COURSE SUPPORTIVE MATERIAL
The Exploratorium: The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception with over 650 interactive "hands on" exhibits. Each year more than 660,000 visitors come to the Exploratorium, over 67,000 children come on field trips, and more than 500 teachers attend professional development programs which focus on inquiry-based teaching and learning in the K-12 classroom.
The Why Files: The Why Files, a project of the National Institute for Science Education, is an electronic exploration of the science behind the news. Twice a month, we'll bring you a new feature on the science (and math, engineering, and technology) of everyday life. Our boundaries are broad -- from outer space to cellular biology, from dinosaurs and dragon lizards to the statistics of political polling. We'll scan web sites related to our stories and link you to the most exciting scientific spots in cyberspace. We'll talk to skeptics, question the accepted wisdom and stir things up so you can draw your own conclusions.
Ask Dr. Science: Welcome to the Ask Dr. Science Web Site, the home of America's foremost authoritarian on the world around us. Or at least the world around him. "There is a thin line between ignorance and arrogance," he says, "and only I have managed to erase that line". Dr. Science is heard daily on radio stations throughout America and the world. You can join thousands of other science fans and have his Daily Question sent to you by email, or pick up a few points on your IQ by shopping at the Doctor Science S-Mart How does Dr. Science know the secrets of the universe? He has a Masters Degree ... in Science!
Scientific American: On-line magazine. "Scientific American at the frontiers of knowledge". Each month, Scientific American brings the individual talents of scientists, editors and artists together to keep you up-to-date on the new developments and important technologies.
ScienceNews Online: On-line magazine. Public interest in science has a long history, and SCIENCE NEWS has played a major role in promoting and feeding this fascination for more than 70 years. SCIENCE NEWS is a primary source of science news and describes the exciting and important progress of science research and technology. It is the only weekly newsmagazine of science published in the United States.
The Franklin Institute Science Museum: The Franklin Institute Science Museum offers visitors a sampling of the actual, physical museum as well as the unique experience of visiting online exhibits. An online exhibit is essentially a narrative, multimedia presentation (including text, graphics, animation, video, and sound) that is accessible via the Internet. The Franklin Institute Science Museum has formed an alliance with five other Science Museums to establish the Science Learning Network. The Network's primary goal is to unite science educators, science museums, and Internet resources in order to improve the quality of science classroom learning.
Hands On Children's Museum: The Hands On Children's Museum is a safe, exciting, child-centered facility which provides shared learning experiences for children, their families, caregivers, and teachers. Educational exhibits and activities promote a child's natural curiosity about the world, enhance skills, and build confidence. Hands On Children's Museum offers vivid experiences in the wonders of science, art, music, dramatics and history.
UT Science Bytes: This is a science pilot project. Science Bytes is designed for
elementary and secondary school students and teachers. It offers education about current
science questions and issues. Each installment describes the
work being done by scientists at the University of Tennessee.