Some sweet soul has put Powers of Ten online. If you've never seen it, I can't recommend it enough: Powers of Ten is a short film by Charles and Ray Eames, whose work you may have previously sat in . The film starts on a picnic blanket in Chicago and zooms out 10x every 10 seconds until the entire universe (more or less) is visible. And then they zoom all the way back down into the nucleus of an atom.
Resources » Web Links » Undergraduate Science Education Undergraduate Science Education This Web page offers links to sites addressing undergraduate education reform, inquiry-based learning and other related topics. The following listings are grouped first by fields within science and then into several general categories. Some of the sites fall into more than one category and may therefore appear multiple times. The sites offer strategies for educational reform at the undergraduate and K-12 levels, lists of links and many resources of educational information.
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The Great Lakes Planetarium Association/Minneapolis Planetarium present Come along on a journey to the stars with University of Illinois astronomer Jim Kaler in a brand new planetarium production written and produced by the Great Lakes Planetarium Association in conjunction with the Minneapolis Planetarium. Nichelle Nichols (Chief Communications Officer Uhura from the original Star Trek ) and Dr. Kaler narrate this three-part personal look at astronomy. The show begins with a child's curiosity , moves on to the science of gravity , light, the spectrum , and how they help us decipher the lifestyles of the stars , then ends with reflections on the deeper meanings of astronomy in our own lives.
Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs Downloadable and very printable, I find these PDFs extremely useful. Tip number one! Though I do return the correct header for a PDF, sometimes Explorer gets confused when downloading... So if you're running Windows, you may need to right-click a link and choose "Save link to disk".
Welcome to Earth and Moon Viewer. Viewing the Earth You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun , the Moon , the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude , from a satellite in Earth orbit , or above various cities around the globe. Images can be generated based on a full-colour image of the Earth by day and night, a topographical map of the Earth, up-to-date weather satellite imagery , or a composite image of cloud cover superimposed on a map of the Earth, a colour composite which shows clouds, land and sea temperatures, and ice, or the global distribution of water vapour . Expert mode allows you additional control over the generation of the image.