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USGS provides detailed fact sheets, research reports and case studies of coastal erosion caused by El Nino events in California. Other natural hazards are also covered, including earthquakes, tsunami, and landslides,...
Hurricane Floyd's record rainfall in fall of l999 caused massive flooding in North Carolina; sediment and waste washed into rivers of the Atlantic causing major ecological changes. This NASA website provides Landsat 7 &...
Natural history information on some of the organisms found on soft-bottoms mainly in the coasts of Washington. Good pictures and highlights on common invertebrates and plants species, with scientific names provided....
This site describes Ice Age glaciers and immense floods of glacial meltwater that swept across the Pacific Northwest (18,000-12,000 years ago and earlier), affecting the landscape from Montana to Washington and Oregon,...
This teaching activity illustrates how levees on the Mississippi River exacerbated flood damage in St. Louis during the Great Flood of l993. Students build a model of a river system and observe the results of flooding...
This Washington Sea Grant print publication, now posted on the web, is a good introduction to the history and science of bioinvasions. Provides definitions of native and non-native organisms, identifies introduced...
Unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. Focuses on sources of oil pollution and effects on ocean, marine life and humans. Students predict impacts of an oil spill and plan actions needed to protect and...
This website features a unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. The lesson plan focuses on ocean bottom features including continental shelf, deep ocean plain, and mid-ocean ridges. Students study the...
This website includes a unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. Lesson plan focuses on foods, materials and medicines that comes form marine life, how these resources are harvested and processed and...
Excellent site by Bigelow Laboratory presents seasonal data from the Gulf of Maine, introduces principles and technologies of oceanographic research. Measurements of ocean temperature, salinity, chlorophyll, plus...
Unit from Smithsonian multidisciplinary ocean curriculum. Lesson plan focuses on how dynamic coastlines, oceanographic conditions and human activities affect marine animals such as cetaceans, pinnipeds and sea turtles....
This site by a Norwegian researcher features descriptions of marine geological formations: pockmarks, mud volcanoes, deep-water coral reefs, and gas hydrates. Using ROV technology, he has taken photos of these deep...
Guides student progress on science fair projects, providing links to online resources for each step in the process: choosing a topic, understanding the scientific method, posing a good question, finding resources or...
A repository for Louisiana regional marine science resources. Hands-on Aquatic Education Projects available: attend field trips/camps in a marsh ecosystem; set-up a classroom nursery aquarium for protected fish species;...
On-line expeditions explores the ocean depths by introducing deep-sea research with interactive features, photos, audio and video clips and middle/high school classroom participation. The topics covered include deep sea...
The Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) provides step-by-step instructions for using Earth science datasets and software tools in educational settings.
Learning Guide on Marine Debris contains three online units with objectives, background, and hands-on interactive activities. Covers definitions, characteristics and sources of marine debris; its effects on wildlife,...
This website's interactive content highlights three imperiled south Florida ecosystems: the Everglades, Florida Bay, and Florida Keys. Provides introduction, definition, and image of each habitat type within the...
On this 2003 expedition, scientists from several institutions explored a hydrothermal field on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, studying limestone formations and new life forms, creating maps of this unique location. Overviews...
These four lesson plans focus on understanding toxic and harmful algal blooms. Designed for use in conjunction with Bigelow Laboratory's "Toxic and Harmful Algal Bloom" web site. Each module includes background,...
Excellent site documents an oceanographic expedition studying hydrothermal vent communities on the Pacific seafloor. Scientists from several disciplines take part, describing their research, the technology needed to...
Summary of events, expeditions and technology important in ocean exploration by Western cultures. Includes: observations of marine life by Aristotle and contemporaries of the Classical Era; greater detail of 19th...
This lesson plan introduces the science behind the causes, occurrence, and impacts of hypoxic or "dead" zones in coastal waters. Provides background, glossary, graphics for classroom activity, data files, and links to...
North Carolina facility conducts coastal research and regional monitoring projects. Take a virtual tour of the facility or access recent measurements of local wave, wind, tide and current conditions. Learn about ACE...
Teachers, students, and the general public are invited to pose questions to Ocean World's Dr. Bob, an oceanography professor. This website includes a form by which you can ask Dr. Bob a question related to oceanography.
University of South Florida scientists have teamed with teachers to design lesson plans based on current ocean research. Topics include: coral reefs, sea level rise and shoreline erosion, harmful algal blooms, El Nino,...
This site has made the following book available to read online for free. You may also purchase a PDF copy of the book. Abstract: Encouraging young people to make a difference in the world through an engineering career...
Studying Engineering: A Road Map to A Rewarding Career is written for students, both those who are already engineering majors and those who are considering engineering as their field of study. The purpose of this...
This program explains, "What Is Nanotechnology", and why is it being called "The Machine Shop Technology of the 21st Century"? This presentation is a description of what the popular press calls nanotechnology and...
Increased primary and secondary student enrollment, recent expansion of secondary technology education programs, teacher attrition, and the decreasing number of universities offering technology education degrees have...
This website provides an abstract of the following book- access may be gained via a free login. This book presents the notion that sustainable quality systems theory is a function of five integrated prerequisite...
Student design projects are very useful for practically bringing student knowledge areas to bear, for giving students open ended, creative experiences, in developing team skills and for enhancing communication...
As an artist working in the field of virtual reality, I explore dynamically emergent environments with immersive, interactive display systems, which enable me to produce performative realities in which the boundaries...
The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. This episode of ATETV deals with engineering and design, oil and gas refinement for a major petroleum company, and video...
Video games have been the subject of scholarly inquiry for some time now, and disciplines such as psychology, speech communications, and information science continue to look into their use for a variety of purposes. The...
This site has made the following book available to read online for free. You may also purchase a PDF copy of the book. To enhance the nation's economic productivity and improve the quality of life worldwide, engineering...
Over the course of the twentieth century, art evolved in the direction of according more and more importance to interactivity, performance, installation and the participation of the public. The emergence of an...
Hazardous Materials is a lesson plan which teaches students how to recognize and safely handle hazardous materials in the workplace. After completing this module, students should be able to interpret MSDS sheets and...
This collection of video guides, authored by Brad G. Osgood of Stanford University, states the goals for the course are to gain a facility with using the Fourier transform, both specific techniques and general...
The Chesapeake Bay watershed extends over six states, and all told, some 27 million residents live in the area covered by the watershed. The University of Virginia has a keen interest in the watershed area, and this...
The U.S. government website that outlines the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act offers a good explanation of the Act, including details on how far the Act can go in protecting designated scenic, wild, and recreational rivers. ...
This site from Bigelow Labs helps you find and use web-based earth science data and information. Content is arranged by topic: land topography; bathymetry; coastal tides; ocean buoy data; ocean temperature; weather and...
This website includes a set of six interdisciplinary lesson plans from the Smithsonian, complementing their online "Ocean Planet" exhibit. Topics include: ocean bottom features and seafloor mapping; marine habitats and...
These four teaching units show how NASA satellites measure ocean productivity. Topics cover: marine food web from producers to consumers and decomposers; phytoplankton diversity, classification and adaptations; studying...
For those with an interest in urban affairs, city planning, and related policy matters, this venture from The New Republic and the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program will be a most welcome discovery....
The NHS is the National Health Service for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. On this site they note that, "Since its launch in 1948...[it] has grown to become the world's largest publicly funded health...
These workshops explore the world of nanotechnology and are offered several times per year by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU). Participants learn about the growing applications of...
The NMT Capstone Semester is a 6 course hands-on experience exposing the student to state-of-the art equipment and cleanroom facilities at Penn State. The 18 credits of coursework (defined by the following six course...
CSCMP University offers a selection of online self-study courses for the supply chain professional. The selection of courses, offered in conjunction with Accenture's Supply Chain Academy, provides access to content...
This 90 credit hour program leading to the AAS-T degree in Materials Science Technology focuses on composite materials, engineering design, and manufacturing of structures. Courses cover materials science, polymer...
These ten lessons on various navigation topics from the Institute of Navigation include an introduction to navigation, latitude and longitude, map reading, dead reckoning and celestial navigation, trigonometry...
The US Antarctic Research Center maintains the Nation's most comprehensive collection of Antarctic maps, charts, atlases, satellite images, photographs, slides, video produced by the United States and other member...
This online resource center, maintained by U.S.G.S., provides information, data and links about exotic plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, diseases and parasites. Central repository contains accurate and spatially...
This in-depth website describes the Gulf Stream, its place in the North Atlantic Gyre, influence on weather and climate, and role of eddies and rings in distributing heat and salinity. A history, from the 16th to 20th...
Located in Halifax, this museum introduces Nova Scotia's natural history, including geology, paleontology, terrestrial and marine habitats, plants, insects, birds, mammals, environmental issues, and more. Special...
Daniel Burman had a successful career in real estate but was never happy. That all changed when he returned to school to study solar photovoltaics. He's now working in the alternative energy field with a local business...
The mission of the Delaware Museum of Natural History is to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery, in order to develop a caring society that respects and values our planet....
The Maritimes magazine, a publication of University of Rhode Island Marine Program, ceased publication after winter 2000. But these online issues, 1994-2000, contain valuable references and provide a historical record...
These overviews of selected topics are like mini-courses. Ichthyology includes fish form and anatomy, taxonomy, swimming, senses, reproduction, with good illustrations. Coral reef fish ecology covers fish identification...
This agency portal provides background information on habitats from streams and rivers, lakes, wetlands and estuaries to rocky coasts, sandy beaches, coral reefs and ocean environments, their importance, monitoring and...
This interactive game features two skill levels (novice and intermediate) that teach about water quality, watersheds, and management of this important resource. The intermediate level game is broken into four sections:...
WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project) is a WWW framework for integrating current and archived weather data with multimedia instructional resources using new and innovative technologies. Site includes open ended...
Download this free eBook version of Charles Darwin's famous expedition around the globe from 1831-1836, under the command of Captain Robert FitzRoy. It was on this journey that Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands where...
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum features more than 30 exhibits of mollusks from around the world. Exhibits are devoted to shells in art and history, shell habitat, rare specimens, fossil shells, common Southwest...
The Geology Museum at the Colorado School of Mines started as a mineral cabinet, but today the museum has approximately 50,000 minerals, fossils, gemstones, and artifacts. Exhibits include Minerals from Colorado,...
The Coastal Ocean Observing Center at UNH collaborates with GoMOOS and WHOI, and collects data via satellite, buoys, and boats throughout the Gulf of Maine. The COOA site features introductory information on ocean...
Peer-reviewed activities for grades 6-12 as well as non-traditional educational venues are available via this website. Each activity has been correlated to National Science and Social Studies Educational Standards....
LOCUS is a collaborative site featuring the use of Giovanni, a Web-based data exploration and analysis tool. LOCUS is intended to support the research use of Ocean Color Giovanni, which has data from SeaWiFS and...
An all inclusive introduction to the ocean sciences. The site includes information on habitats, oceanic fauna, oceanographer's tools, and case studies that forecast the future of the ocean. Components of physical and...
Online Ocean Studies has been developed by the AMS for undergraduate institutions to license and offer in local-national teaching partnerships. The course, focusing on the use of real-world ocean data and investigations...
On the Pacific Northwest an oceanic tectonic plate (Juan de Fuca) is being pulled and driven (subducted) beneath the North American continental plate. Earthquakes generated along that fault may produce local tsunamis....
Teacher's Corner includes extensive professionally-reviewed curriculum materials all focused on the Great Lakes and their fisheries. The site is very user friendly and the materials database is easily searched....
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History features eleven exhibit halls, focusing on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians....
The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has been bringing the wonders of the natural world to Santa Cruz residents and visitors for 100 years. Visitors can experience the geology of the region through exhibits...
This website provides datasets (starting in 1988) about tidal wetlands in Virginia, human impacts, management practices and results of management on the resources. Select data by year, activity, watershed, or wetland...
This is a collection of Great Lakes resources approved by COSEE-GL. Activities employ several different media, including the internet, literature supplements, and case study packets. Topics include exotic, or...
Award-winning ideas from SEA Semester's educators. This collection of over 25 lesson plans covers topics in marine biology, coastal ecology, chemical and physical oceanography, seafloor geology and nautical science....
This Topic in Depth explores some of the diseases and other threats, such as gypsy moths, emerald ash borers, and Asian longhorned beetles that certain trees must contend with to remain healthy and vital.
Through its extensive interactive website, educational programming, shows, exhibits, planetarium, online science, research and collections, the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum aims to inspire the next generation...
Students investigate parts of ocean waves and their measurements. An on-line wave simulator allows then to study the effects of wave height, length and period on a boat's movements. Using records of tsunami waves,...
This lesson uses WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, to investigate the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle. Images of circular objects are provided, and, by measuring...
In this lesson, learners investigate endothermy and ectothermy. Four sets of images measuring infrared radiation are provided and, using a Web-based, customized version of ImageJ, students compare body temperatures of a...
The Bishop Museum in Honolulu houses a diverse array of exhibits focusing on the natural and cultural history of the Hawaiian islands. The Science Adventure Center of the Bishop Museum is a 16,500 square foot facility...
Module covering Earth's three fluid spheres: oceans, atmosphere and cryosphere (glaciers). An event seen in each sphere illustrates processes and concepts: El Nino events for oceans; thunderstorm formation for...
This in-depth site defines sound and describes its measurement, behavior in water, and importance to marine life and humans. Extensive audio gallery includes examples of sound production by invertebrates, fishes, marine...
This site describes the geology, water circulation, and significance of estuaries, profiles estuaries on different continents. For Narragansett Bay, background on: history of use by different cultures; modern management...
Teachers of all grades can use these projects to enhance their science curriculum through use of the Internet. Many projects utilize real time data, others draw from primary/historical information sources. In...
This online method manual from EPA describes how to conduct estuary monitoring programs, with step-by-step guides for chemical, physical and biological sampling and data interpretation. Also describes how to plan and...
Magazine of the American Geological Institute offers news shorts on earth science topics, including: paleontology and physical anthropology; volcanology, seismology and hazard prediction; marine geology; plate tectonics...
The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium features a wide variety of Earth science exhibits, a Wildlife Center, and an Immersion Theater. Fourteen High Definition screens throughout the Museum play videos on various...
The Gillespie Museum, located on the campus of Stetson University, houses an extensive rock and mineral collection, and provides visitors and students a place in which curiosity, interest and creativity can be explored....
In this lesson, students use a Web-based customized version of ImageJ to examine images of atmospheric ozone levels over the South Pole to determine the months of lowest ozone levels and changes in ozone levels since...
The John F. Kennedy Space Center is NASA?s headquarters is a working government facility with over 10,000 men and women actively expanding our knowledge of science, and is the only place on Earth where you can tour l...
Many cities around the world offer subways as a primary mode of public transportation. These subway systems are not only major accomplishments in civil engineering, but have a rich history. This Topic in Depth explores...
The Family Asteraceae (a.k.a. Compositae, Composite, Sunflower, Aster) is an impressively large and diverse family of flowering plants (circa 20,000 species). This Topic in Depth offers an assemblage of sites that...
In this lesson, learners examine images of the Sun, the Moon, Pluto, and all eight planets in the Solar System. Students determine the diameter of each object from a scale bar provided with each image and then rank the...
The Simplified Image Management and Processing Learning Environment for Science (SIMPLE Science) aims to create resources for middle and high school that emphasize image processing and analysis techniques while at the...
In this lesson, learners measure the lengths of various insect body parts from scanning electron micrographs using WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ. The lesson introduces students to setting scale in...
In this lesson, learners use a Web-based version of ImageJ to examine images of Hurricane Katrina as it moved through the Gulf of Mexico in August 2005. Students explore infrared radiation, water vapor, and visible...
The Gulf Stream Voyage is an online multidisciplinary project which utilizes both real time data and primary source materials to help guide students to discover the science and history of the Gulf Stream. Students...
This is the site of a not for profit educational initiative. The site strives to promote competency in literacy and mathematics using lessons that focus on an aquaculture themes. These lessons include Understanding...
The LITEE team has developed case studies designed to enhance student learning through direct participation in the decision-making process and development of higher-level cognitive skills. Case studies increase student...
