tells the story of why it is important to observe celestial objects from outer space and how to study the entire electromagnetic spectrum. It features a set of hands-on activities and demonstrations which can be performed by teachers to reinforce the concept that Earth's atmosphere ...
Supernova Educator's Guide
The Supernova Educator's Guide was developed by the XMM-Newton and GLAST E/PO programs. It features three curriculum enhancement activities and one scientific literacy activity, extensive background information, assessment rubrics, student worksheets, extension and transfer activities, and detailed ...
"Calculus Online Textbook, Spring 2005"
"Published in 1991 and still in print from Wellesley-Cambridge Press, the book is a useful resource for educators and self-learners alike. It is well organized, covers single variable and multivariable calculus in depth, and is rich with applications. There is also an online Instructor's Manual and a student Study Guide. Prof. Strang has also developed a related series of videos, Highlights of Calculus, on the basic ideas of calculus."
"Electromechanical Dynamics, Spring 2009"
" First published in 1968 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Electromechanical Dynamics discusses the interaction of electromagnetic fields with media in motion. The subject combines classical mechanics and electromagnetic theory and provides opportunities to develop physical intuition. The book uses examples that emphasize the connections between physical reality and analytical models. Types of electromechanical interactions covered include rotating machinery, plasma dynamics, the electromechanics o
Invertebrate Anatomy OnLine
This online laboratory manual features original anatomical descriptions of 112 species for use in invertebrate zoology teaching or research laboratories in North America. The collection was prepared over a period of many years to facilitate and encourage the study of invertebrate animals. It is a smorgasbord of species intended to provide a selection suitable for courses taught in most parts of North America. Many species, or their close relatives, also occur in other parts of the world, especia
Glow: Living Lights
This 48-page Teacher's Guide accompanies the "Glow: Living Lights" exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. In PDF format, the guide contains 12 lesson plans that explore the chemical compounds and adaptations of bioluminescence, symbiosis, fireflies and other "glowing" terrestrial animals, dinoflagellates, ocean submersibles, blue vs. bright red light, the organization of life, defense, mating, and predator/prey mechanisms of bioluminescent organisms, human applications, and potential r
This online handbook features a downloadable PDF of pre-and post-visit activities for the Squid Lab, a traveling outreach program hosted by the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The hands-on activities and student sheets may be incorporated into any life science classroom. The Squid Lab begins with an overview of the cephalopods, with a particular emphasis on squid. The overall anatomy of the squid is also discussed to provide students with a preview of what they will see when the dissection begin
Kimball's Biology Pages
The pages represent an online biology textbook created by Prof. Kimball who taught at Harvard, Tufts, and Phillips Andover Academy before he retired. He now maintains this free biology book, constantly updated and set up for easy browsing and searching.
Perimeter of a polygon
A web page and interactive applet show how to compute the perimeter of a polygon. A polygon is shown that can be resized by dragging its vertices. As you drag, the perimeter is continuously recalculated. Text on the page explains that the perimeter is the sum of the sides. For those who prefer it, in a formula that is given. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference interactive geometry reference book pr
Perimeter of a rectangle
A web page and interactive applet show how to compute the perimeter of a rectangle. A rectangle is shown that can be resized by dragging its vertices. As you drag, the perimeter is continuously recalculated. Text on the page explains that the perimeter is the sum of the sides. For those who prefer it, in a formula that is given. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference interactive geometry reference boo
Triangle similarity, ratios of area
An interactive applet and associated web page that demonstrate that in similar triangles, the ratio of their areas is the square of the ratio of the sides. As you drag one triangle to resize it, it remains similar to another and the ratios of sides and areas is calculated as you drag. One can be seen to be the square of the other at all times. A slight 'snap-to' effect allows easy selection of integer ratios (2:4 etc). Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector
Diagonals of a square
A web page and interactive applet show how to compute the length of the diagonals of a square. A square is shown that can be resized by dragging its vertices. As you drag, the diagonals are continuously recalculated. Text on the page explains calculation. For those who prefer it, in a formula that is given. Applet can be enlarged to full screen size for use with a classroom projector. This resource is a component of the Math Open Reference interactive geometry reference book project at http://ww
Some of the topics addressed in this book are: Conservation of energy; the transfer of mechanical energy; conservation of momentum; conservation of angular momentum; thermodynamics.
Electricity and Magnetism
In this book the following topics are addressed: electricity and the atom; the nucleus circuits; fields of force; electromagnetism; capacitance and inductance.
Some of the topics addressed in this book are: Scaling and Order-of-Magnitude Estimates; Velocity and Relative Motion; Acceleration and Free Fall; Force and Motion; Analysis of Forces; Newton's Laws in Three Dimensions; Vectors; Circular Motion; Gravity.