National Science Digital Library

Serving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • AlgoViz.org: The Algorithm Visualization Portal

    AlgoViz.org is a gathering place and code repository for users and developers of algorithm visualizations (AVs) and a gateway to AV-related services, collections, and resources. Visualizations are grouped by topic, and subjective evaluation data on the visualizations from a pedagogic ... (more)

    AlgoViz.org is a gathering place and code repository for users and developers of algorithm visualizations (AVs) and a gateway to AV-related services, collections, and resources. Visualizations are grouped by topic, and subjective evaluation data on the visualizations from a pedagogic perspective is often included. The site also provides links to research literature and allows one to share their visualizations. There are also forums for using, developing and teaching with AlgoViz materials. (less)

  • A Mathematical Way to Think About Biology

    Collaborative networks of biological and quantitative scientists have formed in the past several years with hopes of benefiting clinical research. This video collection is designed to help interdisciplinary scientists better understand biological systems using quantitative reasoning. In addition to a ... (more)

    Collaborative networks of biological and quantitative scientists have formed in the past several years with hopes of benefiting clinical research. This video collection is designed to help interdisciplinary scientists better understand biological systems using quantitative reasoning. In addition to a brief review of algebra and calculus, the course includes basic introductions to modeling the dynamics of protein levels, population dynamics with cell-cell interactions, population dynamics with mutation, uncertainty analysis, stochastic dynamics, linear algebra, differential equations, and oscillations. (less)

  • American Museum of Natural History

    The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the world's preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum advances its mission to explore and interpret human cultures and the natural world through a wide-reaching program ... (more)

    The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the world's preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum advances its mission to explore and interpret human cultures and the natural world through a wide-reaching program of scientific research, education, and exhibitions. Its collections of online resources extend this reach by offering authoritative science content to educators and learners of all ages. (less)

  • AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository

    AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for those in community and technical colleges, but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as ... (more)

    AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for those in community and technical colleges, but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout. (less)

  • AMSER LAR Collection

    AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for those in community and technical colleges, but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as ... (more)

    AMSER (Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources and services built specifically for those in community and technical colleges, but free for anyone to use. AMSER is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of the National Science Digital Library, and is being created by a team of project partners led by Internet Scout. (less)

  • Animal Diversity Web

    Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology hosted by the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. It provides descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially phyla, classes, ... (more)

    Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology hosted by the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. It provides descriptions of levels of organization above the species level, especially phyla, classes, and in some cases orders and families. Hundreds of hyperlinked pages and images illustrate the traits and general biology of these groups. This component of ADW is prepared by professional biologists. It also offers thousands of species accounts that may include text, pictures, photographs, and movies of specimens and/or sound recordings. Student authorship of species accounts is an essential feature of ADW. A web-based template ensures a consistent format for species accounts, and instructors and ADW staff review and edit them before they are added to the site. (less)

  • Ask A Biologist

    Explore the world of biology and meet biologists. This site helps preK-12 students, their instructors and parents learn about the living world and find out why biology is so cool that someone would do it for a living. There are ... (more)

    Explore the world of biology and meet biologists. This site helps preK-12 students, their instructors and parents learn about the living world and find out why biology is so cool that someone would do it for a living. There are activities, stories, images, podcasts, puzzles and word games for different educational levels. (less)

  • Association for Middle Level Education

    The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) collection focuses on STEM curricula, middle grade pedagogy and assessment, young adolescent development, leadership; and professional development. The collection has resources for educators, classroom teachers, principals to develop more effective schools. The goal ... (more)

    The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) collection focuses on STEM curricula, middle grade pedagogy and assessment, young adolescent development, leadership; and professional development. The collection has resources for educators, classroom teachers, principals to develop more effective schools. The goal of ALME is for schools to be academically excellent, developmentally responsive, and socially equitable for every young adolescent. AMLE provides professional development, journals, books, research, and other valuable information to assist educators on an ongoing basis. (less)

  • Atomic Archive

    This site explores the science, history, and consequences of the invention of the atomic bomb. It offers information about the events and decisions that led to the development of the bomb and the events and decisions that followed, from Hiroshima ... (more)

    This site explores the science, history, and consequences of the invention of the atomic bomb. It offers information about the events and decisions that led to the development of the bomb and the events and decisions that followed, from Hiroshima and Nagasaki to today's post-Cold War era. For users who wish to understand how nuclear weapons work, the site explains basic atomic physics, nuclear fission, and nuclear fusion. It also explores the effects of nuclear weapons and ponders several "what-if" scenarios. The history section tells the stories of the first nuclear reactor and the first nuclear test in New Mexico's desert. A Resource Library includes historical documents and biographies of the nuclear pioneers, including J. Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein, Edward Teller, Enrico Fermi, Hans Bethe, and many others. The site offers educators such teaching aids as interactive maps, animations, a timeline of the nuclear age, and a glossary of terms. The Nuclear News section offers topical summaries of current events pertaining to nuclear issues. (less)

  • Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers

    This collection provides resources that help elementary educators teach hands-on science, integrate literacy and science and incorporate polar science topics into their existing curriculums.