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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Some on-Line tutorials & references for buccaneer scholars

On-Line Tutorials & References

BiologyChemistryEarth ScienceMathPhysicsOther

Alphabetical listing of lessons & guides [to be added here eventually]

Biology Tutorials and References

DNA strandsAmphibian Embryology Tutorial from University of Wisconsin
Biology4Kids - the basics of Biology, plus the scientific method and how scientists classify living things.
The Biology Project from the University of Arizona - not just Cell Biology!
Cells alive! - includes great videos of cells in action!
Dictionary of Cell Biology - courtesy of Glasgow University, UK
DNA: - The Instruction Manual For All Life
Morgan Genetics Tutorial
Talk.Origins - outstanding exploration of the creation/evolution controversy
University Arizona Student Biology Page - research papers and bio links

Chemistry Tutorials and References

American Elements - properties & applications of each of the elements
Chem4Kids - the basics of Chemistry, plus the periodic table and the concept of matter
Food & Science - a lesson on chemistry and nutrition
General, Organic, and Biochemistry from University of Akron
Molecular Visualization Freeware - Free software for showing 3D images of molecules
Graphic above courtesy of Natl. Mole Day Fdn.

Earth Science Tutorials and References

Earth photoEarth’s Active Volcanoes by geographic region
Earth’s Interior and Plate Tectonics - Educator’s Reference Desk Lesson Plan
About Earthquakes - from the U.S. Geological Survey
Terrarum - Activities about land masses, oceans, the atmosphere, and environment
Solar System Formation - a tutorial with three difficulty levels

Math Tutorials and References

rulerBasic Math video lessons
Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus Resource Page
Mathematics from Cornell University - grades K–12 links to web sites offering tutorials and on-line help in math, including calculus, algebra, geometry, graphing and pi, to name a few!
Math Refresher - Elements of algebra and of trigonometry, including wonderful, plain-English explanations of what they are and what they're good for
On-Line Tutorials for Finite Mathematics & Applied Calculus (not all links work)
A Short Course in Trigonometry

Physics Tutorials and References

The Physics Classroom - many high school topics: vectors, momentum, waves, light, etc.
The Physics Classroom - Newton's Laws [high school level]
Physics Online - Demos used for undergrad physics course and other resources
Physics4Kids - activities and info about motion, light, forces, to electricity
Physics Tutorials from University of Guelph, Canada
Physics 2000 from the University of Colorado - learn how 20th Century science has led to some high tech devices. Includes animated Applet demos.

Other Tutorials and References

Ask the Experts from Scientific American - ask experts any question you have about the areas of Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, computers, our environment, Geology, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics. Or check out the Ask the Experts archive and see what others have asked!
Encyclopedia Brittanica
Beginners (formerly FreeSkills) - On-line tutorials on hundreds of software programs
The Nine Planets - a multimedia tour of the solar system, including the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets
Recurring Science Misconceptions in K-6 Textbooks - not a tutorial, but a fascinating personal look at "bad science" [usually just over-simplified] to which we have all been exposed

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