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Virtual Science

In the current environment of declining resources, increasing student numbers and increasing demands on the time of both students and academics, the Internet offers an exciting alternative to traditional science teaching and learning.

The following list contains examples of the types of interactive science teaching resources available on the web. Although the list is by no means complete, an attempt has been made to include a variety of activities, representing as many disciplines as possible and to include Australian examples where they were available. If you are using any of these resources or have found more appropriate resources, we welcome your comments. If you are interested in evaluating any of these web sites, please contact UniServe Science.

Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips: Creating Student Perspective for Online Earth Science Education http://trex.tamu.edu/faculty/herbert/98Golden/

An Interglacial estuarine deposit at Largs, New South Wales, Australia http://www.newcastle.edu.au/department/gl/shaun/molluscs.htm

Glacial Geology at University of Cincinnati http://tvl1.geo.uc.edu/ice/glacier.html

Plant collecting in Western New South Wales http://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/australian-plants/australian-plants.html

Fossil Forest near Lulworth Cove, southern England http://www.soton.ac.uk/~imw/forest.htm

Intertidal Zone Field Trip http://redbaron.bishops.ntc.nf.ca/wells/fieldtrp/field.htm

Physical Geology Virtual Field Trips (Big Bend National Park and Texas Hill Country) http://geoweb.tamu.edu/courses/geol101/herbert/fieldtrips/fieldtrips.html

Virtual Laboratories

Virtual Flylab http://vflylab.angis.org.au/

Virtual Dating http://vearthquake.calstatela.edu/VirtualDating/

The Internet Psychology Laboratory http://kahuna.psych.uiuc.edu/ipl/

Physics 2000 Applets http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/applets/

The Virtual Laboratory (mainly physics) http://physicsweb.org/TIPTOP/VLAB/

Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~lane/rvls.html

Electrophoresis Simulation Site http://www.rit.edu/~pac8612/electro/E_Sim.html

Interactive Biochemistry http://cti.itc.Virginia.EDU/~cmg/

SkyView - Virtual Telescope http://skyview.gsfc.nasa.gov/skyview.html

Real World Data

Modern and Fossil Pollen Data at the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pollen.html

El Niņo Theme Page http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/toga-tao/el-nino/nino-home.html

Bureau of Meteorology - temperatures, rainfall, satellite maps http://www.bom.gov.au/

Update on Current Volcanic Activity http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/current_volcs/current.html

Weather Climate and Drought - Vegetation greenness change maps - based on satellite imagery - show the relative change in the density of vegetation http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/climate/

Data Sets from Statistics at UCLA http://www.stat.ucla.edu/data/

International Data Base at the US Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbnew.html

Case Studies

Case Studies in Science http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/cases/case.html

Case Studies from Statistics at UCLA http://www.stat.ucla.edu/cases/

Your Genes, Your Choice http://ehrweb.aaas.org/ehr/books/contents.html

Energy and the Environment http://energy.fullerton.edu/case-ideas.html

Science in the News

Chance and Data in the News http://www.ni.com.au/mercury/mathguys/mercindx.htm

Nova - Science in the News http://www.science.org.au/nova/

In the news http://www.geologylink.com/news/

Science News (Excite) http://news.excite.com/more/science/

NASA Science News http://www.earthsciencenews.com/

Real World Problems and Experiences

Virtual Workshop - Transport of East Asian Dust Pall Across the Pacific http://capita.wustl.edu/ASIA-FAREAST/

Science in the Courtroom http://www.geology.ohio-state.edu/~lahm/

Toxic Legacy - Hazardous Waste and the Lessons of Woburn, Massachusetts http://www2.shore.net/~dkennedy/woburn.html

Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre http://www.aip.com.au/frames/amosc.html


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