Studying Engineering: A Road Map to A Rewarding Career is written for students both those who are already engineering majors and those who are considering engineering as their field of study. The purpose of this...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module develops multiple representations for decay of radioactive substances, in the context of environmental policies on a university campus, and...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module enables the user to study the growth pattern of a given set of data and to derive and check a model formula for the observed growth...
Created by William Barker and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to carry out a short study of the relationship between concentration of a marine pollutant and shell...
Created by Lang Moore, David Smith and Jim Tomberg for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of Maple for use in a differential equations course. This is one within a much...
Created by Lawrence Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to carry out an exploration of functions defined by data; to learn about data entry and plotting operations. ...
Created by Joshua Holden, Lang Moore, David Smith and Jim Tomberg, this is a Mathematica Tutorial for calculus. This is one of a much larger set of resources hosted by Duke University.
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a Maple Tutor lesson for calculus. This is one within a much larger set of lesson plans hosted by Duke University.
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to apply linear algebra concepts to study the properties of sequences defined by difference equations. This is one within a...
Created by Joshua Holden and Jim Tomberg for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to earn the basics of Mathematica for use with the precalculus modules. This is one within a much larger set...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore the relationship between frequency of an external driving force and the parameters of a damped linear oscillator....
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module focuses on the ability to carry out an exploration of functions defined by data; to learn about data entry and plotting operations....
Created by William Barker and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to develop a mathematical model for decay of radioactive substances, and to develop a technique for...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to develop multiple representations for decay of radioactive substances, in the context of environmental...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a module to study the two-way relationship between definite integration and differentiation and to develop the Fundamental Theorems of...
Created by John Michel for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a module to calculate numerical approximations to definite integrals by summing the areas of rectangles or trapezoids, to understand how these...
Created for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of Mathematica for use in a linear algebra course. This is one resource within a larger set of learning modules hosted by...
Created by Lang Moore, David Smith and Jim Tomberg for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to earn the basics of Maple for use in a linear algebra course. This is a portion of a larger set of...
Created by Lewis Blake, Stephanie Fitchett and David Smith for the Connected Curriclum Project, the purpose of this module is to classify the types of outcomes that occur when we solve systems of linear equations. This...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module explores the phase plane for a second-order nonlinear differential equation, specifically the standard model for damped and...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to explore the applicability of a linear differential equation as a model for the process of sprinting, and to illustrate the...
Created for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of Mathematica for use with the differential equations modules. This is one lesson within a larger set of learning modules...
Created by Leonard Lipkin and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study a standard model of population growth in a constrained environment. This is one lesson within a...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to develop the SIR Model for the spread of an infectious disease, including the concepts of contact number and...
Created by Betty Mayfield and John Michel for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of MATLAB 5 for use with the precalculus modules. This is one lesson in a much larger set...
Created by Betty Mayfield and John Michel for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a MATLAB tutor for use with calculus modules. This is one of a much larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke University.
Created for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study differential equations that model falling objects subject to air resistance -- for example, raindrops -- and to develop Euler's Method...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a module to study the historical data on human population growth, and to compare the "natural" and "coalition" differential equation...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a module to review concepts of inverse functions, and to use those concepts, together with functions defined by integrals, to develop...
Created by Lang Moore, David Smith and Jim Tomberg for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of Maple for use in a multivariable calculus course. This is one within a much...
Created by Betty Mayfield and John Michel for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of MATLAB 5 for use with the multivariable calculus modules. This is one within a much...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith of the Connected Curriculum Project, this module continues the study of polynomial approximations to functions, concentrating on the region of convergence. This is one within a...
Created by Lang Moore, Bill Mueller and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to experiment with a beautiful example of geometry in nature and to study an important family of...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to use iterated double integrals in polar coordinates to carry out complicated volume computations. This is one...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to develop the Lotka-Volterra model for predator-prey interactions and a two-populaton version of Euler's Method for solving a...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to establish the meanings of gradient and directional derivative in the context of a contour map of real terrain....
Created by Eddie Fuller, Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to introduce the concept of vectors in space and explore their algebraic and geometric properties. ...
Created by Lang Moore, Bill Mueller and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to experiment with a beautiful example of geometry in nature and to study an important family of...
Created by Betty Mayfield and John Michel for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a tutorial to learn the basics of MATLAB 5 for use with the integral calculus modules. This is one in a much larger set of...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study the process of moving from rate-of-change information to cumulative change; to relate this process to...
Created by William Barker and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module enables the user to carry out a short study of the relationship between concentration of a marine pollutant and shell thickness...
Created by William Barker and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module develops a mathematical model for decay of radioactive substances, and a technique for deciding whether quantitative data fits...
Created for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module models population as a function of time in a setting where there is a maximum population M that the environment will support. More specifically, to see that we...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module develops a graphical representation for a differential equation that reveals the nature of solutions, even when formulas for those solutions are...
Created by Nathan Kahl for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study properties of the graphs of the basic trigonometric functions, sine and cosine. This is one within a much larger set...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study data that may be modeled by sinusoidal functions; in particular, to determine average level, period, frequency,...
Created for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of Mathematica for use in a multivariable calculus course. This is one of a much larger set or learning modules hosted by...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a module to study the process of moving from rate-of-change information to cumulative change; to relate this process to area...
Created for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a tutorial to learn the basics of Maple for use in an integral calculus course. This is one within a much larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke University.
Created by Lang Moore, David Smith and Jim Tomberg for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a tutorial to learn the basics of Mathematica for use with the integral calculus modules. This is one within a much...
Created by Betty Mayfield and John Michel for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of MATLAB 5 for use with the linear algebra modules. This is a part of a larger...
Created by Lewis Blake for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to experiment with the computation and use of eigenvalues and eigenvectors. This is part of a larger collection of learning...
Created by Lang Moore for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study the Fourier transform and use it to describe solutions of the heat equation on an infinite rod. This is one of a much...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to experiment with Taylor and Laurent series commands in a computer algebra system and to explore the behavior...
Created by Lang Moore for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study the Laplace transform and use it to examine both an ordinary differential equation problem and a problem for the...
Created by Lang Moore for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study solutions of initial/boundary value problems for the one-dimensional wave equation. This is one of a much larger set of...
Created by Lang Moore for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study the symbolic form and graphical representation of the approximate solutions of the one-dimensional heat equation with...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a module using differentiation to find coefficients of polynomial approximations to functions that are not polynomials. This is one of...
Created by David Smith of the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to develop and explore a compartment model for the amount of lead in a human body and to study a three-dimensional driven...
Created by Lang Moore of the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to review Fourier approximations of periodic functions. This is one lesson within a larger set of learning modules hosted by Duke...
Created by Lang Moore of the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to provide a qualitative introduction to a simple second-order linear partial differential equation. In this module we will...
Created by Lang Moore for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to illustrate the use of the residue theorem in calculating inverse laplace transforms. This is one of many learning modules...
Created by Lewis Blake and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to experiment with matrix operations, espcially multiplication, inversion, and determinants, and to explore...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to investigate the qualitative behavior of second-order constant coefficient differential equations and...
Created by Dale Harak and Anita Salem for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this project is to investigate the question "Where is the ozone layer?" by examining the change in photon flux (a measure of...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study data that may be modeled by a differential equation of the formdy/dt = k (y - b)-- in particular, to determine the...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study the historical data on human population growth, and to compare the "natural" and "coalition"...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore the effects of an external driving force on a simple linear oscillator, damped or undamped. This is...
Since 2005, NOVA scienceNOW has produced programs for their website which are hour-long episodes that feature "four fast-paced, timely science and technology stories, including a profile piece on an intriguing...
When development occurs on Native American lands, there are many interested parties. They include government agencies, non-governmental organizations, human rights groups, and the tribal governments themselves. This is...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to investigate a mathematical model for spring motion and to study the effect of increased damping. This is...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module explores the applicability of a linear differential equation as a model for the process of sprinting, and to illustrate the...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to investigate the trajectories in the phase plane of 2x2 homogeneous linear systems of first-order differential...
Created by Dale Harak, Anita Salem and Paula Shorter for the Connected Curriculum Project, this is a learning modules focusing on the chemical technique of titration. This is used to determine the concentration of a...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project,The purpose of this module is to explore the van der Pol model for a nonlinear electrical circuit -- in particular, to study the limit cycle phenomenon. This...
Design Principles for Interactive Texts is a fun-to-use interactive text on the effective design of interactive texts for education. It summarizes basic principles of interface design from studies in psychology,...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study convergence of Fourier approximations of periodic functions. This is one lesson within a much larger set...
Created by Lang More of the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to investigate the behavior of complex line integrals. This is one lesson within a much larger set of learning modules hosted by...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore a significant application of eigenvalues and eigenvectors. This is part of a larger collection of learning modules...
Created by Joshua Holden for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore a common application of difference equations and linear algebra in electrical engineering and signal processing....
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to gain experience with numerical methods for approximating the solution to first-order initial value problems....
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore the properties of orthogonal vectors and matrices. This is part of a larger collection of material hosted by Duke...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore a significant application of eigenvalues and eigenvectors. This is part of a larger collection of learning modules...
Created by Lewis Blake for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to introduce the concepts of transition matrices and Markov chains; to provide motivation for the definition of matrix...
Created by Lewis Blake and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to introduce the concept of using matrix multiplication to rotate vectors in two-dimensional space; to provide...
Created by Lewis Blake and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to experiment with matrix addition, subtraction, and (mostly) multiplication; to see that many familiar...
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to explore the properties of inverse matrices. Our principal tool for this exploration is the expression of elementary row...
Created by Lewis Blake and Stephanie Fitchett of the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to explore the properties of determinants of matrices and to develop an important theoretical formula....
Created by Stephanie Fitchett and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to examine LU decompositions of matrices and to see how an LU decomposition can improve computational...
Created by the Connected Curriculum Project at Duke University, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of "Mathematica" for use with the engineering mathematics modules.
Created by authors Betty Mayfield and John Michel of the Connected Curriculum Project (CCP), the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of MATLAB 5 for use with the engineering mathematics modules.
Created by Lang Moore, David Smith and Jim Tomberg for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to learn the basics of Maple for use in an Applied Mathematics course. This is part of a larger...
Created by Lewis Blake and David Smith of the Connected Curriculum Project, the purposes of this module are to experiment with matrix operations, especially multiplication, inversion, and determinants, and to explore...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to experiment with and explore properties of eigenvalues and eigenvectors and their application to differential...
Created by Lang Moore for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to provide an introduction to the elementary complex transcendental functions -- the exponential, sine, and cosine functions....
Created by Stephanie Fitchett of the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to examine linear transformations, particularly those from R^2 to R^2. The is part of a larger collection of learning...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to investigate the qualitative behavior of the solutions of initial value problems for second-order constant...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith of the Connected Curriculum Project, this module investigates the unforced spring equation. This module is part of a larger collection hosted by Duke University.
Created by David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to develop the concept of fitting a least squares line from the concept of orthogonal projection of a vector on a subspace. This...
Created by John Michel for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to extend the concept of fitting a least squares line to allow fitting more complex functions, including those in which the...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, this module develops and explores the Lotka-Volterra model for predator-prey interactions as a prototypical first-order system of differential...
With graphics and a brief video clip, the Coriolis effect is concisely and effectively explained. This site is part of the WW2010 Project and features current weather data and detailed explanatory/instructional material...
This easy to use, comprehensive website includes a wealth of real-time and archived data, as well as several lesson plans. Using the highly interactive map, you can access stations that measure parameters including air...
Created by the Garmin Corporation, this glossary provides definitions for terms used in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology.
This animated tutorial introduces users to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology. Topics include what GPS is, how it works, timing, satellite error, differential GPS, and how to use GPS. There is also a glossary.
This animation explains the code-phase and carrier-phase portions of the signal that is used for timing in Global Positioning Systems, and their uses. It is accompanied by a written explanation.
This bibliography, intended for more advanced users, is a compilation of peer-reviewed articles published in 2006 describing original research with citations on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Satellite...
This portal provides links to a wide selection of websites related to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) technology.
This resource discusses Differential Global Positioning Systems (DGPS), and why they were developed. It provides a brief history of GPS and the selective availability mode which was formerly used to degrade accuracy for...
The "Video" section of the wonderful National Geographic website has so much to offer visitors. Many of the videos are just several minutes long, such as the two minute and twelve second video taken of an Australian sea...
In this activity, learners will look at some of the characteristic properties of aftershock sequences, and relate them to variables in two equations: the modified version of Omori's Law, and the Gutenberg-Richter...
In this activity, learners will investigate the seismicity in southern California around the time of the 1992 Landers, California earthquake, which at magnitude 7.3 was the largest earthquake to strike the region in 40...
In this activity, students calculate the distance from a satellite to a receiving station on Earth. They will learn that radio signals are waves and that wave characteristics can be used to measure properties such as...
This resource, published by a commercial producer of GPS equipment, introduces students to the concept of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Topics include how GPS works and how accurate it is. There is also a brief...
This module allows students to interactively explore the use of the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) and its data in earthquake studies. The four major sections, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes, Global...
This lesson plan, beginning with background information and helpful equations, is about vectors, with an application to GPS, and would be appropriate for use in a high school mathematics classroom. Knowledge of basic...
This activity consists of two exercises on determining recurrence interval; one, a hypothetical example, and the other, using real data from the San Andreas Fault. They provide the learner with a good idea of how...
Some faults experience appreciable amounts of dip slip and strike slip simultaneously, and the nomenclature of these faults reflects this. This is an exercise regarding the nomenclature of faults that experience...
The Southern California Eathquake Center features a variety of links to information on recent and historic earthquakes and faults, as well as seismological data from analog and digital stations and instruments....
This is the home page of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), a consortium of universities and research institutions dedicated to gathering information about earthquakes in Southern California, integrate...
The orientation and sense of slip of faults in an area is largely dependent upon the tectonic forces present in that area. In this exercise learners are shown several idealized fault-block models and asked to interpret...
This activity is designed to familiarize the learner with the concepts of strike and dip, to make further studies of faults and fault models easier. It also introduces learners to a few key elements of seismology, which...
This is a short lesson about scarp formation. The answer is provided as an animated GIF. This example points out a general rule of fault-related geology: the apparent offset of a feature (in this case, level ground...
The Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN), which operates a network of 250 continuously-operating Global Positioning System (GPS) stations, provides access to a variety of high-level GPS data products,...
In this activity, the learner will watch three animations based on actual data from fault ruptures from the two largest Southern California earthquakes in the 1990s: Landers (1992) and Northridge (1994). In Section 3,...
When plate tectonics causes part of the Earth's crust to compress, as in a zone of collision, or to extend, as in a zone of rifting, faults must form to help accomplish this task. While the deeper layers of rock, due to...
This activity has two parts: the first part will demonstrate the weaknesses of simple fault models (like block diagrams) in depicting the process of fault rupture accurately; and the second part is centered around a...
This teaching box is an online assemblage of related learning concepts that focus on teaching students about how and why earthquakes cause damage. These activities are presented as an inquiry exploration, in which...
These maps can be used as reference materials or as base maps for the addition of content as needed. There are a variety of maps of North America, the United States, and of each state. They are available in a number of...
In this activity, students use a pan filled with wet sand to simulate soil liquefaction. When the pan is tapped, a brick placed on the sand will tilt and sink, as a building constructed on wet fill would.
This guide includes directions and a list of stops for the Manzanita Trail in the San Gabriel Mountains of California. Hikers can follow the trace of the Punchbowl Fault and see a variety of features, including fault...
This page provides an introduction to strike-slip and oblique-slip faults, including brief written descriptions and animated diagrams showing the relative sense of motion on these faults.
This animation shows what happens to a road as lateral stresses accumulate and then are released in an earthquake. A downloadable version is also provided for offline use.
In this activity by Larry and Sheryl Braile, students construct a model of the Earth's interior to help them visualize its main regions (inner core, outer core, mantle, crust) and practice their problem solving and...
This guide provides directions to locations in Hayward, California where visitors can see evidence of creep along the Hayward Fault. There is also information about the earthquake hazards associated with fault zones,...
