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14. Resources: Science and Math

SCIENCE
 

Astronomy

www.stellarium.org  Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/celestia/   Celestia is an application for real-time 3D visualization of space, with a detailed model of the solar system, over 100,000 stars, more than 10,000 galaxies, and an extension mechanism for adding more objects.

 

http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html Earth and Moon Viewer; see a view of most major cities as seen from a satellite, as well as world's current cloud cover. *

Weather
 

Present Weather Conditions & Forecasts

www.wunderground.com Click on any state on the map to see a list of major cities within the state and the current weather.

http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet Look up current national temperatures, satellite and Doppler radar photos of your state, a 24-hour forecast for your state, storm warnings, hurricane warnings, rainfall totals, earthquake activity, and other info; also includes links to other weather sites

www.accuweather.com

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General Weather Information

http://www.severewx.com Severe weather and tornado resources, including pictures; all types of weather information

 

Medicine

http://www.medscape.com/px/urlinfo Medical News: contains the latest medical news, a medical dictionary, and links to such specialties as AIDS, internal medicine, psychiatry and women's health. *

http://www.nih.gov/ National Institutes of Health: contains the latest medical press releases. Linck on Institutes and Offices tofind numerous links to other organizations, such as the national Eye Institute, the national Insittue on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. *

Physics

http://howthingswork.virginia.edu/home.html How Things Work: This is the site of Louis A. Bloomfield, physics professor and author of the book How Things Work: The Physics of Everyday LIfe. He answers a myriad questions about physics. *

 

MATH

One of the most helpful sites is the "Khan Academy" on You Tube. It has an incredible amount of helpful explanations about a wide range of problems in mathematics!

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html  National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for numbers and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probability 

Ask Doctor Math is also on the Web: answers questions about all branches of mathematics for all levels (elementary, middle, high school, college and beyond). However, Khan Academy is the best!

http://www.geogebra.org/cms/    Free mathematics software for learning and teaching

http://crazycalculations.com   Quick and easy ways to calculate anything