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View Resource Creatures of Light

What exactly are "creatures of light?" As it happens, they are those organisms that employ bioluminescence, the "generation of light by living things." This dramatic online exhibit from the American Museum of Natural History complements an in situ exhibit that explores the world of these creatures. The materials here are divided into four primary sections, including Meet the Curator, Behind the...

View Resource Chemdex

The Sheffield Chemdex has been online since 1993, and remains a handy resource for those persons with an interest in chemistry. The site is maintained by Mark Winter of the chemistry department at the University of Sheffield and it contains several thousand annotated links that cover everything from inorganic chemistry to chemistry puzzles and quizzes. First-time visitors will note that the...

View Resource Atomic Energy & Nuclear History Learning Curriculum

How did the atomic age start? It's a very good question and this digital exhibit from the Oregon State Universities Libraries Special Collection offers some wonderful archival material that tells part of this story. The materials here are divided into 17 different sections, including The Manhattan Project, Civil Defense, and Nuclear Engineering. Each of these sections includes various ephemera...

View Resource IDEALS: Integrated Design Engineering Assessment and Learning System

The Transferable Integrated Design Engineering Education (TIDEE) consortium was created in the mid-1990s at Washington State University in order to offer continuous improvement in engineering design education. On TIDEE's helpful website, engineering students and others can examine "learning experiences that will enable them to acquire specific knowledge and skills for design-related educational...

View Resource The Science of Sleep and Daily Rhythms

Created as part of the BioEd initiative at the Baylor College of Medicine, this fine guide to the science of sleep and daily rhythms was authored by Nancy P. Moreno, Barbara Z. Tharp, and Gregory L. Vogt. The 32-page document is designed for use in a variety of classrooms, and it contains activities, worksheets, and information about how sleep studies are used to improve performance across a wide...

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