This teacher's guide provides directions for building three-dimensional models from foam blocks to demonstrate plate tectonic principles, plate boundary interactions and the geometry and relative motions of faulting of...
This page features a geological time scale that divides Earth's history into eras, periods, and epochs, and coordinates these divisions with biological developments.
This site has directions for a classroom activity in which students plot locations of major Southern California earthquakes on a map. A table listing major earthquakes, when they occurred, their locations and their...
This activity consists of four exercises that deal with the partitioning of slip within scenarios involving two or more faults. The first three are hypothetical situations; the last activity focuses on the plate...
This site shows how to make paper models representing simple faults and illustrating some of the landforms associated with faulting of the Earth's crust.
In this activity, students use data on fault motion (derived from the horizontal movement of a GPS monument) to calculate the number of earthquakes necessary to build a mountain range. They will also determine the...
This tutorial provides an introduction to the science of geodesy, the discipline that deals with the measurement and representation of the earth, including its gravity field, in a three-dimensional time varying space....
In this exercise, learners will plot earthquake hypocenters along a cross-section in an attempt to 'image' a fault deep beneath the surface. The hypocenter data is from the aftershock sequence of the 1986 North Palm...
This summer workshop is designed to introduce teachers to ocean and climate related processes that can be used as a vehicle to teach general physical concepts (e.g. density, buoyancy, pressure, heat and temperature,...
Oceans in the News is an editorial service populated with current ocean research and news articles. The service is intended to provide a clearinghouse of ocean-related articles for teachers and students from reliable...
This printable resource provides information on the sea turtles found along the U.S. east coast from North Carolina to Florida. It includes information about the species found (green, hawksbill, Kemp's Ridley,...
In this lesson, learners examine X-ray images of the "hands" of different animals and then determine the function of each hand from its form. The images are viewed and analyzed with a Web-based customized version of...
In this lesson, learners use a Flash animation running in a browser to study how animals and humans move. Students examine images captured by Eadweard Muybridge in the late nineteenth century; by starting, slowing, and...
Here learners investigate, diagnose, and assess the severity of emphysema in the lungs of three patients using transverse CT images of the upper and lower lungs. Students use the imaging software WebImage, a Web-based...
In this lesson, learners use a Web-based customized version of ImageJ to investigate the properties of digital images as they relate to forensic science. Several images are taken from criminal evidence (ATM documents,...
Here learners use WebImage, a Web-based customized version of ImageJ, (a) to investigate the nature of fading in old photographs and (b) to correct it digitally. Several digital images of faded photographs are provided,...
In this activity students view and analyze images of ramps and steps to see if they conform to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Students measure horizontal and vertical distances and compute the...
In this activity students measure the change in the area of calf muscle from transverse MRI images collected from an astronaut before and after a prolonged journey in space. They measure and compare the total area of...
Any single method for measuring the slip rate of a fault is subject to substantial errors, both in the accuracy of the method itself and in the interpretation of the results. Adding to the difficulty of reaching...
This page contains information and photographs related to climate change and its impact. The World View of Global Warming project is documenting this change through science photography from the Arctic to Antarctica,...
This website includes teaching activities that investigate the origins and effects of the greenhouse effect and the effects solar events have on the Earth and its ozone. Includes background information, data,...
This website includes teaching activities about El Nino, how it forms, and its effects on the weather of the world. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities. Links to related sites,...
This website features teaching activities that explore the ways currents are mapped and how they affect us. Includes background information, data, applications, and additional activities. Links to related sites, as well...
A one-stop resource for information on most, if not all, environmental/marine science disciplines. Site features WINDandSEA: The Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Locator, where you can access NOAA and external...
Excellent images of ocean topography, continental margins, crustal age, Great Lakes bathymetry, plus images of available posters and slide sets. Downloadable animations also available. Links to other NOAA resources.
This site provides information about the distribution and ecology of kelp beds, as seen in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Other topics include associated animal species and human use and impacts. Materials...
This resource describes the rocky intertidal habitats of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and their biological diversity, distribution patterns, temporal changes, links to other habitats and assemblages, and...
A data analysis activity for assessing zebra mussel invasion risk in Virginia. Site includes background information on the zebra mussel, including methods of relocation, teacher guide, a list of additional resources,...
This interactive lesson introduces students to issues of biodiversity in Chesapeake Bay. It features background information, as well as directions on how to conduct biofilm experiments using plexiglass discs or CDs to...
Scientists and educators have joined forces to create this collection of teaching materials on El Nino, storms, the atmosphere, fisheries, the Great Lakes, and oceans. Each unit contains background information, data,...
Examine the relationships between volcanic events and the chemistry and biology of hydrothermal vents on the undersea volcano Axial: daily expedition logs, curriculum materials that seek to solve an underwater mystery,...
This website includes teaching activities where students manage various species of fish after learning about what overfishing and the environment can do to commercial fishing. Includes background information, data,...
This website includes teaching activities that investigate hurricanes, tornadoes, and lightning by tracking their courses and measuring their strength. The site also teaches how weather forecasting is done. Includes...
Access weather and water level observations for stations across coastal United States and the Great Lakes. Follow the "CO-OPS Website" link for tide predictions, additional weather-related observations, publications,...
The National Marine Sanctuary Program identifies, designates and manages areas of the marine environment of special national significance due to their conservation, recreational, ecological, historical, research,...
This site provides detailed information on NOAA's Coastal Zone Management Program, including the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, which created the CZMP and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Features...
NOS measures and predicts coastal and ocean phenomena, protects large areas of the oceans, and works to ensure safe navigation. Educator information includes Discovery Kits, which consist of 4 different classroom units...
A web portal to real-time, GIS-based coastal observations and NOAA forecasts. Select location and specify: meteorology, oceanography, river, water quality or other observations; tidal predictions, weather or ocean...
Through linked programs of stewardship, education, and research, the NERRS enhances informed management and scientific understanding of the nation's estuarine and coastal habitats. Includes information on monitoring...
Located in Princeton, New Jersey, GFDL conducts research where the goal is to expand the scientific understanding of the physical processes that govern the behavior of the atmosphere and the oceans as complex fluid...
Research program investigating impacts of submarine volcanoes and hydrothermal venting on the global ocean. Research focuses on acoustic monitoring of earthquake and volcano activity, vent chemistry, and vent fluid...
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary's page with information on coral reefs and links to information on research, restoration and monitoring. Wealth of information on the protection of Florida's coral reefs and the...
Links to a variety of current oceanographic databases. Provides access to in situ and remotely sensed data, models, and a photo library from all over the world. Data available includes temperature, salinity, biological,...
Located in Seattle, Washington, PMEL carries out interdisciplinary scientific investigations in oceanography and atmospheric science. Current programs focus on open ocean observations in support of long-term monitoring...
The CLEO Program offers educational modules that consist of three segments: background information of the science behind the instrument, a classroom experiment, and a teacher's section. Students plot and manipulate the...
NOS is dedicated to creating innovative products that enlighten students and educators about the breadth of scientific research, technology, and activities they conduct. Resources include Discovery Kits, which consist...
This comprehensive site is an introduction to sea ice: what it is, how it forms, how it is studied, how it affected historical expedition in the polar regions, and what role it plays in the global climate. The site...
The NOAA Photo Library has been built to capture the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel that make up this complex and...
This collection of Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant education resources includes several activities that introduce students to invasive species and seafood contamination. The goal of these activities is to educate not only...
Caro-COOPS is based upon an array of coastal and offshore moorings deployed off of the coast of the Carolinas. Mousing over a buoy on the map displays measurements including: latitude and longitude, air and water...
CORMP's goal is to provide an interdisciplinary science-based framework that supports sound public policy leading to wise coastal use, sustainable fisheries and improved coastal ocean ecosystem health. This site...
Follow ocean explorations in near real-time, learn about ocean exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna in the multimedia gallery, review NOAA's 200-year history of ocean exploration, and discover...
This reporting system is a cooperative project between the NOAA CoastWatch Great Lakes Regional Node located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor and the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network....
This set of interactive online simulations shows the forces that may be at work on geologic structures or on man-made structures during an earthquake. Users can see examples of compression, tension, bending, and...
A collection of the datasets from the IRI/LDEO Climate Data Library, which contain important information about our planet Earth. Datasets include: Topography, ENSO (El Nino-Southern Oscillation) Monitor, Historical...
This is an online ocean science course for K-12 teachers. This course explores the ocean within the Earth system with special emphasis on (1) water and energy flow into and out of the ocean, (2) the internal properties...
Search the 2-minute gridded global relief data and images to get ocean and land areas, 30-second gridded land topography, or archived 5-minute gridded global relief data for your area of choice. Read the geographic...
With the explicit mission of saving lives and improving economic efficiency by issuing the best watches, warnings, forecasts and analyses of hazardous tropical weather, this site features continuous watch on tropical...
The National Weather Service provides maps to track the latest U.S. weather. See local radar and animate the map to forecast where the storms are headed next.
Defines geodesy and introduces the National Geodetic Survey. View a tutorial on the history, elements and modern methods of geodesy. Applications of mapping are illustrated: determining land boundaries and shorelines;...
A comprehensive list of federal, state, and international tsunami links and publications. Links are both internal and external and provide a wealth of information concerning tsunami causes, preparedness, prediction,...
This educational website from NOAA has: facts on tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning and thunderstorms; lessons on weather symbols, maps and systems; an extensive list of weather and climate resources for teachers;...
Project Oceanica's goal is to integrate education with oceanographic research and exploration, and to develop educational resources and programs available to college and high school students, as well as to K-12...
National Ocean Service (NOS) scientists collect, study, predict and disseminate information about tides and water levels. Tutorial introduces the causes and variations of tides and currents, their impacts on human...
This website provides access to over 160 lesson plans developed by scientists and educators during NOAA's 2001-2004 Ocean Explorer field seasons. Search by grade level, geographical region, subject, specific expedition,...
El Nino is a disruption of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific with important climatic consequences around the globe. This NOAA theme page features links to widely distributed information. Includes data,...
Educational resources focusing on understanding of Marine Protected Areas (MPA), their functions, themes and messages. Materials include bibliographies, MPA posters, fact sheets and worksheets. Regional workshops...
This page describes the unique Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Ecosystem Reserve. Provides resources focused on NWHI coral reef ecosystems, and introductions to reef research, management and protection activities....
These lesson plans in life sciences, physical science, chemistry and engineering link to projects of FIU's Aquarius undersea research station. Topics include: impacts of buoyancy, pressure and light on underwater...
This site contains information about the continent of Antarctica. There is a classroom practice and instructional module. The students will be able to describe the general geology of the land under the Antarctic ice and...
This site, provided by the Southern California Earthquake Center, provides detailed information about the location and size of the Hector Mine earthquake of October 17, 1999.
This is a student activity regarding phytoplankton blooms and their effects on the ecosystem. Students will obtain and analyze data on the variables that influence the spring phytoplankton bloom from buoy monitoring...
The COSEE-NE seeks to strengthen the New England region's capacity to develop and provide high-quality ocean science education in both formal and informal settings by understanding the needs of, working with, and...
MarineBio.org is an evolving online tribute to all ocean life, marine biology, and marine conservation. Find out about fascinating marine species, get involved in ocean conservation, explore dynamic research and daily...
Education and Research: Testing Hypotheses (EARTH) lays new groundwork, providing teachers with means for integrating real-time data with existing educational standards and tested curriculum in an interactive and...
A comprehensive site on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay monitoring, restoration, and education efforts, plus information on other hot topics such as sea grasses and Pfiesteria. Site features information on harmful algae, bay...
COSEE-CA is dedicated to creating environments in which collaborations among ocean scientists and K-12 educators flourish. This site provides information on courses, ocean science careers, engaging scientists in...
The website for project OBIS-SEAMAP (Ocean Biogeographic Information System - Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations). Marine mammal, seabird and sea turtle data are organized into a spatially...
Learn more about the historic voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger. Scientists from all disciplines set out on December 21, 1872 for a four year research cruise to map the sea and its contents. This voyage paved the way for...
This web page provides educational materials on mangroves appropriate for high school level and higher. The page is full of photographs, most featuring a descriptive caption. Topics discussed include mangrove...
Our Planet is the United Nations Environment Program's magazine for environmentally sustainable development. Each issue focuses on one particular theme and contains articles authored by a variety of people, including...
Next to the seasons, El Nino is the most powerful force driving global weather. Find out what scientists are learning about this phenomenon and its reach through space and time. Site features: Anatomy of El Nino,...
A collaboration between several Virginia-based, Chesapeake Bay-related organizations, this educational website includes lesson plans, field trips, and student projects and activities. The included lesson plans represent...
Get involved with this non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay. Site contains descriptions of its programs plus an online version of their newsletter, Bay Journal. Also features...
This portal, maintained by AAAS, provides links to all manner of marine science resources: galleries of photos and other media; directories; maps; educational tools; marine science programs and organizations; US and...
Interdisciplinary curriculum introduces the scientific process, experimental design and data analysis. Units on plate tectonics, hydrothermal vents, ridge visualization, surveying deep sea organisms. Students become the...
The LEO EnviroSci Inquiry Program offers a comparison of New Jersey and California coastlines. Images and captions describe shoreline types and processes, human uses and impacts for each site. Use for open-ended...
Education programs provide fieldtrips, shipboard experiences, camps and projects focused on the Great Lakes. A science and multidisciplinary Great Lakes curriculum includes fisheries, aquatic food web, exotic species,...
The Ridge 2000 Program is a long-term program of scientific research on mid-ocean ridges and other tectonic spreading centers. This extensive website offers information for educators, scientists, students, and the...
This collaboration of over 20 institutions and agencies monitors target species of intertidal plants and animals at nearly 60 Southern California shore sites. Site provides species images and profiles, sampling methods,...
Government task force created in 1998 to research, monitor and conserve coral reefs. Site includes: background on coral reef habitats; reef ecology and environmental requirements; environmental requirements of reefs;...
A unique group that encompasses federal and state governments and local agencies, CBP offers information about the Bay, its flora and fauna, habitats, water quality, environmental concerns, and restoration efforts, plus...
This is a web-based resource center and communications hub that supports K-12 Chesapeake Bay science education. ChesSIE provides educators with bay-related teaching resources, field trip information, activities, lesson...
A collection of seven lesson plans from the Institute for Marine Remote Sensing in St. Petersburg, Florida. Titles include: Light and Water: The Secchi Disk Experiment, Coral Reef Remote Sensing Classification...
Located in St. Petersburg, Florida, IMaRS research activities focus on the analysis of digital data obtained by satellite and airborne sensors, and on the development of applications of these data at local, regional,...
Located in Moss Landing, California, MBARI is a non-profit, private oceanographic research institute, dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation, systems and methods for scientific...
Located in Calverton, Maryland, IGES was established to improve understanding and prediction of the variations of the Earth's climate through scientific research on climate variability and climate predictability. Site...
This website from the Virginia Sea Grant program includes extensive resources on marine science education. Educator topics include web resources, field trips, classroom activities, professional development opportunities...
The Surfrider Foundation USA is a non-profit environmental organization working to preserve the oceans, waves & beaches. Website with numerous pages including mission, a blog, news, a bimonthly publication online, the...
This is an overview of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution educational program. The site includes resources at the K-12, undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. Main K-12 resource page features journals...
This is the website for the Chesapeake Bay Program's data network, providing access to water quality, living resources, fisheries, point source, plankton, and monitoring databases. Site provides a wealth of data and...
This is a very thorough website concerning coastal environmental science in the Carolinas (applicable elsewhere). The Educator's Guide contains several activities that can be useful at all levels, K-12. Also features...
Scripps' new e-magazine "explorations" informs and educates the public, alumni, the scientific community, and Scripps' friends and supporters about ongoing research and events. Readers can sign up to receive a free...
SDCOOS provides a gateway for up-to-date oceanographic, weather, and water quality data for the San Diego coastal region from Oceanside to the International Border. The SDCOOS site features webcams, an interactive...
