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View Resource The Galileo Project

This site, created by Albert Van Helden of Rice University, offers information about the history of Galileo and other significant astronomers. There is also a section with several labs for interested students. The page also features a biography of Galileo, chronology of events, family members of Galileo, portraits of astronomers, short biographies of other prominent scientists, impacts of science...

View Resource A Compact for Postsecondary Education

This paper focuses on how states can better align postsecondary education with their economic needs, which will position them to compete in the global economy by producing a highly-skilled workforce and by unleashing postsecondary education institutions? power to innovate. A truly innovative postsecondary system must do the following: 1. Foster among its graduates the critical skills and c...

View Resource Exploring the Environment

Exploring the Environment is part of NASA's "Classroom of the Future." This is a collection of learning activities and resources focused on scientific literacy through environmental issues. An exploratory, problem based Learning approach is used. Some of the features include learning modules (basic, comprehensive, and advanced) and a teacher page that includes module notes, software, external...

View Resource The Museum of Unworkable Devices

This site, authored by Donald Simanek of Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, includes a collection of diagrams and pictures of devices, many patented, whose intended operations violate the laws of physics. The site focuses mostly on perpetual motion machines, but also has pages on simply impractical devices or artistic impossibilities. The site is also available in Portugese.

View Resource Making Math, Science and Technology Instruction Accessible to Students with Disabilities

DO-IT serves to increase the success of people with disabilities, especially in fields where they have traditionally been underrepresented, such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. DO-IT uses technology to maximize the independence, productivity, and participation of students with disabilities in academic programs and careers. DO-IT activities help individuals with...

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