Lakes in an Ocean
We know the Earth isn't flat – in any sense of the word. We see
mountains – valleys – hills – and holes. And the seafloor is just as
diverse a landscape. But did you know that in certain places on the
seafloor, like in the Gulf of Mexico, there are even underwater lakes
The Sitka Sound Science Center in Alaska produced these short marine
debris videos to promote individual responsibility. They are meant to
make an overwhelming topic easier to swallow. Let us know what you
think and you are welcome to post them anywhere you like. We'd love to
know if you use them and where.
Hypertexts for Biomedical Sciences
This page is a launching point for a detailed description of different anatomical components. Set aside a chunk of time, because this resource goes deep with an impressive amount of detail.
Science Game Center
This site contains games that be used to improve education in math and science. It is a place where users can describe their experiences with math and science games, gather information on game strengths and weaknesses, and share tips on how to use games to help students reach their educational goals.
Myths of Human Genetics
Let’s not raise our hands to say how many of us have been guilty of these misinterpretations, oversimplifications or just downright errors. The myths are useful for teaching purposes, and we should be careful to let our students know when we are using them.
Burn Baby Burn – A Lesson on Muscle Fatigue
The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about the function of skeletal muscle and the effects of fatigue on these muscles.
The Science of Sand
This site contains 250 sand samples from throughout the US. Just click on a site and there are pictures of the beach where the sand came from as well as 1X, 2X and 3X magnifications and the reflectance spectrum of the sand for some samples.
You can even have your students collect a sand sample, clean it and send it to Charles F. Lindgren to post on the website.
United States samples page:
NOAA Announces the End of Paper Nautical Chart Production (OCS)
The Office of Coast Survey has announced that the production of
traditional paper nautical charts will cease on April 13, 2014. For
many years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has printed the
charts and distributed them to a nationwide network of chart vendors.
For the past decade, NOAA has built the systems, products,
partnerships, and distribution systems to support the maritime
industry's evolution from stock paper charts to digital files.
Accelerating the changeover is the increasing popularity of
Print-on-Demand charts, which are updated at the time of printing and
thus avoid the long gaps between updates on printed charts. NOAA and
the FAA Aeronautical Navigation Products Division coordinated
theannouncement and will launch a public education effort to inform
users of the imminent change.