COMPS consists of an array of instrumentation both offshore and along Florida's west coast, combined with numerical circulation models, and builds upon existing in-situ measurements and modeling programs. In addition,...
A joint US and France project, the TOPEX-Poseidon satellites continuously measure sea surface height. The oceans store and transport solar heat, helping to keep Earth's climate in balance. The overall shape of the...
GOOS is a permanent global system for observations, modeling and analysis of marine and ocean variables to support operational ocean services worldwide. The GOOS site is strictly an informational page concerning GOOS,...
This observing system provides real-time data, graphs, web cams, and more throughout the Great Lakes and connecting waterways, including the St. Lawrence River, Niagara River, and the St. Clair system. The data are...
Teaching about aquatic environments, serving as neutral conveners, and facilitating marine research is the mission of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Features hundreds of web pages with information and classroom...
A sub-page of the Caribbean Conservation Corporation & Sea Turtle Survival League, this site includes information on how to download a free educator's guide for the sea turtle migration-tracking education program (is a...
Located in Beaverton, Oregon, CMOP addresses, through advances in scientific understanding, technology and education, society's need to manage increased development and manipulation of coasts and land-margins while...
Estuaries are places where rivers meet the sea and are critical to the health of coastal environments and our enjoyment of them. Website features abundant information on the legal and scientific aspects of estuary...
The Hurricane Education site from NOAA provides teachers with curriculum materials, multimeda visual information, an archive of previous hurricane seasons and several posters. By knowing what actions students can take,...
NOAA's many educational activities are distributed across the agency. This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and...
Located in Bodega Bay, California, the BML's mission is to lead the way to the multi-disciplinary scientific understanding required to solve complex environmental problems on the marine and terrestrial sides of the...
High school level and higher description of Spartina salt marshes with pictures. Page is full of photographs, most featuring a descriptive caption. Topics discussed include zonation, succession, and the intertidal zone....
A one-stop-shop that addresses the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) habitat requirements, current research, relationship between SAV and water quality and SAV and living resources. Site features links to aerial...
This website contains information on REEF, an organization devoted to preserving marine life through education, research and involvement. It includes a fish gallery with images and information on a variety of tropical...
This is a description of coral reef environments for high school level and higher. Page is full of photographs, each featuring a descriptive caption. Topics discussed include ecology, symbiosis, and predator defense....
EPA's home page on coral reef protection activities, including The International Coral Reef Initiative, and The Coral Reef Symposium. A tremendous resource for educators interested in coral reef basics through advanced...
Opportunities for educators to participate in ocean, polar, and environmental science research and peer mentoring. Master Teachers join research expeditions, developing ways to apply scientific data, research...
Information on the Chesapeake Bay, the critical issues for its management and restoration, recent dissolved oxygen and SAV trends, and the USGS Ecosystem Response Project. Site includes maps, figures, and links that...
The Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA), an organization devoted to the study of earthquakes and crustal deformation along the Cascadia subduction zone, provides information on the organization's facilities,...
This interactive feature shows students how an earthquake epicenter is located and how Richter magnitude is determined. They will use recordings of seismograms from three stations (provided in the activity), learn the...
This reference provides an introduction to the geoid, the equipotential surface of the Earth's gravity field which best fits global mean sea level. There is a narrative of early attempts to describe the geoid, and...
The International Association of Geodesy (IAG), one of seven associations within the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), provides links to publications, meeting announcements, training, membership, and...
This reference provides an introduction to the science of geodesy. Topics include explanations of geodesy and geomatics, some of their applications, and their relationships to other sciences. Links to additional...
This teacher's guide is intended to provide suggestions on how to teach about seismic waves. It provides information on the types and properties of seismic waves and instructions for using some simple materials,...
This brief historical account describes some of the effects of the Cajon Pass earthquake, which struck near San Bernardino, California in 1899. It also incudes the time, approximate location, and approximate magnitude...
This animation shows how S-waves (secondary, or shear, waves) travel through a Slinky toy. It is accompanied by a brief written explanation that describes some of the properties of S-waves and how they are generated in...
In this activity, students use time series data from a Global Positioning System (GPS) station in the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) to calculate the station's rate of movement. From time series...
This report describes a study in which seismic profiling was used to re-interpret the origin of Upheaval Dome, Utah, a geologic structure that was originally thought to be the results of a salt diapir, but which the...
This article describes the occurrence of listric normal faults (those which gradually flatten out with depth) in the continental shelf offshore Oregon and Washington, as seen in seismic reflection profiles. There is...
This tutorial provides an introduction to geodesy for the non-technical user. Topics include the history of geodesy; how the Earth's size and shape are represented, and geodetic surveying techniques. There is also...
This animation from Trimble Navigation shows how three satellites are used to determine a position on Earth by triangulation.
This page presents vital statistics, summary of effects, and discussion of our meager knowledge about the location of the epicenter for the Great Fort Tejon, California, earthquake of 1857.
Created by Edward P. Byerly and James F. Dewey of the U.S. Geological Survey, this is a textual reference that describes the history of seismographs, including how they work, as well as seismic waves, travel-time curves...
This page contains a map of southern California with epicenters of earthquakes shown as circles of different sizes and colors. The size and color of each earthquake symbol corresponds to its magnitude, as indicated by a...
A small collection of fault gouge images from the Badwater Turtleback fault in Death Valley, California, is presented on this page. Each image is presented on a separate page with a caption.
This is an activity that students can do at home - actually, in the car. Students create a seismogram of the motion of the car as it moves down the road. This part of the lesson can be done by elementary, middle, and...
This virtual field trip shows students the geologic features of Enchanted Rock, a dome of Precambrian granite located in central Texas. They can see small faults, fault gouge, close-up photos showing the texture of the...
By examining GPS time series plots from stations on opposing sides of the San Andreas Fault, students will determine the relative movement between the two stations. They can then apply this to calculate the time it will...
In this activity, students explore the 'stick-slip' mechanism of earthquake generation. They will learn about the concepts of stick-slip sliding, static friction, energy conversion, and the elastic properties of...
This set of guides covers the geology, seismology, hydrology, and physical geography of the San Andreas Fault in the area of Wallace Creek in San Luis Obispo County, California. Materials available here include a...
This portal provides access to learning materials derived from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission. These include a large set of activities for students at all levels, tested and aligned to the...
The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) mission uses twin satellites to make detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field. GRACE materials include a description of the mission, research projects, and...
This tutorial instructs students on how to create simulations of P- and S-waves by using simple materials; a Slinky toy and a length of rope.
In this activity, students use walking and running speeds to simulate the difference in S- and P-wave travel times, a property used in the location of earthquakes. They will construct travel time curves using their...
The MAD Scientist Network is a collection of scientists from all over the country available to answer any of your science questions. Search the archive of over 25,000 questions, explore the MadSci Library for resources,...
Email a USGS scientist your question on volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, mountains, rocks, maps, ground water, lakes, rivers, even some biology. Explore the USGS website and the Frequently Asked Questions section to...
This site is dedicated to ocean education. You will find all kinds of interesting information about things like: the biggest sea animals, marine biology careers, answers to common ocean and animal questions, and more....
Online curriculum guides for K-12 with over 324 activities related to wetlands, coastal waters, and water resources. Each grade section (K-2, 3-5, 5-8, and 9-12) is divided into five chapters: Introduction to Water,...
A collection of stand alone lesson plans on a variety of topics including earth science, life science, physical science, weather and technology. Lesson plans include objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations,...
This site offers educators information, resources, and links for promoting academic achievement and environmental literacy. It describes the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP), participating...
This extensive, interactive website describes what a hurricane is, how one forms, its characteristics, the effects, hurricane prediction, and more. Discover the power and destruction of past major hurricanes such as...
An informational resource for marine science educators, those both in the classroom and out of the classroom. Information such as membership, regional chapters, upcoming conferences, scholarships, educator awards,...
An account by Charles Darwin. A vivid and exciting travel memoir as well as a detailed scientific field journal covering biology, geology and anthropology that demonstrates Darwin's keen powers of observation. Five...
The Mauna Loa atmospheric CO2 measurements constitute the longest continuous record of atmospheric CO2 concentrations available in the world. The Mauna Loa site is considered one of the most favorable locations for...
The SeaWIFS project uses space technology to study phytoplankton. Site contains: The Living Ocean Teacher's Guide, a guide for grades 9-10 that discusses satellites, ocean color, phytoplankton, the carbon cycle, and...
Extensive website discussing all aspects of global warming. Discover what global warming is, what the greenhouse gases are and how much we emit, what the potential future impacts are, and what is being done to correct...
In the mid-1980s, the RIM Program was established to quantify loads and long-term trends in concentrations of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, and suspended material entering the tidal part of the Chesapeake...
This tutorial introduces novice users to reading the lines on a seismograph. Topics include how to distinguish a real earthquake from background vibrations (microseisms) recorded by the instrument, how to read the...
This animation shows how P-waves (primary, or compressional, waves) travel through a Slinky toy. It is accompanied by a brief written explanation that describes some of the properties of P-waves and how they are...
These animations show how various types of waves are propagated during an earthquake. Users can see how P-waves travel at the surface, how they are reflected and refracted as they travel further from their source, and...
In this activity, students learn about the different types of seismic waves in an environment they can control. Using an interactive, online wave generator, they will study P waves, S waves, Love waves, and Rayleigh...
The complete legislation regarding United States coastal zone management. Included in the Act is the establishment of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). Also includes legislation through the...
Map of NOAA's various research laboratories across the United States. Click on each acronym to explore the 15 different research programs. Text list of programs, as well as links to other NOAA research partners,...
Website addresses the following questions about the Bay: How much nutrient pollution enters the Bay each year from its major tributaries? What is being done to reduce nutrient pollution? How is nutrient-pollution...
Online in 2009, the Aquarius instrument will measure sea surface salinity. Site provides background information about salinity, salinity lesson plans, and salinity data and tools. Activities include relating salt to...
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) is a nonprofit water education program and publisher for educators and young people ages 5-18. Site features information on its renowned training workshops, where participants...
Here, scientists from Rutgers University pull together data from satellites, coastal radars and underwater weather stations, process it, and post it on the Cool Room for you to use to make the most of NJ's coastal...
Created by Eddie Fuller, Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to study surfaces in space and their properties, using parameterizations and contour lines. This...
Created by Lang Moore, Bill Mueller and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to illustrate the use of vectors to develop parametric descriptions of curves. This is one within...
Explore the iLab Software Architecture via this presentation and learn about how this unique application allows multiple users to access live electronics equipment and devices via the internet. Sign up for a free user...
The mission of the Math Machines organization is to "improve the quality of mathematical education, enhance the transfer of mathematical thinking into other classes, and increase students' ability to apply rigorous...
The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning is an open, peer-reviewed, international electronic journal published twice a year by the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Georgia Southern...
Silicon Chip is the online version of Australia's only electronics magazine, and is primarily directed to professionals, trades people and enthusiasts in the electronics, electrical, computer and related fields. This...
This recording of the NetWorks Webinar from 11/2/07 with Gordon Synder and Mike Qaissaunee. They discussed and demonstrated WebWare Part 2. Check out the other NetWorks webinars, including WebWare Part 1.
The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology consists of a Research Program and the Nanofab, a shared-use facility providing economical access to state-of-the-art nanofabrication and nano-measurement tools. The CNST...
This webinar was presented on September 14, 2007 by MATEC NetWorks to update and discuss the grant Electronics 2010. This is the first one for the grant that was kicked off at SAME-TEC 2007 (Semiconductors, Automated...
Skill standards are quality standards applied to people. They are specific statements of desired skill and knowledge presented in observable and measurable form. The statement contains a condition that defines under...
Introducing Engineering TV, an innovative online video program by engineers for engineers. Twice a week, each 5-8 minute episode shows cutting-edge technology in action and looks behind the scenes as today's engineers...
This activity is from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, which is a digital library of web-based learning objects. Barbara Liang created this resource, and it examines nanotechnology applications that are based on...
Skill standards are quality standards applied to people. They are specific statements of desired skill and knowledge presented in observable and measurable form. The statement contains a condition that defines under...
In both Europe and the USA, researchers and policy makers have recognized the potential of converging technologies to transform every sector of the economy as well as our own understandings of what it means to be human....
This learning object, created by Barbara Liang of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, discusses using nanosolutions to purifying water. There are several flash animations on different processes for obtaining this...
This is a classroom activity to explain liquid crystal sensors for middle school students. A list of activity materials and .pdf handouts are included. Objectives: -Understand how liquid crystals (LCs) relate to other...
These are the slides for the webinar that was recorded 3/27/09. This web seminar describes three well-known national programs that promote career awareness of high technology programs in higher education. High Tech U...
This website includes a Java applet that displays the effect that various operations on an N-periodic, discrete-time signal (e.g. time shift, time scale, filtering) have on the signal and its spectra. Sketch the signal...
These are the slides from an iPhone programming presentation given by Mike Qaissaunee for the Brookdale Community College Computer Science Club. The video of the presentation and the narration of these slides are also...
This website is from the US Environmental Protection Agency on Radiation Protection. It gives an overview of the basics including: Exposure to Gamma Radiation, Health Effects, and Protecting People from Gamma Radiation...
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development and their mission is focused on advancing the U.S. Department of...
The Net Generation has grown up with information technology. The aptitudes, attitudes, expectations, and learning styles of Net Gen students reflect the environment in which they were raised; one that is decidedly...
This website from the National Science Foundation (NSF) describes discoveries in nanoscience. Topics include how bacteria get past our defenses, a safer nano cancer detector and brightest x-ray vision at the nano-scale.
This is a voluntary lab, for those of you who lack experience in the use of computers, or Xilinx ISE 9.1i. We will walk you through a small version of a lab session and produce a fake lab report. In the process, though,...
This lab will present design entry, simulation, and prototyping with tools that are provided by Xilinx® ISE 9.1i for this purpose. We will show how a complete simple design circuit of the half adder can be directly ...
Create a 20 word crossword puzzle with ease using this crossword puzzle game creator. A fun and easy way to test students knowledge on any classroom subject.
From the website How Stuff Works, this is a collection of visuals on the manufacture, performance, and function of OLEDs, which are new high definition televisions using a technology called organic light-emitting diodes.
This description is from the introduction paragraph of the article. The article talks of convergence and a pratical technology produced by this technology. "You might have come across the acronym NBIC, which stands...
This is a quicktime presentation of a semiconductor laser diode. Laser diodes come in a compact transistor-like package with two or more electrical leads. Inside the package is the tiny semiconductor chip, containing...
The Engineering Education Service Center strives to provide information resources to promote, guide, and stimulate interest in engineering and technology. In addition, they seek to diversify the types of engineers in...
This webinar recorded November 30, 2007. The password is: networks. The highest levels of community college administration face significant challenges in supporting technology programs at their institutions. For...
This is a unique website that can answer your inner most technology questions about the way things work. Areas of interest include electronics, travel, auto, communication, food and more.
The recording of WebWare Part 1 starts at 26:50. This recording of the NetWorks Webinar from 9/28/07 with Gordon Synder and Mike Qaissaunee. They demonstrated WebWare Part 1. These free Webinars provide insight into...
Barbie Bungee: The consideration of cord length is very important in a bungee jump- too short, and the jumper doesn't get much of a thrill; too long, and ouch! In this lesson, students model a bungee jump using a...
This site includes a number of Berkeley classes, hosted by Youtube.com. The University of California, Berkeley is the preeminent public research and teaching institution in the nation. From classic literature to...
This article explains how speech recognition works. Today, when we call most large companies, a person doesn't usually answer the phone. Instead, an automated voice recording answers and instructs you to press buttons...
This lab activity was completed as part of an NSF-funded externship program administered by the High Tech Workforce Initiative at Maricopa Community Colleges. Students will apply their knowledge of electrical power,...
This is a good educational toy to get students interested in technology and electronics. The PicoCricket Kit is similar to the Lego® Mindstorms robotics kits. Mindstorms is designed especially for making robots, while ...
This website is to help parents and teachers get girls interested in engineering and technology. It has a list of recommended activities, readings, websites, and much more. The content is appropriate for various ages...
