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Doing Science: An Introduction to Physical Science (etext)
"This text concerns learning the fundamentals of physical science by doing science as science is done...This manual was developed to accompany a one semester introductory physical science course, Fundamentals of Physical Science (PHS 110), at Arizona State University."
By Susan Wyckoff, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Arizona State University

ENC Online: A K-12 Math and Science Teacher Center
"The Best Selection of K-12 Mathematics and Science Curriculum Resources on the Internet."
- Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education
"The Clearinghouse is a component of the Educational Resources Information Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Our goal is to provide access to the best information available for teaching and learning about science, mathematics, and the environment.

Exploring the Nanoworld
"The objective of this website is to introduce you to the tools that let us "see" atoms, manipulate them, and create nano-architectural wonders. Investigate the frontiers of the nanoworld by learning how materials are customized to create everything from atomic trampolines to DNA to ferrofluids to semiconductors that give off blue light!"
- University of Wisconsin - Materials Research Science and Engineering Center on Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces

Fermilab Education Office
Sections include: Lederman Science Center ; Teacher Resource Center ; Quarknet ; Physics Data ; LInC Online ; Fermilabyrinth ; Science Adventures ; Prairie Resources ; Online Instructional Material ; Friends of Fermilab.

Girls Go Tech
"Girl Scouts is challenging all corporations and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government entities and policymakers, parents and families, and the media to take action to ensure that girls have full access to every opportunity for education and careers in math, science and technology."
Sections include: Resources by Age Group ; Activities ; Careers ; Links
- A Girl Scout Initiative

Nature - Alien Empire
"This special multimedia Web companion to the three-week [PBS] NATURE miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects, with amazing graphics, sound and animation, enhanced video, and activities for kids. Read the articles to learn more about how insects reproduce, live together in society, migrate, and battle for survival. Check out our animated musical multimedia presentations on monarch butterflies, mayflies, and bee anatomy and behavior. View video clips from the programs, including an enhanced streaming video clip for higher-speed visitors. Solve our Insect Scramble puzzles -- we've created one for each section. Check out our list of insect resources in print and on the Web. And in a fun activity for kids, print out our cricket and butterfly mask patterns, then follow the directions to make masks you can really wear!"
- PBS Online

NSTA Webwatchers' Science Guides
"Lists of pre-selected web sites to hep YOU teach key subjects."
Sections include: K-4 Science Guides ; 5-8 Science Guides ; 9-12 Science Guides.
- National Science Teachers Association

Resources in Science and Engineering Education
"There are well-defined instructional techniques that make teaching more effective...This Web site offers guidance on what those techniques are and tips and resources for using them. If you have a specific aspect of teaching in mind, click on the link to 'Education-related papers' on the left and then click on your topic if it is listed. Otherwise, just enjoy browsing."
By Richard Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University

Southeastern Michigan Math-Science Learning Coalition & Michigan Reach Out!
Sections include: Science Lessons & Quick Activities ; Wandering Wizards ; Science Mentoring ; Tech Clubs ; Career Presentations ; Job Shadowing ; Tours ; Career Fairs ; College & Career Planning ; Tutorials ; Summer Camps ; Study Skills ; Classes & Programs.
Engineering & Computer Science Dept., University of Michigan

WISE - The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment
"WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine real-world evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Our curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current science curriculum, and your grade 5-12 students will find them exciting and engaging. A web browser is all they need to take notes, discuss theories, and organize their arguments... they can even work from home!"

See also our separate Earth Science Education page.

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