Search Results (295)

selected filters:
  • Textbook
300 Years of Gravitation
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

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.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Stephen Hawking
Werner Israel
AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

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.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Simulation
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
DLESE Community Collection
ATTRA - The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This organization promotes sustainable agriculture. Their website provides publications on production practices, ...

This organization promotes sustainable agriculture. Their website provides publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, and organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable ag activities.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Active Galaxies Pop-up book
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

The Active Galaxies pop-up book is a very large rectangular pop-up book ...

The Active Galaxies pop-up book is a very large rectangular pop-up book with foldouts that was developed for use in classrooms for grades 5 and up and for special needs audiences. Active galaxies, a major scientific target for the GLAST mission, contain super-massive black holes at their cores, and sometimes emit jets of particles and light. When opened, a model of an active galaxy with jets pops up out of the center. One foldout contains explanatory information for the parts of the galaxy depicted in the central pop-up as well as a glossary, while the other contains a well-tested classroom activity: Tasty Active Galaxy. The back of the book features a cartoon story -How the Galaxy Got Its Jets.

Subject:
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NASA
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Active Galaxies Pop-up book
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This large pop-up book with foldouts contains a 3D model of an ...

This large pop-up book with foldouts contains a 3D model of an active galaxy with jets that pops up out of the center. Active galaxies, a major scientific target for the GLAST mission (renamed Fermi in 2008),contain super-massive black holes at their cores, and sometimes emit jets of particles and light. One foldout contains explanatory information for the parts of the galaxy depicted in the central pop-up, as well as a glossary, while the other contains a classroom activity, the "Tasty Active Galaxy." The back of the book features a cartoon story: "How the Galaxy Got Its Jets."

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Textbook
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Although the basic theories of thermodynamics are adequately covered by a number ...

Although the basic theories of thermodynamics are adequately covered by a number of existing texts, there is little literature that addresses more advanced topics. In this comprehensive work the author redresses this balance, drawing on his twenty-five years of experience of teaching thermodynamics at undergraduate and postgraduate level, to produce a definitive text to cover thoroughly, advanced syllabuses. The book introduces the basic concepts which apply over the whole range of new technologies, considering: a new approach to cycles, enabling their irreversibility to be taken into account; a detailed study of combustion to show how the chemical energy in a fuel is converted into thermal energy and emissions; an analysis of fuel cells to give an understanding of the direct conversion of chemical energy to electrical power; a detailed study of property relationships to enable more sophisticated analyses to be made of both high and low temperature plant and irreversible thermodynamics, whose principles might hold a key to new ways of efficiently covering energy to power (e.g. solar energy, fuel cells). Worked examples are included in most of the chapters, followed by exercises with solutions. By developing thermodynamics from an explicitly equilibrium perspective, showing how all systems attempt to reach a state of equilibrium, and the effects of these systems when they cannot, the result is an unparalleled insight into the more advanced considerations when converting any form of energy into power, that will prove invaluable to students and professional engineers of all disciplines.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Desmond Winterbone
The Adventure of Echo the Bat
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

This pop-up book was designed for K-4 students to introduce them to ...

This pop-up book was designed for K-4 students to introduce them to remote sensing. By following Echo's journey through Arizona they become more familiar with map use and remote sensing images. After completing this book, children ages 5-6 should be able to distinguish between what a satellite sees and what Echo sees, be able to identify patterns and color in the satellite image and compare these to what Echo sees, and begin to extend the concept that texture is not only how something feels but is also how something looks. Older children (ages 7-9) should begin to describe what the satellite is seeing by just looking at the satellite view and they should also be able to describe the location of patterns and colors (i.e., square patterns of irrigated crops are near rivers and green forests are on top of mountains) and make more elaborate observations about texture in the satellite images. A set of activities reinforce the four basic themes or concepts fundamental to interpreting satellite imagery: perspective, shape and pattern, color, and texture.

Subject:
Technology
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
The Adventures of Amelia the Pigeon
Conditions of Use:
No Strings Attached
Rating

This interactive adventure engages children in a story-based scenario that emphasizes concepts ...

This interactive adventure engages children in a story-based scenario that emphasizes concepts of remote sensing and how NASA scientists use satellite imagery to better understand the Earth's environmental changes. It introduces students to Earth science concepts, beginning with classifying objects in satellite images by shape, color and texture, building a foundation for interpreting and understanding remote sensing. The story is set in New York City, chosen for its size, diversity and the visibility of prominent features in satellite imagery. Lesson plans to accompany the adventure are in development. Recommended for: children ages 5-10.

Subject:
Technology
Geoscience
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
NASA
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
The Air We Breathe
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This picture book is designed to introduce children to the Earth's atmosphere ...

This picture book is designed to introduce children to the Earth's atmosphere and its importance to life on Earth. It also introduces how the addition of new gases (e.g., ozone) contributes to changing the quality of air we breathe. With an understanding of how our atmosphere works, we can begin to understand how our activities may be contributing to some of those changes in air quality. The back cover includes a short demo/activity called Making a Gas You Can’t See (Carbon Dioxide).

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Textbook
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Alaska: A Bird's Eye View
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada ...