This paper describes the experience of Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM) in establishing the Micro Fabrication Cleanroom (MFC). This facility is mainly designed for teaching undergraduate...
Host a job fair in the classroom with programs that aptly describe a variety of jobs in 16 major fields. Each program gives a summary of the types of jobs in the field, and then focuses on four specific yet broadly...
Although the case method has been used for years to teach law, business, and medicine, it is not common in science. Yet the use of case studies holds great promise as a pedagogical technique for teaching science,...
Design and Discovery is a free program that includes a complete, downloadable and reproducible curriculum as well as related resource materials and an implementation guide. Design and Discovery is an academic enrichment...
This resource is a link to the Systemsvison application for simulating VHDL-AMS Design models. See the Educator Free Download application. SystemVision bridges the gap between high-level system modeling and...
This is a recording of the NetWorks Webinar: Podcast from December 14, 2007. Do you want a new way to reach your students outside the classroom? A quick way to connect with students? Learn how to podcast with Gordon...
This guide was developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project's Teacher Advisory Board for the DOE Hydrogen Program. The guide provides information and hands-on activities to teach students about...
Home page of the "Dream It. Do It." workforce development campaign launched by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in February 2005. The campaign aims at informing young people, along with their parents and...
CoventorWare is a suite of MEMS design tools used by numerous MEMS and microfluidics manufacturers and by university partners. CoventorWare methodology enables schematic-based behavioral modeling and detailed 3-D...
This website from Micron Technology includes content on choosing a career in technology, recruiting women into technical careers, technician starting salaries, careers at Micron and educational assistance.
This web site is the online textbook for the CATIA V5R16 solid modeling package. This textbook consists of 13 chapters covering the Part, Assembly, and Drafting workbenches of CATIA V5R16. It includes more than 35...
This is the website of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). This council was established to provide the President with advice from the private sector and the academic community on...
This web site displays and describes the major components of a modern high current ion implanter. It uses a series of clickable image maps to help navigate. The site describes the entire process of ion implantation.
This website includes a cut-away animation of a pneumatic double action gripper. Objective: Describe how the double action gripper works. You can find the animation under the heading "Automation Technology."
This website includes a cut-away animation of a pneumatic 90 degree rotary table. Objective: Describe how the 90 degree rotary table works. You can find this animation under the heading "Automation Technology."
These are slides from the webinar that was recorded 3/6/09. Password is "networks".This webinar is designed for educators who are interested in learning more about nanotechnology and have a desire to incorporate...
This website includes links to a wide range of tutorials on topics from electronics for beginners to PIC microcontrollers, lessons on DC and solid state electronics and 27,000+ electronic circuits.
In this animated object, learners consider how nanoscientists are mimicking intracellular movements when building nanobots.
The January/February 2009 issue of Change magazine features a series of articles entitled, "Courageous Conversations: Achieving the Dream and the Importance of Student Success," with an introduction written by Margaret...
The steady-state characteristics of a synchronous motor represented by phasor diagrams are shown as function of the load P with the excitation voltage E kept constant.The power expression is P = I V cos(;) = E V sin(;)...
This learning object offers a brief summary of the impact of nanotechnology on automobile tires. Learners look at the future of cars, especially the safety and future of automobile tires.
In this colorful, interactive object, learners examine how materials on the nanoscale compare with those on the macroscale. The focus is on the difference between macroscale and nanoscale gold in both color and melting...
There are many different types of radio frequency identification technology. This article explains the difference between active and passive tags and between low-, high- and ultra-high frequency systems. The focus is on...
Educational Uses of Web 2.0 is a presentation that was delivered at the SAME-TEC advanced technological education conference on July 30, 2008 by Mike Qaissaunee and Gordon Synder of NCTT. This presentation covers:...
Drawing on concepts from physics, chemistry, and biology, NanoSense units reflect the interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience, emphasize fundamental nanoscience concepts such as size and scale and surface dominance of...
These are the slides for the webinar that was recorded 2/13/09. This presentation is a significantly refined repeat of a NetWorks webinar given in February of 2008 that was titled "Ten-Recruiting Tips - Thinking...
This is are very active web site devoted to the emerging technology area of sensors. It is updated continously, with technical articles, resources, and news about advances and new applications of sensor technology. It...
A surprising variety of career opportunities are open to people with mathematical talent and training mathematics and computational science are utilized in almost every discipline of science, engineering, industry, and...
This is a diagram which illustrates the scale of nanotechnology, at the nanometer scale. It will help students to visualize the true scale of nanotechnology by comparing nanofabricated materials to common items such as...
This website, created by the State University of New York at Albany, has several videos that explain the concepts and applications of nanotechnology to high school and middle school students. Videos include...
BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology have the potential to make significant impact in a wide range of fields and applications. This lecture series introduces the basic concepts and topics underlying the interdisciplinary areas...
This site has several free software simulation programs for nanoscience educators. These include an atomic force microscope model, a driven oscillator, and a probe simulator.
Created by Patrick Hoppe of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center this is an introduction to the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (MOSFET). Along with a general introduction, students also examine its...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces has launched an effort to make the nanoworld accessible and comprehensible to...
This resource provides an animated explanation of the operation of the EasyScan Atomic Force Microscope. Information on the major components of the AFM head is provided.
These are the slides from the webinar that was recorded 2/27/09. Description: This presentation will introduce you to some major concepts in nanotechnology, some meaningful applications, how fabrication is performed,...
These are the slides for the NetWorks Webinar that was held on 1/23/2009 for eSyst: Electronics 2010 update 5. If you are an Electronics Faculty, or Chair of an Electronics department, this is a webinar not to miss....
This is an educational video on YouTube describing how the technology of superconductors in magnetic levitation works. It starts off by showing a futuristic flying car, then describing how this technology might one day...
GoingEverGREEN is a community-based vehicle for raising community awareness of alternate energy, which is essential to a sustainable future. GoingEverGREEN partners with the District 8 Community Round Table. Our...
This website includes a cut-away animation of a pneumatic single action gripper. Objective: Describe how the 180 single action gripper works. You can find the animation under the heading "Automation Technology."
This site includes a cut-away animation of how a uniaxial electric actuator operates. Objective: Describe how the uniaxial electric actuator works. You can find this animation under the heading "Automation Technology."
This site has step-by-step instructions on how to build a wind turbine with parts you can purchase from the hardware store and e-bay. The website includes photographs and text which illustrate how to build the wind...
This is a video including slides with narration from an iPhone programming presentation given by Mike Qaissaunee for the Brookdale Community College Computer Science Club. The video of the presentation and the slides...
A simple explanation of how a transistor works. Most introductory textbooks do a very poor job of explaining the details of how transistors work. First they assume that the Base current is somehow controlling the...
The Genetic Science Learning Center is a science and health education program located in the midst of the bioscience research being carried out at the University of Utah. The Center's mission is making science easy for...
This site has step-by-step instructions on how to build a solar panel with parts from the hardware store and e-bay. This is good for an individual or class project.
This is a diagram of the Apollo 15 & 16 Gamma-ray Detector from the NASA website. Primarily intended to study the Moon's radioactivity, it made measurements of the cosmic gamma-ray background during its trip. It shows...
Two of the big changes in new generations of Nuclear Physics instrumentation will be the incorporation of digital processing and the use of gamma ray tracking. The Nuclear Physics Group at Daresbury has set up a project...
This website includes a cut-away animation of a pneumatic 180 degree rotary table. Objective: Describe how the 180 degree rotary table works. You can find this animation under the heading "Automation Technology."
This website includes a cut-away animation of a pneumatic dual rod cylinder. Objective: how the dual rod cylinder works. You will find this animation under the heading "Automation Technology."
This website includes an animation which demonstrates a basic overview of compressed air for use in machines. Objective: Describe the different tools that can be used with compressed air. You can find the animation...
This article published on March 14, 2006, tells about the record-breaking detector that may aid in nuclear inspections. Scientists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have...
This is a good introduction to nanotechnology from How Stuff Works.In this article, we'll learn about what nanotechnology means today and what the future of nanotechnology may hold. We'll also look at the potential...
This is a great online resource for optics and photonics education. The website contains educational resources including curriculum materials, lab experiments and explorations, lab videos and demonstrations, java...
This resource, produced by the Center for Heirarchical Manufacturing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is part of the "Nanotechnology Education Curriculum Development Program." It is free to the public and...
A Java applet for signal sampling at various sampling frequencies, and signal reconstruction from samples using various low-pass filter cutoff frequencies. Select from provided signals, or draw a signal with the mouse....
These two lectures are aimed to give a practical guide to the use of a general device simulator (PROPHET) available on nanoHUB. PROPHET is a partial differential equation (PDE) solver that offers users the flexibility...
This site includes a Java applet that displays Fourier series approximations and corresponding magnitude and phase spectra of a periodic continuous-time signal. Select from provided signals, or draw a signal with the...
This website includes over 150 chemistry experiments in the following areas: Atomic Structure, Bonding, Chemical Reactions, Colligative Properties, Condensed States, Electrochemistry, Equilibrium Gases, Instrumentation,...
For the phasor phanatic, created Hsi Chen Lee of Johns Hopkins University, an applet that offers 4 ways to generate and observe continuous-time harmonic phasor sums and the corresponding fourier series.
This is good for an individual/class project. Using parts easily available from the internet (see helpful links) and your local stores, you can make a small solar power generator for $250 to $300. Great for power...
An inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer products currently on the market. After more than twenty years of basic and applied research, nanotechnologies are gaining in commercial use. Nanoscale materials now are in...
A Java applet that illustrates the utility of the sensitivity and complementary sensitivity functions for linear control system design. Sketch a reference input and disturbance input with the mouse, and select a sensor...
This site includes an interactive Java applet for control systems. Users may drag open-loop corner frequencies with the mouse to improve tracking performance and reject sensor noise in a unity-feedback system.
This site offers a collection of nano/micro- fabrication facilities in the United States. The site's creator writes: "As part of the planning process for Harvard's new physical sciences building (NPSB), I thought I...
SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. SPIE provides these resources for educators to introduce the fascinating and rapidly expanding fields of...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. This module continues the four-module...
Home page of an online and interactive textbook, Principles of Semiconductor Devices., written by Bart J. Van Zeghbroeck, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. Technicians face the challenge of...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. In this module MATEC guides your...
Digital signal processing is a technique that uses digital methods to process signals. Processing a signal means manipulating it to improve it, change it, or alter it as required for some application. Some examples of...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. PC memory is one of the most critical...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. This module provides high level...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. One third of modern semiconductor...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. This module explains the importance...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. This module addresses impedance...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. After completing this module,...
PLDs are specialized integrated circuits (ICs) used to implement digital circuits. These circuits are programmable meaning that they can be preconfigured to create almost any design. Over the years, PLDs have grown in...
The Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop (MAST) module on Semiconductors covers fundamental scientific principles of materials through web pages, videos, glossaries, low-cost laboratory experiments, and...
This is a web page with learning objects on Digital, with over 40 lessons on: Basic Concepts, Counters, Registers, Basic Logic Gates, Flip Flops, Basic Numbering System, and Combination Circuits.
This is a web page with learning objects in Sensors with lessons in: Proximity, Interfacing, and Optical. The lessons are interactive flash exercises which help to illustrate the concepts.
This site features a Nintendo Wii pre-launch video clip showing the immersion capability of this new gaming platform. The video opens the opportunity to discuss how one could use this for an educational platform to...
This is a web page with learning objects in Pneumatics. The lessons cover the topics of scientific laws & symbols, valves & actuators, pneumatic power sources and other basic concepts.
This is a web page with learning objects on Mechanical Drives with lessons in: Belt & Chain Drives, and Shaft Couplings, Clutches & Brakes. Each lesson links to an interactive resource which helps to further explain...
This is a web page with learning objects on Generators and Distributors. The lessons are on the topics of power distribution, motor control circuits and generators.
This is the web site of Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME), which provides teachers with experiences and tools they need to adapt their practices and change their schools so that all students...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. This module covers the circuits and...
Phase-locked loops (PLL) are unique feedback control circuits that offer many useful features and benefits in electronic applications. PLLs are available either in integrated circuit (IC) form for general applications...
Today, the greater part of tech work now deals with a higher level. Specifically, he or she works more with larger PCBs containing many ICs, plug-in modules, subassemblies, and complete pieces of equipment, and entire...
IEEE Xplore is an online delivery system providing full text access to technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals,...
This is a web page with learning objects on Mechanical Linkages with 15 lessons in: Physics of Basic Machines & Practical Four (4) Bar Mechanisms, and Machine Bearings, Seals, and Lubrications.
This is an object learning lesson, created by Terry Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, on neutral current of an Edison wire system. The employment of Flash allows users to interact with the presentation. ...
This interactive website from professor James A. Svoboda of Clarkson University describes a circuit that contains a Current Controlled Voltage Source (CCVS). The gain of the CCVS can be changed using the scrollbar.
This current divider produces an output current, Io, that is proportional to the input current, Is. The output current is measured using a ammeter. The input current is the current of the current source. The constant of...
In this activity, you may analyze a simple series circuit, determining the voltage drops across individual resistors. The site includes many examples of Ohm's Law.
This resource from Johns Hopkins University has audio and interactive components. Various forms of the Fourier series description for periodic signals are based on alternate ways of writing a cosine signal. This...
This interactive website from professor James A. Svoboda of Clarkson University describes current controlled current source (CCCS). The interactive applet depicts a circuit that contains a Current Controlled Current...
This interactive phasor page allows you to control the values of a rotating phasor and see a visualization of each change that is done. You can control: one, pos/neg, two, beats, delta, sawtooth, square, triangle, time...
This is a web-based learning object, created by Terry Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, that teaches impedance matching. The implementation of Flash allows users to interact with the presentation. ...
This dictionary defines terms that are used in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. It is intended to foster a common language within the SEMATECH community and within the industry. Some terms are specific to...
Wireless means radio in its broadest sense. However, in the early 21st century, wireless refers primarily to the two dominant forms of wireless: cell phones and wireless local area networks (WLANs). This module...
MOSFETs are not new. In fact, production devices were first available in the mid-1960s. Today they are the most widely used transistor type in electronic circuits. While MOSFETs are covered in all electronic technology...
This is a learning object, created by Terry Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, on impedance matching application. The use of Flash allows users to interact with the presentation. This is a nice overall...
Designing Spaces for Effective Learning highlights current thinking about the use of learning technologies and their impact on a range of physical spaces, using noteworthy examples from current new-build and...
This learning object, created by Terry Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, focuses on reflected load in a transformer. This employment of Flash allows users to interact with the presentation. Overall, this...
Objective: The object of this lab is to show how temperature affects the conductivity (resistance) in various electrical materials and devices.
The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences library at the University of Utah is responsible for the Knowledge Weavers project, which aimed to "produce innovative multimedia resources which included tutorials, interactive...
The Environment section of the National Geographic website has so many photos, quizzes, blogs, games and news to learn from and enjoy, that visitors will probably have to make a number of return visits. For those with...
A very small and generic introduction to the subject of nanotechnology. What makes nanoscience special? What is the history of nano? What can nanotechnology be used for by scientist and industry? What are the ethical...
This presentation, created by Terry Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, examines how voltages and currents vary in a series RLC circuit as the applied frequency changes.
This interactive applet shows a simple circuit containing one resistor. In addition there is a voltmeter (parallel to the resistor) and an ammeter (in series with the resistor). You can select the maximum voltage and...
The Electronic Teaching Assistant consists of the Circuit Design Lab, Interactive Illustrations, and Electric Circuit Study Applets. Circuit Design Lab: Circuit parameters are adjusted using scroll bars and changes in...
This website from EDUCAUSE includes the full text of the book Learning Spaces, edited by Diana G. Oblinger. Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how...
This interactive website from professor James A. Svoboda of Clarkson University describes phasors and sinusoids. Interactive graphs depict frequency and time domains. Users may change the phasor and see the resulting...
This website includes an abstract of the following article. Users may request access to the full article via the website, and a direct link will be emailed to them. We present a new methodology for a balanced yield...
