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Chemistry Resources For The Secondary Education Teacher On The WWW


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Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology This link is lost!
Harcourt and Academic Press have put on the internet "the largest scientific dictionary ever compiled in the English language."

Engineers Week
This site focuses on engineering as a career and National Engineers Week (held each year in February).

The Exploratorium
This site contains online exhibits, activities, news, and links to many science (and some chemistry) sites on the WWW. They also feature ten "cool" science, art, and education sites each month.

Frank Potter's Science Gems
An extensive source of science resources on the internet.

A free, publicly available website devoted to math and science education. "The idea for Getsmarter.org came from Al Berkeley, Vice-Chairman of The Nasdaq Stock Market. The goal, which has been realized on this web site, was to give K-12 students a voluntary, no-risk opportunity to assess their own academic achievement, compare themselves to students around the world and enhance their learning."

Solar panels
A site explaining the types of solar panels and how they work.

The Mad Scientist Network
The MSN is a collective group of scientists from around the world which fields questions in different areas of science. But there's much more here than this. A few examples are the Random Knowledge Generator or the Edible/Inedible Experiments Archive.

National Science Education Standards
Several science teaching and scientific organizations asked the National Research Council in 1991 to coordinate the development of national standards for improving the science education of the nation's youth. The National Research Council, which coordinated the development of the standards, distributed for public comment 40,000 copies of a draft to thousands of individuals and hundreds of groups. The resulting document - the National Science Education Standards - represents wide agreement about what is important in science education. This site provides the latest information on these standards. (You can read the book online for free!)

Bill Nye the Science Guy
The official site for Bill Nye's television show. Has some useful information and resources including printable activities related to his TV programs. (Read the tragic news about Bill Nye!)

Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab leans mainly towards the chemical sciences, but does contain some other science material. This site has many lab activities and experiments for youger scientists, but also contains book reviews, science links, puzzles, riddles, weird science questions, and more.

Science Across the World
SAW is a global project that enables science students from around the world to study global science issues together.

The Sciences Explorer
This site provides a wonderful starting place for any major field of science. They have innovative activities, experiments, various tours, "factoids", crossword puzzles, related links, and more.

Science Service Science Training Programs
The Science Service Science Training Programs directory "is the only comprehensive catalog of science, mathematics and engineering enrichment programs for pre-college students (from kindergarten to high school) and teachers." These enrichment programs cover a wide variety of scientific disciplines, and are available throughout the United States at a variety of institutions - predominately colleges and universities.

The Why Files
The Why Files consists of alternating weekly features that explore the science in the developments that make the news headlines. U.S News & World Report wrote this about the site: "Clear, fun explanations of the science behind the headlines." Features are cataloged in an easily searchable archive and are regularly updated to keep pace with new developments in science. The site also offers a Cool Science Image feature and gallery with pictures obtained from the front lines of science, images infrequently or rarely seen in traditional popular media such as newspapers and television. Their boundaries are broad -- from outer space to cellular biology, from dinosaurs and dragon lizards to the statistics of political polling. To help teachers integrate the content into lesson plans and curricula geared to the National Science Education Standards, they have linked their content to specific standards. "Using news and current events as a springboard to explore science and the larger issues it raises, we hope to show science as a human enterprise and a way of looking at the world."