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Here are some links which
be helpful for students and teachers of science.
You will find modern
myths and other errors on various web sites, even some of
which should be authoritative. Always read with critical
attention. Don't be afraid to question. Cross
Look for consistent cause and effect relationships. Be
accept a conclusion provisionally, knowing that with further study
may have to throw it out.
Natural History Museum of Los
Franklin Institute Science Museum
Field Museum of Natural
A science project activity may
consist of the analysis of raw data collected by interplanetary
spacecraft, satellites, or other sources. There are web sites
which provide raw data in the form of images, or tabulated
measurements, which can be analysed to test hypotheses. These
the same data being used by professional scientists in their
These sources also provide teachers with "real life" data for use
Sources of raw data:
Southern California Earthquake Center
The Star Trails Society
For elementary grades,
following the "cook book" directions for a
demonstration, or building a model might be an acceptable science
By middle school, the student should be able to explain how the
experiment/observation fits into the cycle of scientific thinking
and to relate it to its appropriate field of science. The
student should demonstrate understanding of the project by being
to answer questions of "how" and "why" as well as "what", and
significance of the project in the context of science in general.
no guarantee as to the safety, practicability, suitability, or
of any project. Whether in hard copy or on the Internet, all
subject to typographical and other errors. I have read
which could not possibly produce the results described.
and conclusions are sometimes subject to modern
myths and other fallacies. Always cross check with
Samples of science
ideas and kits
Fair Idea Exchange
Seismology at the
For those who want individual study,
with or without credit.
On Line Classes
FTA Course Catalog
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students any time, any place, online at their own pace.
Here are other sites which
with mis-information in science teaching.
Is the Book really right?
Glossary of Mathematical
Here are some sites which
offer a variety of information related to science projects, science
teaching, lesson plans, and research.
Sites of general interest:
downloadable resources for teachers
"Lingo21" Translation services
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