This is a webpage with many learning objects on Ladder/PLC's with over 15 lessons in: Basic PLC Software Programming, Relay Ladder Logic, Advanced PLC Software Programming and PLC Hardware/Addressing. Each lesson links...
These interactive learning objects, created by instructors from Fox Valley Technical College and other colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College program, focus on concepts that cover a broad-based electromechanical...
This video illustrates the process used to make CCD Semiconductors, the device used in digital cameras to turn images into electrons. The video originally aired on The Science Channel.
This page from Bart Van Zeghbroeck of the University of Colorado at Boulder explains optoelectronic transmitters/receivers. Components of the concept which are explained include signal transmission, electrical signal...
This is a Quicktime animation explanation of a MOSFET. Almost all electronics and appliances, including personal computers, contain millions of silicon MOSFETs on a thumbnail sized chip. The...
The university may need to reorganize itself quite differently, stressing forms of pedagogy and extracurricular experiences to nurture and teach the art and skill of creativity and innovation. This would probably imply...
This is a Quicktime animation of a Digital Light Projector. A digital light projector provides the capability to display a video or computer monitor signal on a projection screen. Such a projector stands out by its...
Nikon has created this site to help gain a scale of prospective versus the size of things. "We are able to view all entities, from the microworld to the universe, from a single perspective. By setting them up against a...
The National Centre for Technology in Education is an Irish Government agency established to provide advice, support and information on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in education and in the...
The US DoE put together educational tools to help you or your students learn more about solar electricity, or photovoltaics (PV). Whether you're just interested in learning some facts about PV or want to challenge your...
The National Renewable Energy Labratory has a very easy to understand explanation of what solar cells (photovoltaics or PV) are, how they work, and the different types.
The main page for the U.S. Department of Energy website on photovoltaics. "The U.S. Department of Energy works to provide clean, reliable, affordable solar electricity for the nation through its research programs in...
This is the Solar Radiation Resource Information page for the RReDC which provides information on several types of renewable energy resources in the United States, in the form of publications, data, and maps. An...
Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow's jobs will require more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. Tomorrow's workers must be...
This site makes a CD available for purchase of the following instructional program: Beyond the instructor's skill, technology has had one of the single largest impacts in how students and faculty interact in the...
Flash Player 6 or greater is required to view this website. You are a student worker in the ACME Community College electronics department. Students have left 50 fixed resistors on the lab bench. Your supervisor has...
Vision: To create a network in Florida that offers girls and young women exciting opportunities to connect and explore the worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math that lead to rewarding careers and better...
This website from Best Practice Research features online business training courses including lean manufacturing and six sigma certification training courses. The courses are available for purchase and may be taken...
Everyday, you enjoy things you may not realize were made in Florida. Behind every product and technology you use, there is a world of manufacturing. Today, in Florida, more than 16,000 different companies and 400,000...
This is a link to an abstract of the article. Users must login to view the entire article. The Foundation Coalition at Arizona State University offered for the first time a novel upper division integrated course in...
This is a website dedicated to girls and women that are interested in technology and engineering. The primary areas of interests for this site are: Medicine, Space, Environment, and Communications.
This quicktime animation examines the basics in wireless communication. Wireless communication has become pervasive in everyday life, providing convenience, piece of mind as well as emergency preparedness for its users...
This video from the Indian Institute of Technology, hosted by YouTube, contains a lecture which demonstrates ohmic contacts on semiconductors. The lecture includes slides with equations illustrating related concepts....
Computers and related electronic resources have come to play a central role in education. Whatever your feelings about what some have called the digital revolution, you must accept that many, perhaps most, of your...
This is a description for a learning module from Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center. This PDF describes the module; access may be purchased by visiting the MATEC website. Factory dynamics is an essential...
This Quicktime presentation explains the basics of the photodiode. Some concepts that are explained include the photodiode package, photodiode illumination, internal connections, photodiode chip, photon absorption and...
This website lists 16 different career clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Architecture & Construction; Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Business, Management & Administration; Education &...
This Honors colloquium introduces first-year students to some of the science behind high technology. Designed to promote scientific and computer literacy and awareness, it gives students an opportunity to leverage their...
Created by Terry L.M. Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, this is an object lesson on AC current flow. This is a nice brief introduction to this specific topic. Its employment of Flash allows useful...
This learning object, created by Terry L.M. Bartelt and John Rosz of Wisconsin Online Resource Center, focuses on AC voltage conversion problems. Aside from just the presentation, this site also contains practice...
Created by Terry L.M. Bartelt of Wisconsin Online Resource Center is a learning object lesson of the generation of alternate current. This is a nice brief introduction for those interested in basic electronic theories.
The objective of this Web site is twofold: (1) to describe the Hall measurement technique for determining the carrier density and mobility in semiconductor materials and (2) to initiate an electronic interaction forum...
This web page covers flip chip assembly processes and applications. The first tutorial describes what a flip chip is and does, with some bumping and assembly methods. Subsequent tutorials cover each major element of...
This is a website with many learning objects on DC Electronics with over 60 lessons in areas including: Basic Concepts, Electrical Circuits / Meters, Ohm's Law, Magnetism, Parallel Circuits, Series/Parallel Circuits,...
This webpage from Emerald Publishing features a collection of recently published journals and articles pertaining to engineering technology, in particular, electronics, bio, chemical and medical. Of the 16 engineering...
This is a webpage filled with Solid State learning objects with over 40 lessons in: Semiconductor Diodes, Rectifier Flitering and Regulation, D/A and A/D Converters, Opto Electronic Devices, Operational Amplifiers,...
Terry L.M. Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center has created this object learning activity on AC voltage conversions. This is a nice introduction for those interested in this basic topic.
This is a webpage with many learning objects concerning Process Control with lessons in Temperature, Level, Pressure, Flow, Analytical, Symbols, Tuning & Calibration, PID Controls and other basic concepts.
This is a webpage with many learning objects for Automation covering the following areas: Open/Closed Loops, Feedback Devices, Control Modes, and Servo Systems.
CollegeRuled.com is a resource for university students. We are making tools, pages and features to help college students stay organized and connect with classmates. Create It. Customize It. Tape it to your Door. In...
NanoHUB provides online simulation-- right from your web browser-- for a wide variety of tools produced by research in our focus areas. All of these tools appear to run as applets in your browser window, but they are...
Since 2002 we have been investigating the use of an electronic classroom communication system in large first year lecture classes. Handheld keypads were distributed to teams of students during a lecture class. Students...
This website from the Vocational Information Center includes career curriculum resources. Topics are: Plan for Tomorrow, 8-12 Career and Personal Planning- Integrated Resource Package, Working in the 21st Century,...
"How can I get my students to think?" is a question asked by many faculty, regardless of their disciplines. Problem-based learning (PBL) is an instructional method that challenges students to "learn to learn," working...
This page provides links to state resources for Career and Technical Education, Career Clusters, Tech Prep, Adult Education, and Workforce Development Programs.
Micron believes that supporting math and science education is critical to cultivating tomorrow's technology leaders. That's why Micron provides teachers with opportunities and tools designed to excite students about...
Missouri Career Education prepares Missourians for the 21st century to better serve the needs of students, parents, educators, and employers through challenging, relevant, and accountable programs. Career Clusters...
Explore careers in Manufacturing with the following links to job descriptions, which include information such as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required. To learn more about the Manufacturing...
This is a 3D animation made for a high school physics class. It explains the basic concepts involved in semiconductors.
This is a Microchip Corporation website for Educators. The Academic partnership allows educators to attend various workshops for free and purchase tools and evaluation kits at a significant discount. If you are teaching...
The Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC) provides this presentation from Melonee Docherty on national and regional energy workforce initiatives for high school and community college instructors....
Created by Terry L.M. Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center provides this animation showing the one-shot operation of a programmable logic controller. The resource uses Flash animation and is overall a nice...
The Nanotheater is a collection of images taken by powerful Scanning Probe Microscopes (including AFM, STM, MFM and other probe microscopies) which enable scientists and engineers to image and explore nanoscale features...
This laboratory course is provided by Nano4Me.org, a product of the National Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK Center) which is based at the Penn State College of Engineering and is...
The University of Utah continues to add to their very fine offerings at their Genetic Science Learning center website. This recent addition deals with the field of epigenetics, which is the study of the chemical...
This laboratory course is provided by Nano4Me.org, a product of the National Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK Center) which is based at the Penn State College of Engineering and is...
This laboratory course is provided by Nano4Me.org, a product of the National Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK Center) which is based at the Penn State College of Engineering and is...
This lesson plan from the Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center introduces students to the scale that nanotechnology is based upon. Introducing the concept of the scale helps students understand...
If you're just starting to learn about agriculture, biology, animal welfare or human environmental sciences, it can be a bit daunting. There are hundreds of online resources dealing with such matters, and separating the...
Blender art is that which is created by using Blender, a free 3D "creation suite". In other words, it's a graphics animation and video production program. The titles of some of the issues of BlenderArt magazine give a...
The transfer plans for the College of Agriculture are developed for and by the different Departments in the College. The plans are tailored specifically for different colleges and majors. The plans can be used as...
In order to control and understand the spread of Avian Influenza in Africa, Cirad, a French organization that addresses international agricultural and development issues has created a website full of great features....
This "Guide for Teaching About Coastal Wetlands", from the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wetlands Research Center, helps students identify types of wetlands & understand the role of wetlands in controlling erosion,...
The Journal of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies has a new, sleek looking website for the Fall 2009 issue. The "Past Issues" are still available on the previous environment: Yale website, however, and...
This lesson plan from the Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center provides an example of what may be done on a tour of an actual nanotechnology laboratory. Such a tour gives students the...
This lesson plan from the Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center serves as an introductory exercise to get high school students excited about participating in classroom laboratory activities. The...
This resource is a series of 17 courses offered by Emerson Process Management - PlantWeb University on Foundation Fieldbus Technologies. These courses begin by teaching the basics, and ends by showing installation and...
This page from OP-TEC, the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education, features a number of program planning guides for infusing photonics education into existing curriculum. The program planning guides are...
Both ENDS is an organization that was started by Dutch environmental organizations in 1986. Their primary goal was to help environmental organizations in developing countries do their best work, since they often...
Created in 1965 by the North Carolina General Assembly, the Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is dedicated to improving "the safety, security, access and efficiency of all surface transportation modes through a...
Against the Odds is an online exhibit that is based on an in situ exhibit at the National Library of Medicine. The purpose of the exhibit is to demonstrate the "revolution in global health" that is taking place and to...
Careers in Welding is a portal jointly produced by the American Welding Society and Weld-Ed, the Nation Center for Welding Education and Training. Here, visitors will find information for educators, students, and...
The University of California has created a wonderfully informative website with the aim to "provide leadership and support for scientific research and education in agricultural and food systems that are economically...
The NACK Center is an organization committed to supporting two ?year degree programs in micro and nanotechnology. The center offers online educational material for curriculum enhancement in this subject field. One o...
In recent times, the ability of middle-class persons to secure adequate health care insurance has been compromised by a number of factors. These are the findings of a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
Textile World is a website for textile industry professionals, manufacturers, investors, as well as those who would like to offer students, young or old, a glimpse into the world of textile production. This website is...
Each of the seven modules in Technology and Environmental Decisionmaking, from the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), focuses on using science and critical-thinking skills to explore an...
International Journal of Modern Engineering Volume 8, Number 2, Spring/Summer 2008. A quarterly publication of findings from university research in the areas of industrial engineering topics. In this journal you will...
Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this podcast, Mike and Gordon broadcast this recorded panel...
Introductory physics courses targeting life science and premedical students are as challenging to teach as they are to take. Most students enroll in these courses to fulfill a requirement, and are anxious about the...
In December 2007, ASTRA (the Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America) released its report - Riding the Rising Tide: A 21st Century Strategy for U.S. Competitiveness and Prosperity. It echoes and builds...
This 30-minute presentation explores nanotechnology and the related career opportunities with experts in the field, and it follows a former Penn College student, Mark A. Atwater, as he completes his education at one of...
In a world in which advanced knowledge is widespread and low-cost labor is readily available, U.S. advantages in the marketplace and in science and technology are being eroded. A comprehensive, coordinated federal...
"It's All Fun and Games and Then Students Learn" is a session that was delivered at the SAME-TEC Advanced Technological Education Conference on July 30, 2008 by Karl Kapp, educational consultant and author. The...
2.12 Introduction to Robotics is a course that is offered through MIT's OpenCourseWare program. This course provides an overview of robot mechanisms, dynamics, and intelligent controls. Topics include: -planar and...
The Potto Project, which is a community collaborative effort to write quality textbooks for colleges, operates in the spirit of the open-content movement. The open textbooks that are available through the Potto Project...
White paper prepared by Dr. Mike Cooke surveys the coming changes and looks at how III-V quantum dots offer the prospect of fast non-volatile computer memory devices.
6.780 Semiconductor Manufacturing, a course through MIT's OpenCourseWare, covers statistical modeling and the control of semiconductor fabrication processes and plants. Topics covered include: design of experiments,...
This site provides information on various classroom assessment techniques (CATs) such as primary trait analysis, using anonymous assessments, goal ranking and matching, self assessment, active learning, transfer and...
The Classroom Assessment Techniques -- CATs (Angelo and Cross, 1993) within the FLAG are succinct, self-contained, self-instructional, web-based modules that introduce a broadly applicable technique for use in college...
This document reports on how key stakeholders in work force preparedness nationwide are responding to pressures of the skills race. Part 1 presents an overview of the skills challenge and the economic and social...
These webinar slides are from the webinar that was recorded 12/12/08. They have been turned into a PDF file. Are your classroom lectures designed to teach the new breed of student? One raised on a steady diet of video...
The Evaluation Center's mission is to advance the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation. The Center's principal activities are research, development, dissemination, service, instruction, and national and...
The Peer Review of Teaching Project (PRTP) provides faculty with a structured and practical model that combines inquiry into the intellectual work of a course, careful investigation of student understanding and...
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology- June 19, 2007 Subcommittee Hearing: The Role of Community Colleges and Industry in Meeting the Demand for Skilled Production Workers and Technicians in...
This video was created by Pennsylvania State University's Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization and explores the many career opportunities available in the field of nanotechnology, particularly in...
This investigation into the state of engineering technology programs began with a three-fold purpose: 1) quantify engineering technology program enrollment issues at the state level with particular emphasis on legacy...
These are the slides for the webinar recorded September 26, 2008. New learning tools are introduced on an almost daily basis. Educators have all they can do to keep up with the latest technology in their field, let...
This is a website dedicated to disseminating information for college students interested in mechatronics education in S.E. Michigan. The website contains curriculum information, descriptions of equipment and definitions...
Several high-level committees have concluded that current domestic and global trends are threatening America's global science and engineering (S&E) preeminence. Of the challenges discussed, few are thought to be as...
Mechanical Assembly and Its Role in Product Development is a course that is offered through MIT's OpenCourseWare program. This course presents a systematic approach to design and assembly of mechanical assemblies, which...
This Tutorial Guide is designed to familiarize you with the Fundamentals of Electricity and its elements. As you go through the guide, you will be presented with a series of topics. To help your retention, you will then...
The Technology Interface Journal is an online journal for the Engineering Technology profession serving education and industry. The Technology Interface Journal has been developed to provide professionals in the...
Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this video podcast, Gordon interviews the Cisco Packet...
Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this video podcast, Gordon interviews Pierre Thiry and...
This website from Sengpiel Audio includes a collection of links to technical conversions and other miscellanea rooted in audio technology. Simply type in the quantity of the unit and the engine calculates the requested...
This module is intended to help students to understand photovoltaic technology and its applications. The module could be used when students are studying energy technologies. A group of students might study this module,...
This site is the electronic version of a magazine for engineers and technicians. It has useful projects and information concerning the latest technologies. In particular it highlights "noteworthy design projects from...
Tapping into the web's conversation to inform, empower, and entertain - Lockergnome is here as a resource for people who are curious about the world of technology around them. Novices and experts are welcome to explore...
ATEEC and MIT's LFEE partnered to integrate environmental technology research into the classroom and community. This partnership was encouraged and funded by the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate...
