DASHlink is a virtual laboratory for scientists and engineers to disseminate results and collaborate on research problems in health management technologies for aeronautics systems. Managed by the Integrated Vehicle Health Management project within NASA's Aviation Safety program, the Web site is designed to be a resource for anyone interested in data mining, IVHM, aeronautics and NASA.
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
The NOVA documentary Search for a Safe Cigarette recounts the tobacco industry's decades-long attempt to engineer a safer cigarette. This companion Web site offers a number of interesting and informative features, as well as a lesson plan for grades 5-8 and 9-12. The interactive feature titled Anatomy of a Cigarette offers a fascinating tour of the conventional cigarette and two safer versions. The Web site also includes: a review of the safer cigarette's checkered pedigree; an animated introduc
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Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This virtual manipulative with an interactive three-circle Venn diagram can be used to model set operations for union, intersection, and subset. For each statement, the student uses an onscreen paint function to find and highlight the region that is the solution. The student can click a button to find out if his or her solution is correct. In addition to the manipulative, there are 13 progressively more difficult logic statements to challenge the student. Instructions for use and a link to the N
Author(s): Utah State University. National Library of Virtual

Mendel's experiments
In this web lab, Gregor Mendel directs students through interactive virtual experiments. Students experiment with pea plants to discover how the seven pairs of traits that Mendel studied are inherited. The lab can be completed linearly, or students can move to a particular segment using the Sections menu. After they observe pea plants and infer the number of traits present, students perform five plant crosses. Mendel instructs students to search for patterns in the transmission of traits. Next,
Author(s): Education Development Center

This virtual manipulative challenges students to solve number puzzles using one- and two-digit addition. Each puzzle requires students to arrange a given set of numbers on either a triangular or square grid so that sides or the rows, columns, and diagonals add up to a given number. Students are able to check their answers on the web site, which includes instructions for using the applet, a description of related activities, and information for parents and teachers. There is also a link to the Na
Author(s): Utah State University. National Library of Virtual

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This web site contains descriptions and links to more than 60 virtual manipulatives, activities designed to function as concept tutorials. The virtual manipulatives, mostly in the form of Java applets, are designed to facilitate grades 6-8 mathematics learning. By encouraging active student exploration with computers, the virtual manipulatives can help students visualize mathematical relationships. They are organized into five categories based on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (
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Measurement fundamentals
This lesson is from a variety of online tutorials developed for the Virtual Machine Shop. This module explores the subject of measurement. Linear and angular measurement is discussed and the inch and metric systems of measurement are compared. The uniqueness of the machine shop fraction is reviewed and examples of pronunciation are given. Animations and sound clips are provided to enhance the user experience. Users will have access to library, menu, previous, and next links to navigate throughou
Author(s): Ron Smith

A Beginners Guide to Second Life
Textbook for a Summer School Course about Virtual Worlds at UOC Barcelona. The textbook offers a glimpse into virtual worlds in general and Second Life in particular. Titled “Mundos virtuales. Un paseo por Second Life” (“Virtual worlds. A stroll in Second Life”), the course (and book) covers a range of topics ranging from basic movement and building techniques to some theories on virtual identities.
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Cross Layer Identity Management
This video addresses the problem of today's Internet users who have to pass several authentication and authorization procedures in the usage of Internet services, due to the fact that services consumed require involvement of different service providers. Such a situation exists in a Virtual Organization environment. This video presents the state of the art in federated identity management, the need for cross layer identity management, and approaches followed within the Akogrimo project. This incl
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Beyond T. rex
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about cladograms and the vast variety of dinosaurs that once roamed Earth. The activity opens by telling kids that there are more than 400 known species of extinct dinosaurs and by explaining how cladograms show their relationships to one another. Students then go to an interactive cladogram that has 19 dinosaur species, ranging from Velociraptor mongolienis and Eudrom
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Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they learn about how living in the water differs from living on land. An ichthyologist first explains that ocean creatures have special features that allow them to breathe, eat, communicate, and move in water. (Each feature has its own trading card, which provides more detailed info.)Then students are challenged to "try to make the connection" by playing the Journey to the Bottom
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Einstein in Time
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are introduced to Einstein's scientific and humanitarian pursuits with two engaging, kid-friendly sections:Einstein in Time, a fascinating look at the major events in his life, presented in a time-line. Everyday Einstein: Humanitarian, a quick overview of how he used his fame to draw attention to the things he believed in.
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They Glow!
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, kids learn about bioluminescence. The article contains two engaging, kid-friendly sections:"Glowing in the Ocean," a sing-along animated explanation, set to the tune of "I've Been Working on the Railroad," that looks at how marine animals use bioluminescence to "hunt a meal, attract a mate, and warn a foe."Other Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures, a quick look at how lantern fish and fla
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What's the Big Idea? Biodiversity
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are introduced to biodiversity on our planet. The online slide show covers:the three kinds of biodiversity on Earth -- genes, species, and ecosystems; just how interconnected an ecosystem is;why biodiversity is so important to our planet; the fact that extinction is forever, and how the U.S. Endangered Species Act works to protect endangered species;the ways our actions are
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Light, Matter, and Energy
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they are introduced to Einstein's life and work with four engaging and kid-friendly areas. Equation Invasion, a look at the world's most famous equation about the relationship between energy and mass. Web Master, the scientists whose ideas and discoveries shaped Einstein's career. Light the Way, an introduction to "the fastest thing in the universe" and the waves it travels in. E
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Inquiry Page
The Inquiry Page is a dynamic virtual community where inquiry-based education can be discussed, resources and experiences shared, and innovative approaches explored in a collaborative environment. The site features a growing database of inquiry units, and you can also build your own inquiry units. The database of existing units covers a range of topics from the sciences as well as the humanities. There are pictures of inquiry-based activities and information about other teachers who use inquiry
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Field Project Tutorials: A Virtual (Structural) Field Project
This virtual five-day field mapping project allows students to construct a geological map from data provided by the web site. Students collect geologic, structural, paleontologic, strain and microstructural data observed at specific localities. Students are then able to derive a structural history for the area, including a field map, stereographs, and deformation plots. The site contains photographs and images, data, and all information that is needed to complete the exercise. It also provides s
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Hurricanes on sandy shorelines: Lessons for development
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" that examines the sand sharing system of sedimentary coastlines and the impact of hurricanes on those coastlines and on human development.
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Evidence of rising sea level: Coastal erosion and plant community changes
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" that examines the causes and effects of changes in sea level, both short-term (as a result of storms) and long-term (as a result of climate change).
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Elevations and forest types along the Blue Ridge Parkway
A Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations "virtual field trip" that explores the great diversity of forests in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains.
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