A glossary of scientific terms
and short biographies that support our science education. All definitions link to related terms and
to free, detailed science learning modules. Though geared for high
school and undergraduate student's using our website, the glossary and
modules are appropriate for anyone generally interested in science.
Newton's Cradles demonstrate the conservation of momentum and energy. Touching a ball connects an elastic band between your finger and the
ball enabling you to throw, fling, or swing the ball around.
Each week, we focus on science topics that are in the news and try to
bring an educated, balanced discussion to bear on the scientific issues
These videos are 2 to 3 minutes in length and demonstrate the steps of
simple science experiments. The experiments are designed to inspire and
excite kids of all ages, with very little set-up time and using only low
3D Cell Stimulation and Stain Tool
Enjoy the ability to rotate the cell 360 degrees and zoom in on any cell
structure. Choose from our list of cell structures to learn more about
how each structure functions and relates to the other components of the
cell. There are over 250 image combinations to explore!
Great Migrations HD by National Geographic
Think you can successfully guide wave after wave of migrating animals
through dense forests, raging rivers, desolate plains and untamed
jungles while dealing with failing health, unpredictable environments,
and sheer exhaustion? Use your wits and skill to keep your animals from
being attacked by hungry predators and on the path toward safety! The
fate of millions is in your hands!
Newtonian Gravity Simulator is a simple gravitational force simulator.
Try to get virtual objects in orbit around a virtual planet. Or, set up
your own virtual objects with custom masses and starting velocities, and
watch the objects interact under the simulated gravitational forces.
Potentially set up stable orbits, or maybe even a binary orbit. Based on
the concept of the Newtonian equation for gravitational force,
k*m1*m2/r^2. Good for conceptual educational use.
Chemical Reaction is a fast paced challenge, where
you race against the clock to save a scientist's lab from destruction
by stabilizing strange chemicals. As you progress through each exciting
level, you will be met with new types of chemicals, posing new
challenges. Can you save the lab form destruction?
Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth you can fly to far corners of the planet with just
the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial
imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including
high-resolution imagery for over half of the world's population and a
third of the world's land mass.
The NASA App collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of
dynamically updated information, images and videos from various online
NASA sources in a convenient mobile package. Come explore with us.
Periodic Table of the Elements
This is a standard periodic table of the elements - a necessity for
anyone interested in or even exposed chemistry. However, the version
differs in that instead of cramming all the information for an element
into one little square, you can select a chemical attribute and have the
entire chart color coded to plainly show how the different elements
vary with regard to the selected trait.
Go Sky Watch Planetarium
GoSkyWatch Planetarium now for the iPad. Easily and quickly identify and
locate stars, planets, constellations and more with a touch or by
simply pointing to the sky. Have fun with family and friends discovering
the images in the night sky. Go outside and explore the night sky.
Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive
structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when
it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed
structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage,
case studies, and links to modern research
GPS based, real-time access to USDA-NRCS soil survey data. This application retrieves graphical summaries of soil
types associated with current geographic location, based on
a user defined horizontal precision. Sketches of soil profiles are
linked to their official soil series description (OSD) page. Soil series
names are linked to their associated page within the CA Soil Resource
Lab's online soil survey, SoilWeb
SPARKvue is designed for scientific inquiry in biology, chemistry, earth
science, environmental science, physics, and physical science. SPARKvue
can record data from internal
accelerometer, with no additional hardware needed.
"3D Sun" lets you carry a virtual window onto today's sun, right in your
pocket. Open this app anytime to see what's happening today on the
sun's ever-changing surface. See when major solar flares erupt on the
sun's surface. Track sunspots that reveal the churning activity inside
the sun's fiery inferno.
Brain Tutor 3D uses rendered head and brain models that were created
from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. This allows to look
"inside" the head using real-time slicing. For students, medical
professional and everyone interested in the brain, the program contains
information about major parcellation schemes of the cerebral cortex,
including lobes, gyri, sulci and Brodmann areas.
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