This is one of 8 Teaching Tips focused on Assessment. Use this simple survey to get feedback from your students. It is ready to be printed off and used in the classroom. It offers 8 open-ended questions as well as an...
This booklet, created by Science Magazine in partnership with the L'Oréal Corporate Foundation, brings to the reader a collection of truly inspirational stories from women in all walks of life whose common passion is ...
This lesson plan from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry explores the history of piezoelectricity, with hands-on examples of how it?s used, models of why it happens, and how it is applied in nanotechnology. P...
Welcome to the NDT Resource Center. This site was designed to be a comprehensive source of information and materials for NDT and NDE technical education. The site was created by NDT professionals and educators from...
These are the slides for the NetWorks webinar Second Life in Education held on 3/28/08. Do you ever catch students snoozing behind their textbooks? Do you get blank stares during your PowerPoint presentations? Ever want...
Need a research tool, but would rather not buy it? You can rent it in a new nanofabrication facility with, 12,700 ft of clean room space to work in!Affordable rates provide you with the tools you need, as well as...
This is a free service from Google. In classrooms we are always looking for ways to facilitiate collaboration and project based learning. This enables students to access work from school or home. You can select any...
This website includes a report on U.S. Competitiveness, which is available for download in PDF format. Abstract: "If history teaches any lesson it is that no nation has an inherent right to greatness. Greatness has to...
Science News is the magazine of the Society for Science and the Public, and they certainly do deliver via their well designed website. There is a lot to read on the homepage alone and the material is pitched towards a...
Who Will Do the Science of the Future? is the summary of a symposium on careers of women in science. The symposium incorporated three panels of presenters: one focusing on the next generation, Science for All Students;...
As debates over energy resources continue to dominate public discourse, it is crucial that the American public have access to objective and authoritative information on such matters. This well-designed and thoughtful...
Created by Lang Moore and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to use contour plots and second-degree Taylor approximations to locate extreme points and saddle points of a...
Created by Lang Moore, Bill Mueller and David Smith for the Connected Curriculum Project, the purpose of this module is to establish the meanings of gradient and directional derivative in the context of a contour map of...
It is useful to understand how a high-level language program is translated into instructions. First, since implementing an embedded computing system often requires controlling the instruction sequences used to handle...
Power consumption is a particularly important design metric for battery-powered systems because the battery has a very limited lifetime. However, power consumption is increasingly important in systems that run off the...
Launched in September of 2004, the Chip History Center web site was originally developed by VLSI Research Inc. to be the semiconductor industry's History Channel on the internet to help strengthen the industry's...
This interactive website from the State University of New York at Buffalo provides a Light Emitting Diode (LED) Simulation. Users may select different factors and view the resulting outputs.
This website from Victoria Junior College contains an interactive simulation of full wave rectification. Slider bars allow the user to adjust capacitance and ohm levels. The simulation includes an animated graph.
Because embedded systems must perform functions in real time, we often need to know how fast a program runs. The techniques we use to analyze program execution time are also helpful in analyzing properties such as power...
This webpage includes an animation of a formation of a PN Junction Diode and its Band Diagram. This interactive applet is a good way to help students see the relationship.
This website is a place for teachers to share project based high school curriculum. These activities, resources and assessments can be adapted for the middle school level also. Areas include: -Visual & Performing Arts,...
This video, hosted by YouTube, includes a description of some educational technology careers. The video explores the outlook for the field and includes a power point-like presentation with information on careers in the...
This webpage features video courses funded by the Indian Government in the following areas (constantly being loaded as well):-Advanced Strength of Materials - (40 Lectures) -Basic Electrical Technology - (39 Lectures)...
PALS is an on-line, standards-based, continually updated resource bank of science performance assessment tasks indexed via the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and various other standards frameworks. The...
The Authentic Assessment Toolbox is a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics and standards for measuring and improving student learning. For more than ten years Jon Mueller has taught a graduate course...
The effect of the commutator is to produce a fixed spatial distribution of current directions in the armature conductors (shown as blue & green circles) independent of shaft rotation. The field created by these currents...
This website from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College features an animation of a simple diode rectifier circuit. A rectifier is an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC) to direct...
The Toolbox Repository is a bank of learning objects available for teachers and trainers to download for free use with their learners. Learning objects are small chunks of e-learning content for easy download and...
Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this audio podcast, Gordon and Mike discuss wireless...
Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this audio podcast, Gordon and Mike discuss the report...
Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this video podcast, Gordon interviews Elaine Johnson, the...
Gordon and Mike's ICT Podcast offers perspectives on the information and communication technologies (ICT) industries from Gordon Snyder and Mike Qaissaunee. In this video podcast, Gordon interviews David Hata, who is...
This webpage features an article by Donna Milgram of IWITTS that explores the gender differences in teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). There are gender differences in learning styles specific to...
This website has several resources from the Energy Skilled Trades Summit that was held in Biloxi, MS in August 2007. These include a podcast, powerpoint presentation, and white paper about the summit. It also includes...
This is the web page for the Materials Research Society, an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry, and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials...
This is an ebook which is available for free download in PDF format. The eLearning Guild conducted a survey of its members, asking for their favorite tips relating to strategies for effectively creating, managing, and...
This website is a page on National Instruments' message board describing how to use a Wii Remote controller to control many different types of electronic equipment that have a wireless interface. The conversation...
This website from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College features an animation of a buck converter. A buck converter is a step-down DC to DC converter. Its design is similar to the step-up boost converter...
Community colleges play an important role in starting students on the road to engineering careers, but students often face obstacles in transferring to four-year educational institutions to continue their education....
This free site is designed for instructors of all disciplines who would like feedback from their students about how the course elements are helping their students to learn. It is offered as a service to the...
Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." Courses structured in such...
St. Lawerence College of Ontario, Canada offers a two year program for students interested in becoming Energy Systems Engineering Technicians serving the alternative energy industry. The website offers a description of...
This webinar was held on April 18, 2008. Now that you understand what a learning object is and how to use them, it is time to create your own! Explore various types of learning objects and examine templates for...
Tech Directions is a company which offers a wide array of titles in the fields of technology, career and technical education and related industrial fields. The company offers books, project kits, posters and more for...
This resource is provided by the NanoEd Resource Portal, and is one of a number of nano lessons provided on the site. This lesson is "The Nanotechnology Module", which is a joint project with the Institute for...
This is a series of laboratory modules and exercises designed to teach an introduction to digital logic course. It was created by Clint Cole (owner of Digilent www.digilentinc.com). He has given permission to use it...
This video shows the proper procedure for going into a cleanroom that uses full hood, glasses, bunny suit, and boots. This video was made in conjunction with ST Microelectronics, MATEC, Maricopa Community College, and...
This website includes an animation which illustrates the ion implant process. Objective: Name the three common dopants used in implantation processes and explain the process of generating an ion beam from source to...
This website includes an animation which illustrates how a Plasma Etcher works. Objective: Describe all the steps used to load, etch, and unload a wafer from a plasma etcher. This simulation is from Module 048 of the...
This website includes an animation providing an overview of the sputtering processes. Objective: Identify the process of sputtering. This simulation is from Module 061 of the Process & Equipment II Cluster of the MATEC...
This website includes an animation depicting an overview of the metallization evaporation processes. Objective: Identify the process of evaporation. This simulation is from Module 061 of the Process & Equipment II...
This website includes an animation which illustrates the diffusion process. The two models that have been developed to explain the mechanism for the diffusion of dopants into silicon are the Vacancy model and the...
This website includes an animation of N-Channel Enhancement MOSFET Characteristic Curves. This simulation is from Module 001 of the Process & Equipment I Cluster of the MATEC Module Library (MML). To view other...
This website includes an animation of finished wafer to packaged integrated Circuits. Objective: Describe the wafer to packaged device process steps. This simulation is from Module 075 of the Process & Equipment III...
This website includes an animation which illustrates the chemical action of slurry in the chemical-mechanical planarization process. Objective: Explain the mechanical and chemical steps in the CMP process. This...
These are the slides for the webinar was recorded 10/24/08. It is no surprise that jobs are rapidly changing. But how does a program know about the changes, keep pace with the changes, and respond to them? Our invited...
The animation of the making of the CMOS Microchip.Objective: Determine the process steps needed to complete a CMOS device.This simulation is from Module 002 of the Process & Equipment I Cluster of the MATEC Module...
This website features a number of interactive educational games from MATEC. Games are available on the topics of semiconductor physics, implant process, implant equipment, oxidation process, photolithography, etch...
This website includes an animation which shows the plasma etching of silicon dioxide. In this type of plasma etching process, a chlorine gas and argon gas mixture is used. The chlorine gas neutral charge molecules bond...
These are the slides for the webinar recorded October 10, 2008. Description: Technicians, technologists, and engineers use knowledge, skills and the engineering method to make stuff: tools, structures, processes- to...
Ruth Reynard's article on the Campus Technology website provides helpful guidelines for properly directing the use of blogs within a course. The article details the following pitfalls: 1.Ineffective contextualization,...
This web site, hosted by Gateway Technical College, houses several learning objects and lectures using Flash animations and Camtasia videos in the following electronics topic areas: DC/AC ciruits, digital electronics,...
This is an article published on March 23, 2008. It describes that recent research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated that thin films made of "metamaterials"--manmade composites...
The SEWP Digest is a newsletter from the National Bureau of Economic Research's Science and Engineering Workforce Project. This issue features articles on nanotechnology. Covered topics include jobs in nanotechnology,...
This website includes an animation for the Workflow in the CVD Tool. Objective: The steps in the CVD process cycle will be a unique step in the recipe. There may be more steps, or minor variations, but most CVD process...
Across the nation, AAS programs in electronics engineering technology (EET) are seeing declines in their enrollments. Many programs have had to close. Reasons for this decline include the student misperception that...
Play the Questor Game to answer questions on photolithography. The objective is to explain the three (3) primary stages of the photolithography process. -Describe the steps the photolithography equipment uses to...
These are the slides for the webinar that was recorded on 04/10/09. This document illustrates how to effectively produce webinars. A webinar is a collaborative presentation that can include polling and question & answer...
This is an interactive Java tutorial, created by Michael W. Davidson of Florida State University, covering the principles of electromangentic wave theory. The user is able to adjust variables such as amplitute and...
The National Nanomanufacturing Network (NNN) is an open network for collaboration and information exchange among the nanomanufacturing research, development, and education community. The NNN is an alliance of academic,...
How RF energy creates the desired conditions for plasma. The objective is to explain the relationship between pressure and energy for initializing a plasma. This simulation is from Module 104 of the RF Energy and...
In the following simulation, hosted by Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC), the AC power will be used to create RF plasma. RF plasma also exhibit glow regions, dark spaces, and sheaths. The objective...
Results from the most extensive U.S. study on teens and their use of digital media show that America's youth are developing important social and technical skills online- often in ways adults do not understand or value....
The magnetic force of the ions can be compared to a pinball machine with three different masses. If the same impulse is applied to each ball, only the one with the ideal mass will "hit" the target. The objective is to...
This resource, hosted by Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC), is an animation of a mechanical booster (rotary lobe) pump. The objective is to describe the components and operation of a mechanical...
The animation of a rotary piston pump. This describes the rotary piston pump operation. This simulation is from Module 99 of the Vacuum Technology and Gas Control Cluster of the MATEC Module Library (MML).
The following animation shows how a load resistance results in increase in output power. Use the up and down arrow keys to change the load resistance. While viewing, note the following: power output peaks when load...
This website includes educational material on MEMS technology, products, and adaptive optics. The site also includes short video clips and many useful definitions and links. MEMS is an emerging technology which uses the...
There are many different ways in which the dual damascene process is used. The animation shows an overview of one process: -In the dual damascene process, a low-k dielectric is added. -CMP is used to remove dielectric...
This animation is an introduction to microscopy, scale, and applications of nanoscale properties. It introduces some of the tools that are used by scientists to visualize samples that are smaller than what we can see...
This document is a code of best practices that helps educators using media literacy concepts and techniques to interpret the copyright doctrine of fair use. Fair use is the right to use copyrighted material without...
The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies collaborates with researchers, government, industry, NGOs, policymakers, and others to look long term, to identify gaps in knowledge and regulatory processes, and to develop...
This 2005 article describes Intel's strategy to design for the environment. The article goes into Intel's goals for sustainability moving forward as well as the company's commitment to environmental protection.
Learners read how nanotechnology is creating new jobs in emerging industries while making others obsolete. This colorful and animated activity also looks at the types of products being created through the use of...
Created by Chris Jossart of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, this is an interactive object, learners follow six steps for analyzing a process in a manufacturing setting. This activity includes a drag-and-drop...
This website includes an animation which shows the stages that molecules go through as they move from the turbulent stage of viscous flow, transition into laminar flow, and then transition again into molecular flow. You...
A Bourdon tube gauge animation. The objective is to describe how a Bourdon Tube Gauge measures vacuum. This simulation is from Module 101 of the vacuum technology and gas control cluster of the MATEC Module Library...
In the simulation you will use controls (drop down menus) to adjust down force and platen speed parameters to determine an optimum CMP process recipe for focal semiconductor manufacturing. You may assume that focal is...
Animation of the workflow in the planarization tool. The objective is to describe the workflow of a planarization workstation.This simulation is from Module 069 of the Process & Equipment III Cluster of the MATEC...
Terry L.M. Bartelt of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center provides this interactive study of the operation and characteristics of an incremental optical encoder used in automated manufacturing applications. A brief...
Created by Kaye Krueger of Wisconsin Online Resource Center, this presentation allows user to read about how total productive maintenance can prevent breakdowns, defects, and a variety of other losses. This is a nice...
Created by Patrick Hoppe of the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, this primer introduces the student to the key terms and concepts associated with the silicon diode. This is a nice introductory flash presentation for...
Animation for a view of the MFC in operation; be sure to click on the "more info" buttons within the animation. The objective is to describe the operation of the MFC. This simulation is from Module 114 of the vacuum...
Forget 9-volts, AAs, AAAs or D batteries: The energy for tomorrow's miniature electronic devices could come from tiny microbatteries about half the size of a human cell and built with viruses.Read how three MIT...
Nanooze is a website that has been created to get kids excited about science and especially nanotechnology. The world that is too small to see is full of interesting stuff. Scientists and engineers are beginning to...
This 10-minute video discusses the ?nanotech boom in Berkeley, where researchers are working to unlock the potential of nanoscience.? The video is produced by QUEST, a KQED multimedia production, and can be shown in cla...
"Powers of Ten", the film made by Charles and Ray Eames in 1977, takes the viewer from the core of an atom to the edge of the universe, moving 10 times further every 10 seconds. The film is about scale and how we view...
Before nanotechnology can reach its full potential, researchers must understand the way things work on the nanoscale- which is often very different from the macroscopic world. One of these areas is light, and how light...
Trivia is a very straightforward game that asks learners to access previously learned content. This is a very good tool to use as a refresher or to help students prepare for an exam on the subject matter. Download the...
This website includes the abstract of the article. Users may request the full article via the internet, which will be emailed to them. The merits of complementary double dipole illumination using 193 nm exposure...
This paper is available through the Mentor Graphics website. Users may request the white paper via the website, and it will be emailed to them. Abstract: Through many years of semiconductor process evolution, the...
This site from Mentor Graphics includes various resources on nanometer design. Nanometer designs have not only grown in density and function, but also in data volume; a single systems-on-chip (SoC) design can produce a...
Use Buzzword Bingo as a tool to aid recall and recognition of key words, terms, or phrases that are relevant to your subject matter. It is played much like the traditional Bingo game, except that in place of numbers in...
Cultivating Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT provides an overview of current principles and practices for mentoring and developing IT professionals in higher education. Edited by EDUCAUSE Vice President...
This is a presentation by Wade Adams. This was his keynote address at the 2007 Arizona Nanotechnology Symposium on March 23 at Scottsdale Community College. With oil production reserves being a finite quantity in the...
These two lectures are aimed to give a practical guide to the use of a general device simulator (PROPHET) available on nanoHUB. PROPHET is a partial differential equation (PDE) solver that offers users the flexibility...
