BBC – History: World Wars in-depth
“Our world has been shaped by two all-consuming conflicts – and by a global superpower stand-off that brought the world to the brink of destruction.”
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Students & Educators
“Resources for Teachers & Students
AIAA offers and sponsors a wealth of resources to support educators at both the university level and K-12: publications & online tools, classroom grants, our Educator Associate Program, informative aerospace links. “
BBC – History – Alexander Fleming
“Fleming was a Scottish bacteriologist and Nobel Prize winner, best known for his discovery of penicillin”
Friends of Berkeley Lab
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, the Friends of Science is a forum for individuals who share the desire to enhance knowledge and understanding of science and technology. We are educators, students, community members, laboratory employees, and anyone else with a curiosity about the natural world and our understanding of it.
The Noon Day Project
“The Noon Day Project
Measuring the Circumference of the Earth
The Goal of the Noon Day Project is to have students measure the circumference of the earth using a method that was first used by Eratosthenes over 2000 years ago.
Students at various sites around the world will measure shadows cast by a meter stick and compare their results.
From this data students will be able to calculate the circumference of the earth.”
Learn to Fly | Flying Magazine
Articles related to learning to fly and teaching flying
Tom Lehrer CHEMISTRY element song – YouTube
“CHEMISTRY element song”
125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology | Open Culture
“125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology “
NASA – About Teaching From Space
“helping educators make science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, come alive for learners. Each experience and resource offered through Teaching From Space is intended to be unique and accessible and to provide real-life connections to the world of STEM.
Science Online | BayAreaScience.org
“KQED QUEST is a weekly half-hour high-definition multimedia series that shines a light on scientific discoveries, goes behind the scenes on research expeditions, and explores ongoing issues of technological, biological, and environmental significance all with a local focus featuring Bay Area locations, experts, and organizations.”
Mathboarding: Next Vista for Learning
“This video was contributed as part of the Free Tech for Teachers-Next Vista for Learning 90-Second Video Contest in the spring of 2011.”
How to Encourage Critical Thinking in Science and Math | Teaching Science and Math
Encouraging students to use critical thinking is more than an extension activity in science and math lessons, it is the basis of true learning.
Girls With Wings 2010 – YouTube
“‘Girls With Wings’ is a reality based broadcast series (including content
for web and mobile) and feature length documentary film about women who fly. This is the place where you will meet the coolest, smartest, sexiest and most adventurous women on the planet. Other women talk about their dreams and fantasies, ‘Girls With Wings’ live them every day. ‘Girls With Wings’ will help to inspire the next generation of women pilots!”
Women Of NASA LaRC
The Women of NASA (WON) Langley Reseach Center (LaRC) website!
The WON LaRC website showcases diversified, professional (civil service)
women from NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) many of which support
NASA outreach programs such as the LaRC Federal Women’s Program
Committee, the LaRC Speakers Bureau, the HEP@NASA LaRC program, and
LaRC Diversity Awareness Committee.
Read the WON profiles of the diverse women working at our NASA center
and some of the reviews from their student/teacher/parent visitors. Don’t
forget to frequently visit this page to read about the latest participants
since this list of profiles is sure to grow!
Latina Women Of NASA
We welcome you to read our featured profiles of diverse Latina women working at NASA centers across our nation – just click on their names below. “
Life on the Road as a Pilot: Scholarship Announcement from Girls With Wings
“I fly because every time I get in my airplane I am pushing myself to become a better version of myself. Flying requires you to be a good listener, detail-oriented, and build a value system which is constantly requiring you to evaluate your skill and accept constructive criticism from others. It has built faith in myself and has allowed me to listen to that voice inside which says this is a blast and shows me what I am capable of. I want to be that encourager of other girls and women who think that aviation is something that could be fun to be a part of but never give it a second thought.”
Penelope’s Page – an online Aviation Magazine for girls
women of aerobatic flying. Women like Patty Wagstaff, U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and inductee to the National Aviation Hall of Fame, Betty Skelton-Frankman, the U.S. Feminine Aerobatic Champion in 1948, 1949 and 1950.
AOPA Aviation Summit: AOPA flight training scholarship winners announced
“Recognizing that the cost of learning to fly can pose a significant barrier for some student pilots, AOPA earlier this year established two $5,000 flight training scholarships—the AOPA Flight Training Scholarship and the Erral Lea Plymate Memorial Scholarship. In addition, Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA) and Jeppesen—two of the world’s leading providers of flight training materials—approached AOPA to provide scholarship funds as well.
To qualify, applicants had to hold a student pilot certificate but not yet a pilot certificate, complete an online application, and receive two recommendations.”
PT6 Nation by Pratt and Whitney Canada | The Legend
“The PT6 engine offers unrivalled versatility, durability and reliability, and it’s no wonder. The engine was first developed more than 50 years ago, and since then Pratt & Whitney Canada has created more than 130 applications for business, commuter, utility and trainer aircraft and helicopters. In its long and illustrious history, the PT6 engine has logged more than 350 million hours of flight.”
New England Air Museum – Education Overview
“The New England Air Museum inspires students of all ages through innovative and hands-on education programs in support of Connecticut’s frameworks for science, history and technology. These lessons and activities can be delivered independently or to supplement a visit to the New England Air Museum. Hands-on Build and Fly activities spark the imagination, challenge the inquisitive mind, and can serve as an engaging anticipatory setting for further study in science, history and technology. “
Discovery Center Classroom Programs | Educate at Connecticut Science Center
“The Discovery Center Science Programs address specific State Science Standards and can be applied to a range of grade levels. In each session, the students themselves will be active participants in performing experiments, discovering the reality behind the science and learning how it can be used to impact their own lives. Each of these programs model one 45 minute classroom period of an inquiry-based series of lessons and all use simple, inexpensive and easy to obtain materials.”
