Yah, I know some of us are winding down from schooling for the summer months, but I can’t help but stay on the lookout for resources I know I’m going to be needing again all too soon. I’ve come across some interesting science things of late that I want to check out – perhaps you, too, can find something useful. For your perusal: Free Online Textbooks and Curriculum Chemistry Packets: 13 units of chemistry; also has links to YouTube chemistry videos Classic Science Life: free life science e-textbook to download; either download by chapter (there are 36) or by unit (9 units); online courses also offered MS Nucleus: free science curriculum, K – 6 and some secondary Science Interactives and Videos Annenberg Learner : animations on a number of topics, including volcanos, DNA, the rock cycle and others; also has interactive on subjects other then science wickED: animations about the earth, including plate tectonics, the rock cycle Bytesize Science: chemistry videos ilabcentral: virtual lab
MAKE HOMEMADE SCIENCE TOYS AND PROJECTSUniversities with the Best Free Online Courses -- Education-PortFree online courses are offered by real schools. Learn which courses are available, what topics they cover and which ones lead to real college credit. Online Courses for Credit All of the schools listed below are well-known universities with a variety of free online course offerings. Students who would like access to flexible online learning that can be used to earn college credit might want to consider Education Portal's courses on such areas as business, math, science, foreign languages, the social sciences and humanities. Business 103: Introductory Business Law - Survey the history of American law and the legal system before exploring the ins and outs of contract law, property law, labor law, sales and torts. Free Online Non-Credited Courses Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University offers non-credit courses and materials through its free courseware program, the Open Learning Initiative. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Tufts University University of Michigan
Space Time Travel – Relativity Visualized5 Really Weird Things About WaterWater, good ol' H2O, seems like a pretty simple substance to you and me. But in reality, water - the foundation of life and most common of liquid - is really weird and scientists actually don't completely understand how water works. Here are 5 really weird things about water: 1. Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold Water Take two pails of water; fill one with hot water and the other one with cold water, and put them in the freezer. In 1963, a Tanzanian high-school student named Erasto B. Thankfully, Mpemba didn't back down - he convinced a physics professor to conduct an experiment which eventually confirmed his observations: in certain conditions, hot water indeed freezes before cold water*. Actually, Mpemba was in good company. But how do scientists explain this strange phenomenon? 2. Everybody knows that when you cool water to 0 °C (32 °F) it forms ice ... except that in some cases it doesn't! Note: Similarly, superheated water remains liquid even when heated past its boiling point. 3. 4.
200 Free Online Classes to Learn AnythingWritten by: Thomas Broderick Universities, colleges, and private organizations offer free online college courses to help students acquire new knowledge and skills. These courses cover a variety of traditional academic topics and other subjects that can lead to career advancement and personal enrichment. Most online courses provide an introduction to a topic, although there are some intermediary and advanced courses. Some free college courses use the term massive online open course (MOOC). Benefits of Open Courses Free online college courses allow students to learn from home, a significant advantage for learners who prefer to eliminate a commute. In a free college course, learners can explore new academic topics without incurring high tuition costs. Open courses can also expose students to new hobbies. Should You Take Open Courses? Free online college courses appeal to individuals who want to learn without going into debt or making sacrifices to their personal and professional lives.
Ideas - TREEFINDERMy subversive attempts to do something useful. The Rotary Piston Array Machine -- Air-Sea Temperature Difference Engine -- Solarthermal Power Generator The Rotary Stirling Engine The Wave Pump Heat Engine With No Compressor Portable Tent Platform The rotary piston array (RPA) is the possibly most compact and most elegant machine to transform the volumetric change of gas into shaft work and vice versa. It can be used as pneumatic motor, steam engine, gas compressor, vacuum pump and the like, but also as part of new heat or combustion engines which – like the Stirling engine – open new ways to harvest renewable energy. Other possible uses are refrigeration and air-conditioning. The idea has been overlooked for at least 110 years, as some old patents indicate, and it seems to have been reinvented several times (e.g. The machine comprises an array of equally shaped twisted rotors with parallel axes. Air-Sea Temperature Difference Engine Solarthermal Power Generator Wellenpumpe.pdf (German) ...
Einstein for EveryoneEinstein for Everyone Nullarbor Press 2007revisions 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Copyright 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 John D. All Rights Reserved John D. An advanced sequel is planned in this series:Einstein for Almost Everyone 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 ePrinted in the United States of America no trees were harmed web*bookTM This book is a continuing work in progress. January 1, 2015. Preface For over a decade I have taught an introductory, undergraduate class, "Einstein for Everyone," at the University of Pittsburgh to anyone interested enough to walk through door. With each new offering of the course, I had the chance to find out what content worked and which of my ever so clever pedagogical inventions were failures. At the same time, my lecture notes have evolved. Its content reflects the fact that my interest lies in history and philosophy of science and that I teach in a Department of History and Philosophy of Science. This text owes a lot to many. i i i
50 Really Cool Online Tools for Science TeachersA 21st-century education revolves around the Internet for everything from collaboration, tools, lessons, and even earning degrees online. If you are looking for ways to integrate online learning into your science class or science degree programs, then take a look at these cool online tools that are just perfect for both teachers and students. Science Tools to Use with Students These tools offer opportunities for learning about climate, cells, the human body, nature, and more. ChemiCool. AP Tools Whether you are setting up a new AP curriculum or are just looking for additional material to use with your AP science students, these tools will help. Advanced Placement Biology. Websites and Resources for Science Teachers These websites are chock full of amazing resources and tools for science teachers. Discovery Education. Calculators Use these informative environmental calculators with your students. Ecological Footprint Quiz. Online Games Online Science Games. Google Earth Google Earth Ocean.
Molecular Workbench - DatabaseMolecular Workbench offers interactive, visual simulations and activities that have been widely used in science teaching for students of all ages. Our database is designed to provide teachers and students with easy access to our model-based activities. The activities are derived largely, but not entirely, from projects of the Concord Consortium sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The models are primarily of interactions of atoms and molecules, or rule-based genetics. All activities are accompanied by: colored icons to indicate degree of support technological requirements links to concepts and disciplines links to standards links to some textbooks Activities can be accessed by typing an activity number in the field Jump to Activity at top right. Note: This database is in development.