STEM Sites

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PHeT

Did you ever want to see the halflife of radioactive elements but Uranium was too hard to find?
Or see the orbits of planets a binary star system but couldn’t afford to go into space?
This site contains a mind blowing amount of physics, biology, chemistry and earth science simulators that will run on any computer, no materials required.
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BrainPOP

Here you can join everyone’s favorite human-robot duo, Tim and Moby, at home. 20120820-122622.jpg

TED Ed

TED Ed is kind of BrainPOP for adults. Short, animated talks range from an introduction to particle physics to answering big questions, like why we can’t see evidence of alien life. 20120821-101402.jpg

NOVA

NOVA is a PBS program that for years has been bringing research and discovery into the spotlight. Here you can find episodes of past broadcasts and even learn about the secret lives of scientists. 20120820-123424.jpg

Exploratorium

The exploratorium museum of science, arts and human perception offers a great section of interactive activities to explore areas like the science of music, the Mars Curiosity Rover and the human body. 20120820-123734.jpg

BWL Games!

BWL’s own Ms. Swearingen has made it a goal of hers to put the “cool” back into “school.” Although English teachers may have a problem with the new spelling – “scool” – no one can argue that the games she and her students have created are a great resource. Here you can find familiar game show simulators to help students review chemistry, and engineering challenges that aid in microscope assembly. 20120828-120227.jpg

How Stuff Works

Want to know why stars collapse? Or how birds evolved? Or what déjà vu is? Find the answers to all these questions and more on How Stuff Works. 20120820-124154.jpg

Powers of Ten

A tool to zoom in and out of our universe by factors of ten. It goes all the way to the outer limits of what our telescopes can detect to the inner limits of what our microscopes can see.

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TED

TED features some of the world’s greatest lecturers giving some of the world’s greatest presentations on some of the world’s greatest stages. Topics range from robotic technologies to controlling prosthetics with brain power. A site well worth checking out. 20120820-165656.jpg

PSYBlog

A psychology site that features articles all about how the mind works (and how it often doesn’t work the way we think). 20120820-165930.jpg

EcoFriend

This site traces the use of renewable energy technologies over the past 8000 years while keeping up to date on emerging sources of green power. 20120820-170440.jpg

Smithsonian Education Online

A planetarium in a bottle; The Smithsonian Museum features a great application that demonstrates the true scale of the universe.

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Art and Science Journal

This free journal is run by college students and explores what happens when the arts, nature and technology collide.

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BBC Science

This is the BBC’s brainchild, and can be used to teach and learn science even in the Unites States. It contains experiments, lessons and cutting edge news.

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Hawking

The official Stephen Hawking website. Just visiting will increase your knowledge of black holes tenfold.

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PopSci

A magazine dedicated to making science understandable while relating the coolest discoveries in the field.

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MindLab

Mind lab is a tool that shows just how the brain an be fooled by optical illusions. A great way to explore human perception.

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