Video Training Tip | King Schools
“This month´s video tip: Tips for Good Landings
Martha gives you helpful hints on using a sight picture, power setting, and aiming point for a good landing every time.”
Flying Magazine | The World’s Most Widely Read Aviation Magazine
Worms in Space
“an experiment to determine whether corn ear worms can survive or the pupation rate affected by a zero gravity space flight, with the ultimate purpose of being utilized in some capacity in an interplanetary colonizing. We have created this blog to allow our students the opportunity to comment and keep up with what each school is doing regarding this experiment.”
NASA – JSC Engineering – Active Response Gravity Offload System
“The Active Response Gravity Offload System (ARGOS) is designed to simulate reduced gravity environments, such as Lunar, Martian, or microgravity, using an overhead gantry crane system. ARGOS supplies continuous offload of a portion of a subject’s weight during dynamic motions such as walking, running, and jumping, to simulate Lunar, Martian or microgravity. “
HARRISON FORD: Just Another Pilot – YouTube
“Harrison Ford shares his love of aviation, flying his DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver, his Bell 408 Helicopter, or several of his other airplanes. He shares some insight on the difficulties of filming Six Days, Seven Nights, and his desire and challenge in actually being the pilot in command for the flying scenes.
The story of the CAFE Foundation
“CAFE’s charter purpose of conducting and sharing accurate and detailed flight research and other information about personal aircraft and the many components and technologies that apply to such aircraft. In the future, it will hopefully domicile a great deal more of the cutting edge information about aerodynamics and air vehicles.”
The 2011 CAFE Green Flight Challenge
“10 Teams Officially Registered for
2011 CAFE Green Flight Challenge
The CAFE Foundation has completed Design Review and registration for 10 teams to compete in the 2011 flight competition. These teams include one major university and are from states all across the USA. Their sizes vary widely, as can be seen in the table below. As hoped, teams will campaign with a wide range of energy sources; mogas, diesel, bio-diesel, hydrogen and electricity. The qualifications of the team leaders and members are very impressive.”
B29 Fifi enroute to Oshkosh, 2011 w/P51’s
“David Oliver, 29, takes us behind the scenes as he and other crew members fly the world’s only airworthy B-29, “FIFI,” to Oshkosh for AirVenture 2011. Take a quick tour of the plane, learn how it flies, and watch four P-51s escort the bomber to OSH.”
Fliers At Seattle End World Flight of 27,000 Miles
On Sept. 28, 1924, two United States Army planes landed in Seattle, Washington, having completed the first round-the-world flight in 175 days.
Rate of Work: Next Vista for Learning
“This video was a finalist for the 2011 Macworld-Next Vista for Learning 60-Second Video Contest.”
Approach and Landing
An excellent discussion of approaches and landings
Cosmos – Eratosthenes calculates Earth’s circumference – YouTube
“In the 3rd century BCE, Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the Earth to high precision.”
Science Friday Archives: Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar
“Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar
Insert your joke here. Can jokes with a science twist be funny? And can they ever appeal to a mass audience? Host Ira Flatow and guests exchange jokes (and possibly some groans) as they discuss the challenges of making science funny, and whether having a sense of humor can help scientists communicate their work to the public.”
“Brian Malow is a science comedian and video correspondent for Time.com”
Comedian Tim Lee – Home
Tim wasn’t supposed to be a comedian. A biologist by training, he graduated magna cum laude from UC San Diego with honors in biology. He went on to complete his PhD at UC Davis. He spent years developing simulation and analytical models of population dynamics
CUNY TV » City University Television » Science & U!
“Science & U! explores the world of science, taking the headlines and information you need and showing its importance in our everyday life. From technology, research and health to kids, humor and the arts each program explores these topics in clear, concise and engaging presentations”
Science&U!: Science, Techonology and Outer Space – YouTube
includes segments on Robotics in surgery and FIRST competition – Susan Brustein Robotics Coach, Marko Mandil Robotics Surgery Patient, Ana Martinez FIRST NY Regional Director, Gregory Matloff Professor of Physics, New York City College of Technology, Sarah Oberlander Robotics Coach, MD Nirau Petal Cardiologist, Lenox Hill Hospital
Science Today: Beyond the Headlines
Physics 101: What Our Next President Needs to Know – YouTube
Physics 101: What Our Next President Needs to Know Rich Muller, author of Physics for Future Presidents, argues that the next president can’t afford to be ignorant about the science behind terrorism, nuclear dangers, energy, space, and global warming. Muller, a MacArthur Fellow, Berkeley Lab physicist, and one of the most popular lecturers at UC Berkeley, discusses what it takes to survive in today’s increasingly dangerous world — information essential to the next commander-in-chief. He presented his talk Oct. 13, 2008.
Weather on Mars – David Hinson (SETI Talks) – YouTube
The mission of the SETI Institute is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe.
SETI maintains a Youtube channel with videos featuring lectures and education on some of SETI’s project, including the Allen Telescope Array.
Climb High! » We Built The Most Amazing Bridges
“Get ready to get blown away by our bridges. Most bridges are suspension bridges but there are some arch bridges and truss bridges.
The bridges are made with ALL KINDS of materials like popsicle sticks, wire, cardboard, paper mache, pasta, metal, hockey sticks, and wood. Hailey’s was the smallest and Janaya’s was the biggest. All of our bridges were interesting and amazing. They showed what we knew about strength, decks, approaches, holding a load (weight), reinforcements and all kinds of bridge stuff.”