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This page contains links to resources to help students gain literacy in the sciences and mathematics. The multifaceted internal offering is called Science Literacy Resources. There are also links here to other helpful sites.

Resources on the WeirdWildWeb

The WeirdWildWeb contains resources to help students cultivate science literacy. They are under development and some parts come and go depending on how the work is going. Click on the icon below to start browsing.

Resources on the World Wide Web

Astronomy

Astronomical Image Library (search and index service)

The Astronomy Cafe (including a huge archive of questions and answers)

Earth and Sky (radio series on the net)

Chemistry

WWW Chemistry Guide (A comprehensive and evaluated guide to web sites related to chemistry and the chemical industry. Its mission consists in collecting and independently annotating all useful chemistry sites.)

Chemistry Lectures (great notes)

Chemistry Internet Guide (comprehensive list of resources)

Chemistry Teaching Resources (list of links)

Web Elements (famous, comprehensive periodic table)

All about the Periodic Table (a good site for the basics)

Evolution

Darwin Correspondence Project (comprehensive site offing insight into Darwin's mind based on his voluminous correspondence)

Immunology

Hidden Killers (great site containing basic information on viruses from 1998's Thinkquest competition)

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (speaking of viruses...)

Mathematics

History of Mathematics (University of St. Andrews)

Vector Calculus (University of Minnesota)

Neuroscience

Neuroscience for Kids (pretty good for the rest of us, too)

Physics

Particle Physics: Standard Model (Fermilab; nice diagram)

Quantum Mechanics: Schroedinger's Cat (good description complete with wave functions!)

Neutrino Detection: List of Sites (Yahoo)

Physics Video Lectures (from Free-Ed.net)

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