Mechanics of Science Links
Aviation Education Educator´s Corner
Educators Corner is a fun page for all. It includes activities for the classroom, fun experiments and much more.
Crafts and Science Activities
Each month we will post new ideas for childrens craft activities and science projects that kids and adults can do together. The crafts supplies needed will be items commonly found in most households. It could be anything from an empty milk carton to a newspaper.
Ken Blackburn´s Paper Airplanes and More
Paper airplane resource center.
How Stuff Works
Learn how Everything Works!
Invention at Play
Learn about the importance of play at the Lemelson Centers Invention at Play exhibit.
Periodic Table of Elements
You can view list by atomic number, name or symbol.
SandlotScience is not just another site with a few illusions. SandlotScience takes you beyond 2D with real-time, interactive 3D demonstrations. It´s an amusement park for the mind. Over 100 original exhibits. SandlotScience is rich in ideas for book reports, extra credit and science projects.
Iron Science Teacher!
In this webcast series, you´ll learn about great science explorations you can conduct yourself at home or in the classroom!
Molecular Expressions: Using Media to Explore Light and Optics
The activities on this page are designed to help you learn to use your best judgment regarding the information you receive.
Science Education at Jefferson Lab
On-line crossword puzzles based on the Table of Elements!
Your project is to create a two-page newspaper about the life and accomplishments of an important individual who played a role in advancing scientific (chemical) understanding.
Treasure Troves of Science
Encyclopedia of Science.
The USGS Learning Web
Dedicated to K-12 education and life-long learning. Explore things on, in, around and about the Earth such as land, water, plants and animals, and maps.
Presents "thinking problems" for physics topics: vectors, kinematics, momentum, circular motion, universal gravitation, sound, energy, temperature, & circuits. Problems include designing a roller coaster, riding a bicycle efficiently, tailgating, tuning a radio, electrical safety, and how bats and dolphins "see" with sound (echolocation).
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education
Provides inquiry-based activities and collaborative projects in science and math. Topics include real-time weather and climate data, air pollution, remote sensing data, the Gulf Stream, water use and testing around the world, boiling water, plants and animals in your schoolyard, measuring the circumference of earth, population growth, and tracking a real airplane in flight to see how vectors and trigonometry are used for navigation.
Current Science and Technology Center
Site looks at science and technology in the news, including leading edge research and exploration. Learn about the fats of life, ritalin, garlic, carbon nanotubes, stem cells, diabetes, experiments in near zero gravity, visualizing influenza, growing heart cells, regenerative medicine, amorphous metals (metallic glasses), and nanotechnology.
Exploring the Nanoworld Teaching Modules
Helps teachers incorporate nanotechnology into high school chemistry and middle school technology classes. High school modules explore x-ray diffraction and scanning probe microscopy, shape-memory alloys, light emitting diodes, and ferrofluid. Middle school modules examine magnetism, memory metals, and "how we can ´see´ what we cannot see." Modules include overviews, curriculum suggestions, lesson plans, guided notes, experiments, and assessments.
Global Warming Facts and Our Future
Explores the latest scientific information from the National Academy of Sciences. Is our climate warming? Are humans causing it? What might be the effects? What can be done? Learn about the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, and past changes in our climate. See predicted changes and how they could affect sea levels, agriculture, and ecosystems. Find out about options for reducing CO2 emissions.
Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Introduces students to nanotechnology. Learn how we can "see" atoms, manipulate them, and create nano-architectural wonders. Watch nanoscience demonstrations. Read profiles of nanotechnologists. Look through nanotechnology slide shows and course descriptions. Manipulate an interactive polyhedral model.
Minerals Management Service Kids´ Pages
Offers activities for learning about tidepools, energy, sea water, ocean sand and gravel, drilling for oil in the ocean, and historic shipwrecks of the Gulf of Mexico.
Offers a bird´s-eye view of the great challenges in physics today. Read about self-organization, network theory, superconductivity, superfluidity, supersolids, quantum mechanics, quantum computing, quantum cryptography, nonlinear equations, chaos theory, the human genome, human consciousness, fundamental forces, grand unified theories, Higgs field, string theory, loop quantum gravity, supernovae, cosmic microwave background, neutrinos, dark energy, and cosmic rays.
Putting DNA to Work
Looks at where DNA is found, similarities in the DNA of humans and other species, and how traits are inherited from one generation to the next. Learn how DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), discovered 50 years ago, is used today to detect diseases, improve crops, and catch criminals.