This webpage from Johns Hopkins University provides an introduction to Fourier series. The site describes Fourier series in the context of audio tones, and interactive applets that illustrate the concepts involved are...
This site from Parallax, Inc. gives some information about basic stamp microcontrollers. A Basic-Stamp microcontroller is a single-board computer. Parallax makes a variety of controllers; the BASIC Stamp II uses a...
Recently, EDA companies have been touting platforms as an answer to the challenges of handing off a design to manufacturing. Certainly as design becomes more complex, process variation becomes more difficult to control,...
This article from the Flow Control Network discusses magnetic flowmeters. To counteract the disadvantages of continuous AC magmeters, while retaining some of the advantages of pulsed DC meters, some suppliers have...
The authors apply the Toyota Production System to semiconductor manufacturing. They advance the idea that today a fab must be able to make many types of products at small volume. This represents a sea change for the...
This wikibook on nanoscience and nanotechnology gathers information about the various tools, methods and systems to provide students, researchers and everyone else an open-source handbook and overview guide to this vast...
Nanobliss is a gallery of visualizations of carbon nanotube and silicon structures. The dimensions of these structures range from nanometers to millimeters. The visualizations and the underlying fabrication techniques...
Nano Research is a peer-reviewed, international and interdisciplinary research journal that focuses on all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Submissions are solicited in all topical areas, ranging from basic...
PhysOrg provides the latest news and information in the areas of science, physics, technology, nanotechnology, earth science, electronic devices, and medicine.
This document from the Council for Adult and Experiential learning discusses the status of adult learning in the United States. State policymakers care now, perhaps more than ever before, about the educational...
This is the companion website for the textbook "Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems" by David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand. It includes a list of lab activities and video demonstrations, as well...
This open source book on WikiBooks will serve as an introduction to Digital Circuits. This book relies heavily on the concepts of Discrete Math, but will not require any previous knowledge of the subject because all...
Have you inherited a bell jar vacuum system and are scratching your head over how to set it up or are unsure of its operations or capabilities? Or do you want to do more with your bell jar vacuum? The forum on Bell Jar...
Welcome to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Connections Guide. The purpose of this program is to help you learn how to connect various audio-visual components, and how to incorporate them into your existing...
This PDF from the Center On Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) is a companion piece to the state-focused Greener Pathways Report, Green Collar Jobs in America's Cities: Building Pathways Out of Poverty and Careers in the Clean...
This energy tutorial is provided by the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC). The topics presented include fossil fuels, nuclear energy, solar energy, wind energy, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric, energy...
So what is nanotechnology, you ask? Nanotechnology is defined as the science and technology of building electronic circuits and devices from single atoms and molecules, or the branch of engineering that deals with...
Extreme ultraviolet lithography promises to be the key enabler for patterning semiconductor devices of the future, but a number of challenges remain.
This article from SPIE describes how dielectric breakdown and wet etching may provide a method of fabricating 3D nano- and microscale channels inside transparent dielectric materials. The article includes several...
This article from SPIE discusses how harnessing quantum interference enables single aromatic annulene molecules to function as transistors. The article includes several illustrations which help to demonstrate the...
This article is a comprehensive review of 193nm immersion lithography. It focuses on the materials and processes rather than the optical system of the tool. The article covers the history and current status of the...
This is a web site for emerging electronic designs and innovations. The site features a number of articles on electronic design related topics. Multimedia resources, including videos, are included. Twitter, Facebook and...
Working with a material 10 times lighter than steel -- but 250 times stronger -- would be a dream come true for any engineer. If this material also had amazing properties that made it highly conductive of heat and...
The mission of NanoLab, Inc. is to utilize nanoscale science and engineering to create high value products from carbon nanotubes, aligned carbon nanotube arrays, and other nanomaterials. This website provides an image...
Watch this video from Duke University. The cloak, made with advanced 'metamaterials,' deflects microwave beams and may find a variety of wireless communications or radar applications.
This website includes an animation of the chemical vapor deposition process. Objective: Identify the process of chemical vapor deposition. This simulation is from Module 054 of the Process & Equipment I Cluster of the...
This website includes an animation of a CMOS device and how it works. Objective: Identify the required electrical variables that allow a CMOS device to operate. This simulation is from Module 001 of the Process &...
In the Leak Detection simulator, you will perform the vacuum testing ("outside-in") method of leak detection with a mass spectrometer leak detector. You will control a helium spray probe and monitor a readout for the ...
This article on the website of The Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) discusses a new approach which allows integration of biosensors into electronics. The article illustrates that direct...
This article from SPIE discusses an electron-beam-lithography technique which fabricates diffractive optical structures such as classic Fresnel-zone-plate lenses with fine features. Diffractive optical elements are...
This book will cover the design and implementation of programmable logic devices (PLDs) using the Verilog, VHDL, and System C Hardware description languages. It is not meant to be a comprehensive reference to these...
This material was produced as part of a 4-part ten hour course designed to introduce the scope of nanotechnology. Use is hereby granted for educational purposes only. By viewing this material, you agree that you will...
Flat World Knowledge offers textbooks for free online for educational or personal use. They also offer convenient, low-cost textbook choices for students in different formats including print, audio, by-the-chapter, and...
This website from Live Science looks at a multitude of topics and the latest news and/or inventions in the topic. Topics include: Nanotechnolgy, Science, Robots, Biotechnology, Inventions, Technology and more. Each page...
This website features theories on how people learn. The resource is useful for scholars in various fields such as instructional design and human-computer interaction. The theories of learning are grouped into paradigms,...
This article from the Programmable Logic Design Line website gives an in-depth tutorial on how to design an FPGA (field programmable gate array) from scratch. The article includes a design checklist and a step by step...
This website, created by Live Science, provides current information on what is happening in technology. The site features videos and textual information on broad technical topics, including electronics, robotics, energy...
This website from Live Science looks at developments in robotics. The site includes interactive features, images, multimedia and news items. Teachers interested in beginning a unit on robotics will find many useful...
USB is now a mature technology yet many people are not using it since they perceive it as "too complicated." To date, all USB books and most USB technical articles have presented USB as a "technical wonder" and the...
The Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems charts a path beginning with current nanotechnology capabilities to advanced systems. The Roadmap is a first attempt to lay out a step-by-step course of development that...
Provides services and information for coral reef researchers and the public. Site FAQs cover technical background on coral reef biology, ecology, biodiversity, and coral diseases. Other resources: coral literature...
In this activity, students investigate the distribution of large earthquakes (magnitude greater than 6) in Southern California. Using online maps of earthquake epicenters in Southern California and the Los Angeles Basin...
NASA's Discovery Program wants students to design their own mission to explore the Solar System. Based on the award-winning video, Unlocking the Mysteries, this activity takes students along on NASA's Discovery missions...
This poster with classroom activities is related to NASA's Space Interferometry Mission. It introduces measurement and scale using hands-on activities. It includes in-class activities that can be demonstrated using...
This Web site is an on-line version of a poster and educator guide describing the cosmic origin of the chemical elements. The poster illustrates our connection to the chemical elements and their origins. The educator...
Students in grades 5-9 will enhance their knowledge of NASA spacecraft and scientific facts as they assemble this colorful model. The cover of this four color tri-fold contains background information about the TIMED...
Students perform a version of the 1800 experiment in which a form of radiation other than visible light was discovered by the famous astronomer Sir Frederick William Herschel.
The Sun-Earth Media Viewer is a Flash-based interactive tool kit. The viewer allows users to watch real-time NASA satellite images of the Sun and the Earth. The materials are updated on a regular basis, and viewing the...
This guide provides an overview of 16 NASA missions studying the structure and evolution of the Universe. A description of the science and educational programs for each mission is provided, along with a list of other...
Solar Week is a week of online curriculum with daily topics on the Sun, including Sun as a Star, the Sun Close Up, Solar Activity, Eclipses, and Careers. Each day contains a game, an activity, topical questions, a...
Space Mysteries are a series of inquiry-driven interactive Web explorations, which take advantage of the student's natural curiosity to build critical thinking and analytical skills. The mysteries include AlienBandstand...
This poster, first printed around 1998, focuses on the topic of space weather. The front gives overview images and the back tells the story of Sun-Earth connections with additional images. It also contains an...
This educators guide uses NASA's mission to Saturn (Cassini-Huygens) as real-world motivational context for learning fundamental, standards-based concepts in science. It includes six constructivist lessons, an FAQ, and...
Stellar Cycles is a performance task - an assessment tool to determine student understanding of stellar evolution. Teacher guides and materials are available in powerpoint, PDF and HTML formats. An answer key is...
Students will enhance their knowledge of NASA spacecraft and scientific facts as they assemble this colorful mobile. Each element of the mobile contains an image and one fact or scientific concept. The cover contains...
This guide instructs teachers in classroom use of the MELTS software package. MELTS is a software package designed to facilitate thermodynamic modeling of phase equilibria in magmatic systems. It is used by scientists...
This guide provides instructions for educators on how to access and use coral radioisotope data for classroom activities. The data consist of Sr/Ca ratios and Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) for coral samples near...
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, a...
This activity demonstrates what a dipole magnetic field looks like in 3D. It was developed because the commonly used classroom demo (iron filings on a sheet of paper on top of a bar magnet) leads to student...
Leonard Nimoy narrates this animated 13-minute glimpse of NASA's Dawn mission that was launched in October 2007. The movie features a look into the planning, instrumentation and technological challenges of this mission...
This resource explains TOXMAP environmental toxicology data and how to access, manipulate, and use it in the classroom. TOXMAPS are online environmental health maps published by the United States National Library of...
This guide instructs educators on the classroom use of transect station data from the Mote Marine Laboratory. This data, from the Phytoplankton Ecology Program, consists of hydrographic conditions (temperature, salinity...
This guide introduces educators to the use of ocean color data in the classroom. The data, from NASA's Ocean Biology Processing Group, are used to examine biological activity and physical and biological interactions in...
This guide provides educators with information on the classroom use of buoy data from the Global Drifter Program. This data is produced by an array of over 1000 drifting buoys, monitored by satellite, that make...
This guide provides instructions for educators on the classroom use of seismic data from the Broadband Seismic Data Collection Center (BSDCC). BSDCC collects and distributes seismic data from several regional networks...
This guide introduces teachers to the use of data on fish species diversity and relative abundance in the classroom. The data, from the Reef Environmental Educational Foundation (REEF), are collected by divers at sites...
This set contains images with information about: Our Solar System, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Asteroids, Jupiter, Moons of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Charon, and Comets.
This one-page litho describes the science conducted by NASA-s Swift satellite mission and provides an activity for students. It was produced in September 2004 for distribution at the Swift Launch. Swift's primary goal...
This article provides a brief introduction to the processes of weathering and erosion in desert environments. Topics include the differences in the way these processes proceed in wet and arid environments, the role of...
This guide provides illustrated descriptions of 46 common and important varieties of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock found in the San Francisco Bay region. Rock types are described in context of their...
This report describes the results of a major United States Geological Survey (USGS) geologic and oceanographic study of the Gulf of the Farallones, adjacent to the San Francisco Bay region. The first of its kind, the...
This portal provides access to maps, data, and other information on the distribution and frequency of natural hazards in the United States. The material is arranged into seven categories: earthquakes, floods, hurricanes...
This site is the homepage of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) tsunami warning center for Alaska and the west coast of the United States. Users can access current tsunami information through...
This guide provides introductory information about rocks and minerals. Topics include some of the common rock-forming minerals, what rocks are made of, and where they come from (the three basic rock types). There are...
This online publication illustrates the spatial history of urban growth and corresponding land use change in sixteen areas around the United States. It features pairs of images of selected urban regions from across the...
This portal provides access to maps, aerial photographs, books, booklets, posters, CDs, digital data, and satellite imagery, many of which are useful for teaching about Lewis and Clark. These resources can be used in an...
Project Shine (Shaping High-quality Integrated Nebraska Education) focuses on Problem-Based Learning (PBL) professional development activities for secondary and college faculty in collaboration with business and...
This four-page fact sheet provides a brief summary of the analysis of land use in urban environments. Topics include the rapid growth in urban populations, some of the methods used to analyze land use change (mapping,...
This collection of historic topographic maps goes back to the late 19th century. Comparison of maps of the same area from different times allows users to observe changes in land use over time. The maps can be searched...
This color poster shows how we use minerals in our everyday life. It depicts common household items (furniture, appliances, plumbing fixtures, personal products, etc.) which are keyed by number to short descriptions...
This poster summarizes common uses of mineral resources in our homes, offices, and equipment we use daily. It shows a diagram of a house surrounded by various mineral names and some of the products made from them. There...
This collection of thirteen cards, designed for the younger reader, depicts solar system objects such as planets, comets, asteroids, and the Sun. The front of each card displays a color image of a solar system object;...
The Warped Galaxy lithograph is one in a series designed to bring the latest Hubble Space Telescope images into the classroom. In the educational activity, In Search of ... Galaxies, students are introduced to the topic...
This educational web site explores the desire shared by past civilizations and today's society to observe and study the sun. The site features two interactive modules, which include satellite images, aerial photographs,...
This Hubble Space Telescope image of M101 showcases a spiral galaxy's well-known features. The text describes the features that are common to all spiral galaxies. In the accompanying educational activity, In Search...
This educators guide provides content and classroom activities about galaxies, galaxy morphology, x-ray properties of galaxies, and evidence for dark matter in galaxies. The classroom activities have been designed to be...
This lesson plan from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center presents materials on the sombrero galaxy. In the lesson, students make comparisons, conduct research, organize their materials, and present a report describing...
Over the centuries our collective knowledge about the Sun and its direct connection to our planet has continued to grow. Visit this Website for new essays, and related images, each month related to the theme of how...
This series of articles describes the uses of mineral products in sports and sporting equipment. The site also explores minerals use in safety applications in the workplace. A series of reading material sheets are...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) polar-obriting satellites monitor the ozone levels around the globe. The ozone layer acts to protect life on Earth by blocking harmful ultraviolet rays from...
This collection of nine trading cards focuses on the three types of galaxies: spiral, elliptical, and irregular. Each card displays a color image of a galaxy on one side and describes the galaxy's type, its location...
Exploring Magnetism in Solar Flares is part of a series of guides highlighting the importance of magnetism in Earth and space sciences. It contains four activities exploring solar flares while addressing science, math,...
In 2001, the Mars Odyssey spacecraft discovered significant amounts of water ice buried in the high latitude regions of Mars. This exciting discovery, based upon data from the Mars Gamma Ray Spectrometer, helped...
In this computer-based exercise, students analyze realistically simulated X-ray spectra of a supernova remnant and determine the abundances of various elements in them. In the end, they will find that the elements...
This module is the fifth in the Fire Ecology and Management Series. The question of whether or not to remove trees after a wildfire is among the most contentious issues related to wildfire management. This...
This module is the third in the Fire Ecology and Management Series. The module is designed for courses that support natural resource disciplines such as Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Science. Although the module...
This module is the sixth in the Fire Ecology and Management Series. This module is an adaptation of a previous NCSR module and is designed to provide students with the skills to objectively evaluate articles published...
With coverage of food science, the Neanderthal genome, and oil extraction via algae, the Science multimedia page has something for just about everyone. At the top of the page, visitors will find the "Science Podcast"....
The Online Science website created by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is for those visitors who are too far away, too busy, or too wary of Chicago traffic to visit the Museum. There are "Videos",...
This module is the fourth in the Fire Ecology and Management Series. The module is designed for courses that support natural resource disciplines such as Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Science. Although the...
This module is the second in the Fire Ecology and Management Series. The module is designed for courses that support natural resource disciplines such as Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Science. Although the...
The ATETV project delivers web-based videos to connect students to careers in advanced technology. This episode of ATETV focuses on just how much input community colleges receive from industry. The first part of the...
This module examines the production of genetically modified organisms as an environmental issue. Potential environmental impacts of genetically modified crops are emphasized, although human health concerns are also...
This module introduces the idea of interconnectedness among ecosystem components and describes a number of scenarios that illustrate the concept. Interconnectedness is a fundamental ecological concept, a