In this web-based, interactive story, Tutangiaq (Too-tang-geye-ack - nicknamed 2T), a Canada Goose, flies across Alaska looking for his family. As he flies, he tells children about the fascinating 49th state. Children learn how Alaska was purchased from the Russians, and other facts about the state. They can also compare the size of Alaska to other states. 2T takes a flight across the volcanic chain in Alaska and helps the students to interactively explore how scientists monitor volcanoes from satellite images in near-real time. At the coast, the bird also meets his Walrus friend who shows him how the sea ice edge has receded and gives an example of an adverse effect on marine life. Finally, 2T arrives in Fairbanks where children use satellite imagery to help 2T find and unite with his family.

Subject:
Technology
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Textbook
Provider:
Alaska Space Grant Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Algebra 2
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This downloadable text features over 200 math problems that very closely follow ...

This downloadable text features over 200 math problems that very closely follow the standard curriculum for high school Algebra 2 courses, but with a strong emphasis on space science and astronomy. Fourteen chapters featuring on-grade-level Algebra 2 concepts and skill areas including statistics, probability, conics, trigonometry, complex numbers and matrix algebra. Science topics are drawn from all areas of planetary, solar and astrophysics, in addition to space exploration and rocketry.

Subject:
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
American Chemical Society - Chemistry Education Resources
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

The chemistry education resources that the American Chemical Society has placed on ...

The chemistry education resources that the American Chemical Society has placed on its website are quite impressive, and are a must see for teachers, motivated students, and even parents. Visitors will find "Classroom Resources" that range from "Elementary/Middle School" to "Two-Year Colleges" to "Graduate Education," near the top of the homepage. Also included on the Education Resources page are the categories of "Exams, Assessments, Study Aids," "Professional and Program Development," and "Student Programs." The latter category offers some "Games" with fun names in the Elementary and Middle School section. There is "Avogadro's Element Hunt," where students help Avogadro, a mole with glasses and green shoes, to find chemical elements in three rooms of his house. "Meg A. Mole's Bouncy Ball Factory" has a blue-shoed mole making a ball out of starch, borax and glue, but she waits for the student to decide how much of each goes into the mixer.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
American Mathematical Society Books Online
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) was founded in 1888 in order to ...

The American Mathematical Society (AMS) was founded in 1888 in order to further mathematical research and scholarship. Since that time, they have embarked on a number of outreach programs designed to educate the public about the importance of various mathematical endeavors. In the past several years, they have been developing the AMS Books Online website, and it's quite a resource. The works were all originally published by the AMS, and they can be browsed by author or subject. The subject headings include analysis, general interest, logic and foundations, and number theory. Users can download individual chapters from each book, and there are currently over thirty books available on the site. Visitors should make sure and check back, as there are plans to add books to the site periodically.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Applied Management Science: Making Good Decisions
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

Hossein Arsham, Professor of Management Science and Statistics at the University of ...

Hossein Arsham, Professor of Management Science and Statistics at the University of Baltimore, developed this site for his Applied Management Science course. The intent of the course is "to provide decision makers and analysts with tools that provide a logical structure for understanding problems as well as mathematical techniques for solving the problems that have been formulated." The web site contains notes on the methodology of management science, implementation of management science projects, optimization, linear programming, and formulation of network problems.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Arsham, Hossein.
Aqua: AIRS, AMSU, HSB, AMSR-E, CERES, MODIS
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This brochure provides an overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and ...

This brochure provides an overview of the Aqua spacecraft, instruments, science, and data products Aqua, Latin for water, is a NASA Earth Science satellite mission named for the large amount of information that the mission is collecting about the Earth's water cycle, including evaporation from the oceans, water vapor in the atmosphere, clouds, precipitation, soil moisture, sea ice, land ice, and snow cover on the land and ice. Additional variables also measured by Aqua include radiative energy fluxes, aerosols, vegetation cover on the land, phytoplankton and dissolved organic matter in the oceans, and air, land, and water temperatures. Note: this guide was produced before Aqua was launched; for the most recent information on Aqua, go to http://aqua.nasa.gov.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Aquarius: the World's Only Underwater Laboratory - Lessons (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This is the education section of a larger site about the Aquarius ...

This is the education section of a larger site about the Aquarius underwater habitat in the Florida Keys. It includes classroom activities exploring concepts of buoyancy, pressure and light; a series of classroom activities exploring the biology of corals; and an on-line book about coral reef biology.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Textbook
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This website allows teachers to review three editions of the Astronomy: Journey ...

This website allows teachers to review three editions of the Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier textbook. This website also provides teachers and students who are currently using the textbook resources that can be useful like web links, quizzes, images, and an ask the author discussion board.

Subject:
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Atomic Spectral Line Broadening Bibliographic Database
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

A database containing Physical Reference Data is available online from the National ...

A database containing Physical Reference Data is available online from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (mentioned in the August 16, 1996 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). Atomic Spectral Line Broadening Bibliographic Database, includes 800 references containing "numerical data, general information, comments, and review articles." Users can conduct fielded searches (e.g., Element, Mechanism, etc.) of Papers with Numerical Data or General Interest Papers without Numerical Data, or search via Additional Criteria such as Author and Journal. Results yield listings of the articles but no hyperlinks.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Material Type:
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
BSCS: The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

BSCS is a nonprofit corporation that develops and supports the implementation of ...

BSCS is a nonprofit corporation that develops and supports the implementation of innovative science education curriculum for students in kindergarten through college.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Shodor
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
BYU Optics Education
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
Rating

This web site contains the resources developed for an upper level optics ...

This web site contains the resources developed for an upper level optics course. It includes a full textbook and video resources for both labs and demonstrations.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Justin Peatross
Michael Ware