Real World Design Challenge
“The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation’s leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace.”
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome | America’s Original Living Museum of Antique Airplanes! – Welcome!
“Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has one of the world’s greatest collections of flying pioneer, WW-I, and Lindbergh era airplanes. Started by Cole Palen over a half century ago, it lives on as a volunteer run not-for-profit aerodrome, museum, air show and provider of thrilling biplane rides.
Come join enthusiasts from around the world for . . .
“The Greatest Show Off Earth!””
National Air and Space Museum Overview
“The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum maintains the largest collection of historic air and spacecraft in the world. It is also a vital center for research into the history, science, and technology of aviation and space flight, as well as planetary science and terrestrial geology and geophysics. “
Longitudinal and Transverse Wave Motion
“Mechanical Waves are waves which propagate through a material medium (solid, liquid, or gas) at a wave speed which depends on the elastic and inertial properties of that medium. There are two basic types of wave motion for mechanical waves: longitudinal waves and transverse waves. The animations below demonstrate both types of wave and illustrate the difference between the motion of the wave and the motion of the particles in the medium through which the wave is travelling.”
When Astronomy Met Computer Science | Cosmology | DISCOVER Magazine
“Digital sky surveys and real-time telescopic
observations are unleashing an unprecedented flood
of information. Astronomers have recently created new tools to sift through all that data, which could contain answers
to some of the greatest questions in cosmology.”
The Innovative Educator: 100 Video Sites Every Educator Should Bookmark
“multimedia experience. You can find a great amount of helpful material on these sites, including videos to augment your lessons, lectures to inspire students, documentaries to show them how things work, and loads of additional videos to help you become a better, smarter teacher. “
Physics In Flux » WNY Physics Teachers Alliance
“students take on the role of research team surrounding one of 12 different types of labs on any given unit.”
Those memories begin in 1966, and long lines of interesting aircraft spring to mind. “Monthan” is Davis-Monthan Air Force base at Tucson, Arizona. Home of AMARC * or MASDC * as it was known when I first “scouted” it out, travelling there all the way from Scotland. As a schoolboy, I had seen a few photographs of a “Boneyard” in Arizona. They showed stacks of Republic F-84F and F-84G Thunderjets piled four high, that captivated me, it still does. I have made several trips to Tucson and hope to visit a few more times. In this section I will be adding photos and slides taken during these visits, mostly in 1968, when I spent two days walking the base with my good friend Tom Baillie.
NOVA | Build a Bridge
“Four open spans need bridges. You’ve just been put in charge of deciding which type of bridge is best for each of those four spans. Are you up to the task? Let’s find out.
First, you’ll want to take a good look at each site. Then you’ll want to research each of the four kinds of bridges that you can choose from. Only then will you be ready to try your hand at building a bridge—actually four of them! Follow the steps below: ”
BioDigital Human Intro: Explore the Body in 3D! – YouTube
” The BioDigital Human is an HTML5 bases platform for medicine and healthcare. Using 3-D, Web-GL visualization the BioDigital Human serves as an interactive tool for medical students to access complex human anatomy in a simple web browser. The surgical and disease-state animations embedded into the interface provide an interactive visual-aid for medical device and pharmaceutical sales reps to explain medical concepts to healthcare practitioners. As anatomical landmarks are paired with embedded education, instructive and training information, the BioDigital Human is the most intuitive way for data groups to organize and navigate medical information. “
Teachers Network: How to Teach High School Science
“Web Mentors Teachers Helpline: How-To Articles: Teach High School Science”
50 Years Of The KC-135 – YouTube
The KC-135, although similar, is NOT a modified Boeing 707. Excellent documentary on the KC-135 Stratotanker including details on the tri-level refueling that earned the 1967 Mackay Trophy. Also included is a first hand account of towing a crippled F-4 Phantom. This mission received the 1983 Mackay Trophy.
VAF Wx Center
US weather maps – extensive collection of current weather information of interest to aviation
Astronauts Carry Out Early Maneuvers on 163-Orbit Journey
On Oct. 11, 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, was launched with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard.