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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 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
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
DLESE Community Collection
Date Added:
06/01/2001
ATTRA - The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
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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
Date Added:
06/02/2008
Active Galaxies Pop-up book
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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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
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Active Galaxies Pop-up book
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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
Date Added:
11/05/2006
Advanced Thermodynamics for Engineers
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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
Date Added:
06/29/2007
The Air We Breathe
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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
Date Added:
03/05/2004
Alaska: A Bird's Eye View
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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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
Date Added:
08/31/2003
American Chemical Society - Chemistry Education Resources
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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
Date Added:
01/25/2012
American Mathematical Society Books Online
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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
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
02/19/2010
Applied Management Science: Making Good Decisions
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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
Mathematics
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.
Date Added:
05/10/2007
Aquarius: the World's Only Underwater Laboratory - Lessons (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
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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)
Date Added:
08/29/2001
Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier
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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
Date Added:
06/29/2004
Atomic Spectral Line Broadening Bibliographic Database
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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
Date Added:
11/08/2007
BSCS: The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
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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
Date Added:
10/30/2014
BYU Optics Education
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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
Date Added:
08/02/2011
Basic Liquid Chromatography
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This is a complete textbook of liquid chromatography by Yuri Kazakevich and Harold McNair on the Web. It is extraordinarily comprehensive in its coverage of fundamental chromatographic theory and instrumentation.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Chemistry
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Kazakevich, Yuri
McNair, Harold Monroe, 1933-.
Date Added:
05/17/2011
The Basics of MRI
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This textbook contains a comprehensive tour of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including the underlying mathematics and physics, image processing, and also job opportunities. This textbook also includes homework problems with solutions.

Subject:
Technology
Life Science
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Hornak, Joseph P.
Joseph Hornak
Date Added:
10/13/2005
The Basics of MRI
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An introduction to magnetic resonance imagining, which is based on the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), a spectroscopic technique used by scientists to obtain microscopic chemical and physical information about molecules. See, in particular, The Mathematics of NMR: Exponential Functions, Trigonometric Functions, Differentials and Integrals, Vectors, Matrices, Coordinate Transformations, Convolutions, Imaginary Numbers, and The Fourier Transform. Includes a glossary, a list of symbols, and references. The text is available in English, Italian, and Russian.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
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
Author:
Hornak, Joseph P.
Date Added:
04/21/2007
Basics of NMR
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Dr. Joseph Hornak of the Rochester Institute of Technology presents this high quality hypertextbook for in-depth coverage of the physics and technique behind Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) (For Dr. Hornak's Basics of MRI, see the August 4, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). The material is presented in a detailed and clear manner without over simplifying the concepts. Chapters include "The Mathematics of NMR," "Spin Physics," "NMR Spectroscopy," "Fourier Transforms," "Pulse Sequences," and much more. A chapter on "NMR Hardware" offers an overview of components (like the superconducting magnet and various coils) used in most NMR systems. The "Practical Considerations" chapter emphasizes spectroscopic techniques. With the screen split into two separate frames, explanatory graphics can be viewed alongside the text. A glossary and a list of symbols are also included in this carefully produced textbook.

Subject:
Technology
Education
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
Author:
Hornak, Joseph P.
Date Added:
10/31/2005
Basics of Radio Astronomy
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This online workbook is used for training teachers and volunteers who wish to operate the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope. The students in this district operate the telescope from the Apple Valley location. Also, students and teachers across the country can register to operate the telescope from their own classrooms. This workbook can also be used as a resource for information on how radio telescopes work, the fundamentals of the electromagnetic spectrum, thermal and non-thermal radiation, 21-cm hydrogen line, Kirchhoff's laws of spectral analysis, the Doppler effect, coordinate systems, and the SETI project.

Subject:
Technology
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Diane Fisher
Fisher, Diane
Date Added:
12/01/2003