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101 Crazy Theories About Dinosaur Extinction
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This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or ...

This document presents a number of theories, both plausible and implausible or even humorous, for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Links to a glossary are embedded in the text. A reading list and links to related sites are also provided.

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The 1882 Transit of Venus: Observations from Wellington, South Africa
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The transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event that has been ...

The transit of Venus is a rare astronomical event that has been well documented throughout history. The most recent transit occurred in June of 2004, and the one before that took place more than 100 years earlier in 1882. This site from the South African Astronomical Observatory provides information and first-hand observations of the 1882 event from Wellington, South Africa. Just prior to the event, an observatory was erected at the Huguenot Seminary for girls, and some of the historical observations made from that site in 1882 are provided here for your perusal.

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1900 Air Pollution
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This article and included graphs,from the web site accompanying the FRONTLINE NOVA ...

This article and included graphs,from the web site accompanying the FRONTLINE NOVA special What's Up with the Weather?, reveals how atmospheric carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxides from coal- and oil-burning power plants, cars, and other fossil-fuel-burning sources have climbed along with the world population, with as yet unknown effects on the climate system.

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1964 Alaska Earthquake
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This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what ...

This video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, explores what happened during the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964 through original footage, first-person accounts, and animations illustrating plate tectonics. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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20G Centrifuge
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This NASA page is an image set illustrating the 20g centrifuge at ...

This NASA page is an image set illustrating the 20g centrifuge at the Ames Research Center. The photographs include two of human subjects strapped in the place at one end of the centrifuge arm.

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2MASS Atlas Image Gallery at IPAC
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The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC website provides an image ...

The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC website provides an image gallery of the solar system's objects, Jupiter's moons, H II regions, star formation regions, and reflection nebulae, open star clusters, globular star cluster, young stellar objects, planetary nebulae, supernova remnants, various IRAS sources, galaxies, as well as galaxy groups and clusters.

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2MASS Second Incremental Data Release Gallery
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On July 14, NASA announced the public release of a huge collection ...

On July 14, NASA announced the public release of a huge collection of images (1.9 million) from the Two-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), the most thorough census of stars ever made. Using two automated, 51-inch telescopes, one in Arizona and the other in Chile, the three-year-old survey has so far taken images of half a million galaxies and 162 million stars. By its completion, the survey's catalogs will contain more than 300 million objects. A sampling of these images has been placed online at the 2MASS site at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) at the California Institute of Technology. The twelve-page gallery contains some amazing images, including the center of the Milky Way, the Sombrero galaxy, the Crab Nebula, and the Dark Nebula, offered as large thumbnails which link to a full-sized image. Users can learn more about 2MASS at the survey's homepages at Caltech and the University of Massachusetts.

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300 Years of Gravitation
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This text was written in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Newton's ...

This text was written in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica and provides numerous review papers written about gravity. The papers cover the problems with Newtonian gravity and the main principles of modern gravitational theory, including general relativity, black holes, inflationary cosmology, dark matter, and string theory unification.

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Werner Israel
3-2-1 POP!
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In this physics activity, learners build their own rockets out of film ...

In this physics activity, learners build their own rockets out of film canisters and construction paper. Learners discover how a chemical reaction (from a mix of water and Alka-Seltzer) creates gas pressure to propel the craft. The activity explores the three states of matter and Newtonäóťs Laws of Motion.

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3...2...1 Puff!
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In this activity, learners build small indoor paper rockets, determine their flight ...

In this activity, learners build small indoor paper rockets, determine their flight stability, and launch them by blowing air through a drinking straw. This lesson plan includes procedures for the two part activity, background information, diagrams for making Ares 1 paper rockets, discussion questions, extensions, and black-line masters for learners.

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3C273 Activity: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet...
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This activity from Chandra Education shows how to calculate the velocity of ...

This activity from Chandra Education shows how to calculate the velocity of the energetic jet coming from quasar 3C 273. The page includes full solutions and explanations of the observed phenomena. This is the last activity in a set of six developed by Chandra about 3C 273.

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3-D Model of the Big Dipper
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Students see firsthand that stars and constellations are not arranged in a ...

Students see firsthand that stars and constellations are not arranged in a flat, 2-D pattern in this Moveable Museum unit. The five-page PDF guide includes suggested general background readings for educators, activity notes, step-by-step directions, and a Big Dipper map. Students make their own 3-D models of the Big Dipper using readily available materials and examine their models, observing the 3-D constellation from new perspectives.

