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  • Acoustics and Vibration Animation, created by Dan Russell, Ph. D., Prof. of Acoustics at Penn State. This site includes detailed explanations & formulae in addition to the animations.
  • ChemEd DL: The Chemical Education Digital Library, is a rich collection of resources for the study of chemistry. It also includes “Periodic Table Live,” an interactive periodic table that provides detailed information and multi-media on the elements, models, tutorials, and more.
  • ComPADRE, Resources and Services for Physics Education, offers simulations, tutorials, etc.
  • Eric Weisstein’s World of Science, an encyclopedia of astronomy, scientific biography, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.
  • Learn Chemistry, offers numerous resources including simulations, videos, handouts, tutorials, and more.
  • MetEd: Teaching and Training Resources for the Geoscience Community, includes lessons, links to other relevant resources, etc.
  • NASA, offers extensive collections of information, images, and other resources, including:
    • Earth Observatory, offers images, news, articles and more related to the earth, its features and environment.
    • JPL: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “learn all about JPL’s missions, from the Mars Curiosity rover to Cassini at Saturn, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the fleet of satellites that monitor our home planet.” Includes news, video, and images.
    • NASA: YouTube: offers several YouTube Channels, including JPL, Hubble Space Telescope, and more.
    • NASA’s SoundCloud, is “a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions.”
    • Solar System Exploration, provides extensive information and resources, including video, audio and interactive resources on the solar system.
  • Physics Central, from the American Physical Society, this site offers a wide range of resources, for varying ages/grade levels.
  • Physics.org, this resource from the Institute of Physics includes a database of reviewed sites, frequently asked questions, as well as information on careers in physics.
  • Planetarium, from Neave Interactive, this site allows visitors to view the stars from any location at any time of day or night, any date. It also provides data on planets, stars and constellations – just hover over the objects. To see the sky from your location, you may allow the site to save your location by clicking “Set to my location”, and then view the sky from home in the Planetarium, rain or shine, day or night.
  • Science.gov “searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.” Includes topics in physics, chemistry, astronomy, and more.
  • USGS, more than just geology, the U. S. Geological Survey website provides information and resources related to other sciences in addition to geology.

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