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The 3-D Universe
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A 2-D map is a great guide here on Earth—and virtually worthless ...

A 2-D map is a great guide here on Earth—and virtually worthless for finding your way around in outer space. Take a 3-D look at mapping our solar system and universe. This Moveable Museum article, available as a printable PDF file, looks at how astronomers use data to create 3-D models of the universe. Explore these concepts further using the recommended resources mentioned in this reading selection.

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The 40-inch Telescope from the Inside
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This web site, hosted by the University of Chicago Dept. of Astronomy ...

This web site, hosted by the University of Chicago Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, is an image gallery of the Yerkes 40 inch refracting telescope--the largest refractor in the world. It includes views of the telescope, the machinery that turns it, and the observatory building. Links go to other parts of the Yerkes website.

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50th Anniversary of NASA
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After 50 years, NASA has a great deal to celebrate, and this ...

After 50 years, NASA has a great deal to celebrate, and this site offers a rich multimedia journey through their first half-century. Things get started with an introduction by a rather friendly robot who gives a brief explanation of how to navigate the site. After that, visitors are treated to a few tunes from the 1950s (such as "Tutti Frutti") and they can click on the headquarters building to watch clips from early NASA films and then move on to "meet" T. Keith Glennan, NASA's first administrator. And that's just the 1950s, visitors can similarly move through the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, accompanied by music, archival video clips, and so on. It should be noted that the site is graphics-intensive, and visitors will benefit from viewing the site on a computer with a high-speed Internet connection.

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77 Degrees South
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This resource introduces students to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the largest ...

This resource introduces students to the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, the largest area on the continent that is not covered by ice. Materials include a map and some brief facts about Antarctica and the valleys, such as size, location and physical properties (temperature, precipitation and others), and an online journal in which participants in the Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project discuss what it is like to live and work there. The journal entries include descriptions of some of the organisms that inhabit the extreme environments of the valleys, physical features of the valleys, and the strange mummified bodies of animals such as penguins and seals that have been preserved in the cold, dry climate. There is also a glossary of acronyms used in the project and a set of links to other websites with additional information about the Dry Valleys.

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AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment
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The AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science Atlas of Population ...

The AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science Atlas of Population and Environment is an important analysis of the relationships between human population and the environment. Through text, maps, and diagrams, the Atlas illustrates how population affects the world's ecosystems and natural resources both in the short and long term. Using sophisticated mapping and graphic techniques, the Atlas provides quantitative analyses of the important links between such factors as human population density, rates of growth, migration, resource consumption, and technologies, and the state of the global environment. These links are explored across the content areas of natural resources, land use, the atmosphere, waste and chemicals, ecosystems, and biodiversity. The Atlas draws on research and data from a number of academic institutions and international organizations, including the United Nations, its specialist organizations and agencies; the World Resources Institute; the Center for International Earth Sciences Information Network; Oak Ridge National Laboratory; U.S. Geological Survey; and the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre. The Atlas was produced to provide a concise, science-based compendium of information on the population and environment topics so important to the realization of a sustainable future.

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AAPT New Faculty Workshop
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This web page provides information and contacts for the New Faculty Workshop ...

This web page provides information and contacts for the New Faculty Workshop hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), in conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the American Physical Society (APS). This annual conference helps new faculty understand how students learn physics and astronomy and suggests how this information can impact a new professor's teaching methods. The workshop is intended for faculty in the first few years of their initial tenure-track appointed at a four-year college or university. Materials from presentations at the 2005 workshop can be downloaded through the "View attached documents" link below.

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ABC Science Podcasts
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The "ABC" in question here happens to be the Australian Broadcasting Corporation ...

The "ABC" in question here happens to be the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and they have come up with a smashing collection of science podcasts. Visitors can sign up to receive new podcasts via RSS feed, but they should definitely test the waters here by listening to any one of Dr Karl's "Great Moments of Science" or an edition of "Talking Science", which features interviews with various luminaries in the worlds of science. Further on down the homepage, visitors will encounter programs that deal with the mind ("All in the Mind"), the world of occupational health ("Life Matters") and the philosophical musings of thoughtful people ("Ockham's Razor"). Overall, there is some very delectable material here, and one can imagine that such podcasts could be passed along to science classrooms everywhere.

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